Subject: Storage | January 3, 2006 - 08:45 PM | Ryan Shrout
Yes!!! More information available at their website. These new drives will support NCQ, have a 16 MB buffer, spin at the same 10k RPM and come at a cost of $309 MSRP.
WD DOUBLES WD RAPTORÂ® CAPACITY TO 150 GB
World's Highest Performance SATA Hard Drive Also has Double the Cache, Additional Features for Enterprise Applications
LAKE FOREST, Calif. Jan. 3, 2006 Western Digital Corp.
Subject: Storage | December 28, 2005 - 05:53 PM | Ryan Shrout
According this write up at The Inquirer, it looks like Western Digital might be making my dreams come true by releasing a new Raptor driver with a 150 GB capacity, SATA-II support and NCQ as well!
The new model, the WD1500 addresses the biggest problem everyone had with drives: capacity. In today's world, where author of this article can download eight gigs in a single night, a 36GB capacity seems laughable. Especially when you can get 250GB for the very same price as a 36GB model.
XFX's Revo64 is a unique RAID controller offering speed and security. Does the PCI interface matter? How can it compare to the Silicon Image SiL 3132 and NVIDIA controllers? The results are very interesting indeed! (This also a good review of integrated controllers).
Subject: Storage | December 15, 2005 - 03:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNet has an article that gives you some insight into the minds of Seagate's engineers. Significant amounts of money have been invested in nanotechnology, and it may well be affecting their next generation of hard drives.
"The Londonderry plant will now become a nanotechnology center of excellence in the development of
thin film technology, specializing in next generation and leading-edge photolithography.
Subject: Storage | December 13, 2005 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PureOverclock provides some much needed help with buying flash drives. With literally dozens of makers providing them now, all at different prices, is there really a difference, or are you just paying for the name and the colourful finish on the body of the drive?
'In this round-up I'll be looking at six USB flash drives, some no frills but with a price worthy
of consideration and others with all the bells and whistles some out there may find essential.
Subject: Storage | December 8, 2005 - 12:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has done some exhaustive testing on 2 chipsets that support SATA RAID, the nForce4 and the Intel ICH7R. It starts of with a good quick explanation of what the different types of RAID are, an dwhy each is used, so check it out if you are unsure of what exactly RAID 10 is.
"STORAGE SUBSYSTEMS DON'T GET nearly enough attention, though they're arguably the most important
subsystem of a modern PC.
Subject: Storage | December 5, 2005 - 06:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HVDs, aka Holographic Video Discs may be available by 2006. With HD and Blu Ray fighting it out right now, what will happen to standards when you can buy a differnet type of disk that holds 100's of gigs of storage? CoolTechZone shares their thoughts on what that could mean, check it out here.
"It wasn't too long ago when Holographic storage was the stuff legends were made off. It discussed how a single DVD sized disc would be able to hold over 1TB of data.
Subject: Storage | December 2, 2005 - 05:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It wasn't too long ago that the only mobile strage you could get was expensive, held very little, and was very fragile. Now a lot of people can't leave home without a few hundred megs worth of data in their pockets. OCZ has produced the Rally drive for just that type of person, so head over to Overclocker's Online, and see how fast you can fill up a 2 gig USB2 drive.
"I've now had these two units for about a month, the ability to drop half a DVD's worth of content
on to the drive in a
Subject: Storage | November 30, 2005 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As Solid State storage becomes more common, and less volatile when the power goes off, 3.5" & 2.5" hard drives may disappear. This could mean notebook computers becom even more light and skinny, and storage will be even denser. The big question is of course the price, and The Inquirer is reporting that the costs will be much more attractive over the coming year.
The market research company predicted that NAND memory average selling price will fall by 43% CAGR
between 2004 and 2009, but other factors t