storage

Drobo B1200i SSD announced with 300x performance

Drobo B1200i SSD announced with 300x performance

It's time to get serious about a solid state drive upgrade with Drobo's brand new B1200i SSD, complete with what the manufacturer says will be a performance boost of up to 300 percent over previous product iterations. This hardware will bring on a hybrid of solid state technology and traditional hard disk drives like SAS or SATA. And what's fabulous for current owners of the B1200i is this: a software update is all you'll need to gain new performance and functionality from Drobo, and it's free!

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Woz speaks: “With the cloud, you don’t own anything”

Woz speaks: “With the cloud, you don’t own anything”

Apple co-founder and technology celebrity Steve Wozniak spoke last night at a monologue show by Mike Daisey, saying that he thought the next few years of cloud computing will be "horrendous." Letting the crowd of the show "The Agony and the Ecstacy of Steve Jobs" know how he felt about the cloud trend in everything from music streaming to content storage, Woz wasn't shy about noting how worried he was about the future. Woz noted that considering what we've got in the so-called cloud already "there are going to be a lot of horrible problems in the next five years."

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SandForce SF-2200/2100 storage processors promise an extra hour of runtime

SandForce SF-2200/2100 storage processors promise an extra hour of runtime

SandForce is a company that produces a number of different processors that control flash storage inside an SSD or computer. These controller chips can have a huge impact on how the computer performs overall including having a major impact on speed and battery life. The company has announced new controller chips promising significantly improved battery life called the SandForce SF-2200/2100 Client Flash Storage Processors.

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LaCie RuggedKey packs encrypted data in toughened shell

LaCie RuggedKey packs encrypted data in toughened shell

LaCie has launched a new toughened memory stick, the LaCie RuggedKey, cladding a toughened flash chip in a resilient rubber bumper. The RuggedKey, which will be available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, connects via USB 3.0 and is capable of withstanding 100m drops, extremes of heat and cold, and IP-54 level dust and water. Perhaps best of all, it looks like a little neon grenade.

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Crucial unveils cheap v4 SSDs for mainstream computing

Crucial unveils cheap v4 SSDs for mainstream computing

Traditionally, the SSD is much more expensive than a comparably sized hard drive. The benefits of an SSD are clear with faster booting and quicker application loading among other things with the big downside being that the SSD typically costs much more per gigabyte than other storage options. Crucial has unveiled a new line of SSDs called the Crucial v4 SSD that is available in multiple storage capacities at surprisingly affordable prices.

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Drobo Mini and 5D up for pre-order

Drobo Mini and 5D up for pre-order

Pre-orders for Drobo's latest external storage arrays have opened, with retailers offering up early spots for the new Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini ahead of their September release. Announced back in June, the two models pack Thunderbolt connectivity and optional mSATA SSD bays that can dramatically increase performance, and Drobo claims that pre-sale interest in the pair has been the most frantic of any of the company's models.

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Huawei looking to offer wider range of storage products

Huawei looking to offer wider range of storage products

After last year’s acquisition of U.S. computer security software company Symantec, China’s Huawei Technologies is looking at offering a larger range of storage products to its customers. While best known for being a networking and telecommunications equipment supplier, rising growth rates in mobile and Internet data services has prompted the company to seriously look at entering those markets.

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Nifty MiniDrive offers storage solution for MacBook Pro and Air

Nifty MiniDrive offers storage solution for MacBook Pro and Air

Limited storage on the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro can sometimes be a pain in the neck when you really need more to work with, which is why the new Nifty MiniDrive has been introduced as a new semi-permanent backup storage solution. Taking advantage of the MacBook’s SD card slots, it should be a great alternative to carrying around extra bulky pieces of hardware and having pieces sticking out of the side of your laptop.

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