Toshiba's Slim 2.5-inch Hard Drive Beefed Up to 400GB

Toshiba's just added a 400GB model to its range of 2.5-inch drives destined for notebook use. Not content with upping the capacity, the 9.5mm deep MK4058GSX is also designed for low noise emissions, and somehow squeezes those extra gigs onto only two platters. And it consumes 20% less power than its predecessor 320GB… » 7/16/08 5:40am 7/16/08 5:40am

Pioneer Pushes Blu-ray Discs to 16 Layers, 400GB Capacity

Just last month we were reporting 42GB research DVD technology, but Panasonic's scientists have blown that figure out of the water with a 400GB optical disc. The trick's been done by making a 16-layer deep Blu-ray disc, and a player with sufficiently clever optics that it can pick up the light scattered by all those… » 7/07/08 5:18am 7/07/08 5:18am