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Intel 16 drive X25-E SSD RAID sets new 2.23GB/s speed record

You might remember Samsung's 24 SSD RAID test-rig from back in March, which could hit peak sequential read speeds of 2.12GB/s and rip a DVD in under a second.  The guys over at Tom's Hardware, however, decided they could do better, and so armed with sixteen Intel X25-E SSDs and two Adaptec 5805 PCI Express RAID cards they created a huge rival RAID that managed to surpass Samsung's.

Intel RS2BL080 RAID controller with 6Gb/s SAS drive support

Intel RS2BL080 RAID controller with 6Gb/s SAS drive support

Intel's latest RAID controller has been announced, the RS2BL080, capable of directly controlling up to eight SAS or SATA hard-drives with support for both 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s interfaces.  The RS2BL080 is a half-height card that supports RAID 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60 for mirroring, parity, double-parity and striping.

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WiebeTech RTX400-QR RAID Storage Enclosure Review

WiebeTech RTX400-QR RAID Storage Enclosure Review

Backup is often the dirty little secret of amateur and professional computer users alike, something we know we should be doing but so often don't find time for. Investing in a capable storage system is a good first step for bypassing apathy and minimizing backup headaches, however, and that's just what WiebeTech promise with their RTX400-QR RAID array. Various levels of data redundancy and multiple connection options suggest the bulky RTX400-QR means business; SlashGear tested it out.

 

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PhotoFast G-Monster 2.5-inch RAID SSD gets teardown, video benchmarks

PhotoFast G-Monster 2.5-inch RAID SSD gets teardown, video benchmarks

We've already seen PhotoFast's stonkingly-fast G-Monster SSDs, which slap solid-state memory and a RAID controller onto a desktop PCIe card, and now the company has done the same thing but in a standard 2.5-inch drive casing.  The PhotoFast G-Monster V5 RAID SSD looks like a regular drive, but boasts either 128GB or 256GB of capacity and up to 270MB/sec read/write speeds; NetbookNews had a chance to go hands-on with the superlative drive.

Video demo after the cut

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QNAP SS-439 Pro Turbo NAS offers RAID, server, more

QNAP SS-439 Pro Turbo NAS offers RAID, server, more

QNAP have announced their latest network-attached storage device, the four-bay SS-439 Pro Turbo NAS.  Capable of establishing various levels of RAID array for up to 2TB of total capacity, the SS-439 is based on Intel's Atom N270 processor and offers media server, backup, print and web server functionality.  Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports and two eSATA ports, which can be used to add more storage plus make removable backups, together with two gigabit ethernet connections.

 

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Mini-SAS gets added to Sans Digital TowerRAID Series

Mini-SAS gets added to Sans Digital TowerRAID Series

Sans Digital announced an update to their TowerRAID series today, which includes new mini-SAS interfaces. These updates are available on the TowerRAID TR4X/TR4X-B and TR8X/TR8X-B models and improve efficiency all around.

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PhotoFast G-Monster-Promise PCIe SSD gets speed boost

PhotoFast G-Monster-Promise PCIe SSD gets speed boost

We heard about the G-Monster PCIe SSD RAID card back in March and we thought it was pretty fast with a read and write speed of 750MB/s. But now PhotoFast has come up with yet another drive that blows the previous out of the water.

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Guardian MAXimus RAID 1 Mirror gets updated

Guardian MAXimus RAID 1 Mirror gets updated

Storage aficionados everywhere will be pleased to hear that NewerTech just announced their Guardian MAXimus RAID 1 Mirror is getting a serious update. Specifically, to include quad-interface support, which is really pretty cool.

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LaCie announces 3 new RAID solutions, up to 32TB

LaCie announces 3 new RAID solutions, up to 32TB

If any of you can actually use 32TB of RAID storage, I'll be amazed. Users can combine either two or four LaCie 4big Quadras, which feature four hot-swappable disks, seven RAID modes including RAID0 and RAID5, and storage up to 32TB at 700Mb/s transfer speeds.

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Promise SmartStor NS4600 and DS4300 announced

Promise SmartStor NS4600 and DS4300 announced

If you've just been itching to get your hands on some new storage then you're going to love these latest offerings from Promise. The SmartStor NS4600 and DS4300 provide for up to four drive RAID 5 storage. Saying these provide plenty of storage space is an understatement.

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Feature-rich Addonics 4×1 eSATA/USB Port Multiplier has integrated Raid Controller

Feature-rich Addonics 4×1 eSATA/USB Port Multiplier has integrated Raid Controller

Addonics has come out with an innovative and compact size 4x1 Port Multiplier with integrated hardware Raid controller that’s OS independent. It comes in the form of System version (PCI-form factor) – to enable multiple hard drives inside a system to be connected together to form a RAID volume -- or Enclosure version – arts as external RAID array that fits inside Addonics family of Storage Tower, Storage Rack or other standard multi-bay enclosures.

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