DAS Promise Pegasus R4 Review

Data storage units have become an integral part of PC hardware in recent years. Such conjuncture is simply explained by the rising necessity to store huge amounts of information and transfer the data to various devices. NAS and DAS units have been developed with the intention to solve all storage problems, however, the efficiency of their work is much dependent on the interfaces they use for data transfer. USB 2.0 interfaces are unable to cope with voluminous info; the prevalent now USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces are efficient only for a single winchester. But when it comes to the management of really huge data blocks, there appears a need for a more advanced solution. Promise Technology dares to solve all vital issues by releasing DAS Pegasus R4 with Thunderbolt interface which is notable for the high and stable data transfer speed with the retention of compatibility.



General Characteristics


DAS Promise Pegasus R4 series does not differ so much in design terms from other …

A Solid Jonsbo U1 PLUS Gaming ITX PC Case Makes a Real Difference

Gaming Mini-ITX PC Cases are becoming more and more popular from day to day. At present, among them we can distinguish the latest U1 PLUS model from Jonsbo, which is notable for its inner space optimization.



This framework weighs only 2.77 kg, and its 170 × 220 × 320 mm dimensions allow to install graphics cards up to 195 mm long and CPU coolers up to 133 mm high. The SFX format power supply units can be utilized with this product. There’s also a potential for embedding two 2.5” drives and an M.2 storage device. In the lower part of the chassis one can find enough room to mount a 80 mm fan for additional cooling and a dust filter.


The sturdily constructed Jonsbo U1 PLUS is manufactured out of 4 mm aluminum-magnesium alloy; and its side panel is made out of the 5 mm tempered glass.


The novelty is designed in two colour variants – black and silver, so users can choose any to their liking. Shockproof legs advantageously contribute to the exterior.

Sapphire Radeon RX 480 Nitro OC is Available for Preorder

Sapphire is about to launch the first modification of AMD’s graphics adapter – the Radeon RX 480. The new-comer, entitled Radeon RX 480 Nitro OC, is already available for preorder at the price tag of $322. The PCB, as well as the integrated cooling system, employs a modified design. The ‘OC’ postfix implies that the card has been overclocked to provide for a better performance.



Sapphire Radeon RX 480 Nitro OC comes equipped with AMD Polaris 10 GPU (14 nm, FinFet, GCN). It features 2304 stream processors, 32 ROPs & 144 TMUs. The presumptive GPU clock frequency might achieve 1350 MHz. At the same time, memory subsystem hasn’t been modified: 8 GB of GDDR5 are supposed to run at 2.0/8.0 GHz (base/dynamic) frequency.


The 2-slot cooling system employs a few heatpipes, a large aluminum heatsink, a stiffening plate at the reverse side, and a couple of 100-mm fans. The latter are able to operate in passive mode when GPU temperature is low. Moreover, the model boasts the …
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