External RAID-boxes by Sharkoon company for five and eight HDD

SHARKOON company has presented new and more powerful external boxes for the installation

of five and eight 2.5 — or 3.5-inch hard drives with interface SATA I / II / III. The model

SHARKOON 5-Bay RAID-Station allows the organization of RAID-arrays on 0/1/3/5/10 levels,

and at SHARKOON 8-Bay RAID-Station the support of RAID 00/30/50 is realized. The 8-Bay

RAID Station supports such memory modes: Clone, Large, Clean/Single.

It doesn’t matter where such models of raid-boxes are used. It can be a home collection or office equipment, still the product will show its effectiveness. Both products are available in black, made ​of steel SECC, have a plastic front panel, is cooled by a 120-millimeter fan and can be connected via USB 3.0 port or eSATA. The configuration of the RAID modes is done quickly and easily through the DIP switch located on the backside of the case.

At the same time SHARKOON 5-Bay RAID-Station weighs 4 kg and has dimensions of 282 x

150 x 215 mm. …

Asus to Start Shipping Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card

Next week Asus is going to start shipping its newest graphics card from Radeon R9 series. Codenamed Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC, it is based on an original PCB with black-and-red design and the incorporation of an exclusive DirectCU II cooling system. Plus, the availability of ‘OC’ in the codename implies the availability of factory overclocking.

Asus Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC takes GCN Hawaii core with 2816 stream processors as the basis. It operates at an overclocked 1000 MHz frequency. The model is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (512-bit bus) that runs at an effective 5400 MHz frequency. Just for a comparison, etalon adapter from AMD runs at 947 MHz/ 5000 MHz for GPU/memory correspondingly.

DirectCU II cooler consists of a heatsink, four copper nickel-plated heatpipes (two of them feature 10 mm dimensions), and two high-performance fans: one ordinary and one CoolTech. The card receives power via 6+8-pin connectors and might require not less than 600 W PSU.

High-End NAS Series TS-x69 from QNAP

QNAP, an outstanding supplier of network attached storages and NVR solutions, announces the release of a new high-end NAS series TS-x69. The series is represented by five models with two (TS-269 Pro), four (TS-469 Pro), five (TS-569 Pro), six (TS-669 Pro) and eight (TS-869 Pro) disk bays. All the models support hot drive swapping activity that does not require cessation of all operations when there is a need to change one of the drives. Under the company's idea, these NAS products are targeting small and middle business as a primary goal.

All five models are based on two-core Intel Atom D2700 processor, the nominal clock frequency of which achieves 2.13 GHz. TS-x69 models are equipped with DDR3 memory type of 1GB capacity; if there is a necessity, the user is able to enlarge the volume to 3GB. All storages support the integration of hard drives with the maximal 4TB capacity and high-speed SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface. Interface set is introduced by identical ports and outputs …
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