Seagate Launches the 5th Generation FireCuda SSHD

Seagate has expanded its lineup of hybrid drives with the 5th-generation FireCuda SSHD. The greenhorns are based on shingled magnetic recording technology (SMR), rather than perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR). The SMR enables the partial superposition of data tracks; it ensures the ultimate record density. The models are backed by a 5-year’s limited warranty.



Seagate FireCuda series is introduced by 5 models, developed in 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch formats. Their capacity varies from 500 GB to 2 TB. The drives employ MLC flash memory (8 GB) as well as SATA 6 Gb/sec external interface. The spindle rotates at 5400 RPM.


The average data read speed makes up 140 MB/sec with 2.5-inch models & 156 MB/sec with 3.5-inch items. The latter offer also up to 190 MB/sec of the average read speed from flash memory; besides, it takes only 8.5-9.5 ms for the chips to search for the needed data on Read/Write operations. To add, the new FireCuda is thought to consume between 1.7-6.7 W power.

Meet New Dell Precision Workstations with DDR4 Support

Dell is glad to announce the upcoming release of tower-like and rack-mount lineup of workstations that is characterized by the support of up to 1 TB DDR4 RAM. Dell Precision Tower 5810/7810/7910 and Dell Precision Rack 7910 house the latest Intel Xeon processors, as well as the latest professional graphics from AMD FirePro and Nvidia Quadro series. Due to this, the greenhorns are able to ensure the highest performance in various areas, starting from complex industrial computing and finishing with animation.



Tower-type workstations come with an advanced Thunderbolt 2 interface that guarantees up to 20 Gb/sec data transfer speed. In its turn, rack-mount 2-U model totally supports for visualization on the Citrix XenServer and VMware ESX hypervisor basis. It is also equipped with an Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller, ensuring a reliable remote supervision over data center even when there is limitation of access towards the equipment.


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Abee Launches One More Case for Mini-ITX Motherboards

Abee, a designer and supplier of high-end PC chassis, supplements its product line with one more PC case series intended specifically for mini-ITX motherboards. Codenamed Acubic C10R, the series counts five models of different coloring: casual white, black, silver, and eye-catching blue and red. All models feature futuristic cubic design with rather compact dimensions of 239x229x229 mm.



Acubic C10R is characterized by a strict design combined with elegance and grace. Its frontal panel houses a couple of USB 3.0 sockets, Power button, audio slots (for headphones and a microphone), and LED indicators for Power button and HDD activity. The panel itself is covered by a transparent acryl.


Despite its compact dimensions, this case is ready to accommodate expansion PCI Express and graphics cards of up to 190 mm in length. The maximal height of CPU cooling system should not exceed the top 55 mm; this will be quite sufficient for the integration of low-noise and low-profile …
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