Toshiba introduces its first enterprise hard drive
The 2.5-inch model MBF2600RC works with 10,025 U / min and 16 MB cache. It comes with a 6-GBit/s-SAS-Schnittstelle. The maximum storage capacity is 600 GB.
Toshiba Storage Device Division has announced the MBF2xxxRC their first enterprise hard drive. The 2.5-inch drive is available with capacities of 300 (MBF2300RC), 450 (MBF2450RC) and 600 GB (MBF2600RC). It has been designed for use in mid-blade and rack optimized servers and storage arrays in.
The New Release works with 10,025 U / min and a 16-Mbyte cache. The average search time is 4 milliseconds according to the manufacturer in reading and 4.4 milliseconds when writing.
About one 6-GBit/s-SAS-Schnittstelle the MBF2600RC achieved according to Toshiba a maximum transfer rate of 216 Mbytes / s. The noise level should not exceed 29 decibels. The drive can cope allegedly shocks of up to 100 Gs of operating and 400 Gs of sleep.
To reduce power consumption, the hard drive reduce its rotation speed. This is a savings of up to 28 percent should be possible.
Selected models in the new series offers Toschiba with integrated encryption. It corresponds to the specification for Enterprise Security Subsystem Class of Trusted Computing Group (TCG).
The delivery of the enterprise hard drive begins in April. Prices have not yet called the manufacturer.
The server's hard drive offers 600 GB disk space MBF2600RC (Picture: Toshiba SDD).
Asus TS Mini: home NAS with Windows Home Server
The unit comes with two 1-terabyte hard drives. External drives can be connected via USB and eSATA. The Home Server will have to be from mid-March for 399 euros.
Asus has introduced the TS mini-one Home Server based on Microsoft operating system Windows Home Server. The device with 2 TB of disk space is to be had from mid-March for 399 euros.
The TS Mini is powered by an Intel Atom N280 processor of the type with a 1.66 GHz clock frequency. Asus calls a power consumption of 24.5 watts in idle mode and 79.9 watts in operation.
Inside the 24.5 times 9.6 times 20.4 centimeter housing two 1-terabyte hard disk with 7200 revolutions per minute are housed. This internal expansion possibilities are exhausted. Additional drives can be connected externally via six USB 2.0 or two eSATA ports.
Asus also provides for a year to 500 GB free web space. The connection to the network via a 1-GBit/s-Ethernet-Schnittstelle.
The Windows Home Server provides data storage on the server and makes them available on demand via the Internet. The OS also has a streaming and sophisticated backup solution that ensures the entire image tailed computer to save space. Extensions can be made via plug ins.
Windows Home Server takes all the hard disks of the TS Mini - whether internal or external - together into a coherent memory. To avoid data loss occurs when a drive breaks down, can reflect folder. RAID is not used.
Also Acer has the Aspire EasyStore H340 atombasierten a Home Server with Windows Home Server Portfolio. ZDNet has tested it. Unlike the Asus, it offers four instead of two 3.5-inch drive bays.
Asus TS Mini: The storage solution for home use based on Windows Home Server comes with two 1-terabyte hard drives (Image: Asus).
HP launches laptop with Core CPU i3-550
The smaller G62 comes with 15.6-inch screen. The display of the G72 measures 17.3 inches diagonally. Both devices will be available in April.
Hewlett-Packard has introduced two notebooks for home users with Intel's Core-i3-CPU. The G62 model comes with a 15.6-inch screen and a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels, the display of the G72 measures 17.3 inches diagonally, and resolve in 1600 by 900 pixels. The screens use the bright BrightView technology, but may reflect in unfavorable lighting.
All other features are identical: Both devices come with up to 4 GB of DDR3 memory (1066 MHz) and a 500 GB hard drive capacity. Intel's integrated graphics chip in the supplemented an ATI Mobility Radeon HD5430 with 512MB VRAM. The operating system is Windows, there are 7 Professional, available as 32 - and 64-bit version.
Connections to other computers are available over the network, WLAN or Bluetooth. For peripheral devices, there are three USB 2.0 ports.
The notebooks include a LightScribe DVD ± RW drive, a Webcam, a microphone and Altec-Lansing speakers. In addition the Newcomers a 5-in-1 card reader and an HDMI 1.3 interface.
HP calls only a starting price of 549 euros, without specifying the technical data of the minimum configuration. Street prices are not yet available. In April, both models will be available.
Neofonie positions itself with Android Tablet "WePad" against Apple
With its own reader wants to introduce a pay model for magazines. But even free e-books are readable. Compared with the scores iPad WePad with Flash support, USB ports and Webcam.
The Berlin neofonie systems company has announced a Tablet PC called WePad. He will have a 11.6-inch display and run on an Intel Atom N450 with Android. The resolution is 1366 by 768 pixels.
WePad (Image: neofonie)
As the name suggests, the WePad attaches only to Apple's iPad. Reason, the press kit (ZIP), a comparison table that contrasts the known features of both devices. Neofonie sees itself with the larger display (iPad: 9.7 inches) and support for Adobe Flash and AIR clear front. However, some security experts think Flash for a considerable hazard and one of the favorite targets of hackers. In two important points is the iPad also before WePad: Its battery life is ten instead of only six hours and its weight is lower (680 to 800 grams).
Neofonie will incorporate a webcam with 1.3 megapixels and allows memory expansion via flash cards. In addition, the WePad comes with two USB ports and is 29 times 19 times 1.3 centimeters only slightly larger than Apple's iPad - in spite of the display. Like the Apple device are Bluetooth 2.1, WLAN and UMTS mobile only optionally available.
Since the WePad runs on Android, can be most apps from the Android Market play it. A particularly interesting neofonie but will provide himself: an e-book reader called "WeMagazine Reader" which will make next to a series of free formats, including newspapers and magazines in an attractive format to read. Interestingly, this program because the publishers Bauer and Gruner and year will include at least neofonie customers. Concluded a contract for the dissemination of media these publishers has neofonie vorgewiesen but not yet.
Also on the price and availability neofonie does not have any information. The company, which employs 145 people working for their own information, also parallel to the "first real web 2.0 search engine", WeFind. Nevertheless, it is hoped, according to a release of the chip WePad "in a few weeks".