Data storage requirements have kept increasing over the last several years. While SSDs have taken over the role of the primary drive in most computing systems, hard drives continue to be the storage media of choice in areas dealing with large amount of relatively cold data. Hard drives are also suitable for workloads that are largely sequential and not performance sensitive. The $/GB metric for SSDs (particularly with QLC in the picture) is showing a downward trend, but it is still not low enough to match HDDs in that market segment.
Since the release of the last HDD guide, Western Digital has announced retail availability of their OptiNAND-equipped 20TB drives, and prices have generally shown a downward trend. Some high-capacity models have become a lot...
We tested half a dozen DVD burners to determine which burner is, in fact, the best drive before DVD DL hits the market.
Kristopher Kubicki on 4/28/2004
ASUS' DRW-0804P is another revision on today's most popular DVD recorder.
Kristopher Kubicki on 4/20/2004
Before our 8x dual DVD roundup, we decided to show off one more 8X DVD+R that should have received more attention than it did...
Kristopher Kubicki on 4/7/2004
Sony and Phillips both unveiled DVD DL (Dual Layer) drives in recent weeks, but it will probably be several months before we have sample drives to provide an in...
Kristopher Kubicki on 3/29/2004
Now that recordable DVD drives are breaking the sub $200 (and sub $100) level, virtually anyone who has ever made an optical product is pushing their recorder to be...
Kristopher Kubicki on 12/11/2003
Nu Tech recently made a few waves for itself by introducing an 8X DVD+R/W burner for under $160. Although it’s not based on the traditional Ricoh DVD+RW chipset...
Kristopher Kubicki on 10/22/2003
Since both the DVD dash and plus forums failed to become a unified standard, manufacturers and consumers have been forced to adopt both. Fortunately, creative manufacturers continue to...
Kristopher Kubicki on 9/21/2003
Philips spearheaded the DVD+R forum into 8X DVD+R speeds back in July, but today, we get to see the first actual 8X DVD+R drive in action. Who wouldn’t...
Kristopher Kubicki on 9/12/2003
CDRWs are still finding their niche in many developing countries, but in the US, they are starting to show their age. MSI’s newest CR52-M produces solid performance, but...
Kristopher Kubicki on 9/9/2003
This is our first week of actively tracking hard drives. Today we take a quick look at some SATA solutions, along with IDE and DDR memory.
Kristopher Kubicki on 9/2/2003
Less than a week after we took a look at Western Digital's Raptor we received a production drive. Let's just say that the performance improvement is just shy...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/11/2003
In our first storage review in years, we take a look at one of the most highly anticipated hard drives in recent history - the world's first 10,000RPM Serial...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2003
Many people are claiming CDRW drives won't get any faster than 52X. This really is the end of the line for the CDRW drive, although it will be...
Kristopher Kubicki on 1/13/2003
ASUS takes a stab at the mobile market with their 40X USB 2.0 burner but are they successful? Find out as we take a look at the ASUS...
Kristopher Kubicki on 11/6/2002
5 RAID cards, 48 different configurations, over 110 hours of benchmarks. For what you ask? Only the most comprehensive IDE RAID article to date. Find out what IDE RAID...
Matthew Witheiler on 6/18/2001
We have all heard the age-old tale, "backup your data". The number of personal backup devices out there now makes the decision of which one fits your budget/needs a...
Jason Clark on 8/27/2000
AnandTech takes a look at the popular IBM 75 GXP hard drive. It boasts an impressive list of features, but does it have what it takes to steal the...
Scott Gooden on 7/26/2000
We test Quantum's latest ATA offering, the Fireball Plus LM, a 30GB, 7200-RPM, Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, which promises to give the Maxtor DiamondMax Plus a run for its...
Scott Gooden on 5/18/2000
We took three recently reviewed hard drives and ran them through the paces under the Ultra ATA/33 interface. We then compared these results with our previous Ultra ATA/66 test...
Scott Gooden on 5/16/2000
With this first update to the March 2000 Hard Drive Roundup; we are fulfilling our promise to continue to bring you hard drive reviews on a regular basis. In...
Scott Gooden on 4/14/2000