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Tech Giants Move on Next-gen DVDs

Intel and Microsoft have said they will support Toshiba-led next generation DVD technology, HD DVD, over a rival Sony-led Blu-ray DVD technology. Toshiba, with NEC, Sanyo and others, is pushing HD DVD, while backers of Sony’s Blu-ray discs include Dell and Apple. For months, the two groups have been battling to win support for their competing disc formats from technology companies and Hollywood studios. Future discs will be able to hold about six times as much data as current DVDs. The next generation of DVDs will be very important for studios, technology manufacturers, and the games industry. Sony has already said its PlayStation 3 games console will support Blu-ray.



NCQ / TCQ & nForce 4 Data Corruption – The Fix

Amdgamer have wirtten an article with all the fixes to curruption issies using NCQ / TCQ on nForce4, which appears to be to disable it? Doesn’t sound like a fix to me, but it will at least stop your curruption problems so check it out now before your NCQ enabled system hangs again! Snip:?"With NVIDIA?s introduction of the nForce 4, it was announced that this chipset would indeed support NCQ technology found in some of the latest higher end hard drives. What about TCQ? Will it work in the same way? Western digital made it obvious that TCQ will not work on controllers supporting NCQ and vice versa. This lead me to believe that the drives will still perform normally, of course Queuing will not function on my Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe for the Raptors (assuming they?re connected on the nForce SATA RAID controller) but further problems should not occur. After all, I did purchase a top of the line motherboard, it would only make sense to pair it up with some of the fastest hard drives on the market. Then came my data or storage drive; The Seagate 7200.8 400GB SATA drive. This latter supports NCQ? Read on!" Quick! Hurry up and go HERE to read the article.






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