This week, Dave, Gordon, and Andy talk tons about Maximum PC's self-created storage benchmark of complete awesomeness. We also preview all the sweet Game Developers Conference announcements (and rumors) for next week, and light the funeral pyre for HD-DVD. We hardly knew thee.


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Thermaltake BlacX


There’s really no better way to summarize our thoughts about Thermaltake’s newest, well—we’ll call it an enclosure, for comparison’s sake. In actuality, the BlacX is more the spaceport docking bay to your Millennium Falcon of a hard drive. Your storage apparatus of choice sits half-submerged in the BlacX itself, its tail pointed to the heavens. The drive remains “enclosed” by nothing more than the molecules of oxygen hovering around its bare exterior. It’s a little perilous of a situation and definitely a little goofy. But yet, it works!

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Enermax Jazz

For a device called the Jazz, Enermax’s newest USB and eSATA external 3.5” hard drive enclosure isn’t much of an improvisation in the ho-hum world of storage containers. In fact, we can only think of one major differences that set this device apart from most every other enclosure we’ve tested: you can see through it.

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CES Report: Storage!

A few companies preempt CES with new storage announcements... but not Samsung or Seagate! Here's what we saw!

CES: Billy G, Fancy Monitors, External Drives

A big day of CES: Bill plays with a table, Alienware makes a crazy monitor, and hard drives fall into paint cans!

Hitachi Helps Asus Launch Terabyte Laptop

We have a chat with Hitachi officials and get all the details about their new 500GB notebook drives!

Daily News Brief: Is Sears Spreading Spyware?

Sears and Kmart under scrutiny over marketing software, playing video games may help with chronic pain, Wikipedia to take on Google, a robot with a unique talent, and more!


Hammer Storage Myshare

When we first got the Myshare into the Lab, we were a bit taken aback by its simplicity. There’s no fancy software to accompany the 500GB device; it’s actually two 250GB drives striped using RAID 0. If you want to access the Myshare, you have to go through Windows Explorer, just as you would with any other network drive.

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