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.

PC-O10 Dual-Compartment Mid Tower by Lian Li

A new chassis product by Lian Li is called “the PC-O10 Dual-Compartment Mid Tower”. It’s a modern and improved mid tower case. Regarding the SFX/SFX-L PSU shape factor, this case is slim in comparison with PC-O8 and PC-O9.



An up-to-date half aluminum, half glass design by Lian Li fits to the conventional tower proportions. Powerful SFX-L PSUs, available at the moment, let users get rid of cumbersome customary ATX PSUs.


Though PC-O10 is slim, it still matches E-ATX, Full ATX and microATX motherboards. Possessing 7 expansion slots, it allows multi-GPU setup using 340 mm VGA cards, which gives lots of opportunities. The inbuilt CPU coolers can be 130 mm tall. The PSU case can store up to 4 3.5” and 2 2.5” drives, and the main glass compartment has an area for an additional 2.5” SSD. The PC-O10 construction hides unattractive elements, such as drives and cables, and brings only appealing components to the fore.


It is possible to mount two 120 mm or one 140 mm …

Router TP-Link Nano TL-WR702N Review

Wi-Fi technology has got wide prevalence in recent years, offering convenient and efficient Internet connection. Nevertheless, when it comes about traveling to the remote sites, Wi-Fi connection might be poor or absent at all. The release of router TP-Link Nano TL-WR702N was called to solve the problem of poor signal or connectivity while on move. It enables the creation of a separate Internet access point or the amplification of the available signal.



Layout and Destination


TP-Link Nano TL-WR702N has been developed with good portability and simplicity of use in mind. It goes in blue, green and pink colors. The major peculiarity of this router is its dimensions: it's the most compact wireless model in the market which can be easily transported due to the hand-size properties. Irrespective of the size, the router proves to show outstanding efficiency in the accomplishment of all basic wireless applications.


Model Nano TL-WR702N is a multi-functional wireless network …
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