HighPoint Unveils the Specifications of RocketRaid 4520

Right after the announcement of HighPoint about the release of its new RAID-controllers series, the company highlighted some specifications of the upcoming model, codenamed RocketRaid 4520. This controller is based on Marvell Sheeva 88RC9580 processor with ARM core which operates at 900 MHz frequency. The model is notable for the availability of 512 Mb of DDR3 memory type. According to the words of the manufacturer, this RAID-controller is primarily targeted at server systems of average and high level.

RocketRaid 4520 is equipped with eight ports for the connection of drives with SATA and SAS interfaces, along with mini-SAS (6 Gb/sec bandwidth). It employs PCI Express 2.0 x8 interface and supports RAID0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, JBOD configurations. The availability of a dedicated port companders empowers the enlargement of hard drives number up to 128 items.

In addition, RocketRaid 4520 is able to support advanced RAID options, such as P+Q+Copy, Dual XOR RAID 6, Q+Q+Q Raid 6. …

SilentiumPC Launches a Sleek Gladius M35 Pure Black Chassis

SilentiumPC, a renowned designer of top-notch coolers & other hardware components, enters the market with a new creation – a mid-tower chassis, entitled Gladius M35 Pure Black. As the name implies, the case, featuring 486x502x200 mm dimensions, boasts purely black exterior and interior layout. The retail price makes up $55.

SilentiumPC Gladius M35 Pure Black is targeting as mini-ITX so full-format ATX systems. The chassis is made of a high-quality Japanese steel with matted coating as well as ABS plastic. The front panel is distinguished by a perforated finish. The top facet accommodates I/O panel with USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and 3.5 mm audio ports.

The internal layout is estimated for the installation of two 5.25-inch drives, four 3.5-inch drives, and a pair of 2.5-inch drives. All bays are equipped with a dedicated anti-vibration system. As far as expansion facilities are concerned, the case offers 7 slots for PCI cards. The available room is enough for 415 mm long graphics …

AMD Readies a Pair of Power-Efficient Desktop Processors

The Internet community is engrossed in a lively debate about the upcoming release of two new Richland desktop processors from AMD. The company has not made any official claims yet, however MSI marked the pair as an appropriate match for some of its new motherboards. Those Richland CPUs, which has already been launched by AMD, proved to be rather power-efficient, featuring 65 W and 100 W TDP level. But new entries – AMD A8-6500T and AMD A10-6700T – are thought to receive 45 W TDP package.

Upon the whole, AMD Richland processors position themselves as affordable, efficient and reliable solutions that can be employed for the assembling of systems with moderate or heightened demands. Some CPU models might be even used for the assembling of gaming systems. However, along with high performance, Richland processors are rather power-efficient; this makes them an ideal choice for home-based and corporate-class PC platforms.

As for the announced models, their specifications are …
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