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 …

Greeting Small-Sized J1800I Motherboard from MSI

MSI has recently added J1800I model to its mini-ITX motherboards inventory. The new-comer features 170x170 mm dimensions and is characterized by a low power consumption level. This makes it a desirable acquirement for builders of small-sized, power-efficient PC systems and multimedia devices. The board boasts Military Class 4 design that involves high-quality hardware components, including Dark Chokes and solid-state capacitors.



MSI J1800I is based on Intel Celeron J1800 CPU (22 nm) that runs at 2.41 GHz frequency but might be overclocked to 2.58 GHz. It consumes only 10 W power, being cooled down by a single aluminum heatsink. The PCB accommodates two SO-DIMM slots for two-channel DDR3 memory modules with the maximum frequency of 1333 MHz and the maximum capacity of 8 GB.


To continue, the hardware inventory embraces two SATA II 3 Gb/sec ports for the connection of drives. The availability of one PCI Express 2.0 x 1 slot enables the connection of a supplementary expansion …

Asus Launches Ultra-wide PC Monitor MX299Q

Asus announces the release of a new 29-inch ultra-wide PC monitor MX299Q that enters the ranges of Designo series. The model differentiates itself, in the first place, by an unusual height-to-width aspect ratio of 21:9 and an enhanced resolution of 2560x1080 pixels. According to the manufacturer, the monitor is able to propose much more than the above mentioned facilities only: i.e. 100% accurate color rendering and an improved sounding of onboard audio system. Therefore, MX299Q is the best choice for gamers, graphics designers and professionals who used to work with high-efficiency applications.



The heart of Asus MX299Q is AH-IPS panel with a power-saving LED backlit. This panel provides for wide viewing angles (178/178 degrees V/H), utmost brightness (maximal index makes up 300 cd/m2), quick response time (5 ms), and high dynamic contrast index of 80M:1. A set of video interfaces consists of Dual-Link DVI port, DisplayPort and HDMI port with the support of MHL interface for …
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