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Seagate Confirms 1TB Hard Disk Drive

News is quickly spreading that Seagate are planning to reach the 1TB barrier on a desktop hdd within the next 6 months, this by means of perpendicular recording technology of course. Trust Seagate to be the first to do it.


More info via the Dailytech folks.


Seagate Technology has just released information to DailyTech with regard to the company's upcoming highest capacity hard disk drive to date. At 1TB, if no other hard disk drive manufacturer can catch up, Seagate will have the highest capacity hard drive product to market first.


The 1TB hard disk drive will be based on perpendicular recording technology which packs bits tighter onto the magnetic platter by positioning them perpendicular to the platter as opposed to linear recording which positions bits horizontally. The perpendicular recording technology, which has been in use by Seagate and its platter supplier for over a year now, will be put to the test as Seagate states the 1TB product will implement fewer platters and heads to improve the performance of the drive.


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SanDisk Unveils 1.8" 32GB Flash SSD Drive

As the world of flash-based storage continues to grow, SanDisk have just unveiled a 1.8" based solid-state drive which offers 32GB of capacity with sustained data read speeds of 62MB/s!


The Dailytech have all the info on it folks.


DailyTech reported yesterday that Samsung developed a new 50 nanometer 16Gb NAND flash memory chips that provide 100% faster read speeds and 150% faster write speeds. The announcement sparked a lot of interest from consumers looking for larger and faster offerings than Samsung's current 32GB Flash SSD drive.


SanDisk today entered the SSD fray with a 32GB drive of its own. The 1.8" SanDisk SSD Ultra ATA 5000 drive uses patented TrueFFS flash management technology and has a 2 million hour MTBF. The drive has no moving parts, so it is completely silent and weighs less than traditional 1.8" mobile hard drives. The drive also consumes 0.4W of power when active, versus 1.0W for a traditional mobile hard drive.


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ACARD Unveil Worlds First 3GB/sec SATA to IDE Bridge Chip

An announcement from ACARD Technology earlier today has it that they've just released the supposed world's first 3GB/sec SATA to IDE Bridge Chip (ARC-772).


Get the full rundown on it here folks.


"ACARD's ARC-772 is at the forefront of SATA-to-PATA technology and we are proud of having the ability to help companies speed up the IDE interface" said Daniel Weng, the CEO at ACARD. In fact, the ARC-772 supports maximum transfer rate of 200MB/s in Ultra DMA host mode (PATA) and 3.0Gb/s in Serial ATA mode. With such a high rate, the ARC-772 can definitely provide excellent range of applications. Furthermore, it helps the proprietary systems convert host interface to SATA or works with a SATA tray to perform hot-swap function with the PATA hard drive.


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300GB mobile hard drives on the horizon - Thanks to Fujitsu

Fujitsu are set to break new ground in the storage industry come the first quarter of next yr with the world's first 2.5" hard drives with huge capacities of 250GB and 300GB in size, this of course only achieveable by means of perendicular recording technology.


For more info on them, head over to TGDaily.


Sunnyvale (CA) - If you considered the impact of perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) on hard drives, as rather negligible so Fujitsu's announcement this morning may change your opinion: The company said it will begin shipping monstrous 250 GB and 300 GB notebook hard drives in the first quarter of 2007.


PMR has been around for more than a year, but the actual products resulting from this technology can easily be considered to lag behind initial projections of the major hard drive manufacturers. Perhaps with the exception of Seagate's 750 GB 3.5" drive, capacities have not been expanded as quickly as some may have thought and it appears that the leading hard drive developers are waiting for the others to catch up, before new models will be rolled out.


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Western Digital External Storage Goes Pro

WD have just added a new member to their "My Book" line of external storage solutions, this one being the now flagship "Pro Edition" with FireWire 800, 400, and of course USB 2.0 connectivity. It comes in capacities of either 250GB or 500GB and can be read about in detail via the official PR here.


SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, - December 12, 2006 - Targeting small office and home office (SOHO) power users who require large capacity and high-performance external storage, Western Digital Corp. introduced the My Book™ Pro Edition™, the newest member of WD's My Book product family. My Book Pro Edition combines three leading interfaces including FireWire® 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0; features backup and system recovery software; and is available in capacities of 250 and 500 GB. Intelligent drive management - SmartPower™ automatic power on/off, Safe Shutdown™ and LED activity lights make this drive easy to use.


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A DVD with 1TB of storage

I bet many of you are still pretty excited at the thought of being able to hold upwards of 15GB a disc using HD-DVD or Blu ray technology (once prices on the drives and media become more sensible that is) - Well imagine the possibility of being able to store up to 1TB onto a single DVD disc? Seems some uni scientists are well on the way to making it happen.


Scientists at UCF (University of Central Florida) have managed to create a new optical storage system in several dimensions. By using many layers and a system with two lasers with different wavelengths they've managed to create storage solutions at over 1TB on a regular DVD. The reason no one have managed to do this before is that you use light for both reading and writing to the disc, which means that when they've tried to read data they've earlier written they've simply destroyed it instead. They have now been able to work around this by using lasers with different wavelengths. The technology still needs some tweaking but may very well be suitable for use by museums or libraries, which needs to store huge amounts of data, in the future.


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DEAL OF THE DAY - Newegg - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA300 Hard Drive for $209 plus FREE 250GB Hard Drive!

Deal of the Day details:


Offer: Get the Seagate 500GB 7200RPM SATA-300 hard drive with 16mb cache for $209.99, plus get another 250GB Seagate drive for FREE!


*** For more details on this deal and many more, visit our Deals page - it's the smart place to shop! ***


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New Silent VidaBox STEALTH™ Media Center with up to 1,500GB of storage

VidaBox LLC have just announced a new silent media center / HTPC system they call the "VidaBox STEALTH". Its a well compacted and attractive little unit featuring a slot loading DVD±RW dual-layer burner, dual analog tuners, and massive VidaSafe™-protected storage of up to 1,500GB!


Head over VidaBox's website for all the details on it.


The STEALTH™ is perfect for those who consider silence and small size as definite must-haves, without compromising or sacrificing any features," says Steven Cheung, co-founder of VidaBox. "The STEALTH™ really shines in home theaters, where noise must be kept to an absolute minimum. Our unique system design, using special heat pipes and heat sinks in conjunction with sound deadening hard drive and DVD drive enclosures, keeps the system completely silent without the use of any fans - which are a major source of noise pollution. The VidaBox™ STEALTH™ is so small an quiet - you won't even know it's there!"


The STEALTH™ can be configured with state-of-the-art hardware, such as the AMD AM2 5200+ Dual-Core CPU, 4GB of RAM, 7950GT video card with dual DVI outputs, or an HDMI 1.2 output with HDCP compliance. Dual analog standard definition tuners with dual high-definition (HD) tuners are also available to record up to four (4) TV shows at once.


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WD Announce PASSPORT 160GB Portable Storage Solution

Western Digital have extended their lineup of "PASSPORT" portable storage drives with a new 160GB model. It weighs less then 5 ounces and carries an RRP of $429AUD.


For full details on it grab this press release.


Sydney, Australia. - November. 16, 2006 - With today's consumers increasingly carrying their personal digital belongings with them, Western Digital Corp announced that its newly redesigned WD Passport® Portable Drives have grown in storage capacity and have shrunk in physical size, and are now shipping. Featuring a stylish, ultra-portable design and sleek, piano-black finish, WD Passport is available in capacities of 80, 120 and 160 GB, fits easily in your pocket or purse and weighs less than 5 ounces.


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DEAL OF THE DAY - HOT! Newegg - Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA Hard Drive for $229 with FREE 250GB Hard Drive!

Deal of the Day details:


Offer: HOT buy on a huge drive that comes with an additional 250GB hard drive as a FREE bonus! The cost of the 500GB drive already is low, but combine it with the 250GB drive and you're looking a great buy that just will not last. Hurry, because even though it's supposed to expire 11/12/06, I doubt they've got the inventory to last till then.


*** For more details on this deal and many more, visit our Deals page - it's the smart place to shop! ***


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