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.

AOC Gets Ready to Release u3477Pqu Monitor

AOC is glad to announce a new 34-inch PC monitor, codenamed u3477Pqu. The product is addressed, first of all, to movie fans, graphics designers, and enthusiasts as well, due to its unusual dimensions and a large viewing area. The release is scheduled for July, nonetheless pricing or shipping details are still unknown.



AOC u3477Pqu is based on an ultrathin AH-IPS panel, featuring 21:9 aspect ratio, LED backlit, and 3440x1440 resolution. The model is differentiated by high color rendering, high color gamut, and high pixel density. In addition, it boasts 5 ms response time, 178/178 viewing angles, 320 cd/m2 brightness index, 1000:1 static contrast, accompanying by 50M:1 dynamic one.


The list of integrated video interfaces includes DVI-D port, D-Sub port, dual DisplayPorts, as well as HDMI port with HDCP-compatible rail. Along with a standard power-saving backlight, the display is equipped with a white LED that covers the screen from top to bottom.


Furthermore, the …

Telum and Ferrum: the Continuators of Aerocool Templarius Genus

Aerocool proudly introduces two new PC cases that have been entitled as Templarius Telum and Templarius Ferrum. As seen from the titles, the novices continue Aerocool's Templarius chassis line and are called to become their worthy representatives. Both models are appropriate for the mounting of gaming computers and other powerful systems. Moreover, they are already on sale, so gamers and other enthusiasts can taste all their benefits in real time.



PC cases Telum and Ferrum are developed in full-tower ATX form-factor. Their dimensions, 420x185x435 mm and 460x200x455 mm correspondingly, promote for the installation of truly voluminous and mighty components: CPU coolers up to 158 mm in height and graphics adapters up to 400 mm in length. Internal framework allows the user to create a really efficient cooling environment, providing room for up to ten fans. Besides, the chassis are equipped with dedicated holes for the water-cooling organization; all tubes and a heatsink can be …
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