Toshiba to Release Entry-Level A100 Solid-State Drive

Toshiba is about to release a 2.5-inch SSD, entitled A100. The entry-level model is based on TLC NAND flash memory chips (15 nm) with the cooperation of SLC cache memory. Traditionally, the drive employs SATA 6 Gb/sec interface and takes Toshiba TC58NC1010 chip as a controller.



The greenhorn is available in two versions: 120 GB and 140 GB (dimensions: 100x69.85x7 mm). The couple is an optimal choice for home & office PCs, thanks to the incorporation of power-efficient, high-performance and shock-proof technologies. The drives’ maximal data transfer speed on sequential operations makes up 550 MB/sec & 480 MB/sec (read/write). The maximal data transfer speed on random operations (4K) achieves 87.000 IOPS & 82.000 IOPS correspondingly.


Toshiba A100 solid-state drives are known to support NCQ, TRIM and S.M.A.R.T. technologies. An estimated MTBF index equals to 1.5 million hours. The 120 GB item might endure 30 TB of written information, while the 240 GB item allows for 60 TB …

Greeting a Pair of NAS Series from Seagate

Seagate has geared up a surprise for all devotees of Small Office Home Office (SOHO) network storage solutions. Delivering NAS and NAS Pro series, the company tried to comply with the customers’ needs for compact but voluminous storage for integral data with an access via the network cable. Both lineups are based on an updated NAS OS 4 that offers a more user-friendly graphics interface and improved features on setup.



Seagate NAS series comes in two versions: with two and four drive bays for the installation of 3.5-inch SATA HHDs. Both models are based on Marvell ARM chip that runs at 1.2 GHz; it is complemented with 512 MB RAM. In its turn, Seagate NAS Pro additionally involves a version with six drive bays. The model’s hardware base employs Intel Atom C2000 CPU and 2 GB RAM, which in an assemblage provide for a better efficiency.


It’s worth noting that all the models are furnished with dedicated drives up to 5 TB capacity from Seagate NAS series. They are estimated …

Built-in DAS Raidon SR261-2S-S2R Review

Individuals who got used to work with little amount of information can barely understand those people who are obliged to work with loads of data on daily basis. That is the major reason why they choose different devices for data storage. The first group of users will probably use flash-drives, while the second group will try to acquire a device that could manage huge information, such as NAS and DAS solutions. Today Raidon, a developer of efficient storage solutions, offers the customers, who long for safe and high-performance storage device, a new built-in DAS model, codenamed SR261-2S-S2R. This is a two-disk storage that is able to fully satisfy the needs of the targeted audience.



Delivery Set and Specifications


Raidon SR261-2S-S2R is delivered in a large cardbox which contains a set of components vital for layout and operation. Thereby, a customer will see SATA cable, a set of screws for hard drives fixture, CD with dedicated software, COM adapter and cable, and helpful …
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