Seagate Launches the 5th Generation FireCuda SSHD

Seagate has expanded its lineup of hybrid drives with the 5th-generation FireCuda SSHD. The greenhorns are based on shingled magnetic recording technology (SMR), rather than perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR). The SMR enables the partial superposition of data tracks; it ensures the ultimate record density. The models are backed by a 5-year’s limited warranty.

Seagate FireCuda series is introduced by 5 models, developed in 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch formats. Their capacity varies from 500 GB to 2 TB. The drives employ MLC flash memory (8 GB) as well as SATA 6 Gb/sec external interface. The spindle rotates at 5400 RPM.

The average data read speed makes up 140 MB/sec with 2.5-inch models & 156 MB/sec with 3.5-inch items. The latter offer also up to 190 MB/sec of the average read speed from flash memory; besides, it takes only 8.5-9.5 ms for the chips to search for the needed data on Read/Write operations. To add, the new FireCuda is thought to consume between 1.7-6.7 W power.

Netgear Unveils High-End ProSafe WC9500 Controller

Netgear, initially known as a designer of innovative network solutions, is about to launch a new controller for corporate WiFi networks. Entitled ProSafe WC9500, the product is targeting airport, stadium, hotel, business centers, and large enterprise computing systems. It is estimated to serve dozens of thousands of customers who seek for reliability and stability of online routine. This done, Netgear backs the model with Lifetime Hardware Warranty.

Netgear ProSafe WC9500 is an extended multifunctional device used for the organization of networks with a wireless access. It allows for operating with access points of 450 Mb/sec throughput (as in single so in dual band mode), supporting 802.11ac standard. This controller is an optimal choice for the management of networks with simultaneous connection of 36 thousand users at six hundred prime-quality access points.

It should be noted that this model supports Ufast protocol; the latter enables an instantaneous detection of new …

Gigabyte Launches GTX 980 WaterForce 3-Way SLI Set

On the decline of 2014 Gigabyte decided to gladden its North American customers with a unique solution – the GeForce GTX 980 WaterForce 3-Way SLI. This is an extreme set of three factory overclocked graphics cards (1228 MHz/1329 MHz clock frequencies) combined with a powerful liquid-cooling system. Each GPU features 4 GB of GDDR5 memory, providing for the best visual experience. Enthusiasts might already acquire this extraordinary kit for the price tag of $2999.99.

The enclosed liquid-cooler is housed in a massive case that is installed over the system case. It consists of three heatsinks combined with pumps, and three 120 mm fans. In order to enable the system, the user needs to involve a single bay for 5.25-inch drives. On their part, the GPUs are equipped with independent full-cover water pumps; the latter are able to cool not only GPUs but VRAM circuitry as well.

To continue, this liquid cooler boasts the availability of OLED display. It designates temperature of GPU …
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