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.

Review of Network Drive IconBIT I-Stor IS308

Production of a new model is positioned as a replacement for modern routers with features of sharing USB-carriers. IS308 — the budget class — single-disk storage is a good device for visiting friends for movies, or for backup. In general, it is used for tasks which are not mission-critical of data loss. The speed and functionality are secondary, the main thing — the price and design. At a price of 90 $, IconBIT IS308 offers the buyer an autonomous Torrent-downloader, a network drive, support for protocols Samba and FTP, gigabit network interface and USB 3.0 port.



The device has stylish black aluminium hull and comes with a stand for vertical installation. IconBIT iS308 looks more like a normal external hard drive rather than the NAS. And if for someone Synology design seems too plastic, and QNAP — too angular, the iconBIT iS308 looks modern, simple and stylish.


The next thing that catches an eye — is the lack of a fan. Finally, there is a NAS with passive cooling. …

Abee Launches Just Another High-End Small-Sized PC Case



Abee Corporation, famous for high-end and high-priced chassis, is about to release just another premium PC case. Codenamed Acubic A90, the case features 229x309x249 mm dimensions and weighs 4.9 kg. It is characterized by an austere design, where rack is made of steel and covered by 2 mm aluminum sheet. Abee offers three color variations of this model: black, silver and white. The first two cases will be delivered at about $310, while the third one might cost $10 more.


Acubic A90 is known to support motherboards of mini-ITX/micro-ATX format. Its internal framework is estimated for four PCI expansion cards, a single 5.25-inch drive, two 2.5-inch and six 3.5-inch drives. Besides, the layout allows for the installation of rather lengthy graphics adapters (up to 270 mm), rather high CPU coolers (up to 75 mm), and rather voluminous power supply units (up to 160 mm in length). The frontal panel can’t be called multi-functional. Still, it accommodates a pair of standard 2.5 mm …
AUTOMATIC SEARCH & INSTALL
device drivers
Freeware
Download (9MB)
DevID agent v4.36
* The Utility requires installation. Upon installation and running DevID Agent will detect
which devices require drivers and which drivers require updates.
The Utility doesn't contain viruses or malicious code
Registered at: 23 July 2011, 16:43
Last visit: 23 July 2011, 16:44