Saturday, June 09, 2007

Computex 2007 Previews New Hardware

Computex - preview some of the new technologies.

Take a look HERE.

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SanDisk announces secure, mobile USB drives

SanDisk have introduced two USB flash drives, Cruzer Professional and Cruzer Enterprise. SanDisk said the new Cruzer drives let businesses of all sizes securely share, retain and safeguard corporate data. At 2.5in long, both SanDisk USB flash drives are password protected and feature 256bit encryption. The devices can plug into PCs running Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Windows Server 2003 and provide read speeds of 24MBps (megabytes per second) and write speeds of 20MBps, according to SanDisk.

Available in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB versions. Take a look HERE.

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Hitachi ships encrypted hard drive

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has begun volume shipment of the Travelstar 7K200, a high-capacity, high-performance laptop hard drive with new optional data encryption technology. Optional Bulk Data Encryption technology provides information security as data is scrambled with a key as it is being written to the disk and then descrambled with the key as it is retrieved.

The most interesting aspect of this announcement, however, is the availability of the optional hardware-based encryption. This native-to-the-drive approach to encryption offers advantages over software encryption, which is generally not well understood by the technical layperson.

Read the article HERE.

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Intel's BIOS System Recovery Tool

ECS is showing Intel's backup utility called the System Recovery Tool. This utility sits inside the BIOS of a motherboard that of course, sports Intel's latest chipsets.

The application features partition and disk image backup and recovery, just like a lot of third-party applications. However, being built inside the BIOS, it has the advantage of not needing any sort of boot or recovery CDs, rather pressing a function key (F3 in the case of ECS's boards) on a keyboard.

The image creation process is very simple - press the F3 key, pick the option Create new image, choose what partition will be backed up and the destination (different partition, CD, DVD medium).

You can expect this feature to come on many motherboards in near future.

Source :
The Inquirer

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Computex coverage 2007

Here, with the last being the first, is what's happening.

See the list HERE.

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