Seagate Launches the 5th Generation FireCuda SSHD

Seagate has expanded its lineup of hybrid drives with the 5th-generation FireCuda SSHD. The greenhorns are based on shingled magnetic recording technology (SMR), rather than perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR). The SMR enables the partial superposition of data tracks; it ensures the ultimate record density. The models are backed by a 5-year’s limited warranty.



Seagate FireCuda series is introduced by 5 models, developed in 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch formats. Their capacity varies from 500 GB to 2 TB. The drives employ MLC flash memory (8 GB) as well as SATA 6 Gb/sec external interface. The spindle rotates at 5400 RPM.


The average data read speed makes up 140 MB/sec with 2.5-inch models & 156 MB/sec with 3.5-inch items. The latter offer also up to 190 MB/sec of the average read speed from flash memory; besides, it takes only 8.5-9.5 ms for the chips to search for the needed data on Read/Write operations. To add, the new FireCuda is thought to consume between 1.7-6.7 W power.

Asus Amazes Customers by Graphics Cards of ROG Matrix Series

Asus has made an official announcement about the replenishment of its graphics cards ROG Matrix series. According to the voiced information, the new products will amaze all potential customers by uncompromising performance and overclocking facilities. Codenamed Asus ROG Matrix HD 7990 GHz, the series is supplemented by both standard and Platinum Edition versions. By all appearances, this couple represents the most up-to-date developments and most efficient characteristics targeted at enthusiasts and gamers.



Graphics card Asus ROG Matrix HD 7970 GHz Platinum Edition employs a uniquely selected graphics processing unit which is capable to demonstrate up to 1100 MHz performance in Turbo Boost mode. Its nominal frequency equals to 1050 MHz. Unlike Platinum Edition, standard version shows traditional 1000 MHz (nominal clock frequency) and 1050 MHz while overclocking. It should be mentioned that working frequencies are the only discrepancies found in both cards.


Therefore, both …

Midi-Tower Chassis CoolerMaster HAF XM Review

Chassis of full-tower form factor have always been considered an appropriate base for the integration of super computers. Such chassis usually have enough spacing for the installation of solid cooling systems, graphics cards, as well as several hard drives. However, full-tower means voluminous, and not everyone is ready to 'add' this chassis to the surrounding design. Thus, there appeared a perfect substitute for full-tower devices: midi-tower chassis. Despite the existing outlooks concerning midi-tower capacity, the market is replenishing with products that are called to comply with contemporary design and performance requirements. CoolerMaster HAF XM belongs to the range of midi-tower chassis which show unmatched efficiency and are ergonomic in design simultaneously.



Design and Layout


Chassis CoolerMaster HAF XM is differentiated by a singular charisma in design and comparatively compact dimensions. The chassis is designed in a restrained manner, but with an obvious …
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