Category: Hardware

Mod changes Radeon HD 6950 to 6970

Mod changes Radeon HD 6950 to 6970

Hardware entusiasts have proposed an easy way to make your Radeon HD6950 graphics card perform like a Radeon HD6970 through a software Unlocking process, which could save you some $70. According to an article at the TechPowerUp web site, AMD’s new Radeon HD 6950 can be transformed to a Radeon HD 6970, unlocking 128 unified shaders in the process. Both the Radeon HD 6970...

Toshiba HDDs with built in wipe tech

Toshiba HDDs with built in wipe tech

The 2.5-inch MK6461GSYG drives will be available in capacities ranging from 160GB to 640GB and are not only destined for enterprise notebooks and mini-PCs, but could also end up in copiers, printers, and point-of-sale systems. The inclusion of the latest version of Wipe Technology allows users to have hardware encryption keys invalidated, or all data automatically erased when the drive’s power supply is turned...

RAM prices on the rise

RAM prices on the rise

Prices for DRAM and NAND flash memory chips shot up Monday in the wake of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami as markets displayed concern over fabrication plant shutdowns, power outages and supply chain shortages. Spot prices for DRAM surged by as much as 7.56% and by as much as 20.48% for NAND flash memory chips, according to DRAMExchange. Japan accounts for 35.7% of the world’s...

Seagate launches 3TB drive with XP support

Seagate launches 3TB drive with XP support

Seagate today began shipments of the industry’s most elegant, easy-to-install 3TB desktop drive – the Barracuda XT hard drive – a product that eliminates the need to purchase extra hardware or software to overcome the 2TB barrier. The Barracuda XT hard drive delivers the highest available capacity for home servers and workstations, high-definition video editing and production systems, high-performance PC gaming systems and desktop...

Logitech unveals Solar-Powered Keyboard

Logitech unveals Solar-Powered Keyboard

There were cries of “impossible!” over Philips’ solar-powered remote last week, and I’m sure even more people will be scratching their heads over Logitech’s solar keyboard too—even though it can work for 3 months in total darkness. The K750 has integrated solar panels, and grabs whatever light it can get while indoors. A solar power app shows you the battery levels and ambient light...

Toshiba’s hard drive breakthough could herald mega-capacity drives

Toshiba’s hard drive breakthough could herald mega-capacity drives

Toshiba said Wednesday that it had made a breakthrough in hard disk design that will allow hard drives to have much higher capacities than what is currently possible today. The research is in something called bit-patterned media, a magnetic storage technology. The recording surface is broken up into tiny magnetic bits, each of which can hold a single bit of data. The bits are...

Samsung 512GB SSD Has Toggle-mode DDR NAND

Samsung 512GB SSD Has Toggle-mode DDR NAND

SSDs are now hitting sizes that are beginning to make them viable replacements for the magnetic counterparts. Samsung has introduced a new SSD offering in a 512GB configuration – boasting both capacity and speed, utilizing high-performance “toggle-mode” DDR NAND. “The highly advanced features and characteristics of our new SSD were obtained as a direct result of an aggressive push for further development of our...

SanDisk SD card can store data for 100 years

SanDisk SD card can store data for 100 years

SanDisk on Wednesday announced a Secure Digital card that can store data for 100 years, but can be written on only once. The WORM (write once, read many) card is “tamper proof” and data cannot be altered or deleted, SanDisk said in a statement. The card is designed for long-time preservation of crucial data like legal documents, medical files and forensic evidence, SanDisk said....

FCC set to reconsider broadband regulations

FCC set to reconsider broadband regulations

Federal regulators are reconsidering the rules that govern high-speed Internet connections – wading into a bitter policy dispute that could be tied up in court for years. The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote Thursday to begin taking public comments on three different paths for regulating broadband. That includes a proposal by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, a Democrat, to define broadband access as...

Seagate Introduces New Era Of External Storage

Seagate Introduces New Era Of External Storage

Seagate, the worldwide leader in hard drives and storage solutions, today introduced the next evolution of the company’s award-winning FreeAgent external hard drives—its new GoFlex storage solutions. This new family of external drives and accessories introduces a new level of flexibility to traditional USB 2.0 storage that will change the way people store, access, enjoy and share their digital content. The FreeAgent GoFlex storage...