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.

Motherboard Biostar TPower X79 Review

Contemporary IT market is distinguished by the rising competition between companies-manufacturers of computer components, accessories and various devices. Motherboard segment is not exclusion and many companies try their luck by producing ever newer products. Of course, motherboards destined for the average customers with average needs gain prime popularity, however the success of the brand and product line depends basically on flagman high-end models. Biostar does not lag behind the competitors and regularly replenishes its line of motherboards by new products. Biostar TPower X79 is a worthy sample of design, performance and layout which serve the steam engine and create the positive image of the company.



Design and Layout


Motherboard Biostar TPower X79 goes in a standard ATX form-factor to allow the availability of multiple controllers and the complicity of the framework. Despite this fact, the textolite is not overloaded due to the implemented up-to-date element base, …

Monitor Dell U2713HM Review

Monitors with high resolution have deeply penetrated into our lives. Full HD resolution is considered to be a necessity for the up-to-date video standard, so manufacturers of not only PC monitors but also other devices, such as smart phones, mobile gadgets, etc., try to implement this standard into their products. Still, progress marvels us with a new development: more advanced WQHD resolution of 2560x1440 is gradually integrated into the monitors. Dell decided not to lag behind the pioneers in this sphere and designed a new model U2712HM.



Design and Ergonomics


Monitor Dell U2713HM is housed in a black or silver-black dull casing. The implementation of WLED lighting allowed the manufacturer to reduce the depth of the enclosure. It is fixed on a durable plastic stand connected to a black base with beveled angles and a central turntable. The base is made of solid metal; its rear board accommodates six rubber feet which are firmly pressed to the surface and save the monitor …
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