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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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CES 2015: ioSafe Launches 1515+ Fireproof Waterproof NAS RAID

01/06/2015 - 02:32

We've reviewed the awesome fireproof and waterproof ioSafe storage products in the past, first in combination with Synology NAS products. Then we later reviewed an ioSafe N2, which was basically a 2-bay Synology NAS *within* an ioSafe fireproof and...

CES 2015: Samsung Releases SSD T1 Portable USB 3.0 SSD

01/05/2015 - 17:00

Today Samsung announced a new portable SSD - the SSD T1: [inline:files/news/2015-01-05/DSC06897_resize.JPG] These are essentially 850 EVO's in very small portable packaging. They support USB 3.0 speeds as well as UASP, so random IO performance should...

CES 2015: SanDisk updates affordable SSD Plus, expands Ultra II SSD to mSATA

01/05/2015 - 09:00

SanDisk has launched a few items of note this morning. There is a combination USB 3.0 / OTG capable flash drive, but the truly big news is a few updates to existing product lines. First is an mSATA form factor of their existing and very popular Ultra II...

CES 2015: Storage Visions Sightings Part 1: HGST He8, DriveSavers, and SanDisk

01/04/2015 - 22:34

Many of the storage announcements this year are under embargo until tomorrow or later in the week. Fortunately there was plenty of things on display out in the open - meaning fair game for me to photograph and present to you in this quick photo...

CES 2015: Storage Visions: Western Digital SATA Express SSD+HDD Spotted

01/04/2015 - 17:15

At the SATA-IO booth at Storage Visions, they have a functional demo of Western Digital prototype hybrid HDD/SSD's. [inline:files/news/2015-01-04/DSC06840_resize.JPG] These are not hybrid in the traditional sense, as the SSD portion (128GB JMicron...

Drobo Third Generation USB 3.0 4-Bay Storage Array Review - Simple and Speedy

12/29/2014 - 08:38

Drobo is frequently referred to as ‘the Apple of external storage products’. They got this name because their products go for the simplest possible out-of-the-box experience. Despite their simplicity, the BeyondRAID concept these units employ...

Performance, Pricing and Conclusion

12/23/2014 - 16:04

Performance: With four WD Red 6TB drives installed and formatted to defaults (single disk redundancy), we connected the Drobo to a few different USB 3.0 devices to verify compatibility and speed. Nearly all of our results looked something like this:...

Installation and Drobo Dashboard Features

12/23/2014 - 15:22

Installing the Drobo is about as easy as it could be. Plug in the power supply, connect to your system with the included USB 3.0 cable. Install the Drobo Dashboard software, and you're off to the races. Note that you may need to update any dated...

Packaging and Internals

12/23/2014 - 14:34

First let's dive into the packaging. Drobo has done very little to change their packaging over the years, and it's clear that there is really no reason to do so.  [inline:files/review/2014-12-23/DSC06499.JPG] Packaging here is top notch,...

Inateck FE2005 USB 3.0 UASP External 2.5" SATA Enclosure Review

12/17/2014 - 12:18

We've seen USB 3.0 in devices for a few years now, but it has only more recently started taking off since controllers, drivers, and Operating Systems have incorporated support for the USB Attached SCSI Protocol. UASP takes care of one of...