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Build your own 26 Terabyte storage server…for less c/o UMLa

There’s a growing trend in the SMB and Enterprise server and storage space that almost mirrors what we have seen in the consumer space for years…Do-it-yourself or DIY. The DIY audience has been a major focus of technology component vendors for years. From hard drives and processors, to…

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Is Barracuda’s “the Power of One” just a pretty catchphrase?

Power of One: A catchy phrase? Or a strategic vision? Last November, Seagate’s PC hard drive product team streamlined its three desktop HDD (Barracuda XT, Barracuda, Barracuda Green) products really into one single solution – “Barracuda”. Sure, the Barracuda XT is still around, but that drive is bound to become a solid state hybrid drive sometime [...]

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Momentus XT 750GB – what the experts are saying

The SSD Review – January 2012 “Speaking strictly of Momentus XT’s results though, I am honestly blown away. The concept of a hybrid drive was very intriguing to me, and to see it come into fruition as it has makes me confident for the future of hybrid drives. Anything that can lower the GB/$ value [...]

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Seagate Momentus XT: why the customer is always right

This week Seagate released the 2nd generation of its Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive. If you’ve read my posts from early 2011, you know the first-generation Momentus XT had some issues with select MacBook Pro users. Momentus XT and the power of community Momentus XT and the MacBook Pro…what’s Seagate doing? Momentus XT and [...]

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Constellation ES – what the experts are saying

“Ok what can i say about the Constellation ES SAS drives after this show of power during which they also managed to annihilate a top of the line SSD and in some cases surpass it even in single mode…fact is that Seagate has manufactured one of the fastest hard disk drives in the market today [...]

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Seagate gives users a megaphone – speak up!

Seagate recently incorporated user reviews on its individual product pages enabling users to voice their satisfaction level with Seagate products.  Sure, such user reviews are popular on online reseller sites like New Egg, Amazon, etc. and have become invaluable to potential buyers in terms of making an educated decision about a product. The fact that [...]

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“Enthusiastic” about Constellation ES 6Gb SAS

Bjorn3D took a look at Constellation ES 6Gb/s SAS drives together with an LSI 3Ware SAS 9750-4i 6Gb/s RAID Card and summed it up as “a marriage made in heaven” with “eye-popping performance”…you get the drift. Both the Constellation ES and the LSI RAID controller receiving 9.5/10 and a Golden Bear Award.  Check out the [...]

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Momentus XT – what the experts are saying

CNET – November 2011 “The bottom line: Similar to the original, the Momentus XT (second generation) makes an excellent host drive for any computer, both laptops and desktops. It offers great value in terms of performance and cost, especially when compared to SDDs. The Seagate Momentus XT (second generation) is a worthy upgrade to the original Momentus [...]

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Livin’ large – Seagate 1.5TB is best selling drive in 2009

Everything Channel released their Channel Bestsellers List for 2009. When it comes to hard drives, the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB drive took the best seller category. Think about that for a second…what does that tell us? 1.5 Terabytes is at the upper end of the HDD category (2TB being the largest drive made in 2009) [...]

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Fortune finds hard drive companies admirable

Fortune magazine released their 2010 ranking of the world’s most admired companies. Fortune’s survey ranks companies based on nine factors: Innovation People management Use of corporate assets Social responsibility Quality of management Financial soundness Long-term investment Quality of products/services Global competitiveness In the computer industry, Seagate ranked number 7, and it’s competitor WD ranked number [...]

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