1 TB, Blu-ray Compatible Optical Disc Announced
May 29, 2008 - in News
Call/Recall has announced it is developing a 1TB optical drive and disk, backwards compatible with Blu-ray, in partnership with with the Nichia Corporation of Japan.
Intel And Micron Announce New Flash Chips: 1000 Songs On Your Fingernail
May 29, 2008 - in News
Santa Clara (CA) - Despite continuing pricing pressure in the global flash industry, manufacturers are pushing hard to drive the technology further along: Intel and Micron are first to announce 34 nm NAND flash chips, which hold the potential to store 4 GB on a tiny chip, 64 GB on chips for portable devices and up to 512 GB in solid state disk drives.
Lacie Announces External 4x Blu-ray Writer
May 27, 2008 - in News
Lacie has increased the burn speeds of its d2 Blu-ray drive from a 2x to a 4x rating.
First Look: VIA OpenBook Mini-Notebook
May 27, 2008 - in Picture Story
You can't buy the OpenBook mini-notebook computer directly from VIA, but some of its features, like WiMax capability, may set your heart thumping.
Samsung Announces 256 GB MLC SATA II SSD
May 26, 2008 - in News
Samsung announced yesterday at its fifth annual Mobile Solution Forum, the company’s development of the world’s fastest, 2.5 inch, 256 GB MLC SSD with a SATA II interface.
HP Pitches Green Printers, Samsung Green Hard Drives
May 22, 2008 - in News
Chicago (IL) - If there is one trend in the IT industry that you simply can miss than it is green technology and we are seeing more and more companies increasing their product and marketing focus on this topic every day.
Mtron Announces Fastest SSDs In Existence
May 16, 2008 - in News
Seoul (South Korea) - South Korea-based Mtron has announced the fastest solid state drives in existence.
Toshiba aims to have 50% of SSD market share by 2011
May 9, 2008 - in News
Reports show that Toshiba has high hopes regarding its presence in the SSD Market over the next few years and is committing to having 50 percent of the SSD market under its belt in as little as two years time.
Memoright SSDs: The End of Hard Drives?
May 9, 2008 - in Reviews
Memoright has achieved an important milestone with its flash SSD: the device’s performance is truly better than that of any competing hard drive we have seen to date. Any skepticism one might have had about SSDs’ future should now be put to rest.
Super Talent Announces 120 GB SSD For $650
May 6, 2008 - in News
California based Super Talent Technology made waves yesterday when it announced that all of its latest MasterDrive MX SSDs are to be priced under $1000.
XBOX 360 Finally Getting Blu-ray
May 2, 2008 - in News
After months of rumors and denials, the XBOX 360 with a Blu-ray disc drive is due to be manufactured soon and shipped in Q3 of 2008. Pegatron Technology, an OEM subsidiary of Asustek Computer, is reported to have received the winning order from Microsoft
External RAID Storage
May 1, 2008 - in Reviews
iSCSI and SAS storage are flexible and powerful — but expensive. We looked at two direct attached storage solution kits from Accusys and AMCC/3Ware.
Storing Data For The Next 1000 Years
Apr 22, 2008 - in News
Santa Cruz (CA) – Have you ever thought how vulnerable your data may be through the simple fact that you may be storing your entire digital life on a single hard drive? On single drive can hold tens of thousands of pictures, thousands of music files, vid
WD's New Raptor Drive <i><b>Is</i></b> a Bird of Prey!
Apr 21, 2008 - in Reviews
Western Digital's VelociRaptor is here, and it comes with a bang. The new 10,000 RPM 2.5" SATA hard drive's primal scream is loud enough to intimidate the competition.
Install A Solid State Drive In Your Notebook
Apr 18, 2008 - in Reviews
We explain how to install a Solid State Disk (SSD) in your notebook computer, while retaining a hard disk for data storage.
LaCie and SimpleTech Dual Drive Mammoths
Apr 15, 2008 - in Reviews
External drives are becoming the storage backbone for home users. Single drive solutions do not provide true data safety, though, as a drive failure will kill all your data. LaCie and SimpleTech move beyond single-drive storage with dual-drive solutions.
Spintronics At Work: IBM Outlines "racetrack" Memory
Apr 10, 2008 - in News
San Jose (CA) - IBM today pitched a completely new storage technology that could replace traditional hard drives and flash-based solid state disk drives (SSDs).
Adaptec's Series 5 Unified Serial Controllers
Apr 8, 2008 - in Reviews
RAID controllers are of little interest to enthusiast users, but the entire IT industry relies on them. The new Adaptec RAID cards target all sorts of business storage solutions in the areas of DAS, NAS and SAN.
High-Security Flash Storage
Apr 4, 2008 - in Reviews
It's not the fastest, sleekest or smallest USB drive, but Corsair's Survivor offers 32 GB of capacity, security features and a waterproof design.
iSCSI SANs Compared
Apr 2, 2008 - in Reviews
Ethernet-attached Storage Area Networks are the smartest way of handling storage in small and medium-sized businesses. We compare iSCSI SANs from Adaptec and Enhance Technology.
Mar 13, 2008 - in Picture Story
Tabula Rasa exchanges swords and orcs for guns and aliens. Click here for large version
Can Heterogeneous RAID Arrays Work?
Mar 13, 2008 - in Reviews
Storage experts typically recommend homogenous RAID arrays, but what happens if you do not use identical hard drives?
Storage Accessories: Move, Cool, Multiply
Mar 7, 2008 - in Reviews
We look at a port multiplier for eSATA; a combined portable and permanent storage solution; a USB-to-eSATA dongle and a hard drive cooler and noise dampener. There's something for everyone.
Samsung First To Ship 500 GB Notebook HDD
Mar 5, 2008 - in News
$300 could buy you a 32 GB solid state disk drive for your notebook - or half a terabyte of traditional storage space. What will it be?
SanDisk Introduces FlashBack Adapter As Notebook HDD Backup
Mar 4, 2008 - in News
SanDisk announced the availability of its FlashBack adapter as a backup storage media to protect against unexpected PC system failure or hard disk drive (HDD) crash.
Fujitsu Announces 500 GB Notebook Hard Drive
Feb 25, 2008 - in News
Terabyte notebooks could be hitting the market at the end of the second quarter of this year as Fujitsu is preparing to roll out the first 500 GB 2.5" mainstream hard drives.
DVD Formats Expected To Remain Optical Storage Mainstream Over Next 3-5 Years
Feb 22, 2008 - in News
Although Blu-ray Disc (BD) has won the blue-laser format war, the current mainstream status of red-laser DVD formats, including +R/-R and +RW/-RW, in the global storage market will continue over the next three to five years, according to representative director Koki Aizawa for the Rewritable Products Promotion Initiative (RW PPI) under the Japan-based DVD Forum.
WD and Toshiba Join the 320 GB 2.5" HDD Club
Feb 18, 2008 - in Reviews
Western Digital's 320 GB Scorpio and Toshiba's MK3252GSX laptop hard drives compete directly against Samsung's Spinpoint M6. Our tests show how the two newcomers compare to Samsung's offering.
Portable Storage: Convenience is the Key
Feb 12, 2008 - in Reviews
Buffalo, Fujitsu, Maxtor, SimpleTech and Western Digital - all offer portable 2.5" hard drives at up to 320 GB, but some still lack features to make backup and synchronization an easy process.
HP Announces SSD Business Desktop PC
Jan 25, 2008 - in News
HP has updated its compact desktop PC offering for businesses with two new models - and its first PC that can be ordered with a NAND flash-based solid state disk (SSD) drive.