Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2 Review

Netgear, a global manufacturer of network storage solutions, frequently replenishes its high-end and middle-class products (or modifies the older ones) with new models. Nevertheless, its budgetary NAS lineup gladdens the average customers not so often. In this light, the company decided to upgrade its Netgear ReadyNAS Duo model to v2 version, implementing more efficient hardware and performance solutions. Thus, the new model has got a new ARM platform, a couple of USB 3.0 sockets, and the possibility to furnish NAS with 1TB disks or buy already complete version.



Design


Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2 design resembles the template of its renowned predecessor. Its dimensions equal to 222x142x101 mm. The casing is made of metal and the clipboard is given bronze coloring; it is based on four solid rubbered stands that promote for the products steadiness. The clipboard has got a grid-like lid and dedicated bays for the winchester installation. Startup button with the integrated …

Meet Pure Power 9 CM Top Series of PSUs from Be Quiet!

Be Quiet! enters the market with a new series of power supply units, entitled Pure Power 9 CM. The lineup includes models of 400 W, 500 W, 600 W, and 700 W power. All of them boast the implementation of Active Clamp + SR topology with high-quality hardware base. Besides, the manufacturer decided to ditch group mechanism of voltage stabilization; this promoted for more efficiency which index achieves 91%.



High efficiency level allowed Pure Power 9 CM units to receive 80Plus Silver certificate. The 12V bus is divided into two lines with the maximal load capacity. Cooling process is attached to a single low-noise 120-mm fan, based on rifle bearing (100 thousand hours MTBF). Its maximal rotational speed varies within 1060-1680 RPM range.


To continue, Be Quiet! has incorporated into the models all possible security mechanisms, including OPP, SCP, UVP, OCP, and others. The units come with an additional Surge Absorber filter that protects the circuitry from voltage surges. …

ViewSonic Introduces Touch-Sensitive Monitor VSD220

PC monitors currently outlive considerable changes due to the ever advancing market. ViewSonic, an established manufacturer of monitors and other PC components, is in total lookout for the present-day tendencies. The company tries not only to comply with the current demands, but also foresee the demands of the upcoming future. Monitor VSD220 is an expressive evidence of it, since it offers advanced facilities for all types of users.



ViewSonic VSD220 features 21.5-inch display with 1920x1080 resolution. Its chief characteristic is touch-sensitive display nature; this implies that it is able to response on two fingers touch. This way, the monitor defines the future of visual and sensory technologies, and identifies the development standards of the whole industry. Moreover, this model can serve the means of traditional PC monitor, as well as, work on free-running basis supporting wired or wireless connection with peripheral accessories (mice, keyboards).


This monitor model is …
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