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Daily News Round #2 for May 11, 2004

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for May 11, 2004

By: Steve Dougherty from May 11, 2004 @ 9:56 CDT

- Transcend's 40GB USB2.0 Portable Storage Device

A press release made it's way to my inbox this morning from Transcend announcing their latest device to hit the scene, the heading speaks for itself. Said to be roughly the size of a standard business card, and offering USB 2.0 480mbps data transfer rates, 40GB's a pretty decent effort me thinks. Full details over at Transcend's press room.

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend) releases its 40GB USB2.0 portable storage drive this month, April 2004. Although roughly the size of a standard business card, it has more than enough capacity for your data storage needs. Transcend¡¦s 40GB USB2.0 portable storage device replaces carrying over 56 CDs, 26,000 floppy disks, or 300 flash drives (128MB) in the palm of your hand. No need to carry another troublesome power brick either; it is powered directly from the USB port. Data and power are directly transferred via a single USB cable. This pocket drive is perfect for the person always on the go.

- OCZ DDR600 Press Release

As I was sorting through my inbox this morning, I've stumbled across another PR (and there's more to come btw), this one from OCZ announcing their ground-breaking move to DDR600 (PC-4800). Their new DDR600 dual channel kit is typically rated for loosened timings of CL3-4-4-8 at a slightly increased voltage of 2.8v (when running at it's rated speed). This may not seem like anything special given that info alone, but for OCZ to be comfortable in saying these DDR sticks happily strut their stuff at a whopping 300mhz (fsb) stock is a real achievement in my books. The full PR can be read over at their website.

"OCZ is pleased to be making such big advancements in the memory market," said Dr. Michael Schuette, Director of Technology Development with OCZ Technology Group. "OCZ has spent a considerable amount of time developing memory able to consistently run at 600MHz DDR, and are very pleased with the end results, as we have produced the highest speed DDR memory available today."