Data Robotics Announces a New NAS Drobo 5DN

A renowned designer of external data storages, Data Robotics, announces the future release of its new NAS for individual consumers. Codenamed Drobo 5DN, the storage is estimated for the installation of up to 5 drives of 3.5-inch standard (all employ SATA interface II or III version) and features 150x185x262 mm overall dimensions. Under the company's idea, its new creation might become a perfect choice for the creation of various RAID configurations. Besides, the implemented design, facilities and user-friendly interface are going to attract even the entry-level customers.



Additionally to five 3.5-inch drives, Data Robotics stipulates the integration of one SSD of mSATA standard; its main function is to fulfill caching activity of frequently used data. The installation of a supplementary SSD is called to enhance the array performance and secure fast access to all necessary files. The major inventory of drives makes up 20TB of free capacity for unmatched data transfer speed and …

External Hard Drive Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Review

External hard drives have outlived barely few technological modifications since their first appearance in the market. Their main destination is to store voluminous customer files or the whole system image, and provide an unimpeded access to them. In spite of the products distinct purpose and set of assignments, each manufacturer tries to replenish their drives with bright and unusual accessories and facilities. Seagate, being the company with an established reputation in this sector, does not lag behind the tendencies, and offers its consumers a range of additional options. Therefore, Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB drive distinguishes by the possibility to save photos from social networks (Facebook and Flickr), along with standard facilities.



Design


Seagate Backup Plus resembles other similar products in design and can be characterized as classically strict. It has got a rectangular casing and 123x81x14.5 mm dimensions. The casing in made of plastic, however its shock-resistance …

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 …
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