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  1. 5400 RPM drives fast enough for streaming

    Home Computing
    I am looking at upgrading the drives in my DNS-323 with a couple 3TB drives. Most of the drives I can find are 5400 RPM drive, in that size. Seagate does have a 7200 RPM 3 TB drive, but I would like to stay clear of Seagates. I mostly use my NAS to stream video to various devices. Will the 5400...
  2. Intel announces third generation of solid state drives

    Industry News
    Intel has announced the release of the company's third-generation of solid state drives (SSD) which Intel says are more reliable and more cost effective than the X-25M series of drives they replace. The 320 Series will come in six different capacities including 40, 80, 120, 160, 300 and 600GB...
  3. Intel announces new line of super-fast solid state drives

    Industry News
    Intel announced today a new line of solid-state drives (SSD) which take advantage of Intel’s transition to higher speed SATA 6 Gigabits per second (Gbps) bus interfaces on the recently introduced 2nd Generation Intel Core processor-based platforms. Supporting data transfers of up to 500...
  4. Western Digital shipping 3TB internal hard drives

    Home Computing
    This week Western Digital announced that it had added a 2.5 Terabyte (TB) and 3 TB hard drive model to its Caviar Green family of Internal SATA drives. The company says they are the world’s largest capacities to date on a single drive. While the thought of having more disc space on your...
  5. Internal Hard Drive Costs

    Windows Computing
    Sorry for this newb question, but I'm a little confused over hard drive prices. There seems to be huge price difference between them and was hoping someone could explain why. For example from TigerDirect there are two WD 2TB drives: Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green Hard Drive - 2TB...
  6. Replacing drive in the SA430 PVR?

    Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)
    Has anyone cracked open (or contemplated cracking open) the SA430 to replace the drive? I peeked through the bottom of the box Telus supplied for MR and notice a WD 320GB SATA drive inside (have a 500GB drive sitting idle). Given that MR uses Windows CE as an OS, it would be easy to clone the...
  7. Advice on drive configuration for my NAS

    Home Computing
    I recently purchased a DNS-323 NAS, with two 1TB drives. I am having a hard time trying to figure out how to configure my drives. The DNS-323 can use RAID 0 and 1, JBOD, and standard. I originally formatted it as standard, after copying about 500GB of data there. I changed my mind. Then I...
  8. Make your 1.5 TB Seagate drive faster than a WD Velociraptor

    Home Computing
    Interesting article. All they did is take the 1.5TB drive and use the Seagate DOS disk utility to set the drive size to 300GB. The result is a drive much faster than the Western Digital Velociraptor. With the Seagate at just over half the price, this looks like it has potential. They even...