WD Prepares Voluminous Re+ HDDs for Data Centers

Western Digital announces a new high-capacity 3.5-inch HDD for data centers. The WD Re+ will be available in versions of up to 6 TB. All of them are designed with power-saving ideas in mind; hence, their maximal power consumption index does not go above 6 W. The new-comer employs five-platter architecture and SATA 6 Gb/sec interface that guarantees the maximal efficiency level. Moreover, its MTBF index approximates 1.2 million hours on average workload index of 550 TB per year.

The WD Re+ is distinguished by the following advantages:

— the incorporation of dual actuator positioning system that improves the drive’s working efficiency;

— the implementation of RAFF technology that monitors HDD parameters in real time and compensates for the linear and angular vibration;

— the employment of StableTrac technology that reduces vibrations and stabilizes drive platters;

— the usage of TLER technology that prevents latencies or an abrupt destruction of RAID … …

New details about SSD-drives from MSI company

SSDs designed by MSI Company, which are based on the controller LSI SandForce SF-2200 will soon be announced officially. MSI company is known by producing of effective hardware components and laptop series, now they decide to show their abilities in developing new products: they are storages SSD series. Such decision by the company is not surprising, as it has certain knowledge and position on the computer market.

New SSD will have commercial codename Reflex Series and will be available in three options of 60, 120 and 240 GB.

According to preliminary information, the drives provide maximum read / write speed at 560/525 MB / s for the flagship 240GB, 550/515 MB / s for 120 GB and 525/495 MB / s for 60 GB. The claimed amount of IO with 4 KB data blocks (IOPS), respectively, will be 90,000, 90,000 and 85,000.

According to the high performance, the success of the debut SSD MSI Reflex will entirely dependent on the stability of the firmware, as SandForce (with 32nm NAND …

Meet New Mammoth MM01 PC Chassis from SilverStone

SilverStone Technology is about to launch a new full-tower chassis, entitled Mammoth MM01 (codename: SST-MM01B). Featuring 597x271x542 mm dimensions, the greenhorn might fit any environment due to a sleek all-black design. Besides, the framework is engineered in a way to give no chance to the dust to penetrate into the layout. The integrated dust filters are a great facilitation in this blockade.

SilverStone Mammoth MM01 is known to support nearly all types of motherboards, starting from standard ATX and finishing with eATX, SSI-CEB, SSI-EEB ones. The layout offers room for two 5.25-inch drives, seven 3.5-inch drives and four 2.5-inch storage solutions. In addition, one of the 3.5-inch drive slots supports hot-swap options. The chassis is also ready to accommodate a couple of two-slot videocards of up to 337 mm in length, ATX-compatible PSU of up to 225 mm in length and CPU cooler of up to 183 mm in height.

To continue, MM01 comes with two preinstalled 120 mm frontal fans, …
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