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PQI have pushed the boundaries of solid-state storage capacity to new levels, having just unveiled a 64GB Serial-ATA solid-state drive. Apparently there's talk of them releasing one with twice the capacity (128GB) later on this year as well, that also being 2.5" in physical size.
More details over at The Dailytech.
While companies like Samsung , SanDisk and RiTek have been touting their 32GB Flash SSDs which feature Parallel ATA (PATA) interfaces, PQI has upstaged the companies by (re)announcing a 64GB Flash SSDs with both PATA and Serial ATA (SATA) interfaces.
We first saw PQI's 64GB Flash SSDs at Computex in June. At the time, PQI said that the drives would be shipping in August. Well, August came and went and not a peep was heard from PQI.
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As a member of their "My Book Pro" external storage lineup, Western Digital have just added a huge 1 Terabyte model to the list, this based around a couple of 500GB drives using RAID technology with the ability to switch between RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations.
Sydney, Australia. - January 8, 2006 - With consumers increasingly relying on their computers to safe keep their financially and emotionally valuable digital libraries of photos, videos and music, as well as business documents, Western Digital announced that its newest My Book storage system provides users a safe place to secure up to one terabyte (1 TB) of digital content. Available now, the My Book Pro Edition II system uses RAID technology to instantaneously duplicate user data for extra protection or to accelerate the delivery of data to users.
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A mob by the name of "STARDOM" have recently unveiled their SE1000/SE1100 SATA to SATA encryption storage boxes, these using DES (Data Encryption Standard) hardware encryption which doesnt affect system performance. Its host interface allows for SATA, Firewire 800, and USB 2.0 connectivity.
SE1000/SE1100 Data Encryption Series are using DES (Data Encryption Standard) hardware encryption technology with an encryption key which can't not only affect your system performance but also provide an encryption storage solution for HDD protection and supports the SATA /Firewire 800 / USB 2.0 host interface. Once your data encrypted, nobody could read the confidential data without the encryption key even though your HDD lost or dropped due to failed!
With the software-less and encryption key design, the SE1000/SE1100 data encryption series not only to provide the highly data security but considers the convenience of operation for you and no need to worry about the risk of data lost. If you use the internal encryption storage box as a boot disk, the boot disk will be encrypted before booting. Thus can ensure data security since your computer booting!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.