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Daily News Round #1 for November 10, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for November 10, 2004

By Steve Dougherty from Nov 10, 2004 @ 5:30 CST

- WD Passport(TM) Portable USB Hard Drives unveiled

Western Digital have released a series of portable on the go USB hard drives today, dubbed the WD Passport series. They come in sizes of 40gb and 80gb, and make use of WD's Scorpio(TM) 2.5-inch EIDE hard drives covered by a protective casing and data lifeguard protection for data security. Further details on these nifty little units within their supporting PR folks.

ILAKE FOREST, Calif., Nov. 9 - Simplifying transport of large quantities of digital content and information, Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today unveiled its new WD Passport(TM) Portable USB Hard Drives. With no need for a separate power supply (for most systems), WD Passport Portable Drives, available in capacities of 40 or 80 GB, are easy to use anywhere - simply plug and go.

WD Passport Portable Drives are outfitted with high-performance, low-power consuming, cool and quiet-running WD Scorpio(TM) 2.5-inch EIDE hard drives, a rugged, protective case and Data Lifeguard(TM) protection to provide maximum safeguard from data loss.

- Understanding PCI Express

VIA Arena have put together an article which explains more about the technology behind the new PCI-Express interface, including the history of the PCI bus and whether or not upgrading to PCIe bus is really advantageous in these early stages. If you've read up on similar articles since the release of PCIe you'll already know that AGP still has quite a bit of headroom left. A very interesting and insightful article nonetheless.

Computer hardware is much like anything else, in the sense that some things are a complete success while others are complete disasters. The only positive aspect of something disastrous finding its way into the computer market is that it is sure to never last very long. However, it is quite the opposite for a successful technology as you might imagine. These technologies are refined over and over again and can live quite a long prosperous life.

Certainly one of the most dynamic technologies ever created would have to be the PCI bus. Developed over a decade ago, the PCI bus is still the leading I/O connectivity interface for today's computers.

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- Blue Dracula case special limited edition @ Tech-Mods
- E-Power Warrior PC Case @ Short-Media
- Gigabyte GV-NX66T128D-3 6600GT PCI-E @ Overclockers NZ
- Gigabyte N512 Laptop @ DesignTechnica
- ATI X800 Pro Video Card @ CoolTechZone
- Thermaltake Xaser Damier V5000A Case @ BigBruin
- Club 3D OmniChrome S4 graphics card @ Trusted Reviews
- ePower Tech Warrior Gaming Case @ Phoronix

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