Zalman's multi-talented drive docking station

Subject: Storage | February 15, 2011 - 06:14 PM |

Zalman's ZM-MH200 Dual HDD Docking Station sports two sockets that can handle 3.5" and 2.5" disk drives as well as having a microSD port for your small storage.  It connects to your PC via USB 2.0 or eSATA, so it is a little slower than competitors models which use USB 3.0.  Steve definitely gave it points for stlye,

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Zalman

Introduction and Specifications

One new product Zalman added to their lineup in late in 2010 was the ZM-MH200 dual hard drive docking station. This docking station supports 3.5" and 2.5" SATA drives as well as other storage components like micro SD cards, regular SD cards, and USB 2.0 devices.

Thermaltakes's popular BlacX gets a USB 3.0 update

Subject: Storage | February 9, 2011 - 12:35 PM |

The Thermaltake BlacX external HDD was very popular when it first arrived and the updated 5G USB 3.0
looks to be even more popular.  Resembling a toaster when populated, the device is intended for naked drives making it easy to swap out HDD without disassembling a cage.  The testing that The Tech Report performed confirme

Do online back ups like a boss

Subject: Storage | February 4, 2011 - 11:48 AM |

Techware Labs has recently tried out CA Technologies' backup service, a small part of their popular software suite.  By installing a relatively small piece of software and running through the initial back up process after choosing the size of your storage space, you can access any of your files from anywhere.  That freedom impressed Techware Labs as they retrieved a file initially backed up from a desktop PC to their laptop with no problems at all.  The suite does seem a little pric

Kingston's USB 3.0 SSD will cost you a bit and impress you a lot

Subject: Storage | February 1, 2011 - 02:39 PM |

With the plethora of SSDs that have arrived on the market we have learned that flash based storage with a properly implemented controller is incredibly fast.  That is important now that we have a portable connector that can sustain transfer speeds high enough that a fast drive is necessary.  USB 3.0 is pushing portable USB drive makers to implement faster drives, an example of which is the 128GB Kingston HyperX Max USB 3.0 SSD

Big storage in a small package; WD's new Scorpio Black 750GB

Subject: Storage | January 27, 2011 - 03:11 PM |

Even laptops need big amounts of storage, though you still need a trade off between power consumption and speed when using a platter based drive.  One of the most popular solutions are

Samsung builds its 470 series SSDs from scratch

Subject: Storage | January 18, 2011 - 05:01 PM |

Samsung has a plan; they make their own flash memory and are hoping that will help them with their SSD lineup, both in cost and performance.  Their only cheat is the controller which is a 32-bit ARM9 processor and not technically a Samsung product.  Inside one particular fact stands out, which is that the PCB is only 3" long and 1.8" wide so we may see sub 2.5" drives from Samsung in the near future.

An updated SSD performance roundup

Subject: Storage | January 11, 2011 - 01:20 PM |

TechARP has recently updated their seven SSD round up, specifically seeing how Windows 7's built in SSD features work.  They are focused on the raw performance of the drive, as opposed to calculating a performance per dollar metric or the price per gigabyte.  The drives run from 30GB up to 160GB and each and every one shows the performance difference you can expect from upgrading to an SSD.  If you still aren't convinced that these drives will improve your computing experience you should read through the

Source: Tech ARP

CES 2011: Corsair's new P3 series SSD's sports next gen Marvell SATA 6Gb/sec controller

Subject: Storage | January 8, 2011 - 03:00 AM |

We paid a visit to the Corsair booth on the CES show floor for a peek at their new P3 series SSD line:

These will be available in 64, 128, and 256GB versions.