DAS Promise Pegasus R4 Review

Data storage units have become an integral part of PC hardware in recent years. Such conjuncture is simply explained by the rising necessity to store huge amounts of information and transfer the data to various devices. NAS and DAS units have been developed with the intention to solve all storage problems, however, the efficiency of their work is much dependent on the interfaces they use for data transfer. USB 2.0 interfaces are unable to cope with voluminous info; the prevalent now USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces are efficient only for a single winchester. But when it comes to the management of really huge data blocks, there appears a need for a more advanced solution. Promise Technology dares to solve all vital issues by releasing DAS Pegasus R4 with Thunderbolt interface which is notable for the high and stable data transfer speed with the retention of compatibility.



General Characteristics


DAS Promise Pegasus R4 series does not differ so much in design terms from other …

Samsung PM1633a 15.36 TB – the Most Capacious SSD to Date

Immediately following the release of 10-/13-terabyte SSDs by Fixstars, Samsung has made haste to introduce the most voluminous solutions to date, offering 15.36 TB capacity. According to the manufacturers, the PM1633a series will be further on replenished by 5 other models of 480 GB, 960 GB, 1.92 TB, 3.84 TB and 7.68 TB capacity.



Samsung PM1633a 15.36 TB solid-state drive is designed in a traditional 2.5-inch design. The model incorporates Samsung 3D V-NAND memory, consisting of 32 chips of 512 GB capacity. Upon the whole, the storage features 16.38 TB capacity, although only 15.36 TB are accessible to users.


The greenhorn comes equipped with 16 GB of DRAM memory as well as high-speed SAS 12 Gb/sec interface. Due to this, sequential Read/Write data transfer speed achieves 1200 Mb/sec. The maximal random Read/Write speed makes up 200.000 & 32.000 IOPS.


The PM1633a is basically targeting corporate segment thanks to premium output capability. Besides, the hardware is …

Release of Low-Profile Cooler Slim Silence A-Plus from Gelid

Gelid Solutions, a Hong-Kong based renowned manufacturer of thermal solutions and other PC hardware, has lately presented its low-profile CPU cooler, codenamed Slim Silence A-Plus, for AMD platform. The new cooler is compatible with AMD AM2(+), AM3(+), as well as, FM1. According to the words of the Asian manufacturer, this model is capable to manage processors with the TDP index fluctuating in the measures of 95W.



There is one peculiar feature about Slim Silence A-Plus: its design resembles the design of coolers destined for GPU due to the foveate fan. That is why, customers can sometimes confuse this cooler's destination.


CPU cooler Slim Silence A-Plus goes in rather compact dimensions; its height does not exceed 28 mm, while its weight equals to 282 g. Such compactness provides for its unimpeded installation into chassis of different form-factor, starting from Mid-Tower, and finishing with Mini-ATX, 1U and HTPC.


The cooler's casing consists of an aluminum radiator …
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