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Subject: Storage | February 21, 2007 - 06:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
USB 2.0: 1.5GB/sec, SATA: 3 GB/sec ... which speed would you prefer? The Kingwin JET external HDD casing offers both, giving those with e-SATA a huge speed benefit while still remaining useful to anyone. The included 80mm fan helps keep the drive alive, drop by Virtual-Hideout and get the full story.
Subject: Storage | February 21, 2007 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (February 20, 2007) — CorsairÂ®, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today expanded its Secure Digital (SDTM) card family with the new 4GB SD High Capacity (SDHCTM) cards. Based on the SD Association 2.0 specification and tested to be fully compliant with SDHC host devices, each Corsair 4GB SDHC card blends Class 2 performance and high capacity to offer expanded storage for rich digital media.
Subject: Storage | February 15, 2007 - 02:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The OCZ Dual 1GB SD card is a pretty handy little storage device. It offers the benefits of a Secure Digital card, and by removing a cap it becomes a USB memory stick. While the speed doesn't quite match up to the fastest SD cards out there, the multiple interfaces balance that out. Head to techPowerUp!
Subject: Storage | February 7, 2007 - 03:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The newest incarnation of the 74Gb WD Raptor sports 10,000 RPM spindle speed, 4.6ms read seek time, and a two-platter design now at 150GB capacity. It's only real competition are the previous Raptors, which for the basis of the tests. These drives still aren't quite ready to take on SCSI, but they are certainly the next best thing in speed. AnandTech does have a small problem with the size and the price, pointing out that the 150Gb version (which is every bit as fast or faster) cost about $50 more with rebates
Subject: Storage | January 29, 2007 - 06:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HEXUS has picked up a new habit ... killing USB sticks. They are taking Corsair's ruggedized USB thumb drives and 'Testing them to Destruction. The claim from Corsair is that the rubberized drives they are water resistant, and shock resistant as well, and Hexus took that as a challenge. Even better it is the start of a series, so expect to see a lot of tortured flash drives.
Subject: Storage | January 17, 2007 - 12:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (January 17, 2007) — CorsairÂ®,
Subject: Storage | January 11, 2007 - 06:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DigiTimes reports on upcoming SSD's that wil be available soon. In addition to the speed and Mean Time Before Failure benefits, these drives will be compatible with Vista's ReadyBoost. These guys aren't just for laptops!
Subject: Storage | January 4, 2007 - 05:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has some information on SanDisk's newly announced 32GB Solid State Drive, designed primarily for notebooks. Not only do they give you information on the SanDisk drive, but they also provide links to info on the competitors drives.
Subject: Storage | January 3, 2007 - 04:16 PM | Ryan Shrout
By 2010, it looks like Seagate is aiming for 300 terabyte hard drives for your systems!
PLATTER SPINNER Seagate thinks that it will be able to create a 300 TB hard-drive by 2010.
According to Joystick, Seagate boffins are apparently working on a hard-drive which uses heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) techniques.
Subject: Storage | December 24, 2006 - 10:11 PM | Ryan Shrout
If you are tired of filling up those piddly 300GB and 400GB hard drives, head on over and read the review about this 750GB drive from Seagate.
Seagate had done a fantastic job with the Barracuda 7200.10 series in terms of performance as well as storage space - 750GB is truly a fantastic feat of engineering - and with the use of all the latest SATA technologies and the inclusion of perpendicular recording, things are only going to get better from now on for the poor old hard disk, which is definitely receives great
Subject: Storage | December 14, 2006 - 12:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Future of Things has posted an in depth look at Samsung's flash based hard drive and also posts an interview with Don Barnetson, Director of Flash Marketing for Samsung. You can find out about why Samsung chose the mobile 2.5 form as the flash standard as opposed to 3.5, and when to expect SATA support.
Subject: Storage | December 12, 2006 - 11:34 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (December 12, 2006) — Users will no longer have to worry about having enough space on their personal flash drives to store all their files, music, photos, videos and applications. Today CorsairÂ®, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, expanded its lineup of the award-winning Flash VoyagerTM USB2.0 drives to include new 16GB capacities.
Subject: Storage | December 11, 2006 - 05:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware reviews a pair of NAS boxes from QNAP. The TS-101 can function as a print server, as well as handling one drive, either ATA or SATA. The TS-201 can't handle SATA, but it does fit a pair of drives, up to 1.5 Tb and it can do RAID 1 and 0.
Subject: Storage | December 7, 2006 - 05:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With an 8Gb USB drive, mobile computer repair gets very easy. Not only can you store entire anti-virus/spyware programs, plus updated definitions, with newer motherboards you could set it up as a boot device for MemTest86 and other boot programs. Virtual-Hideout has posted their review of the Corsair 8GB Flash Voyager.
Subject: Storage | December 4, 2006 - 03:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech has finished talking with some major storage manufacturers, and have compiled what they learned into a 3 page article. Covering both internal and external storage, as well as a bonus visit to ABIT, you can get a good idea what they are all working on.
Subject: Storage | November 22, 2006 - 03:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
That's not an enclosure, this is an enclosure! [H]ard|OCP reviews a HDD enclosure that can fit 4 drives. The enclosure it's self is much more stylish than most, but the cooling solution in it is fairly loud, mostly so it can manage to keep 4 10,000RPM Raptors nice and cool. You might blink at the price, but the good news is that it isn't the final price yet.
Subject: Storage | November 13, 2006 - 05:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MAKE:Blog linked to a quick fix that ought to get a HDD with a broken pin running long enough to get the data off of it. Read down into the comments section for additional tips and tricks, and some stories about playing with older HDDs.
"Here's a low-tech way of fixing a broken pin on a hard drive using some tin foil and a sewing pin."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
Subject: Storage | November 7, 2006 - 04:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The SSI SI-1168SAS HDD-ROM is a mouthful, but a very handy one. Easily installable in a 5.25" bay and with a good locking system, it isn't likely to walk away on you, and it will also extend the life of the drive with it's 40mm fan. Top that off with rubber feet to keep the noise down and it's easy to see why Hi-tech reviews likes this device.
Subject: Storage | November 1, 2006 - 02:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Seagate Barracuda ES 750GB SATA HDD runs at a full 3GB/sec transfer, and is based on the new perpendicular recording technology. HotHardware finds that the 7200.10 is still slightly faster than this drive, but also point out that until this new Barracuda Enterprise drives were built to last, not built for speed. This new Seagate HDD is built for both.
Subject: Storage | October 24, 2006 - 01:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Kanguru 32GB Flash Max Drive is USB 2.0, 17 grams, and not that much larger than a normal thumbdrive. Other than that it's resemblance ends, it holds 32Gbs, but I do find myself siding with CoolTechZone, who is going to pay that much for a flash drive?