Dropbox was among the first large cloud service providers (CSPs) providers to deploy hard drives that use shingled magnetic recording (SMR) to increase storage density of its datacenters. As the company is looking forward to future technology and plans to be one of the first adopters of HDDs featuring heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR), it is already planning for how HAMR drives will affect its datacenters and how it should prepare for their deployment. In a surprising candid blog post, Dropbox shared some thoughts and experiences ahead of the deployment of HDDs of based on HAMR technology, which will offer capacities starting from 30TB and spanning all the way to 100TB and higher in the future. In a bid to ensure predictable performance of these...
CES 2011: Toshiba's Tablet and Glasses-Free 3D
We had a chance to visit with Toshiba on the CES 2011 show floor and were able to lay hands on their prototype Tegra 2-powered tablet along with checking...15 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/9/2011
Toshiba A665-3DV: 3D or Not 3D?
Last month we had our first look at AMD's latest Danube platform with a quad-core P920 processor in the Toshiba A660D. After we posted that review, Toshiba asked us...14 by Jarred Walton on 10/6/2010
Toshiba Portege R700: A Truly Ultraportable 13.3"
To say that I was very impressed by the Toshiba R700 on paper would be an understatement. Even with very little actual hands-on time with the notebook, I put...43 by Vivek Gowri on 9/7/2010
Toshiba Satellite A660D-ST2G01: AMD's Quad-Core Phenom II P920 Joins the Mobile Party
We've looked at AMD's slightly older Tigris platform in the form of their M300 and M600 processors. While performance of those parts was better than previous AMD designs, Intel...33 by Jarred Walton on 8/31/2010
Toshiba T235D: AMD's 2010 Ultrathin "Nile" Platform
We've been looking forward to testing AMD's Nile Ultrathin platform since the first press releases went out. It's no secret that AMD's mobile offerings have trailed in performance and...35 by Jarred Walton on 8/23/2010
Laptop Buyer's Guide: 14-inch and Smaller
In the second half of our Mobile Buyer's Guide, we focus on portable machines with screens smaller than 14". The market as a whole is getting a thorough overhaul...79 by Vivek Gowri on 7/19/2010
Mobile Buyers' Guide: 14" and Larger Notebooks and DTRs
The back-to-school season is coming and refreshed product lines are already starting to appear on store shelves. Intel's dual-core Arrandale processors continue to dominate in terms of raw performance...64 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/30/2010
Toshiba A505D-S6987: A Look at Turion II Ultra M600 Performance
Our review of the Toshiba A505D-S6987 brings us to an interesting crossroads. In recent years Toshiba has made a habit of producing fairly well-rounded and inexpensive notebooks that are...22 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/23/2010