Kingston and Adata Come up with M.2 SSDs

Within the framework of Computex 2014 both Kingston and Adata are going to introduce their fresh SSD series of M.2 form-factor. In keeping with the manufacturers’ words, the products – SM2280S2 and SR1020NP — are differentiated by some spectacular performance. At present the companies provide only basic info about the drives, leaving their fans in suspense.

Kingston SM2280S3 is based on Phison PS3108 that supports SATA 6 Gb/sec interface only. It ensures 540 MB/sec and 514 MB/sec speed on sequential Read/Write operations. For sure, it’s not the performance innovative M.2 drives should demonstrate (about 10 Gb/sec), although the model considerably surpasses traditional HDDs in this respect.

This SSD series is represented by three models of 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacity. All of them employ DDR3 cache-memory with the minimal 256 MB capacity. Besides, the difference in efficiency between other M.2 offers Kingston promises to compensate by a more affordable price.

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.


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 …

Aresze Unveils New Chassis PureFlow Healthy 7629

Aresze has recently unveiled a unique chassis codenamed PureFlow Healthy 7629. It is primarily characterized by the implementation of up-dated PureFlow technology on fine air. Chassis PureFlow Healthy 7629 is developed in mid-tower form factor and allows for the installation of multi-slot graphics adapters of up to 300 mm in length. PureFlow system is located under a removable frontal lid and presupposes the inclusion of a dedicated switch for the modification of filtering mode.

Internal layout of PureFlow Healthy 7629 is developed with a note of rationality. PSU is localized on the bottom part of the casing, while all cables are managed on the rear part of the motherboard. This speaks of the rational space distribution to provide for a more rational cooling effect. This model is furnished with a single external 5.25-inch bay and a couple of internal bays for 2.5/3.5-inch drives. The upper panel contains a standard set of interface facilities: Power and Reset buttons, filtering …
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