The third generation of chips Thunderbolt will be released in the second quarter of the next year

Data interface Thunderbolt from Intel company entered the market in February 2011 in the Apple MacBook Pro laptop. By combining in the one interface PCI Express and DisplayPort, it now offers data rates up to 10 Gbit / s. On the more common personal computers the interface began to be applied recently, as part of the laptop and PC top price category.

Intel plans to introduce a new controller interface Redwood Ridge Thunderbolt for use in personal computers in the second quarter of next year. It is likely that the new controllers will form the platform of the Shark Bay for next generation processors under the name of Haswell.

Controllers Redwood Ridge will support completely the same data rate 10 Gb / s, interface DisplayPort v1.1 and function DisplayPort v1.2 Redriver. At present, even the cheapest chips Thunderbolt, 2-channel Cactus Ridge, cost motherboard manufacturers at about $ 20, and many consumers expect that emergence of new generations of controllers will reduce …

Deepcool Comes Out with White SW Chassis

Deepcool Industries has added a new White SW model to its mid-tower PC chassis series. The new-comer features 472x210x454 mm dimensions and fits office environment the best. Its framework is made of galvanized steel plates (SECC), painted white, with black-and-white frontal edging, perforated notches, and a large side acrylic window. The model might be already procured at the retail price of $35.

Deepcool White SW is compatible with mini-ITX, micro-ATX and ATX motherboard types. It provides space for four external 5.25-inch drives, four internal 3.5-inch drives, and three internal 2.5-inch drives. Expansion of facilities becomes possible due to seven expansion slots. It should be mentioned that all the bays are equipped with special slides which facilitate mounting without screws.

In order to ensure an optimal airflow, the case accommodates an efficient cable management system and dust filters. The top-front I/O panel boasts USB 3.0, USB 2.0 ports as well as 3.5 mm slots …

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.
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