Fractal Design Showcases an Offbeat Define S Chassis

Fractal Design, a well-known Swedish PC hardware developer, comes out with an innovative PC chassis, entitled Define S. The new-comer offers an ideal balance of functionality with a perfect soundproofing. Its exterior is differentiated by a classic strictness and style combined with a totally black coverage. The case might accommodate as mini-ITX/mATX motherboards, so full ATX items. Moreover, potential customers are able to choose between a windowed version ($90) and an entirely blind version ($80) of the chassis.

Key peculiarity of Fractal Design Define S model is absence of traditional bays for ODD and HDD/SSD. Instead of them, there are dedicated vertical seats on the reverse side of the motherboard tray for three 3.5-inch drives and two additional 2.5-inch drives. Seats for the 5.25-inch ODD are absent at all.

The layout allows for the installation of 425-mm graphics cards (if frontal fans are excluded, the maximal admissible length of cards might be 450 mm), CPU …

Meet New High-Speed External Hard Drive Buffalo HD-GDU3

Buffalo Technology, a Japanese manufacturer of all innovatory storage devices and network solutions, showcases a new external hard drive, codenamed HD-GDU3, within the boundaries of DriveStation series. The new drive is housed in a black casing, featuring 45x126x202 mm dimensions. The model is known to have three capacity variations and, correspondingly, three different models: HD-GD1.0U3 (1TB), HD-GD2.0U3 (2TB) and HD-GD3.0U3 (3TB).

These external drives employ 3.5-inch hard drives as the basis and support an advanced high-speed USB 3.0 interface. Their layout involves 1GB of DRAM cache-memory which utilizes a dedicated caching software applet Turbo PC EX2, delivered along with the drives. This applet is called to immensely accelerate the data transfer process. The nominal delivery kit also includes a large software package with encoding and backup programs.

According to Buffalo developers, their HD-GDU3 is the fastest external hard drive ever seen. Thus, the maximal …

PSU Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze Review

Seasonic Electronics has already indulged the community with its PSU solutions of M12II and S12II series. Currently, all the models included to those lineups are marked by 80 Plus Bronze certificate that testify their belonging to the high-end echelon. This year the company has completed the modernization of S12II series to add some advanced characteristics to its products. PSU S12II-520 Bronze is delivered with the nominal power of 520 W and is primarily designated to be employed in gaming PCs with a single high-performance graphics adapter.

Design Peculiarities and Cable Set

Power supply unit Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze goes in ATX 12V form-factor and boasts 80 Plus Bronze standards. The nominal delivery kit is not differentiated by any peculiar components, since the manufacturer included only a detailed user manual, four screws, network power cable, power adapter from PATA to a couple of sockets for FDD connection.

PSU casing is developed in black coloring with the …
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