Given the IDEMA's statement that all drive makers will transition to Advanced Format as of January, 2011, this article has been substantially updated. Another limit is being pushed in computers: The 32-bit LBA addressing mode. Hard disk drives have simply become too big for the 2.1 TB allowed by 32-bit LBA and 512 K sectors. Western Digital was first to answer this challenge … [Read more...] about Hitachi GST Joins WD On The “Advanced Format” Hard Disk Drive Bandwagon
Fast-forward 6 months into the future! You just bought a new hard disk drive from Seagate or Western Digital. Rather than sticking to the basic 1 TB model, you opted for a brand-new 3 TB whopper. You take it home, unbox it (on camera for YouTube, of course) and slap it into your home-brewed PC. Watch out! A combination of factors is conspiring to wreck your newfound storage … [Read more...] about Taming Monster Disk Drives: 3 TB and Beyond!
There is clearly a ton of interest in Mac OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard: My Snow Leopard features hardware compatibility chart had over 20,000 visitors in just three days! But one chart element is generating an inordinate amount of interest: Whether or not Snow Leopard can boot in 64-bit mode. … [Read more...] about No 64-Bit Snow Leopard Kernel For You!
Apple's bizarre online store reboot this morning revealed that the next point-update for Mac OS X will be in the hands of the faithful this Friday, August 28! Many speculated on the purported September availability of the operating system upgrade, but today's information clears the air. Although Apple's web site clearly states that Snow Leopard "Delivers on August 28th," … [Read more...] about Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard”: In Our Hands August 28!