|Seagate offers consumers
3TB HDD for under $250|
Editor:- June 29, 2010 - Seagatetoday
announced availability of the
GoFlex (under $250) - an
LaCie Launches Desktop Firewire RAID
26, 2010 - LaCie
range of desktop RAID
systems with eSATA
or USB or
introduction of LaCie's Enterprise Class product range responds specifically to
niche industries such as creative professionals, as well as those in the
medical, legal, and accounting fields, who require highly robust and reliable
storage solutions to manage their digital assets," said Arnaud Prézelin,
LaCie Product Manager for Creative Pro Solutions.
comments:- this is an "Enterprise" storage system in name only -
because it doesn't include redundant data paths or power supplies. It's best to
think of it as a stylish, high capacity, consumer DAS.
Digital Video Cameras get 250GB Adapter
December 2, 2009 - Maxell
announced imminent availability of a new digital video camera adapter ( $1,500)
- the iVDR VC102 designed to operate with its
250GB iVDR EX rugged drive ($289).
off a rechargeable, internal battery, it will operate for up to 90 minutes of
nonstop recording. iVDR news
show Symwave based USB 3.0 SSD at CES|
|Editor:- November 24, 2009 -
its USB 3.0 controller
has been designed into a new
flash SSD by
OCZ - which will be
shown at CES in January 2010.|
comments:- Symwave's controller design includes a fully integrated USB 3.0 to
device (SoC with software) - making it easier to adapt existing designs for
SATA SSDs. It's very
fast. In September 2009 - Symwave demonstrated
R/W throughput for its new USB 3.0 controller.
Lots of companies
have already announced USB 3.0 devices -
although most won't ship till the new year. But what do you do if want high
speed from your USB 2.0 PC?
Some companies, such as
are marketing USB 3.0 adapters. But another solution - for those who want to get
more performance out of legacy USB 2.0
flash memory sticks is
to look at USB SuperCharger Software
from EasyCo which can
apparently speed up writes by 2x to about 5x.
VAIOs get SanDisk SSDs
Editor:- November 3, 2009 -
that its 64GB
vRPM) pSSD module has been selected as a standard SSD option in
new VAIO X ultra-thin laptop.
Verbatim's 500GB USB HDD
Editor:- July 15, 2009 - Verbatim launched the
range of palm sized Firewire
/ USB compatible
top of the range, 500GB model, costs about $179.99.
That's about 44%
cheaper than a similar 500GB portable drive cost
12 months ago.
OCZ Pitches 2.5" SSDs at Mac Users
April 7, 2009 - OCZ
today unveiled new
SATA flash SSDs for MacBooks.
OCZ has also published
list of MacBooks which the company says are compatible.
G-Tech Launches Desktop SSD RAID for Macs
Francisco - January 5, 2009 - G-Technology today announced a new
family of external drives based on 2.5" SSD technology.
G-DRIVE mini SSD has a FireWire and USB interface and costs $599 for 120GB and
$1,299 for 250GB.
The G-RAID mini SSD has
USB interfaces and upto
195MB/sec data transfer rates. Price is $2,199 for 500GB. ...G-Tech profile
Oxford Semi Dangles DAS Dongles
November 4 , 2008 - Oxford Semiconductor today unveiled 2 new DAS
security encryption chips.
storage oems - the
OXUS931SE and OXUFS936DSE feature an embedded hardware encryption engine
enabling real time encryption with no loading on the host PC.
eSATA interfaces and
2 directly connected SATA disks. In addition, the device offers a range of LCD
and LED user interfaces that are supported by the flexible software framework,
greatly enhancing its capacity for product differentiation.
is aimed at the consumer who needs low cost, single-drive secure storage. In a
traditional implementation, the OXUS931SE acts as a high performance bridge from
USB2.0 or eSATA ports to a SATA
hard disk drive in an
external storage box
supporting all current PC and Mac platforms. And, because of the OXUS931SE's
high performance, it can also be implemented as a internal security dongle
between a SATA port on the system motherboard and any internal SATA disk drive
without any loss of throughput, for a fast and easy upgrade to a secure
Semiconductor profile, storage
Firewire SSD aims at Camera Market
LAS VEGAS- April 14, 2008 - Shining Technology, Inc. launched the
CitiDISK SSD aimed at the digital video camera market.
unit (140 minutes recording time) has a
weighs 6 ounces and can run for 3 hours using its internal battery. MSRP is
and IEEE 1394|
known by the names:- FireWire (Apple Computer), and|
i.LINK. IEEE 1394 is a
high speed serial standard used for
connecting external devices such as digital video cameras, and
drives to PC's. IEEE 1394 is capable of transferring data at
speeds of up
to 800 Mbps, making it the perfect choice for
high-speed data storage.
Other FireWire benefits include its
flexible connectivity and the ability
to link as many as 63 devices.
to Design Their Own SSDs..........|
| Editor:- StorageSearch.com disclosed
that - in the 2nd quarter of 2009 - search volume for
SSD SoCs (systems on a
chip and controllers) has overtaken
1" SSDs (includes
miniature SSD modules) for the first time. |
Guess that confirms my
sneaking suspicion that a lot of oems want to design their own SSDs. It used to
be very difficult for manufacturers to do this, but it's gotten
a lot easier
Although SSD architecture is more complex than
RAID systems - what's
happening today in the SSD market is similar to the emergence of
companies in early days of the RAID market. (And that's one of the reasons I
chose the same icon for this subject BTW.)
Nearly 20 companies selling
SSD controller technology and IP are listed in our directory.
years' time - designing application specific SSDs for common applications will
be as easy as designing a NAS
box is today.
|Data Recovery - the Guide
We Hope You'll Never Need|
|Editor:- as readers know - we
like predicting future storage
market changes here on StorageSearch.com
and then going back a few years later to see what actually happened.|
sadly, there's one kind of
storage event which you
can't plan for...
...When disaster strikes and you need a data recovery
Data Recovery page
includes profiles for over 50 companies, articles, guides for both consumer and
server data recovery and also news about the market.
In more than
decade covering the data recovery market I've learned the experts in this field
can fix products ranging from a single drive to every critical disk in an
Some of the data recovery techniques were originally
developed by intelligence agencies (who wanted to be able to read data in
RAMs after the power was
switched off, and disk
drives after they had been wiped). You know what I mean... Spooks.
While other technologies stemmed from research by storage oems into factors
Damage can be due to many accidental causes -
including physical shock, fire, flood, chemical attack etc.
which may surprise you is it's possible to make things even worse! So it's
important to read some of these articles before you try any remedial action
yourself - and that includes how you handle and store the affected drives.
||Depending on their
competency, DR companies can recover data from hard disks, tapes, optical drives
and even some flash memory devices and mobile phones.|
Dangers of Removable Storage Media - article by Pointsec|
Bond films of the 1960s, viewers were introduced to an array of implausible
(at the time) portable high tech spy gadgets. Nowadays we know from our own
everyday experience that something the size of a cigarette lighter can actually
be a video camera with its own wireless internet access.
proliferation of miniature high capacity storage devices creates a serious
problem for commercial and national security. This article provides an up to
date picture of the intrinsic dangers posed by current removable storage
the article, ...Pointsec