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Patriot Convoy puts a RAID array into your PC

Posted in Storage by Shane McGlaun on September 29th, 2010

When it comes to memory for your computers or SSDs to store your data on Patriot has you covered. What some of us need is a way to store more data inside some of the unused optical drive bays on a desktop computer. Patriot has you covered there too with its Convoy line of storage devices.

Patriot has added a couple new products to the Convoy line today that have four 2.5-inch drive bays. The new products are the Convoy 425S and the 425XL and both are very similar. They have an aluminum chassis and 40mm fans to keep the drives inside the hot swap bays cool.

NewerTech debuts small Guardian Maximus mini external RAID storage device

Posted in Newer Technology by Shane McGlaun on September 15th, 2010

If you have important data on your notebook that you take with you so you can work on the go, you should be backing it up. The problem is that some data is so important you need to do more than just save it to an external HDD. This is why folks use RAID arrays in an office setting.

NewerTech has unveiled a new portable RAID storage solution that supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 with dual drives inside. The device is called the Guardian Maximus mini and it sports four different interfaces to allow it to work with Mac and PCs.

Police investigating lost iPhone prototype raid Gizmodo editor’s home

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2010

The saga of the lost fourth-gen iPhone prototype acquired by Gizmodo last week continues and it has just got even more dramatic. Gizmodo editor Jason Chen’s house was raided by California’s REACT computer crimes task force, who had a search warrant on Friday night.

His computers and other items were seized and taken away by truck. The warrant was signed by a Judge of Superior Court of San Mateo. According to Gaby Darbyshire, COO of Gawker Media LLC, the search warrant to remove the computers was invalid under section 1524(g) of the California Penal Code.

Thecus announces N4200 NAS device

Posted in Storage by Shane McGlaun on January 4th, 2010

NAS devices used to be pretty much exclusive to the office and enterprise settings to allow for central data backups. With many consumers now producing and using tons of digital content the NAS is also finding its way into homes.

Thecus has unveiled its latest NAS product called the N4200. The device has smart bays that will work with SATA drives of 2.5-inches and 3.5-inches. The device has a built-in battery back up to preserve settings and unwritten data in the event of a blackout.

LaCie hits 10TB, upgrades 2big and 5big RAID drives

Posted in LaCie by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2009

LaCie hits 10TB, upgrades 2big and 5big RAID drivesSay what you want about the folks at LaCie, they do not stand still. They just keep upping the storage at an alarming rate. The company has announced product upgrades for the 2big Network and 5big Network devices, featuring Apple Time Machine.

The 5big device even has iTunes server support. The 5big also features five hot-swappable drive bays for up to 10TB of storage for a $799.99 MSRP. The 2big device features a ho-hum 4TB of RAID at an MSRP of $319.99.

New LaCie RAID solution goes up to 7.5TB

Posted in External Hard Drives by Nino Marchetti on October 8th, 2008

LaCie 5big Network

External hard drive manufacturer LaCie is out with a new five-bay RAID solution for small and medium size offices. It is called the 5big Network and it has a starting price of around $900.

The LaCie 5big Network is available in 2.5TB, 5TB and 7.5TB storage capacities. It offers up hot swap and seven RAID modes, including RAID 5 and RAID 6. Storage can be expanded on this drive via its USB or eSATA ports.

LaCie debuts 6TB RAID solution for desktops

Posted in External Hard Drives by Nino Marchetti on September 16th, 2008

LaCie 4big Quadra

LaCie has announced its newest four-bay RAID solution for those needing up to 6TB of storage space at their desk. It is called the 4big Quadra and you can pick one up for a starting price of around $900.

The LaCie 4big Quadra offers a native RAID controller which supports seven RAID modes, including RAID 0 and RAID 5. It is said to offer burst transfer rates reaching up to 200-230MB/s through eSATA 3Gbits and comes in a stackable design which is expandable for up to four units and upwards of 24TB of storage space.


Newer Technology goes 10,000RPM on RAID-1 solution

Posted in External Hard Drives by Nino Marchetti on June 27th, 2008

Guardian MAXimus 300GB 10,000RPM

Newer Technology, which recently released a more eco-friendly version of its Guardian MAXimus external storage solution, is back again with with a new Guardian MAXimus which revs up to 10,000RPM for faster data transfer rates. It is called the Guardian MAXimus 300GB 10,000RPM and you’ll find it pricing around $900.

The Guardian MAXimus 300GB 10,000RPM offers data transfer rates up to 100MB/sec, depending upon whether you are using the FireWire 800, FireWire 400 or USB 2.0 interface. It sports two 300GB Western Digital VelociRaptor hard drives in a RAID-1 mirror configuration.