Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000, XFX 6800GT, Hitachi's Deskstar 7K500 and More!
"The memory chips used in Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000 memory modules are made by Micron, which is actually not at all surprising. Namely these are MT47H64M8BT-3:A chips. According to the specification, these memory chips are designed to work at 667MHz frequency with CL=5. How does Crucial manage to make these chips work at 50% higher frequency than their nominal value? The answer to this question is quite obvious: it is possible due to extremely high voltage."
"XFX has announced a new support plan for their 6800GT cards. Several companies like BFG, eVGA and now XFX have begun offering lifetime warranties with their video cards. XFX calls their warranty program the "Double Lifetime Warranty". The new policy allows the user to transfer the card to another owner and keep the warranty the same."
Storage would be pretty stagnant if additional gigabytes were all new hard drives had to offer, but there's more to the Deskstar 7K500 than its copious capacity. The drive also comes equipped with a generous 16MB cache, as well as support for 300MB/s Serial ATA transfer rates and Native Command Queuing—all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a high-end drive. But does it have enough punch to keep up with the latest from Maxtor, Seagate, and Western Digital?
"Apple's recent addition to its extended iPod product line includes Nano, a replacement and a sleeker version of the iPod Mini. The basic concept of the Nano is that it has all the features of the iPod Mini, plus a few more, in a compact size. According to Apple, it holds up to 500 to 1,000 songs on average depending on the version you purchase, a 2GB or 4GB model. It weighs in around 1.5 ounces and packs a 1.5" color screen, which appears to be the norm with all Apple iPod music players."