CeBIT 2007: Hybrid hard disks will be flash in the pan, says Sandisk
Sandisk has launched a 32GB solid-state hard disk for laptops - and a withering attack on the new breed of hybrid hard disks.
The company claims that enterprise customers are 'banging on the door' for its new 2.5in 32GB flash drive, which will initially be sold only to OEMs, but will be made available in retail later this year. ...more
SCO hires lawyer to haul in the licence fees
Fact follows fiction.
A news story on Client Server News alleging that Linux vendor SCO (erstwhile Caldera) was to hire high-profile lawyer David Boies to investigate revenue opportunities from its Unix patents appears to be true, despite the company shouting it down as entirely speculative.
Then at LinuxWorld Expo in New York today, SCO announced it would charge $149 per server processor for the use of its Unix libraries. ...more
Iomega Cliks on MP3
Iomega is attempting to revive its Clik disk format with a combined digital music player and Clik drive.
The HipZip takes 40MB Clik disks, or PocketZip as the format's now called, and connects to a PC much like the Clik drives of old. The player comes with synchronisation software for transferring files, plus ripping software for creating MP3s or Windows Media Audio (WMA) files. ...more
IBM showcases its smallest ever desktop
A new S50 ThinkCentre will be the smallest full-featured desktop available, according to IBM, which has been previewing the machine ahead of its release later in the summer.
'It's the smallest desktop we've ever made', IBM's ThinkVantage Technologies Specialist, Adrian Horne, told us. He defined a full featured desktop as one with an internal power supply and a desktop hard disk drive. ...more
Unlimited storage via USB
Kanguru Solutions has released a mini USB device that allows you to use Compact Flash cards as external storage devices.
The keyfob-sized Kanguru Micro CF itself contains up to 128MB of instantly accessible flash memory. But it also has a card slot capable of reading and writing both Compact Flash and IBM Microdrive cards, in theory adding unlimited storage to any USB-equipped computer. ...more