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1 TB SSD Drive
OCZ’s new Octane series is the first solid-state drive (SSD) to squeeze 1 full terabyte of storage into a 2.5-inch drive. The drive has read speeds of up to 560 MB/sec and write speeds of 400 MB/sec. Octane SSDs also come equipped with proprietary NDurance technology from Indilinx—a NAND flash controller maker acquired by OCZ—which increases the lifespan of the NAND flash memory, ensuring the most consistent and reliable performance and minimizing degradation even when the drive’s storage capacity is highly utilized. Octane’s 1 TB capacity could be just what it takes for SSDs to move from supplemental drive status to actually replacing traditional plate drives. US$1.30/GB. ocz.com
In the Pocket
“Button-down” is rarely synonymous with “cool,” but the SeV Button Down Shirt from Scottevest turns a conservative garment into a must-have tech accessory by adding a handful of secret pockets and extra features. The standard chest pocket is bolstered with pen- and passport-sized inner pockets and a hidden magnetic clasp to hold stuff in when you bend over. An extra pocket at the bottom of the placket is handy for stashing cash or credit cards—if you wear the shirt untucked. And two invisible underwing zippered pockets can hold sunglasses, a smartphone, or other items you’d rather not share with pickpockets. The shirt also sports a “personal area network” (loops and holes through which you can thread earbuds) and is sewn of wrinkle-free cotton in six colors and patterns. US$80. bit.ly/omagshirt
Data Breaches Hurt for a Year
On average, it takes one year to restore an organization’s reputation after a data breach.
Data Center Executives Were Asked
What’s driving you to cloud and virtualization in your data center design?
74% said Business needs drive IT decisions. Business needs will ultimately drive the adoption of cloud and virtualization.
13% said Operational variables. Manageability and agility help contain staff, power, cooling, and other expenses.
13% said Capital expenses. It’s about optimizing and managing return on investment and total cost of ownership.
Source: CABLExpress Data Center Survey
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