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Seagate introduces 2.5-inch Constellation.2, 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on December 13th, 2010

Seagate has introduced their new Server-specific enterprise hard drive. The 2.5-inch hard drive will have a total capacity of 1TB. It’s dubbed the Constellation.2 and it can be used by small to medium businesses as well as large enterprises. It can be used in directed attached storage (DAS), network attached storage (NAS) and storage area network (SAN) environments.

It should give IT managers more options to meet capacity requirements. The Constellation.2 is available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacities and promises 6-GB/s SATA or 6GB/s serial-attached SCSI interface options.

Playboy 250GB Hard Drive ships with vintage issues

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on November 26th, 2010

We’ve seen magazine companies bundle content with hard drive purchases in the past. Remember the National Geographic external hard drive? Well now we have a bundle that’s a little more adult oriented.

The Playboy $300 250GB hard drive contains every single issue of the magazine dating back to 1953. That’s a lot of boobs and airbrushing for sure. $300 is expensive for a hard drive, sure, but you’re really paying for the boobs.

Raw Steel Super Tough SD Card

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on November 14th, 2010

As a general rule, SD cards are not tough. They’re wimpy and easily broken. Not this one though. The Raw Steel Super Tough SD card from Hoodman has protective metal imbedded in the front to make it extremely rugged.

The storage device is also made using epoxy, so it is waterproof as well. Sounds like this memory card is tougher than your digital camera. It’s available in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB of storage sizes and the SDHC cards will be released on November 15th.

Super Talent CKB flash drive is made to go with you everywhere

Posted in Storage by Shane McGlaun on September 30th, 2010

Super Talent has a gob of different flash drives and external storage devices that cater to the needs of many different user types. The latest product that the company has unveiled is a flash drive that is designed to go everywhere with you, assuming you have your keys.

The flash drive is called the CKB and it is made to fit onto any keying with a large opening that will fit even the fattest key rings. The drive comes in black or silver colors and can be had in multiple capacities. The USB connector is exposed to the elements, but the drive has a rugged design.

Patriot Convoy puts a RAID array into your PC

Posted in Storage by Shane McGlaun on September 29th, 2010

When it comes to memory for your computers or SSDs to store your data on Patriot has you covered. What some of us need is a way to store more data inside some of the unused optical drive bays on a desktop computer. Patriot has you covered there too with its Convoy line of storage devices.

Patriot has added a couple new products to the Convoy line today that have four 2.5-inch drive bays. The new products are the Convoy 425S and the 425XL and both are very similar. They have an aluminum chassis and 40mm fans to keep the drives inside the hot swap bays cool.

Brando’s Triple SATA HDD Multi-Function Dock

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on September 28th, 2010

This dock is triple the SATA, triple the fun. Not triple the price. This Triple SATA HDD Multi-Function Dock from Brando will let you plug any 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SATA hard drive into your computer via a USB port at the same time.

The device also serves as a 2-port USB hub and a multi-card reader. The Brando Triple SATA HDD Multi-Function Dock is compatible with both Mac and PC. It’s only $55.

1TB hard drive inside a toy TARDIS makes it truly bigger on the inside

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on September 11th, 2010

We all know that the Doctor’s TARDIS is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. Now we know just how big it is. One terabyte. That should be pretty roomy for any toy figures that Max Shanly wants to cram inside his TARDIS.

It took some hard work and probably a sonic screwdriver to get the drive in there, but it’s totally worth it. Now Max is working on hooking up the flashing light up top for hard drive activity.

Patriot 60GB, 120GB and 240GB Inferno SSDs now available in Europe

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on August 12th, 2010

Only a few weeks after their announcement, three of Patriot’s newest Inferno series SSDs(The 60GB, 120GB and 240GB models) are now available for purchase across the pond. These 2.5-inch SSDs feature the latest SandForce SF-1222 controller, MLC NAND Flash memory chips, a SATA 3.0 Gbps interface and will give you read and write speeds of up to 285MB/s and 275MB/s.

The 60GB, 120GB and 240GB models are priced at 165 Euro (That’s about $210 to you and I), 289 Euro ($370) and 589 Euro ($760).

Flash Rods put storage inside toy cars

Posted in Storage by Shane McGlaun on August 6th, 2010

There are more styles of flash drives on the market than you can shake a stick at. Some of them are weird too. I have seen flash drives that look like food and all manner of other weird designs.

These Flash Rods flash drives are cool and very interesting. The things are handmade and start life as a Hot Wheels car you might collect or your kid might play with.

Active Media Products unveils DOM for servers and embedded systems

Posted in Storage by Shane McGlaun on July 26th, 2010

Active Media Products has unveiled a new storage solution for servers and embedded systems that are short on space and don’t need lots of storage space. The new solution is the IDA Disk-on-Module.

The DOM is a small MLC flash storage solution with 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of storage. The device is fully Linux and Windows compatible. The DOM module slips directly into the IDE port on the mainboard.

Lian Li EX-10Q USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on July 19th, 2010

Here’s a good looking external hard disk case for your hard drive. Lian Li has just introduced its latest USB 3.0 external casing, the EX-10Q USB 3.0 2.5-inch external hard drive casing. It not only looks good, it supports USB 3.0 for faster transfer speeds.

And if you’re using an older system, it will work with USB 2.0 as well. The slim all-aluminum enclosure supports SATA I and II drives, and comes in your choice of blue, red, silver, and black.

Patriot whips out 64GB SDXC card

Posted in Storage by Shane McGlaun on July 8th, 2010

Patriot has been around for a long time and makes a variety of gear for the computer enthusiast. Patriot has a bunch of SSDs for storage and makes system memory and other devices as well. The company has announced its latest memory card is now available.

The card is the 64GB Patriot LX Series SDXC card. The thing has 64GB of storage, which is a ton of storage space for a small SD card form factor. The LX card is a UHS-1 device meaning it has bus speed up to 104MB/s.

Transcend StoreJet 25D2-W portable hard drive

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on July 6th, 2010

If you are looking for a Mac friendly portable hard drive, then check out the Transcend StoreJet 25D2-W. It has a sleek glossy white finish and certified compatibility with Mac laptop and desktop computers. Sure it has style, but it’s also rugged and extremely portable.

Some other features include anti-slip rubber feet which offer a stable base and it’s even green, as it can enter a power-saving sleep mode after ten minutes of inactivity. That will save you up to 30% in energy costs.

Super Talent Offers ShuttleCraft SSD

Posted in SSD,Storage by Shane McGlaun on June 23rd, 2010

SuperTalent has a long line of SSDs for all manner of uses and needs. The company has SSDs for consumers, businesses, and enterprise use along with all sorts of other flash-based storage devices.

SuperTalent has announced its latest SSD for enterprise called the ShuttleCraft SAS SSD. The new SSD attaches to a SCSI SAS interface and will come in M and S series drives. The S series use SLC NAND and will come in 60GB and 120GB capacities.

OCZ adds new Vertex 2 Pro and Vertex 2 EX SSDs to lineup

Posted in SSD,Storage by Shane McGlaun on June 11th, 2010

OCZ has been selling a couple versions of its Vertex SSDs for a while now. The last one we talked about was the Vertex 2 with up to 480GB of storage. Two more Vertex 2 drives have been added to the family including a Vertex 2 Pro and a Vertex 2 EX model.

The EX and the Pro have the same performance capability with write speed up to 285MB/sec and read speed up to 275MB/sec. However, on the inside the two use different types of NAND flash.