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Is it a bird? Is it a cloud? No! It's just a new Seagate biz NAS box

Seagate has added one, two and four-bay desktop filers to its product range, calling it Seagate Business Storage. The boxes also feature an external SATA bus to hook up removable drives. The manufacturer has, unlike its rivals, mercifully resisted the temptation to call the network-attached storage a personal or small-biz "cloud …
Chris Mellor, 20 Feb 2013
Smarter Memory

Buy Smarter: what you need to know about... optical disc drives

Buyer's Guide Optical drive is the collective term for CD, DVD and Blu-ray readers, recorders and rewriters, the mainstay of swap-in-swap-out storage in notebook and desktop computers. At its simplest, an optical disc can load applications or play music or films, and at its most complex, in the form of a dual-layer, Blu-ray BD-RE disc, it …
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
Seagate GoFlex adaptor

Seagate intros 'universal' external hard drives

Hard drive maker Seagate has revamped its range of external HDDs, restyling the line as the FreeAgent GoFlex series - drives with a proprietary interface that feeds standard ports through adaptor cables. The notion is simple. You buy your drive, which comes with a USB 2.0 adaptor, but if you want to, say, take advantage of …
Tony Smith, 5 May 2010
Promise SmartStor DS4600

Nas box maker pitches non-network, still attached storage

Nas specialist Promise has introduced an 8TB storage box designed to connected not to a network but directly to a Mac, Windows PC or Linux box. Promise SmartStor DS4600 Promise's SmartStor DS4600: Looks like a Nas box, but isn't The SmartStor DS4600 contains four 2TB hard drives which can be configured in Raid 1 or 5. The …
Tony Smith, 1 Feb 2010
Iocell NetDisk 351UNE

Iocell NetDisk

Review Offered either as a shell or in capacities up to 2TB and designed with small businesses in mind, Iocell Networks utilises Network Direct Attached Storage (NDAS) to pitch its drives above and beyond other comparable single-disk Nas solutions. With claims of ultra-tight security, Raid configurability with multiple drives and …
Shaun Dormon, 8 Jan 2010

Drobo restrings boxes to double-up product range

Data Robotics has added two new products, enhancing both the basic Drobo and the more capable Drobo Pro. It now claims to provide the simplest and best value iSCSI SAN in the world. Drobo has - had - two products; the basic Drobo and Drobo Pro. These provide a protected and consolidated pool of storage that can withstand drive …
Chris Mellor, 23 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
Samsung R720 notebook

Samsung R720 17.3in notebook

Review If you caught our review of the Samsung R522, the R720 will look more than a little similar. As the name implies, though, it has a larger 17.3in display, with a glossy coating and native resolution of 1600 x 900. Naturally, this makes the chassis a fair bit bigger at 441mm wide, 273mm deep and, at its thickest point, 40mm tall. …
Will Stapley, 28 Sep 2009

Toshiba unveils new external 3.5-inch drive

Toshiba has introduced its first external 3.5-inch format disk product, and it probably uses a third-party drive. It holds up to 1TB of data and comes with USB 2.0 and eSATA connectivity. Bundled software backs up and restores files, and also the entire attached PC system. The drive comes with a USB cable and an AC adaptor and …
Chris Mellor, 4 Aug 2009
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SuperSpeed USB PCs to ship by year-end

Getting tired of waiting for backups to an external drive to complete? The first PCs using SuperSpeed USB could appear by the end of the year, with 2010 seeing the start of a mass rollout. According to a Techon Nikkei report, Taiwanese PC manufacturers will be first off the mark. SuperSpeed USB, or USB 3.0, increases the …
Chris Mellor, 1 Jul 2009

Seagate polishes BlackArmor range

Seagate has added low-end models to the BlackArmor range and is introducing a 640GB 2.5-inch FreeAgent drive. The BlackArmor NAS range was announced in March, with two models offering automatic and continuous backup for up to 50 PCs. The 4-bay, 4-drive NAS 440 offered 4 - 8TB capacity using Barracuda SATA drives. The NAS 240 …
Chris Mellor, 23 Jun 2009

WD drops 4TB whopper

Like Burger King, Western Digital believes in whoppers; it's just announced a 4TB capacity My Book external drive. Inside this My Book Studio Edition II is a pair of 2TB SATA drives with four interfaces to a host PC: eSATA and FireWire 800 for maximum performance, with FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 for more pedestrian and wide- …
Chris Mellor, 9 Jun 2009

eSATA: A doomed stopgap?

Comment The external SATA (eSATA) interconnect is merely an interim idea and the coming of USB 3.0 will kill it off, according to Verbatim's EMEA business development manager Hans Christoph Kaiser. The background is that eSATA, running at 3Gbit/s (around 300MB/sec), is meant to connect external disk drives to PCs using the SATA …
Chris Mellor, 20 Mar 2009

OCZ readies USB eSATA Flash drive

Stuck wondering what you're going to stick into your new PC's eSATA port? Memory specialist OCZ has the answer: a USB-style eSATA thumb drive. While there's not enough power coming through an eSATA port to run a full-size drive, OCZ clearly believes there's enough juice for up to 32GB of Flash storage. OCZ Throttle eSATA …
Tony Smith, 8 Dec 2008

OWC intros 'world's first' four-interface Blu-ray burner

US peripherals specialist Other World Computing (OWC) today touted what it claims is the world's first external Blu-ray Disc burners with two species of Firewire port - 400 and 800 - plus USB and eSata interfaces. The Mercury Pro incorporates a 4x Blu-ray writer that can handle both single- and dual-layer media in both …
Tony Smith, 22 Oct 2008

Buffalo burns 8x Blu-ray

If burning Blu-ray disks is taking you too long, then a trip to Japan could save you some time. That’s because Buffalo has unveiled two super-speedy 8x Blu-ray drives in the country. buffalobr-816su2 Buffalo's external 8x Blu-ray drive The 8x drive is available as either an external USB 2.0/eSATA model or an internal SATA …
James Sherwood, 25 Jul 2008

LG unveils 'speedy, sexy' storage

Whoever said storage wasn’t sexy was dead wrong - at least according to LG. The firm’s launched a range of portable hard drives that are more designer than desktop. LG_XD1 LG's XD1 drive: good looking? The XD1 2.5in range features a snakeskin-like look dubbed “Sunrise Gradient” and can be bought in either a “red wine” …
James Sherwood, 21 Jul 2008

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