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Sony, Panasonic introduce “Archival Disc” with up to 1TB of storage

A growing number of laptop computers are shipping without CD, DVD, or Blu-ray drives, but the optical disc drive may have some life left in it. Sony and Panasonic have announced a new platform they call “Archival Disc” which is designed for long-term storage of large amounts of data. Double-sided Archival Discs will be able […]

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When was the last time you used an optical disc drive?

The Taiwanese rumor-mongers at DigiTimes are reporting that the next-generation MacBook Pro laptops may be thinner than ever. Apple is reportedly able to shave a few milometers off the MacBook case because the company has decided to abandon optical disc drives for its MacBook line. DigiTimes tends to get its information from the companies that supply Apple and […]

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Mouse Computer netbook with optical drive spotted in Japan

Remember thatMouse Computer LB-1500 netbook we spotted a while back that comes equipped with a Super Multi Drive? Apparently it’s real, since UMPC Fever spotted one in Osaka, Japan. Most of the netbook’s specs look pretty much par for the course. It has a 10.2 inch display, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, […]