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.

Meet a Pair of High-Efficiency M6 and M.2 SSDs from Plextor

Plextor, an established data storage manufacturer from Japan, announces the release of two new solid-state drive series – the M6 and the M.2. Both new-comers are marked by some outstanding efficiency facilities and completely new design. The M6 SSDs are developed in 2.5-inch design but are housed in ultrathin aluminum cases of 5 mm depth only. They are based on Marvell 88SS9187 controller and MLC NAND flash-memory of Toggle type (19 nm technological process).



The M6 drives feature high-speed SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and support Plextor TrueSpeed technology. It should be noted that these SSDs are thought to support up to 1 GB RAM – DDR2-800 or DDR3-800 — used as cache. With the attempt to satisfy the needs of diverse customer audiences, Plextor is going to release the M6 modifications: M6 Pro models for high-performance tasks and M6S for ordinary users.


To continue, the M.2 solid-state drives are designed in a totally new NGFF form-factor (New Generation Form …

Strider Platinum Series ST1200-PT Power Supply Review

While building up enthusiast or gaming system most people concentrate on purchasing the most powerful video cards or the best processors they are able to find and have enough money for. But the one more point most of them leave behind is that they need enough power to run everything. Though overall performance really depends on the choice of a processor and video card, without a quality PSU all the system’s performance will be useless.


Strider Platinum 1200W PSU for High Power Consumption Systems


This review will give you a glance at the SilverStone Strider Platinum 1200W PSU. The whole Strider Platinum series has been created to meet all the growing requirements of both gamers and enthusiasts, as well as those of the professionals. And the 1200W model offers enough power to drive even the most potent systems. This includes not only the highest capacity rate, but two EPS, and also eight PCIe connectors to give enough power to run multiple graphic cards and the …
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