NAS QNAP TS-469 Pro Review

Contemporary network storage units have already undergone the evolution era, and nowadays new emerging models do not differ so much from their predecessors. This basically touches upon external integration and major functional. Still, hardware and software layout is constantly changing, offering more advanced, more efficient, and more comprehensive facilities. QNAP has recently launched a series of four-disk stations, with TS-469 Pro model leading the series.



Design and Integration


NAS QNAP TS-469 Pro is based on a steel frame. The casing is made of dark aluminum, while the frontal panel is made of black plastic. The larger part of this panel features a bay for the HDD installation; HDD bay consists of metallic frames and external plastic straps. Right above the bay there is a block of two-array indicators, two control panels and eight LED lights signifying the work of each hard drive, general device status, network connection, USB connection, and eSATA connection.

Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB Power Units with a capacity of 650–850 W

A new series of Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB power units is about to see the world. It hasn’t even been announced on the official site of the manufacturer yet. This series includes three models with a capacity of 650, 750 и 850 W, all of which feature one powerful +12V line, the up-to-date circuitry and the element base of high quality. That’s why these samples are effective and marked with a 80 PLUS Gold certificate.



The three models of the Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB series use fully modular cable system with handy flat sleeves. Besides, 650 W and 750 W versions are equipped with nine SATA and four 6+2-pin PCIe connectors. In its turn the 850 W model offers ten SATA and six PCIe connectors.


The cooling system embodies a 140 mm fan with 256-colour RGB-lighting, managed through the DPS G PC App. Thermaltake recommends to install these power units with a fan on the top. This is expected to lower the temperature inside the power unit and the chassis by 3°С. …

Raidmax Comes Up with Viper GX II Gaming Chassis

Raidmax came to light with a new mid-tower case, entitled Viper GX II. Intended for hard-core gamers, it is available in a totally black, aggressive design with orange inclusions in the frontal panel. The model features 507x240x539 mm dimensions, thus, is targeting micro-ATX as well as ATX motherboards. The recommended by the manufacturer retail price makes up 64.99 Euro.



Raidmax Viper GX II is quite roomy with sufficient space for three 5.25-inch drives, seven 3.5-inch drives, and three optional 2.5-inch drives. Besides, there is place for seven PCI expansion cards. As far as graphics cards are concerned, their maximal admissible length should not exceed 415 mm; at the same time, the ultimate height of compatible CPU coolers makes up 165 mm.


The top facet accommodates a standard interface panel with four USB ports (both 2.0 and 3.0 are available) and a pair of 2.5 mm audio slots.

To continue, the chassis is differentiated by an optimized air-cooling system. Hence, it …
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