TravelStar 7K200 and 5K250 Beat the Band
Nov 15, 2007 - in Reviews
While the storage market is in motion thanks to Flash SSDs and Hybrid HDDs, Hitachi's new top models show that there has also been great progress in the conventional 2.5" drive space.
HyperDrive 4 Redefines Solid State Storage
Nov 7, 2007 - in Reviews
SSD drives are coming, but RAM drives are the real thing for true enthusiasts. These things are super fast. We compare the new HyperOS RAM drive to SanDisk's SSD drive.
The Terabyte Battle
Nov 5, 2007 - in Reviews
Seagate is the third hard drive maker to join the exclusive terabyte club. Its Barracuda 7200.11 competes with Hitachi's DeskStar 7K1000 and the power-saving Caviar GP by Western Digital. Who comes out on top?
Take Your Storage Online
Oct 17, 2007 - in Reviews
We put 7 online storage sites to the test to see how they compare.
Parallel Processing, Part 2: RAM and HDD
Oct 17, 2007 - in Reviews
The second part of this article series deals with the differences between single and dual channel memory, and the performance benefits of using RAID with two or even four hard drives.
WD Caviar GP: The "Green" 1 TB Drive
Oct 11, 2007 - in Reviews
Terabyte drives from Samsung and Seagate have been delayed, but WD just released a new 1,000 GB hard drive called the Caviar GP. It's no performance champion, but it's probably the most efficient desktop hard drive ever.
SAS Hard Drives: 15,000 vs. 10,000 RPM
Oct 10, 2007 - in Reviews
Server hard drives are migrating from 3.5" to the faster and more-efficient 2.5" form factor. But what's the performance difference between 15k and 10k RPM in the SAS space?
The Booth Babes of IFA 2007 Berlin Part II
Sep 3, 2007 - in Picture Story
Miss IFA 2007
Is Zettabits Next Generation Storage?
Aug 28, 2007 - in Reviews
Zettabyte offers for rent storage units bundled with online backup services. zBox is your local storage device and it's synchronize with Zettabyte servers via secured connections. Is it the best of both worlds?
Energy-Efficient Computing Options
Aug 21, 2007 - in Reviews
Performance still is the most-important factor, but energy efficiency is getting more attention when it comes to component decisions. We scan low-power options that are available.
500 GB External Drives Tested
Aug 17, 2007 - in Reviews
Forget about boosting storage capacity with old-fashioned hard drives. External devices are the way to go. We look at four 500 GB products from LaCie, Western Digital and Wiebetech.
Is On-The-Go Storage Ready for Primetime?
Aug 15, 2007 - in Reviews
On-the-go hard disks allow users to back up USB flash drive or memory card data without a PC - or at least in theory. But two devices from Startech and Thecus were not without their faults.
Solid State Disk Drives Are Here
Aug 13, 2007 - in Reviews
SanDisk's SSD5000 shows that flash-based drives really do offer superior performance, while consuming less power. Still, there are some drawbacks.
Aug 12, 2007 - in Picture Story
Stranglehold will feature many classic John Woo face-offs.
Unified Serial RAID Controllers for PCIe
Aug 10, 2007 - in Reviews
Storage vendors are unifying professional and semi-professional RAID controllers by supporting both SAS and SATA. We look at a set of products and their performance.
RAID Scaling Charts, Part 2
Aug 7, 2007 - in Reviews
We saw what RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 0+1 offer in Part 1 of our RAID Charts. Now, we put RAID 5 and RAID 6 to the test.
Enthusiast 2.5" HDDs: Speed or Capacity?
Aug 2, 2007 - in Reviews
Notebook hard drive performance is crucial for a smooth performance experience. We took a look at the new high-end drives from Fujitsu and Samsung.
Storage Accessories for Geeks and Pros
Jul 26, 2007 - in Reviews
Accusys, Icydock and Wiebetech's new external hard drive boxes offer some nifty storage apps. Unfortunately, the technologies do not justify their high prices.
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Beta
Jul 24, 2007 - in Picture Story
Here's a rare moment where I was actually alive during a warm-up.
The Top 20 Movie Shootouts
Jul 17, 2007 - in Picture Story
Sundance (Robert Redford) provides cover as Butch (Paul Newman) makes his way to their horses in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969).
Should You Care About Hybrid Hard Drives?
Jul 13, 2007 - in Reviews
Samsung's HM16HJI comes with 256 MB of on-board Flash memory, which is used as an operating system and application buffer. How much does the hybrid design reduce latency and save on battery power during idle time? Our initial results, unfortunately, are disappointing.
The Wii Zapper with Resident Evil
Jul 12, 2007 - in Picture Story
Nintendo's Wii Zapper in action.
The Raid Migration Adventure
Jul 10, 2007 - in Reviews
All RAID arrays aren't created equal, and as a result you may not be able to keep using your existing configuration when you update your platform.
WD's 750 GB Hard Disk Sets New Records
Jul 6, 2007 - in Reviews
Can the new Western Digital Caviar WD7500 match the company's Raptor in performance? And, what technical advances does it offer?
RAID Scaling Charts, Part 1
Jul 2, 2007 - in Reviews
How do RAID arrays scale as you increase the number of hard drives they contain? Part 1 of our RAID Charts project shows all the benchmark results for RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 0+1 setups across two to eight disk drives.
Meet Drobo: A Data-Saving Robot
Jun 27, 2007 - in Reviews
Conventional RAID solutions can be expensive, difficult to handle and hard to upgrade. Data Robotics offers you an alternative: Drobo, a robot that will fix your storage problems.
DynaPower Cases: Common Features
Jun 19, 2007 - in Picture Story
DynaPower packs its cases in an elegant velvety bag. No, it's not a feature but it sure is nice to get a case all wrapped up like this.
DynaPower Dark Warrior Case
Jun 19, 2007 - in Picture Story
The Dark Warrior is busting out of the case. It has got the same two air slots as the Hachiman.
Asus Brings True DIY into Notebooks
Jun 7, 2007 - in Picture Story
Asus calls its DIY notebook C90S. It looks and feels like a regular notebook, but utilizes desktop components and has a fan array in the back to keep the desktop components cool. Four screws need to be removed to open the bottom cover.
WD Brings 250 GB HDDs to Notebooks
Jun 4, 2007 - in Reviews
Western Digital's Scorpio is the first 250 GB notebook hard drive. We compare it to eight competing devices and rank it in our Interactive Notebook HDD Charts.