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 …

AOC Launches New Full-HD Monitor d2769Vh

Announced earlier last month, PC monitor AOC d2769Vh is already on sale in the European market. This is a new 27-inch solution in the company’s inventory, supporting Full-HD resolution and featuring a lot of viewing privileges. First of all, the model employs an advanced IPS panel type that is equipped with LED backlit. It ensures 1920x1080 resolution, 5 ms response time (GtG), and the maximal viewing angles: 178/178 degrees both, vertically and horizontally.



Secondly, monitor d2769Vh is distinguished by the support of Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) interface, which promotes for the unification in functionality of HDMI and micro-USB ports. As a result, the users are free to connect to the display various MHL-compatible mobile devices that might work as the source of video signal.


Thirdly, the employment of IPS panel positively influences upon the model’s performance. Therefore, it boasts the maximal brightness of 250 cd/m2, the maximal amount of displayed colors …

Spire Launches Ridge 6601 and Ridge 6602 PC Chassis

Spire has officially launched a new line of budgetary PC chassis, codenamed Spire Ridge. At the moment, there are only two models within the series – the Ridge 6601 and the Ridge 6602. Both are characterized by the support for ATX motherboards and have many other identical specifications: i.e. mid-tower form-factor, 192x415x418 mm dimensions. Still, there are some differentiations as well.



The first distinction between the two models lies in the frontal panel design. Therefore, Ridge 6601 features a laconic panel made of plastic without additional ventilation. In its turn, Ridge 6602 features a half-perforated metallic frontal panel that allows for a more intense cooling of internal components.


The couple boasts identical expansion facilities with two 5.25-inch buckets for optical drives, four 3.5-inch buckets for HDD/SSD, and seven expansion slots. Connectivity options are introduced by a set of frontal interfaces, including two audio slots, one USB 2.0, and one USB …
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