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Corsair's Flash Padlock 2 USB thumb drive
— 11:10 AM on April 6, 2010

Corsair's latest USB thumb drive boasts 256-bit encryption, a PIN code locking mechanism, and a purportedly rugged enclosure. Is it all it's cracked up to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Western Digital's VelociRaptor VR200M hard drive
— 7:00 AM on April 6, 2010

Every time WD has released a new Raptor, the performance bar for desktop hard drives has been raised. But the new 600GB VelociRaptor VR200M enters...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Western Digital's 6Gbps Caviar Black 1TB hard drive
— 11:49 PM on February 17, 2010

Western Digital's Caviar Black 1TB is the first two-platter, 7,200-RPM drive to use the company's latest 500GB platters. The new Black is also WD's first...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A quick first look at USB 3.0 performance
— 8:45 PM on December 6, 2009

USB 2.0 has been around for nearly a decade—an eternity in the PC world. We've taken a quick first look at its replacement, SuperSpeed USB...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Seagate's Barracuda XT hard drive
— 11:38 AM on November 24, 2009

Seagate's Barracuda XT is the first hard drive to support the third-generation Serial ATA 6Gbps standard. We've taken a closer look at the 'cuda,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A quick look at Kanguru's e-Flash eSATA/USB thumb drive
— 4:08 PM on October 29, 2009

A new hybrid eSATA/USB connector nicely marries the two standards to provide external storage devices with plenty of bandwidth and adequate power. We take...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Western Digital's Caviar Black 2TB hard drive
— 9:02 PM on October 26, 2009

Western Digital's Caviar Black 2TB finally spins the company's 500GB platters up to 7,200 RPM. The drive has a fancy dual-stage actuator and a beefy...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Seagate's Barracuda LP 2TB hard drive
— 11:22 AM on October 14, 2009

Western Digital's Caviar Green line popularized power-efficient hard drives, and now Seagate has joined the party with a Barracuda LP that packs two terabytes. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Windows 7: A desktop user's take
— 3:07 PM on August 26, 2009

Does Windows 7 really live up to the hype? Is it a worthwhile upgrade over Vista and XP for desktop users and enthusiasts? We took...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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A quick look at In Win's Ammo encrypted hard drive enclosure
— 9:23 AM on August 25, 2009

External hard drive enclosures are a dime a dozen, but In Win's Ammo brings something new to the table: RFID-authenticated AES encryption. It's a novel...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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