WD Prepares Voluminous Re+ HDDs for Data Centers

Western Digital announces a new high-capacity 3.5-inch HDD for data centers. The WD Re+ will be available in versions of up to 6 TB. All of them are designed with power-saving ideas in mind; hence, their maximal power consumption index does not go above 6 W. The new-comer employs five-platter architecture and SATA 6 Gb/sec interface that guarantees the maximal efficiency level. Moreover, its MTBF index approximates 1.2 million hours on average workload index of 550 TB per year.

The WD Re+ is distinguished by the following advantages:

— the incorporation of dual actuator positioning system that improves the drive’s working efficiency;

— the implementation of RAFF technology that monitors HDD parameters in real time and compensates for the linear and angular vibration;

— the employment of StableTrac technology that reduces vibrations and stabilizes drive platters;

— the usage of TLER technology that prevents latencies or an abrupt destruction of RAID … …

Intel to Officially Unveil a Flagship Motherboard DZ87KLT-75K

Several days are left till the official introduction of a new flagship motherboard from Intel, known as DZ87KLT-75K (Kinsley). The board is based on an overclocking Z87 Express chipset and employs 8-phase CPU power supply system. Memory subsystem is represented by four DIMM slots for DDR3 modules, while expansion facilities involve three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, three PCIe 2.0 x1 slots, a single PCI and a single mini-PCI slot. Storage capacities accommodate eight SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports.

Overclockers, as well as experienced users, will receive an opportunity of utilizing Power and Reset buttons right from the printed circuit board. This model offers 7.1-channel sounding, based on a corresponding controller, eight USB 3.0 ports, FireWire port, optical S/PDIF, a pair of gigabit Ethernet ports to enable network options, a single mini-DisplayPort and one Thunderbolt port. Frontal interface panel is able to propose a couple of USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n modules. … …

LG Promises to Release 27EN43V-B Monitor in Early March

LG Electronics is going to release a new PC monitor, 27EN43V-B, with 27-inch display. An official release is scheduled for early March. So far, it’s known that the model is based on TN array type equipped with LED backlit and features the maximal resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (Full HD). Its overall dimensions along with a stand equal to 642x203x459 mm.

The implemented stand is more than ordinary with the only possibility of adjusting the angle of gradient, to contrast the multiplicity of commodities found in the majority of contemporary monitors. However, 27EN43V-B can be used as a wall screen due to a dedicated VESA bracket.

The interface panel also offers a set of standard facilities, including 3.5 mm audio slot for the connection of headsets or external speakers, HDMI, mini D-Sub and DVI-D video ports.

Despite the fact that the release date is not far off, the manufacturer provides only scant data about its product. Thus, monitor 27EN43V-B features the …
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