Synology Announces a New DiskStation DS214 NAS

Synology Inc., a well-known Taiwanese manufacturer of high-end network solutions, announces the release of a two-disk NAS, entitled DiskStation DS214. The storage is targeting budget-oriented home and small business customers who long for high performance and stability of system operation. This NAS comes with two 3.5-inch drives, each featuring 4 TB capacity. Herein, the drives are mounted without any tools, by means of rubber shims only.

The DiskStation DS214 is differentiated by a quite low power consumption index. The storage consumes not more than 20W on full load conditions, with the minimal index of 3.65W in sleep mode. This NAS model is based on a two-core processor, running at 1.06 GHz. Its layout also embraces 512 MB of DDR3 memory, gigabit Ethernet port, and a twain of USB ports (3.0 version). Moreover, the case is equipped with a set of LEDs for drives, network, and NAS activity.

To proceed with the specifications, the new-comer boasts some 111 Mb/sec Read speed …

Deepcool Comes Out with Tesseract SW-RD Chassis

Deepcool Industries Co. Ltd. has expanded its production line with a new mid-tower case, entitled Tesseract SW-RD. The chassis features 472x210x454 mm dimensions and weighs 4.97 kg. It is made of galvanized SECC steel plates, boasting a large side acrylic window & black-and-red frontal frame. The top panel houses I/O panel with a pair of USB ports (both 2.0 and 3.0 versions are available) as well as a couple of audio ports.

Deepcool Tesseract SW-RD is compatible with mini-ITX, micro-ATX and ATX motherboards. The layout offers two external 5.25-inch slots, four internal 3.5-inch slots, three internal 2.5-inch slots, and seven slots for PCI expansion cards. All the racks are equipped with slides which facilitate installation of drives without any screws.

To continue, the case is ready to welcome 310-mm-long VGA cards, 168-mm-high CPU coolers as well as standard power supply units. The motherboard tray accommodates a dedicated notch that allows installing the CPU cooler …

Modular Power Supply 650W Chieftec A80

Evaluating the effectiveness of modern computer power supplies, the most attention is paid to their coefficient of performance (COP) at a given load — usually means of 20%, 50% and 100%. At the same time, not less important requirement, established by standard 80PLUS should be considered. That means — the preservation of this level of performance for all occurring in the world supply voltage variations, that is in the range of 100-240 V.

The standard rules of 80PLUS at different levels (Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, etc.) are performed for two voltage 115 V and 230 V. In both cases, the normalized PS should show the efficiency of not less than specified for each category level. Not usual power supply CTG-650C model of the new A-80 series from the Chieftec company is interesting in that it has officially claimed efficiency of 85% or more, but only for nets 220-240 V.

As the advantages of such solution can immediately be noted a lower price, due to less stringent …
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