Category: Hardware

SATA Harddisk

I just bought a Maxtor SATA hard drive from Staples. It is $80. including tax. This is 100GB Diamondmax 10 hard disk. The only thing I don’t like is it is only 1 year warranty. Open the box, there are a SATA interface cable, 4 mounting screws, a MaxBlast CD, a Menu and the hard

Road of TV standard

The road of TV shown as follow: 1) Regular TV / Analog TV 2) SDTV 3) EDTV 4) HDTV SDTV (480i) SDTV shows the digital signal in 480i, which means 480 lines of the video are drawn on the screen using the interlaced method. Interlaced refers to the way the signal is sent and how

Upgrade my wife’s computer

During past month, my wife always use my workstation to play the game, “tetris”, in the ourgames.com. This is a huge online game community. You can choose a person from over 500+ in one game any time. Now it is 10:30am Pacific time, there are over 150,000 gamers online. This site is based on China,

160GB Hard Driver

Today, I bought a new hard driver, WD1600JB-00GVA0, made by Western Digital. Price is good, almost same as 120GB Seagate Hard Driver. I paid $120.00, tax included. This is Western Digital High-Performance level EIDE product. It’s benefits: Fast — WD, the first to introduce an 8 MB buffer, has advanced the caching algorithms of this