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Make way for the terabyte laptop drive

Seagate plans to increase disk capacity by a factor of ten with new technology it has just patented, meaning your computer hard drive could soon be storing as much as a terabyte.

Mobile Vista to require hybrid disks

Microsoft's mobile Vista will encourage notebook users to change to hybrid hard drives, which combine spinning disk and flash memory, according to a Microsoft requirements' document.

Hitachi ships perpendicular hard drive

Hitachi GST has joined Seagate in shipping a notebook hard drive using perpendicular recording technology. Its Travelstar 5K160, like the Seagate Momentus 5400, spins at 5400rpm and holds 160GB. HItachi claims the drive is the most reliable of its ty...

Does your mobile need defragging?

Hi-tech consumer goods, including the latest smart phones, will get slower and slower with use, experts have warned. The solution is the same process as applied to computer hard drives -- defragging.

Storage court battle ends in $21M payout

A six-year court battle that saw one of the world's biggest storage companies accused of knowingly selling millions of dollars worth of faulty product and led to possibly the biggest recall in history has been settled for US$21 million.

Samsung to launch fastest RAM

Samsung is set to introduce the world's fastest memory for multimedia applications. The company claimed that workstations and servers using its 256MB XDR DRAM would cut through applications faster than existing RAM. It said that XDR (eXtreme Data Rat...

Seagate redesigns drives

Seagate Technology is preparing a major revamp of its disk drives, and is expected to introduce smaller physical and larger capacity drives in keeping with the rest of the market.

Iomega reinvents Zip technology

Iomega has created a 35GB rigid disk drive (RDD) technology using 2.5 inch disks and Fujifilm Nanocubic coating technology, as seen in IBM's 3592 300GB tape format.

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Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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