Tagged: SSD

Dell XPS 13 inch 2-in-1 with Thunderbolt 3 USB-C

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe Dell XPS laptop series continues to impress. Dell keeps innovating and learning what the customer wants, then puts out a laptop that can deliver. The XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop they debuted at CES 2017 is no different. About the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Laptop “We made the product a little thinner, a little bit more mobile”, said Randall Heaton, Product manager for XPS notebooks at Dell. “We also changed our ports on the product a little bit”. The XPS 13 inch 2-in-1 convertible has a 7th generation Intel Core i5 (upgrade to i7), Windows 10, 4GB RAM and 128 GB SSD drive (upgrade to 16 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD). The “edge to edge” 13 inch screen is touch enabled and comes with Windows 10. USB-C Thunderbolt 3 Inside The Dell XPS also has 2 USB-C ports – one...

HP Pavilion x360 4 in 1 Laptop Pros and Cons

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSToday I look at the Pavilion x360 13 inch 4 in 1 laptop, which you can purchase here. This converts to a laptop, tablet, tent and stand for use in different situations. PRO The Pavillion x360 comes in multiple varieties. This is great because you can get the machine that will fit your need – whether it is a faster processor, more memory or larger hard drive. This one is the 6th generation Core i5 mobile processor with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD. PRO The x360 is a laptop, tablet, tent and stand. With touchscreen capabilities, you can use this device your way. PRO Battery Life on the x360 is very good. Up to 8 hours production time and a couple days in standby. CON The tablet and stand mode does keep the keyboard exposed. This means you might...

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HP Storage Tech Day: StoreAll, Express Query and Storage Research at HP Labs

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this second part of the HP Storage Tech Day, we learn more about StoreAll, Express Query and Storage Research at HP Labs. Richard Jacobik started us off with StoreAll and Express Query. Richard talks about how much unstructured data is out on the Internet. He notes that unstructured data is 85% of world’s data today and growing at 60%. That means with unstructured data if there was a big crash, a lot of information could be lost. Economics, protection and extraction time are the main points behind HP StoreAll storage. Hyperscaling, structure, ultra-fast search and scale down costs for data stored over time are part of this solution. Jacobik continues on with the family of servers and architecture StoreAll contains. Kimbery Keeton joined in to talk about Storage-related research. Since 1966, HP has been building innovation, StoreOnce being one of...

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HP Storage Tech Day: 3PAR StoreServ Deep Dive

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOn July 29, 2013 – HP’s Calvin Zito offered a storage day in Anaheim CA before the Nth Generation Symposium. We spent the morning of the Tech Day deep diving into 3PAR StoreServ. The first 30 minutes is from Calvin as he talks a little about his life at HP. Pretty amazing how he grew his career while staying in his hometown of Boise, ID. Vish Mulchand took over the 3PAR StorServ Deep Dive. Vishdiscussed the key initiatives to support 3PAR and a Storage Solid State Strategy. With the 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage, you can support up to 120 SSD, 4BTB Raw capacity. Siamak Nazari came up to drill down flash technology. Siamak talks about the HP 7000 series and how flash enables new possibilities. He goes over the 3PAR approach to working with Flash by using processes like Autonomic Cache...

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Lenovo Thinkpad Helix Ultrabook – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLenovo shows off their Ultrabooks at CES in the Thinkpad Helix. This is an 11.6 inch notebook with i7 processor. Helix also has 8 GB RAM, 1080p display and 256 GB SSD. The Ultrabook Helix is also a tablet. Detach the keyboard and go mobile. In notebook mode Lenovo Thinkpad Helix has 4 hours of battery life and 6 hours in tablet mode. Prices start at $1499 and the Thinkpad Helix will be available in the first quarter of this year. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central [cessponsor]

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Geekazine Black Friday Deals to Go For

This year, I thought I would do some searching and find you some great deals that will help you with your Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Green Tuesday shopping. These are all technology-related items. If you want weird geeky items, check out the Dorkazine Black Friday deals. If you want Podcast items, check out How to Record Podcasts Black Friday Deals. Win a iPad through ZAGG Zagg is giving away an iPad an hour for the next 24 hours! Enter your name and email every hour to be entered. ZAGG’s Black Friday iPad-an-hour Giveaway Kindle Fire If you are looking for a cheap tablet to give this holiday season, I suggest the Kindle Fire HD. It’s a 7″ tablet with Dolby audio, dual band wi-fi and connected to the Amazon store. With Amazon Prime you get instant streaming of movies and TV shows, Kindle books you can check out and...

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Whiptail: Flash Storage Array Solutions

Whiptail is a complete solid state storage arrays. They have two versions – Accela and Invicta. With a flash storage array, they put together a software solution to some key deficiencies to NAND flash. Whiptail works with Micron to help make the array. Totally optimized storage solution with software, especially the write experience. These two units bring in a RAID 0,1,5,6 or 10, have a bandwidth of up to 1.9 GB/s and take a power consumption of under 200 W.

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Kingston Technologies: SSDNow E100 Enterprise Class SSD, Memory

Kingston was at VMWorld 2012 talking about their SSDNow E100 line of Solid State Drives (SSD). The race for SSD is on, especially in a virtual environment. Being able to rely on SSD drives as they switch from one virtual project to another can be crucial. I talk with Mike from Kingston about these technologies. We talk about the speed and savings an Enterprise SSD solution could have. For instance, it could increase database performance by 91%. SSDNow is available in 100GB, 200GB and 400GB increments. In a 24 blade system, that could give you over 4.5 Terabytes of data.

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One Week with the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD

It is difficult to do a one-size-fits-all review of the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G. Without getting into a huge amount of technical minutia, which can actually be misleading will call this drive “middle of the road” in terms of performance. Whether it is the right drive for you, or not depends on factors outlined next. When I got this drive, I installed it in a few different notebooks, including my Macbook Pro, my older HP G60, and a Dell Lattitude. I even gave it to a friend to use it in some special equipment. Each test brought pretty nice results. The OS would load about 10-20% faster (depending on the machine), the performance would improve (as best it could in an older machine), and I could get work done faster. Pricing the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD Based solely on the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP),...

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BryteWerks Projector with 11,000 Lumens for $2,995 – DEMO 2012 [Video]

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you are a home theater expert, you know a good projector can really make your theater system shine. That is what BryteWerks does – they make movie theater projectors at consumer prices. Bryteworks Model One is an all-in-one PC/Projector. With an internal processor and SSD drive, you can project video right from the machine, or connect another device to project a movie, slideshow, or computer. The 17 inch – square size is compact enough to set into a room without it taking too much space. The initial $2,995 price comes with an ATOM processor, 2 GB memory, 60 GB SSD and more. If you need higher quality, they offer an i7 version with 250 SSD, NVIDIA GForce GTX 570 graphics and more. Subscribe to Geekazine SMF – Also on TechPodcasts SMF – Get on iTunes SMF – Get on Zune SMF

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Samsung: Introduces Series 9 Notebook – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSamsung is showing off their sleek and sexy series 9 notebooks. Todd is in the Samsung booth talking to Andrew about this new notebook. It is the worlds thinnest notebook PC. There is a 31.3″ and 15″ notebook at just a half an inch thick. Extremely portable, lightweight and very useful. 100% aluminum (called Duralumin) – single part chassis. Keyboard backlit and built with Solid State Drive (SSD). One version will have an i5, other with i7. High resolution with 400 nit screen. You can take it outside and see it in daylight. The Samsung Series 9 notebooks will be available sometime this spring. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

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Kingston HyperX Solid State Drive (SSD) – CES Digital Experience

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at CES, we stopped and talked with Kingston. They have been a big part of computer memory for many years – I remember when I bought my first  Megabyte of RAM (at $40 a stick!). It only makes sense they would be expanding to SSD technology. We saw them at Digital Experience, and they were showing off their new HyperX line. SSD technology has advanced to the point where it becomes trusted use for a computer. Most Ultrabooks will contain SSD technology instead of a spinning disc (which is what makes an Ultrabook battery last a long time). Get Kingston HyperX on Amazon HyperX is a Sand force based controller SSD – SATA 6GB with 550/500MB/S. The new HyperX comes with an external drive bay so you can transfer the data before replacing the hard drive. Currently for the 120 GB version seen...

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HP: Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHP unveiled the Envy 14 Spectre at CES, a new 14 inch Ultrabook. The Spectre comes with either Core i5 or Core i7 processor, 128 GB or 256 GB SSD, 4 or 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, Mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0, and more. The screen is made of Gorilla Glass to be a durable machine. The Spectre only comes with 64-bit Windows versions, which you choose on setup. With a nine hour battery life for standard jobs, this could be a good road companion. The keyboard contains LEDs behind each key to make them easily visible in low light. Sound by Beats audio. This was a Best of CES winner by Cnet. Spectre starts at $1399. Visit HP for more info. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

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Rugged Tablets from Motion: CL900

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMotion creates scanners and tablets for those in the commercial and industrial areas. Rugged devices for the construction workers, medical professionals and those who need a mobile solution in their jobs can use these tablets to keep up with the work. The CL900 is one of those tablets. The 2.1 lb tablet contains a 1.5 GHz ATOM processor, 1 GB RAM and 30 GB SSD. The tablet will be available in Q2 for $1000. You can also add other items like Fingerprint readers and mag stripes. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

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Other World Computing (OWC) Talks Replacing Old Hard Drives

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLarry O’Connor fo Other World Computing (OWC) joins Andy on the TPN Live CES coverage. OWC has Solid State Drives (SSD) for computers. We interviewed OWC with Todd and talked about performance. They stopped by and we had some free time, so Larry talked about replacing your existing hard drive with a OWC SSD. Based out of Woodstock IL, the company is there to support your drive. They give you help if your SSD is in the computer, or you put it in an enclosure. Larry also talks about why OWC SSD drives are different from other SSD drives. Andy delves into what the technology is all about. Interview by Andrew McCaskey of RV News Net TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to...

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LaCie Hard Drives, Memory Sticks using USB 3.0

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSUSB 3.0 hard drives and other devices are coming out. LaCie is no different. Philip talked about the latest USB 3.0 devices from LaCie; the new high-speed FastKey USB 3.0 SSD memory stick. This device comes in 30GB, 60GB and 120GB sizes. The prices start from $149, with the 120 GB being $474. It’s amazing what we can store and put in our pockets. LaCie also showed off their other USB 3.0  rugged external drives and designer models. Interview by Andrew McCaskey of RV News Net TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

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Other World Computing (OWC) Talks High Performance SSD Drives

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGrant Dahlke joined Todd at the TPN Live CES coverage. Other World Computing introduced the Sandforce processor-based high capacity, high-performance SSD (solid state drive). These drives are up to three times larger and up to 22% faster. They also have a line of drives for older IDE and ATA machines, which enables much better performance from older computing hardware due to the much faster read/write times of solid state drives as opposed to the performance of conventional spinning hard drives. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

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Toshiba SSD vs HDD Shake Transfer Test

Todd was walking through the Toshiba booth when they saw this shake test. Basically the station was shaking a SSD and HDD at the same time. The idea was to show how data works when the hard drive moves. Moreover, how the SSD drive performs better in this situation. If you have a notebook with a HDD, then you should really wait for the computer to fully go to sleep before putting it away. However, with an SSD drive inside, not only do you not have to wait, it even closes down faster. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

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Rugged Tablets from Motion: CL900

Motion creates scanners and tablets for those in the commercial and industrial areas. Rugged devices for the construction workers, medical professionals and those who need a mobile solution in their jobs can use these tablets to keep up with the work. The CL900 is one of those tablets. The 2.1 lb tablet contains a 1.5 GHz ATOM processor, 1 GB RAM and 30 GB SSD. The tablet will be available in Q2 for $1000. You can also add other items like Fingerprint readers and mag stripes. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Hands On – Dell Inspiron Duo 2

Hands On – Dell Inspiron Duo

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at Dell OEM day, we got to see Scott Hanson’s new Dell Inspiron Duo notebook / tablet. A pretty nice idea – flip the screen and turn the notebook into a touchscreen device. But the question is if it’s a functional device. The machine we looked at had a ATOM Duo 1.4 GHz N550 processor, 320 GB hard drive (SATA, not SSD), 2 GB memory and a 10″ screen. The weight on the machine was 2-3x that of an iPad. We got to play with the DUO for a short time, but I wasn’t really impressed with the machine. To begin with, I am not a big fan of the ATOM processor. It doesn’t seem to work as well, even as a dual core. I always seem to be waiting if I am multi-tasking. The flip to tablet form takes a...

GWP 2010-08-04 #150: Milestone Show From the Geek Bar 0

GWP 2010-08-04 #150: Milestone Show From the Geek Bar

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS150 Shows. 2nd Summer of Podcasts contest August trips are coming. Nashville confirmed possible trip to Vegas. Podcasting 101 and Videostreaming101 set. New turns in Taylor Hicks show. Hi. This is {your name} from {your show/business} and you are on Geekazine! Video to geekazine at Gmail dot Com – I will wear your T-Shirt. BlogWorld & New Media Expo – Save up to 50% by signing up now The video portion of this show is shot using Wirecast for Windows – Also for Mac OS X Sponsor: Solve technical issues faster with GoToAssist Express. Try it FREE for 30 days. Sponsor: Backup Now, backup Off-site with Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Code “Geek” for 10% off! All shows are on Delicious Episode 150 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts –...

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GWP Ep #126: We Talk Windows Mobile 7 on the Podcast

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCES videos are up and now it’s time to focus on other things. Got the 6th song done for FAWM, putting together a new client website and working with another on updates. Sportazine is now in production. We are giving away another copy of Diskeeper 2010. Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Day Pass $9.95 $69/Month – $660/Year Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month!Use code “Geek” for 10% off! $50 a Year for Off-site Backup. All Geekazine Podcast Show Notes are also on Delicious To add cool items next week link on Delicious – geekazine podcast 127 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher I – S.U.N. (Straight Up News) App Store Alliance: AT&T Shooting itself in the Foot? Apple Bans iPhone Hackers Google Nabs Aardvark Sling Player...

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Asus EeePC Touch Netbook Could Rival the iPad – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Did you want a Netbook with a Touch screen? The Asus EeePC Touch Netbook will be for you. Last year we stopped at the ASUS booth and became impressed with their touch screen technologies in smaller computers. Well, this netbook will definitely continue the trend. The Touch Netbook has an ATOM z520 – 1.33 GHz processor, 512MB L2 Cache, 533 MHz Front Side Bus, DDR2 memory, 32MB  SSD and 500 GB Web Storage. It also comes with USB ports, audio jacks and a RJ-45 connector.  Price point will be around $470 – compared to the 32 GB iPad, which has a slower processor for $599.  And it will do Linux or Windows 7. Sponsor:  Get GotoAssist Express free for 30 days and complete the IT Toolbox – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Get this content on TiVo, Roku and Boxee – Subscribe to the...

RAIDON gives you Portable RAID 0 using 2 or more Notebook Drives and USB 3.0 – CES 2010 0

RAIDON gives you Portable RAID 0 using 2 or more Notebook Drives and USB 3.0 – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I remember seeing server farms sitting in temperature controlled rooms. I had a RAID array in my basement – 6 drives in a case weighing 80 lbs. It was loud, it ran hot and it only did 100 GB. But those days are long gone. I cannot wait until I have a SSD farm in my basement. That might be a while, but until then, here is a better solution – RAIDONs Portable RAID 0 using Notebook drives. RAIDON has been working on storage solutions like this for a while. This is the first USB 3.0 solution. Jeffrey Powers talks to RAIDON about this great new product that is small enough to fit in your bag. Perfect for those who need a mobile solution. Sponsor:  Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Get this content on TiVo, Roku and...

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5 Reasons Why People Won’t Want a Tablet

The rumor mill for an Apple tablet has been going since June. Companies like OLPC and HTC are also talking about their own single piece device. However, I believe no matter what is said or done, people will end up not buying a tablet. In this article, I will give you 5 reasons why I believe this. This last year we have seen an interesting phenomenon happen. People gathering around the rumor mill to get the jump on a new product that Apple might be coming out with. We have seen rumors in the past not happen – the iPhone mini, the clamshell flip iPhone, camera on the iPod touch – However, this rumor seems to have some tread to it, simply because of some tangible evidence that the community has noticed. Domain names registered, receipts from 3rd party manufacturers received. Even some “friend of Steve Jobs told me so” comments....

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