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Over at Beachside Tech they check out the Panasonic SL-GC10 Gamecube which is Panasonic's version of the Nintendo's Gamecube with a DVD/DVD-R player. This is one sweet game system they reckon but too bad it's only in japan at the moment.
Just noticed over at Legion Hardware that AtlantaOC have posted a review of the new Maxtor DiamondMax Plus D740X 80GB hard drive which offers Ultra ATA/133 performance. They review the hard drive's performance with the Maxtor PCI controller card (Ultra133 TX2 controller card) made by Promise Technology.
For those who want nothing but HUGE in their hard drives, the folks at BlueSmoke have a review for you. Head on over and see their take on the Western Digital Caviar WD1000BB Hard Drive. It features a whopping 100GB of storage space! you'll have to see for yourself whether or not it should make a home in the Power User system.
You jyst gotta love a huge hard drive. And the folks over at BlueSmoke have just posted a review of one of the biggest on the market; namely the Seagate Barracuda ATA-IV 80GB Hard Drive. here's a snip:
"Seagate lashes back with a redesign of the Barracuda ATA line, the Barracuda ATA IV. A 2 40GB/platter design coupled with the new "SoftSonic" sound barrier technology and the Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) motor promises to make the Barracuda ATA IV one of the quietest 7200 RPM drives around. However, does it buck the disappoint trends of its two predecessors? BlueSmoke.net takes a detailed look."
The folks over at BlargOC have just posted a review of the new Seagate Barracuda ATA-IV 60GB Hard Drive. here's a snip:
"If your on the lookout for a new high capacity, fast, and quiet hard drive, then the new Baracuda ATA IV from Seagate could be just right for you. If you remember, the last hard drive we reviewed happened to be Seagate's Baracuda ATA III drive, so it will be interesting to compare these two drives."
Legion Hardware wants to tell you about not one, but two 80GB Seagate hard drives in their latest review. So go check out their take on the Seagate U Series/Barracuda Hard Drives. here's a snip:
"The new U Series 6 drives are faster than ever with 35% improvements over previous models to help improve PC boot-up time. It features faster internal transfer rates of up to 54.5 Mbytes per second, an 8.9-msec seek time, the largest cache in its class at 2 Mbytes, and the Ultra ATA/100 interface for external burst transfer rates up to 100 Mbytes per second. With Seagate's exclusive 3D Defense System and "sound barrier technology" (SBT), U Series 6 offers the best combination of ruggedness, performance and quiet operation for mainstream PC and CE applications."
It seems that Maxtor doesn't want to be left behind in the great hard drive race, so they have put out their own 80GB model to play with. Not only that, but the folks at Atlanta OC have gotten their hot little hands on TWO of them and have written all about it. Go see if it's any good as you check out their review of the Maxtor D540X 80GB Hard Drive Review.
Editors Note: The page over at Atlanta OC seems to be set to about 1600x1200 as a standard viewing resolution, so be prepared to scroll some. =)