My recent musings on high definition and the state of the technology behind it have spurred me to think about data storage (not that it's a new subject for me). But so far, I've commented only on what's already been developed, and didn't take the time to think about what's next. What's the motivation behind … Continue reading What’s next in data storage?
I'm a fan of ioSafe's rugged hard drives, which you can trust with your data through very rough conditions. I was glad to write about the ioSafe Solo (their first product), and the ioSafe SSD, because no other company on the market offered such unparalleled protection from destruction. Now they're launching a new model, the … Continue reading Hardware preview: the ioSafe Rugged Portable
Drobo S, the 5-bay, 3-interface storage array from Data Robotics got a neat upgrade to USB 3.0 today. Instead of USB 2.0, it will now have eSATA, FW800 and USB 3.0 ports on its back. This is a hardware refresh, which means the USB 2.0 model has been phased out. You should expect it to … Continue reading Drobo S gets USB 3.0 upgrade
Today, the DroboPro FS will be announced by Data Robotics. It's the bigger brother of the Drobo FS, and it's aimed at creative professionals, SOHOs and SMBs. There was a gap in Drobo's file sharing lineup. They had a NAS device, sure (the Drobo FS), but it didn't have the capacity and the bandwidth of … Continue reading Hardware preview: DroboPro FS
I made a quick video that shows you why it's always important to check a SATA drive's jumper settings. Many of us assume that since we're dealing with SATA, not PATA/IDE drives, the jumper settings are no longer important. After all, the Master/Slave relationship no longer applies to the SATA model. Not so. The jumper … Continue reading Always check a SATA drive’s jumper settings
Back in September 2009, I wrote about the ioSafe Solo, a fireproof and waterproof drive. In January 2010, at CES in Las Vegas, ioSafe, the company behind these disaster-proof drives, launched a new product, the ioSafe Solo SSD. It's the same size as the ioSafe Solo, it looks the same outside, except for the branding, … Continue reading Hardware preview: ioSafe SSD – fireproof, waterproof, crushproof and shockproof
Sometimes you'll need to switch your drive packs (the set of drives that sits in a Drobo) between two Drobos. Or say you're using two drive packs on the same Drobo. How do you switch the two packs safely, to ensure you lose none of your precious data? That's the question I asked myself a … Continue reading Switch drive packs between two Drobos while keeping your data safe