Spire Showcases New Cylinder-Shaped Swirl IV CPU Cooler

Spire is going to release a new extraordinary cooling solution: a cylinder-shaped CPU cooler, entitled Swirl IV. It is targeting Intel processors for Socket 2011/1366/115x/775 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM2/AM3 platforms with the maximum TDP level of 130 W. The new-comer has received RoHS and CE certification that proves its environmentally-friendly nature. An official release is postponed to January 2015.



Spire Swirl IV features 131x125x62 mm dimensions and weighs 690 g. Its heatsink consists of 45 aluminum fins, pierced by three copper zinc-plated U-shaped heatpipes (8 mm). Inside the heatsink one can find a 60 mm fan with blue LED backlit. Its rotational speed is controlled by PWM technology so that the blades could run between 600 RPM up to 2000 RPM.


The fan is equipped with a slide bearing, estimated for 50.000 hours of fool-proof operation. It is powered by means of a 4-pin connector, ensuring up to 83.12 CFM airflow at 26 dB noise. Besides, at the highest rotational speed the …

OWC Refreshes Its Line of Portable Storage Devices

OWC, a developer and supplier of hardware solutions, has recently complemented its line of portable storage devices with a new model Mercury On-the-Go Pro. The preliminary data provided by the company claims that the new product will be based on triple interface template and will support USB 3.0 interface. However, this does not mean that the device won't be able to support USB 2.0 interface, since it will be backwards compatible with USB 3.0.



OWC Mercury On-the-Go Pro storage will be delivered in a refined transparent casing made of acryl. The nominal dimensions are 140x89x25 mm. The software kit will involve various applets for the backup of data (NovaBackup, Data Backup 3, Carbon Copy Cloner), as well as, a dedicated program for the monitoring over the storage condition and optimization of drives' performance.


The lineup of products will be represented by different modifications of the drives. Thereby, each customer will receive a chance to choose among several versions …

Overview of the Solid State Drive WD Black PCIe SSD 256 GB

The release of Western Digital solid-state drives has taken place not so long ago, so now it's time to view over an advanced offer aimed primarily at enthusiasts – WD Black PCIe SSD in a 256 GB version.


Hard drives of the Black series have won fame of the fastest and most productive HDDs in the mass market of information storage systems. This imposes on the WD Black PCIe SSD a certain amount of expectations from buyers who similarly expect to get the fastest SSD for sane money.


Specifications

Drive: WD Black PCIE SSD 256GB

Capacity, GB: 256

Serial read speed, MB/s: 2050

Serial recording speed, MB/s: 700

Maximum random reading speed (blocks of 4 KB), IOPS: 170,000

Maximum random recording speed (blocks of 4 KB), IOPS: 130,000

Controller: Marvell 88SS1093

Memory type: SanDisk, 15 nm, TLC NAND

Total number of bytes recorded (TBW), TB: 80

Mean time between failures (MTBF): 1,750,000

Connection interface: PCI Express 3.0 (NVMe)

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