Computer viruses are a bad thing, but bacteria in your computer could be a good thing in the future. Researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong have demonstrated the ability to store data that is encrypted using bacteria. The team used a colony of E.coli for the demonstration.
By now it's common knowledge that printer hardware is merely the gateway to the addictive - and expensive - drug that is printer ink; could the same be happening with optical media? Pioneer has launched the first BDXL drive, the Pioneer BDR-206MBK, capable of burning up to 128GB Blu-ray discs, and while it's $199 itself, a single 100GB disc is around half that amount alone.
If Windows Phone 7 has caught your attention, you are probably aware that several of the devices on the market use microSD cards for storage, though those cards are tucked away deep inside the devices where the user can’t get to it. The downside to using the microSD card rather than traditional NAND flash is that the performance suffers.
SiliconPower has all manner of storage devices in its lineup of offerings. The company has added a new and fast new SSD to its offerings today called the E20. The SSD has some cool features like DDR2 DRAM cache memory implementation that claims to eliminate lag and help enhance read and write performance.
Active Media Products has unveiled a new SSD for small devices that use a ZIF PATA interface. The new SSD is a 1.8-inch PATA ZIF SSD that offers up to 128GB of storage. If you are racking your brain trying to figure out where this thing might be used, it will fit nicely into the first generation MacBook Air notebook.
If all out speed is what you want when it comes to the hardware in your various gadgets, a company called Foremay (PDF) has a new SSD that you will like. The company claims the new SSD is the world's fastest 1.8-inch SSD. The little drive is only 3mm to 5mm thick and uses micro SATA interface. The real news is the fast performance.
At one point, most computer users end up needing more space to store data on their computers. We have learned from the world of netbooks and ultraportable notebooks that many of us can get along with an integrated optical drive. It's very hard to get along when you run out of storage space though.