WD Prepares Voluminous Re+ HDDs for Data Centers

Western Digital announces a new high-capacity 3.5-inch HDD for data centers. The WD Re+ will be available in versions of up to 6 TB. All of them are designed with power-saving ideas in mind; hence, their maximal power consumption index does not go above 6 W. The new-comer employs five-platter architecture and SATA 6 Gb/sec interface that guarantees the maximal efficiency level. Moreover, its MTBF index approximates 1.2 million hours on average workload index of 550 TB per year.



The WD Re+ is distinguished by the following advantages:

— the incorporation of dual actuator positioning system that improves the drive’s working efficiency;

— the implementation of RAFF technology that monitors HDD parameters in real time and compensates for the linear and angular vibration;

— the employment of StableTrac technology that reduces vibrations and stabilizes drive platters;

— the usage of TLER technology that prevents latencies or an abrupt destruction of RAID … …

The Streacom F12C Optical PC Case Encloses Up to 24 Storing Devices and an Optical Drive

The F12C Optical Chassis joined the Streacom F12C Series. This sandblasted anodized product is manufactured out of 4 mm aluminium in two colour versions – black and silver. Possessing the 440 x 320 x 184 mm dimensions, the framework weighs 4.4 kg.



F12C Optical allows to fit in an ATX, mini-ITX or mATX motherboard and up to seven 310 mm expansion cards. Simultaneously, the ATX board can be accompanied by five 3.5-inch and two 2.5-inch drives, and the mini-ITX card – by twelve 3.5-inch or twenty-four 2.5-inch drives. The specialty offers enough room for a 135 mm CPU cooler, an ATX power supply unit of any length, as well as for 80, 92, 120 and 140 mm fans.


The key specification is an opportunity to mount a 12.7 mm slot load optical drive. The front interface panel features a pair of USB 3.0 ports and an infrared sensor window, however, the supply kit doesn’t contain an IR detector.


No price data are available yet.

Biostar Intros Hi-Fi A85W 3D Motherboard with a Bunch of Useful Features

Biostar, has recently introduced a new Hi-Fi A85W 3D motherboard, intended to support APUs from AMD for Socket FM2 (Richland and Trinity generation APUs). The board is developed in ATX form-factor and features four DIMM slots for DDR3 memory modules. Expansion facilities are guaranteed by two PCI slots, two PCI Express x16 2.0 slots, and PCI Express x1 2.0 slots, while connectivity options are secured by eight SATA III ports with the support of various RAID configurations (RAID 0, 1, 5, 10). The model also boasts three video sockets (VGA, DVI and HDMI) and USB 3.0 ports.



Biostar Hi-Fi A85W 3D is able to offer customers a lot of useful features. Hence, it employs 24-bit sampling that ensures the production of utmost sounding via analogue interface, while connecting with home theaters, multi-channel acoustic systems and high-efficiency headphones. Multi-channel Calibration (MCC) technology allows for the adjusting of an optimal sound environment on different spacing. With the …
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