After reviewing this last weekend's Classic Endurance Racing event at Silverstone, I went back to the CER website to read a little more about what they're all about. Problem is, the website is mostly written in French, a language that I'm only scarcely familiar with. Apparently, they have a special feature on the "Modele Unique" Ferrari 712 driven by Paul Knapfield at CER's final race at Silverstone. If only I could read French would I know what makes this vehicle "unique"...
Specific "modele" aside, any Ferrari is pretty bad assed. … Read more
Toshiba has begun volume shipments of solid-state drives ranging up to 512GB in size, as these hyper-fast storage options bulk up on capacity.
Drives are also offered in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities and are built on a 43-nanometer manufacturing process using multi-level cell (MLC) technology. MLC technology allows drive makers to increase capacity while keeping production costs under control.
All drives come in either a 1.8-inch enclosure, typically used in ultraportable laptops, or a 2.5-inch housing, the standard size for mainstream laptops.
While it's now easy to get a desktop with a terabyte or more of storage, it's still pretty hard to find a laptop with even 300GB. That's why I am very impressed with the Portege R600-ST4203 laptop that Toshiba announced Thursday.
The Portege R600-ST4203 is one of world's first laptops with 512GB of storage and it's definitely the first with that much storage in the form of a solid-state drive (SSD). Until now, most SSDs for laptops have remained in the 32GB to 128GB capacity range.
The Portege R600-ST4203 is the newest model in Toshiba'… Read more