Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini: Leaner, Meaner, Faster, Thunderbolt-Equipped

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. » 6/21/12 5:00am 6/21/12 5:00am

Promise Pegasus Is the First RAID Storage With Thunderbolt

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! [ » 2/24/11 1:51pm 2/24/11 1:51pm

Giz Explains: What a RAID Hard Drive Array Is (and Why You Want One)

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. » 4/08/09 2:00pm 4/08/09 2:00pm

Seagate Firmware Fix Turned Barracudas into Paperweights

Seagate's SD1A firmware update, meant to fix problems with its Barracuda 7200.11 models, only managed to make things worse—bricking the drives of those who bothered to install it. They've pulled the update pending validation. » 1/21/09 1:00am 1/21/09 1:00am

The Insane Hardware Driving the World's Biggest LED Billboard

In a dusty supply closet at 1 Times Square, a computer terminal hooked up to hordes of ethernet servers, RAID arrays and monitors humbly runs the largest LED sign in the world. The sign, a 3-sided, 17,000-square-foot Goliath, debuted last night at the opening of a Walgreens in New York City. Today, I got to see what… » 11/21/08 9:30pm 11/21/08 9:30pm

How To Choose the Best Network Storage for a Mac/PC Home

Network-attached storage options are more abundant than ever, but jumping into the copious bush of NAS can be quite a task, especially if you want a system that plays nice with both PC and Mac. Macs have historically been an unreasonably complex challenge for many networking products, and NAS was no exception. Here … » 10/23/08 12:00pm 10/23/08 12:00pm