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D-Link promotes power-saving switches

D-link has announced Ethernet desktop switches that, it claims, use up to 44 percent less power than existing 5-port switches. It said it was the first company to bring such green Ethernet switches to the market.

Eco drive cuts power by 75 percent

An external drive that drops its power down in three stages as inactivity time lengthens has been announced by Kanguru. It is an 80 - 750GB capacity product, connecting to Windows or Mac systems by USB 2.0.

1TB optical disks now in prospect

Manufacturers are being offered the world's highest capacity optical storage technology to license, reportedly, leap-frogging 300GB holographic disks and offering 1TB in a DVD-size disk. But the technology has not been commercialized and product coul...

Seagate joins the terabyte disk club

Seagate is a launching a pair of 1TB capacity disks with advanced power-saving technology. This could save up to a quarter of the power consumed by normal drives. It has also announced a ruggedized 2.5-inch drive holding 80G bytes. Hitachi was first ...

Fujitsu doubles its non-volatile FRAM

Fujitsu has announced 2 Mbit ferro-electric RAM (FRAM) memory chips, twice as dense as its previous 1 Mbit FRAM. This memory technology combines the qualities of RAM with non-volatile memory such as Flash.

Dell to ship PCs with 1TB drives

Dell is the first computer system supplier to ship 1 terabyte (1,000 gigabytes) hard drives targeted at users needing to store large amounts of digital media.

Intel to roll out PRAM

Intel is about to sample non-volatile phase-change random access memory (PCM or PRAM) as a drop-in replacement for NOR flash memory, the type used in mobile phones. PRAM has the potential because of its size and access speeds to replace some DRAM app...

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