Philips One Terabyte External HDD

"Philips has announced that it has broken the one-terabyte storage barrier with the launch of the SPD5130 external hard drive."

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Philips launches world’s first one-terabyte external hard drive

Philips has announced that it has broken the one-terabyte storage barrier with the launch of the SPD5130 external hard drive. Building on Philips long consumer electronics heritage, the revolutionary new drive features an ultra-fast eSATA interface that is six times quicker than the industry-standard USB 2.0, giving users immediate, additional capacity to store more of their music, movies and photos than ever before. The SPD5130 hard drive has a pioneering single-disk form, allowing for significantly smaller dimensions than the double-drive solutions currently on the market. It will be available to buy in Europe and the US in the summer, priced at 449 EUR and 499 USD.

The Philips SPD5130 is designed specifically for users who require additional storage, or who want to back up all their data quickly and easily for safekeeping. Providing industry-beating storage space from a single hard disk, its unprecedented one-terabyte capacity can store 1 million photos, 250,000 songs or six weeks of uncompressed video. The SPD5130 features a groundbreaking eSATA connection in addition to a standard USB 2.0 interface, allowing files to be transferred instantly, while a 32MB buffer ensures that data is transferred reliably and free from error. Thanks to these advanced technologies, the hard drive can be used to transparently and securely extend existing storage on the computer.

The Philips SPD5130 features a striking, extra-thick outer shell that ensures the drive runs exceptionally quietly. Together with a heat control system that regulates the drive’s built-in fan, the SPD5130’s robust aluminum casing protects data from excess temperatures, while its unique suspension insulates the drive from potential shocks.

The SPD5130 has a sleek, signature design to complement any modern desktop. The SPD5130’s intelligent power management allows the disk to start and shut down with the computer, so it can be used seamlessly with any machine. Like the other models in the Philips SPD hard drive family, the SPD5130 includes a one-click backup button to instantly safeguard files, as well as a safe shutdown button to prevent data loss.

In the digital world, storage requirements are growing exponentially, while users need to access their files as quickly and as simply as possible,” said William Ripley, Products Strategy and Marketing Peripherals and Accessories Philips Consumer Electronics. “We’re delighted to shatter the one-terabyte storage barrier and boost our extensive range of computer peripherals with the SPD5130, a compact, single-disk external hard drive that’s also one of our fastest models yet.

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06-06-2007, 08:50:06

PV5150

It's bound to be neck and neck clock for clock and the same speed RAM.... I think Barcelona will be awesome myself.

I'm hoping so :)

06-06-2007, 09:36:14

Mr. Popo
Yorkfield is gonna kick some AMD ass. :D
The sad thing is that Core micro-architecture will soon die (Will be replaced by Nehalem), and K10 will still be around. :p
AMD are so f**ked. :rolleyes:

06-06-2007, 12:14:36

Nagaru

Yorkfield is gonna kick some AMD ass. :D
The sad thing is that Core micro-architecture will soon die (Will be replaced by Nehalem), and K10 will still be around. :p
AMD are so f**ked. :rolleyes:



We all know you aren't biased too. I do see your point though.

06-06-2007, 13:09:30

Mr. Popo

We all know you aren't biased too. I do see your point though.


I've seen it with my own two eyes.
Yorkfield is WAY better than existing quads, and K10 doesn't seem to.
And as I mentioned before, K10 will also face the next micro-architecture - Nehalem (Core vs Nehalem is like Netburst vs Core on steroids, cause it has a uniqe way of processing).
So let me say it again, AMD are so f**ked. :p
It's not that I have anything against AMD (I'm actually a huge AMD fan), but I love laughing at loosers. :D

06-06-2007, 13:49:41

5aboy
it does look like AMD has regressed to its AthlonXP days:

by this i mean that they make a really good chip after awhile and it keeps the crown for some time (XP vs PIII, early P4s). But then intel do their thing and leave them in the distant past (Prescott P4s). I really really hope that AMD have another Athlon64 up their sleeves but i sincerely doubt it. The only thing I think that CAN potentially make a difference is if they make a more efficient CPU with comparable performance - ie similar at similar stocks but with say 25-50% less power requirements.

However, i do not see that happening. Intel is doing an Nvidia - hitting them hard while they are down.

06-06-2007, 16:08:26

Raging
hmm it did get its ass handed to it on a platter kinda but i am gonna wait for them to be released and then wait for the proper benchies.

06-06-2007, 16:11:35

MikeEnIke
I for one hope that K10 will at least be competitive, not only because I'm quite the AMD fanboy but also simply to provice a nice pick up of competition between them and Intel. I realize prices are dropping like flies lately anyway, but if it's feirce competition they drop even faster, and products are released earlier.

We'll have to see how it plays out, but I sure hope it's better than C2D even, though I did by an e6600 a few months ago and still haven't upgraded, would suck if it were to come out and trounce C2D

06-06-2007, 16:16:51

deathwish
if there was no competition with intel then intel would put its prices up meaning that we would be worse off so i hope that they pull it together

06-06-2007, 16:17:50

MikeEnIke
Yup, and they would output new processors at an extremely slow rate, if at all. Competition is always good for the consumer.

06-06-2007, 16:21:27

PP Mguire

by this i mean that they make a really good chip after awhile and it keeps the crown for some time (XP vs PIII, early P4s). But then intel do their thing and leave them in the distant past (Prescott P4s). I really really hope that AMD have another Athlon64 up their sleeves but i sincerely doubt it. The only thing I think that CAN potentially make a difference is if they make a more efficient CPU with comparable performance - ie similar at similar stocks but with say 25-50% less power requirements.

By the time the Prescott 775 P4s where out AMD was pwning with the A64 already S754.
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