Posts Tagged ‘Hard disk drive’
Game installs will be a mandatory thing on Xbox One.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 03:45 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 21 May 2013 03:45
No, no, no, not this again. We’re hearing from sources that the Xbox One will require gamers to be installed on the hard drive before playing is allowed. If for some reason you want to take that new game over to a buddy’s house, you would have to pay a fee to MS just to play it. The game will be tied to one Xbox Live account, no mention yet if it can be unlinked for another account.
Yeah I hate installing games to my PS3. I have a puny 80GB hard drive and it fills up quick with all the mandatory installs. Plus who wants to buy a brand new game, rush home and then wait while 5GB of data is slowly transferred to their deck? Not I that’s for sure. The Xbox One may have a 500GB drive but that sucker will fill up very fast with games, here’s hoping for TB drives.
What this seems like is Microsoft’s use of the Xbox One against the used games market. Sure EA ditches Online Passes but then someone still has to pay to play used. Stay tuned geeks as more info will eventually emerge.
Xbox 360 S getting new 320GB hard drive plus bonus.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 October 2011 02:38 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 13 October 2011 11:00
Oh hey there, you geeks with a shiny Xbox 360 S and a 250GB hard drive full of all sorts of DLC and game downloads! Upset you’ve already filled that super large drive and it’s the biggest you can get without buying a new special system? Fret no more because Microsoft has certainly heard your soft, sad cries in the middle of the night. This month you can buy yourself that 320GB hard drive previously only available in the specialized bundles.
But wait, there’s more! When you hand over your hard earned money to a fine local retailer, you also get a download code for Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars! Nothing like filling that brand new hard drive with a full game download. The 320GB hard drive package will set you back $130 later this month.
Getting SSD Hard Disk Performance Without Buying SSD
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 July 2011 08:08 Written by Nick McD Friday, 29 July 2011 07:00
Sounds too good to be true? Well, it is. You’ll still have to buy a little one.
The SilverStone HDDBOOST, part of their Turbo Device program, is a very clever custom part that allows an SSD to be attached to a normal SATA I/II hard disk, and use the SSD as a large cache, offering better read speeds and absolutely killer write speeds. The overall function is to get around the weak performance that normal disk caches achieve under heavy disk usage, especially large file writes and random reads, and it works brilliantly.
Home or Business Video Security on the Cheap
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 08:11 Written by Nick McD Wednesday, 27 July 2011 06:24
Video security is often a concept that can baffle you, as security companies may charge several thousands of dollars for setting up a system for you. Home owners concerned about intrusion on their property or business owners looking at loss prevention or after-hours intruders can take the time to do a bit of planning and build systems just as good for far less.
KGuard Security, a Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer, has stepped up the level of small DIY devices with tiny Linux-based microPC digital video recorder (DVR) devices. The SHA108 (8 camera) and SHA104 (4 camera) DVRs are more than a multi-cam recorder and viewer, offering a full internet suite for viewing and playback on Windows PCs, as well as plug-ins for Android, iPhone, and Blackberry smartphones. The DVR is even smart enough to be set to email the user if it sees movement when a site is supposed to be empty.