Stories by Melissa J. Perenson

  • Hitachi's massive 1TB hard drive

    Data storage doesn't tend to elicit wows or water-cooler conversations, but that's about to change: Hitachi's new Deskstar 7K1000, the first hard drive to reach one terabyte, is here--and it's <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,128400-page,1/article.html">worth the hype</a> .

  • Western Digital ships 750GB hard drive

    One year after the first 750GB hard drive debuted, Western Digital joins Seagate and Hitachi with its own 750GB offering. Western Digital's WD Caviar SE16 750GB Serial ATA hard drive carries a variety of performance specs: performance with 3 Gb/s transfer rate, 16 MB cache and Native Command Queuing (NCQ). The drive also uses a trio of Western Digital technologies to boost performance and reliability.

  • TI's DLP projection technology turns 10

    Digital projectors that use Texas Instruments' Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology may seem to be commonplace nowadays, but it wasn't so long ago that the technology first came out, note executives speaking at this year's InfoComm show in Orlando, Florida.

  • SanDisk shows solid state drive

    SanDisk has showcased its newly introduced 32GB Solid State Drive at the Storage Visions conference in Las Vegas. SanDisk's model joins Samsung in the nascent Solid State Drive market; Samsung announced its drive in March 2006.

  • HD-DVD claims the brand advantage

    Never underestimate the power of a name. That's the single greatest takeaway I found in a recent study offered up in support of HD-DVD, one of two competing formats in the race for a next-generation disc format with the capacity required for high-definition content. And according to this study, HD-DVD's familiar sound is going to serve it well in the coming format war -- which is not a surprising conclusion, considering the study was commissioned by HD-DVD's backers.

  • Opinion: The next-generation disc: what should it be?

    No one wants to back the losing team. And today's consumers are savvy enough to know they don't want to be caught anywhere near the quagmire that is the turf war between competing next-generation optical disc formats Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD. One of these formats will replace the current DVD standard for delivery of packaged entertainment, including video and games.

  • Fastest DVD media in short supply

    Whether you’ve just sold a new PC with a DVD burner, or a drive to add to a system, chances are you’ve run into the same roadblock which is frustrating buyers everywhere: There’s no DVD media to sell with it, and if there is, it doesn’t match the speed rating on the new drive.