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Friday, April 27, 2007

PRO-HG Duo memory stick to increase your data transfer rate

Sony introduced its new Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ media, which offers data transfer up to three times faster than other Memory Stick Duo products. PRO-HG media can help with faster recording times between hardware. These memory sticks using 8-bit parallel interface and the flash memory device. While other traditional memory sticks using 4-bit parallel interface, with the addition of four connector pins you can have experince of data transfer of up to 30MB/s (240 Mbps) megabytes per second.
The new Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media can also be used with conventional 4-bit parallel interface hardware, ensuring the format’s minimum write speed of 15 megabits per second.

Sony PRO-HG Duo Memory Stick are vailable in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB capacities. The 1GB capacity, MS-EX1G Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ media will be priced around $60; the 2GB capacity, MS-EX2G will be offered for about $90; and the 4GB capacity, MS-EX4G will retail for around $150.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

New feature in Samsung SpinPoint S166 Hard Disk

Samsung announced SpinPoint S166, ultra silent and high-speed hard disk drive. The 3.5” SpinPoint S166 hard drives will come with 80GB and 160GB capacities. These hard drives will be available in April.

New features available in this hard drive are :
  • SpinPoint S Series of hard drives contains upgraded versions of Samsung’s proprietary SilentSeekTM and NoiseGuardTM technologies. This new technologies will ensure accelerated operational speed with reducing noise. Tests conducted by Samsung on sound power have shown that competing hard drives generate on average 2.8 bel (1 bel = 10 decibels) in idle mode and 3.2 bel in seek mode, while S166 series generate just 2.4 bel and 2.75 bel respectively.
  • Samsung added an improved fly-height control technology, this ensures better read and write sensitivity by dynamically lowering the fly height in read or write mode while maintaining a consistent and high fly-height across the disc in standard mode.
  • This hard disk have an optimized actuator assembly for single-disk mechanism which reinforces the reliability of the disk’s mechanical functions and improves the non operating and operating shock characteristics of the drive.
  • S166 hard drive also added an upgraded system-on-chip (SoC) controller which provides significant thermal, disk data transfer speed, and power consumption enhancements.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

64 GB SSD from Samsung

I hope in near future only flash solid state drive(SSD) will be available instead of current hard drive. This SSD should be faster the current drive, shock proof as well as consume less power.
Recently Samsung introduced 64GB Flash-based Solid State Drive.

SAMSUNG Introduces 1.8” - Type 64GB Flash-based Solid State Drive

Taipei, Taiwan - March 27, 2007: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced at its annual Mobile Solution Forum in Taipei that it has developed a 1.8"-type 64 Gigabyte (GB) flash-solid state drive (SSD). The new flash-SSD is based on an eight gigabit (Gb) single-level-cell (SLC) NAND, which provides significantly higher performance over conventional SSDs.

The read and write performance of the new SLC flash-SSD have been increased by 20 percent and 60 percent respectively over the 32GB flash-SSD Samsung introduced last year, meaning that the new SSD's ability to outperform conventional rotating-media hard drives is even greater than had been anticipated.

Samsung's continued nano-technology migration is a key enabling factor in the continued market segmentation for storage media. Besides the use of the 64 GB flash-SSD for notebook PCs, 8~16GB flash-SSDs will become viable solutions for use in personal navigation systems and digital camcorders, as will and hundred GB-level flash-SSDs for use in the server market.

The flash-SSD, a drop-in replacement for a hard disk drive, is a secure and reliable means of storing personal or work-related data. It uses instantly-accessible, non-moving NAND flash memory instead of the noisier, power-hungry, jarring-sensitive rotating disc found in conventional hard drives, allowing it to upload and download data quickly and quietly with minimal power consumption.

Samsung plans to start mass production of the 1.8"-type 64GB flash-SSD in the second quarter of this year.

The SSD market is expected to reach US$200 million in 2007 and increases to US$6.8 billion by 2010 - an impressive compound annual growth rate of over 200 percent.

Monday, April 2, 2007

SDR-S10: Video camera with SDHC Memory Card

Panasonic introduced compact digital video camera SDR-S10. This camera uses SD / SDHC Memory Cards as its recording media. There are many advantages of using SD / SDHC Memory card. The new SDR-S10, with its ability to record on SD / SDHC Memory Cards, breaks the boundaries of conventional video cameras and offers a new style of shooting. It lets users shoot with the same casual ease they enjoy with digital still cameras.
1. Impact resistance - withstands the impact of being dropped from up to 1.2 meters
Unlike recording media such as hard disk drives or DVD discs, SD / SDHC Memory Cards require no drive mechanism. This gives the SDR-S10 sufficient impact resistance to prevent malfunction when dropped from up to 1.2 meters. It is the ideal camera for anytime use outdoors, in active situations, and for casual everyday video shooting.

2. Water-resistance construction
The SDR-S10 boasts a water-resistance design that takes advantage of the water resistance of SD / SDHC Memory Cards. Eliminating the worries about a little water, the SDR-S10 can be used at the poolside, around a ski lodge, and in other outdoor settings.

3. Quick Start function for capturing sudden photo opportunities
Unlike with hard drives and DVD discs, a camera can read an SD / SDHC Memory Card instantly. This made it possible for Panasonic to develop a Quick Start function that allows the SDR-S10 to begin recording just 1.7 seconds after the power is switched on - less than half the time required by video cameras with hard drives. With the SDR-S10, it is easier to catch those special moments that come with no warning.

5. A long recording capability – SD / SDHC Memory Cards
Memory Cards provide an ideal combination of compactness, impact resistance, and extended recording capability, making them one of the best-balanced media for the future. The 4GB SDHC Memory Card allows up to 100 minutes of recording, and the 2GB SD Memory Card that comes with the SDR-S10 allows up to 50 minutes.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Seagate introduced 160GB HDD for laptop with performance improvment feature

Segate introduced second generation of the company's 2.5-inch hard drives. While the first Generation disks are available with capacities of 80GB, 100GB and 120GB, Second generation comes with 160GB capacity. This is world's first 7,200rpm 160GB laptop hard drive using perpendicular recording technology.

Seagate claims, it introduces several new features to make it more reliable and better performance.

  • Among them most significant is the Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s interface with 7,200rpm spin speed to enable the highest- performance laptops ever.
  • Also the drive is available with a free-fall sensor to help prevent damage and data loss in case you drop your laptop.
  • This drives to be virtually inaudible when in use and that the drives.
  • Another advantage is this HDD also requires low power consumption compare to others.