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World’s Fastest Desktop Hard Drive

World’s Fastest Desktop Hard Drive

Seagate Corp. has recently announced the world’s first 2-terabytes hard-drive with full support for third generation SATA interface. It means that now computers could double the rate of data transfer, thanks to the significant bottleneck reduction. The new storage device, ...

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New SSD Storage Solution

New SSD Storage Solution

Other World Computing (OWC) announced today its new OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro SSD models – portable FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0 bus-powered Solid State Drive (SSD) storage solutions on the market. While small enough to fit into a shirt pocket, ...

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Toshiba Applies to Join Blu-ray Disc Association

Toshiba Applies to Join Blu-ray Disc Association

Toshiba announced recently that the company has applied for Blu-ray Disc Association membership. In addition, it declared its plans to introduce Blu-ray supported products. This announcement is surprising, since originally Toshiba opposed the Blu-ray format, as it tried to promote ...

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5-D Discs to Store 2000 Times More Than DVD

5-D Discs to Store 2000 Times More Than DVD

Researchers from the Centre of Micro-Photonics at Swinburne University of Technology have shown how discs, with storage capabilities of 2,000 times the size of a DVD, can be developed using nanotechnology. Their findings point towards using nanoscopic particles to exponentially ...

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Flexible Memristor Chips

Flexible Memristor Chips

Engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed electronic memory chips that can be bent and twisted without fracture. These flexible chips are fabricated with readily available and relatively inexpensive materials. According to the scientists, not ...

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Seagate and AMD Demo the Future of SATA

Seagate and AMD Demo the Future of SATA

Seagate teamed up with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to unveil the world’s first demo of the next-generation SATA 6Gigabit/second at the Everything Channel Xchange Conference in New Orleans. The demo focused on high bandwidth performance for desktop and laptop personal ...

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250 DVDs on a Coin?

250 DVDs on a Coin?

Scientists at the University of California (UC) Berkeley, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, have developed an easily executable technique whereby nanoscale elements can accurately assemble themselves over sizeable surfaces. This finding could inadvertently change the face of the data ...

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WD Launch First 2TB Hard Drive

WD Launch First 2TB Hard Drive

Western Digital (WD) announced the world’s first two Terabyte (TB) hard drive, which has the highest capacity ever. The device, part of the WD Caviar Green hard drive family, is also said to be environmentally friendly, cool, and quiet. The ...

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SDXC Memory Card Format to Offer 2TB of Storage

SDXC Memory Card Format to Offer 2TB of Storage

The SD Card Association has announced its next generation SD format, called SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity). The new format uses the same SD card connectors but increases the maximum storage capacity from 32GB to 2TB. It also increases the read/write ...

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Laser-Hard Drives in the Making

Laser-Hard Drives in the Making

Recent advancements might finally open the door to a new storage technology that will merge optical and magnetic technologies, leading to high capacity storage devices reaching speeds thousands of times that of existing storage technologies, while boasting improved reliability. Magneto-optical ...

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