Saturday, March 15, 2008

Momentus 5400 FDE.2: HDD with embedded encrypting system from Seagate

Many users ignore safety of their data. Most of them are well protected against harmful software: they have anti-virus and firewall. But there are few who thinks about protection from physical stealing. And here comes a solution - new Seagate HDD    Momentus 5400 FDE.2Seagate HDD Momentus 5400 FDE.2

There are two possible dangers: losing of data and information leakage. If hard drive is broken, data stored on it will be lost. If you make backups regularly, actual damage to the data will be minimal. But if you cannot physically protect storage device or whole system, your data may be compromised, which means unauthorized users will have access to your information.

Most troublesome are mobile users. When they work on PC's inside corporate building data usually stored on unified file servers or local discs. Local security policy and IT-infrastructure are usually enough to provide maximum data security. It could be compromised only in case of breach in IT-infrastructure or if someone will physically steal disc drive or copy data via direct access.


You know some standard methods of protection: BIOS password, Windows authentication and so on. But is good only for keeping your kids from playing on your PC while you are absent.

The only effective mean of protection is a hardware one. Seagate used new Trusted Platform Module in it's Momentus HDD. But you'll need special software all the same.

All models of Momentus series are represented by most popular modifications of  80, 120 and 160 Gb. It is not as fast as leaders such as Spinpoint M5 (Samsung), Hitachi Travelstar 5K250 or new Momentus 5400.4, but encrypting almost does not affects speed.

It is not supported by Windows Vista for now so you'll have to use Windows SP Home or Professional. To activate encrypting procedures you have to install FinallySecure package by Secude. After that you receive small second partition where you can store your most valuable information. To access it you'll have to enter login and password. When connected to other system this partition renders empty.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

GeForce 9600 GT with passive cooling

GeForce 9600 GT It seems engineers of Micro-Star International intend to provide customers with all imaginable and unimaginable accelerators based on graphic processing unit GeForce 9600 GT. No other manufacturer can boast such variety of goods based on D9P chip technology.

Developers brought another modification with index N9600GT-2TD512Z to international exhibition CeBIT 2008. It has alternative double-slot passive cooling system which consists of impressive-sized radiator and four heat pipes.

This modification built on non-standard red circuit board, has 512 Mb GDDR3 memory with 156-bit interface and functions on frequencies of 650/1625/1800 MHz perfectly matching etalon numbers.

There is no approximate information about price and public release date of N9600GT-2TD512Z.


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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Asus Triton 79 AMAzing - Yep, It is Really Amazing

Asus announced production of 3200 CPU coolers Triton 79 AMAzing. This move was specially made for gamers. Asus Triton 79 AMAzing is compatible with Intel Core 2 extreme / Core 2 Quad (LGA775) and AMD Athlon 64 FX/X2 Dual -Core (939/940/AM2/AM2+/1207+). This cooler is perfect for gamers who want to squeeze maximum power from hardware and also have the platform alternative.

Asus Triton 79 AMAzing  very good cooler for CPU

Each part of Asus Triton 79 AMAzing is defended with polyurethane foam. Every customer will have exclusive identification card with device serial number. Without a doubt, every gamer will like this cooler for it's performance and very nice looking design.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Radeon 3870 X2 on CeBIT: DDR4 RAM and Water Cooling

Most of AMD's partners on CeBIT released Radeon 3870 X2 video cards with DDR4 instead of DDR3. Radeon 3870X2 with water cooling also will be shown. Mass production of these video cards with DDR4 memory planned for middle March 2008. And you can find such a cards in shops around a first half of April 2008.

AMD (ATI) Radeon 3870 X2 (3870X2) with DDR4 and water cooling photo image

Cost of Radeon 3870 X2 with DDR4 will be slightly higher than its analogues with DDR3 memory, but exact overprice isn't known yet. Performance with new memory will be improved of course but not very much.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dell Doesn't Want to Sell AMD Anymore

It seems Dell Company has disappointed in AMD based desktop computers and now seriously shrinks its stock of AMD related consumer products. Confirming this Dell announce that now you can't buy AMD based computer on Dell's website. And you can get such a computer only by phone or in offline shop.

Dell desktop AMD based computer

This news rushed down AMD shares immediately.  Shares felt on 4.7% to cost as low as $6,28 per share. It was just a excuse because the market was waiting for some bad news about AMD for 2 weeks already. Dell claims that it affects only website and AMD products may come back at any moment.

Dell is second in rating of world's leading computer manufacturers. It started to assemble desktop computers with AMD processors in may 2006. Now you can find only one desktop computer with AMD processor on the Dell website: Dell OptiPlex 740. Server solutions are not affected now.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

.Asia can be registered now

.Asia TLD top level domain image New top-level domain ".asia" is available for registration. Registration and control are entrusted to nonprofit organization DotAsia Organization Limited which consist of members from China, India and Japan.

So far registration available  only for companies located in Asia-Pacific region which have registered trademarks and for government offices. Regular people will be able to register .asia domains only in February 2008.

Currently Asia has 400 million users(for example 253 million in North America).

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Toshiba recalls 142 000 DVD player AC adapters

image Toshiba announce one more massive recall again, not a good sign for company.

AC Adapters sold with portable DVD players may overheat and even ignite when they fail, potentially threatening the user. This recall comes after two DVD players was burned, however, no injuries have been reported. You bought affected DVD player if it was between January 2005 and April 2006 at consumer electronics stores in US then and Your AC adapter has "ADPV16" mark. Don't use dangerous AC adapters and contact Toshiba service for replacement.

Affected AC adapter:

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