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 Tuesday, 1-January-2002  21:50:31 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Happy New Year! :)

Interesting article over at StorageReview - they wonder if using a larger 10k-rpm drive partitioned so you only use the outer tracks (which pass under the heads faster than the inner tracks) can give you similar, or better, data transfer than a 15k-rpm drive - and experiment to find out. An interesting side note is that the 15k drive was only 3C warmer than the 10k drive - I imagine both would require active cooling, though, all the 10k drives I've seen certainly do.

Don't forget we now have an NVIDIA Hardware Forum, for discussion of that company's motherboard and video chipsets. A few interesting threads in there already.

A couple of people pointed out that the 4-way Xeon thing on Akiba a few days isn't actually a 4-way system at all. As mr bill puts it: that is not a 4x xeon box, it is a 2x foster box.... foster has 2 procs on one die. Simon said: there's actually only 2 P4s, but it seems to be running some sort of hyperthreading which makes Windows 2000 recognise 4 processors. Need to brush up on my Japanese, obviously. :)

ReaX found this page listing fuel prices from 600 locations around Australia.. could be handy.

We actually linked to this article when it first came out, but that was a year ago and it's a good read, Brett sent it in again - ElectronicsCooling magazine's 10 things engineers do to mess their cooling.

BeachSideTech have an article about case airflow.

Digit-Life have their monthly 3D Digest posted.

Australian broadband internet is attracting international derision again, with Slashdot posting an article about O@H apparently blocking Napster ports on their cable service.

Dan's built himself a new box and managed to find a few million words to write about why he chose what he did.. funny article, but you'll need the comfy chair.

Wolfy noticed that generic Australian domain names (like motel.com.au), previously unavailable, are now up for auction.

This week's ZZZ Online has been posted with the usual dose of the bizarre.

Fair bit of stuff being given away at the moment.. win an XBox on IPKonfig, one of several XBoxes on Hypothermia and a few prizes on OCrCafe.

Two new sites on the hardware scene today.. CrazyOC and BearsCave.

Reviews:
CPU Radiator Zen socket cooler on OCPrices, our review here.
HiCool JACUL048 socket cooler on CoolerHut.
Power Magic Radeon 8500 video card on PlanetSavage.
Logitech Cordless keyboard and mouse (video review) on 3DGameMan.
Shuttle SV24 mini PC on HotHardware.
AthlonXP Unlocking Kit on AtlantaOC.
Vantec CCK-6035D on GameHard.
Epox 8KHA+ DDR SocketA motherboard on Bit-Tech.
Swiftech MCXC-370 socket cooler on OCrCafe.
Radeon 8500 technical chipset review on Tech-Report.
ThermalTake Active Memory Cooling Kit on MikhailTech.



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