First SSDs from Asus to be Released Already in May

First seen at CES 2013 exhibition, Asus ROG RAIDR solid-state drives are on their final stage of development before an official release in May. Unlike the majority of contemporary SSD solutions in the market, the product from Asus features quite distinct form-factor, similar to expansion cards. The new drive is known to employ PCI Express 2.0 x2 interface with the support of x16/x8/x4 slots.

According to the preliminary data, ROG RAIDR solid-state drives will be available in two capacity variations – 120 GB and 240 GB. Both models will run under a couple of SandForce SF2281 controllers, comprised into RAID 0 array. MLC NAND flash-memory chips from Toshiba (designed under 19 nm technological process) will be the heart of revolutionary SSDs. Irrespective of the overall differentiation, ROG RAIDR will support a range of technologies traditional SSDs support, including S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and NCQ.

With the respect to the performance, both drives will be able to demonstrate …

FX 7750 Monster: New Exclusive Graphics Card from XFX

XFX is about to release an exclusive graphics card, devoted to the Eastern New Year festivities. Codenamed FX 7750 Monster, this model will firstly appear in the Chinese market at about $128. The company has designed its own, original version of AMD Radeon HD 7750 adapter, and endowed the product with some 'monstrous' specifications.

Graphics card FX 7750 Monster is based on and advanced Graphics Core Next architecture and takes Cape Verde chip developed under 28 nm technological process as the core element. The chip counts 512 current processors and operates at 800 MHz clock frequency. The card itself is compatible with PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus and features 4-phase power supply subsystem.

This model is furnished with an elaborated UVD graphics processor and VCE engine. Video interface panel provides for the DVI, D-Sub and HDMI connection that is realized due to dedicated ports on the rear panel. Cooling system consists of a two-slot cooler of 90 mm dimensional type. …

Asustor Introduces New-Gen AS 3 NAS Series

Asustor, an outstanding Taiwanese developer of high-end hardware pieces, has just launched a series of new-generation NAS devices, codenamed AS 3. The series involves two models – the AS-302T and the AS-304T – that are characterized by the support of advanced multimedia facilities and high-resolution video (1080 p). The first model consists of two HDD bays with the maximal capacity of 8 TB, whereas the second model boasts four HDD bays with an overall 16 TB capacity. For this reason, the retail price makes up $334.90 and $499 respectively.

AS 3 NAS devices are based on Intel Atom two-core processors that run at 1.6 GHz clock frequency. Memory subsystem is introduced by DDR3 modules of 1 GB capacity. Interface I/O panel is rich in gigabit Ethernet network port, IR-port, HDMI video socket, 3.5 mm audio socket, and USB 3.0 port. One of the blissful advantages is the possibility to unite the drives into the following RAID arrays: RAID 0/1/5/6/10 and JBOD.

Each NAS model is …
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