Fractal Design Define R5: Silent Chassis for Ambitious Systems

Fractal Design has recently added a new R5 model to its renowned Define series. The new-comer is targeting enthusiasts longing for high performance combined with silent operation. It is represented in two chassis modifications — with an acrylic side window ($119.99) and with a blind side panel ($109.99) – as well as in three color versions: white, black, and titanium. The case is ready to accommodate motherboards of nearly all formats (mini-ITX, micro-ATX, ATX) with the maximum of 7 expansion slots.

Featuring 531x462x232 mm dimensions, Fractal Design Define R5 offers a pair of 5.25-inch drive bays, eight 3.5-inch drive bays, and two 2.5-inch drive bays. Herein, if necessary, all of them might be removed to allow for the installation of long graphics cards (up to 310 mm), of high CPU coolers (up to 180 mm), and of varied heatspreaders. Besides, due to a well-elaborated framework, the drives can be fixed and removed without any tools.

To continue, this chassis boasts the …

NEC Intros EA244WMi Monitor in Two Color Versions

NEC, a renowned Japanese monitor designer, introduces a new 24-inch monitor with IPS panel type. Models EA244WMi and EA244WMi-BK are considered to be a single product, delivered in two color variations: black and white. Both monitors feature 1920x1200 resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio. The display is characterized by the availability of a power-saving LED backlight and 6ms (GtG) response time.

Irrespective of the seemingly unassuming design, EA244WMi is notable by a multi-functional stand. Its framework permits the customer to change the display tilt from -5 to +30 degrees, rotate it at 340 degrees left and right, rotate it at 90 degrees in vertical surface, and alter its height level. The display frame accommodates a couple of 1W stereo speakers, while its rear panel is furnished with mini-jack 3.5 mm audio slots, four-port USB 2.0 hub, and a set of video outputs (mini-D-Sub, DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI).

Other specifications of NEC EA244WMi include:

— brightness: 350 …

HGST Announces Corporate-Class Ultrastar C10K1800 Hard Drives

Despite the emergence of ultra-fast and voluminous SSD devices, data processing centers still require classical storage solutions. Hence, HGST, an affiliate company of Western Digital, decided to comply with the corporate demands by introducing budgetary hard drives entitled Ultrastar C10K1800. The new-comers are targeting exactly DPC-systems which are in need of high performance combined with fail-safe behavior.

HGST Ultrastar C10K1800 drives feature 2.5-inch form-factor and come in diverse capacity variations (from 300 GB to 1.8 TB). The models employ SAS interface with 12 Gb/sec throughput. It should be noted that designers involved the minimal amount of plates on the maximal possible tape density. The latter are thought to rotate with 10.520 RPM.

The implementation of only few plates provides for the reduction of power consumption; this is supposed to be a great benefit since the drives are estimated for a durable 24/7 operation. Thus, an average power consumption …
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