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.

NOX Outs Coolbay VX Zero PC Chassis

NOX Xtreme Products S.L. Corporation is glad to announce the availability in the European market of a new PC chassis, entitled Coolbay VX Zero. This mid-tower model features 465x490x165 mm dimensions, sitting is a SGCC steel case. It has got a black-and-white exterior coating, a totally black interior, a metallic grid on the frontal facet, as well as an acrylic window of the side facet. All those peculiarities add to the sleek style of the chassis.



NOX Coolbay VX Zero is supposed to accommodate micro-ATX or standard ATX motherboards. Its internal spacing is estimated for the integration of three 5.25-inch optical drives and seven 3.5/2.5-inch HDD/SSDs. The rear section of the case contains seven PCI slots for expansion cards. Upon the whole, the layout promotes for the installation of 350 mm long graphics cards, 160 mm high CPU coolers.


Furthermore, the model is equipped with an inbuilt dock-station on the top facet for the connection of a single 3.5/2.5-inch hard drive. …

Meet a New 4K Monitor from NEC

NEC is going to release one more 24-inch PC monitor but this time with the support for an Ultra HD 4K resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. Entitled MultiSync LCD-EA244UHD-BK, it is characterized by an outstanding visual performance and by a relatively high price tag (approximately $2900). The model doesn’t feature a unique design, however it does have a lot to offer to all potential viewers.



NEC LCD-EA244UHD-BK employs an updated IPS panel, equipped with GB-R backlight. The latter ensures a wider color gamut than traditional W-LED analogues. The panel is specified by 6 ms response time, widest viewing angles (178/178 degrees H/V), 350 cd/m2 brightness, and 1000:1 static contrast. Two in-built speakers (1 W each) provide for a high-quality audio production.


The connection with the video sources might be realized via six video ports: a pair of DVI-D, two DisplayPorts, and a couple of HDMI ports with MHL support. The availability of four USB (v.3.0) ports promotes for the …
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