External Hard Drive Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Review

External hard drives have outlived barely few technological modifications since their first appearance in the market. Their main destination is to store voluminous customer files or the whole system image, and provide an unimpeded access to them. In spite of the products distinct purpose and set of assignments, each manufacturer tries to replenish their drives with bright and unusual accessories and facilities. Seagate, being the company with an established reputation in this sector, does not lag behind the tendencies, and offers its consumers a range of additional options. Therefore, Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB drive distinguishes by the possibility to save photos from social networks (Facebook and Flickr), along with standard facilities.


Seagate Backup Plus resembles other similar products in design and can be characterized as classically strict. It has got a rectangular casing and 123x81x14.5 mm dimensions. The casing in made of plastic, however its shock-resistance …

SilverStone introduced a modular power supply Strider ST45SF-G form factor SFX

Power Supplies form factor SFX are usually positioned as solutions for office and HTPC systems, that is why its design is often monotonous. In this regard, a new block of SilverStone Strider ST45SF-G stands out from the competition with detachable cables in a nylon sheath and colored in black casing.

Despite its compact dimensions (125x100x63, 5 mm), power supply produces up to 450 watts of constant power at an efficiency of 88% to 92% in the networks of 230 V. It is noteworthy that the kit includes an adapter to install Strider ST45SF-G in the chassis type Mid-Tower (ATX).

Cooling of PSU is provided by 80-mm fan with support for automatic speed control. In addition, the unit has active PFC, single cable PCI-E Power on (6 +2) and two contacts at the 6-pin. Allowed not more than three per cent of deviation from the standard voltage of +12 V, +5 V and +3.3 V.

A detailed description of the new models is available on the manufacturer's website. SilverStone Strider ST45SF-G …

ARM Readies Cortex-A72 and Mali-T880 for Mobile Devices

ARM has just announced a series of solutions for the upcoming next-generation mobile SoC. The most notable developments are Cortex-A72 processor and Mali-T880 graphics. According to the manufacturer, both components will be interconnected within SoC by means of CoreLink – CCI-500. The launch of new items is scheduled for 2016. Rockchip, MediaTek and HiSilicon are among the companies to integrate both elaborations into their products.

It should be noted that Cortex- A72 is a successor of Cortex-A57, taking analogous 64-bit operations but demonstrating three times higher performance. The new-comer will be designed under 16 nm FinFET+ technological process. Its layout corresponds to big.LITTLE framework requirements; this promotes for its combination with other ARM cores.

As far as Mali-T880 GPU is concerned, it provides for 1.8 response time increase if compared with the Mali-T760 model. Herewith, its power consumption is reduced by 40%. Moreover, this GPU might support 4K …
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