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  1. Brian

    Reliability database gone?

    Steve - As PR noted we'll be getting to it as soon as we can. We're revamping editorial, admin tools and the forums first, then will worth through a refresh of the database. It won't be immediate, but we'll get there.
  2. NewEgg has this deal with an instant $40 off, making it darn cheap for external storage. USB 2.0, 5400 RPM drive.
  3. MXI Security has announced the next generation of its Stealth MXP Bio encrypted USB drive. The new drive includes both biometric and strong password technology, offering 1-, 2-, or 3-factor authentication. Full Story
  4. If you spend $50 or more on upgrading your Google storage account, they're giving away a free EyeFi card. Here are the programs that qualify: 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 Google
  5. This actually looks like a pretty cool tool to make exact clones of your OS/system drive, keeping one for backup. There are dozens of other uses too, and at $169 it's pretty affordable. Aleratec has announced a low-cost hard drive duplicator, the 1:1 Hard Disk Drive Copy Cruiser Mini. In stand alone mode the system can duplicate either 2.5" or 3.5" SATA I/II drives creating perfect clones. The Cruiser Mini can also run in docking station mode over USB 2.0, creating an external storage device. Full Story
  6. Brian

    SMART Hardware_ECC_Recovered values

    Thanks for your post, but using a third party service to post here is not what this site is about. Perhaps if you want the advice from this forum you'll consider registering on your own.
  7. Brian

    Storage Review Site Update

    We're somewhat limited by what we can get. If we can get it in for review, we'll buy some of the stuff to compensate. We'll be starting with getting our hands on what's been announced in the last month or two, then expand from there.
  8. LOL - well your self-thread solved itself. I was thinking about where the bottleneck would be, possibly bad driver, but in the end it was neither
  9. has a nice deal on the Fantom Drives G-Force 2TB eSATA & USB 2.0 external hard drive. There's an $80 instant off coupon, $20 rebate and free shipping, taking the final price down to $149.99. Type: External Hard Disk Power Supply: 110/220 V (Universal Power Supply) w/ on/off switch Form Factor: External Unit Host Interface: eSATA/USB 2.0 Buffer: 32MB Cache Capacity:2TB Format: NTFS Bus Transfer Rate (Maximum): (USB) 480Mb/s , (eSATA) 1.5Gb/s OS Support: Windows 2000 and Newer, Mac OS 10.4.11 and newer Package Contents: eSATA/USB 2.0 Hard Drive, USB 2.0 Cable, eSATA Cable, Power Cord, User Manual Warranty Information: Warranty Terms: One-year limited Product Dimensions: 7.75" x 4.5" x 1.375" Product Weight: 2.4 lbs Box Dimensions: 10.5" x 9" x 3 1/4" Box Weight: 5 lbs UPC: 749656136465
  10. I can't say that I'm surprised that it didn't work, but the promise of what Airstash is trying to do is pretty cool. Basically it's a wireless access point with an SD card reader that supports SDHC cards up to 32GB. Pricing hasn't been announced yet, but the picture from Engadget shows what an interface would look like at least.
  11. Brian

    Network Storage recomendation

    For your budget you might consider a Windows Home Server. I recently played with the Lenovo model for home theater purposes and it's very nice. Acer makes one that's a little cheaper. If you have your own drives, even better. WHS is very easy to use and con be configured for storage, auto backup of the machines on your network, etc. They're pretty flexible for the cost.
  12. Brian

    Storage Review Site Update

    Brett - welcome back. A lot of you are pointing out stuff that's great, but in some ways difficult to engineer from a content perspective, like upgrades to old boxes, repairs, etc. What we really think would be interesting there is user-generated content about how you solved the problem and so on. We did a lot of user reviews at and the idea worked out really well. If you're interested in such a thing, please contact me. We even pay a little for these pieces
  13. Brian

    Suggest me a setup

    I was going to ask too about the RAID0 setup. Are you married to that idea? Or were you just planning on that config for the OS?
  14. Brian

    Network Storage recomendation

    Is this for home or business use?
  15. Brian

    ioSafes Solo SSD announced

    Here's a few pictures and video from ExtrmeTech on the attempted destruction of one of these SSD systems.,2845...2129TX1K0000532
  16. This is pretty fun - if you need SSD storage that's protected from fire and uh, falling buildings. AUBURN, Calif., January 5, 2010 -- ioSafe today announced the availability of the new ioSafe Solo SSD - a solid state, highly ruggedized model of the award-winning ioSafe Solo desktop external hard drive. Combining ioSafe's new proprietary ArmorPlate, a military grade steel outer casing with SSD technology, the new ioSafe Solo SSD adds unprecedented shock, drop and crush protection to the existing fire and water protection. The ioSafe Solo SSD combined with ArmorPlate helps to protect data in a two story building collapse, 5000 lb. crush forces, 20' drop into rubble and up to a 1000g shock. In addition the original HydroSafe™, FloSafe™ and DataCast™ work to keep the drive cool during normal operation and protect the data from fires up to 1550°F for 1/2 hour and complete water submersion of 30' for 30 days in fresh or salt water. Like all ioSafe products, the ioSafe Solo SSD comes with ioSafe's Data Recovery Service, a "no questions asked" policy to help customers recover from any data disaster including accidental deletion, virus or physical disaster. "The new ioSafe Solo SSD is the world's most rugged and versatile desktop external hard drive. In addition to the USB interface, the new eSATA connection allows for fast data transfers and full compatibility with almost any Microsoft, MS Server, Linux or Mac operating system. The ioSafe Solo SSD can be used alone or in conjunction with any offsite or online backup strategy to add real time, zero data loss, synchronous disaster protection to any data that sits vulnerable," said ioSafe CEO, Robb Moore. "Businesses, especially small businesses, struggle with disaster recovery and regulatory compliance such as HIPAA, PCI or Sarbanes Oxley, can use ioSafe hardware to add simple, inexpensive and secure protection. The ioSafe Solo is one of the easiest, fastest and least expensive ways to protect your data." Pricing and availability Prices are $499 for 64 GB, $749 for 128 GB and $1250 for 256 GB. The ioSafe Solo SSD will be shipping in February 2010 and available through the ioSafe website, , Ingram Micro and international distributors.
  17. Eh, close but not cigar. You must own one of those binary clocks
  18. Seagate introduced its latest external portable hard drives with USB 3.0 at CES 2010. The BlackArmor PS 110 USB 3.0 Performance Kit for notebook computers includes several items. Full Story
  19. You're going to hit it with a baseball bat? LOL Putting a drive in the disposal...reminds me of Will it Blend. I wonder if they've done drives before.
  20. I guess we have a new testing criteria for SSD drives. Check out this video of a Kingston SSD drive getting driven out into right-center field.
  21. Brian

    TI PCIxx21 Newest Driver

    You can manage the auto-run behavior of the SD card slot, but it would affect everything that gets inserted there unfortunately. I have mine disabled, and just browse to the SD card when I want to get images, etc.
  22. Thanks for posting, I didn't even know about this. I actually use their Mesh service to backup my photos. But the problem is they only have a 5GB limit and there's currently no way to buy more space.
  23. Trend Micro and Iomega today announced that Trend Micro’s security products will be added to Iomega’s Protection Suite, which is bundled with Iomega external hard drives. Buyers of Iomega external hard drives will receive a complementary 12-month subscription to Trend Micro Internet Security as a result, which offers real-time protection from Internet threats. Full Story
  24. Iomega today launched its iConnect Wireless Data Station, a device designed to let you connect all of your USB storage to your network so you can access and share files anywhere. The iConnect does not have any onboard storage; instead, users connect their own external hard drives and flash drives into the device’s four USB ports. Full Story
  25. CES 2010 – Toshiba has announced an expanded line of solid state drives (SSDs) based on 32nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) technology. Toshiba’s 128GB Half-Slim/mSATA SG Series SSD is an industry first and designed for netbook/mini PCs. The company also introduced its high performance HG3 series SSDs with higher read/write speeds for use in enthusiast consumer PCs. Full Story