Dell Showcases PowerEdge R830 & R930 Servers

Dell announces the release of the 13th-generation of 4-socket servers under PowerEdge family. The PowerEdge R830 and the PowerEdge R930 are targeting corporate customers who search for an efficient solution for remote office work. Moreover, the company introduces the PowerEdge FX2 & the PowerEdge M1000e platforms as well as the PowerEdge M830 and the PowerEdge FC830 blade-servers on the basis of Intel Xeon E5-4600 v4 CPUs.

Dell PowerEdge R830 proves to be an ideal solution for huge databases and virtual desktops. Combining four Intel CPUs & 48 DIMM memory modules, this model is able to ensure a balance of flexibility, scalability and solidity on the deployment of horizontally scalable virtual platforms as well as the deployment of virtual desktop infrastructure.

Dell PowerEdge R930 is based on Intel Xeon E7-8800 v4 processors. Thanks to the implementation of Intel Run Sure technology, the model is ready to deploy resource-intensive applications, scale them and control key …

HDD-Box with Futuristic Design from Icy Dock

The market of external enclosures boasts a number of products from different companies. Nevertheless, Icy Dock decided to stand out against the background of others and introduced its HDD-box codenamed MB080U3S-1SB Blizzard. It seems that the manufacturer went beyond the realism and created a really futuristic dock for hard drives: instead of standard square shape Icy Dock made diamond-shaped detachable clipboard.

The dock is made of metal and plastic, and goes totally in black color. The clipboard covers 80 mm fan which is called to cool down even hot drives. This is unusual fan localization for the external enclosures but the manufacturers explain their move twofold. Firstly, this way the fan is able to dissipate cool airflow to all sides of HDD. This ensures the longevity of the cooling fan and increases the cooling system efficiency. Secondly, it promotes for hassle-free installation without any screws or other tools. The ejection of the clipboard is enabled due to the …

Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.

Layout and Connectivity

In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).

The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …
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