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 …

Meet New Dell Precision Workstations with DDR4 Support

Dell is glad to announce the upcoming release of tower-like and rack-mount lineup of workstations that is characterized by the support of up to 1 TB DDR4 RAM. Dell Precision Tower 5810/7810/7910 and Dell Precision Rack 7910 house the latest Intel Xeon processors, as well as the latest professional graphics from AMD FirePro and Nvidia Quadro series. Due to this, the greenhorns are able to ensure the highest performance in various areas, starting from complex industrial computing and finishing with animation.

Tower-type workstations come with an advanced Thunderbolt 2 interface that guarantees up to 20 Gb/sec data transfer speed. In its turn, rack-mount 2-U model totally supports for visualization on the Citrix XenServer and VMware ESX hypervisor basis. It is also equipped with an Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller, ensuring a reliable remote supervision over data center even when there is limitation of access towards the equipment.

The list of advantages offered by …

Synology Announces a New DiskStation DS214 NAS

Synology Inc., a well-known Taiwanese manufacturer of high-end network solutions, announces the release of a two-disk NAS, entitled DiskStation DS214. The storage is targeting budget-oriented home and small business customers who long for high performance and stability of system operation. This NAS comes with two 3.5-inch drives, each featuring 4 TB capacity. Herein, the drives are mounted without any tools, by means of rubber shims only.

The DiskStation DS214 is differentiated by a quite low power consumption index. The storage consumes not more than 20W on full load conditions, with the minimal index of 3.65W in sleep mode. This NAS model is based on a two-core processor, running at 1.06 GHz. Its layout also embraces 512 MB of DDR3 memory, gigabit Ethernet port, and a twain of USB ports (3.0 version). Moreover, the case is equipped with a set of LEDs for drives, network, and NAS activity.

To proceed with the specifications, the new-comer boasts some 111 Mb/sec Read speed …
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