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Tuesday, 17 September 2013 23:07

Portable storage from Sony


Sony has introduced three new portable hard drives with rather cryptic names. They are called PSZ-SA25, PSZ-HA50 and PSZ-HA1T and intended for business users, but also for those who are most of the time on the move.

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Sunday, 15 September 2013 23:19

Synology DS1513+ Review Part II - Performance


Now that we have shown you the tear down of the Synology DS1513+ we have to show you if all of the hard work and attention to detail pay off in the form of performance and ease of use. There is nothing like getting a product and finding out that you have to read a huge manual just to change the IP address on it. So out goal now is to tear down the operating system and hardware performance in the same manner that we did the physical box. Let’s get started shall we?

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 08:46

Bigger, Faster, Cheaper Flash in Demand But Cold?


“By the time you get this message, I'll be in the dead zone.” – Capa, “Sunshine,” DNA Films, 2007
You have to wonder if this year’s Flash Memory Summit (FMS) didn’t have Al Shugart, a hard drive pioneer, spinning in his grave.
There are a whole lot of silicon engineers hell-bent on moving his technology to a dusty corner of the Computer Museum.
Shugart was a key developer of IBM’s RAMAC (Random Access Method of Accounting and Control) disk system that stored a whopping 5MB of data. Today, no kid would look twice at a smartphone or tablet if it didn’t have at least 32GB (1GB = 1,024MB).

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Intel’s Atom CPU is getting a little bit of a boost in order to give it an edge in the microserver market. The new CPU is the C2000 which is something of a departure from their older Atom designs. Unlike the Atom we all know about (two cores, limited compute and memory support) the new C2000 is much beefier with 8 cores and support for 64 GB of memory. The move is something of a departure for the Atom line as some at Intel have claimed that adding more cores to a CPU is only needed if your CPU is not powerful or efficient enough.

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Microsoft has decided to add more space for storage users of Office 365 and SharePoint Pro SkyDrive service. Initial 7 GB Microsoft upgraded to 25 GB of storage space , which can be further expanded to a maximum of 100 GB. The 7 GB limit of free storage on SkyDrive was determined based on the behavior of 99.94% of their users.

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Thursday, 15 August 2013 17:33

Samsung shows off first SSDs with 3D memory chip


After Samsung  introduced the first "vertical" 3D memory chip earlier this month it did not take long for the first concrete product using this technology to appear. They launched SSDs of 960 and 480 GB, which are designed for enterprise servers and data centers.

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In almost every consumer electronics device there is a bottleneck for performance. It is not always the same item for each family (or even different devices within the same family), but it is always there. In the mobile this bottle neck was the CPU followed by memory. Now mobile devices are running into the same problems that desktops hit about 5 years ago. The performance provided by current storage technologies is being out stripped by CPU (SoC), memory, and even usage patterns of mobile device users. They are demanding more space, more speed and all with better power consumption.

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There is no doubt that the mobile market has gotten huge. Everyone is building devices to enable, extend, accessorize, and maximize the mobile experience. Mobile data usage (which really means media consumption) has gone through the roof. What is interesting about the usage numbers is that they are not all 3/4G in most cases the data is flying over public or private Wi-Fi networks. This has opened up a market for a new class of device and as you might imagine manufacturers have stepping into fill this need. The first generation was all about getting the media to your device, but was limited in a couple of ways; you could not expand the memory and also there was no way to prevent battery drain on the device you were using to access the media. This is where the second generation comes in; devices with media ports instead of fixed memory and also the ability to charge your mobile device. Today we are taking a look at the ADATA DashDrive Air AE400; let’s see what it brings to the table.

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Monday, 17 June 2013 21:22

PCIe SSDs from Samsung


Samsung has begun mass producing of the XP941 line of SSDs, the first PCI Express SSD solution for ultrabooks. XP941 SSDs come in M.2 format and offer superior performance for Ultrabook and other thin notebooks.

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Sunday, 09 June 2013 08:29

Intel's Thunderbolt flash memory


With the official presentation of generation Haswell processors, Intel also unveiled several other attractions at Computex. Among them is a prototype flash memory for fast Thunderbolt interface.

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