WD Prepares Voluminous Re+ HDDs for Data Centers

Western Digital announces a new high-capacity 3.5-inch HDD for data centers. The WD Re+ will be available in versions of up to 6 TB. All of them are designed with power-saving ideas in mind; hence, their maximal power consumption index does not go above 6 W. The new-comer employs five-platter architecture and SATA 6 Gb/sec interface that guarantees the maximal efficiency level. Moreover, its MTBF index approximates 1.2 million hours on average workload index of 550 TB per year.



The WD Re+ is distinguished by the following advantages:

— the incorporation of dual actuator positioning system that improves the drive’s working efficiency;

— the implementation of RAFF technology that monitors HDD parameters in real time and compensates for the linear and angular vibration;

— the employment of StableTrac technology that reduces vibrations and stabilizes drive platters;

— the usage of TLER technology that prevents latencies or an abrupt destruction of RAID … …

Buffalo Announces HD-PCFU3-C Wearables

Buffalo Technology is about to release its newest line of wearable hard drives. Codenamed HD-PCFU3-C, the products will be available in three capacity versions: 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB. All of them allow as pure black so pure white exterior design. The models will be backed by 1 year limited warranty.



The Buffalo HD-PCFU3-C external HDs are housed in solid aluminum cases and equipped with a high-speed USB 3.0 interface. The latter might be used both for data transfer as well as charge-in purposes; put it otherwise, the user will be saved from the necessity to buy an additional AC adaptor.


Pricewise, the cheapest solutions are 500 GB HD-PCF500U3-BC and HD-PCF500U3-WC with the price tag of $90. The HD-PCF1.0U3-BWC and HD-PCF1.0U3-BBC of 1 TB capacity will cost about $110, whereas their senior companions, the PCF2.0U3-GBC and HD-PCF2.0U3-GWC of 2 TB capacity, will go as high as $165. Shipping is to start in early January 2015.

Asus to Release a Hybrid All-in-One PC with a Detachable Display

Asus decided to rejoice its ardent fans by the development of yet another hybrid all-in-one PC entitled Transformer AiO. First of all, it should be mentioned that this product differs from regular hybrid items (laptop-tablets or tablet-netbooks) by an unusual framework. This is a combination of all-in-one solution with a voluminous tablet, where Windows 8 and Android unanimously cooperate. In other words, Transformer AiO is a PC with a detachable display that can work in a standalone mode.



When examining this model as a PC dock-station and all-in-one solution, it’s necessary to name all key components. Thus, it is based on Intel Core i3 3220/i5 3350P/i7 3770 CPU, employs Nvidia GeForce GT730M graphics adapter and the latest Windows 8 OS platform. Internal layout allows the integration of 1 TB/2 TB hard drive and up to 8GB RAM. The station accommodates four USB 3.0 ports, Kensington’s lock, optical drive, and USB transmitter for the connection of keyboard and mouse.


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