Kingston and Adata Come up with M.2 SSDs

Within the framework of Computex 2014 both Kingston and Adata are going to introduce their fresh SSD series of M.2 form-factor. In keeping with the manufacturers’ words, the products – SM2280S2 and SR1020NP — are differentiated by some spectacular performance. At present the companies provide only basic info about the drives, leaving their fans in suspense.



Kingston SM2280S3 is based on Phison PS3108 that supports SATA 6 Gb/sec interface only. It ensures 540 MB/sec and 514 MB/sec speed on sequential Read/Write operations. For sure, it’s not the performance innovative M.2 drives should demonstrate (about 10 Gb/sec), although the model considerably surpasses traditional HDDs in this respect.


This SSD series is represented by three models of 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacity. All of them employ DDR3 cache-memory with the minimal 256 MB capacity. Besides, the difference in efficiency between other M.2 offers Kingston promises to compensate by a more affordable price.

Preview of video-card Club 3D Radeon HD 7970 royalAce

Club 3D has released fifth model of the Radeon HD 7970 — with the prefix royalAce in the codename. Before «ace» there were represented “the king” HD 7970 royalKing and “Queen” HD 7970 royalQueen. New model works at higher frequencies, and supports dynamic overclocking. Into the configuration of Club 3D Radeon HD 7970 royalAce inserted 2048 stream processors. Nominal of core is 1050 MHz in normal mode and 1100 MHz in 3D-games. GDDR5 memory chips make total of 3 GB and operating at 6 GHz, the memory bus is 384 bits.



Club 3D Radeon HD 7970 is notable by its effective use of a proprietary cooling system. It is equipped with a dual-slot cooling system royalAce consisting of at least three copper heat pipes, an array of aluminum fins and a pair of fan size 80 mm. According to the manufacturer reports, the construction is very quiet (31.5 dB in the normal mode of operation, 38 dB — under load), and secondly, provides a nice temperature (average during the game GPU …

LaCie Updates a High-End 5big NAS-Server

LaCie, a reputable French manufacturer of premium storage devices, has updated its award-winning NAS, codenamed LaCie 5big, filling it with a bunch of cutting-edge options. The greenhorn is targeting corporate field and intended at a problem-free data backup, 4K video editing, joint and remote access to data, etc. The storage is housed in a solid aluminum chassis and counts five drive bays. Nonetheless, it features 173x220x196 mm dimensions only, which makes it the most compact NAS with the largest storage capacity in the market.



LaCie 5big will be available in three versions with the maximal capacity of 10 TB, 20 TB and 30 TB. The most outstanding peculiarity pertained to the model is the support of high-speed Thunderbolt 2 interface, represented by two ports. Initially, the storage presupposes the integration of five 6 TB hard drives, designed by Seagate, with the 7200 RPM spindle operation.


All the drives might be joined into RAID 5 configuration for a better …
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