Seagate Launches the 5th Generation FireCuda SSHD

Seagate has expanded its lineup of hybrid drives with the 5th-generation FireCuda SSHD. The greenhorns are based on shingled magnetic recording technology (SMR), rather than perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR). The SMR enables the partial superposition of data tracks; it ensures the ultimate record density. The models are backed by a 5-year’s limited warranty.



Seagate FireCuda series is introduced by 5 models, developed in 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch formats. Their capacity varies from 500 GB to 2 TB. The drives employ MLC flash memory (8 GB) as well as SATA 6 Gb/sec external interface. The spindle rotates at 5400 RPM.


The average data read speed makes up 140 MB/sec with 2.5-inch models & 156 MB/sec with 3.5-inch items. The latter offer also up to 190 MB/sec of the average read speed from flash memory; besides, it takes only 8.5-9.5 ms for the chips to search for the needed data on Read/Write operations. To add, the new FireCuda is thought to consume between 1.7-6.7 W power.

LEPA to Release MX-F1 and MaxGold 1000 PSUs

LEPA is ready to release a new series of entry-level power supply units entitled MX-F1. The series counts three models of 400 W, 500 W and 600 W capacity: N400-SA-EU, N500-SA-EU and N600-SA. In addition, the company has expanded its MaxGold line with a flagship 1000-watt model. It corresponds to Intel ATX12V 2.4 standard and employs an optimized hardware design.



To begin with, MX-F1 PSUs offer 87% of ultimate efficiency. Operating at 20%/50%/100% loading, they are able to achieve 82%/85%/82% efficiency correspondingly. Nonetheless, the models cannot receive 80Plus Bronze certificate, since they feature limited voltage input range. All the models within the series employ a single +12V rail and boast a non-modular design.


This promotes for the connection of middle-efficiency components. They support Active PFC and a wide spectrum of protective functions (over-voltage, over-current, over-power, short-circuit). Cooling of internal components is ensured by a single 120 mm fan. …

Overview of the CPU cooler MSI Core Frozr L

Continuing to develop and improve its line of gaming products, MSI has invaded a previously unexplored part of the market – CPU cooling. MSI strive to make its Gaming series coherent, including in it all the necessary components: motherboards, graphics cards, gaming peripherals, and, now, even a CPU cooling system. The debut of the coolers was named Core Frozr L.


Equipment

The MSI Core Frozr L package, apart from a radiator and a fan, includes the following:

• Installation guide; • Syringe with thermal interface; • Black upper cooler pad to change; • Two additional fan brackets; • Four rubber damper for the second fan; • Universal reinforcement plate; • Mounting bracket for the cooler; • Universal mounting frame for all socket types; • Four threaded metal stands with rubber pads; • Four long screws; • Four threaded stands with thumbscrews for the Intel LGA2011 socket; • Four short screws; • Four large plastic pads; • Four small plastic pads; …
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