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 …

SilverStone Comes up with Grandia GD10 HTPC Case

All devotees of full-scale systems might now revel in an opportunity to ‘locate’ ATX-motherboards into a small-sized elegant enclosure. SilverStone is glad to introduce a new HTPC case with horizontal orientation – the Grandia GD10. It is predestined not only for CEB and micro-ATX boards, but also for standard ATX models with the maximum of 8 expansion slots; that should become a major advantage of the new-comer.



SilverStone Grandia GD10 features 442x171x362 mm dimensions and draws attention by a stylish, compact design. The layout allows for creating diverse system configurations with multiple unique elements. Therein, the case accommodates a single slot for 5.25-inch drives that might be converted, if necessary, into a bay for a single 3.5-inch drive or two 2.5-inch drives. Additionally, there are two separate 3.5-inch bays and one 2.5-inch bay for hard drives.


Internal spacing is estimated for the graphics cards with the ultimate length of 309.88 mm and for the …

Red Dragon Radeon RX 560 2GB GDDR5 OC and Red Dragon Radeon RX 560 4GB GDDR5 OC from PowerColor

Not to lag behind other vendors the PowerColor company has presented a couple of Radeon RX 560 video cards. We should note that these cards utilize the renamed Polaris 11 GPU with 1024 active streaming processors. At the moment such accelerators are not available on sale, however they are to hit the market by the end of the month.



Thus, PowerColor has produced the Red Dragon Radeon RX 560 2GB GDDR5 OC, alongside with the Red Dragon Radeon RX 560 4GB GDDR5 OC samples, differing in the memory volume (which is observable from their names) and in the GPU frequency. The higher model’s Boost clock equals to 1,180 MHz, and the lower model’s rate is 1,288 MHz. The effective memory in both cases operates at 7,000 MHz.


Chilling of PowerColor specialties is ensured by a cooler with big heatsink. The auxiliary power connector is absent. The interface set includes DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort (x3).
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