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Subject: Storage | November 16, 2005 - 05:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware has done a lot of testing on the DiamondMax 10. Not only do they try 3 different RAID types, but they also try different stripe sizes to see what effect that will have on the drive's throughput. If you are looking for a new hard drive, or just wonder what the different RAIDs do, and how well they do it, spare them a few minutes of your time.
"We're writing to let you know that we've just posted a new article at HotHardware.Com entitled,
Maxtor DiamondMax 10: Exploring NCQ &
Subject: Storage | November 14, 2005 - 07:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In the original Star Wars, you could always tell the good guys because they shot blue lasers. It may not be as clear cut with CD ROMs, as you may find the The Tech Zone's article, but still ... laser beams are cool.
"We've been challenged numerous times to give an "educated" guess as to how the blue laser war
will end, and when. It has come to a point where it is no longer about the technology nor the
Subject: Storage | November 8, 2005 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Vantec SATA EZ-Swap MRK-200ST-BK takes advantage of one of the SATA-II specs, that the drives must be hot-swapable, much like a USB or SCSI device. It also incorporates some cooling into the casing, which makes the enclosure bigger than a CD-ROM drive, so don't just blindly shove it into a system the first time you use it, double check there's enough space. Head to PC Stats to get a better idea of it's full capabilities.
"The Vantec EZ-Swap MRK200-ST-BK only comes in black, and it supports the
Subject: Storage | November 4, 2005 - 05:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Even with the bigger 1Gb memory sticks, and double sided DVD's, you still run into the occasional file that is too big to easily transport. Portable HDD enclosures are the easiest answer, and in the case of the ULTRA Mini Portable Disk, it may even keep your HDD living longer than installing it in a case. Head to Bjorn3D to read up on this great little device.
"Sure flash drives are very handy for moving files around when a floppy disk is too small and a
CD-R is overkill, but what about those files or groups of fi
Subject: Storage | November 2, 2005 - 06:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
http://email@example.com. You install the server software on one PC, and the client on another, and you can now use the USB devices over a WAN or LAN, on the cheap.
"Hi, we found a nifty software called USB@nywhere that lets you share USB devices on the Internet.
You basically only need to install 'Device workstation' on the PC with the USB devices you want
to share, and 'Remote workstation' on the PCs where you want to access the remote USB hardware.
Subject: Storage | November 1, 2005 - 11:58 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Zone reviews Western Digital's new Caviar SE16 400 GB HDD. Unlike many of the 400GB HDD's coming out, WD's Caviar sports a 16MB cache, giving you some impressive performance. As well, it is a quiet drive, as you would expect from WD's higher end drives.
"400GB hard drives seem to be somewhat of a median at the moment, they are not overly expensive
for the amount of storage you receive.
Subject: Storage | October 28, 2005 - 01:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Has your flash memory let you down? Your USB data stick is more stick than data? PC Stats has put together a guide on recovering your data when it goes missing, and to prevent it from happening again.
"Stuck with lost data on a USB memory key or Flash card and don't know what to do? Recovering data
from flash memory devices is possible, and not to complex, so follow along and we'll help you get
those pictures back!
Subject: Storage | October 24, 2005 - 01:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The 500GB Seagate 7200.9 SATA HDD that CoolTechZone reviews may not solve all your storage problems, but it should keep you from having to clean out your hard drive for a few weeks.
"Man's need for storage is insatiable. We initially thought that we could make do in a few
kilobytes; however, we then moved up to megabytes, gigabytes and now hundreds of gigabytes.
Subject: Storage | October 20, 2005 - 05:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-Bit Labs reviews 2 DVDÂ±RW Dual Layer burners, the Pioneer DVR-110D and Toshiba's SD-R5472. While Blu-Ray and HD DVD are still a while away, dual layer DVD's will let you store more data than a run of the mill DVD.
"As new DVD media types emerge, the DVD burners become more and more affordable in price. Today we
are looking at the solutions from two well-known optical drives makers: Toshiba and Pioneer.
Subject: Storage | October 17, 2005 - 01:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Microsoft and others may have decided to go with HD DVD, but you certainly can't find a drive that will read them on the market. Blu-Ray the other hand, is soon to be available. According to this article from Ars Technica, A-Open will start selling drives in November. They certainly won't be cheap.
If you're itching to cast an early vote on which next-generation optical disc format will ultimately triumph, you'll have your chance next month.
Subject: Storage | October 14, 2005 - 05:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
"With the launch of the U3 DataTraveler, Kingston has open up a whole new world of smart drive computing whereby any PC user moving between various locations and Windows 2000 SP4 or XP-based syste
Subject: Storage | October 11, 2005 - 03:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Seagate's newest drive line, the 7200.9 is fully SATA 2.5 compliant, and comes in many flavours. They run from 40GB up to 500GB, with caches from 2MB up to 16MB! They are significantly hardier when it comes to bumps and bruises and also run quieter. Read the full story at Anandtech.
"Today, Seagate officially announces the joining of the 7200.7 and 7200.8 drives with its 7200.9 line of hard disk drives.
Subject: Storage | October 5, 2005 - 06:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Gigabyte i-RAM, as reviewed by Hardware Zone, is a card that holds up to 4 gigs of RAM, and has a battery onboard, so data stored on the RAM will stay, even if it is moved from one computer to another, for about 16 hours. It utilizes SATA to transfer data, and it does it at an almost unbeleivable speed. See how it compares to one of the fastest SATA drives around.
"The new Gigabyte i-RAM is a device that uses DDR memory for storage while emulating itself as a SATA
Subject: Storage | October 3, 2005 - 02:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Techware Labs reviews the Anthology Solutions' Yellow Machine P400T Terabyte Storage Appliance. Not only is it big and yellow, it supports RAID 0,1,1+0 & 5. It has a built in 8 port LAN switch and NAT router, SPI firewall, auto backup, and many more features. The 8Mb cache is pretty impressive too!
"This review will be taking a look at Anthology Solutions' Yellow Machine P400T Terabyte Storage Appliance. That's right, a terabyte storage appliance.
Subject: Storage | September 28, 2005 - 02:04 PM | Ryan Shrout
Well the technology that we first saw at Computex this past June looks like it is finally going to make it to the market.
Taipei, Taiwan September 28th, 2005 — GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards and other computing hardware solutions, has launched GIGABYTE i-RAM, the world's fastest storage device available to digital graphics designers and PC enthusiasts.
Subject: Storage | September 28, 2005 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The guys at HardwareHell talk about file compresssion, and what exactly happens when you use it. If you're curious about what you use Huffman coding for, give it a read.
"Modern compression is the technology used today by computers in order to pass data from place to place using less data then it would take to simply transfer these data as they are. Compression is quite common these days and is used transparently in many computer systems.
Subject: Storage | September 27, 2005 - 11:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
16Mb cache and 500 Gb in size, the Hitachi Deskstar T7K500 Hard Drive reviewed by Xtreme Resources is one fast drive, that you'll take a while filling up.
"The capacity of hard disk drives grows daily, along with their speed. I still remember the first hard disk drives in the systems I first saw, drives that their capacity was merely 1/10th of the RS-MMC I hold right now, which is smaller than my fingertip.
Subject: Storage | July 26, 2005 - 02:05 PM | Ryan Shrout
The other issue with solid state storage is that DRAM is volatile, meaning that as soon as power is removed from the drive, all of your data would be lost.
Subject: Storage | May 23, 2005 - 06:03 PM | Ryan Shrout
While at E3 I met up with the folks at Western Digital to discuss their future plans for the enthusiast market. They were obviously very happy about the success of the Raptor drive in the market and were looking on towards the next step in their high-RPM drives. Perhaps we'll see some higher capacities soon?
In other news that we can discuss, WD announced a 16MB cache part to compete against Maxtor's drives that have been out for a few months re
Subject: Storage | May 19, 2005 - 05:24 PM | Chuck Smith
TDK has unveiled a 100 GB Blu-Ray disc at a Tokyo exibition this week. TDK has achieved this higher capacity by making this a four layer disc that can record data at 72Mbps (bits per second), double the 36Mbps rate for current Blu-Ray Discs. More can be read at The Register and at Macworld
The beast holds up to 100GB of data.