Brian

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  1. Fair enough...how many times have the likes of Amazon's S3 cloud, etc been down? It seems to happen more often than it should.
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    Super Talent Announces Enterprise SSDs

    Hah - good point...it's all about adoption at the OEM level. It will only take a few good sales to get these guys cranked out into the market. I wonder long term if all these second-tier, and lower, SSD manufacturers will beat the big boys at the game with superior controller technology, etc.
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    Free Online Storage

    Hah, the bad translation is for everyone else then I agree that they have the capability to do it whenever they want, but I'm not sure if the economics are there. Not that that's stopped Google before, but all indications that I see currently point to them leveraging the Docs interface to let people manage files there and pay a modest fee for extra storage. It would be nice though if you could set that up as a virtual drive.
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    Super Talent Announces Enterprise SSDs

    Another SandForce enabled super-speedy SSD...the only thing that I don't like about this announcement and the Viking one from the other day is that there's no pricing or availability data. Really would be nice to know these are for real and not just product announcements. I guess we'll wait and see.
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    Free Online Storage

    Here's the translated version of that German URL...I don't think this adds much evidence that a formal GDrive is a possibility. http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y...=auto&tl=en
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    Free Online Storage

    Google claims that GDrive does not exist...as part of the new 250MG file upload limit and file type restriction removal they said there's no such thing.
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    Free Online Storage

    There's also the Google Docs file upload area now. 250MB file size max, with 1GB of space for free. Their paid plans aren't terribly expensive though. Select a plan: 20 GB ($5.00 USD per year) 80 GB ($20.00 USD per year) 200 GB ($50.00 USD per year) includes free Eye-Fi card 400 GB ($100.00 USD per year) includes free Eye-Fi card 1 TB ($256.00 USD per year) includes free Eye-Fi card
  8. Good point...you've saddened me...I'll dig into the options a bit further.
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    Free Online Storage

    As noted in another thread, I really like Live Mesh. I love that the sync happens in the background and I can use the browser to access the files on machines that don't have the Mesh client installed. There are some drawbacks too though. Only 5GB total storage space. The web interface is sluggish, and managing members can be a little difficult. Some of the other photo sharing services are probably better for what I'm doing with Mesh. Hmmm, we might need to add the likes of Snapfish, Photobucket, etc to the list as well.
  10. You are correct, it uses the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor U7600 (1.20GHz, 2MB L2, 533MHz FSB). Hmmm, well, it appears we might have a project/review here then once we get through the drives and accessories we have in house right now. One of those speedy Intel types might like living in my notebook
  11. Alright, so this gets me thinking. I have a first generation Sony TZ with a 32GB Samsung SSD. The drive is near full and the machine is running Vista. An upgrade to Win 7 and a larger capacity SSD that supports TRIM might give me more life...if the CPU and 2GB RAM can handle the new OS okay.
  12. This may prove difficult to test. I'll drop Aleratec a note on this issue and see what they have to say.
  13. True but even so...I have an old HP AMD 14" notebook I bought for my wife 4 years ago. I think it even runs XP. Anyway, dumping $200 into that machine to make it run faster just doesn't seem to make much sense. I don't see many cases where that cost is justified. Maybe we'll do this experiment for the fun of it just to see.
  14. Moved this to the SSD forum. That's a tremendous rig...performance all the way around. What else is in there, video card, RAM? What's the main use for this machine?
  15. I actually kind of like the home NAS product. For $149, it's an easy solution for consumers to back up data from their main machines. Obviously not as good as a RAID solution, but most consumers don't back up any data at all...so this is an improvement, LOL...and a lot cheaper than the WHS. Though you do need to add a disk.
  16. They said SCSI, probably to indicate it's for enterprise use. But yeah, I'll edit the post so it's more clear. I've never heard of them either or seen them at trade shows. I agree though that the the drives may be interesting...no idea yet about availability.
  17. Viking Modular Solutions has started sampling their new line of SSDs. The 2.5" drives will be available in both a consumer line (SATA 3GB/s) and enterprise version (SAS 6Gb/s). Full Story
  18. How much of a nerd are you? Your interest in this device may help finally answer that question. An external hard drive in the form of a VHS tape with matching cover (Top Gun, Star Wars, Star Trek, and more) with up to 640GB of storage is available on Esty.com Full Story The prices are insane, but the geek nostalgia factor is high...pretty fun idea.
  19. You know...we have a news section here too I even post all the new news items in the news and reviews forum....sigh. http://www.storagereview.com/silicon_power..._card_announced
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    Avatars enabled

    It's a small thing, but many of you have picked up on it already - we've enabled avatars in the forums. I don't know why they were off, but they're back. Please reports any issues with uploading a custom avatar here. Of course, also feel free to make any requests about forum management, we'll try to accommodate you.
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    Nokia Morph Concept - Future of the phone/mobile device?

    I saw that the other day, pretty sweet. I'm sure it would use a few little NAND chips for storage...a flexible SSD.
  22. Here's a fun concept design - a computer with two projectors, one for the screen and one to make a keyboard. I don't see the future of computing using projection keyboards, but it's a fun idea nonetheless. Not much room for a drive, maybe you could fit a notebook SSD in there. From technobob
  23. I'll admit that in my haste I missed the Ethernet/telephony connector. Bah.
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    Hitachi 2.5" 7K500 500GB 7200RPM in for review

    I know many think the Hitachi 7K500 is one of, if not the fastest, platter disk available for notebook owners. It will be interesting to see how it performs.
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    Storage Review Site Update

    We have the reliability database - I've been adding drives to that. And we've been getting steady supply of submissions...or are you talking about something else?