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.

Affordable Motherboard Asus Vanguard B85 Review

Nowadays customers don’t find it difficult to acquire the motherboard which would absolutely correspond to their needs. This is primarily explained by the fact that each manufacturer tries to pack its production lineup with models of various calibers. Asus is one of the few companies that restlessly enlarge their motherboard inventory with variegated items, and Vanguard B85 (TUF series) is yet another item for saving users. The key to ‘affordability’ of Intel B85 chipset-based board lies mainly in the reduction of connectivity facilities, where the chipset supports not six but four SATA 6 Gb/sec + four USB 3.0 devices. However, the model is rich in other facilities that are vital for a contemporary multimedia PC.

Design and Layout

To begin with, Asus Vanguard B85 is designed in an uncommon uATX form-factor and supports Pentium/Xeon/Corei3/Corei5/Corei7 CPUs (Haswell gen.) for Socket LGA1150. The motherboard inventory involves 4 DIMM slots for the installation up to 32 …

Verbatim Announces Its 'Thinnest' External Hard Drive

Verbatim has just announced the upcoming release of its thinnest external hard drive, codenamed Store 'n' Go Ultra Slim. Moreover, according to the claimed dimensions, this drive will join the echelon of the most thinnest products currently available in the market. Hence, Store 'n' Go Ultra Slim features only 10.5 mm casing depth that is 20% thinner than all previous models from Store 'n' Go series. The new development will be delivered in two color variations (black and silver) in a blister package that reduces CO2 emissions to the atmosphere.

External hard drive Store 'n' Go Ultra Slim employs USB 3.0 interface but is totally compatible with the previous version — USB 2.0. This model features 500GB capacity and 7mm internal disk. It ensures data storage and backup facilities for a range of computing and consumer applications. The drive is also ideal for USB writing operations. It facilitates the record of TV programs, movies or other content to the drive directly from …
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