Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Interesting headlines from extremetech.com/

Hitachi ships world’s first 4TB hard drive, sticks it to Thor 
Hitachi, seemingly in defiance of the weather gods, has launched the world’s largest 3.5-inch hard drive: The monstrous 4TB Deskstar 5K. With a rotational speed of 5,900RPM, a 6Gbps SATA 3 interface, and the same 32MB of cache as its 2 and 3TB siblings, the 4TB model is basically the same beast — just with four platters instead of two or three.

Caltech sets 186Gbps internet speed record

A delicious combination of high-energy physicists, engineers, and computer scientists from Caltech and University of Victoria have broken the world record for sustained, computer-to-computer transfer over a wide area network.

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