New notebook packs a whopping 8TB of storage

Ottawa PC vendor Eurocom has developed a laptop with a whopping 8TB of storage – that should hold plenty of video to get you through your next flight.

Eurocom’s Panther 5 boasts four Samsung Spinpoint M9T 2 TB storage drives for a total 8TB in storage capacity. Panther is Eurocom’s line of mobile “supercomputer” workstations and it developed the Panther 5 to be a powerful mobile computing solution for simulation, ray trace rendering, mobile analytics, CAD, CAE, server operations, software development, GIS on other compute (and storage) intensive solutions.

The mobile workstation also features dual MXM 3.0b graphics, 32 GB DDR3-1600 memory and Intel Xeon and Core i7 desktop processors. Designed for enterprise professionals that may be  creating, studying and manipulating sensitive data, the Panther 5 is equipped with a Trusted Platform Module 1.2, finger print reader and Kensington lock port.

Each notebook is fully upgradeable and custom built with a range of processor, graphics, storage and memory options, and is built to withstand demanding environments. Pricing starts at $3499.

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Here are the specs:

Display: 17.3-inch FHD 1920-by-1080-pixels; 60Hz, 120Hz or 3D 120Hz Wide Viewing Angle; Glossy or Matte; LED Backlit

Core Logic: Intel C600/X79 Express Chipset

Processor: up to Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition or XEON E5-2600 v2 series; LGA2011

VGA Technology: Modular MXM 3.0b; NVIDIA: GTX 880M, GTX 870M, GTX 780M, GTX 770M, GTX 680M, GTX 675MX, GTX 670MX (Kepler); QUADRO K5100M, K4100M, K3100M, K2100M, K1100M; AMD: HD8970M, HD7970M or R9-M290X; supports both SLI and CrossFireX

Memory: up to 32GB; DDR3-1333/1600/1866; four physical SODIMM sockets

Expansion: Built-in ExpressCard 34/54 slot

Storage: up to 6TB of storage with four physical SSD, Hybrid or HDD, RAID 0/1/5/10 support; SATA 6Gb/s

Optical Drive Bay: DVD-RW or Blu Ray Burner or 4th HDD/SSD

I/O Ports: 3x USB 3.0; 2x USB 2.0; eSATA; Firewire-800 (TI XIO2221ZAY); DisplayPort v1.2; DVI-I (SL); HDMI 1.4a out w/HDCP; Headphone; Microphone; S/PDIF out; Line-in; RJ-45 / LAN

Communication: built-in 10/100/1000Mb Base-TX Ethernet LAN (Intel 82579V); WLAN (optional); Bluetooth v2.1+EDR (optional); 2M Video Webcam (built-in)

Security: TPM 1.2; Fingerprint, Kensington Lock

Keyboard: Backlit; full-size with separate numeric keypad; W/A/S/D gaming key; built-in touchpad with multi-gesture and scrolling functions; 6 touch sensor instant buttons: Volume Up/Down, Mute, WLAN, BT, Webcam

Weight/Dimensions: 5.5kg (12.1lbs); 419(W)x286(D)x57.9-62.1(H)mm (16.76×11.44×2.31-2.48inch)

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Jeff Jedras
Jeff Jedras
A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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