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Xbox Micro 1-Inch Thick

by on Aug.16, 2009, under Computer, Gadgets, Gaming, Technology

Welcome to Micro PanacheBlog! In the absence of hard hitting stories and shocking exposés we thought we’d turn to the “lighter and thinner” side of the news. Enter the Xbox Micro, a 1-inch thick celebration of all that is good and holy about the world of DIY mods. A modder by the name of Bandit5317 created this amazing mod of an original Xbox, cramming in a 320GB HDD (though no optical drive) in the process, took six months to make, with a few clever design decisions along the way, but it looks good enough to make even the ninja-black Wii suck its gut in.

The polycarbonate case holds the guts of a flashed Xbox, so even though it’s got no DVD drive, it’ll serve as a great media center with the help of XBMC. It definitely makes the current crop of consoles look bloated in comparison, though we’re told it runs a bit hot due to the tight quarters inside. Still, it’s a great mod, especially given the original Xbox’s considerable girth.

Xbox Micro

Xbox Micro

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Western Digital launches 1TB portable drive

by on Aug.02, 2009, under Gadgets, Technology

WD Mobile Hard Drives Western Digital recently released two new mobile hard drives in India that offer tremendous storage capacity. Powered by the renowned 333GB-per-platter technology, the latest Scorpio Blue 2.5″ hard drive series offers up to 1TB capacity. The company has also introduced a 750GB mobile hard drive.

Both the hard drives come with a 12.5mm form factor. These devices are suitable for use in portable storage solutions, like the recent My Passport Essential SE Portable USB Drives. These storage devices offer a remarkable transfer rate of 3 gigabits per second.

These hard drives employ WhisperDrive technology, which make them one of the quietest 2.5″ drives currently available. It is also equipped with the ShockGuard technology that integrates firmware and hardware advancements to meet the highest combined shock tolerance specifications needed for mobile and notebook applications. Further the SecurePark feature ascertains that the recording head does not touch the disk surface.p>

WD Scorpio Blue 750GB drives are now available through select distributors and resellers. However, the 1TB device is available now and configured into My Passport Essential SE USB drives. The 1TB drive is priced at Rs 12,980 and the 750GB version at Rs.9880. The company offers a five-year limited warranty for the Scorpio Blue hard drives.

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Happy Friendship Day

by on Aug.02, 2009, under Featured

Happy Friendship Day

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