HGST Announces Corporate-Class Ultrastar C10K1800 Hard Drives

Despite the emergence of ultra-fast and voluminous SSD devices, data processing centers still require classical storage solutions. Hence, HGST, an affiliate company of Western Digital, decided to comply with the corporate demands by introducing budgetary hard drives entitled Ultrastar C10K1800. The new-comers are targeting exactly DPC-systems which are in need of high performance combined with fail-safe behavior.



HGST Ultrastar C10K1800 drives feature 2.5-inch form-factor and come in diverse capacity variations (from 300 GB to 1.8 TB). The models employ SAS interface with 12 Gb/sec throughput. It should be noted that designers involved the minimal amount of plates on the maximal possible tape density. The latter are thought to rotate with 10.520 RPM.


The implementation of only few plates provides for the reduction of power consumption; this is supposed to be a great benefit since the drives are estimated for a durable 24/7 operation. Thus, an average power consumption …

Kingston KC1000 SSDs Are Equipped With the PCIe 3.0 x4 Interface and Support the NVMe Protocol

The Kingston Company has announced the release of KC1000 solid-state drives, which are equipped with the PCIe 3.0 x4 interface and support the latest NVMe protocol. These products feature the MLC NAND flash memory and the Phison PS5007-E7 controller.



The KC1000 sequential read speed achieves 2,700 MB/sec; and the ultimate sequential write velocity is 900 MB/sec with the smallest capacity model and 1,600 MB/sec with other samples. The novelty supplies up to 290,000 IOPS. During the period of service Kingston solid-state disks, being available in 240, 480 and 960 GB, endure 300, 550 and 1000 TB of data respectively. In addition, we should remark, the SSD provides enhanced endurance and power saving.


Delivering of this M.2 2280 type device starts in the middle of June. The cost is unveiled yet, however, it is reported, that specialties are protected by a five-year warranty and intend Kingston support.

Aresze Launches Windcatcher 9100B Enclosure for 'Extreme' Consumers

Aresze has just announced the sales start of its new Full-Tower enclosure, codenamed Windcatcher 9100B. This product is supposed to attract, first of all, gamers and extreme experiencers who wish to integrate high-performance and solid desktops. The major privilege of Windcatcher 9100B is its comprehensive nature that permits users to select varied configurations and cooling systems.



Windcatcher 9100B design is developed with technological and aesthetic considerations in mind. The casing is made of durable, cold-rolled steel. The clipboard is made of aluminum and goes with perforation grids. Side plates (which are detachable) go also with ventilation grids to ensure optimal airflow within the casing. The integrated blue LED creates a magnificent effect, adding some refinement to the enclosure.


This model is a multi-purpose solution, allowing the customer to employ it with motherboards of different form-factors (E-ATX, ATX and micro-ATX). Windcatcher 9100B is capable to …
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