Bigger isn't always better

Subject: Storage | May 12, 2008 - 05:53 PM |
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The Super Talent Pico drive lineup is very impressive, if you are looking for compact storage.  The biggest drive, 8Gb, is only 1.5" long and the others shrink from that.  Bjorn3D thought that a little decoration, like an LED fro activity would be a nice touch, but that overall these drives are some of the best they have seen.  Just make sure not to drop one, you may never see it again.

Source: Bjorn3D

Thecus N5200 Series Brings Surveillance to Property Owners with Network Camera Functionality

Subject: Storage | May 12, 2008 - 09:32 AM |
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Thecus N5200 Series Brings Surveillance to Property Owners with Network Camera Functionality

Many property owners are victims of property break-ins and therefore would spend a fortune on surveillance systems to protect their properties. Normally, these equipments involve complicated operations and are always confusing to users, not to mention they are always expensive. It would not be economical to home owners. Thecus has brought a low-cost but effective alternative by incorporating network camera on to Thecus N5200 series products.

Sometimes it's the warranty that does it

Subject: Storage | May 6, 2008 - 01:58 PM |
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Phoronix compared a pair of 4GB Secure Digital High Capacity cards, one from OCZ and one from Crucial.  They used hdparm to compare performance, and each clocked in around 13MB/s, with the OCZ being a tiny bit faster.  Since they both cost the same, and the performance difference is unnoticeable,
the lifetime warranty on the on the Crucial SDHC really stands out.

Source: 3DCenter

Flask drive

Subject: Storage | May 1, 2008 - 01:46 PM |
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The GStor Wave bears a strong resemblance to a hip flask, and serves a similar purpose; to keep something important, but hard to carry around both close to you and safe.  In this case, it stores bits, not booze; it still keeps your data safe from accidental droppage
or spillage.  Hardware Zone's review takes a quick look at the 4 sizes and 5 colours th

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Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
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Our first SSD test

Our first review of a solid state disk compares the OCZ 64GB SATA-I model to the new VelociRaptor hard drive as well as other desktop HDDs and even another 2.5" notebook drive from Western Digital. The results are incredibly interesting though not as impressive as originally hoped.

I want my i-Ram

Subject: Storage | April 24, 2008 - 12:31 PM |
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Almost three years ago, Gigabyte launched the i-RAM solid state storage deviceThere hasn't been an update to this product since, even though DDR2 has come and gone in that time and there is a new generation of SATA ; an updated version would be nice Gigabyte.  You can see why this product needs an update in X-bit Labs latest storage article.  They compare the new Solid State Disks we have seen relea

Source: X-Bit Labs

Bursting with flavour

Subject: Storage | April 21, 2008 - 12:01 PM |
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Who knew VelociRaptors would be so well received, after all that bad press they got from Spielburg?  Western Digital's new take on the Raptor series is a 2.5" drive in a 3.5" container, most of which is heatsink.  The burst speed on this drive isn't quite double that of the RaptorX, but it is close enough; HD Tach 3.0.4.0 puts it at 247.8MB/s compared to 132.7, and the Random Access Time has dropped by 1.2ms at the same time.  Read Ryan's full review of this brilliant SATA 3.0 GB/s update to WD's Raptor lin

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Manufacturer: Western Digital
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Introduction and Specifications

The incredibly popular Raptor series of drives gets an upgrade today with the introduction of the Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB hard drive. There is more to this update than just a capacity bump; performance gets a noticeable boost as well!

Drive switching made easy

Subject: Storage | April 18, 2008 - 02:50 PM |
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Mitron's Duplus DUP-35 HDD Selector lets you switch between two hard drives with the twist of the wrist.  Unlike the USB docks, the Duplus requires you to shut the PC off to switch between modes; the modes being either drive singly or both active at once.  You can set up two completely isolated PC configurations for safety or privacy, or give yourself a dual boot machine without playing with LILO or any of the other tricks needed to get two OSs on one machine.  Drop by Overclocker's Online fo

Supersized portable storage, with extras

Subject: Storage | April 14, 2008 - 01:51 PM |
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The Western Digital 160GB Passport offers you 160Gb of portable storage, at an affordable price.  The drawback compared to solid state drives is the relative fragility of the drive.  BCCHardware found the external shell is very easily breakable, but the fact that this uses platters to hold the data makes it very vulnerable to impact.  There is also a large number of pre-installed utilities that may be a positive or a neg

Source: BCCHardware