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Intel's second-generation X25-M solid-state drive
— 11:40 PM on July 26, 2009

Intel has updated its X25-M SSDs with new 34nm flash chips, tweaks to reduce latency and speed random write performance, much lower prices, and the...

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A storage performance retrospective
— 4:53 PM on July 9, 2009

Over the years, our storage test rig has run through 70 desktop and notebook hard drives, SSDs, and exotic RAM disks. We've compiled all our...

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Toward a more rational backup strategy
— 10:43 PM on July 7, 2009

Like many of us, my history of backup management is shameful, littered with poorly labeled DVD-Rs, manual file copies, and a minimum of forethought. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Windows

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Kingston's SSDNow 80GB upgrade kit
— 12:23 PM on July 6, 2009

By bundling an Intel X25-M with accessories like an external USB enclosure, adapter rails, and cloning software, Kingston purports to simplify the transition to...

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A look at SSD performance in Windows Vista
— 7:28 PM on July 1, 2009

Our last SSD round-up caused quite a stir for using an older test system with Windows XP. We've now explored SSD performance on more current...

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A quick look at Western Digital's latest My Book NAS
— 7:00 AM on June 24, 2009

While enthusiasts may be comfortable rolling their own home file servers, network-attached storage devices make more sense for mainstream users. We take WD's latest My...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Five 2.5-inch hard drives at 500GB
— 11:58 PM on June 4, 2009

For about the same cost as a 32GB SSD, you can pick up a 2.5" notebook drive that offers a whopping 500GB of storage capacity....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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A closer look at fresh versus used SSD performance
— 1:33 AM on May 27, 2009

The block rewrite penalty inherent to flash memory has interesting performance implications for SSDs. As we've discovered, some SSD controllers cope much better than...

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A six pack of solid-state drives compared
— 9:17 PM on May 17, 2009

Intel shook the SSD world when it introduced the X25-M last year. So how does the market look today? We've gathered six SSDs from Corsair,...

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Seagate's Barracuda 7200.12 hard drive
— 9:43 PM on March 1, 2009

Seagate's Barracuda 7200.12 hits the terabyte mark using just two 500GB platters—and it spins them at a full 7,200 RPM. Join us to...

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Western Digital's Caviar Green 2TB hard drive
— 11:21 PM on February 10, 2009

Western Digital's latest Caviar Green is the world's first 2TB hard drive. But does it live up to the GreenPower standard of silent operation, low...

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A look at four X25-E Extreme SSDs in RAID
— 10:17 PM on January 26, 2009

Intel's X25-E Extreme SSD is easily the fastest flash drive on the market. Heck, it's just about the quickest 32GB you can plug into a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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ACard's ANS-9010 Serial ATA RAM disk
— 11:08 PM on January 20, 2009

We haven't heard much about RAM disks since Gigabyte's i-RAM, but now ACard has one that supports up to 64GB of DDR2 memory, has dual...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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A quick look at Seagate's 1.5TB Barracuda firmware update
— 12:04 PM on January 15, 2009

Seagate broke the terabyte barrier with a 1.5TB version of its Barracuda 7200.11, but soon after its release, users of the drive started experiencing random...

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Hitachi's Deskstar E7K1000 hard drive
— 2:13 PM on January 2, 2009

Hitachi has updated its terabyte Deskstar with a new model that packs 334GB per platter. The E7K1000 is optimized for enterprise, promising solid performance with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Intel's X25-E Extreme solid-state drive
— 10:25 PM on November 23, 2008

Intel's new X25-E Extreme SSD reads at 250MB/s, writes at 170MB/s, has near-instantaneous seek times, and may very well be the fastest drive you can...

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Western Digital's Caviar Green hard drive
— 11:47 PM on October 27, 2008

Western Digital has updated its eco-friendly Caviar Green with new 333GB platters and 32MB of cache. Keep reading to see whether these upgrades...

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Seagate's Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB hard drive
— 10:18 PM on October 20, 2008

Seagate's latest Barracuda 7200.11 is the first hard drive to reach 1.5 terabytes. With 375GB platters, it should be pretty quick, too. Join...

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