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Thecus N2310 NAS Server Review

Thecus N2310 NAS Server Review

» February 26, 2014 05:00PM

OCZ Vertex 450 Review

OCZ Vertex 450 Review

» January 5, 2014 05:00PM

Performance testing the OCZ Vertex 450 128GB Solid State drive in RAID 0.

Mushkin 240GB Chronos Go Deluxe Review

Mushkin 240GB Chronos Go Deluxe Review

» December 21, 2013 05:00PM

A quick look at the 1.8 inch form factor Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Go Deluxe 240GB drive.

SanDisk Extreme II 240 GB SSD Review

SanDisk Extreme II 240 GB SSD Review

» June 16, 2013 05:00PM

SanDisk Extreme II 240 GB SSD Review

Patriot  Supersonic Magnum 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Patriot Supersonic Magnum 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

» June 9, 2013 05:00PM

Testing the functionality of the Patriot Supersonic Magnum 256GB USB 3.0 Flash drive.


Storage / Hard Drives News (471)

Seagate Announces New 6TB Hard Drive

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: April 9, 2014 03:18PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Seagate has announced a new hard drive targeted at the enterprise storage market, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4, described by Seagate as "the world’s fastest 6TB hard disk drive." The drive is able to achieve up to 25% faster transfer speeds compared to other 6TB drives using 12Gb/s SAS connections. It is also available in a SATA 6Gb/s model for systems without a high speed SAS connection. Seagate has also included high rotational vibration tolerance and enhanced error correction for data reliability as well as making the drive self encrypting with Instant Secure Erase.

Source: Press Release



Thermaltake Announces Wi-Fi Docking Station

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: April 3, 2014 01:13PM
Author: Nick Harezga


The BlacX series from Thermaltake offers users the ability to easily plug internal hard drives into an external enclosure and swap them as needed. Thermaltake was one of the first companies to offer a product in this area and has now unveiled the newest innovation in this product line, the BlacX Urban Wi-Fi Docking Station. The Wi-Fi integration in the latest docking station allows easy access to your files from any device with a wireless 802.11 b/g/n connection, including smartphones and tablets. Mobile users can gain access to files using the TtCloud app, available for iOS and Android. The docking station also supports connection through USB 3.0.

Source: Press Release




ADATA Announces New Solid State Drive

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: April 2, 2014 02:00PM
Author: Nick Harezga

ADATA is adding to its broad array of products with the announcement of the Premier Pro SP920 SSD. The drive uses the 2.5" form factor and takes advantage of the SATA 6Gb/s specification. Powered by the latest SSD controller from Marvell, the drive is capable of reaching read and write speeds up to 560MB/s and 500MB/s, respectively. The SP920 is able to maintain these speeds even when nearing the full storage capacity, a problem that can show up in other SSDs. The SP920 will be available in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB with a price range from $89.99 to $529.99. Users will also have access to the latest SSD Toolbox software from ADATA, granting access to information about the disk, the ability to change settings, and improve the lifespan and performance of the drive.

Source: Press Release



HighPoint Announces Thunderbolt 2 Hardware RAID Adapter

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: March 23, 2014 06:00AM
Author: Nick Harezga

HighPoint has expanded its reach into further storage technologies with the release of the RocketStor 6328, a Thunderbolt 2 Hardware RAID adapter. Users will be able to take advantage of RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and JBOD, giving the RocketStor the ability to accommodate a wide range of storage needs. The adapter provides an easy to use solution as it supports several connection options including two external Mini-SAS ports. These two ports can handle "8 SAS/SATA hard drives and SSD's, up to twenty when paired with SATA Port Multiplier capable drive enclosures, and as many as 128 via SAS Expander." The RocketStor will be available for purchase March 27 at an MSRP of $699.

Source: Press Release



Google Drive Plans Become More Affordable

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: March 13, 2014 12:01PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Google has announced that its Drive service now features reduced rates for various amounts of storage, making the online storage service even more affordable than before. Previously, users of Google Drive received 15GB of free online storage and could purchase 100GB of online storage for $4.99 per month and 1TB for $49.99 per month. Users can now purchase the same online storage amounts with Google Drive for even cheaper, with 100GB costing $1.99 per month and 1TB costing $9.99 per month. The same 15GB of free space for Google Drive users is still offered, and a new 10TB and up tier is now available, which starts at $99.99 per month.

Potential Google Drive customers can sign up for the newly priced plans under the settings menu of the service. Users who already pay for Google Drive storage will be automatically moved to a better plan at no additional cost.

Source: Google Drive Blog



Sony and Panasonic Unveil Archival Disc, a Next-Gen Optical Disc with up to 1TB Capacity

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: March 10, 2014 12:43PM
Author: ClayMeow


Sony and Panasonic have announced the creation of "a new professional-use next-generation optical disc standard," which they're calling "Archival Disc." Both companies plan to release 300GB versions Summer 2015, with 500GB and 1TB versions planned beyond that. For comparison, the standard Blu-ray format supports up to 50GB, though there are BDXL discs with capacities of 100GB and 128GB. Either way, we're looking at significantly greater storage capacity through this new format.

The Archival Discs are currently double-sided with three layers per side, and can only be written to once. According to the press release, "In recent times, demand for archival capabilities has increased significantly in the film industry, as well as in cloud data centers that handle big data, where advances in network services have caused data volumes to soar." It is unclear at this time whether the format will makes its way to the consumer sector. Pricing is also unavailable at this time.

Source: Press Release




Kingston Announces New Flash Drive Targeted at Android Devices

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: March 4, 2014 04:43PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Kingston has announced a new flash drive, the DataTraveler microDuo, that combines the USB and micro USB form factors to create a versatile, small form factor solution. The inclusion of the micro USB connector and USB On-The-Go make the microDuo a perfect candidate to help expand the storage of compatible Android tablets and smartphones. The full size USB connector allows for easy transfers to other devices that aren't as restricted as mobile devices. Flash memory business manager Jean Wong said, "DT microDuo is a great companion device to mobile phones or tablets as it lets users back up files on the go thus freeing up space, or share files between devices with ease." The DataTraveler microDuo will be available in capacities of 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB.

Source: Press Release



OCZ Launches New PCIe SSD

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: March 4, 2014 04:34PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The Z-Drive 4500 is the latest PCIe based solid state drive from OCZ and it is built using 19nm MLC NAND flash. The 4500 series will be available in capacities of 800GB, 1.6TB, and 3.2TB providing a large range of storage options to meet a variety of needs. The PCIe interface allows for even greater performance than conventional SSDs, with read and write speeds up to 2.9GB/s and 2.2GB/s, respectively. In addition to the extreme bandwidth availability the 4500 series also offers 252,000 read and 76,000 input/output operations per second. Everything is powered by the OCZ Virtualized Controller Architecture and LSI SandForce SF-2582 controller in conjunction with the new Windows Accelerator software that provides flash management and caching solutions for Windows Server applications.

Source: Press Release



ADATA Announces SSD Firmware Update

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: March 3, 2014 12:51PM
Author: Nick Harezga

ADATA has announced the availability of a firmware update for solid state drives based on the LSI SandForce 2200 SSD controller. ADATA SSD models that will be impacted by the update include SX910, SX900, SP900, SP800, S511, S510, and S396. Firmware version 5.2.5 "optimizes TRIM completion behavior and SATA stability, and improves disk recovery in instances of unsafe or improper shutdown." Users should navigate over to the ADATA website and select their SSD from the dropdown to obtain the update.

Source: Press Release



Intel Debuts Overclocked Solid State Drives

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: February 27, 2014 01:50PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Intel has announced its latest line of solid state drives, the 730 series. These drives are offering an extra bit of power through a factory overclocked controller. The drives borrow technology from the "high-end data center solutions offering transfer speeds of up to 550MBps and IOPs random reads of 89,000." Intel believes the drives would be perfect for consumer systems where applications like gaming and video editing benefit from high speed data access. Intel claims that the drives will be able to write up to 50GB/s every day for five years, making the 730 series reliable as well as powerful. The 730 series will be available in capacities of 240GB and 480GB at a price that is expected to be around $1 per GB.

Source: IGN



Icy Dock's FLEX-FIT Trio MB343SP 3-in-1 5.25-inch Front Bay Adapter Has Launched

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: February 26, 2014 02:22PM
Author: tpsreport

Happen to have several hard drives and an empty 5.25" bay? Then the FLEX-FIT Trio MB343SP by Icy Dock might be of interest. It's a space-efficient front bay adapter that converts a single 5.25" bay to a 3.5" bay with an additional two 2.5" bays. The one-piece plastic design allows for two 2.5" SATA or IDE HDDs/SDDs in height of 7mm to 9.5mm to be stored along with a 3.5" hard drive, or a 3.5" device such as a fan speed controller, or media card reader. The installation process is simple; just slide the parts into the appropriate bays and either the Smart-Tip or self-adjusting tab feature will lock the parts into place. This item may be particularly of interest to users with Mini-ITX or microATX computer cases where space is limited.

Source: Press Release




ASUSTOR Releases ADM 2.1

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: February 25, 2014 01:21PM
Author: Brentt Moore

The ASUSTOR Data Manager 2.1 operating system has been in beta form for just over a month since its initial offering. Today, ASUSTOR has announced that its cloud storage experience, known as ADM 2.1, has been officially released and is available immediately. The new version of the ADM operating systems brings along new features to owners of ASUSTOR NAS 2, 3, and 6 series devices. Some feature include the ability to use hard disks as removable storage archives, the ability to drag and drop files between a NAS and a computer, the ability to stream music from a NAS to mobile devices, VPN server technology, a streaming video download application, and support for Bluetooth devices. Overall, ADM 2.1 expands the functionality and of all NAS devices supported while supporting home and business users alike.

All ASUSTOR NAS 2, 3, and 6 series devices will be automatically upgraded to ADM 2.1.

Source: Press Release



Seagate Introduces Revised Surveillance Hard Drive

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: February 24, 2014 11:02AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Seagate, a world leader in storage technology, has revealed its latest hard drive offering for video surveillance systems, the seventh-generation Surveillance HDD. The newest update to the surveillance hard drive is engineered to support the storing and accessing video year-round, while keeping up with the high write workloads that surveillance systems require. Seagate ensures that any video resolution used by video surveillance systems is supported as well. The drive features rotational vibration sensors, which enables it to perform reliably in a multi-drive system. The Surveillance HDD supports up to 32 channels, as well as flexibility to scale with a surveillance system. Seagate provides a 1 million hour MTBF rating and has engineered the drive for low heat emissions and low power consumption.

The new Surveillance HDD by Seagate is offered in a 3.5-inch form factor while providing up to 4TB of storage.

Source: Press Release


Lacie Ups Storage in 5big External Storage Product

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: February 20, 2014 04:31PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Lacie has announced a 25TB version of the 5big external storage device, made possible by new 5TB hard drives. Users will be able to access their data using a Thunderbolt connection at speeds up to 785MB/s. Lacie suggested that it will be strong in applications such as "heavy-duty multimedia tasks on computers like the Mac Pro," and cited "a growing need for more storage with the emergence of 4K video, which carries a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels." The 25TB 5big is available on the Lacie website at an MSRP of $2,499.

Source: Computer World



128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.0 Flash Drive Announced

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: February 19, 2014 12:24PM
Author: tpsreport

Last week, SanDisk unveiled its newest USB 3.0 flash drive, the SanDisk Extreme PRO. Unlike common USB 3.0 flash drives that max out at 100 MB/s, the SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.0 flash drive features SSD-like performance with read speeds up to 260 MB/s and write speeds up to 240 MB/s. That's up to 60 times faster than a standard USB 2.0 drive! These speeds allow transferring a full-length movie in mere seconds or thousands of photos in under 35 seconds. The data stored within are protected by the aluminum metal casing, and SanDisk's SecureAccess software provides 128-bit AES file encryption and password protection. The SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.0 Flash Drive only comes in a 128GB capacity and is already available with an MSRP of $199.99.

Source: Press Release



HighPoint Offering new PCIe Thunderbolt Expansion Options

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: February 3, 2014 04:46PM
Author: Nick Harezga

HighPoint has announced a pair of new solutions to provide systems with a Thunderbolt connection with powerful expansion capabilities. Systems will be able to connect full size PCIe cards to portable systems that normally wouldn't be able to take advantage of the cards. The NA211TB can house up to three Thunderbolt Aware PCIe cards and connect them to your Macbook or other system through a single cable. Example uses of the aluminum housed expansion station include adding storage or video capture cards. The NA211TB and NA211TB-LD are both available immediately.

Source: Press Release



Facebook Using Blu-ray for Long Term Storage

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: January 29, 2014 02:58PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Facebook VP of Engineering Jay Parikh presented a storage prototype at the Open Compute Summit that is built around Blu-ray discs. The prototype packs 10,000 discs into a single cabinet to provide one petabyte of storage, with plans in place to increase the total storage to five petabytes per cabinet. Storage costs would be decreased up to 50% and energy consumption could be decreased by up to 80%. The discs would also provide a longer shelf life than conventional hard drives, lasting up to 50 years. Facebook already has a data center using the prototype with 30 petabytes being stored and plans to get up to 150 petabytes within a few months.

Source: Tech Radar



HighPoint Releases RAID 5/6 Thunderbolt Storage Solution

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: January 27, 2014 07:21PM
Author: Brentt Moore

HighPoint Technology, a leader in the storage industry, has unveiled its new RAID 5/6 Thunderbolt storage solution, the NA762TB. The new storage product is ideal for media professionals, as it features unparalleled performance, exceptional reliability, and effortless usability while being compatible with any Thunderbolt capable computing platform HighPoint’s NA762TB features a dedicated RAID processor with 512MB of DDR3, along with eight removable SAS/SATA disk modules. The NA762TB provides a web based master management suite that allows for creating, maintaining, and recovering RAID configurations. Professional grade fans are used to cool the product, which is contained in an aluminum enclosure that is compact, despite containing eight removable SAS/SATA disk modules.

The HighPoint NA762TB is available worldwide from HighPoint global distributors and reseller partners.

Source: Press Release



ASUSTOR Expands Compatibility to Foscam Cameras

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: January 24, 2014 08:20AM
Author: Brentt Moore

According to ASUSTOR, a subsidiary of ASUSTek Computer Incorporated, Foscam IP cameras are now supported by ASUSTOR NAS devices. Foscam IP cameras are compatible with ASUSTOR NAS devices due to Surveillance Center, an ASUSTOR application available exclusively from ASUSTOR’s App Central. Surveillance Center, in combination with ASUSTOR NAS devices, allows users to view their video surveillance feeds from their televisions via an HDMI output on the storage device. The ASUSTOR application provides four free camera channels and features an easy to use wizard that sets up cameras in five simplified steps. By making use of Foscam IP cameras and ASUSTOR NAS devices, users can enjoy a value oriented solution to a simplified home surveillance system. Product Manager at ASUSTOR, James Su, stated that the company is incredibly excited about integrating their products with Foscam.

Source: Press Release



Vertex 460 SSD Series Announced by OCZ

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: January 22, 2014 12:09PM
Author: Brentt Moore

In light of the recent announcement that Toshiba Corporation has officially acquired OCZ Technology Group, the newly named OCZ Storage Solutions has announced their new Vertex 460 SATA 3 SSD Series. The new SSD series by OCZ features a proprietary Barefoot 3 M10 controller coupled with Toshiba 19nm MLC NAND flash memory. Drive speed is exceptional with the Vertex 460 SSD Series, offering up to 545 MB/s sequential reads, 525 MB/s sequential writes, 95,000 4K random read IOPS, and up to 90,000 4K random write IOPS. OCZ ensures reliability and endurance, offering a 3-year warranty based on the drives delivering 20GB of host writes per day. The OCZ Vertex 460 SSD Series also features tools that are able to analyze and dynamically adapt to NAND vulnerabilities that occur through normal operation.

The new OCZ Vertex 460 SSD Series is available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities. Pricing information has not been released, but the Vertex 460 SSD Series does include a 3.5-inch desktop adapter and Acronis True Image cloning software.

Source: Press Release



Backblaze Details Hard Drive Usage

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: January 21, 2014 01:52PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Backblaze is a company that offers an unlimited online backup service for the price of just $5 per month, or less if you sign up for longer periods of time. In an effort to remain open, the company has posted a detailed analysis of the hard drives that it uses in its storage pods. At the end of 2013, there were more than 27,000 hard drives in service, with the majority of the drives made by Seagate or Hitachi with 12,765 and 12,956 drives, respectively. Tests are run on new drives to determine if it lives up to the company standards, and if it does then the drives are purchased on a large scale when the price is right. There are a number of graphs and charts comparing annual failure rates, 36 month survival rate, average drive age, and a much more detailed distribution of drive models. The annual failure rate chart took me back to the time that my 1.5TB Seagate drive died within a few weeks, but also illustrated the dramatically improved performance of newer, larger drives. The blog is a worthy read for anyone that is looking for new hard drives now or may be in the future.

Source: Backblaze



HighPoint Introduces Improved Linux Software

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: January 20, 2014 07:28AM
Author: Nick Harezga

HighPoint has announced that it will release a "series of innovative Linux Driver package for its popular 6Gb/s SATA and AS value RAID HBA Series." The company has offered support to the Linux community for more than a decade, helping to improve Linux storage solutions, but has recognized that software issues brought about by upgrading or changing distributions, among other factors, can be a hindrance in the adoption of software RAID solutions. The latest support from the company comes in the form of auto-compiling driver packages for Enterprise Linux distributions to help "streamline installation and upgrade procedures; delivering an experience on par with pre-compiled, or embedded device drivers." The drivers will be available for download in the first quarter of this year on the HighPoint website.

"HighPoint’s Auto-Compiling Linux Driver packages build device drivers using our conventional open source downloads, but do not require user intervention. The innovative scripting first checks the RocketRAID controller’s ID, then cross-references the active kernel version to see if matches existing driver code. If a mismatch is detected, the Auto-Compiling Linux driver will automatically trigger a script that will compile a driver to match the host system kernel for seamless controller integration."

Source: Press Release



ADM 2.1 Beta Program Released by ASUSTOR

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: January 16, 2014 09:23AM
Author: Brentt Moore

ASUSTOR, a leading provider of network storage and video surveillance solutions, has announced the launch of the ASUSTOR Data Master 2.1 Beta Program. The new firmware adds more core functionality to all ASUSTOR NAS devices and enables music streaming through the new AiMusic mobile application. New core features that are being introduced within the firmware include Bluetooth support, a file explorer, and exclusive MyArchive storage technology from ASUSTOR. App Central, which allows NAS applications to be installed, features multiple new applications available from ASUSTOR to include antivirus, VPN server, and Takeasy. Also available is a download helper, which supports Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox as an add-on, allows users to instruct their NAS to download a file from any download link.

The new ADM 2.1 Beta Program is currently available for all users to download and experience for their 2, 3, and 6 series ASUSTOR NAS devices.

Source: Press Release



WHQL Certification Announced by HighPoint

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: January 13, 2014 10:31AM
Author: Brentt Moore

HighPoint Technologies, a leading manufacturer in the storage industry, has announced that their RocketRAID host controller has received WHQL certification for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. By holding WHQL certification, HighPoint ensures that RocketRAID host controllers will be automatically recognized by the Operating Systems previously noted, and that device drivers will be incorporated into Windows distributions and updates. The RocketRAID 452x series supports many RAID technologies to include RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and JBOD. All of the host controllers within the series incorporate a dedicated CPU as well as 512MB DDR3 of cache memory, enabling ideal performance for RAID storage solutions while eliminating bottlenecks.

HighPoint RocketRAID 452x series host controllers are available immediately for purchase from resellers and global distribution at HighPoint.

Source: Press Release


Mushkin Adds to Ventura Ultra Series

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: January 9, 2014 02:12PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Mushkin has been showing off several new products at CES this week including a new memory heatsink and a pair of solid state drives. You can add a new flash drive to that list as Mushkin also presented the 480GB version of the Ventura Ultra line of USB 3.0 flash drives. The flash drives are powered by the LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller and can achieve read and write speeds up to 455MB/s and 445MB/s, respectively. The series was first introduced at CES last year in capacities ranging from 60GB to 240GB and it has remained a popular seller ever since. Director of Product Development Brian Flood said, "When the Ventura Ultra first released, it was very well-received and continues to outperform the competition in the high-end portable storage space. Everyone wants greater performance and capacity for large projects and media. With the success of the original Ventura Ultra, we realized that we needed to innovate to offer even greater capacities while retaining high read and write speeds for data transfer."

Source: Press Release



Corsair Releases the Flash Voyager GO USB 3.0 Drive

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: January 8, 2014 07:42PM
Author: bp9801


Corsair is a leader in many different computer component categories, and during CES introduced a new product intended to carry on that legacy. The Flash Voyager GO USB 3.0 flash drive can be used on a computer or Android phones and tablets that are On-The-Go (OTG) compatible. It accomplishes this feat thanks to both a USB and a Micro-USB connector, which allows it to work on an incredibly vast amount of devices. The Flash Voyager GO can be used to store and transfer files between Android phones and tablets, as well as between desktop and laptop computers (or any combination therein). It can also work as an effective means of external storage for the mobile devices. Transfer speeds on the Flash Voyager GO can reach 135MB/s, and it'll work on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux machines without any extra software.

The Corsair Flash Voyager GO USB 3.0 comes in 16, 32, and 64GB capacities. It launches this month, with the 16GB priced at $19.99, the 32GB at $29.99, and the 64GB coming in at $49.99. Each one includes a five-year warranty and Corsair's stellar support for any technical needs you may need.

Source: Press Release



Mushkin Announces the Helix SSD and Hard Disk Drive Toolkit

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: January 7, 2014 03:56PM
Author: bp9801


Mushkin, one of the leaders in various computer products, has announced a new item designed to help the storage upgrade process, with the Helix SSD and Hard Disk Drive Toolkit. This item is an easy and effective means of backing up a hard drive or solid state drive, as well as cloning and even disk tools. The disk backup and recovery part allows you to protect sensitive data, while the cloning part allows you to move a Windows install to a new or bigger SSD/HDD without having to reload a bunch of settings. As for the disk tools, well Mushkin is providing a quick way to make a bootable disk, wipe the SSD/HDD, or even perform a disk recovery if something goes awry. There are even benchmark tools included with the toolkit so you can see just how much better your new drive really is.

The Mushkin Helix SSD and Hard Disk Drive Toolkit is designed to be the ultimate tool for data, and it certainly sounds like the company accomplished that. There was no mention of a price or launch date for the Helix, but expect that before long.

Source: Mushkin



New ProSpec Enterprise-Class SSD Launched by Mushkin at CES

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: January 6, 2014 12:32PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

At CES, Mushkin has launched their anticipated ProSpec series of enterprise-class solid state drives. This series features a SandForce SF-2500 series SSD processor for 80K/42K IOPS of read/write performance and a sustained transfer rate of 560 MB/s. The drives also feature 128-bit AES hardware encryption and power-loss data protection in both the hardware and firmware. The drives are available in capacities from 100 GB to 480 GB and have a 3-year limited warranty.

Source: Mushkin



HighPoint Expands Storage with PCIe 2.0 x8 Lanes

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: January 6, 2014 09:16AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

Many of us will associate PCI Express slots with video cards, as that is what we typically install in them so we can play the latest and greatest game at maximum settings. For many professionals though, high-performance storage is critical, which is why the people at HighPoint Technologies have developed the RocketRAID 2720C2.

Thanks to the bandwidth of PCIe 2.0 x8 lanes, this new solution can deliver 4.0 GB/s speeds from 16-disk RAID arrays, by using two of the cards connected with Cross-Sync. Of course you may not have that many disks lying around, but with Online Capacity Expansion (OCE) you can expand an array across additional disks without losing data. Cross-Sync allows enables administrators to change the RAID configuration to best fit the situation, using Online RAID Level Migration (ORLE). That means you can start with a RAID 0 array for performance and later convert it to a RAID 5 or 6, which offers redundancy.

The RocketEAID 2120C2 is currently available, for anyone looking to build a massive RAID array, at an MSRP of $400. You can find out more at HighPoint's website: RocketRAID 2720C2 Series

Source: Press Release



HighPoint Bringing Thunderbolt to CES

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: January 2, 2014 02:29PM
Author: Nick Harezga

HighPoint plans to bring a wide variety of Thunderbolt storage solutions to the CES trade show in Las Vegas next week, showcasing both new and future products. The RocketStor 5212 is a dual-bay 10Gb/s storage dock for Mac and PC platforms and is compatible with 2.5" and 3.5" drives. Rackmount solutions will allow users to connect up to 96TB of storage on a single Thunderbolt connection using HighPoint RAID and storage management suites. The NA211TB/NA211TB-LD can add PCIe storage capability to Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 host platforms, and can support up to 128 drives via SAS expansion.

Source: Press Release



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