Category: Hardware

Nvidia Prepares the “Most Amazing Thing” Ever Made

Nvidia Prepares the “Most Amazing Thing” Ever Made

Nvidia Corp. is readying something brand-new, but this is not exactly a graphics processing unit, according to a vice president of Epic Games. In the recent years the company most known for its GeForce graphics introduced a number of products beyond simple graphics chips, but it obviously takes something to impress Mark Rein. “Earlier this week I saw the most amazing thing made by...

Seagate to buy LaCie

Seagate to buy LaCie

Seagate and LaCie have gotten friendly before — the former company's drives are in the LaCie 2big Thunderbolt HDD, for instance — but the storage makers are about to get even cozier. Today, Seagate announced its plans to buy a 64.5-percent share in the French company, which is currently valued at $186 million. The acquisition will combine the two outlets' product portfolios and, according...

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AMD debuts FirePro V4900 for workstations

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has launched its latest professional graphics card in retail – the FirePro V4900 – which targets the entry level of professional graphics workstations. The price is said to be around $190.00. The specs are fairly impressive as well. AMD's FirePro V4900 has 1GB of 128-bit GDDR5 RAM that drives memory bandwidth of 64 GB/s. It's not the most powerful of...

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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...

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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...