Subject: Storage | November 11, 2009 - 04:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Crucial is jumping into the SSD market with their 256GB M225 SSD. It uses the Indilinx Barefoot controller and a 64MB cache chip from Elpida along with a fairly unique dual PCB implementation to house the MLC flash chips. The testing that Think Computers performed against a similar drive, the OCZ Agility showed both drives
Subject: Storage | November 10, 2009 - 02:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FREMONT, Calif., November 10, 2009 — Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced two new Flash Survivor GT USB flash drives. The new drives are available in capacities of 32GB and 64GB, and feature the same ultra-durable metal housing found on all Flash Survivor models, along with the signature red GT highlights.
“The Flash Survivor GT is the ultimate flash drive for users requiring both high speed and extreme ruggedness,” said John Beekley, VP of Technical Marketing at Corsair.
Subject: Storage | November 4, 2009 - 11:16 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Jose, California - November 4, 2009 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 RAIDDrive, which supports transfer speeds up to ten times faster than USB 2.0 drives.
Subject: Storage | November 3, 2009 - 08:00 AM | Allyn Malventano
Western Digital puts out some great hard drives, as well as the Velociraptor series of 10,000 RPM disks. What has always held them back from full adoption across the enterprise environments has been lack of support for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS). Today WD rectifies this with their first enterprise class SAS unit - the S25. From the specs and physical description it appears to be a reworked 300GB Velociraptor. We'll get you hard performance figures as soon as the huge demand from the OEM's subsides.
Subject: Storage | November 2, 2009 - 05:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has put their hands on a piece of storage hardware, the Kanguru's e-Flash eSATA/USB thumb drive. It looks like a normal flash drive, barring a slightly longer overall length, but it hides two heads. One is the usual USB 2.0 connection but the head on the other end is new and unique. It combines the speed of eSATA with USBs ability to deliver power in a hybrid connector. You won't find too many motherboard headers that already have this plug, but that is not a problem thanks to the PCI backplate with power and SATA cables.
Subject: Storage | November 2, 2009 - 01:57 AM | Allyn Malventano
Highpoint recently announced availability of their SATA3 / SATA 6Gb/s host adapters. While their introductory price seems a bit high as compared to other offerings we've recently reviewed, it is still great to see new tech catching on at full speed.
Their official press release appears after the pic.
ASUS brings the goods
Everyone is talking about USB 3.0, but we are actually testing it. Read this article if you want to see how ASUS' first motherboard with integrated SATA 6G and USB 3.0 controllers performs against SATA-II and USB 2.0 devices. Is the hype surrounding USB 3.0 worth the hassle and how much is it going to cost you to upgrade?
SATA 6G shows up early
SATA 6G technology is being paraded around by motherboard manufacturers as one of the main reasons to upgrade your motherboard in the coming months but do the advantages really make the upgrade worthwhile? And how do these current SATA 6G implementations actually work? We look at the ASUS P7P55D Premium and an early sample of a Seagate SATA 6.0 Gb/s hard drive to see how the hype stands up.
Subject: Storage | October 28, 2009 - 01:00 PM | Allyn Malventano
I just got off of a conference call with Intel where they announced reaching a development milestone in the area of Phase Change Memory. PCM is exciting tech to me because it has the fast access times of RAM and the non-volatility of Flash memory.
Subject: Storage | October 27, 2009 - 06:20 PM | Ryan Shrout
Yesterday some news began filtering in to me that there were some potential issues with the newly released Intel X25-M firmware that updates the G2 drives to support the TRIM command as well as boosting write speeds. (You can read all about the new features and performance of the new firmware in our article here.) That news was basically confirmed today when Intel sent along a note saying they had pulled the new firmware until they could figure out the issue: