Subject: Storage | June 26, 2007 - 02:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MadShrimps decided to explore the performance of ReadyBoost, using the USB interface available for SD cards. In this particular set of tests first they benchmarked the system with 512MB, 1GB and 2 GB, or RAM and then adding the cards. They also tried using the SD cards to replace RAM, keeping 512MB in the system, and then benchmarking with various USB/SD cards and storage space.
"Prices for mainstream Digital Cameras over 7 mega pixels are going down and they are becom
Subject: Storage | June 21, 2007 - 03:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The brand new Deskstar 7K1000 offers more than just a lot of space on multiple platters. Hitachi has incorporated perpendicular storage, which allows all of that storage space to fit on 4 disks. The 32MB memory buffer pushes the performance up to the level of a Raptor for some tests, but not when it comes to some transfers. Tech Spot is more than happy to tell you all about it here.
Subject: Storage | June 18, 2007 - 05:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With half again the storage of it's predecessor, the 750GB Caviar SE16 has switched to perpendicular storage which also increases the speed of it's internal transfer rates while leaving the SATA interface unchanged at 300MB/s. This increase places it in a league that used to be the exclusive domain of the 10,000 RPM Raptors, which have less than 1/2 the storage capacity. The Tech Report has more, give th
Subject: Storage | June 13, 2007 - 05:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Vizo has updated the old hot swappable HDD rack with their Ares Internal SATA Mobile Rack. Support for SATA II makes this a very easy way to hot swap HDDs, or just to be able to carry it with you for use in multiple systems. It also has a small fan in the enclosure to keep your HDD comfortable during the summer. Drop by Pro-Clockers for a closer look at this handy little device.
Subject: Storage | June 6, 2007 - 02:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has been having fun with Corsair's Survivor GT USB drive. Packaged in an aluminium tube with rubberized ends, it looks like a piece of camping equipment, but inside that shell is an 8GB thumb drive. They dunked it in water, strapped it to the bottom of a mountain bike, and in a last desperate move to inflict some sort of damage, they ran over it with a car. The Survivor now has a couple of small s
Subject: Storage | June 5, 2007 - 11:22 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
LAKE FOREST, Calif. - June 4, 2007 - Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today
announced it is shipping in volume high-capacity 750 GB Serial ATA (SATA) WD
CaviarR SE16 desktop-class hard drives. Ideal for data-intensive
applications, high-performance computing and multimedia systems, the WD
Caviar SE16 750 GB drives deliver high performance with 3 Gb/s transfer
rate, 16 MB cache and Native Command Queuing (NCQ).
"WD knows that there is nothing more important than our customers'
data," said Don Bennett, WD vice president and general manager of desktop
Subject: Storage | June 4, 2007 - 01:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
So, you didn't bother to keep a good backup regimen, and when you boot up your PC in the morning you are greeted by a blue screen of death. Gripped by panic, you start sweating as you think of all the work you have just lost. Well, all hope is not gone. Drop by Icrontic for a look at several data recovery techniques for just such an occasion. Once you're back up and running, do yourself a favour and start backing up the important stuff.
"Even with the latest hard drive technol
Subject: Storage | May 30, 2007 - 02:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The LOTIS PMO 12GB Pocket D is very small, at 1.5" x 2.3" x 0.4", and the 12Gb of storage does offer you enough space for DVD images, programs, or just about anything else you want to bring with you. On the other hand, for about the same price you could get an external 60-100Gb 2.5" drive. If you are more interested in the mobility, check out the full review at the Hardware Zone.
Subject: Storage | May 25, 2007 - 02:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TECHGAGE has posted a review of NeroLinux 3, the long awaited update to the popular burning software for Linux. It adds support for Bluray and HD DVD, but also faces a lot of competition from existing Linux burning tools like k3b, especially as it took 2 years for Nero to update it. If you are into Linux, but are missing the GUI of Nero, you might want to consider it.
We throw 8 SD cards from 6 manufacturers at a battery of tests to show you if all SD cards are made equal. Throw away those speed ratings, this is the real deal.
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