Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

NAS too slow? Try DAS

March 16th, 2007 1 comment

SmallNetBuilder takes a look at the Norco DS-500, a five drive eSATA attached drive enclosure.

Categories: Benchmarks, Chassis, Reviews

The Sytrin SHF1 Hard Drive Cooler

March 7th, 2007 No comments

Toms Hardware reviews the Sytrin SHF1 Hard Drive Cooler.

Categories: Drive Cooling, Reviews

Store, Swap and Organize: Storage Accessories

March 3rd, 2007 No comments

Tom’s Hardware has a review of some storage accessories, including a dock which turns a standard 5.25″ drive bay into a hot-swap housing for four 2.5″ laptop drives.

Western Digital WD740ADFD: Bottled Lightning

February 10th, 2007 No comments

AnandTech reviews the latest update to Western Digital’s 74 GB 10,000 RPM hard drive.

Over the course of the last couple of years, the 8MB cache drive has been enhanced with minor revisions with one of the latest versions, WD740GD-00FLC0, receiving tweaks that significantly improved its performance in single-user applications.

Categories: Hard Drives, Reviews

Seagate Barracuda ES Hard Drive Review

February 3rd, 2007 No comments

The Tech Report reviews the Seagate Barracuda ES hard drive. This ES drive is the enterprise edition of the 7200.10. Differences include better performance when dealing with vibration, and a shorter error timeout period so the drive won’t drop out of RAID arrays.

Categories: Hard Drives, Reviews

Infrant Technologies’ ReadyNAS NV: Enterprise Features, Desktop Footprint

February 3rd, 2007 No comments

AnandTech reviews the Infrant ReadyNAS NV.

Categories: Netgear ReadyNAS, Reviews

SMB NAS Roundup

February 3rd, 2007 No comments

Promise VTrak J300s Review

February 3rd, 2007 No comments

AnandTech reviews the Promise VTrak J300s SATA/SAS chassis. Up to four of these can be daisy chained to a nice SAS RAID card.

Categories: Chassis, Reviews

A look at the FreeNAS server

February 3rd, 2007 No comments

NewsForge reviews FreeNAS 0.66.

FreeNAS, an open source NAS server, can convert a PC into a network-attached storage server. The software, which is based on FreeBSD, Samba, and PHP, includes an operating system that supports various software RAID models and a Web user interface. The server supports access from Windows machines, Apple Macs, FTP, SSH, and Network File System (NFS), and it takes up less than 16MB of disk space on a hard drive or removable media.

Categories: FreeNAS, Reviews

Infrant ReadyNAS NV+ and 1100: Small steps forward

February 3rd, 2007 No comments

SmallNetBuilder reviews two Infrant NAS devices, the  ReadyNAS NV+ and 1100.

Categories: Netgear ReadyNAS, Reviews