Hitachi technology goes for 24TB HDDs
Wow that's a lot of storage. Researchers from Hitachi and the Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) have developed a new HDD technology for storing up to 3.9Tbit per square inch. The technology paves the way for the creation of hard disk drives with a storage capacity of up to 24TB. More details will be presented next week at the 2010 Material Research Society Fall meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
Essentially, when you are recording on a magnetic material, bits (a collection of magnetized particles) are laid out end-to-end on disk platters. Storage capacity is generally increased by decreasing the size of the magnetic grains that make-up data bits. As the magnetic grains became smaller or arranged more efficiently, more data could then be stored on the disk. The Japanese researchers have developed an ultra-high density patterning technology based on a self-arranged phenomenon of polymer materials. The materials allowed for the formation of accurate magnetic structures sized just 10nm.
The technology, when applied to current density HDD (with areal density of about 500Gbits / square inch), will result to an 8-fold increase in the recording density. This means that we could see HDD with capacities of 24TB in the future.
G.Skill 2x4GB CL7 1600 MHz Trident DDR3 review
We feel that more memory is rather important, and in that trend memory manufacturers have started to increase the density of DIMM modules. Where 1 and 2GB DIMM modules have been the standard, we now see very good progress in 4 GB DIMM modules.
Today we'll do things a little different, G.Skill designed a 8GB low voltage DDR3 kit (2x 4GB) that can be set at 1600 MHz yet still run a CAS latency of 7. And that is truly interesting because the denser the ICs get, the higher latency typically gets.
Check out the review right here.
Crytek Announces Warface FPS
Crytek have announced (thanks VG247) a brand new FPS franchise called Warface. Little is known about the game at this point but it appears to be a multiplayer online title aimed mostly for the Asian marketplace.
Developed by Crytek, the makers of the award-winning Far Cry(TM), Crysis will be an original first person shooter game for PC based on new intellectual property. "Our focus has always been on innovating gameplay and technology, and bringing new experiences to gamers through our original intellectual properties," says Cevat Yerli, CEO & President of Crytek. "Crysis will be a showcase for that commitment and will offer gamers from all over the world the next step in FPS gaming." Shooter fans will face a new kind of gameplay challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of a horrific alien invasion.
MSI Radeon HD 6870 Twin Frozr II OC Graphics Cards
MSI announces the R6870 Twin Frozr II Direct X 11 graphics card. The award winning SuperPipe equipped Twin Frozr II thermal solution keeps the operating temperature and sound levels well below normal levels. With up to 19
Powercolor preps passively cooled R6850
PowerColor is preparing to release a AMD Radeon HD 6850 graphics card that features a passive cooler, as TPU reports.
"This will be a completely silent cooling solution. The company is currently evaluating a new design that makes use of a large GPU heatsink featuring an aluminum fin array that ensures the card occupies just two expansion slots, while adding surface area by propagating to the top of the card, in an L-shape. The heatsink uses no less than five heat pipes to convey heat to the fins. PowerColor's card will be branded under the company's "SCS3" line of silent graphics cards. Based on the 40 nm "Barts" silicon, the AMD Radeon HD 6850 features 960 stream processors, and 1 GB of GDDR5 memory over a 256-bit wide memory interface. Availability and pricing is unknown as the design is yet to be finalized."
Gigabyte preps new gaming motherboards
Gigabyte is creating some hype with a new viral marketing campaign. Gigabyte prepping 3 new models under new gaming series and they all based on Intel X58 chipset. According to side new models use matte black PCB and some new design figures. Gigabyte gives aggressive names to that models; Assassin, Killer and Guerrilla.
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Intel Sandy Bridge listing revealed
Internet Explorer 9 beta update - stability fix
Today we released a recommended update for all Internet Explorer 9 Beta customers via Windows Update (KB2448827). This update includes stability fixes for the beta build. It is not a new Internet Explorer 9 Beta build. Another update shipped today (KB2452648) resolves issues between the IE9 send feedback feature on 64-bit machines with Windows-Live-Essentials 11. These updates apply only to Internet Explorer 9 Beta.
New Unreal Engine 3 Video
Epic Games, makers of titles like Gears of War 2 and Unreal Tournament 3, have released a new trailer featuring the enhancements made to that other thing they make: the Unreal engine. In related news, Epic has also released the November 2010 edition of its Unreal Development Kit. The kit--which is available for free here.
Graphics wise some pretty amazing stuff is to be seen and created with this engine, check it out.
Nexus Prominent 5 and 9 black silent cases
The Nexus Prominent 5 and 9 case is a premium chassis for a silent computer. With its toolless installation features it is a breeze to install your components or change your set-up. And the sleek professional look and materials make the case fit in anywhere. A black mesh front and aluminium edges give the Prominent 5 a distinguished look. And the black interior.... well.... that is just great looking....
Excellent case silent fans.
A 14cm is fitted on the ceiling and a 12cm is fitted as air intake in the front. Some isolating padding where the PSU is placed prevents resonance. And there are ventilation holes (and room for a fan) in the bottom of the case for air-intake and the thick rubber feet keep these elevated from the floor to make a smooth airflow possible and eliminate resonance. Check out all the great features....
The Nexus Prominent cases are fitted with some noise absorption material we really love. It is a premium dense foam/rubber-like material with great characteristics. We fitted a flat layer on the panel behind the motherboard and a nice wave foam layer on the other panel. These materials surely hush your system.
Practically all components can be mounted inside the case without tools. PCI-lots and Optical drives are fixed with toolless solutions.
HDD-tray with vibration absorbers
And especially the HDD trays are very convenient. You just need to squeeze the tray to be able to pull out the hard disk or place it back. Plus the HDD's mounting is fitted with rubber to reduce resonance and vibration. However we did make sure that the HDD's have grounding with the case.
Some nice padding on the areas where normally the PSU would hit the chassis. We have attached some patches on the bottom of the case and a little frame around the PSU opening at the back of the case. These 'bumpers' are made form soft foam/rubber-like materials and absorb and vibration caused by the PSU and prevents this resonance to be transmitted to the chassis.
Tt eSports released the Challenger gaming keyboard
Eye-candy gaming keyboard by Tt eSports released today. Enjoy the dark atmosphere but execute accurate shots, it
Apacher ARES: Memory of the war
Apacher announced today their new overclocking series ARES DDR3 memory module. The name called
Gigabyte releases GeForce GTX460 overclocked WindForce 2X
Gigabyte released a new model based on nVIDIA 40nm GF104, the GeForce GTX460 GPU, but hey guys
Sony is planning 3D multiplayer gaming revolution
Sony has some very ambitious plans for the future of 3D gaming experience, joining 3D into multiplayer mode. The very best of this upcoming technology is the dual-screen view, which allows you to see full-screen instead of your player
New Apple MacBook Air from ColorWave
Hey Apple guys, there is a new MacBook in the air! ColorWare has already finished their color scheme work and offers you the latest line-up of MacBooks in a variety of schemes. The default color seems to be the solid metal, but you are able to choose whatever palette configuration you want. Unfortunately, today MacBook
Google's Chrome OS is delayed
Most-waited operating system, Google Chrome OS seems to be delayed a few months later of its original release date. It was expected to out soon, during December but Google
Intel 1,000 cores inside
A look into the future of Intel processor
Mushkin Announces 'Ridgeback' Heatsink for Redline
Mushkin announced the release of 'Redline Ridgeback', a new variation on a heatsink that has become a staple in the high-performance and overclocking communities. Because of its aggressive yet sleek design and incredible heat dissipation qualities, enthusiasts the world over have demanded the Ridgeback heatsink for their memory cooling needs. Now, this exciting piece of technology has been prepared for Mushkin's world-renowned Redline Series with an engaging and strong blood-red appearance.
"The Ridgeback Project has been an exciting project for both myself and our marketing department. Because of Ridgeback's success, we wanted to offer the cooling technology with a sharp new look, and to give customers new aesthetic options. Case modders and system builders now have a striking new look available to them when using Ridgeback. Redline has always been Mushkin's premier memory line, and we're happy to add Ridgeback to its mix. Our new blood-red Ridgeback heatsinks scream 'performance' and offer it in every respect."