storage

  • Can Old-School Hard Drives Compete With Today's?

    Can Old-School Hard Drives Compete With Today's?

    Well… no. But it is kind of a fun exercise to compare the HDDs of yesteryear with modern ones. The performance increase is really spectacular, and it’s helped enable things like HD video playback, high-resolution textures, and all kinds of other stuff. You may not have thought your drive was slow back in ’98, or that the one you’ve got now is particularly fast, but… Read More

  • The LaCie Stark Mobile 500GB USB 3.0 Hard Drive Gives A Lesson In Style, Mobility

    The LaCie Stark Mobile 500GB USB 3.0 Hard Drive Gives A Lesson In Style, Mobility

    External hard drives do not have to be stale and fake. They can look just as good as they perform and the latest from LaCie fits the profile nicely. The LaCie Starck Mobile USB 3.0 seems at first like every other external on the market, but then slowly you start to appricate the less is more design. It’s sexy. Read More

  • Review: Iomega USB eGo 1TB External Hard Drive

    Review: Iomega USB eGo 1TB External Hard Drive

    Short Version: This seemingly everyday USB 3.0 hard drive hides a couple dirty secrets. tl;dr don’t buy this drive. Why you ask? You’re going to have to click through for that. Read More

  • Hitachi's G-Drive Slim Is A Slim Drive, G

    Hitachi's G-Drive Slim Is A Slim Drive, G

    See what I did there? Because there’s really not much else to it: it’s a slim external drive with a slim 2.5″ 320GB HDD in it. What more do you need to know? Well, I guess I could tell you the price, and dimensions, and stuff like that. Read More

  • Kingston's SSDNow V+100 Drive Is One More Reason I'm Not Investing In SSD Yet

    Kingston's SSDNow V+100 Drive Is One More Reason I'm Not Investing In SSD Yet

    Here’s a little tidbit of news; nothing ground-breaking, but right in line with a trend I’ve been watching for a year or two now. Kingston has released an improved version of their enterprise SSD line with a version that internalizes TRIM support, making OS support for the SSD management utility irrelevant. At the rate Kingston and everyone else are improving base SSD technology… Read More

  • Panasonic Announces World's Smallest Blu-ray Recorder/HDD DVR

    Panasonic Announces World's Smallest Blu-ray Recorder/HDD DVR

    Panasonic today announced [JP] the DIGA DMR-BF200, which, according to Panasonic, is the smallest DVR integrating both a Blu-ray recorder and an HDD out there. The device is sized at 65×210×194mm, weighs 2.2kg, and can be placed vertically or horizontally. Read More

  • Sony Rolls Out SD Cards And A Reader

    Sony Rolls Out SD Cards And A Reader

    I usually don’t blog about the many, many memory cards that come out of Japan on a weekly basis, but things are a little different when Sony seems to be determined to continue embracing SD cards. Today, the company announced [JP] both, an SDXC card-compatible reader, the MRW-F3, and a whole series of SD cards. Read More

  • Western Digital Starts Shipping 3TB, 2.5TB Internal Hard Drives

    Western Digital Starts Shipping 3TB, 2.5TB Internal Hard Drives

    Western Digital outed a 3TB external hard drive under the My Book line just a few weeks ago, but now, the same 5400 RPM hard drive along with a slightly smaller 2.5TB version are available sans the enclosure. Both drives ship with an PCI-E Advanced Host Controller Interface Host Bus Adapter that will add operating system support for the large drives. Even with this card, the drive will not… Read More

  • Meet the PogoPlug Pro

    Meet the PogoPlug Pro

    Since it’s launch, the PogoPlug has been an interesting little NAS device. The PogoPlug software has been continually updated with new features. There’s a vibrant developer community. And, most interestingly to me, the PogoPlug does not try to hide the fact that it runs Linux; indeed, they even tell you how to SSH into the thing! The recently released business-oriented PogoPlug… Read More

  • Toshiba Is Working On 1TB Optical Discs

    Toshiba Is Working On 1TB Optical Discs

    In July this year, TDK announced BDXL Blu-ray discs with 100GB capacity. And now TDK is working on optical discs that even boast 1TB capacity. The company says the current prototype has 16 layers (four times more than on a Blu-ray disc), each with 32GB on each side (equaling 1,024GB). Read More