IBM System Has Crashes Covered
Considering how much abuse laptops get at airport security check-in lines these days, it doesn't hurt to have a little insurance.Considering how much abuse laptops get at airport security check-in lines these days, it doesnt hurt to have a little insurance. Two of IBMs latest ThinkPads, the T41 and the R50, which began shipping last month, come equipped with what IBM calls the worlds first automatic hard drive protection technology. IBMs new Active Protection System follows the same concept as an air bag. A motherboard-mounted sensor detects accelerationor the falling movement of the laptopand will automatically park the units disk drive heads to help minimize damage and prevent the loss of data.
Although laptop hard drive makers have attempted to build durability into hard drives, dropping a laptop can result in data loss or worse. IBM officials claim Active Protection can deliver as much as four times more impact protection than notebooks without it.