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 …

Review of Network Drive IconBIT I-Stor IS308

Production of a new model is positioned as a replacement for modern routers with features of sharing USB-carriers. IS308 — the budget class — single-disk storage is a good device for visiting friends for movies, or for backup. In general, it is used for tasks which are not mission-critical of data loss. The speed and functionality are secondary, the main thing — the price and design. At a price of 90 $, IconBIT IS308 offers the buyer an autonomous Torrent-downloader, a network drive, support for protocols Samba and FTP, gigabit network interface and USB 3.0 port.



The device has stylish black aluminium hull and comes with a stand for vertical installation. IconBIT iS308 looks more like a normal external hard drive rather than the NAS. And if for someone Synology design seems too plastic, and QNAP — too angular, the iconBIT iS308 looks modern, simple and stylish.


The next thing that catches an eye — is the lack of a fan. Finally, there is a NAS with passive cooling. …

The Streacom F12C Optical PC Case Encloses Up to 24 Storing Devices and an Optical Drive

The F12C Optical Chassis joined the Streacom F12C Series. This sandblasted anodized product is manufactured out of 4 mm aluminium in two colour versions – black and silver. Possessing the 440 x 320 x 184 mm dimensions, the framework weighs 4.4 kg.



F12C Optical allows to fit in an ATX, mini-ITX or mATX motherboard and up to seven 310 mm expansion cards. Simultaneously, the ATX board can be accompanied by five 3.5-inch and two 2.5-inch drives, and the mini-ITX card – by twelve 3.5-inch or twenty-four 2.5-inch drives. The specialty offers enough room for a 135 mm CPU cooler, an ATX power supply unit of any length, as well as for 80, 92, 120 and 140 mm fans.


The key specification is an opportunity to mount a 12.7 mm slot load optical drive. The front interface panel features a pair of USB 3.0 ports and an infrared sensor window, however, the supply kit doesn’t contain an IR detector.


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