Seagate Announces a Bunch of New SSDs Targeting Various Segments

Seagate Technology, one of the leading players in HDD/SSD industry, announces the release of its first solid-state drive targeting consumer segment and next-generation drives targeting corporate field. Therefore, corporate clients will be able to enjoy the privileges of Seagate 1200 SSD that is primarily predestined for the implementation into high-end server systems. These drives will be released in three capacity versions (200 GB, 400 GB and 800 GB) and will employ SAS interface with 12 Gb/sec bandwidth.



Seagate 600 SSD is developed in 2.5-inch form-factor with two case depth modifications: 5 mm and 7 mm. The new-comers are supposed to be the most optimal solution for laptops and other small-sized devices. These drives employ SATA III interface and demonstrate quite striking speed characteristics: the maximal sequential Read speed achieves 550 Mb/sec, while the maximal sequential Write speed equals to 450 Mb/sec. Seagate 600 will be available in three volume capacities (120 …

The New Microchip PIC16F15386 Microcontroller Line Includes 13 Models

The Microchip Technology Co. has presented a new family of eight-bit PIC microcontrollers with core-independent peripherals. Among common features of these models one can highlight the presence of the internal frequency generator (32 MHz) and the memory boot partition security mechanism meant for protection from the faulty rerecording. Moreover, there is a secure device information area (DIA) storing the device unique identifier and calibration constants. The just-launched controllers are supported by the Microchip MPLAB Xpress with MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) framework.



This line of products offers 13 samples possessing 2 Kbyte of RAM and up to 28 Kbyte of onboard flash. The specialties are incorporated into PDIP, SOIC, DFN, UDFN, UQFN and SSOP cases with an 8–48 pin count. The number of ADC and I/O channels has increased.


Presentation samples as well as stock-produced items are already available. Wholesale prices start with $0.33 per unit.

Flash Drive DataTraveler Locker + G2 develops the speed of 5 MB/s

With development of modern technologies, one may say that flash drive DataTraveler Locker + G2 represented by Kingston Digital has something common with antiques. According to the manufacturer «Flash Drive» is equipped with an interface USB 2.0, in recording mode has speed of 5 MB / s. Maximum speed in reading mode is equal to 10 MB / s.



Not surprisingly, that by promoting a new product the company relies on another feature — data protection. According to Kingston Digital, one can be confident in the safety of important data with DataTraveler Locker + G2. The drive automatically protects all information in two ways — using a hardware encryption and password protection. The drive has a password manager for the secure storage of user names and passwords (up to twenty accounts), as well as access to them. After ten failed attempts to enter the password, «flash drive» is locked and formats itself.


Drive DataTraveler Locker + G2 is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows, …
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