First SSDs from Asus to be Released Already in May

First seen at CES 2013 exhibition, Asus ROG RAIDR solid-state drives are on their final stage of development before an official release in May. Unlike the majority of contemporary SSD solutions in the market, the product from Asus features quite distinct form-factor, similar to expansion cards. The new drive is known to employ PCI Express 2.0 x2 interface with the support of x16/x8/x4 slots.

According to the preliminary data, ROG RAIDR solid-state drives will be available in two capacity variations – 120 GB and 240 GB. Both models will run under a couple of SandForce SF2281 controllers, comprised into RAID 0 array. MLC NAND flash-memory chips from Toshiba (designed under 19 nm technological process) will be the heart of revolutionary SSDs. Irrespective of the overall differentiation, ROG RAIDR will support a range of technologies traditional SSDs support, including S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and NCQ.

With the respect to the performance, both drives will be able to demonstrate …

Asustor Outs AS6 Series NAS Servers

Asustor has replenished its production line with a pair of NAS servers – AS6202T & AS6204T — which joined AS 6 Series lineup. The new-comers are estimated for the installation of 2 and 4 drives correspondingly with the maximal aggregate capacity of 12 TB and 24 TB. The drives might be joined into various arrays, including RAID 0/1/5/6, RAID Single, JBOD, RAID 1/5 + Hot Spare, etc. Both items run under ADM OS and are backed by a 3-year’s limited warranty.

Asustor AS6 network storages boast a vertical rack construction. They are based on a 4-core Intel Celeron N3150 CPU that operates at 1.6 GHz frequency with the overclocking possibility of 2.08 GHz. The CPU is accompanied by 4 GB of SO-DIMM DDR3L memory. The models are characterized by rich connectivity options; they offer 3x USB 3.0 ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 2x eSATA ports, 1x HDMI 1.4b port, 2x gigabit Ethernet ports, S/PDIF port, and IR.

Drive trays accommodate dedicated locks. Besides, the manufacturer has added Hot …

Synology Comes Up with a Single-Drive DS115 NAS

Synology, a renowned developer of storage & network solutions, appears in the market with a new single-drive NAS, entitled DiskStation DS115. The greenhorn features 166x71x224 mm dimensions and is differentiated by an ergonomic design, noiseless operation as well as the support for power-saving technologies. The company promises to present all potential customers with a 2-year’s warranty and a reliable technical support.

Synology DiskStation DS115 might be employed in processes on music/photo/video streaming to various DLNA-compatible devices (TV-sets and gaming consoles) without any preliminary adjustments. It allows installing one 2.5-/3.5-inch drive with SATA III interface of 6 GB capacity. As for speed characteristics, the model ensures 111 Mb/sec and 104 Mb/sec on sequential Read/Write operations respectively.

This NAS is based on Marvell Armada 375 88F6720 processor with 512 MB of DDR3 memory; it runs at 800 MHz frequency. The layout also includes Gigabit network …
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