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Seagate delivers 1TB 2.5" enterprise HDD

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Dec 13, 2010 5:06 pm

The typical enterprise HDD is a 2.5-inch unit. The drives in the enterprise market are smaller than what we typically see in the consumer desktop environment so more HDDs can be fit in the same space. The more drives that can be squeezed into a storage device the less space the enterprise needs for computing needs. Seagate has announced the first 2.5" 1TB HDD for enterprise markets.

 

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The new HDD is in the Constellation.2 line and is aimed specifically at storage applications in servers. The HDD uses the 6Gb/s interface and promises best in class power consumption. Seagate says that the new HDD is appropriate for use in direct attached storage, network attached storage, and storage area network environments.

 

"Data center managers continue to seek out more efficient storage technologies without sacrificing performance, while still meeting capacity growth requirements," said John Rydning, research director for IDC. "Reaching the 1TB capacity in a small form factor design gives IT managers more options to meet capacity requirements with efficient storage platforms. IDC expects the use of capacity-optimized drives like Seagate's 1TB Constellation.2™ to increase by more than 50% from 2010 to 2014."

 

The new 1TB drive fits into the line along with the existing 250GB and 500GB HDDs. The new HDD and the others in the line can be had with the 6Gb/s SATA or 6Gb/s SAS interfaces. Dell will ship systems using the new HDD late this month according to Seagate.

Asus S1 nettop packs Ion2 and more

By: TweakTown Staff | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Dec 13, 2010 4:00 pm

I have had my eye on a nettop for years to put in my entertainment center for watching things like Hulu on the big screen. I'm cheap though and have been waiting for the machines to get cheaper before I buy one. A new nettop from Asus has been detailed and it sounds really good. The thing is called the Asus S1-AT5NM10E and it is a small rig that packs in NVIDIA Ion2 hardware.

 

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The machine has a WiFi adapter, Bluetooth, IR remote control sensor, and a memory card reader. It also packs in a pair of USB 3.0 port for speedy backups and media transmission and Firewire. It's been a while since I have seen Firewire on a machine in my house, I would rather see eSATA. The machine doesn't ship with a MCE remote control. The nettop can be powered on and off using the remote if you add one.

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Monday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Dec 13, 2010 3:03 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - December 13th, 2010

 

Systems

 

- ASUS Eee Note EA800 Unboxing and Hands On @ Netbooknews

- How to build a £600 Gaming PC @ Overclock3D

- Gateway One ZX4300 AIO PC @ Techreviewsource

 

Video/Monitor

 

- ASUS GeForce GTX 570 @ Pureoverclock

- AMD Catalyst Control Center Update: Catalyst 10.12 Preview @ PC Perspective

- AMD Catalyst 10.12 and Catalyst Software Update @ HiTechLegion

- AMD Catalyst Software Update Preview @ eTeknix

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Lian Li PC-V1020R Full Tower Computer Case @ Benchmark Reviews

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Download of the Day: uTorrent 2.2.0 Build 23703

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Dec 13, 2010 12:34 pm

Our Download of the Day today is uTorrent 2.2.0 Build 23703.

 

µTorrent is a small and incredibly popular BitTorrent client.

 

Micro-Sized Yet Feature Filled

 

Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet). Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification (compatible with Azureus 2.4.0.0 and above, BitComet 0.63 and above) and peer exchange.

 

Resource-Friendly

 

µTorrent was written with efficiency in mind. Unlike many torrent clients, it does not hog valuable system resources - typically using less than 6MB of memory, allowing you to use the computer as if it weren't there at all. Additionally, the program itself is contained within a single executable less than 220 KB in size.

 

Skinnable and Localized

 

Various icon, toolbar graphic and status icon replacements are available, and creating your own is very simple. µTorrent also has support for localization, and with a language file present, will automatically switch to your system language. If your language isn't available, you can easily add your own, or edit other existing translations to improve them!

 

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Deal of the Day: 2TB Cavalry CAUM Series USB 2.0 7200RPM 32MB External Hard Drive for $90.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Dec 13, 2010 11:46 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - 2TB Cavalry CAUM Series USB 2.0 7200RPM 32MB External Hard Drive for $90.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping!.

 

Offer: This 2TB, 7200RPM, external USB 2.0 hard drive with 32MB buffer and 2 year warranty is just $90.99 after $20 rebate (expiring 12/16/10). Shipping is FREE.

 

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Navy builds prototype Rail Gun - wants to play Quake 3 for real

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 13, 2010 1:30 am

Whoever is behind this is a huge fan of Quake 3 or the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, Eraser. The Navy has been doing some serious upgrades to it's hardware, 3 years ago they were pushing 8 megajoule blasts and now, that number has improved somewhat to 33 megajoules accelerating them using magnets (as you do).

 

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With this power, it can push at speeds of up to Mach 7 for the slug and a current range of 100 miles - with the hope of doubling that by the time these Rail Guns get mounted on decks of battleships by 2025. By that time they won't have such a large power draw and the dangers of exploding shells.

CityVille hits 6 million daily active users in a week

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 13, 2010 1:00 am

Zynga's new game, CityVille is officially the fastest growing game in the company's history. It had just on 300, 000 users in the first 24 hours and 3 million daily in it's first week.

 

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Thought that was impressive? Well, two days after it broke through the 3 million user mark it is hitting the 6 million daily active users, a fact that Zynga is proud of. To put this into perspective - this achievement is four times quicker than FrontierVille and more than five times faster than FarmVille.

 

A break down in the games hitting the 6 million daily active users:

 

FarmVille: 46 days

FrontierVille: 32 days

CityVille: 8 days

 

Why is CityVille so big? It was the first game Zynga did an international launch of in five languages (English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian) and also included a large marketing push and localized games in different countries.

Weta Workshop build a Sentry Gun from TF2

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 13, 2010 12:00 am

Keeping the large group of Team Fortress 2 fans happy is no easy task, constant tweaks and updates to TF2 is a weekly thing and has been for years now. Now the guys at Weta Workshop have created a life-sized build of the Sentry Gun that the Engineer uses.

 

 

It's only the Level 1 Sentry Gun, so there'll be no remote control goodness - but it does feature a motion sensor for tracking anyone in front of it. Where can I buy one of these things?

 

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Just don't whack a wrench into it...

Weekend Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Dec 12, 2010 9:28 am

The latest happenings from around the web - December 12th, 2010

 

Memory

 

- Kingston HyperX H2O 6GB 2000MHz DDR3 Triple Channel Memory Kit @ Futurelooks

- Crucial 4GB Ballistix Tracer DDR2 PC2-6400 Memory Kit @ Techarkade

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Epson EX7200 Projector @ Techwarelabs

- HIS Radeon 6850 1GB graphics card @ eTeknix

- Overclocked GeForce GTX 480 Shoot-Out: MSI vs. Gigabyte @ Hot Hardware

- Fermi Ultra-Light: Nvidia GeForce GT 430 @ XBit Labs

- Sparkle GTS450 Video Card @ Dragonsteelmods

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Gingerbread ROMs beginning to trickle out from the Android rooting community

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 11, 2010 12:21 am

When it comes to Android hacking, no one gets it done quite like the folks over at XDA-Dev. They're at it again; this time with the beginnings of Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" ROMs for nine different Android phones.

 

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The phones currently included on the list are the Droid Eris and eight HTC devices, including the Eris, Hero, CDMA Hero, Desire, Wildfire, EVO 4G, Incredible, and Sapphire. The developers are warning that these builds are in the VERY early stages and prone to missing features and other general unfriendliness to the casual rooter. If you've got one of these devices and are feeling brave, hit up the Source Link for downloads and instructions.

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