Subject: Storage | January 22, 2008 - 03:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Thecus N299 isn't exactly a top of the line NAS device, but it certainly has a lot of charm. Aimed at consumers that aren't interested in a top of the line storage server, but something that works simply. Dan gave it a run through, and found that some of the extras included really don't work very well, but those don't detract from the stack of useful extras that it is able to
Subject: Storage | January 16, 2008 - 05:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Thecus N5200PRO is a NAS server with an Ultra Low Voltage Intel 1.5GHz CeleronM and 512MB of DDR and it supports supports multiple RAID volumes on one system, and they can even be iSCSI. There are a few more nice features, like an LCD display that shows you the IP address of the NAS, along with other data and support for modules, which are small installable programs, often created by other users of the N5200PRO.
Subject: Storage | January 10, 2008 - 03:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
UltraSCSI 320 has been the king of the interfaces when it comes to HDDs in the enterprise world for a very long time, but it's reign has come to an end. With the advent of Serial Attached SCSI, we see faster speeds and new technology like Idle Read After Write. The two kings of enterprise storage are currently Seagate and Hitachi (who bought IBM's storage), and Boot Daily has a review of their two flag ship models; the
Subject: Storage | January 4, 2008 - 02:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not only does the Kingston 8GB Ultimate CF 266X offer 8Gbs of storage, it's transfer rates are extremely fast and it comes bundled with data recovery software from MediaRECOVER in case you delete a picture accidentally. Legit Reviews tried it out and found that it's speed gave the SanDisk Extreme IV series some serious competition
Subject: Storage | January 3, 2008 - 02:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Users now have the ultimate solution for storing, transporting and backing up large amounts of personal and professional data. Whether using the Corsair proprietary all-rubber Flash Voyager or the aluminum-encased water-proof Flash Survivor, the large amounts of data on the drive will be safeguarded for users with an active lifestyle. Corsair USB drives provide the added ruggedness and performance not found in other storage drives utilizing rotating media.
Subject: Storage | December 11, 2007 - 05:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Does the time it takes to burn 25GB of data got you down? The brand new LG GGW-H20L Super Multi Blue burns regular Blu-ray disks at 6x speed, but the rewritable versions are stuck at 2x. There was a little bit of a problem when burning Blu-ray at high speed, but it was easily fixed and shouldn't be a concern for anyone looking at this drive. Unfortunately, CDRLabs couldn't tell us how much this drive will cost.
Subject: Storage | December 7, 2007 - 02:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Secure flash drives are nothing new, but with the on going miniaturization of chips in general and flash memory in particular the storage sizes we are seeing available are growing quickly. The Lexar 8 GB Jump Drive Secure II Plus sits at a threshold between handy storage for a couple of files, and a proper backup medium. Overclockers Club loved it
Subject: Storage | December 4, 2007 - 01:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The bad news is that the MTRON SSD Pro will run about $2000 when it becomes available, and only hold about 64Gb. The good news is that it blows the Raptor out of the water when it comes to read speed and there is no burst speed, it heads to 110MB/s and stays there. See just how impressive it is at AnandTech.
Subject: Storage | November 30, 2007 - 02:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You may have seen drives labeled "RAID edition" or "enterprise" that seem to be much more expensive than drives that don't sport those labels. Two recent releases; the Barracuda ES.2 and Caviar RE2-GP aren't that much more expensive than their brethren, and claim a much longer MTBF thanks to better quality firmware. Drop by ExtremeTech to see if the higher quality guts also translate into better speeds.
Subject: Storage | November 27, 2007 - 01:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Seagate and Western Digital have both been taking enhancement products, and now they each sport a hard drive with 1000 GB of storage. Seagate's 1TB Barracuda 7200.11 ES.2 is aimed at the desktop crowd, and sports a possibly performance enhancing 32MB cache and 4 250GB platters and will run you about 27 cents per gig. The Western Digital takes a more responsible approach with their Green Power 1TB Caviar, the usual 16MB cache and a spin rate that varies betwe