The new MyPassport Pro from Western Digital is the world's first bus-powered portable hard drive to offer two disks with RAID capability for blazing fast, grab-and-go storage.
It was just another typical weekday morning in a normal Finnish family home. It was only 8am, and parents and children were going through their usual routine. Then there was a knock at the door: it was the police, come to seize the Winnie the Pooh laptop of the resident 9-year-old pirate.
Do you know how the FBI justified the insane raid of Kim Dotcom's mansion? By saying that it suspected that Kim Dotcom had a 'doomsday' device that could "wipe out evidence of internet piracy around the world." No, seriously.
Here's a reminder that you should never, ever, ever have a Wi-Fi network without a password on it. Police in Indiana called up the SWAT team to raid an 18-year-old gir's house by smashing her front window and throwing two flashbangs inside because of her open Wi-Fi network. What the hell?
The Drobo family of products are generally respected amongst professionals and tech nerds, but the one complaint was that the dynamic storage arrays were too slow. Drobo listened, and now they're answering back with the Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini, two devices designed to handle the most demanding of file transfers.
That didn't take long! Promise's new Pegasus R4 and R6 RAIDs support Thunderbolt, Intel's new 10 Gb/s I/O tech, making for lightning fast transfer with a capacity of up to 12TB. Perfect for anyone who's currently making their own feature length film and is going through the headache of dealing with all the files! […
Those of you looking to speedily dump and access large clumps of data may consider LaCie's new 2big USB 3.0 RAID storage array. The $349 box offers speeds of up to 205 MB per second, and storage up to 4TB. [LaCie]
The new CompactFlash adapter from Photofast can hold four 16GB microSD cards running in RAID. This makes the slower microSD format as fast as CompactFlash by striping data across all four microSD cards at once.
WD's new NAS drives, the My Book World Edition II, packs either 2 or 4TB of storage in a dual-drive RAID array. It seems like a pretty solid system for those dangerously paranoid about the safety of their data.
The QNAP SS-839 Pro Turbo NAS is the smallest 8-bay networked attached storage solution on the market. In fact, it's just a hair larger than a 7-inch cube.
RAID: It's not just for Warcraft nerds anymore. If you've got a ton of music, photos and video and you don't know about RAID hard-drive arrays yet, read this—or wave your precious media files buh-bye.
I can't think of another product category less served by the ol' "world's smallest" tag that gadget-makers continuously foam over than network storage drives. But, of course, here we have the "world's smallest" NAS.
Western Digital's new 8TB ShareSpace NAS is a monster of a storage system for you media hoarders who want to share your good between multiple computers.
LaCie's 2big Quadra is half the RAID drive of its bigger brother the 4big, but still keeps all the connectivity with a nice design and a reasonable price tag.
The newest Lacie Hard Disk MAX ups the storage of its original Neil Poulton ebony-glazed cuboid design to 2TB, while adding the ability to switch between RAID configurations.