• 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

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