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Plextor's New SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Available Now
In the State of Solid State 2011 we predicted that Plextor would be the first to market with a Marvell 88SS9174 controlled SSD and what do you know, we were right. Plextor is claiming that the new M2 is now shipping in the US with speeds up to 480MB/s read and 330MB/s Write. This new controller is the final version of what we tested from ADATA several months ago, the difference being that the controller is now ready for retail.
Personally I can't wait to get my hands on the new drive to see if it lives up to the hype we've been hearing since last June. The timing couldn't be better either since there is now a shortage of 3Xnm flash and many companies are moving their SandForce SF-1200 production to 25nm flash modules. The 25nm flash will work out really well for next generation SSDs but are causing headaches for unsuspecting owners who are finding their SF-1200 drives with 25nm flash to perform slower than the drives we've tested over the last year and two months. Look for a full story in the coming days as we are wrapping up putting the pieces together.
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Plextor is all ready to start telling you about their new SATA 6G SSD today but will first have to overcome a small hurdle with their web security. At this time the US website has been hacked by some loser who thinks it's cool to go around tagging their name all over the place. Hey guys, go get a can of spray paint and put your name all over your mamma's basement where you hang out on weekends.
Seagate has been in the storage business for years and year and is one of the largest companies in the market. It started to branch out of traditional storage along ago and moved into some storage products that would not only allow you to store you digital content, but play that content back to other devices as well. Two of those storage and steaming devices are the GoFlex TV and FreeAgent Theater+ HD.
Seagate has announced that it has a new app for both of the devices that will work on the iPhone. The app will allow the streaming of content from anywhere in the home using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The app looks like the interface for the media players IR remote according to Seagate.
Using the app the media player devices can be controlled from anywhere inside the home using WiFi. The app will let the user search and navigate through the photos on the media player and the network and will operate any and all media players on the user's WiFi network. The app is a free download.
Drobo has been around for a while in the consumer market with a really cool enclosure that you can put four HDDs of any capacity or brand into and get RAID protection and data security. The Drobo consumer devices are very good for backing up data, but aren't really large enough for a business that has large quantities of data.
Drobo has announced a new business line of gear and among that gear is a new 12-bay SAN called the B1200i. The 12-bay device has smaller siblings that include the 8-bay B800fs and B800i units. The business units are aimed at higher performance than the consumer line and all have been verified to work with enterprise software.
The Drobo business line will work with Citrix, Exchange, SharePoint, Symantec backup, and VMware. The entry-level unit is the B800fs and it is aimed at network file sharing and can be used for remote backup. The B800i us a SAN that is designed to deliver content over iSCSI for a work group storage system. The NB1200i adds extra redundancy features with data-aware tiering and thin provisioning as an option. The two 8-bay units are available now with the B1200i shipping later.
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When it comes to storage, iPad users don't get SD card slots like many other tablets offer for expansion. Once the internal storage on your iPad fills up, it's typically deletion that will get you more room for new apps and photos. HyperShop has a way around having to delete stuff for iPad users called the HyperDrive.
The HyperDrive has been around for a while now and the company has announced that it has a new and higher capacity version for iPad users that is a bit cheaper than the older version of the HyperDrive with the built-in LCD and memory card readers. The new version comes in up to 1TB capacity and lacks the LCD and memory card slots.
The files on the drive are navigated directly from an the iPad. The 1TB version of the drive is $399.95 and will ship in 4-6 weeks according to the maker. The drive connects to the iPad via the USB camera connection kit, which isn't included. Since this is just a USB drive it would seem you can use it on computers as well.
Like many of you we are always looking for a hot deal on SSDs. Newegg just filled my inbox with what looks to be the best deal I've seen so far on a SandForce 120GB SSD. For the next 48 hours Newegg will have the Corsair F120 for sale at 194.99 USD. If that price isn't hot enough for you then taking advantage of the 20 Dollar mail in rebate makes it a no brainer.
Read our review of the Corsair F120 here at TweakTown and then get over to Newegg to stake your claim before they all sell out.
NewerTechnology is one of the companies that seems to have an adapter to make just about anything fit into the USB port. The latest adapter from the company is one that will let you take your eSATA external HDD and adapt it to fit into a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port. The USB 3.0 use will make the data transfers much faster than eSATA is capable of. The adapter is called the eSATA to USB 3.0 Adapter.
This thing will be great if you have an external HDD that you use for backing up lots of data that has only eSATA connectivity. You can hook the HDD and adapter to your USB 3.0 port and get much faster transfer of data. You can also use the adapter to plug that eSATA only external HDD into a USB 2.0 drive in a pinch.
The adapter doesn't provide power for your eSATA HDD so you will need to plug it into the wall outlet. The adapter kit does ship with the USB 3.0 cable you need, but you will have to provide your own eSATA cable. You should have the cable for eSATA and power already. The adapter is shipping right now for $29.95.
Your notebook doesn't need any Red Bull to give it wings. All it needs are these odd little wing flash drives from a company called Bader Models. The things have the normal USB port on the side and honestly, they aren't really wings, but tailfins from commercial aircraft.
The tailfin has the logos and colors of the companies they represent on them. This would be the perfect thing for the pilot that needs some storage to take on the go. Geeks that like to collect odd flash drives will also appreciate these things.
The draw here is the novelty more than anything, and as such, the company offers no indication of what sort of tech is inside. You can bet they use the slowest and cheapest tech around and be safe. Each of the tailfins measures about 2-inches tall. You can get them in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities. Prices are $53, $63, $79, and $120 respectively.