Sony adds SATA interface to tape drives
Jan 11, 2006 - in News
Sony claims it is the first manufacturer of tape drives that integrate a SATA interface.
Maxtor unveils new network storage device for Macs
Jan 10, 2006 - in News
Maxtor has shown off its new Shared Storage Plus device for the Mac at this week's Macworld in San Francisco. The network storage drive allows Mac users to backup their photos, videos and other files. A print server is also integrated.
CES 2006: 500 Gb likely the end of the line for current HDD storage technology
Jan 6, 2006 - in News
With literally millions of content items finding their way in the digital stream to various CE platforms over the coming months and years, there never has been a better time than today to be in the storage business.
CES 2006: Maxtor announces OneTouch external hard drive series up to 1 Tb
Jan 5, 2006 - in News
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Western Digital increases capacity of Raptor drive to 150 GB
Jan 3, 2006 - in News
Western Digital (WD) today announced that it has doubled the size of its Raptor harddrive. Already considered to be the best performing SATA device available today, the manufacturer enhanced the drive with I/O performance improvements through native command queuing (NCQ).
Safer 6 for RAID Controllers
Jan 2, 2006 - in Reviews
Adaptec, Areca and Promise are currently the only controller manufacturers that offer RAID 6 support, providing double drive failure redundancy and high-grade data safety. However, not all of them perform as well as we expected.
The Latest DVD Writers' True Speeds
Dec 30, 2005 - in Reviews
Between the alphabet soup of the different standards and the disparity between vendors' claims and true speeds, choosing the right DVD writer is not much fun. To spare you the headache, we detail the latest DVD writers available from NEC ND-3540A, Pioneer DVR-110D, Plextor PX-740A, Sony DRU-810A and Toshiba SDR-5472 and gauge their true speeds.
Aspire's LAN Party Proud X-Qpack Case
Dec 23, 2005 - in Reviews
Aspire's MicroATX, X-Qpack case should do any LAN partygoer proud with three, transparent windows to show off what is under the hood. While the carrying handle is flimsy, its small, cube-shaped form factor makes the case easy to carry around as well.
Samsung Adds Capacity to Fast-and-Quiet T133 Series
Dec 21, 2005 - in Reviews
Samsung says high storage densities are now part of its ultra-quiet and -fast hard drive mix. With three platters in place, we see whether SATA and UltraATA drives with 300 GB of capacity pass the speed and ergonomics test.
Tom's Hardware launches interactive Hard Disk Charts
Dec 19, 2005 - in News
Not sure which hard drive to buy? Curious how new hard drives compare to your drives? Here's the answer: Tom's Hardware today expanded its interactive performance comparison tools with Hard Disk Charts: Compare current hard drives in 16 disciplines to find out which one works best for you. A new price/performance index now reveals the most bang for the buck in real time.
Seagate's Half-A-TeraByte Hard Drive Comes at a Price
Dec 16, 2005 - in Reviews
Seagate is only the second vendor to offer a 500 GB hard drive, but such a large capacity comes at a price. Despite a full five-year warranty and other features, the Barracuda 7200.9's speed fails to live up to its predecessor - and that is not a good precedent to set for hard drives in general.
Panasonic initiates production of 50 GByte Blu-ray discs
Dec 6, 2005 - in News
Matsushita's Panasonic division announced that it has started pilot production of single-layer, Blu-ray-based BD-ROM media. The company said that it is currently working on replicating the process to dual-layer BD-ROM discs with 50 GByte of storage capacity.
A New RAM Hard Drive from HyperOs
Dec 5, 2005 - in Reviews
Gigabyte will not rest on its laurels for long as the first vendor to offer a working hard drive composed of DRAM memory modules if Britain-based HyperOs Systems has its way. We scrutinize the company's 16 GB, DDR solid state hard drive and see how its performance holds up against Gigabyte's i-RAM.
RAID on Rye
Dec 1, 2005 - in Reviews
Who said only PCs could be modded and that server designs had to be boring? THG sits down with designer Dave Goeke who discusses his pride and joy: a Linux file server with RAID storage in a working toaster. Or is it really a toaster in which you can store your files?
HDD DVD recorder prices still high due to lack of supply of key components
Nov 28, 2005 - in News
Production costs for HDD (hard disk drive) DVD recorders remain high and difficult to drop due to few back-end LSI (large scale integration) ICs and no locally produced HDDs for leading Taiwanese makers, according to local industry sources.
PCI Express Battles PCI-X
Nov 23, 2005 - in Reviews
After comparing the latest SATA II RAID cards, we wanted to know whether PCI Express can actually outperform PCI-X. We used HighPoint's RocketRAID 2220 and 2320 models to help us find out.
Fujitsu debuts energy saving large capacity drives
Nov 22, 2005 - in News
Fujitsu has recently announced a new line of Fibre Channel drives for their Eternus storage units. The drives top out at 500 GByte each and have a "Eco-Mode" that pauses the spinning platters when the drives are inactive.
New Toshiba SATA Drives Lack Performance Increase
Nov 17, 2005 - in Reviews
The Toshiba GSX series offers Serial ATA interfaces and capacities of up to 100 GB, but is not able to outperform its competition.
Fast and Furious: New 7200 mobile drives from Hitachi And Seagate
Nov 11, 2005 - in Reviews
Two new 7200 RPM notebook drives from Hitachi and Seagate are ready to power your high-performance notebook. Both perform well, but have different advantages - and warranties.
Taking Linux On The Road With Ubuntu
Nov 10, 2005 - in Reviews
Ubuntu is a Linux distribution aimed at end users who are tired of Windows. Stored on a USB memory device, you can now take a fully-featured desktop OS and applications anywhere you go!
SATA Spells Trouble for SCSI RAID: Five Controllers Put to the Test
Oct 31, 2005 - in Reviews
We gathered the latest generation of RAID controllers at our test lab to show off their performance and features. Five products ranging between $270 and $650 battle for the system administrator's attention.
Adtron intros sub-$2000 Flash harddrive
Oct 25, 2005 - in News
Solid-state storage may come much sooner into reach for consumers than many expected just a few years ago. Adtron's 8 GByte A35FB drive is further evidence that Flash harddrives are stepping down the price ladder and could complement traditional harddrives in the not too distant future.
External Storage With A Mac Design
Oct 20, 2005 - in Reviews
It may look like an Apple Mac Mini, but Macpower's M9-DX Mini Pod is a powerful 400 GB external storage device for both Macs and PCs.
Samsung expects to take 20 percent of desktop storage market with hybrid drives
Oct 20, 2005 - in News
In line with its announcement of developing NAND flash based Solid State Disks (SSDs) in mid-2005, Samsung Electronics expects its NAND flash based SSDs to grab 20 percent of the desktop PC storage market by 2008, according to a company official during a "Flash Day" event held in Taiwan.
Western Digital Goes Flashy With Lighted Hard Drive
Oct 14, 2005 - in Reviews
It looks like an ordinary external hard drive, but the latest product from Western Digital comes with variable lighting effects, which help it show off from dusk til dawn.
Analysts expect new iPods, Macs at special event
Oct 6, 2005 - in News
Over the last two days several Wall Street analysts have weighed in with their expectations for next week's Apple special event, predicting updates to Apple's hard disk drive (HDD) iPods and Macintosh product lines.
The WD Caviar SE16 400 GB Gets Ready to Face The World
Oct 3, 2005 - in Reviews
The new WD top model offers neat features and a whopping 400 GB, but little performance improvement over the 320 GB version. How does it compare to other 400 GB drives?
Spansion said to be planning NOR flash price increase
Sep 29, 2005 - in News
Spansion has informed customers about price increases for 4Mbit and 8Mbit NOR flash from late September while Silicon Storage Technology (SST) may also follow suit, according to industry sources.
SanDisk launches secure memory card
Sep 27, 2005 - in News
SanDisk, the company that pioneered flash memory storage cards, unveiled a new range of memory chip cards on Tuesday, incorporating an anti-piracy software chip to lure the entertainment market to a new storage medium.
Round-Up: Comparison Testing of 22 Hard Disk Drives
Sep 27, 2005 - in Reviews
We put 14 SATA and 8 UltraATA models through their paces in the THG test labs. The result is a familiar look and feel for a new product category round-up: hard disks.