November 5, 2012

soal minggu ke - 6

1. Use the web to gather information or interesting fact about:
 a. Seagate Technology
Seagate has been a leader in the development of the hard disk drives since releasing the 5 MB ST-506 drive in 1980, the first 5.25-inch hard drive. 
They were a major supplier in the microcomputer market during the 1980s, especially after the introduction of the IBM XT in 1983.
In 1989 they finalized the purchase of Control Data Corporation's Imprimis division, makers of the well regarded Wren product line. This gave Seagate access to the Wren's voicecoil-based technology. In 1991 they introduced the 7,200 RPM Barracuda line, which remains their high-end offering to this day. They purchased Maxtor in 2006.
From the videos, music and documents that we share with friends and family on social networks, to servers that form the backbone of enterprise data centres and cloud-based computing, to desktop and notebook computers that fuel our personal productivity, Seagate products help more people to store, share and protect their valuable digital content.
           Seagate offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of hard disc drives, solid state drives and solid state hybrid drives. In addition, the Company offers an extensive line of retail storage products for consumers and small businesses, along with data recovery services for any brand of hard drive and digital media type.
Seagate employs more than 50,000 people around the world.
Sample of seagate product:Seagate Enterprise 3.5 HDD features:
  • Highest Capacity -- A range of high capacities (1, 2, 3 and 4TB) in a 3.5 inch, 7,200 RPM enterprise-class hard disc drive for maximum rack density of 152TB per sq. foot1 for efficient data centre floor space usage
  • Enterprise Reliability -- Robust data availability thanks to super parity features, fourth-generation SAS interface for high data integrity, 1.4M hour MTBF and enhanced multi-drive, rotational vibration tolerance for consistent 24x7 enterprise performance
  • Efficiency -- Seagate’s RAID Rebuild for faster data recovery, choice of 6Gb/s SAS or SATA interfaces for easy integration; high GB/Watt for improved power and cooling in large RAID solutions plus the Seagate® PowerChoice™ feature for increased power savings during idling periods; multi-drive firmware maximised for enterprise RAID system availability and efficient high capacity storage performance

b. SanDisk Corporation
SanDisk Corporation is an American multinational corporation that designs, develops and manufactures data storage solutions in a range of form factors using the flash memory, controller and firmware technologies. It was founded in 1988 by Dr. Eli Harari and Sanjay Mehrotra, non-volatile memory technology experts.
        On September 4, 2006 at the IFA show in Berlin, German authorities seized all MP3 players that were in SanDisk's booth since Italian patent company Sisvel had won an injunction against it regarding the MP3 format.
some interesting facts about SanDisk
* SanDisk currently holds more than 2100 patents, more than 1100 foreign patents and more than 1100 patent applications pending in the U.S. Every company that uses one of their patents needs to pay royalties to SanDisk, and nearly every handset vendor has embedded SanDisk technology 
* Their revenue is currently sitting at US$ 4.82 billion, with a total profit of US$ 1.30 billion for 2010. Their total equity is estimated to be around US$ 5.78 billion.
* One of the manufacturing plants in Shanghai, China is about the size of five football fields, and since it needs to be sterile environment, only around 400 employees actually work there. Making use of robots and automated machines, the factory has the capacity to push out around a million units a day.
* Although they have nothing to do with Apple, SanDisk actually benefits from the success of the iPod and iPad, as it drives up the market price for flash memory.

* SanDisk has been operating in South Africa for the last 10 years, and is currently breaking into the Nigerian and Kenyan markets. They are currently selling about 35 000 flash memory units a month

c. Samsung Storage devices
Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corporation (abbreviated TSST) is an international joint venture company of Toshiba (Japan) and Samsung Electronics (South Korea). Toshiba owns 51% of its stock, while Samsung owns the remaining 49%. The company specialises in optical disc drive manufacturing. The company was established in 2004.
The company's headquarters is located in Shibaura, Minato, Tokyo, Japan with Hiroshi Suzuki as its President and CEO. Its subsidiary, Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Korea Corporation is located in Suwon, South Korea, and headed by Sang Heung Shin.
Each corporation in Japan and Korea has the individual directorate system. For the business issues, TSST has been discussing it through the common relevant organization for mutual consent. TSST is currently responsible for the product development, marketing and sales, and has been taking advantage of the existing network of Samsung Electronics and Toshiba for manufacturing, sales, and after-sales service.

*since information about samsung storage company provided a lot only in korean, this is the information that at least i can provide

 d. Hitachi

Hitachi, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It is the parent of the Hitachi Group (Hitachi GurÅ«pu) and forms part of the DKB Group of companies. Hitachi is a diversified company and has 11 business segments: Information and Telecommunication Systems, Electrical Systems, Social and Industrial Systems, Automotive Systems, Electronic Component Devices, Construction, and  Financial services.

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) provides mid-range and high-end storage systems, software and services. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. and part of the Hitachi Information Systems & Telecommunications Division

Did you know…?
  • Hitachi was founded in 1910 in the mountains of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
  • the first Hitachi product was a 5-hp induction electric motor
  • Hitachi’s first export was the electric fan in 1926 and the destination country was the US
  • there is an actual Hitachi City, located 150km north of Tokyo, with its very own Hitachi General Hospital, semi-pro baseball team and even its own FaceBook Page
  • Hitachi is ranked 47th on the Global 500 list for 2010
  • Hitachi produces everything from bullet trains to washing machines

2. Gather information and discuss about several operating system that you know. Mention the operating system name and usages. (PC, Server, embedded, and mobile)

a.Microsoft Windows
Windows is initially OS developed for PC, but nowdays windows 8 is provided for tablets and phone (windows phone 8) (mobile), and server (windows server 2012)

Microsoft Windows is a series of graphical interface operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
Microsoft introduced an operating environment named Windows on November 20, 1985 as an add-on to MS-DOS in response to the growing interest in graphical user interfaces (GUIs).[2] Microsoft Windows came to dominate the world's personal computer market with over 90% market share, overtaking Mac OS, which had been introduced in 1984.
The most recent client version of Windows is Windows 8; the most recent mobile client version is Windows Phone 8; the most recent server version is Windows Server 2012. 


 Android is a Linux-based operating system designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. (mobile usage)
It is currently developed by Google in conjunction with the Open Handset Alliance. Initially developed by Android Inc, whom Google financially backed and later purchased in 2005, Android was unveiled in 2007 along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 86 hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices.


Symbian is a mobile operating system (OS) and computing platform.
designed for smartphones and currently maintained by Accenture. Symbian was originally developed by Symbian Ltd., as a descendant of Psion's EPOC and runs exclusively on ARM processors, although an unreleased x86 port existed. The current form of Symbian is an open-source platform developed by Symbian Foundation in 2009, as the successor of the original Symbian OS. Symbian was the most popular smartphone OS until the end of 2010, when it was overtaken by Android.

Application development
Symbian v9.2 with a S60v5 interface, on a Nokia 6710
From 2010, Symbian switched to using standard C++ with Qt as the main SDK, which can be used with either Qt Creator or Carbide.c++. Qt supports the older Symbian/S60 3rd (starting with Feature Pack 1, aka S60 3.1) and Symbian/S60 5th Edition (aka S60 5.0) releases, as well as the new Symbian platform. It also supports Maemo and MeeGo, Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.