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.

Corsair Launches Graphite 760T Chassis with a Half-Transparent Panel

Corsair has just started the sales of its newest Full-Tower chassis, entitled Graphite 760T. The new entry features 567x246x564 mm dimensions and is available in two color variations: black and white. The most remarkable peculiarity ascribed to the model is a half-transparent side panel, fixed by special loops. Such framework allows for the integration of system components with a striking design and might become a real attraction in home environment.



Corsair Gpaphite 760T is thought to accommodate motherboards of ATX, E-ATX, Flex-ATX, XL-ATX, and SSI-CEB standard. Its internal layout houses nine PCI expansion slots, three 5.25-inch drive bays, and six 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives. I/O panel, located on the top facet, contains a pair of standard 3.5 mm audio sockets and four USB ports (2x 3.0 version, 2x 2.0 version).


To continue, the chassis comes with a well-considered cable management system, where each cable has its own place. Cooling system is represented by two onboard …

Kingston Showcases New Enterprise-Class SSDNow E50

Kingston, an outstanding developer of various data storage solutions, has recently introduced a new series of solid-state drives intended for enterprise use. Entitled SSDNow E50, the products feature a standard 2.5-inch design and are available in three capacities: 100 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB correspondingly. The new-comer employs SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and MLC NAND synchronous flash-memory.



Kingston SSDNow E50 takes LSI SandForce-SF2581 controller as the basis. It ensures rather high performance showings. With the purpose to guarantee a stable operation of the drives, to minimize data transfer errors and reduce the cell wear, the manufacturer furnished the models with DuraClass, DuraWrite, S.M.A.R.T., and RAISE technologies. As a result, Mean Time between Failures is estimated as 1.000.000 hours.


In regard to speed characteristics, each model demonstrates the following showings:

— SSDNow E50 100 GB: the max. sequential Read speed – 550 MB/sec, the max. sequential …
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