Western Digital Enters the Market with My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS

WD came out with a new enterprise-class storage, entitled My Cloud EX2 Ultra. The model is intended for the installation of two HDDs with the maximal capacity of 12 TB. According to the manufacturer, this NAS will be a perfect choice for professionals who require automatic data synchronization, file sharing, data backup, etc.

WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra is based on 1.3-GHz CPU accompanied by 1 GB DDR3. The pair ensures the realization of fast data transferring as well as smooth video streaming. The compatible drives support RAID 0/1, JBOD & Spanning operational modes. Backup process might be realized in several ways: data backup to the other NAS, to the external storage via USB 3.0 port or to the cloud storage via LAN/WAN network.

The model is shipped with pre-installed HDDs (WD Red with support for NASware 3.0 technology), configured to operate in RAID 1. NASware 3.0 is called to improve solidity, minimize data loss prospects in case of power off or voltage surge. If required, …

Plextor Debuts with M.2 6G Solid-State Drive

Plextor, an award-winning Japanese SSD designer, launches its another M.2 solution, codenamed 6G. This drive features 42 mm length only, fulfilling space requirements of small-sized but high-performance cases. The new-comer is available in two capacity variations: 64 GB (PX-64M6G-2242) and 128 GB (PX-128M6G-2242). Their retail price makes up $50 and $90 respectively.

Both Plextor M.2 6G solid-state drives come with PCI Express 2.0 interface. They are based on Marvell 88SS9188 controller and 19 nm MLC NAND flash-memory with Toggle interface (by Toshiba). The models support TRIM and NCQ technologies as well as DEVSLP power-efficient mode that reduces power consumption to 0.2 mW.

As far as speed characteristics are concerned, M.2 6G accelerate up to 520 Mb/sec on sequential Read operations; sequential Write index depends on the model: 160 Mb/sec for 64 GB model and 210 Mb/sec for 128 GB one. At the same time, random Read/Write operational index (4K blocks) makes up …

SilverStone Launches 4-Port ECU01 PCI Expansion Card

Taking into account an ever increasing demand for USB 3.0 interfaces, SilverStone has elaborated a dedicated PCI expansion card, entitled ECU01. The card is designed in a low-profile form-factor with the support for PCI Express 2.0 x2 bus. It features a pair of 19-contact USB 3.0 sockets, each of which offers two USB 3.0 ports.

In keeping with the manufacturer, this comprehensive model is called to satisfy the need for high-speed interfaces, absent with old-fashioned systems. For sure, the amount of connectivity ports integrated within the motherboards (usually of entry-level/budgetary standard) is not always enough for enthusiasts and gamers. Hence, there can appear an acute need for additional expansion cards, like ECU01.

SilverStone ECU01 is based on Etron EJ198 controller, featuring an additional SATA interface that is responsible for an efficient power supply. Moreover, the model supports UASP protocol that accelerates data transfer speed. If the current OS does not …
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