So, the economy is pretty depressing right now. And it seems everywhere we look, there's another company going under or having to undergo serious restructuring. The latter is the case with Hitachi. In order to keep afloat, the company is splitting two of their major components into separate divisions.
Consumers are seeking out more green and power-saving products, and frankly, there aren’t any different in IT industry. Hitachi new optical active cables solution, promised to cut cost by reducing power consumption while increase productivity, is the exactly what the IT, data communication and telecommunication industries are looking for right now.
Green storages are in higher demand in consumer market, evidence can be seen from Western Digital coughed up its first 2TB single disk device in a much eco-friendly Green Caviar, instead of the Black Caviar performance series. So does Hitachi GST, their 4-gen CinemaStar now packed an EcoTrac classification, halogen-free design with 22-percent lower operation power requirement than previous model.
The newest CinemaStar C5K500 family is a 250GB per disk design consumer electronics hdd with capacities start from 160GB to a dual-platter 500GB 2.5-inch form factor mobile drive. The drive spins at 5400 RPM, and only requires a low power of 1.4 watts to get data out and written on its disks. It’s targeting digital video applications such as DVR recording, digital video streaming or surveillance.
Hitachi has not made pricing available for the CinemaStar C5K500, but shipment is expected to deliver worldwide in the second quarter of 2009.
The Hitachi Business groups has let loose of an industry-grade projector with ANSI lumen rating of 4000. The 3LCD CP-SC635 sports a 4:3, natively SVGA+ (1400x1050) resolution screen panel with durable inorganic, and is able to resolve resolutions of up to 1600x1200. Also, Its HDMI connectivity allows HD video formats feed of up to 1080p at 60hz.
I quitted achieving data in DVD optical recording media ages ago, but my Aunt Sally in Osaka still can’t get enough of the lowest cost per gigabyte’s optical storage. She wouldn’t be please though, to hear that stacks of al-cheapo Maxell DVD-R of hers are being recalled due to manufacturing error.
Hitachi has initiated a recall on its Maxell- DVR optical disk lineup due to labeling ink issues that could contaminate disk surface to dirt.
Given how well Intel's mainstream and enterprise solid-state drives are doing, you wouldn't think they'd need to partner up with anybody to move forward. Still, there have to be benefits from getting cosy with Hitachi, the world's third-largest hard-drive manufacturer. The two companies have announced a partnership to jointly-develop SSDs.
Hitachi Maxell have announced a set of noise-cancelling iPod earphones that require no batteries. Instead, the Apple-only earbuds rely on the iPod's own battery. The HP-NC20.IPs have an iPod dock connector rather than a 3.5mm headphone plug, and use a separate volume slider on the plug itself as the PMP's own volume control will not affect the headphones.