04/23/2013, BitTorrent Sync (version alpha) is now available for all to use (for free). Prior to this a pre-alpha version was circulating, but the access was limited to 20,000 users. If you are not familiar with BitTorrent Sync, it is a software that allows private file-sharing between your computers, and it is of course based on BitTorrent’s distributed technology.
04/17/2013, Because of their small form factor, mSATA SSD are mainly found in ultra portable devices such as, ultrabooks, tablets or ultra compact PCs. Lower sizes units, 30GB or 60GB, are the prime candidate for the Intel Rapid Storage Technology feature as long as your motherboard supports it . Although, there are no benefits of using an SSD as a cache for another SSD, a SSD/HDD combo is your optimal setup […]
01/07/2013, [CES 2013] Solid State Drives (SSDs) are becoming more common by the day, and it doesn’t look like the trend is going to stop. At CES 2013, SanDisk has announced the launch of two more SSDs: the Ultra Plus SSD and X110 SSD. While the latter is for OEMs to create new faster and slimmer devices, the Ultra Plus SSD is designed for consumers who want a high performance drive. […]
01/06/2013, Seagate is convinced of two things: 1/ that the future of computing is largely going to be mobile and led by tablets and smartphones 2/ that mobile device don’t have nearly enough storage to satisfy the enthusiast market. They are probably right on both counts, especially when it comes to folks who like to walk around with all their music, videos and other content. That’s exactly what the Seagate Wireless […]
01/06/2013, As we switch our lives to the digital world, more and more people would like to have a central repository for their content. Solutions have existed for some time, but for a while, getting a NAS and setting it up properly was out of the reach of the lay person who would rather spend time playing with the tech, than spend time setting it up. To be fair, nobody likes […]
12/13/2012, Drobo has launched a new Drobo 5N NAS (Network Attached Storage device ) which has been designed for improved performance. As such, the new Drobo 5N features a dual core ARM processor and an mSata SSD that holds the OS and serves as a fast storage cache. This is a technique that has been frequently used in PCs, and even in hybrid drives where the most frequently accessed data is […]
10/25/2012, As you may have seen during our live coverage of the Apple event earlier this week, Apple has announced a new feature called Fusion Drive for its latest iMac. Few details were released during the launch, and things were a little bit confusing and blurry for those who were asking for more details. The idea of Fusion Drive is not new: Apple is trying to provide its users with SSD […]
10/23/2012, Iomega has recently launched two new network attached storage (NAS) offering that run respectively on Intel (px2) and ARM (ix4) architectures. Both share a similar clean user interface that looks like what we have seen with the StorCenter ix2. The Iomega px2-300d runs on an Intel processor, which basically makes it snappier. It also has hot-swappable drives (6TB max capacity), which is pretty important if customers don’t want any kind […]
08/31/2012, The Western Digital (WD) VelociRaptor name originally came from WD’s line of high-performance hard drives which are pro-summer/enthusiast version of drives typically used in servers etc. Instead of rotating at 7200rpm, those drives could spin at 10,000rpm, which made data seek times much better. The Western Digital VelociRaptor Duo is an external Thunderbolt case that contains two such drives, and the combined maximum capacity is 2TB (2x1TB). Each VelociRaptor Duo […]
08/01/2012, Samsung might be experiencing its fair share of legal woes at the moment against Apple at the courthouse, but that does not mean that the rest of the world would stop for the South Korean consumer electronics giant. No sir, it is said that Samsung has started to begin volume production of what they claim to be the fastest embedded NAND storage in the world, targeting use in a plethora […]
07/16/2012, Intel has just announced that it is introducing a new 240GB version of its Series 330 solid state drive (SDD). At the same time, the company is lowering the manufacturer suggested price (MRSP) on previous models in the 330 Series, but also the 520 Series and 320 Series. The new Series 330 240GB will come at $194 MRSP, but we’ll have to see if online prices get lower than this. […]
07/11/2012, Western Digital (WD) has just announced that its WD 2go app now communicates with Dropbox and lets users copy, more, rename and delete files on Dropbox and the Western Digital personal cloud devices. This means that users can easily have a cloud copy of their data, and/or extend the storage which is managed via WD2go. This is an important step for Western Digital as its software has been traditionally locked […]
06/11/2012, Seagate has just launched a new line of backup products called Backup Plus. In addition to launching the hardware, this is the introduction of the Backup Plus brand, which will supersede, if not completely replace all the other Seagate product names that you may already know like GoFlex and UserAgent. The overall goal is to make things simpler and easily identifiable for end users.
06/04/2012, Don’t get me wrong, but I am not quite sure whether the definition of a “photograph recorder” is really necessary, when you can just call it a mass storage media instead. This is the path that Panasonic decided to choose with their DMR-HRT300. The boxy looking device is diminutive in nature, measuring a mere 180mm x 216mm x 69mm, and yet was designed as a central media player that will […]