Fast, silent and power-efficient; it seems like the only thing not to like about SSDs is the price. OCZ has sent over its Vertex 2 SSD, a 120GB model that straddles the performance/price boundary at around $220. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
One of the reasons to move from 32-bit to 64-bit versions of an operating system is to allow the computer to see more memory. Hitachi has announced that its massive 3TB HDDs are now shipping to OEMs and system builders for use in computer systems. This 3TB HDD is the first to break the 2.2TB storage barrier on a 32-bit Windows XP computer with no additional hardware according to Hitachi.
Samsung's got a new Solid State Drive and they want you to take it for a spin. Samsung says it has the only Solid State Drive to feature Goverment-Grade AES 256-bit Encryption for the ultimate in security for your awesome files and such. This hardware encryption is always on, the data encryption and user authentication being performed "in the high security of the drive controller" instead of where it'd normally be stored, in the software. Software encryption works using the main CPU of the computer and stores info in the relatively insecure memory of the system, while SEDs (self-encrypting drives) encrypt at the speed of the interface making no impact on performance in the protected hardware of the SSD.
I have a bunch of old HDDs that are crammed into drawers in my desk because I didn't want them in my computer and they are packed with data that I don't want to just throw them away. I could get an external enclosure for them so I can get the data and use the drives, but I don't want another enclosure on my desk.
Hitachi has pulled the wraps off a new enterprise class HDD that is claimed to be the industry's fastest and most power-efficient 10,000 rpm enterprise class HDD. The drive spins at 10,000 rpm and uses the 6Gb/s SAS interface. The drive is a small 2.5-inch drive with up to 600GB of storage capacity.
Toshiba managed to quietly slip out a line-up of external hard drives on Tuesday, building up the library of already offered products. The drives are straightforward, even in their color scheme, and don't offer much in the "spectacular feature" category, but if you're in the market for a new external HDD, then these might just be the ticket.
I bet that many people who take photos and video on their camcorder just leave the content sitting on the internal HDD or memory card until they run out of space and are forced to move the content. The reason is that it seems like it takes forever when you have to move hundreds of photos and hours of video to your PC.