• 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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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 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

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