Today in Products: Samsung releases 400GB hard drives


Samsung releases 400GB parallel and SATA hard disk drives
Samsung Electronics Ltd. released a pair of large-format format hard drives, the 400GB SpinPoint T133 series, for small business, enterprise and home users.

The SpinPoint T133 series, including the parallel ATA HD400LD and the Serial ATA with 3.0GB Gbps HD400LJ also offer Serial ATA native command queuing, device initiated SATA power management, staggered spin-up support and an optional ATA streaming feature set.

The Parallel ATA HD400LD features an Ultra ATA-133 interface, fluid dynamic bearing spindle motor technology, ATA security mode, ATA host protected area, and an ATA streaming feature. Both drives feature high-speed dual digital signal processor (DSP), ATA S.M.A.R.T. compliance, ATA automatic acoustic management and ATA streaming. All are equipped with a 7200-rpm spindle speed, and 8.9-millisecond average seek time and an optional 16MB cache buffer.

Both drives are currently shipping with an estimated street price of $195.


Advantech introduces 4-inch CPU board
Advantech has introduced an EPIC form factor embedded CPU board for industrial computing. With a defined 4.53-inch x 6.50-inch footprint, PCM-4386 is a Single Board Computer (SBC) which offers operation in extreme temperatures ranging from -40°C to 85°C and can resist severe shock and vibration.

The EPIC CPU board uses a fanless 800MHz ULV Intel Celeron M processor and up to 1GB DDR SDRAM memory, which does not require active cooling, instead using passive cooling through a specially designed heatsink on the reverse of the board.

The board has PC/104plus expansion connectors, allowing for scaleable ISA and PCI modular expansion. Additional Advantech communication, data acquisition and peripheral modules can be stacked-on. The product also offers a dual channel LVDS panel support for up to UXGA (1600 x 1200) panel resolution.

HP introduces entry-level server offering
HP unveiled an entry-level NonStop server system catering to enterprise customers. The HP Integrity NonStop NS1000 Server is designed for smaller companies in the healthcare, financial services and telecommunications sectors.

The NS1000 server also supports the high-availability needs of larger companies with distributed installations, such as hospitals with satellite facilities or financial institutions with branch offices. The NS1000 server is based on the new NonStop Value Architecture, which pairs hardware components with the benefits of the NonStop software suite: software fault tolerance/fault isolation, dynamic workload balancing, linear scalability, application virtualization and cluster programming transparency.

Powered by Intel Itanium 2 processors, supported configurations include: two to eight processors, four and eight gigabytes of memory, 1.3 GHz/3 megabyte cache and the ability to connect up to 32TB of disk storage per system using internal disks. Customers also will be able to take advantage of future releases of the Itanium processor.


Third Brigade shortens time-to-protection for host-based Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
Third Brigade unveiled Deep Security 4.5, the latest release of its intrusion prevention system (IPS) that protects mission-critical hosts, applications and data from malicious attacks. Product enhancements with this release include solutions designed to protect critical Web applications, Internet-facing servers, high-availability systems such as VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) servers, as well as enterprise desktops and laptops.

Third Brigade shortens the time-to-protection for host-based IPS through faster deployment, broader protection and faster updates. In addition, Third Brigade Deep Security 4.5 has a number of powerful features that reduce operating costs associated with host-based IPS, including Active Directory integration, an advanced dashboard and enriched reporting.

Third Brigade Deep Security 4.5 will be available at the beginning of July.

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