• HyBrid enclosure to hold SSD and standard drives

    Raidon showed off their new HyBrid drive enclosure recently, a strange combination of an SSD drive enclosure and a SATA enclosure. It’s not an external device mind you, but rather an internal drive cage that will read and write to the SSD, and then mirror the process to the SATA drive. Read More

  • Elecom's tiny 'nanoSSD' SATA drive is cuter than all the Jonas brothers combined

    How adorable is that little solid-state SATA drive right there? You just plug it right into the SATA port on your motherboard! Look at you, little man, with all your data! You’re holding an entire operating system — yes you are! Yes you are! Read More

  • Call it green: Toshiba's latest 500GB 2.5-inch hard drive cuts power consumption by some measure

    So Toshiba has a 2.5-inch hard drive that might interest you. The SATA hard drive ranges in capacity from 120GB to 500GB, the 500GB model being the jewel in Toshiba’s crown. They’re only 5400 RPM, so don’t expect blazing fast speeds or anything when you slide it into your laptop. There’s one other thing, and that’s that Toshiba claims, through some sort of… Read More

  • Toshiba's new SATA hard disk will make our notebooks even slimmer

    Another Japanese company, another record. This time, Toshiba today in Japan [JP] unveiled the industry’s first quarter-terabyte 1.8-Inch HDD (MK2529GSG). The company’s new 1.8-inch lineup also includes 120GB and 160GB models (MK1229GSG and MK1629GSG). The 250GB flagship SATA model spins at 5,400rpm, weighs 62g, has an average seek time of 15ms and boasts 3Gbps data transfer. Read More

  • Logicube's SuperSonix SATA hard drive duplicator

    Got some hard drives you need duplicated. And fast you say. All right, NSA super-nerd. Pick up Logicubes SuperSonix then. It sports up to 6GB/min transfer speeds, all controlled via a color touch screen. Your drives hook up through SATA, PATA, USB, or Firewire and the whole thing is compatible with Vista. Hopefully your dubbing can wait ’till early September when it drops for an… Read More

  • Compact Flash + SATA = FLATA hotness

    I’m glad to see a significant change in this arena; I always hear about quality differences in CF cards for my Canon, citing better speeds on the “Extreme” versions of such and such a brand, but in the end the interface is growing to be the limiting factor. I shoot rapid fire RAW shots all the time, and having my motor drive be limited in the frequency and length of the… Read More

  • Drobo's bastard, toaster cousin

    Imagine that you had a toaster. Now imagine that toaster is a USB-based dock that allows any user to plug a laptop or desktop hard drive into it like a piece of toast and mount it on their PC or Mac. That’s just what the SATA HDD Stage Rack does. Have an extra drive lying around? Maybe six or seven? This is just what you need. Forget swapping USB cables all the time between external drives. Read More

  • Seagate to Stop Selling the IDE, Maybe a Little SATA You Would Like?

    Photo via Jason Dunn Seagate, the company that I think I bought my first hard drive from, will stop selling IDE drives by year’s end, focusing exclusively on SATA. SATA currently is currently found in more than half of total desktops sold this year and 44 percent of laptops sold. Don’t expect IDE to go the way of the Dodo, however. Like all good standards (when’s the last… Read More

  • Jack In The Box – Because You Love To Pirate

    I would absolutely love one of these to keep my, ah, “home movie” collection on. Jack In The Box MZK-NAS02 is essentially a NAS with two SATA bays plus a dedicated Bit Torrent client built-in. Using a web-based interface, you can control the Bit Torrent and NAS functions easily, allowing you to pirate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any location in the world. Jack is capable of… Read More

  • 128GB Of Raw, Uncut Solid State Memory

    Remember when having a 100GB hard drive meant you could install all your games and have bragging room left over? The days of 100GB hard drives could vanish soon with the release of a 2.5-inch solid state drive from A-Data. Clocking in at a 128GB capacity, this would indeed be the largest SSD ever. It also connects via SATA so you should be good as far as hooking it up and speed goes. Cost… Read More

  • Sonnet Tempo SATA ExpressCard Fills Your Slot Fast And Easy

    If you’ve got a new notebook with an ExpressCard 54 or 34 slot and you’ve been looking to stick something in it, check out Sonnet Technologies’ Tempo SATA Express 34 card that gives you two external, 3Gb/s SATA II ports. Why would you want that? Well, next generation external hard drives will support SATA, plus this card can handle up to 10 disk drives (when using port… Read More