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Subject: Storage | August 25, 2006 - 02:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNET looks at the future of harddrives, and how data density can continue to increase. As the article points out, the current method of storing data, after a certain density, could become volitile at room temperature, to say nothing of the temperatures seen in some overclocked systems. The next few years should be interesting for the R&D departments of major storage manufacturers.
"To increase the areal density, which is the amount of data a single platte
Subject: Storage | August 22, 2006 - 01:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Nothing gets your heart racing like a hard drive dying, when the latest backup you did was ... you didn't do a back up?!?
ExtremeTech reviews 3 programs designed to help you get your files back, if the horrible happens.
Subject: Storage | August 16, 2006 - 03:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Big Bruin found a secure thumbdrive from Transcend, the JetFlash 210. It comes in 1 and 2 Gb sizes, and you can set it up so that accessing certain secure partitions require your fingerprint. Check out how well it managed that, and take a peek at the other features on it.
Subject: Storage | August 2, 2006 - 09:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Jose, California — August 2, 2006 -- Super Talent
Technology, a leading manufacturer of memory modules and flash products, today
announced three new styles of USB flash drives.
Subject: Storage | July 31, 2006 - 04:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Hardware Zone looks at the GStor Secure Mobile Storage solution. While it looks like a normal HDD enclosure, by using the GStor security key, you get 64bit, on-the-fly encryption. There is a big warning, though the security key slot looks like a Firewire slot, it isn't! Plugging a normal firewire cord into it may damage the enclosure, your PC, or both.
Subject: Storage | July 27, 2006 - 02:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech has pitted two 320 GB HDDs in a battle royal, one from Western Digital and one from Seagate. Both are fast drives for their size, and even better they are quiet and relatively cool.
Subject: Storage | July 25, 2006 - 03:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BOISE, Idaho, and SANTA CLARA, Calif.,
July 25, 2006 — Demonstrating their commitment to move quickly up the
technology leadership curve, Micron Technology, Inc., and Intel
Corporation today announced they are sampling the industry's first NAND
flash memory built on industry-leading 50 nanometer (nm) process
technology. The samples were manufactured through IM Flash
Technologies, a joint development and manufacturing venture from Micron
Subject: Storage | July 25, 2006 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If all you know about NTFS is that you like FAT32 better for some reason, get over to OCMODSHOP to familiarize yourself with it. Up until now, you have had a choice, but Vista wants NTFS, and nothing but.
Subject: Storage | July 18, 2006 - 12:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Buffalo RUF2-S4G-BS 4GB USB drive is impressive. Not only in terms of capacity, but also the fact that it isn't really that much larger than other USB drives. Plus it beat the OCZ Rally for read and write speeds, with 30.0 MB/s read and 26.9 MB/s write. Read more at Overclockers Online.
Subject: Storage | July 13, 2006 - 02:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report takes a look at Super Talent's upcoming flash based 2.5" laptop disk drive. With 3 sizes (4, 8 and 16 GBs), it won't hold huge amounts of data but certainly enough to be useful. With no moving parts, the power drain is in the neighbourhood of 10% of a normal drive's requirements, this will extend your notebooks battery.
Subject: Storage | July 12, 2006 - 05:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 11, 2006 — Targeting the ongoing growth of data and need for availability and protection of storage, Intel Corporation today announced a new storage server hardware platform that can be customized for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
Subject: Storage | July 6, 2006 - 12:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Western Digital Caviar RAID Edition is up for review at TweakTown. It comes in various sizes between 100-500 Gb, has a 8.7ms seek time, and is designed to be run in RAID 0. Find out if it gets a benefit, and if running it as a single drive might not be a good idea.
Subject: Storage | June 29, 2006 - 06:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop by Extremetech for a look at the Hammer Z-box, a 1 Terrabyte storage solution. Along the way they will explain NAS and SAN and what unique features each has.
Subject: Storage | June 26, 2006 - 03:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer found a bullet-proof USB drive! I can only imagine the fun the product testers had while determining if a keychain sized USB drive could be made to be bullet-proof. Go out and buy one to test for yourself.
Subject: Storage | June 22, 2006 - 12:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech managed to find a real, live Blu-ray DVD burner, the Pioneer BDR-101A. Drop by and find out just how long it takes to burn 25GBs onto a DVD, and if you feel like paying the ~$1,000 to get one for yourself.
Subject: Storage | June 19, 2006 - 05:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop by PC Mechanic to get an overview of the Serial ATA interface. Everything from how it differs from it's predecessor, PATA, and why case modders are so in love with it.
Subject: Storage | June 15, 2006 - 02:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Raptor WD1500 ADFD drive still is not cheap, at ~$250 for a 150Gig drive. As The Tech Report discovered though, with the new firmware on these newer models, they can actually out-perform the earlier windowed models.
Subject: Storage | June 9, 2006 - 03:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Bjorn3D reviews the Eksitdata Easy ATA and Easy SATA USB adaptors. Plug in a SATA drive on the fly for backup, or reboot to attach a PATA drive, with no external enclosure. Cheap and easy to use, though will notice a speed decrease when transferring over USB to SATA.
Subject: Storage | May 17, 2006 - 06:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Think Computers introduces a handy little box from IOGear, the BOSS 120GB home/office network srever appliance. For around $300, you can get one, and set up your own file server in about 10 minutes.