My new years resolution — stop putting up with the interminably slow boot times of my desktop's conventional hard drive. With these new solid state drives from Mushkin, I may actually keep my resolution past January.
Designed for the person who's never deleted a single file and maxes out their monthly bandwidth limits on torrents, Victorinox dropped a bomb on CES with their new SSD flash drive which will actually be available in capacities up to one terabyte. That's a thousand gigabytes people. Enough to hold like a trillion ebooks or something. (Please don't do the math.)
By adding a bit of silver to a thin layer of salmon sperm DNA and sandwiching it all between two electrodes, scientists have created a data storage device that could lead to a cheaper replacement for silicon.
LaCie has officially invited their 2big line of RAIDS to join the Thunderbolt party, granting them transfer speeds up to three times faster than a tired old FireWire 800 connection. At 311MB/s, you better tell your data to buckle up.
You might think they only make knives, but Victorinox also makes some of the best flash drives on the market (in this reporter's opinion.) They're well-built, extremely fast, and in a few days might be available in one terabyte capacities.
Dropbox released its newest Android App iteration yesterday with a revamped layout and better functionality. Were the new app a kitten, it'd now do back-flips and be 500MB larger for college students. That's right, a 500MB back-flipping kitten. On your phone.
I find it ironic that the company who now holds the record for world's smallest flash drive is in the business of promotional trade show tchotchkes. Because there's absolutely no room to brand this drive except for a hanging tag.
They're called "trade secrets" for a reason. And if the competition gets their hands on your company's IP because you drunkenly left it in a bar, you'll need stringent security to keep them from peeping—like the Victorinox Presentation Master's 256-bit AES encryption. It's a Swiss Army Knife on loan from MI6.
Apple's iCloud is launching October 12th, providing wireless backup and syncing for your apps, songs, documents, books, photos, videos, calendars and contacts. Best of all, it's free. Here are a few of iCloud's more notable features.
Lacie's LaPlug is identical to the Pogoplug in concept: plug in any USB HDD and it magically transforms into a Time Machine-compatible NAS drive that's accessible from outside your home network. This is a product trend I like.