DAS Promise Pegasus R4 Review

Data storage units have become an integral part of PC hardware in recent years. Such conjuncture is simply explained by the rising necessity to store huge amounts of information and transfer the data to various devices. NAS and DAS units have been developed with the intention to solve all storage problems, however, the efficiency of their work is much dependent on the interfaces they use for data transfer. USB 2.0 interfaces are unable to cope with voluminous info; the prevalent now USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces are efficient only for a single winchester. But when it comes to the management of really huge data blocks, there appears a need for a more advanced solution. Promise Technology dares to solve all vital issues by releasing DAS Pegasus R4 with Thunderbolt interface which is notable for the high and stable data transfer speed with the retention of compatibility.

General Characteristics

DAS Promise Pegasus R4 series does not differ so much in design terms from other …

Greeting PowerColor Radeon R9 290X New-Generation Graphics Cards

PowerColor has officially introduced a pair of high-efficiency graphics cards developed on the new-generation Radeon R9 290X series adapters. Codenamed PowerColor Radeon R9 290X, both new-comers support the latest graphics technologies, i.e. DirectX 11.2 and OpenGL 4.2. The models feature a totally identical design, still there is one differentiation: one of the models is equipped with a key to Battlefield 4 game. Such ‘bonus’ has resulted in a bit heightened price of $580, if compared with the standard model that costs $550.

Both cards are based on AMD Hawaii XT chip. It has been dynamically overclocked by PowerColor to 1030 MHz, whereas the nominal clock frequency remained the same – 800 MHz. In order to enhance the performance, the GPU has been supplemented with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory with 512-bit interface that runs at 5000 MHz.

To proceed with the specifications, both graphics adapters accommodate four rear video ports (HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-I, and DVI-D). …

Iiyama Unveils a New 23-Inch ProLite X2382HS Monitor

Iiyama, a renowned Japanese manufacturer of visual solutions, is going to introduce a fresh PC monitor, entitled ProLite X2382HS. The product is based on a prime-quality IPS array that ensures high resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (Full HD). The new-comer is characterized by a stylish design with glossy components and a steady-state display stand. It features 548.5x213.5x388.5 mm dimensions.

Iiyama ProLite X2382HS is thought to have quite responsive array time – 5 ms. It secures the most real color rendering, as well as wide viewing angles (178 (H)/178 (V) aspects). The implementation of an offbeat LED positively redounded on the monitor’s power efficiency: on usual operational mode it consumes not more than 26 W of power, whereas its maximal consumption achieves 45 W only.

To continue, IPS array has taken care about the marvelous color contrast ratio and brightness. Hence, the maximal static contrast makes up 1000:1 and dynamic contrast makes up 5M:1. In regard to the …
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