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.

Fujitsu Intros Esprimo Q956 Mini-PC

Fujitsu is about to release a budget-oriented mini-PC, entitled Esprimo Q956. The greenhorn features 186x191x59 mm dimensions and is housed in a sleek black casing. The manufacturer adds a dedicated stand-base to place the nettop on the table in both aspects. The model supports Windows 7/8.1/10 OS platforms.



Fujitsu Esprimo Q956 is based on Intel Broadwell & Skylake platforms. Thus, it is ready to accommodate motherboards with Intel Q170 chipset, supporting Intel Core i7-6700T, Pentium G4400T, Core i5-6500T, and Core i3-6100T processors. The CPU might be replenished with 32 GB of DDR4 memory.


The layout presupposes the integration of a single 2.5-inch SSD/HDD, a thin DVD drive as well as solid-state drives with PCIe or M.2 interface. The hardware base includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi module, Bluetooth 4.0 adapter, Gigabit Ethernet port (on the basis of Intel I219LM controller), four USB 3.0 & two USB 2.0 ports, and a pair of video outputs (HDMI & DisplayPort).


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LC Power Gaming 986 Series Сhassis Have Side Panels Made Out of Tempered Glass

The new LC Power chassis family has been presented. This line includes such models as Gaming 986S White Shadow and Gaming 986B Dark Shadow of the Midi-Tower type.

These products are made out of aluminum, and side panels are manufactured out of darkened tempered glass. Dimensions are the following: 482 × 223 × 467 mm, the weight is approximately 9 kg.



The LC Power Gaming 986 Series frameworks allow to mount the ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX typical size motherboards. There’s enough place for seven expansion cards, including discrete graphics accelerators of up to 420 mm length.


Users can embed up to five 3.5-inch drives and up to three 2.5-inch storage devices. The CPU cooler must be not higher than 170 mm.


In general these chassis can hold up to seven 120-mm fans – three on the front, two on top, one on the back side and one additional. There are two fans with backlighting in the supply kit.


The Gaming 986S White Shadow model is produced in the silver-white …
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