Liquid-Cooling System Zalman LQ315 Review

A few months after the last release of water-cooling systems, Zalman introduces a new series of products with a title attribute LQ3xx. The series consists of three models, LQ320, LQ315 and LQ310, which differentiate themselves primarily by dimensions. The senior cooler (LQ320) features 32 mm water block and 52 mm heatsink, the medium LQ315 cooler features 38 mm heatsink and analogous in dimensions water block; the junior cooler (LQ310) is the tiniest one and features 28 mm heatsink and water block. Zalman LQ315 greatly resembles its predecessor, CNPS20LQ, in design, however, is ready to offer some improved options, if compared with the previous cooler generations.

Design and Framework

Like any other water-cooling system, Zalman LQ315 consists of a water block combined with a pump and joined with a heatsink by means of flexible tubes. The water block is notable by the availability of 'Z' logo on its surface that is lighted blue during operation. Its round base, made of …

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.

Power Supply Unit FSP Aurum AU-1200 Pro Review

Present-day power supply units are the devices which combine the advanced technologies with eco-friendly approach. Their major destination is to provide the PC nodes with direct current electric power, however, PSU can realize additional stabilizing and protective functions. Aurum AU-1200 Pro belongs to the units of FSP series and offers an ideal combination of quality, efficiency and security. This PSU is based on MIAIC technology which ensures high performance characteristics and good level of PC protection.

Design and Integration

Unlike the traditional PSU design concept, FSP Aurum AU-1200 Pro is developed with a note of uniqueness. Its black casing creates an illusion of unflinching reliability, while the golden bordering of ventilation array adds some refinement to the unit. Aurum AU-1200 Pro is rather compact as compared to other units available in the market. It should be mentioned that developers succeeded in their attempts to achieve the maximal air outflow due to …
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