Samsung TS-H552B 16X DVD-R/RW Review

Subject: Storage | March 23, 2005 - 02:31 AM |
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Check out this review of Samsungs TS-H552B 16X DVD-R/RW over at Verum Media.

 "As you can see from the selection above, Samsung has offered up a solid product package and software suite for the TS-H552B. This drive is quite cheap, ranging in the mid $60 range shipped. Anything offering high speed burning and a software suite at a price like that needs to be given a good look. Now that we've seen what Samsung offers with the TS-H552B, let's take a quick look some data and write times obtained in our tests.

Source: Verum Media

Intel Matrix RAID Tested

Subject: Storage | March 9, 2005 - 03:23 PM |
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The fine folks over at The Tech Report have written an article that shows the benefits to Intel's new Matrix RAID technology, currently available only on the ICH6R south bridge chip.  Is the technology that makes moving to RAID cheap enough for all of us?

Based on the results of our testing, Matrix RAID volumes appear to be every bit as fast as their traditional RAID counterparts.

Corsair Announces 2GB USB Flash Voyager Drive

Subject: Storage | January 27, 2005 - 11:04 PM |
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Fremont, California, January 18, 2005: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced immediate availability of a new 2GB Hi-Speed USB 2.0 flash drive.

New CE-ATA Storage Interface Building Steam

Subject: Storage | January 9, 2005 - 11:40 AM |
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 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES), Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2005 - CE-ATA, the storage interface for next-generation handhelds and portable consumer electronics devices, has reached a number of milestones that underscore progress made with the specification and the industry since the initiative was launched at the Intel Developer Forum in September.

Pioneer DVR-S806 16x Dual-Layer DVD Writer

Subject: Storage | January 7, 2005 - 10:01 AM |
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  • External DVD writer capable of recording at up to 16x write speed on DVD-R or +R discs (use Pioneer-recommended 8x discs or media that are designed for this recording speed

  • Up to 4x write speed on DVD+R DL (double-layer) discs (use Pioneer-recommended 2.4x discs)

  • Pioneer's original "honeycomb structure" and other improvements to the internal structure have dra

Source: CoolTechZone

Shuttle CR40 DVD+RW DL 16x Burner

Subject: Storage | December 21, 2004 - 03:42 PM |
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According to Shuttle, the world's first 16X DVD writer with 'style'; it's Simply Beautiful! Designed to match the XPC's superb industrial design and performance metrics, this latest addition to the XPC Accessories product-line features fast 16X DVD ± RW burning (4X DL b

Source: Club OC

Western Digital Answers Customer Call...

Subject: Storage | December 9, 2004 - 07:00 PM |
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LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Oct. 4, 2004 - Addressing a large and fast-growing segment of the storage industry and demand for notebook-class hard drives from independent, high-volume suppliers, Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today introduced its WD Scorpio™ high-performance, low-power 2.5 inch hard drive for notebooks and other portable digital devices. With its new product, WD is delivering the features and industry-leading specifications that offer the greatest benefits to its customers: high reliability, low power and fast performance.

Kingston Data Traveler Elite 1GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive

Subject: Storage | November 23, 2004 - 10:13 PM |
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No sooner had I mentioned the variety of products from Kingston, than into my in-tray pops this review of their top of the range USB 2.0 Flash Drive. The Data Traveller Elite is aimed squarely at the Corporate I.T. user, combining advanced data security with outstanding performance.

Source: Bjorn3D

Maxtor Atlas SCSI Review + Misc other storage news

Subject: Storage | September 22, 2004 - 01:00 PM |
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The crew over at The Tech Report has just posted their Maxtor Atlas 10K V SCSI Review. Since your hard drives are usually the largest bottleneck (in a fairly new system), it is important to pay attention to how fast the drive is (along with the storage capacity). An excellent read as always...

Iomega Announces NAS 100d Network Storage Solution

Subject: Storage | September 16, 2004 - 04:00 PM |
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Iomega is announcing today the release of their new network attached storage device, the 100d.  It comes in two versions, a 160GB and 250GB version.  I spoke with Iomega about this device earlier in the week, and I can assure you this is more than just a hard drive with a network plug on it.  It is basically a very small form factor PC that is self contained and managed through a web interface that functions as network storage as well as a wireless access point if so desired.  We are supposed to be getting one of these soon from Iomega for testing and you can be sure we'll