WD Prepares Voluminous Re+ HDDs for Data Centers

Western Digital announces a new high-capacity 3.5-inch HDD for data centers. The WD Re+ will be available in versions of up to 6 TB. All of them are designed with power-saving ideas in mind; hence, their maximal power consumption index does not go above 6 W. The new-comer employs five-platter architecture and SATA 6 Gb/sec interface that guarantees the maximal efficiency level. Moreover, its MTBF index approximates 1.2 million hours on average workload index of 550 TB per year.

The WD Re+ is distinguished by the following advantages:

— the incorporation of dual actuator positioning system that improves the drive’s working efficiency;

— the implementation of RAFF technology that monitors HDD parameters in real time and compensates for the linear and angular vibration;

— the employment of StableTrac technology that reduces vibrations and stabilizes drive platters;

— the usage of TLER technology that prevents latencies or an abrupt destruction of RAID … …

New details about SSD-drives from MSI company

SSDs designed by MSI Company, which are based on the controller LSI SandForce SF-2200 will soon be announced officially. MSI company is known by producing of effective hardware components and laptop series, now they decide to show their abilities in developing new products: they are storages SSD series. Such decision by the company is not surprising, as it has certain knowledge and position on the computer market.

New SSD will have commercial codename Reflex Series and will be available in three options of 60, 120 and 240 GB.

According to preliminary information, the drives provide maximum read / write speed at 560/525 MB / s for the flagship 240GB, 550/515 MB / s for 120 GB and 525/495 MB / s for 60 GB. The claimed amount of IO with 4 KB data blocks (IOPS), respectively, will be 90,000, 90,000 and 85,000.

According to the high performance, the success of the debut SSD MSI Reflex will entirely dependent on the stability of the firmware, as SandForce (with 32nm NAND …

Nvidia to Showcase Its Newest GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Graphics Adapter

Today, 26 March, Nvidia is going to officially introduce its newest graphics adapter, codenamed GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost. The release is a counter-move in response to the recently launched AMD Radeon HD 7790 adapter. With the purpose to enhance the competition, Nvidia equipped its graphics card with GPU Boost technology for a dynamic overclocking process.

Galaxy is the first to respond to the fresh release with its brand new product – Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost adapter. This model is furnished with 2 GB memory of GDDR5 standard (192-bit memory rail) and GK106 GPU with 786 CUDA cores. Frequency index for GPU equals to 980 MHz (boost frequency increases to 1033 MHz), for memory – 6008 MHz. Memory bandwidth is claimed to gain 144.2 Gb/sec.

Graphics card from Galaxy is thought to have a single SLI socket, one 6-pin PCI Express Power socket (additional power supply), and three different video interfaces: D-Sub, HDMI, and DVI. Cooling system consists of a two-slot …
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