New Raptor keyboard and mouse, PC cases, and PSU among products shown
Corsair is showing off a selection of upcoming products that include the new Raptor K40 keyboard and M45 optical mouse. The keyboard features six programmable gaming keys, 18 programmable functions from three separate banks, onboard macro storage, and even 16.8 million color customizable backlit keys. The K40 will retail for $79.99 and be available sometime in January.
The Voyager Air is Corsair's first all-in-one wireless mobile drive.
A few years ago, you could count on Corsair to make a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with cases, cooling products, and power supplies, to name a few products. Fast forward to today and it's a different landscape, though arguably no less interesting. Among the products Corsair is trotting out at CES this time around is the Voyager Air, an all-in-one wireless mobile drive that combines the functions of a home network attached storage (NAS) device, USB drive, and wireless hub.
Which would you rather have, raw speed or redundancy? That's the delightful decision buyers of Western Digital's new My Book VelociRaptor Duo external storage device will face if investing in what WD calls the fastest My Book ever. The dual storage backup device bites at backup chores with a pair of speedy 10,000 RPM VelociRaptor hard drives, which you can configure in RAID 0 for speed or RAID 1 for protection. Plus, you can daisy chain multiple My Books for even more performance.
I have a brand-new rig that sports two WD Raptors in a mirrored array. I wanted the speed of the Raptors and the convenience of a mirrored array. But I wonder if a mirrored or striped array (1+0, 0+1, or some other RAID number) using four 7,200rpm drives would be faster than the above array. And how would the price compare?
Delicious, speedy answers for David after the jump.
We've taken a look at engineering samples
of Western Digital’s speedy new Velociraptor drive. Now that we have
our hands on a final version of the drive, we’re ready to deliver a
full review of the big beast itself. And not surprisingly, it’s every
bit as fast as we anticipated.
But are you willing to trade the fastest performance ever for limited functionality? Read on to see how the critical flaw of Western Digital's Velociraptor might muck up an enthusiast's shopping list.