6th January 2008

Buffalo Pulls Out of USB Flash Drive Market in US until Sandisk suit is settled

As of the new year Buffalo Technology has decided to stop selling all flash products in the US until their lawsuit with Sandisk is settled, according to a source inside the company. It’s unclear at this time if this affects other North American regions. Buffalo was one of the 25 companies that Sandisk filed a suit against last October over patent infringement having … Read the full entry »

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29th November 2007

Fujitsu announces 320GB 5400RPM 2.5″ notebook hard drives

Fujitsu has announced that they will be releasing a MHZ2 BH series 320GB 5400RPM notebook 2.5″ hard drives with SATA3.0Gb/s interface. Fujitsu is expecting the drive to be available February 2008. Fujitsu has already launched a 300GB 2.5″ hard drive, model number MHX2300BT, but that drive is only SATA1.5Gb/s and 4200RPM. The new MHZ2 BH series … Read the full entry »

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26th November 2007

DDR2 prices still going down, manufacturers expected to shift to NAND production

DDR2 prices have been in a death spiral for a while now and currently show no sign of a rebound. Prices are still on the way down, with DDR2 128×8 density chips becoming cheaper still and DDR2 64×8 density chips selling for below cost to manufacture them. According to sources in the industry, “if DDR2 128×8 pricing continues to decline it will … Read the full entry »

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22nd November 2007

MiniSD and RS-MMC/MMCmobile flash media cards on the way out

It’s being reported that Kingston will stop manufacturing both MiniSD and RS-MMC (also called MMCmobile) flash media cards in 2008 due to other small form factor media card formats gaining traction. Other Taiwanese manufacturers of flash media aren’t setting a date on when they will phase out either media type, stating they will instead let the market dictate when … Read the full entry »

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16th November 2007

Lite-On to offer BD-ROM at sub-$200 price point

Philips & Lite-On joint venture, Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS) is planning on shipping a BD-ROM drive at a projected price point of $186 some time later this month. If it launches in the US at this price point, it will be the cheapest way to play Blu-Ray discs. Other manufacturers have BD-ROM drives and BD-ROM/DVD+/-RW drives between … Read the full entry »

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14th November 2007

Seagate shipped a batch of Maxtor hard drives with Trojan Horse

Seagate found recently that some of their Maxtor Basics Personal Storage 3200 hard drives had left a contract manufacturer in China with a Trojan horse on the drives. The Trojan appears to automatically be installed via an autorun script, so all you have to do is plug the drive in to become infected. Seagate says that the only data that … Read the full entry »

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