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DEAL OF THE DAY - IOGear 320GB Combo Hard Drive for $164.99!

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Deal of the Day details:


Offer: Great price on huge fast storage with backup capabilities. This IOGear external USB 2.0 / Firewire IEEE 1394 drive gives you 1 button backups. It's $209.99 - $15 coupon = $194.99 - $30 coupon (expiring 9/30/05) = $164.99 with FREE Shipping!


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New (and larger) HDDs from Samsung

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Today marks the launch of four new additions to Samsung's popular SpinPoint P120 Series of hard disk drives. The drives include a 200GB and 250GB model, both offered with Parallel ATA, and Serial ATA (3.0GB per second) interfaces. For more details, check out the official announcement on Samsung's website.


San Jose, CA - September 7, 2005 - Samsung Electronics Ltd., the worldwide digital consumer electronics and information technology forerunner, introduces four new hard disk drives with increased storage capacity to its award winning family. The new SpinPoint P120 Series hard drives include both Serial ATA with 3.0GB per second (Gbps) and Parallel ATA versions and are available with either a 200GB or a 250GB capacity. All four new drives are currently shipping.

The P120 Series of hard disc drives is the optimal storage solution for a variety of digital consumer electronics devices as well as desktop PC Systems. With its state-of-the-art capabilities, the P120 Series can handle massive media content such as movies, MP3 files, as well as everyday use applications.


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WD Kicks Off "RAID Edition" Caviar HDDs

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Western Digital have just launched a new breed of enterprise hard drives dubbed the "Caviar RE2" series (with RE referring to "RAID Edition"). These new 400GB SATA hard drives are aimed at server and network storage configurations with a reliability rating of 1.2 million hours. The drives also sport native command queuing and 16MBs of cache.


For further details, have a read through the official announcement folks.


LAKE FOREST, Calif. - August 30, 2005 - Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today introduced the most reliable high capacity Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives for server and network-attached storage applications. Reliability-rated at 1.2 million hours MTBF (mean time between failure) in high duty cycle environments, WD CaviarĀ® RE2 (RAID Edition) 400 GB hard drives are designed from the ground up to deliver enterprise reliability.


The demand for high capacity, high reliability storage is rapidly growing. According to market research firm Gartner, the number of EIDE or ATA/SATA terabytes shipped into multi-user servers and storage systems will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 54 percent between 2005 and 2009. (Market Share and Forecast: Hard Disk Drives Worldwide, 2000-2009, John Monroe, April 2005)


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DEAL OF THE DAY - Maxtor 200GB Ultra/ATA133 Hard Drive for $79.94

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Deal of the Day details:


Offer: Get Maxtor's big, quiet (fluid dynamic bearing equipped) Ultra 200GB 7200RPM Ultra/ATA133 hard drive with big 8Mb buffer for just $79.94 shipped after $40 off coupon code. There's no rebate to send in or anything. Use code: 71209 for the discount, expiring 9/3/05.


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Western Digital Increase Hard Drive Warranty Periods

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A press release from Western Digital recently has it that they've extended the warranty period to three years for a bunch of their desktop hard disk drives, and five years for enterprise drives. They state that all drives purchased or manufacturered as of June 1 this year are covered under the new policy. This is also now in effect for australian authorised WD distributors Achieva Technology, Esys, Ingram Micro, Synnex and Westan.


LAKE FOREST, Calif. - August 1, 2005 - Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced that it is increasing the warranty period of some of its hard drives by standardizing all WD enterprise drives to five years and WD desktop and notebook drives to three years. . All drives sold through WD's authorised distributors and manufactured or purchased after June 1, 2005, are affected by the new policy. This policy is now in effect for Australian authorised WD distributors Achieva Technology, Esys, Ingram Micro, Synnex and Westan.


"WD has carefully listened to customers, whose storage needs and buying preferences vary significantly based on geography and application," said Arif Shakeel, president and chief operating officer for WD. "Many of our customers offer 3-year warranties on their desktop and notebook systems and 5-year warranties on their servers. WD's new warranty policy aligns with the industry standards and meets or exceeds customer expectations."


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Bug in Nero 6 could wipe your HDD

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If you've upgraded to Nero 6 in the last few days, you best take a look at this story over at CD Freaks which warns about a bug which can potentially wipe your HDD. Let's hope Ahead address it soon with a patch.


An Chang used our news submit to tell us that the German online magazine reports that Nero 6 contains a 'bug' that could delete your entire harddrive. The bug is introduced with the Nero 6 Recode project. Bug might even not be the correct word for it, it seems more that Ahead forgot to limit the feature to empty the destination folder for temporarily files.


If this destination directory is set to the root of a disc (e.g C : ) and if the question: "Destination folder is not empty, do you wish to clear it" is answered with yes, all files will be deleted.

More information @ CD Freaks


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VIA launches VT8237 SATA South Bridge

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Yesterday VIA Technologies released their long-awaited VT8237 South Bridge that brings among other things, native Serial ATA support, which is something VIA had been lacking the last few months.


Now instead of VIA motherboards partners having to place a SATA controller chip on each of their products, they have native support through VIA's new South Bridge which will ultimately bring down the cost on VIA based motherboards.


Taipei, Taiwan, 2 July 2003 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the introduction of the advanced new VIA VT8237 South Bridge, which can be coupled with the complete range of VIA core logic North Bridges for ultimate performance and connectivity across the full spectrum of IntelĀ®, AMD and VIA processor platforms. Featuring the world's first integrated multi-configuration Serial ATA/RAID controller, the VIA VT8237 will be key to driving the Serial ATA hard disk drive technology mainstream and facilitating the performance and data integrity benefits of RAID across a wider platform.
Meanwhile, VIA Arena posted a humorous video about VIA's new SATA DriveStation Advanced Controller Suite software - You can think of it as The Discovery Channel nature edition meets every day computing. You'll understand what I mean when you see the video.


More information @ VIA Technologies


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