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Seagate Pulsar XT.2 SSD Shipping

Seagate has begun shipping their latest enterprise-ready SSD, the Pulsar XT.2. The Pulsar XT.2 was announced in March and features SLC NAND and a 6Gb/s SAS interface - making it the fastest drive offered by Seagate. 

Intel Acknowledges Problems With Intel SSD 320s

Intel has recently acknowledged issues with the new SSD 320 series, where by repetitively power cycling the drives, some may become unresponive or report an 8MB drive capacity. Through a statement to ZDNet, Intel confirmed that they are aware of the issue and are currently investigating the problem. This bug was also reported on the Intel support forums, where some members had been experiencing this problem.

Citrix Acquires Cloud.com Startup

Citrix Systems has acquired Cloud.com, a private startup company. Cloud.com has developed its CloudStack product line, enabling rapid deployment of cloud-based services. Providers of any number of services, including enterprise infrastructure, can use the products to build cost-effective services. 

Synology Targets Photographers With New DS2411+ NAS

If you are a photographer who shoots digital, two things matter to you, the quality of your camera and lenses and the ability to safely store your digital images once the shoot is finished. Even if you can take the most breathtaking images, if you don't store them correctly, they risk being lost forever if the storage medium they are on crashes. Storage space is also another problem to work around as camera resolutions keep increasing, although with the new DiskStation DS2411+ with up to 72TB of space, Synology has you covered.

StorageReview.com Contest - How Fast (or Slow) Is Your Hard Drive?

IcyDock has been kind enough to sponsor a competition on StorageReview where we look for members with the slowest and fastest hard drives. The first stage is a search for users with the slowest drives still functioning - producing a super slow hard drive benchmark result. The second stage of this content is looking for users with the fastest hard drives, or hard drive arrays (yup, RAID included).

Western Digital Partners with Microsoft for SMB NAS System

Western Digital has announced it will be offering a small-office storage server product based on Microsoft's Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials software. WD plans to combine their storage hardware and industry knowledge with Microsoft's operating system to deliver a compelling product for the small business market.

Addonics Releases 1:11 HDD Duplicator

Addonics announced a new drive duplicating system which can clone up to eleven drives at the same time. Supporting both 2.5 and 3.5-inch drives, the 1:11 Duplicator will copy from a single master drive without the need for any computer or additional hardware. With support for both SATA and older legacy IDE drives on the Pro model, Addonics has something for every IT professional.

Western Digital My Book Studio Upped to 3TB

Western Digital has announced the availability of the My Book Studio external hard drive in a 3TB configuration. The My Book Studio series of drives are designed with a sleek brushed aluminum case to match Mac computers and support the Time Machine service. The combination of case design and the low power 3TB Caviar Green hard drive means WD can leave out a cooling fan, leading to near silent operation.

Intel Cloud in a Box - World's Smallest Cloud Data Center

Intel is showing off what they're calling the world’s smallest cloud data center. Dubbed the ‘Cloud-in-a-Box’ system, the Intel unit is designed to be used as a demonstration tool to illustrate the power and efficiencies of cloud computing.

Icy Dock Releases SSD Xpander Device

The SSD Xpander from Icy Dock combines a 2.5" SSD and a 3.5" hard drive, creating a hybrid partition on the hard drive identical to the size of the SSD. Combining the capacity of a hard drive and speed of an SSD, the SSD Expander gives buyers the best of both worlds for storage; increased high-performance storage and seamless operation.