Fujitsu announced on Wednesday that it was getting out of the hard disk drive (HDD) head business and handing it over to Toshiba. The "head" on a disk drive is the part that flies across the surface of the disk "reading" or "writing" the data on the disk.
Barker Bites Back
A look at some newsy stuff and interesting bits as well as those hopefully amusing byways of technology.
Colin Barker is based in London and is Senior Reporter for ZDNet. He has been writing about the IT business for some 30-plus years. He still enjoys it.
A Washington academic has estimated just how much it cost the world to become "Vista Capable" and the figure is a very heft $8.52bn.
Seagate on Thursday issued a firmware update which the company said should solve a problem it has been having with some of its disk drives.The problem came to light on .
Seagate on Thursday issued a firmware update which the company said should solve a problem it has been having with some disk drives.The problem came to light on Tuesday when users began reporting they were having problems with the disk which would freeze or stop working completely.
Dell’s workers unemployment in Ireland could get help from the European Union.On Thursday Dell announced that 1,900 people would lose their jobs at the company’s plant in Limerick.
The latest SanDisk 120GB solid-state drive (SSD) costs less than $250, SanDisk says which makes it look like a neat replacement SSD for hard disk storage. Good for solving the problem when you may start running out of space on your internal hard disk, that sort of thing.
The world is going online in a big way and Sony believes it can see just how much. According to the company's chief executive, Sir Howard Stringer, 90 percent of the products made by Sony, including cameras, video players, televisions, will be accessible online by 2011.
Seagate and Toshiba both launched new disk drives this week offering 500GB capacity which is emerging as the new industry standard for a basic disk drive.The Seagate drive offers 500GB on a single platter of its 3.
AMD is reported to have announced six new 45nm processors to be launched in the third quarter of this year and aimed at business users. The announcement follows AMD's launch of its first 45nm Shanghai processor in November this year.
The Consumer Electronics Show is almost upon us (January 8 to 11, Las Vegas) and as it draws closer so the pre-publicity machines of the computer manufacturers start to grind up to full power, while blowing off excess steam.Dell and Lenovo reportedly have new laptops on the blocks and it appears that Sony may be about to join them.