Meet the First RAID Controller with Sixteen SATA 6 Gb/sec Ports

Adaptec by PMC introduces the first in the market RAID controller series with the outstanding amount of SAS/SATA 6 Gb/sec ports. Adaptec Series 7 combines low-profile expansion cards developed particularly for PCI Express 3.0 bus. The integrated properties are called to enhance the bandwidth of the bus due to the availability of sixteen SAS/SATA 6 Gb/sec ports.



According to the claimed specifications, these RAID controllers are capable to demonstrate up to 450000 IOPS performance (on random writing (4 KB) conditions) when the number of connected SSDs equals to 16. Such performance showings are currently insuperable by a number of contemporary RAID controllers.


Adaptec Series 7 includes eight models which are differentiated by an amount of external and internal ports. All the models are low-profile expansion cards which are equipped with up to 24 ports. Such technological innovation became possible thanks to the implementation of compact HD mini-SAS sockets and …

WD Unveils My Passport Edge HDDs for PC and Mac

Western Digital, a leading provider of drive solutions, has upgraded its product line of My Passport HDDs by a new model My Passport Edge. In accordance with the company's developers, the new HDD is known to be compatible both with PC and Mac computers, as well as, with Apple Time Machine. This is called to immensely facilitate the work with information for Mac and PC users. In addition, the manufacturers have equipped their creation with an advanced USB 3.0 interface. Such technological move is supposed to dramatically improve data writing and reading speeds.



My Passport Edge boasts 500GB volume capacity accommodated in a stylish compact casing that can be easily transported in a pocket. The casing is made of aluminum and has got MacBook/Macbook Air design. These HDDs are characterized by the integration of efficient security options, preventing the unauthorized access towards the stored information.


To continue, the voiced specifications witness that model line My …

Intel Thunderbolt Ready Facilitates in Upgrading Your Desktop PC

Last week Intel announced a new instrumentality for upgrading desktop PC, called Thunderbolt Ready. This tool will help in incorporating Thunderbolt interface into the motherboards which initially do not have the support for it. However, only the motherboards with ‘Thunderbolt Ready’ marking and an inbuilt General-purpose I/O (GPIO) socket might fall under the upgrade. In addition to this feature, the user will have to acquire a dedicated card to enable the interface.



This card is installed into an appropriate PCI Express slot and is then connected to GPIO, as well as DisplayPort socket of the integrated/discrete GPU controller, due to the cables that go in batch. After this, the customer needs to upload dedicated software in order to activate the Thunderbolt. According to Intel, there are currently more than 100 alike products with Thunderbolt support; the majority of them are certified for the usage with PCs on Windows or Mac OS X platforms.


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