Making sure you get all of that 3TB drive

Subject: Storage | December 3, 2010 - 07:19 PM |

Seagate and WD have started releasing HDDs with 2.5TB and 3TB capacities, which sounds great on the face of it but causes problems for many users as motherboards and OSes can have issues when drives grow that large.  Those still using XP are essentially out of luck, even with the intervention of a 3rd party PCIe RAID card, Win7 users will be up and running easily, though there is an update from Microsoft that is strongly recommended to prevent data corruption.  The real meat of the article covers the steps to

Source: Tech ARP

SuperTalent Introduces USB 3.0 Virtual PC

Subject: Storage | December 1, 2010 - 08:15 PM |

San Jose, California - December 01, 2010 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced that they will begin offering Ceedo Personal with their USB 3.0 Express RAM CACHE flash drives.

With the introduction of USB 3.0, external storage devices can now function at unprecedented speeds; up to 10x.

Extreme external storage from the Kingston HyperX USB 3 drive

Subject: Storage | November 29, 2010 - 08:14 PM |

The Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 128GB USB 3 SSD combines the two fastest ways to transfer data externally, inside lies an SSD based on a Toshiba controller which takes advantage of the bandwidth that USB 3.0 offers.  This adds up to transfer rates that never dip below 180 MB/s in HDTach tests.  Allyn was suitably impressed with the performance and when it hits shelves in the next week or two it should be priced about $2.19/GB.

Examining Samsung's SSD controller

Subject: Storage | November 22, 2010 - 10:03 PM |

The Samsung 470 Series has been eclipsed by the Indilinx and Sandforce based SSDs, but TechSpot felt that the 256GB SSD deserved a full review.  As it is the largest of the series, it should also represent the best that the S3C29RBB01-YK40 controller can do.  As it turns out, there is quite a bit of power hid

Source: Tech Spot

Kingston announces HyperX Max 3.0 USB 3 SSD

Subject: Storage | November 22, 2010 - 04:08 PM |

Today Kingston announced their new HyperX Max 3.0 series of USB 3.0 SSD's.

This new line features the same Toshiba HG2 SSD present in their line of SSDNow V+ Gen2 SSD's, but mounted in a very solid feeling external enclosure. Interface duties are performed by a Genesys Logic SATA to USB 3.0 bridge. We have one in the lab and will be posting our review later on, but for now I leave you with a shot of its internals:

The new Indilinx Barefoot controller is shaken, not stirred

Subject: Storage | November 16, 2010 - 09:55 PM |

The next generation Indilinx controller is not going to be here for a little while yet, so in the meantime they've released a new version of the already on the market Barefoot controller, though AnandTech is quick to point out you need to buy a new drive to see it in action you cannot simply do a hardware flash to upgrade existing SSDs.  The review shows performance improvements, especially when dealing with incompressible formats
as those types of files hamstring th

Source: AnandTech

Matching the speed of the OCZ Ibis without the proprietary cable

Subject: Storage | November 8, 2010 - 10:59 PM |

When Allyn reviewed the OCZ Ibis with the proprietary HSDL to allow speeds faster than SATA 6Gb/s can handle, the biggest plus was indeed the read speeds of almost 700GB/s but the biggest negative (apart from price) was the propriety cabling.  AnandTech looks at the new RevoDrive x2 which uses a PCIe slot and promises the same performance ... and unfortunately a similarly high price.

Source: AnandTech

Thecus Technology Launches N4200PRO NAS Server

Subject: Storage | November 5, 2010 - 08:18 PM |

11/05/2010- The original N4200 made huge waves in the hardware community with its innovative features and functionality. Today, Thecus Technology, the Creator in Storage, is proud to announce its successor: the N4200PRO.

Source: Thecus

Serial attached SCSI keeps the platters alive

Subject: Storage | November 3, 2010 - 05:26 PM |

SSDs do offer a speed bonus at the cost of an extreme storage density hit, not to mention the price attached which adds up quickly when you are building RAID-5 boxes, let alone some of the other intricate RAID setups possible.  One way to bring the performance of your RAID array up is to look at 15K RPM SAS HDDs like the
Seagate Cheetah 15K 3.5. 

Source: UMLan

WD's 3TB drive, storage so big most devices are afraid of it

Subject: Storage | October 29, 2010 - 09:03 PM |

As Allyn shows in the video version of this weeks podcast, even the mighty Drobo is unsure what to do with Western Digital's Caviar Green 3TB HDD; it might recognize it but it cannot use it.  There are ways to use it as The Tech Report proves in their review, a UEFI BIOS helps but there are ways to make the HDD work even with the more common AHCI controller.&nbs

OCZ Technology Launches 'RevoDrive X2,' a Second Generation, Bootable PCI-Express SSD

Subject: Storage | October 28, 2010 - 03:48 PM |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 28, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OCZ Technology
Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance
solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and
systems, announces the launch of The RevoDrive X2 PCI-Express SSD, a
follow-up to the successful launch of the first RevoDrive, with
increased performance and capacity to serve high-performance computing

WD keeps the platter happily alive with their high density green series

Subject: Storage | October 18, 2010 - 03:54 PM |

If you have made the switch to an SSD but find yourself a little short on storage space and want a large format disk to store your important, but not frequently accessed files?  Are you enjoying the quiet of not having a platter based drive and maybe even a little smug at the power savings?  Try Western Digital's Caviar Green (Advanced Format) 2 TB, at only $110 ($0.18/GB) it won't destroy your bank account and

Source: Tech ARP

Why are we so excited about the new Sandforce?

Subject: Storage | October 8, 2010 - 06:18 PM |

If you haven't read up on the new SandForce SF-2000 series of SSD controllers, then take a moment to read through  this article on Legit Reviews.  The controller is the main determinant of performance on SSDs, as opposed to the type of flash memory used.  It is also the power behind any encryption you want to use on the drive, and both the security and the performance will increase with the implementation of this new controller.  Pity we don't have any benchmarks yet though.

Sandforce announces next generation SSD controller, gives Intel a run for their money.

Subject: Storage | October 7, 2010 - 01:30 PM |

SandForce has released details on their next generation SSD controller. I was briefed by their staff yesterday, and this looks to be everything storage nuts were hoping for, as well as throughput figures doubling that of Intel's (leaked) specs. Highlights follow:

OCZ Technology Announces Partnership With Eurocom for Mobile SSD Integration

Subject: Storage | October 5, 2010 - 03:03 PM |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 5, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OCZ Technology
, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance
solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and
systems, is pleased to announce that Eurocom customers can now
configure high performance mobile solutions with OCZ's award-winning

A tiny little SSD won't set you back too much

Subject: Storage | October 4, 2010 - 05:36 PM |

For $120 you can get your hands on an SSD though it comes with some limitations.  The G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB
is not going to hold much beyond your OS and a few privileged programs allowing you the benefit of a quick boot and it will not completely flatten your wallet.  Tweaktown

Source: TweakTown

OCZ Technology Introduces the High-Speed Data Link (HSDL) Interface to Revolutionize SSDs

Subject: Storage | September 29, 2010 - 03:16 PM |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OCZ Technology
Group, Inc.

Short stroking your hard disk is nothing to be ashamed of

Subject: Storage | September 27, 2010 - 04:13 PM |

For quite a while now, the

Source: Tech ARP