January 18, 2012
Muirfield would like to advise that on January 18th/19th outages are expected across popular websites such as Google, Wikipedia, Flickr, WordPress and many others as a result of the online protests against proposed Internet Censorship Bills. These sites are planning Black Outs to demonstrate what may happen to the internet should the SOPA and PIPA bills be passed by US Congress.
For further information visit http://sopastrike.com/ and read all the discussion about it by following the #SOPAStrike hashtag on Twitter
January 11, 2012
Effective from 1st January 2012, both Seagate and Western Digital have advised that they are changing the warranty period for their internal hard disks products as follows:
Constellation®.2 and Constellation® ES.2 – 3 years (eg, ST3500414SS, ST2000NM0011, ST9500620SS, etc)
Barracuda® and Barracuda® Green 3.5” Drives – 1 year (eg. ST500DM002, ST31000524AS, ST2000DL003, etc)
Barracuda® XT – 3 years (eg, ST32000641AS, ST33000651AS, etc)
Momentus® 2.5” Drives (5400 RPM & 7200 RPM) – 1 year (eg, ST9320325AS, ST250LT020, ST9500420AS, etc)
Momentus® XT – 3 years (eg, ST95005620AS, ST750LX003, etc)
Caviar Blue, Caviar Green and Scorpio Blue range will reduce to 2 years.