Subject: Storage | March 28, 2006 - 12:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BTX Form Factor explores the upcoming hard drive technology, perpendicular storage. By keeping the magnetic particles used for storage standing vertically instead of lying them on the surface, much greater storage density can be reached. This requires a new manufacturing process that they briefly touch on as well.
"Hard Disk Drives store all our most valuable data, our contacts, email, family photos and the
like, but increasingly space is getting cramped in drives...
Subject: Storage | March 24, 2006 - 02:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TECHGAGE looks at the biggest and fastest 2.5 HDD from Seagate, the Momentus 5400.3 160GB. Living out of a laptop is becoming more common, and this drive looks to address almost any storage need, without forcing you to carry around external drives in your bag.
If you demand to be mobile and still have the hard drive space you need, then you should look at
the Seagate Momentus 5400.3.
Subject: Storage | March 16, 2006 - 01:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Plextor 250GB Network Attached Storage device is based around a 250GB Hitachi RoHS drive which features a 7,200 rpm spindle speed and an 8MB cache, more than enough for the 100BaseT interface (ie. Cat5e). Read the full review at Ben's Custom Cases to learn about all the tricks the included software can do, from easy backups to running an FTP server.
"Curiosity has been known to kill a cat, and one day it may just get me.
Subject: Storage | March 13, 2006 - 02:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Extremetech is sharing some info they have gathered about Intel's upcoming chipset add-on, Robson. It will be a flash based "intelligent" prefetcher, and will attempt to store some of the required data between the HDD and the CPU, in an attempt to reduce latency.
"Intel proposes that the flash memory cache should be located on the motherboard. It's unclear
whether it should be permanently installed or could be another type of memory socket.
Subject: Storage | March 8, 2006 - 02:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you have never set up a RAID, for whatever reason, Bjorn3D has posted the first article (of 3) for you. No longer do you have to spend $1000's on HDDs, or find a RAID controller card to set one up. Once you have mastered the basics, you may be amazed how easy it is.
"The use of RAID, a Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, up until a few years ago was pretty much
limited to servers and high end workstations; this was primarily due to the cost of the controller
and the accompanying hard drives.
Subject: Storage | March 8, 2006 - 11:20 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, March 7, 2006 — From email and word processing to file retention and disaster recovery planning, a growing mountain of digital information has small businesses and consumers seeking an affordable means to protect their data from loss. Addressing this demand, computer resellers today began offering a new storage platform from Intel Corporation designed with the unique needs of small businesses and consumers in mind.
Subject: Storage | February 28, 2006 - 02:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The HighPoint RocketRAID 2320 controller provides all the modern advantages. Support for the lastest SATA drives, both types of command queuing, and PCIe. Read the full review at X-bit Labs and you won't be stuck with your Raptors in RAID 0 or 1.
"Today we are going to introduce to you a hardware RAID 5 controller from HighPoint that supports
SATA-II and SATA150 hard disk drive, advanced PCI-Express interface, both command queuing
technologies, such as TCQ and NCQ.
Subject: Storage | February 24, 2006 - 01:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Pro-Clockers has spotted an external HDD enclosure that can do a little more than you might expect. The Vizo Opera Media Enclosure can output DVD's to a TV and stereo, or pictures, or just music using it's various possible connections, VGA, audio, A/V and USB 2.0.
"For a long time now hard drive enclosures served one purpose and that was to store data from
various reasons. Not only can the Vizo Opera store data but it can also play that data back on
your television, just as long as it is video or audio data.
Subject: Storage | February 15, 2006 - 02:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The TechZone walks you through steps that can rescue a failing hard drive in an article posted today. They also go over the ways that a hard drive can go bad, maybe even helping you to prevent the problem in the first place.
"Hard drives are extremely fragile and can suffer failures in many different ways, leading to a
loss of data. The five most common types of drive failures are: logical errors, mechanical
failure, electronic failure, firmware corruption, and bad sectors, or any combination these.
Subject: Storage | February 7, 2006 - 06:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Futurelooks has a review of the Samsung DVD-HR720 DVD Recorder with built-in 120GB HDD. More than just a simple PVR, it will allow chapter creation, copying of JPGs and MP3s from DVD to HDD and back, plus simple video editing tools, it may be enough to let you procrastinate for a bit longer, instead of learning Linux and building an HD HTPC.
"HDD/DVD recorders are becoming more and more common in the marketplace. Samsung breaks the mould
by introducig a unit that does MORE than just record and play back video!
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