Meeting New Cooling System Brocken 2 from Alpenfoehn

Only a couple of weeks are left till the official release of a new cooling system Brocken 2 designed by Alpenfoehn. This is a long-awaited launch, since the fist version of the system, entitled Brocken, was honored to gladden the audience long time ago. Hereby, Brocken 2 has got a wee bit modified framework, if compared with the predecessor. Its dimensions together with a fan equal to 146x100x165 mm.

The base is shaped by means of five 6 mm copper heat pipes, tightly pressed together. Aluminum plates of the heatsink seem to be ‘cut’ in the center, unlike the one-piece construction of plates implemented in Brocken.

Active cooling power is ensured by a nine-blade fan of 140 mm standard size, known as WingBoost 2. The fan supports PWM technology that allows altering its rotational speed within the boundaries of 400-1100 RPM. Its activity stimulates the airflow index of 109 CFM, while the noise level barely achieves 19.6 dB (A). WingBoost 2 features small distance between …

D-Link Starts Shipping High-Speed Cloud Router 5700

D-Link has expanded its lineup of network solutions with a new router model Cloud Router 5700. This router is known to provide an unmatched speed of data transferring due to the improvement of network technologies. The model is able to support Wi-Fi 802.11ac standards and can reach 1.75 Gb/sec. According to the nominal specifications, this type of wireless connection achives the maximal speed of 1.3 Gb/sec on data trasfer. However, manufacturers claim that their new product is going to surpass the previously voiced data.

Cloud Router 5700 has been designed to operate in two modes: Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Wi-Fi 802.11n. This ensures the additional speed of 450 Mb/sec. One of the peculiarities realized in this model is the availability of Cloud App application. This application allows for remote monitoring and control over the local network. Thus, each customer receives extra facilities for the efficient employment of the device. D-Link product supports IPv6 standards and such security …

First SSDs from Asus to be Released Already in May

First seen at CES 2013 exhibition, Asus ROG RAIDR solid-state drives are on their final stage of development before an official release in May. Unlike the majority of contemporary SSD solutions in the market, the product from Asus features quite distinct form-factor, similar to expansion cards. The new drive is known to employ PCI Express 2.0 x2 interface with the support of x16/x8/x4 slots.

According to the preliminary data, ROG RAIDR solid-state drives will be available in two capacity variations – 120 GB and 240 GB. Both models will run under a couple of SandForce SF2281 controllers, comprised into RAID 0 array. MLC NAND flash-memory chips from Toshiba (designed under 19 nm technological process) will be the heart of revolutionary SSDs. Irrespective of the overall differentiation, ROG RAIDR will support a range of technologies traditional SSDs support, including S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and NCQ.

With the respect to the performance, both drives will be able to demonstrate …
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