storage

  • 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

    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

    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

  • Western Digital Catches Up To Seagate With 3TB External HDD

    Seagate has been pushing its 3TB-per-drive advantage ever since it put out the 3TB GoFlex back in late June. They used ‘em to put 12TB into a 4-drive NAS, and I think some of that love must have trickled down to make this little 1.5TB baby possible. But their nemesis, Western Digital, may catch up in the coming months, having just announced a 3TB drive of their own. Read More

  • New DroboPro FS Is An 8-Drive NAS For Your Serious Backup Needs


    Another year, another Drobo. Well, this time around it’s not really that new, but it’s still noteworthy. You probably remember the NAS-focused Drobo FS and the giant 8-drive DroboPro, right? Well, sometimes when two storage solutions love each other very much… you get the idea. Read More

  • Seagate Stuffs 12TB Into The 4-Bay BlackArmor NAS 440

    Do you need a lot of storage? I mean, an amount that can be officially described as a shit-ton? But the only requirement you have is that the device has to be the size of a toaster. Well, buddy, do I have good news for you. Let me introduce you to the Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440. Read More

  • The Toshiba Canvio Portable Hard Drives Does The USB 3.0 Dance


    Slowly, but surely USB 3.0 is finding its way into more portable devices with the Toshiba Canvio being one of the latest. The just-announced Canvio 3.0 line brings USB 3.0 for no additional cost, while still offering the standard pre-loaded backup software and 256-bit data encryption. Available at the standard retail outlets, the line features a 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB drive, that carry the… Read More

  • The LaCie Wireless Space Is A Glorious Mash-up Of A NAS And Wireless Router

    Network-attached backup devices are sold at Walmart these days so excuse me if I don’t get that excited about the space anymore. They’re everywhere and for the most part, that’s a good thing as people really should be backing up their files somewhere. The latest from LaCie however, merges the NAS backup device with a wireless router in a fashion similar to Apple’s… Read More

  • Back To School 2010: Storing Your Data


    Nowadays, going from home to college doesn’t always mean a huge upgrade in connection speed (as it did for me), but you’re still going to find yourself downloading, trading, and storing stuff more than ever. But there are also more opportunities for streaming and storing things online. What are your best options for managing all that data? Read More

  • LaCie's MosKeyto Is About As Small As USB Keys Can Get

    Looking for a very, very small USB drive? Well, LaCie has got you covered. The new MosKeyto is about as small as I can picture these things getting. It comes with a little cap and a way to attach it to a keyring, but other than that it’s just your standard tiny USB 2.0 drive. It comes in 4GB ($18), 8GB ($28), and (soon) 16GB ($38 maybe?) flavors and also includes online storage at Wuala… Read More

  • New Samsung SSDs Appear In The Old Country

    Not everyone is buying into the SSD thing just yet — they’re still awfully expensive, and the technology seems to be improved monthly. But on the off chance you’ve just decided to leave the spinning platters of yesteryear behind, here are a few new Samsung drives that sound just dandy. Read More

  • Samsung S2 External Hard Drives Updated With USB 3.0 Goodness


    The Samsung S2 external hard drive line just got a bit more interesting. Not only are they a bit slimmer, the latest models rock USB 3.0 connectivity and just so that extra bandwidth doesn’t go to waste, 7,200 RPM hard drives as well. The drives come loaded with some random back up and security suites. So far the line is only announced for Euroland, but chances are we’ll see them… Read More

  • Will Motherboards Soon Offer On-Board Storage?

    For a long time, using a motherboard’s on-board resources was considered… uncivilized. But nowadays, you can run decent 3D on integrated graphics, and sound cards are less and less necessary as boards provide excellent built-in surround sound. Could storage be far behind? Well, yes, but it might not be long before you at least have your system partition baked right on in. Read More

  • Sexy RAID Tower From SansDigital


    The design of this 8-drive RAID tower is pretty clearly derived from the Mac Pro (and it would look great next to one), but I actually like this thing better. It’s the SansDigital TowerRAID TR8XP, and it’s got room for up to 8 SATA or SAS drives in there, for a (current) max capacity of 16TB and potential data read/writes at up to 700MB/s, depending on your RAID mode. It’ll… Read More

  • Toshiba's Wipe Technology Scrambles Self-Encrypting Disk Drives When The Power Is Cut

    A step forward in data security: Toshiba today announced what it claims to be the world’s first technology that makes it possible to automatically wipe sensitive data from self-encrypting drives when a system is powered down or the HDD is removed from the system. Dubbed Wipe, the solution automatically invalidates the security key that was used to encrypt the stored user data. Read More

  • Toshiba Lays Out Three New 2.5” Hard Drives

    On Monday, the Toshiba Storage Device Division released a new line of 2.5” mobile drives. These 7200 RPM SATA drives are designed for the more demanding user and are optimized for “demanding performance, power consumption, and durability requirements.” Excellent; bigger and better notebook drives are always nice to have. Read More

  • Seagate's GoFlex Home is a ever-so-slightly more convenient NAS

    You probably remember the GoFlex system, a recent Seagate innovation that adds some versatility to their drives at the cost of you having to buy adapters from them in order to achieve said versatility. Well, the family has a new member in the GoFlex Home, which is a GoFlex-type NAS. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Mmm, a leather-bound 500GB hard drive for $70

    Do you love the look and feel of cappuccino leather? Do you have digitized media that needs to be stored? Do you have $70 burning a hole in your pocket? Then today is your lucky day, friend. Amazon’s got a nice deal on this decadent-looking Iomega (that looks like it should be full of whiskey) right now. $70 for 500GB ain’t the best deal in the entire world, but sometimes you need… Read More

  • Sharp announces world's first triple-layer Blu-ray disc (100GB capacity)

    Progress in the Blu-ray world: Sharp Japan announced [press release in English] the VR-100BR1 today, the world’s first Blu-ray disc that’s compatible to the BDXL format. In other words, you’ll soon be able to store up to 100GB of data on the three-layer discs, twice as much as the capacity conventional dual discs have. Read More

  • Newish Toshiba Canvio external drives for Mac: not very exciting, but hey


    When I say “new,” I mean “not new at all.” These Canvio drives have been around for a while in their original forms, but this Mac-themed refresh gives them grey and white colors and OS X backup software. They come in 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB capacities for $100, $120, and $140 respectively. Read More

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