Sunday, August 16, 2015

Samsung Produce the World's largest hard drive 16 TB capacity with 3D V-NAND tech

Samsung HD, Samsung harddive 16TB

Samsung presents the world's largest hard drive at 6 terabytes (TB) of capacity. The Samsung PM1633a HD is a 2.5-inch solid state drive which has 15.36 TB of storage. It is not the conventional magnetic hard drive, but rather a Solid State Drive which is tougher and faster. Seagate and Western Digital offers only 8 to 10 TB of storage. 

They were able to achieved this taking advantage of a new technology called 3D V-NAND. The new hard drive has 48 layers of 3D V-NAND memory cells, whereas it was only 36 last year. They squeeze in the capacity with the use of its new 256 bit (32 GB) NAND flash die, which is twice the capacity of 128 bit NAND dies.

They inserted 48 layers of 3-bits-per-cell (TLC) 3D V-NAND into a single die. The Samsung hard drive uses between 480 and 500 of the new NAND flash chips. The company also showed off a server with 48 of the new PM1633a SSDs installed for a total of 768 TB.

This hard drive is expected to cost around $8000.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Asus ZenPad tablets

Asus ZenPad tablets

Asus ZenPad tablets replaces the MeMO Pad series. Asus ZenPad comes in different screen size variants 7" inches, 8" inches, and  10.1" inches.

The variants are ZenPad C 7.0 (Budget), ZenPad S 8.0 (Premium), ZenPad 10 (Optional Keyboard).

ZenPad C 7.0 specification:

Display: 7.0 inches 600 x 1024 pixels with 170 ppi pixel density.
Operating System: Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
CPU: Quad-core, Intel Atom x3-C3200. with Mali-450MP4 GPU
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Storage: 8/16 GB, microSD, up to 64 GB
Camera: primary 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels or 2 MP, 1600 x 1200 pixels
 -secondary: VGA
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po battery (13 Wh)

ZenPad S 8.0 specification:
-it is 6.6mm-thick, 298g metallic slate
Display: 2,048 x 1,536 (324 ppi) IPS display; 4:3 aspect ratio
CPU:  Quad-core Intel's 64-bit Atom Z3580 chip with PowerVR G6430 GPU
Memory: 4GB of RAM,
Storage: 16/32 GB, microSD, up to 128 GB
Camera: primary 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels
 -secondary: 2 MP
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po battery (15.2 Wh)

* IT has front-facing stereo speakers that are enhanced by DTS for virtual surround sound.
* Optional Z Stylus, which supports up to 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity.

ZenPad 10 specification:

Display: 10.1" LED Backlight WXGA (1280x800) Screen IPS Panel
- Corning® Gorilla® Glass0
Operating System:  Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
CPU: Intel® Atom™ Z3560 Quad-Core, 64bit
Memory: 2GB
Storage: 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB microSD, up to 64 GB
Camera: primary 5 MP Rear Camera
 -secondary: 2 MP Front Camera
Battery: Non-removable 9 hours battery life; 18Wh