11/22/2004, Staples has Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 “Century of Flight” for $19.94, with free shipping. Combine this with a $20 rebate and it becomes free. [staples][$20 rebate, exp 2/1/2006]
11/22/2004, The DRU 710A is Sony’s seventh generation of DVD burners. It can write a DVD-R 4.7GB, single layer disc, in about six minutes, thanks to the 16X speed. Dual-layers discs can be recorded at 2.4X. Dual Layers discs can store 8.5GB of data. That represents four hours of DVD-quality video, or seven days of continuous music. Price: from $95
11/17/2004, Seagate is my favorite brand of Hard Disk Drives (HDD). Not only they are reliable and fast but they are also silent! There’s nothing worse than the acute whining of a hard drive. To get back to the subject: The Barracuda 7200.8 is a 400GB drive. I believe that prior to this, Hitachi was the only manufacturer to offer this capacity. Before you go and buy it, make sure that […]
11/16/2004, SimpleTech has announced its SimpleShare Network Attached Storage (NAS). It’s basically a Network Hard Drive that lets you share files on your local network. It was not clear if it also had some kind of web interface, as competing product sometimes do. The idea is very cool and is gaining some momentum, but at a price varying from $399 to $499, I could see how one could build a full […]
11/16/2004, Logitec (not to be confused with Logitech) has a portable Hard Disk Drive (HDD) that can be connected directly to a TV for playing multimedia files. Video (MPEG-1/2, DivX and XviD), Audio (MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, AC3 and OGG) and photos (JPEG) are supported. The HDD connects to the PC using USB 2.0, and outputs video and audio via analog connections.