Last year, Microsemi released a new generation of 12Gbps SAS controller chips, then incorporated them into a variety of SAS/SATA host bus adapter (HBA) and RAID cards under their Adaptec brand. Now, their SmartRAID family of advanced RAID cards is getting two new models that bring new features to the product line. First up is the SmartRAID 3162-8i, which decodes to indicate a card with 8 internal ports and a 2GB DRAM cache with power loss protection. This is the first Adaptec RAID card to feature a fully-integrated power loss protection scheme including supercapacitors on the card itself. Previous SmartRAID cards such as the 3152-8i have all required an external supercapacitor module to be mounted in another expansion slot or elsewhere in the server. Putting...
Toshiba this week launched its new lineup of high-reliability hard drives for NAS units. The drives offer up to 8 TB of capacity and are based on enterprise-grade platforms...16 by Anton Shilov on 4/21/2017
Toshiba is announcing today that Dell will begin offering Toshiba HK4 series enterprise SATA SSDs as a storage option for Dell's PowerEdge servers. Dell currently offers a wide range...8 by Billy Tallis on 4/18/2017
Toshiba recently introduced its new generation of enterprise-class nearline HDDs for servers, surveillance, and higher-end NAS systems. The new MG05ACA-series hard drives offer up to 8 TB of capacity...10 by Anton Shilov on 4/10/2017
At CES, Marvell announced an updated version of its popular 88SS1074 SATA SSD controller in the 88SS1079. There's no significant change to performance or features as far as we...1 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 1/13/2017
It's hard for any new SATA SSD to be big news. Aside from instances where new NAND flash enables higher capacities or a big price drop, almost everything we...13 by Billy Tallis on 8/4/2016
When StarTech.com first offered up their USB 3.0 Standalone Eraser Dock for review, it took me a little while to really figure what it was for. The name is...38 by Billy Tallis on 2/16/2016
StarTech.com specializes in gadgets performing niche, yet handy functions. We reviewed their portable SATA duplicator last year, and this time around we have another interesting gadget from their stables...17 by Ganesh T S on 6/18/2012