Toshiba releases self-erasing drives

"Toshiba Wednesday unveiled its first family of self-encrypting hard disk drives (HDDs) that can also erase data when connected to an unknown host. The new Toshiba Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) (models MKxx61GSYG) enable system manufacturers to configure different data invalidation options that align with various end-user scenarios.The new 2.5-in, 7,200 rpm drives are targeted for use in PCs, copiers and multi-function printers, along with point-of-sale systems used in government, financial, medical, or similar environments that need to protect sensitive information."

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"Toshiba recalled T130 Satellite laptops after some melted, burning two people. The problem is with the power adaptor which causes overheating in the satellite T135, Satellite T135D or Satellite ProT130. In a press release Tosh said that the defective harness may, in some circumstances, overheat to the point of melting the computer's base at the location where the AC adaptor plugs into the unit.." | more

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Toshiba to Test Sub-25-nm NAND Flash

April 2 (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp plans to spend about 15 billion yen ($159.8 million) this year to build a test production line for NAND flash memory chips of less than 25 nanometers, the Nikkei business daily reported.

Toshiba hopes to kick off mass production of the chip as early as 2012, the report said without citing sources.

The company will install the line at the fourth fabrication facility of its key NAND flash memory plant in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, the report said, adding Toshiba must upgrade its exposure technology to make the smaller chips.

Toshiba launches 1TB 2.5-inch drive

And a thinner 750GB unit

Toshiba has announced two new high capacity 2.5-inch hard drives aimed at high end notebooks and all-in-ones.

Western Digital announced the fisrt 1TB 2.5-inch drive last year, but adoption has been rather slow, mainly due to its high price and 12.5mm thickness. Toshiba's 1TB drive is 12.5mm thick as well, but the dual platter 750GB unit is 9.5mm thick and it can be squeezed into most notebook designs.

Super Talent Launches Co-Branded Toshiba SSDs

San Jose, California - October 6, 2009 Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced the new co-branded UltraDrive DX SSDs that offer two levels of security to prevent unauthorized data theft or loss. Co-branded Toshiba, the new UltraDrive DX SSDs will be sold through Super Talent's North American retail and distribution channel starting this week.

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