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 …

VP2771, a Professional 27” Monitor by ViewSonic

Welcome a 27” VP2771 monitor with a super-thin bezel by ViewSonic, possessing a SuperClear IPS panel and all the technologies, critical for professional colour rendering (4.39 trillion shades), which make it an ideal solution for digital artists or video editors.



The WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution provides crisp images without deformation. The aspect ratio is 16:9, viewing angles are 178 degrees, the contrast ratio is 1000:1, and the response time equals to 5 ms. Among key characteristics of the device one can also distinguish an embedded ambient light sensor and a KVM switch. At the same time a Picture-by-Picture and a dual colour engine functions are available with this display. Hardware calibration goes together with the optional CS-Xri1 Colorbration Kit from ViewSonic, which costs $280.


This novelty features a USB 3.1 Type C input, USB 3.1, DisplayPort, HDMI, MHL 2.0 and mini DisplayPort.


The current manufacturer’s suggested retail price of VP2771 is $734.

New Tiny Mini-PC Zbox PA330 from Zotac

Zotac, a renowned innovator in PC hardware development, has introduced a pocket-sized nettop, entitled Zbox PA330. The new-comer is designed in Pico-PC form-factor, featuring 116.8x66x45.7 mm dimensions. According to Zotac, this mini-PC is able to satisfy the basic needs of people on the move and of those who long for a space-saving environment.



The heart of Zotac Zbox PA330 is AMD A4 Micro-6400T APU with an integrated AMD Radeon R3 graphics core. The APU is attended by 2 GB of DDRL-1333 MHz memory and an inbuilt eMMC drive of 32 GB capacity. Network facilities are represented by a native wireless Wi-Fi 802.11ac adapter as well as by Bluetooth 4.0 adapter. There is also a full-sized RJ-45 socket for the organization of a wired network with 1 Gb/sec bandwidth.


To continue, connection with the monitors and other visuals becomes possible due to one HDMI port and one mini-DisplayPort socket. A pair of USB 2.0 ports might be employed for the connection of peripherals, whereas a …
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