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. …

Motherboard MSI Z270 Gaming M5 Review (Part I)

MSI motherboards game series enjoys steady popularity, so let’s start getting acquainted with the updated line of products based on Intel Z270 with a simple average model having the M5 index.


Technical Characteristics

This is a full-featured product with few bonuses and no sharp simplifications in its design. The power subsystem looks quite convincing and an additional controller for USB 3.1 ports on the rear panel is engaged.


The total set of possibilities is as follows:


Model: MSI Z270 Gaming M5 (MS-7A78 VER: 1.0) Chipset: Intel Z270 Processor sockets: Socket 1151 Processors: Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, Celeron (Skylake-S, Kaby Lake-S) Memory: 4 DIMM DDR4 SDRAM 2133/2400/2600 */ 2800 */ 3000 */ 3200 */ 3600 */ 3800 *(OC), a maximum of 64 GB PCI-E slots: 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x16 + x0, x8 + x8) 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x4)3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 M.2: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280/22110)

1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280)

Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition Is a New Chassis by Thermaltake, Aimed at Showy Gaming Systems

Thermaltake is launching Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition, aimed at building glamorous gaming systems.



The novelty is performed in the Mid Tower format. Side panels are made out of 4 mm tempered glass, which gives a perfect view of inner components.


Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition is ready to hold ATX, Mini ITX and Micro ATX motherboards. Up to seven expansion cards can be utilized. There is also enough space for 2.5’’ storage devices, as well as for two 3.5’’ or 2.5’’ drives. The case encloses up to 410 mm graphics accelerators. A CPU cooler can be 160 mm high, and a power supply can be 220 mm long.


Customers can install fans in the front (3 × 120 mm or 2 × 140 mm), rear (1 × 120 mm, pre-installed), upper (1 × 120 mm or 1 × 140 mm) and lower (1 × 120 mm) areas. Liquid cooling systems can be used with a 360/280 mm heatsink (in front) or 120 mm radiator (in the back).


The Thermaltake specialty with 476 × 208 × 471 mm dimensions weighs 8.05 kg. …
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