The demand for storage never ebbs and companies like EMC and NetApp are poised to benefit. EMC is the largest storage player in the enterprise and has key consumer assets such as Iomega and Mozy. Storage touches everything from the data center to that iPod in your pocket. A key trend: Solid state drive adoption. Other key players: Seagate, Sandisk and Western Digital.
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The LG Super Multi Blue is a very high specification, very capable drive, with the possibly unique ability to play both high definition formats. This ability does however currently come at a premium price.
The SecurDisc data protection in LG's GSA-H55N has obvious appeal to some businesses, although others may do better simply by improving their storage of normal CDs and DVDs.
The RAID 31205 is Adaptec's newest Unified Serial controller, providing a single storage solution for cost effective SATA drives and high performance SAS drives.
Acer's Altos easyStore is similar in capacity and specification to other small-business NAS appliances, but the bundled backup and recovery software make it worthy of serious consideration.
The Snap Server 210 makes for a very tightly integrated and low maintenance backup system over WAN, but is pricier than many other solutions.
As virtualisation technology spreads through the datacentre, the race is on to develop ways of sharing out data to virtual servers and desktops in large numbers.
Symantec Backup Exec 11d performs well, installation is a breeze and considering the ability to backup and restore individual database records and substantially reduce downtime, it isn't difficult to justify the price.
Adaptec's Snap Server 650 appears pricey, but it offers the performance and scalability of a high-end server while being much easier to deploy and manage, with useful data protection facilities also provided.
These Axtor cages are a great way to add caddy-free SATA hot-swap capability to a system. Some small design changes would increase mounting flexibility.
A well specified internal Blu-ray rewriter, the LG Super Multi Blue GBW-H10N, given suitable 4x media, can store 25GB in approximately 24 minutes.
The U3 platform allows mobile professionals to travel light, carrying a basic set of business applications and data on a secure USB flash drive.
The Maxtor OneTouch III Mini is a compact and stylish portable hard drive that is easy to install and easy to setup for automatic backups.
Maxtor's OneTouch III Turbo Edition packs in a lot of features and capabilities at a fair price. Among external desktop hard drives, it's a winner.
A terabyte of extra storage is a compelling idea, although setup can be a bit tricky.
Don't get suckered into using a backup medium that your next computer won't be able to read.