Intel Broadwell CPUs will Get BGA Casing

The Internet community is energetically discussing unofficial info concerning the future Intel's Broadwell processors. According to the yet unacknowledged data, Intel will branch off from currently traditional LGA casings in favor to a more advanced BGA solution. At present all CPUs designed by Intel specifically for desktop platforms feature LGA (Land Grid Array) casings which allow the users to upgrade their systems without any hassle. On LGA implementation, the chip is housed within a socket and contacts with the motherboard. As a result, the user might change one chip to the other only with similar set of contacts.

The launch of Intel Broadwell processors, which is planned for 2014, might dramatically change the situation for customers. Most probably Intel will refuse from LGA casings and accommodate all new CPUs in BGA ones, marking the change of Haswell generation to the future Broadwell generation developed under 14 nm technological process. BGA (Ball Grid Array) …

Thecus Company introduced a new naming scheme for products

Company Thecus decided to introduce a new naming scheme for its drives, so that users can easily understand its product line. New names will have all future models.

In the name with length of five to seven characters will be encoded some information about the device. The first letter indicates the type of device: N — NAS running Linux, D — DAS, W — NAS running Windows, V — NVR. This is followed by a two-digit number indicating the number of disks (compartments for storage) in the system. If this amount is less than 10, the first zero is omitted. Fourth and fifth digit is coded by the hardware platform used. For example, 21 — Cavium Econa, 31 — Marvell Armada, 51 — Intel Atom Cedarview, 52 — Intel EvanSport, 53 — Intel Atom third-generation, 81 — Sandy Bridge, 82 — Ivy Bridge, 83 — Other Platforms future generations. On the sixth position, which is reserved for future needs, zero is registered. If the system is performed in rack format, the model name is …

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 …
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