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Diskeeper Releases Emergency Undelete File Recovery Software

Diskeeper has released its Emergency Undelete software as a standalone product for $19.95. The product can restore accidentally deleted files of any type as well as their respective folders.

HighPoint Launches RocketHybrid 1220 & 1222 HBAs

HighPoint Technologies has launched their Smart Hybrid HBA’s product line, designed to merge SSDs and hard drives into a single high-speed storage solution. The PCI-E 2.0, SATA 6Gb/s HBAs are powered by the Marvell 88SE9130 controller and deliver 80% of the SSD's performance and 100% of the hard drive's capacity.  

Asus Lamborghini External Hard Drives Released

Asus has been making premium-ish notebooks for some time with the requisite sharp lines and classic Lamborghini script and charging bull logo. It appears they're adding to the line of products with a series of external hard drives that share the same fun design, but lack the 3.3 second 0-60 speeds buyers might expect. 

QNAP Intros New Prosumer NAS Servers

QNAP today announced a new line of affordable high-performance Turbo NAS servers. The TS-x12 lineup has one-, two-, and four-drive models with up to 8TB of storage and a 1.2GHz Marvell processor.

ActiveStorage Rolls Out ActiveSAN for Media Professionals

ActiveStorage today announced its ActiveSAN high-performance Metadata server appliance, designed for video and film professionals. The ActiveSAN is designed to fill the void created by Apple's discontinuance of its Xserve server.

HyperDrive iPad Hard Drive Announced

HyperShop has announced the HyperDrive iPad hard drive in capacities up to 1TB. The HyperDrive connects via the USB port provided by the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit and shows up as a storage volume. How it manages this exactly is patent pending and users will have to wait 4 to 6 weeks for shipping, but if you want access to a hard drive or SSD on the iPad the HyperDrive claims to be your best and only option. 

Intel Chipset Design Flaw Causes SATA Ports to Fail

Intel has announced a design flaw has been discovered in its desktop chipset, the Intel 6 Series (Cougar Point), which is utilized in PCs with Sandy Bridge processors. Intel has implemented a silicon fix for the problem which in some cases saw the SATA ports within the chipset degrade over time. The degradation impacted the performance and functionality of SATA connected devices which of course includes hard drives and SSDs amongst other storage-related devices.

Toshiba Intros the MKxx39GSL Series - 1.8" LIF Drives Up to 220GB

Toshiba today introduced new 1.8-inch hard drives using low-insertion force (LIF) SATA (Serial ATA) connectors, making the drives 10% smaller than standard microSATA 1.8-inch drives.

Synology DiskStation DS411slim Announced has announced the DiskStation DS411slim, their latest NAS geared toward the home and small business markets. The compact 4-bay unit uses 2.5" drives to give users RAID redundancy while minimizing power consumption and noise output. Synology Hybrid RAID and clean interface let users easily create volumes up to 3TB.


Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB Enterprise Hard Drive Announced

Hitachi has announced that the first 3TB enterprise hard drive, the Ultrastar 7K3000 is now shipping. The 3.5" 7K3000 features a 7200RPM spindle speed and SATA 6Gb/s interface - a SAS version will ship in mid-2011. While the 3TB capacity for the enterprise may appear to be the headline, there's one other interesting spec and that's the 2 million hour MTBF, a 67% increase over what's claimed by most other enterprise drives. This translates into a 40% lower annualized failure rate than drives rated at 1.2 million hours MTBF.