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.

Buffalo Showcases Four-Section NAS TeraStation 4400

Buffalo Technology, an American-based manufacturer of high-end network solutions, continues introducing its newest elaborations to the customers all over the world. This time the company showcases a new four-section NAS, codenamed TeraStation 4400. According to the developers, the product is targeting those users who would like to receive flexibility in shaping their systems and scale up the storage volume individually.



The heart of the storage is dual-core Intel Atom D2550 processor. In regards to memory, it is represented by DDR3 modules with an overall capacity of 2 GB. TeraStation 4400 accommodates a pair of gigabit Ethernet ports, two USB 2 and two USB 3.0 ports, onboard DLNA media-server, onboard Bit Torrent client, and built-in Buffalo WebAccess for a remote access to data from other devices. Additionally, the item is able to operate as NAS and as iSCSI.


As vivid from the framework, the new entry allows for the installation of up to four drives with SATA III …

Adata to Launch Budgetary SSD SP600 Series

Adata has lately announced the launch of a new SSD series codenamed SP600. The drive will supplement the company's line of budgetary solutions but will feature high-end specifications. SP600 is going to have SATA III interface with the throughput capacity of 6 Gb/sec. The series will house NAND MLC flash-memory chips and JMicron JMF661 controller.




This way, Adata aims to attract customers who require outstanding performance but, at the same time, who cannot afford buying too expensive drives. In addition, this model will suit those people who would like to transit their systems from traditional hard drives to more efficient SSD solutions.


Adata SP600 will be delivered in three volume capacities, — 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB – which will be developed in 2.5-inch form-factor. All models provide for the reduction of OS loading time and the increase of overall system speed, if compared with standard HDD performance. These SSDs ensure the data transfer speed at levels of 360 …
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