Gigabyte Unleashes a Pair of Brix Mini-PCs for Skylake Platform

Gigabyte keeps on expanding the segment of mini-PCs with its proper Brix solutions. This time the lineup has been replenished with two models: Brix GB-BSCEA-3955 & Brix GB-BSCEHA-3955. The two differ from each other by the height of the case. The first new-comer features 119.4x112.6x34.4 mm dimensions, whereas its companion boasts 119.4x112.6x46.8 mm dimensions. The latter allows for the installation of an additional 2.5-inch drive of 7.0 or 9.5 mm height. Both models are targeting Intel Skylake platforms.

The other characteristics of these mini-PCs are identical. They are based on two-core Intel Celeron 3955U CPUs (14 nm) which operate at 2.0 GHz frequency. Processors cooperate closely with Intel HD Graphics 510 that runs at 300-900 MHz clock frequency. The motherboard PCB (110x105 mm) houses a couple of SO-DIMM slots for DDR4-2133 MHz RAM (up to 32 GB).

Both Brix solutions offer one slot for the installation of M.2 2280 drive and a sole M.2 expansion slot which is …

Toshiba will increase the capacity of hard drives up to 600 terabytes

Toshiba is engaged in improving the existing hard drives in order to increase their capacity. Limited to several tens of terabytes, Japanese do not want to stop — they need at least 600 terabytes in a single 3.5-inch drive. To do this, Toshiba uses all the tools and opportunities, including temporary cooperation with companies, competitors, TDK, and Showa Denko KK.

The newly formed trio of producers focuses on the development of new technologies of recording information on magnetic media and improvement of existing methods. Alliance sees great prospective in the technology of the so-called «two-dimensional magnetic recording» (TDMR). It is experimental, but using, it is quite achievable to record density of 10 terabits per square inch, which thus gives the capacity of 600 terabytes in a single hard drive.

Of course, no one talks about the chances of such a capacious storage in the foreseeable future — Toshiba and its partners will have more than one year of research …

Be Quiet! Unveils Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

Be Quiet!, an outstanding designer of cooling solutions, is ready to release its newest CPU cooler – the Dark Rock Pro 3. The model is distinguished by an offbeat design, a voluminous heatsink section, and an invidious efficiency. Moreover, it is characterized by the support of practically all up-dated socket platforms, including AMD FM1, AM3, AM2, AM2+, 940, 939, 754, and Intel LGA 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, 775, 2011. This wonderwork will soon be available for customers at the price tag of €79.90.

Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 features Tower design (122x132x163 mm dimensions) and consists of a copper base, a two-section aluminum heatsink with ninety plates, seven copper heatpipes, and a couple of fans. In order to enhance the cooler’s efficiency and eliminate corrosive effect, the manufacturer has implemented a nickel-plated coating for all framework elements.

The manufacturers decided to incorporate two different fans within the framework, though brand ones – …
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