Posts Tagged ‘memory’
  • CompactFlash 5.0 and the 144 petabyte memory card.
    by Dirk
    Posted February 22nd, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    For flash storage buffs, the still several year out 2TB SDXC cards seem like it's as good as it'll get, or at the very least, the most exciting thing in flash storage. I too thought that -- until five minutes ago. You see, it was then that I stumbled onto an article highlighting CompactFlash 5.0 and it's new capacity ceiling. So, just how high will it go? How's 144 petabytes sound? Yes, that's a P as in a ton. I don't even have 1TB worth of data (yet) to store on a hard drive, let alone ...
  • Flash drives return to the Department of Justice.
    by Mike
    Posted February 22nd, 2010 at 3:08 am
    After a brief 15-month hiatus, it looks like personal flash drives will once again be allowed inside the Department of Justice. Spurred by a rash of virus outbreaks and compromised computers, the DoD enacted the ban back in late 2008 to get a grip on the damaging and stubborn malware war path. Don't go all hogwild just yet though, bringing in a bin of flash drives and relying on them for home and work use. The new decree strictly mentions "mission critical" jobs as the only time in which f...
  • USB 3.0 continues it’s war path: Aviator-2 USB 3.0 SSD hits the scene
    by Mike
    Posted February 17th, 2010 at 11:28 am
    SSD hard drives are great and all, but there's still one big roadblock as far as ultimate speed is concerned. Some of the high-end SSD's easily eclipse the throughput that USB 2.0 can muster. Kind of negates the point of an SSD now doesn't it? Thankfully, speed have a crutch to fall back on by way of Active Media Products' "Aviator-2 USB 3.0 SSD. Available in 64GB and 128GB capacities, expect to hit 230MB read times for both and 130/120 MB/s write times for the 64GB and 128GB variants respec...
  • State of mobile storage: 64GB NAND for smartphones in 2010.
    by Mike
    Posted February 15th, 2010 at 6:35 pm
    To some degree, you could argue that a phone with 64GB of flash isn't really newsworthy since the current iPhone is sorta close and the iPod Touch already there. But I disagree. 64GB of storage on a single chip is very news worthy. A few years ago, a single GB of flash storage was insane to think about much less 64 of them all neatly lined up on a single chip. But this is 2010 folks. And thanks to Sandisk and a new 3-bit per cell technology, 64GB nand memory is smaller and cheaper than befo...
  • Read SD cards on your iPhon ewith “ZoomIt”
    by Mike
    Posted February 9th, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    One of the chief complaints I see with certain Apple laptops is the lack of more ports. The SD port in particular was a big one until Apple recently added them to the Macbook Pros. But an iPhone? The makers of "ZoomIt" seem to think the iPhone platform is a perfect fit for their services. In order to get the full experience, you'll need to pick up both the iPhone ZoomIt app and ZoomIt SD card adapter that attaches itself to the phone. Once plugged in, users can transfer over photos from the ...
  • Get that 16GB multi-tasking beast thanks to Crucial
    by Mike
    Posted December 2nd, 2009 at 2:44 pm
    RAM, RAM, and more RAM. Just like processing power, it almost seems as if you could never have enough. I'll be real and admit my grandma doesn't need 16GB of RAM to check out the latest knitting how-to's on patch-n-stitch online, but I sure could use the breathing room. And if you're like me, the added breathing room is more than welcome. Starting today for the low low price of $344.58 USD, bleeding edge geeks can snap up Crucial's new 4GB 10600 DDR3 sticks running at a oh so sweet 1333MHz. ...
  • Forgetful? Daily Reminder Rug here to save the day and your sanity…
    by Mike
    Posted November 3rd, 2009 at 8:39 am
    Always forgetting your keys, phone, or wallet? If so, you're not much different than me. I suffer from gold fish memory syndrome in that I often forget stuff almost immediately after spoken or written to. Attempts have been made to fix this broken state in my mind to no avail. I've come to accept I can't remember squat. One tool that will soon by joining my daily arsenal in helping me simply leave the house in the morning is the "Daily Rug Reminder". The objects highlighted are the most im...
  • Corsair FlashVoyager GT stows 128GB of non-moving goods within it’s rubber shell
    by Mike
    Posted October 16th, 2009 at 11:32 am
    Need a rugged, high capacity, and relatively quick flash drive? Look no further than the Corsair FlashVoyager GT now topping out at 128GB. Capacious? Certainly. Super GT? Eh. I have an older Corsair FlashVoyager 32GB and while the size is might handy, god save my soul if I ever wanted to fill it up as that would mean leaving it do it's thing...overnight. While that particular drive I had averaged 8-12MB/second, the GT is roughly around 15-20MB/second bringing a decent bump in speed. An...
  • Keep your data locked down with the Personal Safe Pocket Drive
    by Mike
    Posted August 20th, 2009 at 6:33 am
    For most users who need light to medium security, a simple password protected folder will suffice. But for those who are in the market for some heavy duty security and want a good solid "physical" safety to fall back on will find just that in the Personal Safe Pocket Drive. The real draw here is 9-number keypad on the drive itself. I'm sure you can assume where this is going. In order to actually access anything on the drive, the correct keycode will need to be entered, after which all of ...
  • Handmade Driftwood USB Flash Drive
    by Mike
    Posted August 4th, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    Earth lovers, tree huggers, and all out green supporters have a new gadget to lust over. While not the first wooden flash drives to come to market, Matthew Ronans driftwood flash drives are nothing short of awesome. The driftwood used in his creations was that of samples taken from the beach on his many trips. Featuring handcrafted flash drive internals with a woody exterior and combined with a geeky USB branding means these drives are truly one of a kind. I'm actually pretty intrigued! ...
  • SD Cards get bump to 64GB thanks to Toshiba
    by Mike
    Posted August 4th, 2009 at 6:28 am
    When 32GB of pictures just isn't enough, Toshiba is there to save you. The SDXC cards will feature speeds of 35Mbps and 60 Mbps for write/read respectively. The first samples of said card are due to hit manufacturers' secret labs this November with the general public getting graced sometime in spring of 2010. While I would much rather have several smaller cards (I cringe at the thought of losing 64 GB worth of data, especially pictures), some people just gotta have it all. Who are you? ...
  • USB Ninja star protects data, kills danger
    by Mike
    Posted May 28th, 2009 at 6:11 am
    Ninja's and USB drives go together like chicken and ice why not make a flash drive with the same similarities? Introducing the USB Ninja Star Shuriken by Solid Alliance. This Ninja star manages to pack in a now industry substandard 2GB of storage. However, storage is not the highlight of this flash drive. No sir. Instead of being left defenseless if anyone ever tried to attack you, with your USB Ninja star in hand, you can now fight back in dignity and honor buy hurtling your b...
  • WD releasing 2TB hard drive soon…this week?
    by Mike
    Posted January 13th, 2009 at 5:08 pm
    When 1TB just isn't enough relax and know that there is something bigger out there.  WD will be launching a 2TB hard drive this week according to Electronista and Fudzilla.  The 2TB is officially dubbed the "The Caviar Green 2000GB WD20EADS".  Whew!  Talk about a mouthful!  Said drive reportedly has a seek time of 8.9ms and spins at 7200 RPM's.  It earns the green title because at times of low demand will slow down to 5400 RPM's in order to save a couple of branches that I'm sure ov...
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