The slacker's backup

Subject: Storage | May 29, 2008 - 02:18 PM |

Backing up your data can be a bit of a pain for the unmotivated.  You have to choose what to back up, find a medium to back it up to and remember to place the backed up data somewhere safe and that you can find if you need it.  For the motivated, as in those who have suffered a loss of personal data, it is still a bit time consuming, but unquestionably worth the investment.  CPU3D is opting for a mid ground, with the DVS Online Backup service, read on to see why.

Source: CPU3D

Western Digital Velociraptor hits Newegg

Subject: Storage | May 28, 2008 - 12:11 PM |

If you haven't heard about the Western Digital VelociRaptor hard drive then you should definitely read our review of the product and prepare to be impressed. 

Thecus Technology Partners with Farstone Technology to Provide DriveClone Pro 5.0

Subject: Storage | May 20, 2008 - 06:50 PM |

Thecus Technology Partners with Farstone Technology to Provide DriveClone Pro 5.0

Backup is an essential element for computer users and network administrators. There are many possibilities that a user can lose all or part of their files due to computer viruses, accidental deletion or hardware failure.

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

A Surprisingly Robust Update

OCZ's second solid state drive to hit the PC Perspective labs takes all the good features of the previous version while fixing those nagging sustained transfer rate issues. Could this be the SSD that makes you drop your hard earned cash?

GreenPower gets bigger

Subject: Storage | May 19, 2008 - 04:24 PM |

Western Digital extended their Caviar lineup to include the GreenPower series.  Costing a bit more, but with various powersaving enhancements inside, they were mostly aimed at the enterprise level.  The powersaving technologies did slow the performance a bit, something most enthusiasts would never accept.  OCIA's testing of the Western Digital Cavia

Source: OCIA

Extra storage space, and cheats

Subject: Storage | May 15, 2008 - 05:39 PM |

The Lexar Gaming Edition 2GB SD Card and 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo is for console gamers looking for some extra space and a few cheats tossed in as a bonus.  They will work with the PS3 and Wii, and with the Xploder Lite software you can even get some save games for a few popular titles.  Check it out at Red & Blackness Mods.

Bigger isn't always better

Subject: Storage | May 12, 2008 - 05:53 PM |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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