WD to Release an Updated My Book Live Duo Cloud Storage

Western Digital is going to release an updated version of a high-end cloud storage entitled My Book Live Duo. The new-comer is equipped with a pair of hard drives, joined in RAID configuration, and serves simultaneously as a network storage and a secure remote storage. The customers will be able to choose between 4 TB, 6 TB and 8 TB models which are backed by a 2-year’s limited warranty. The release is scheduled for August 2014.

My Book Live Duo features 165x157x99 mm dimensions and weighs 2.26 kg. It is based on 800 MHz processor and shows compatibility with PC and Mac systems. Furnished with WD Red drives, it supports RAID 0 and JBOD storage configurations, as well as RAID 1 – mirror redundancy mode; the latter employs one part of capacity for storing the user’s information, the second one – for backup of this information.

To continue, the model houses Ethernet controller and USB 3.0 interface that ensures the maximum of 290 Mb/sec data transfer speed. The …

D-Link Introduces New Storage Area Network Series DSN-6000

D-Link, a world-known manufacturer of network and telecommunications solutions, has officially introduced its two SAN models which are unified into a single series DSN-6000 iSCSI. The prime destination of this SAN series is to satisfy the needs of small and medium-sized business and to provide effective solutions of any emerging demands. DSN-6000 is characterized by the improved efficiency and performance index, as compared to the previous model lineups, on operation in virtual and physical environment.

The series is represented by two models: DSN-6410 iSCSI and DSN-6110 iSCSI. The both models go with the casing designed in 2U form factor, and is intended to be installed into a typical server frame. The models are equipped with twelve bays for drives and SAS interface. The cumulative volume capacity of the bays approximates to 36 Tb. DSN-6410 iSCSI is furnished with a couple of 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, while the DSN-6110 iSCSI model accommodates four Gigabit Ethernet ports.

The Forthcoming Switch to 5 mm HDD Models

Nowadays HDD segment is represented by various products from various companies. However, with the development and release of ultrabooks, manufacturers directed their production to the hybrid-type drives. This resulted in the predominance of hybrid solutions in the market.

Recently Itel has advanced a motion to digress somehow from the production of hybrid drives and switch to the decrease of traditional HDDs dimensions to 5 mm in casing depth. According to the company's assumptions, such change could moderate the price for drives and provide the necessary volume capacity for ultrabooks.

Some manufacturers have already directed a part of their technological powers to the design of HDDs with 5 mm casings. Nevertheless, there appeared a couple of obstacles on their way: the necessity to stabilize data reading and writing activities, and increase of costs spent on drives' production. This will result in the rise of end price.

IT professionals and analysts forecast the …
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