Intel Thunderbolt Ready Facilitates in Upgrading Your Desktop PC

Last week Intel announced a new instrumentality for upgrading desktop PC, called Thunderbolt Ready. This tool will help in incorporating Thunderbolt interface into the motherboards which initially do not have the support for it. However, only the motherboards with ‘Thunderbolt Ready’ marking and an inbuilt General-purpose I/O (GPIO) socket might fall under the upgrade. In addition to this feature, the user will have to acquire a dedicated card to enable the interface.



This card is installed into an appropriate PCI Express slot and is then connected to GPIO, as well as DisplayPort socket of the integrated/discrete GPU controller, due to the cables that go in batch. After this, the customer needs to upload dedicated software in order to activate the Thunderbolt. According to Intel, there are currently more than 100 alike products with Thunderbolt support; the majority of them are certified for the usage with PCs on Windows or Mac OS X platforms.


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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.

All-in-One PC AIO 307 from iRU with Pre-Installed Windows 8

IRU announces the release of a new all-in-one PC codenamed AIO 307. Earlier the company launched AIO 304 model that was distinguished by some prominent specifications. However, AIO 307 is a product of a new generation with more elaborated design and internal layout, as said by the developers. The promoted PC will be represented by six different configurations with the employment of various CPUs, RAM and HDD capacity.



Upon the whole, iRU AIO 307 is based either on Intel Core i3-2130 or Intel Core i5-3450 processors. RAM volume capacity might achieve 6GB, while there are configurations where HDD capacity equals to 1TB. Graphics subsystem is introduced by Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 1GB graphics adapter. But what is more striking, it's the availability of PCs with a pre-installed Windows 8 OS.


PC AIO 304 design can be characterized by elegance and functionality. Its 21.5-inch display features Full HD resolution (1920x1080). All control buttons are located under the screen; they …
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