Subject: Storage | July 6, 2009 - 06:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report takes a quick peek at an upgrade kit designed to get you up and running with the Intel X-25M SSD. The kit includes adaptors for a home system, which you would not need in a mobile system. They ran some quick tests, avoiding the amount of benchmarking that Allyn has done; much to the dismay of those trying to sell SSD drives. The mobile performance increase is noticeable at a glance, while we are all familiar with the performance on a desktop.
Subject: Storage | July 2, 2009 - 03:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report's previous review of SSDs, in which they found serious problems with the performance of the Indilinx Barefoot controlled Super Talent and OCZ SSD drives generated some feedback from listeners. Their comments can be summed up as a complaint that if they had used Vista, instead of XP and its default 63-sector partition offset which is a problem for Indilinx controlled SSDs and updated the firmware of the drives, all the problems would go away. Read on to see how the test results differed from their first
Subject: Storage | June 29, 2009 - 02:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Now that Blu-Ray burners and re-writers are sitting near the $200 mark, the DVD seems to be on its way to extinction. It is not just the sheer size of storage on this optical media, the disks themselves are much more resistant to scratching and a rewriteable disk will not become useless after just a few uses. Even more attractive than the first generation of disks are the new single and dual-layer BluRay discs;
Subject: Storage | June 25, 2009 - 04:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA. June 25th, 2009.
Subject: Storage | June 25, 2009 - 12:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Looking nice in shiny white and standing all of 6.7" tall, 3.9" wide, and 6.3" deep, the Western Digital My Book World Edition II
might just help save your sanity. Since it is easy to use, looks relatively attractive and is small enough to hide if necessary, this NAS might be just the thing to get your friends and family members to actually do a back up of their important stuff. Just a few minutes
Subject: Storage | June 23, 2009 - 04:33 PM | Ryan Shrout
According to a story over at Fudzilla, Intel is working on some upgrades to their line of solid state drives this winter. Apparently Intel is converting their flash drives to use 34nm NAND and will introduce a 320GB version in addition to the 160GB and 80GB model based on the new memory technology. While the cost per GB will surely go down with this memory change, the price on the 320GB model could be pretty staggering - well over the 160GB model you can
Subject: Storage | June 22, 2009 - 06:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Picking up a terabyte sized drive is nothing special today, they are rather inexpensive and come in various flavours of energy savings and performance. Hardware Secrets has rounded up a dozen different 1TB HDDs (sorry none are SSDs), ranging from the speed at any cost to those who see power savings as their main focus. Drop by and see which one(s) catch your interest.
Subject: Storage | June 18, 2009 - 02:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Allyn has a natural talent when it comes to exposing the weaknesses of the new solid state drives and exposing them to the world. He has also had great success working with the companies that produce them to bring the drives back from the dead, like he did with Intel. His current targets are the OCZ Vertex and Super Talent UltraDrive ME, both using the Indilinx
controller. Check out what happened when he ran them through the gauntlet at the top of the page.
Subject: Storage | June 17, 2009 - 06:03 PM | Allyn Malventano
There have been various rumors flying about Western Digital bringing a SSD to market. I wanted to take a quick moment to clear the air on this before those rumors get out of hand.
We revisit the OCZ Vertex and throw in the recently introduced Super Talent UltraDrive ME into the mix. Both drives are controlled by the ARM-based Indilinx CPU. We put these two against SSD's with Samsung, Intel, and JMicron controllers, and even threw a few high end hard drives for fun. Evaluation of fragmentation slow downs and TRIM tool operation will also be addressed. Come on in and check 'er out!