All posts tagged "Storage Devices"

  • Microsoft: Surface 2, Pro 2 tablets ‘close to selling out’

    Microsoft has claimed that both its Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets are ‘close to selling out’, via its Microsoft Developer Twitter feed.

  • Skyrmion-based storage devices finally possible, says joint Japanese research

    A joint research project made by three research and academic institutions in Japan have finally given positive confirmation that next-generation magnetic storage devices can finally be designed and made using skyrmions.

  • Western Digital looking to shake up SSD market with sTec acquisition

    sTec will be acquired by HGST, which was bought out by Western Digital just over a year ago. sTec’s agreement to merge with HGST is considered a wise decision since the company already sells the ULTRASTAR enterprise SSD line.  Currently there are no SSDs under the Western Digital brand name. sTec specializes with solid-state drives

  • Meet the Gigs.2.Go ‘Tear and share’ USB flash drive

    A new concept of a ‘tear and share’ flash drive has been developed that works just like a tear off note advertisement often found on cork message boards. The paper encased USB flash drive fit anywhere you can put a credit card and are made to tear off and giveaway.

  • Haley admits South Carolina is at fault in hacking incident with millions of records stolen

    In mid September 2012, the U.S. State of South Carolina’s Department of Revenue (DOR) computer system was hacked.  The breach in the system resulted in millions of people’s data being stolen.

  • Fuji Film says 1 Tbyte discs possible 2 years

    In a recent research paper from Fuji Film, the company stated they are working on a new recording method in which a disc can hold 1TB of data by the use of a two-photon absorbtion technique.

  • New USB key safely stores a person’s medical data

    A company called SmartMetric Inc. has created a new type of device that stores your medical record data in a small keying.  This storage device is unique in that it will give caregivers access immediately and that it is stored locally and not in some central database.

  • Fender Stratocaster introduces USB enabled guitar

    The Fender guitar company, which is famous for their high-end, solid-body styled electric guitars has recently introduced a revolutionary USB enabled  guitar called the Squier Stratocaster.  The newly designed USB enabled instrument will offer the ability for the user to record and share tracks without any need of additional hookups. 

  • Hitachi’s quartz slate saves data forever

    Hitachi recently announced that they have developed a new type of data storage medium; a piece of glass, which unlike conventional storage like hard drives or DVDs, will save your data forever.

  • Crucial m4 mSATA 256GB SSD Review

      Small mSATA SSD drives slowly become more and more popular since, due to their tiny size, they are ideal for use in ultra-portable notebooks and on motherboards. Gigabyte has a long list of motherboards with mSATA slots which initially were meant only to be used as a caching solution with small SSDs installed; as

  • Corsair Accelerator 30GB Caching SSD Review

      One of this year’s most popular system upgrades is the installation of a caching SSD, mainly due to their low cost and trouble-free installation. There are many approaches which manufacturers take when designing a caching SSD; others opt for maximum performance, others strive for balance and others aim for the best possible value. Today

  • LSI Introduces MegaRAID Controllers with PCI Express 3.0 Interface

    In order to answer the "choking" experience its old controllers had while paired with more than couple of Solid State Drives, LSI launched 10 new RAID controller cards and HBA's (High Bandwidth Architecture, for integration on motherboards), all utilizing the PCI Express 3.0 interface.

  • Buffalo Rolls Out 2 TB MiniStation Shock-Resistant HDD

    Buffalo Technology's Japanese arm released a new 2 TB variant of its MiniStation HDPNTU3 series portable hard drives. A selling point of these drives is greater shock-tolerance. You can afford to be just a little clumsy around these drives. 

  • Crucial Adrenaline 50GB Caching SSD Review

    Crucial, the renowned European manufacturer of memory modules, was amongst first companies to have released a commercial SSD. The firm is a subsidiary company of Micron, the microchip developer and manufacturer. Both the company and the technology have come a long way since then, with Crucial now offering a full line-up of SSD drives for

  • Akitio launches the Cloud Hybrid NAS/DAS

    In as much as NAS devices are handy when it comes to backing up data, streaming audio and video over a home network and many other things, one of the downsides is that the performance when it comes to actually putting the data on them isn't always there. Akitio has come up with a home

  • HighPoint launches the RocketStor USB 3.0 dock with RAID, claims 10Gbps speeds

    We've already seen HighPoint's peculiar USB 3.0 RocketU cards with performance claims of 20Gbps and now the company has followed up with the RocketStor that might actually be able to take advantage of some of that claimed performance. The RocketStor is a simple USB 3.0 hard drive dock, but with a pair of USB 3.0

  • Buffalo readies up three new USB 3.0 external SSDs

    Buffalo has just announced a new family of external SSDs using the USB 3.0 interface. There are three models in the new SSD-PEU3 series with two color versions available in a glossy finish – "Black Crystal" and "Ruby Red".

  • WD 2TB My Passport portable hard disk, now available in Singapore

    WD has introduced the new My Passport portable hard disks with premium designs, improved security features and boasts to be the first with 2TB capacity. And the portable external drives are retailing in Singapore now.

  • Etron starts shipping its first USB 3.0 flash drive controllers

    Back in January Etron announced its USB 3.0 flash controllers at CES, but only now has the company started to ship the ICs. The company is aiming to bring lower cost USB 3.0 flash drive to the market with its now controller, while still offering decent performance.

  • Intel Storage Forum 2012

    Earlier today VR-Zone attended the Intel's Storage Forum 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan and although the company didn't reveal any big news at the event, one message was very clear this year and that is that Intel is investing heavily into storage solutions. At the event Intel talked about everything from entry level "Personal Cloud" devices,