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Maxtor and Linksys will collaborate to develop a hard drive with no physical link to a PC
If hard-drive maker Maxtor and networking company Linksys have their way, your external hard drive is about to become very external.
On Tuesday, the companies plan to announce a partnership featuring a $99 (Â£55) Linksys device designed to allow an external hard drive to connect to a wireless router, letting PCs tap into the storage and share files without any physical link to the drive.
The joint effort is geared toward small offices and homes, markets overflowing with companies pitching home-networking technology. Maxtor and Linksys -- a Cisco Systems unit -- are marketing products together and tout a common set of instructions for tying drives to routers with what's dubbed the "Linksys Network Storage Link."
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The networking giant has secured an entry for the highest capacity Internet router ever developed
What does networking giant Cisco Systems have in common with Radhakant Bajpai of India, whose longest ear hair measures 5.19 inches at its longest point? They're both world record holders.
On Thursday, Cisco announced that Guinness World Records, an authority for record-breaking achievement around the world, has certified the Cisco Carrier Routing System (CRS-1) as the highest capacity Internet router ever developed. The new router will be the first networking technology to be recognised by Guinness World Records.
The CRS-1, announced in May, is designed to shuttle traffic across the backbone of the Internet. The company spent four years and $500m (Â£275m) developing the technology, and even created a new software operating system for the product. Cisco claims that the router can reach a routing throughput of 92 terabits, or 92 trillion bits per second. With this kind of capacity, the entire printed collection of the US Library of Congress could be downloaded in 4.6 seconds. The same feat using a dial-up modem would take around 82 years.