Water-cooled HDD from NEC and Hitachi

Hitachi and NEC partnered up to make the first Water cooling system for Hard Disk Drive that is as quite as a sleeping baby at 25dB. Although the technology is targeted towards audiovisual system, NEC does plan to ship the water-cooled hard drive with its consumer desktop system.

NEC and Hitachi water-cool your HDD [via akihabaranews]

Hitachi introduced Biometric Finger Vein Reader

Hitachi introduced Biometric Finger Vein Reader

Fingerprint readers are pretty common these days with laptops, however Hitachi went a little further and developed Biometric finger vein reader. That’s right! It reads veins in your finger and uses it as identifications.

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Hitachi’s Travelstar 7k200 – 22% faster than the competition

It’s great to have a hard drive that can store a lot of data, but that’s not the only thing that matters. To keep up with today’s demanding software, you need a drive that is fast. Hitachi has unveiled a new hard drive that blows the competition out of the water in terms of speed.


Hitachi Releases World’s First Terabyte Drive

No matter how you partition it, 1 terabyte of storage is a lot of space to fill. Ready to give budding audiophiles and cinematics a shot at doing just that is Hatachi’s Deskstar 7K1000 with it’s $399 price tag.


Hitachi W51H – Featuring High Resolution Mobile Screen!

I said it before and I’ll say it again, Japanese always get the cool gear. Hitachi released W51H phone featuring a whopping 480X800 resolution on a 2.9-inch screen. Other notable features including a security fingerprint scanner, a 2-megapixel camera, and voice navigated GPS. At this time, it will only be available in Japan and currently there are no plan for US release.

Hitachi phone sports highest mobile screen res anywhere [via sci-fi tech]

Hitachi Claims First to Mass Produce 800×480 LCD Panel for Mobile Phone

According to Japanese site Tech-On, Hitachi has recently started mass producing what it claims to be the industry’s first 800 x 480 2.9-inch LCD mobile phone display panel. This is worth celebrating for folks who do a lot of mobile web browsing, as the new display is designed to eliminate the need for side scrolling.

The panel uses Hitachi’s proprietary LCD technology called IPS instead of general TFT. The difference between them is that with the IPS “a horizontal electric field causes liquid crystal molecules to rotate in a plane parallel to the TFT substrate.” Whatever that means, the end result is a wider viewing angle, better color reproduction, and faster gray-to-gray response time.

Hitachi Displays Launches 800 x 480 LCD Panel for Mobile Phone
[Via: Tech-On]

Hitachi Recalls 16000 Sony Made Batteries

Hitachi is joining the recall galore on their laptop batteries. Even though there are no incident of exploding Hitachi laptops yet, the company decided to recall over 16000 batteries on the Flora 210W and Flora SE210 laptops. Hitachi is doing this as precautions to avoid any incident that could cause serious injuries to the users of its laptop. It’s a good move by Hitachi considering how dangerous these time bombs could be. According to DailyTech, over 7.5 million Sony battery has been recalled and I do think more is to come.

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