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AMD 9-Series Motherboard Goes Live

AMD is set to launch its 9-series chipset this week, in efforts to bring next-gen technology to computer enthusiasts around the world. The new chipset was designed to complement AMD’s Scorpius desktop platform, a platform that will feature the 8-core “Zambezi” processor and support AMD Radeon HD6000 series graphics cards.

The 9-series chipset will be the first to support AMD’s AM3+ socket processors, as well as offer backwards compatibility with earlier generations.

Toshiba’s New Self-Encrypting Hard Drives (They Erase Themselves!)

Toshiba has unveiled today its family of self-encrypting hard disk drives that can erase data when connected to an unkown host. The new Toshiba Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) allow manufacturers to configure different data invalidation options to allow for consumers increased options for data security. The SED hard drives will be in a 2.5-inch form factor and run at 7,200 rotations per minute. The drives are built for PCs, copiers, and multi-function printers, as well as POS (point of sale) systems that are commonly used in government and medical sectors.

The New Dell Inspiron Duo Convertible

Dell introduces the Mini Duo 3487FNT Convertible “two in one Laptop/Tablet”. The machine features an Intel Atom N550 processor running at 1.5GHz, a 2GB DDR3 memory standard running at 800MHz. Carry all your photos, videos, music and documents with a massive 320GB hard drive running at 7200RPM. Connectivity is a breeze when you’re equipped with 802.11 Wireless/Bluetooth technology. The 10.1-inch Widescreen HD offers a stunning 1366 x 768 resolution with multi-touch. The machine ships out with genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and weighs at 4.2 pounds.

Intel’s New SSD Lineup

Intel’s last Solid-State Drive release with the 510 series 6Gbps didn’t use Intel controllers. Instead, they used a Marvell 88SS9174-BKK2 6Gbps controller. Although they didn’t use an Intel controller, their SSDs were blazing fast with speeds of up to 500MB/sec and write speeds of up to 315MB/sec.

Intel has announced today that they will be releasing their 3rd generation Intel 310 Series with 25nm of NAND flash memory. The only drawback is that…

Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD For $70

For $70 you can buy a 2TB HDD, a hard disk drive large enough to last you a lifetime (assuming we stay within our current data sizes.) The green HDD runs at 5900 RPM, which is decent for getting where you “need to go.” This would be a great upgrade for older computers running out of space. I have a few friends that have older computers and they often have to delete stuff every now and then to “free up there hard drive.” Even games such as Crysis 2 can take up as much 15GB for the game itself.