Seagate Debuts with a New Line of NAS Systems

It is a well-known verity that corporate field sets up its own requirements towards PC hardware and server systems. Seagate totally realizes this fact, designing dedicated products to ensure all foremost facilities for business boost. With this purpose, the company has launched a new line of NAS servers, codenamed Seagate Business Storage.



The line is represented by models that are equipped with one, two or four drive bays, the overall volume capacity of which might vary from 2TB to 16TB. One-bay NAS model features 172x60x147 mm dimensions, two-bay model features 310x155x275 mm dimensions, and four-bay storage has got 240x247x377 mm dimensions.


All models included in the series are predestined to operate either on Windows or Mac OS X platforms. Thanks to the outstanding Seagate Business Storage facilities, corporate clients get an opportunity to fulfill data backup activity without any problems. In addition, these products might become a reliable basis for the …

Sharkoon Showcases Budgetary VG4-S Cases

Sharkoon has rejoiced its budget-oriented admirers with a new series of PC cases, entitled VG4-S. The greenhorns are distinguished by a decent functionality combined with an alluring price. Featuring 445x200x430 mm dimensions, the case is ready to offer enough space for a set of up-to-date internal components and welcomes the connection of various external devices. Moreover, the model is housed in a black chassis, while perforated areas are illuminated by red/green/blue backlight.



Sharkoon VG4-S supports the installation of ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards, offering seven expansion slots, three 5.25-inch drive bays, three 3.5-inch drive bays, and four 2.5-inch drive bays. Internal space is sufficient for the mounting of 160 mm high CPU coolers, 250 mm long power supply units, and 385 mm long graphics cards.


External I/O panel boasts the availability of 4x USB 2.0 ports and a pair of 3.5 mm audio sockets. Cooling is ensured by a preinstalled frontal fan (120 mm) …

Overclocked Asus Strix R9 380 OC Graphics Card Review

AMD has recently updated its lineup of graphics cards, offering solutions for any taste and budget. Its Radeon R9 380 adapter is an appropriate balance of quality and price. Hence, there is small wonder that all company’s partners rushed into introducing their own versions of the card. The Strix R9 380 OC from Asus is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding interpretations. Let’s see what privileges it boasts.



General Specs


Asus Strix R9 380 OC is based on Antigua Pro GPU (28 nm) that entails 1792 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs and 11 TMUs. In contrast to the etalon model running at 970 MHz frequency, this card features 990 MHz nominal clock frequency. The codename – Strix-R9380-DC2OC-2GD5-Gaming implies that this item comes equipped with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, operating at 5500 MHz efficient frequency. However, it is assumed that Asus will introduce the version with 4 GB memory to satisfy the needs of a wider audience.


PCB Layout


All hardware base components are …
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