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://firstname.lastname@example.org. 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