First SSDs from Asus to be Released Already in May

First seen at CES 2013 exhibition, Asus ROG RAIDR solid-state drives are on their final stage of development before an official release in May. Unlike the majority of contemporary SSD solutions in the market, the product from Asus features quite distinct form-factor, similar to expansion cards. The new drive is known to employ PCI Express 2.0 x2 interface with the support of x16/x8/x4 slots.

According to the preliminary data, ROG RAIDR solid-state drives will be available in two capacity variations – 120 GB and 240 GB. Both models will run under a couple of SandForce SF2281 controllers, comprised into RAID 0 array. MLC NAND flash-memory chips from Toshiba (designed under 19 nm technological process) will be the heart of revolutionary SSDs. Irrespective of the overall differentiation, ROG RAIDR will support a range of technologies traditional SSDs support, including S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and NCQ.

With the respect to the performance, both drives will be able to demonstrate …

I-O Data Announces 27-Inch Monitor with the Maximal Resolution

Not so long ago Full HD monitors have been considered a kind of miracle, providing the utmost graphic facilities. This format is nowadays actively implemented in the product lines of many manufacturers, though the price for monitors with Full HD resolution is still biting. Despite this fact, some users feel an acute need for even higher resolution, so I-O Data, a Japanese designer of PC hardware, announced the release of a model with the maximal possible resolution.

Codenamed LCD-MF271CGBR, the monitor features 2560x1440 resolution and 27-inch display. The working display space exceeds the one implemented in monitors with Full HD resolution in 1.8 times. Such specifications offer unmatched graphics effects for the successful accomplishment on rather demanding conditions.

Monitor I-O Data LCD-MF271CGBR is based on IPS array type and is characterized by the following features:

— available video outputs: dual DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA;

— maximal supported …

LaCie Updates a High-End 5big NAS-Server

LaCie, a reputable French manufacturer of premium storage devices, has updated its award-winning NAS, codenamed LaCie 5big, filling it with a bunch of cutting-edge options. The greenhorn is targeting corporate field and intended at a problem-free data backup, 4K video editing, joint and remote access to data, etc. The storage is housed in a solid aluminum chassis and counts five drive bays. Nonetheless, it features 173x220x196 mm dimensions only, which makes it the most compact NAS with the largest storage capacity in the market.

LaCie 5big will be available in three versions with the maximal capacity of 10 TB, 20 TB and 30 TB. The most outstanding peculiarity pertained to the model is the support of high-speed Thunderbolt 2 interface, represented by two ports. Initially, the storage presupposes the integration of five 6 TB hard drives, designed by Seagate, with the 7200 RPM spindle operation.

All the drives might be joined into RAID 5 configuration for a better …
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