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Data Storage

"Limited Edition" SSD Has Fastest Storage Speed 122

Vigile writes "The idea of having a 'Limited Edition' solid state drive might seem counter-intuitive, but regardless of the naming, the new OCZ Vertex LE is based on the new Sandforce SSD controller that promises significant increases in performance, along with improved ability to detect and correct errors in the data stored in flash. While the initial Sandforce drive was called the 'Vertex 2 Pro' and included a super-capacitor for data integrity, the Vertex LE drops that feature to improve cost efficiency. In PC Perspectives's performance tests, the drive was able to best the Intel X25-M line in file creation and copying duties, had minimal fragmentation or slow-down effects, and was very competitive in IOs per second as well. It seems that current SSD manufacturers are all targeting Intel and the new Sandforce controller is likely the first to be up to the challenge."
The Internet

Submission + - Internet Father Remembers First Packet Transfer (

Lucas123 writes: "It was 40 years ago that that the infant Internet took its first breath of life, and Leonard Kleinrock, a distinguished professor of Computer Science at UCLA, was there to enable two computers to exchange data over a network for the very first time. On the Internet's birthday, Kieinrock waxes poetic about what it was like that day back in 1969. "There was a lot of anticipation that day, and about 20 people from the likes of GTE Corp., DARPA, Honeywell and Scientific Data Systems crowded into the computer lab to watch. "Everybody was ready to point the finger at the other guy if it didn't work. It was beautiful," he said. "I'd never imagined that my 99-year-old mother would be on the Internet.""

Submission + - TomTom, Buffalo, NTFS-3G ... Who Is Next?

Domdodo writes: Shortly after the TomTom lawsuit and the NAS and router vendor Buffalo settling with Microsoft about FAT patents, the company developing the open source NTFS-3G filesystem, has also signed up with Microsoft. One of the results of the agreement is that they can release exFAT drivers which was made, strangely, the standard file system for the next generation SD cards by the SD Card Association. The trap? It must be closed source ...

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