Ultra-compact NAS Synology DS411 Slim Review

The market of NAS servers is seeing a violent development due to the heightened demand in business and home segments. This fact is explained by the high-performance characteristics and comparatively enormous volume capacities. However, the army of customers, who give preference to the combination of efficiency and design, is continually rising, stimulating the necessity of producing high-end and fashionable NAS-servers. The new DiskStation DS411slim from Synology can boast both, an advanced performance and ergonomic design to satisfy the needs of any customer.

Design and Layout

Synology DS411 Slim is able to strike the customers with its compact dimensions and 'glamorously-strict' design. It will blend with any environment and is easily transportable. This goes beyond all assumptions as the external enclosure covers a multi-functional server with eSATA and USB interfaces, as well as Ethernet. This NAS can be applied for the accomplishment of varied tasks and processes, …

Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.

Layout and Connectivity

In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).

The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

Power Supply Unit FSP Aurum AU-1200 Pro Review

Present-day power supply units are the devices which combine the advanced technologies with eco-friendly approach. Their major destination is to provide the PC nodes with direct current electric power, however, PSU can realize additional stabilizing and protective functions. Aurum AU-1200 Pro belongs to the units of FSP series and offers an ideal combination of quality, efficiency and security. This PSU is based on MIAIC technology which ensures high performance characteristics and good level of PC protection.

Design and Integration

Unlike the traditional PSU design concept, FSP Aurum AU-1200 Pro is developed with a note of uniqueness. Its black casing creates an illusion of unflinching reliability, while the golden bordering of ventilation array adds some refinement to the unit. Aurum AU-1200 Pro is rather compact as compared to other units available in the market. It should be mentioned that developers succeeded in their attempts to achieve the maximal air outflow due to …
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