Two New Pocket-Size External Drives from HGST

HGST, a company that has been acquired by Western Digital, is going to gladden its devotees by a couple of external drives, codenamed G-Technology G-Drive mini and G-Technology G-RAID mini. Both models are characterized by a pocket-size design and distinguish themselves as the world's first serial devices employing 2.5-inch hard drive with the total of 1TB capacity. This is, indeed, an incredible property that can't be currently beaten by any rival product. Besides, the spindle implemented in the hard drive develops the speed of 7200 RPM.

Model G-Technology G-RAID mini features 149x83x38 mm dimensions and contains two hard drives of 2.5-inch standard. Each of the drives goes with 1TB capacity (the total capacity is 2TB). The implementation of Oxford 936 controller enables the possibility to organize RAID 0 and RAID 1 array configurations. The inventory of the device boasts the availability of eSATA 3Gb/sec port, USB 2.0 port and FireWire 800 x2 port. This external drive is …

Kingston and Adata Come up with M.2 SSDs

Within the framework of Computex 2014 both Kingston and Adata are going to introduce their fresh SSD series of M.2 form-factor. In keeping with the manufacturers’ words, the products – SM2280S2 and SR1020NP — are differentiated by some spectacular performance. At present the companies provide only basic info about the drives, leaving their fans in suspense.

Kingston SM2280S3 is based on Phison PS3108 that supports SATA 6 Gb/sec interface only. It ensures 540 MB/sec and 514 MB/sec speed on sequential Read/Write operations. For sure, it’s not the performance innovative M.2 drives should demonstrate (about 10 Gb/sec), although the model considerably surpasses traditional HDDs in this respect.

This SSD series is represented by three models of 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacity. All of them employ DDR3 cache-memory with the minimal 256 MB capacity. Besides, the difference in efficiency between other M.2 offers Kingston promises to compensate by a more affordable price.

Netgear Unveils High-End ProSafe WC9500 Controller

Netgear, initially known as a designer of innovative network solutions, is about to launch a new controller for corporate WiFi networks. Entitled ProSafe WC9500, the product is targeting airport, stadium, hotel, business centers, and large enterprise computing systems. It is estimated to serve dozens of thousands of customers who seek for reliability and stability of online routine. This done, Netgear backs the model with Lifetime Hardware Warranty.

Netgear ProSafe WC9500 is an extended multifunctional device used for the organization of networks with a wireless access. It allows for operating with access points of 450 Mb/sec throughput (as in single so in dual band mode), supporting 802.11ac standard. This controller is an optimal choice for the management of networks with simultaneous connection of 36 thousand users at six hundred prime-quality access points.

It should be noted that this model supports Ufast protocol; the latter enables an instantaneous detection of new …
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