SkyHawk™ Earns SSI Security Solutions Award Based on Client Satisfaction

Proven in the field for mission-critical security and surveillance Seagate’s SkyHawk hard drive has been selected by Security Sales & Integration Magazine (SSI) as winner of its 2018 Security Solutions Award in the Video Surveillance category. SkyHawk was chosen for the honor based on a case study provided by system integrator Sentry Security Systems that [...]


Areca ARC-8050T3 Thunderbolt 3 Overview

Thunderbolt 3 provides the fattest data pipe for direct-attached storage devices of current standards out today, though you wouldn't know it given how rare the format is. The 40Gb/s connection is just as economical as it is fast, but adoption in commodity PCs has been slow. That might change in 2018 as prices drop and [...]


Western Digital breaches the 10 TB threshold with their new NAS drives

Hard disk drives have had to become specialized products designed for specific needs. The manufacturers use both hardware and software to tune the drives' parameters for specific workloads.  For instance, a drive designed for recording surveillance video wouldnt need very good random read write access, as the data stream will just (usually) be one continuous [...]


ZFS, the file storage system of the future.

ZFS compared to most other file systems Historically, the management of stored data has involved two aspects — the physical management of block devices such as hard drives and SD cards, and devices such as RAID controllers that present a logical single device based upon multiple physical devices (often undertaken by a volume manager, array manager, or suitable device driver), and the management of files [...]


Features of M.2 Drives

The buses that are exposed through the M.2 connector are PCI Express 3.0, Serial ATA (SATA) 3.0 and USB 3.0, which is backward compatible with USB 2.0. As a result, M.2 modules can integrate multiple functions, including the following device classes: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, satellite navigation, near field communication (NFC), digital radio, Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig), [...]


Know your Hard Drive

A hard disk drive (HDD), hard disk, hard drive or fixed disk is a data storage device that uses magnetic storage to store and retrieve digital information using one or more rigid rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material. The platters are paired with magnetic heads, usually arranged on a moving actuator arm, which [...]


Mac-Ready Pegasus3 Desktop RAID Solutions From Promise

In a move that addresses new Mac owners by providing them with the capacity and performance needed for the most demanding projects, Promise Technology, Inc. announced the addition of four models to its lineup of Pegasus desktop RAID storage system. The Pegasus3 R4, R6 and R8 models feature more capacity - 16, 36 and 64 [...]


Lexar Announces A 512GB Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 Card

Today Lexar announced the latest version of its Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 card, this time doubling the capacity to 512GB. The new card comes with a massive capacity and speeds fast enough to make it ideal for cinematographers, filmmakers, and content creators especially those that are capturing 4K and ProRes video as well as RAW photos. Along with [...]


NetApp Releases New AFA To Improve Data Center Economics

Today NetApp announced a new all-flash array (AFA) that they are calling the industry’s top- performing enterprise AFA, the All Flash FAS (AFF) A700s. Along with the new AFA, NetApp is releasing its new efficiency guarantee, the All-Flash Guarantee. According to NetApp, this guarantee gives users performance without compromise to meet the demands of the [...]