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Subject: Storage | October 28, 2008 - 10:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Western Digital has changed their GreenPower terabyte HDD from using four 250GB platters to three 333GB platters and doubled the cache size. The Tech Report loved the first version, which not only delivered on the energy savings promised, but also performed as well or better than some 7200rpm HDDs. Check out what the modifications have done to this drive.
Subject: Storage | October 28, 2008 - 05:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Jose, California - October 28, 2008 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced a limited edition 18-carat solid gold USB drive that comes with a serialized Certificate of Authenticity.
The Pico-C has become the hallmark of style and quality in USB drives. Prized for its beautiful design and incredibly small size, the Pico-C is also water resistant and fast, supporting up to 200X (30MB/sec) data transfer speeds.
Subject: Storage | October 21, 2008 - 09:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Seagate's Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB runs about $190, or roughly 13 cents per gigabyte. It has four 375GB platters and a 32MB cache which offers some strange results. The 7200.11 series have never been the fastest drives, especially writing, and the extra size of the platters has slowed the seek times down. It is the cheapest way to get a huge amount of storage in a standard drive, which will mean a lot to some who are far more concerned by size than speed
Subject: Storage | October 17, 2008 - 07:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Western Digital RE3 and Hitachi's E7K1000 are the best terabyte HDDs that either company has to offer. Their stats are very similar as far as seek times, number of platters and cache and the differences in performance are just as close. ExtremeTech has their work cut out for them in picking a winner.
Subject: Storage | October 15, 2008 - 10:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2008 - Intel Corporation has begun shipping
its highest- performing solid-state drive (SSD), the IntelR X-25E Extreme
SATA Solid-State Drive, aimed at server, workstation and storage systems.
Unlike mechanical drives, the SSDs contain no moving parts and instead
feature 50nm single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory technology. Systems
equipped with these drives will not suffer from the performance bottlenecks
associated with conventional drives.
Subject: Storage | October 9, 2008 - 07:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Futurelooks tried out the newest Samsung Blu-ray player, the BD-P150 which is slightly cheaper than a new PS3. Currently the PS3 is one of the best choices for a Blu-ray player, and when you remember it is also a full console, the choice seems obvious. See if there is anything Samsun
Subject: Storage | October 7, 2008 - 08:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Jose, California - October 7, 2008 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced a new line of mini PCI-Express SSDs, available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, that were designed explicitly for the Asus Eee PC.
Standard Eee PCs have maximum 20GB of storage. These cost-effective upgrade cards offer up to 64GB of solid state storage.
Subject: Storage | October 6, 2008 - 05:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Having an external HDD enclosure can be very handy, especially if it can hot-swap drives. It does add to the clutter of cables running around your PC, with data and power cables not looking particularly good even if the enclosure does. ICY DOCK's MB672SKGF-B is an internal HDD enclosure that supports hot-swapping and helps keep your area clean; all the cabling is inside the case. As an added bonus you also get an LCD screen on
Subject: Storage | October 2, 2008 - 07:25 PM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like we have another player in the storage market bowing out to its competitors - Fujitsu is apparently selling off their HDD and storage division to Western Digital, one of the market's key leaders in technology and performance. Along with the deal comes the HDD manufacturering plants that Fujitsu owns in Japan, the Philippines and Thailand and an additional 7.1% market share to add to Western Digital's 22.5%.
Subject: Storage | September 30, 2008 - 03:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Jose, California - September 30, 2008 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today launched a pair of new high quality SATA-II SSDs that shatter previous price barriers.
Super Talent's MasterDrive SSDs have become legendary for their many advantages over hard drives. MasterDrive SSDs offer five times better resistance to shock and vibration, consume less power, support a wider range of operating temperatures and altitudes, and are completely silent.
Subject: Storage | September 29, 2008 - 10:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you have a hard time deciding which drive you want to save your data on, or maybe you like to have a half dozen or so HDDs with different types of files on them, you might really need a four disk hot swappable SATA rack. You could also use it to start up an incredibly intricate back up regimen. PC Stats thought it would be perfect for a dual RAID-1 configuration, read through the review and think what you might do with the IcyDock MB454SPF-B.
Subject: Storage | September 29, 2008 - 07:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA, September 29, 2008 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced today that it is expanding its best selling Flash Voyager USB family lines with a new 64GB capacity offering.
Subject: Storage | September 25, 2008 - 09:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The HighPoint Technologies RocketRAID 2640x4 is a ~$150 PCI-e RAID controller card that will let you operate SAS drives in your PC. There are a few differences between SATA and SAS storage, some are more arcane like the difference between SAS's Tagged Command Queuing and SATA's Native Command Queuing, other qualities like the 15,000 RPM speed of SAS drives are easier to understand.
Subject: Storage | September 22, 2008 - 06:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Even before Western Digital managed to recover the data from a dead hard drive, Ryan passed out the Editor's Choice Award for their VelociRaptor 300GB SATA drive. The form factor is a little odd, a 2.5" HDA with a 15mm height drive in a 3.5" heatsink, perhaps the extra cooling is why the warranty has been extended to 5 years. One of the highlights of the full article is watching a pair of these VelociRaptors in RAID 0 take on OCZ's SSDs, and win.
Subject: Storage | September 16, 2008 - 09:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Thermaltake Vi-on will attract a lot of fans thanks to it's ability to transfer via USB and e-SATA, especially when you see the benchmarked speeds. It can handle any drive up to 1TB, and has an exhaust fan to keep your drive cool. Overclockers Club has the full rundown on this handy place to keep your backed up data.
Subject: Storage | September 16, 2008 - 06:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Jose, California - September 16, 2008 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today added two new series of SSD products in their MasterDrive family that deliver substantially faster performance than existing SSDs.
These new SSDs are based on a sophisticated new multi-channel SATA-II (3.0 Gbits per sec) controller. The MasterDrive OX uses MLC NAND Flash to transfer data at speeds up to 150 MB/sec (sequential read) and 100 MB/sec (sequential write).
Subject: Storage | September 10, 2008 - 06:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Slightly smaller than a stack of 3 DVDs, the Seagate FreeAgent Go 120GB Portable Hard Drive will hold a lot more of your data while you are travelling. It connects via USB, which also supplies it's power, so this drive really won't add much weight or bulk to your laptop bag. Perhaps Think Computers' favourite feature of this drive i
Subject: Storage | September 8, 2008 - 04:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As it turns out, Intel's newly developed SSD speed superiority complex was based on solid facts; they've pulled off a C2D like coup in the storage market with their new X25-M 80GB SSD. Looking at Ryan's testing, you can see that this drive pulls off a win in almost every test except the sustained write tests, which have always been the Achillies heel of SSD drives. With the 0.1ms random access time, that problem is forgivable, and as the main storage of a web server it would be in a class all it's own. Too ba
Subject: Storage | September 8, 2008 - 03:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 8, 2008 - Intel Corporation announced today it has begun shipping Intel X18-M and X25-M Mainstream SATA Solid-State Drives (SSDs) based on multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash technology for laptop and desktop computers.
Subject: Storage | September 5, 2008 - 08:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As you might expect, the Western Digital VelociRapter 300 GB HDD is focused on speed, though you might not expect it to out pace the 150GB model. That is exactly what happened in Techware Lab's testing however, with this being pretty much the fastest platter drive you can get your hands on. Sure, it will set you back at it's current pricing of a dollar per gigabyte, but