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Intel SSD 750

Thinking of adding an SSD for SUPREME speed? Read this

Feature Those guys in white coats at the Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) must have been really proud when they unleashed the SATA 6Gb/s specifications on the world. You can imagine them thinking: this will keep us ahead of the game when it comes to hard drive performance. Certainly they were right when it comes to the …
Simon Crisp, 10 Jul 2015
Hilary Clinton's Hard Disk

Rand Paul puts Hillary Clinton's hard drive on sale

Hillary Clinton's announcement that she will run for the presidency of the United States has seen Republican candidate Rand Paul offer her hard drive for sale. “You've read about it on the news, now you can get one for yourself,” reads Paul's e-commerce mockup. “100% genuine erased clean email server. Buyer beware, this …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Apr 2015

Tell it to me straight, vendors: Are you cheap and easy?

Is it easy? Is is cheap? These are pretty much the only two questions which interest me when talking to a vendor these days – after years of worrying about technology. Of course, if I was to produce an RFP document with simply those two questions, I’d probably be out of a job fairly swiftly. But those two questions are not …
StorageBod, 2 Apr 2014
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Keeping warm in winter the el Reg way: Setting a NAS box ON FIRE

Hardware Test Hardware reviews are typically boring, tedious affairs with a fairly predictable outcome: someone sends you a minor iteration of a product and you verify that it behaves as expected. Every now and again, however, someone makes a claim so outrageous that you simply must test whether or not it's true. Such is the case with the …
Intel 335 240GB SSD

Review: Intel 335 240GB SSD

Intel’s 520 and 330 range of 2.5in consumer SSDs are the product of its relationship with LSI SandForce. It's practically unheard of for Intel not to have a controller of its own but its reliance on SandForce has left it in the same boat as every other drive manufacturer using these controllers. Namely, they are all eagerly …
Simon Crisp, 29 Jan 2013
Smarter Memory

Buy Smarter: what you need to know about... HDDs

Buyer's Guide Despite advances in other kinds of storage, hard drives are the backbone of the vast majority of desktops and notebooks. And they are still the most cost-effective way of adding extra storage capacity to an older machine. They are cheap to buy, easy to use and remarkably robust in service. Typical warranties run from three to …
Simon Williams, 18 Jun 2012
OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 240GB PCI-E SSD

OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 240GB PCI-E SSD

Review Extreme PC Week One wonders if, after ratifying the SATA 6Gb/s standard, the people at the SATA-IO (Serial ATA International Organization) gave themselves a pat on the back to say job well done, that’s that future-proofed for a while, we can relax now. OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 240GB PCI-E SSD Scorchio: OCZ's RevoDrive 3 X2 …
Simon Crisp, 5 Jun 2012
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Data Robotics grows up for business

Data Robotics is growing up. It has boosted its Drobo storage products for business use, adding thin provisioning, SSD support, tiered data placement, a rackmount box, and a new interface. The Drobo product is known for extreme ease of use, users being able to populate it with 3.5-inch disk drives of any size, and its …
Chris Mellor, 8 Feb 2011
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OCZ plays bottleneck card with new SSD interface

Flash storage maker OCZ wants us to use its proprietary High Speed Data Link (HSDL) instead of standard SATA and SAS interfaces for solid state drives (SSDs). HSDL was developed, OCZ says, to eliminate I/O bottlenecks and so enable SSDS to operate at their full potential. It can run at up to 20Gbit/s per channel, much faster …
Chris Mellor, 30 Sep 2010
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Samsung unveils 2TB tri-platter drive

Samsung has replaced its four-platter 2TB disk driven with a three-platter one offering lower power consumption. The desktop 3.5-inch EcoGreen F4EG drive comes in 1.5TB and 2TB flavours, with a 32MB cache, 3Gbit/s SATA interface, native command queuing and a 5400rpm spin speed. Each platter has a capacity of 667GB, which is …
Chris Mellor, 3 Aug 2010
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WD speeds up a Caviar Black interface

Western Digital has a faster Caviar Black available, a 6Gbit/s SATA 1TB model. WD's Caviar Black drives come in 2TB, 1TB, 750GB, 640GB and 500GB models and all use the standard 3Gbit/s SATA drive interface.The new 3.5-inch model's name is the WD1002FAEX, and it comes with a double speed 6Gbit/s SATA interface, along with the …
Chris Mellor, 12 Feb 2010
Samsung SH-BO83L Internal BD-ROM/DVD Writer

Samsung SH-BO83L

Review For those using their PCs as home entertainment centres, the Samsung SH-BO83L internal drive turns your computer into a versatile Blu-ray player while also acting as a fast DVD and CD writer. In one step, it upgrades your disc burning ability and adds BD-Rom support at a thoroughly reasonable price. Samsung SH-BO83L Internal …
Alistair Dabbs, 14 Jan 2010
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Why is USB 3 so slow?

USB 3.0's SuperSpeed rating is a dismal joke if magazine tests are anything to go by, with transfers at a laggardly 127MB/sec at best, only three to four times faster than good USB 2 products. So why is USB 3.0 so slow? In theory, USB 2.0 runs at a maximum of 480Mbit/s, whereas USB 3.0 runs up to 4.8Gbit/s: ten times faster. …
Chris Mellor, 30 Nov 2009
Intel X25-M

Intel replicates 'bricked SSD' bug, pledges fix

Intel has once again promised a fix for the glitchy firmware update tool it released for its 34nm solid-state drives last month. But it still can't say when the new version will arrive. The chip giant released new firmware for the drives on 26 October. The following day it pulled the software after a number of users running 64 …
Tony Smith, 6 Nov 2009
Asus P7P55D-E mobo

Asus intros first USB 3.0 motherboard

Asus has taken the wraps off what's certainly its first USB 3.0 motherboard and very possibly the first one of its kind at all. The Xtreme Design P7P55D-E Premium board is based on Intel's P55 chipset, which doesn't support SuperSpeed USB, so Asus has integrated an unnamed third-party USB 3.0 controller which is hooked up to a …
Tony Smith, 29 Oct 2009
PLDS iHES208

PLDS iHES208 Blu-ray drive

Review PLDS is a joint venture between Philips and Lite-On that develops optical disc drive technologies and markets related products. The PLDS iHES208 internal drive is new take on the 'combo' drive concept, providing complete CD and DVD reading and writing functions, plus the ability to play Blu-ray titles at full 1080p quality. …
Alistair Dabbs, 15 Oct 2009
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LSI pimps out 7900 array

LSI Engenio has updated its high-end 7900 array to support more SATA drives, concurrent iSCSI and Fibre Channel support, and solid state storage. There's nothing revolutionary here, just good, solid engineering developments of LSI Engenio's dual-controller, modular array. This is a mid-range array in general terms, and sold to …
Chris Mellor, 29 Sep 2009
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VelociRaptor users bitten by false error bug

Western Digital has taken ten months to issue a firmware fix to a VelociRaptor bug, and even then has not made it generally available. VelociRaptor drives are the very popular 2.5-inch SATA drives spinning at 10,000rpm and available with mounts to fit in 3.5-inch drive bays. A Register reader says the drive: "at least in …
Chris Mellor, 28 Sep 2009

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