Archive for November, 2010

Data Robotics’s Drobo S storage robot goes USB 3.0, starts at $800

November 29th, 2010 No comments

As you could probably surmise from the title above, the only notable difference in Data Robotics’ newest storage robot is the addition of USB 3.0, but the triple interface ensures that eSATA and FireWire 800 users are also taken care of.

via Engadget

Categories: Drobo, News

Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB and My Book Essential 3TB Drives Reviewed

November 29th, 2010 No comments

AnandTech takes the brand new 3.0 TB Western Digital internal hard drives for a spin.

Today, Western Digital takes it one step further and announces availability of the internal drive as well. The Caviar Green line is now home to a 2.5TB and a 3.0TB model, priced at $189 and $239 respectively.

QNAP TS-210 Turbo NAS Review

November 29th, 2010 No comments

This particular NAS box also makes a big song and dance about iSCSI. This allows you to allocate portions of an existing volume as targets. In the speed stakes, the TS-210 lagged behind the more expensive TS-219P and both Synology NAS boxes in all the tests. However, it was still streets ahead of most of the other NAS boxes we’ve tested. For example, it averaged 35.4MB/sec in the large file-reading test. The TS-210 is an excellent example of how easy a NAS box should be to configure and use. It’s only let down by its unexceptional transfer rate.


Categories: QNAP, Reviews

Running The Native ZFS Linux Kernel Module, Plus Benchmarks

November 29th, 2010 No comments

Phoronix takes a brand new, unstable ZFS Linux kernel module and benchmarks it agains Btrfs, ZFS-FUSE, EXT4, and XFS with interesting results.

In this article are some new details on KQ Infotech’s ZFS kernel module and our results from testing out the ZFS file-system on Linux.

Categories: Benchmarks, Btrfs, ZFS

Has Microsoft just ruined Windows Home Server?

November 29th, 2010 1 comment

Ars Technica covers the implications of Microsoft removing the Drive Extender feature from Windows Home Server.

Indeed, Drive Extender was fundamental to the home server concept. A home server as originally envisaged by the Windows Home Server team should have, in essence, infinite storage, and storage that should be transparently extensible.

Categories: News, Windows Home Server