Toshiba will increase the capacity of hard drives up to 600 terabytes

Toshiba is engaged in improving the existing hard drives in order to increase their capacity. Limited to several tens of terabytes, Japanese do not want to stop — they need at least 600 terabytes in a single 3.5-inch drive. To do this, Toshiba uses all the tools and opportunities, including temporary cooperation with companies, competitors, TDK, and Showa Denko KK.

The newly formed trio of producers focuses on the development of new technologies of recording information on magnetic media and improvement of existing methods. Alliance sees great prospective in the technology of the so-called «two-dimensional magnetic recording» (TDMR). It is experimental, but using, it is quite achievable to record density of 10 terabits per square inch, which thus gives the capacity of 600 terabytes in a single hard drive.

Of course, no one talks about the chances of such a capacious storage in the foreseeable future — Toshiba and its partners will have more than one year of research …

Mushkin Showcases New Reactor Solid-State Drives

Mushkin Enhanced is about to launch a new series of top-tier SSDs within the framework of Reactor series. The series, represented by three models of 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB capacity, is targeting up-to-date gaming and high-performance systems. The greenhorns are developed in 2.5-inch form-factor with 7 mm thickness only and SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface.

Mushkin Reactor drives take Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller in cooperation with MLC NAND flash-memory as the basis. Their utmost sequential data transfer speed equals to 560 Mb/sec and 460 Mb/sec on Read/Write operations respectively, while random data transfer speed achieves 74.000 IOPS and 76.000 IOPS correspondingly.

The triple is thought to operate 1.5 million hours without failures in rather tough conditions (in working environments with up to 70 degrees temperature). All models support TRIM instructions, DevSleep mode that prolongs standalone operation of a mobile device on battery power supply, and the newest …

Power-Efficient Monitor AOC G2460PG Review

Monitors with G-Sync support are not oddity nowadays. However, only few manufacturers manage to design a product that would be a perfection in any aspect. AOC has succeeded in this matter when it introduced the G2460PG model. It is differentiated not only by anticipated visual effects but also by low power consumption. Let’s review AOC G2460PG in details.


The G2460PG features the following specifications:

— display dimensions: 24 inches, aspect – 16:9, visible part of the screen – 531.36x298.89 mm;

— panel type: TN + Film, 6-bit, support for A-FRC;

— response time: 1 ms;

— maximal resolution: 1920x1080 pixels at 144 Hz refresh time;

— maximal brightness: 350 cd/m2;

— contrast: static – 1000:1, dynamic – 80M:1;

— viewing angles: 178/170;

— amount of displayed colors: 16.7 m;

— power supply: internal 100-240 V;

— power consumption: working mode – 40 W, standby – 0.5 W, off mode – 0.5 W;

— …
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