Meet the First RAID Controller with Sixteen SATA 6 Gb/sec Ports

Adaptec by PMC introduces the first in the market RAID controller series with the outstanding amount of SAS/SATA 6 Gb/sec ports. Adaptec Series 7 combines low-profile expansion cards developed particularly for PCI Express 3.0 bus. The integrated properties are called to enhance the bandwidth of the bus due to the availability of sixteen SAS/SATA 6 Gb/sec ports.



According to the claimed specifications, these RAID controllers are capable to demonstrate up to 450000 IOPS performance (on random writing (4 KB) conditions) when the number of connected SSDs equals to 16. Such performance showings are currently insuperable by a number of contemporary RAID controllers.


Adaptec Series 7 includes eight models which are differentiated by an amount of external and internal ports. All the models are low-profile expansion cards which are equipped with up to 24 ports. Such technological innovation became possible thanks to the implementation of compact HD mini-SAS sockets and …

Fractal Design Showcases an Offbeat Define S Chassis

Fractal Design, a well-known Swedish PC hardware developer, comes out with an innovative PC chassis, entitled Define S. The new-comer offers an ideal balance of functionality with a perfect soundproofing. Its exterior is differentiated by a classic strictness and style combined with a totally black coverage. The case might accommodate as mini-ITX/mATX motherboards, so full ATX items. Moreover, potential customers are able to choose between a windowed version ($90) and an entirely blind version ($80) of the chassis.



Key peculiarity of Fractal Design Define S model is absence of traditional bays for ODD and HDD/SSD. Instead of them, there are dedicated vertical seats on the reverse side of the motherboard tray for three 3.5-inch drives and two additional 2.5-inch drives. Seats for the 5.25-inch ODD are absent at all.


The layout allows for the installation of 425-mm graphics cards (if frontal fans are excluded, the maximal admissible length of cards might be 450 mm), CPU …

Synology Launches New NAS Server with Wi-Fi Support

Synology, an established manufacturer of server and network equipment, has announced the release of its two-disk NAS server. Codenamed DiskStation DS213air, this NAS is characterized by Wi-Fi support and the creation of multiple wireless configurations. Synology furnished this model with Wi-Fi adapter which can be connected to the network without any cables. Moreover, this adapter might be employed as a hot point for the extension of the existing Wi-Fi network, and as a router for the creation of wireless network facilities.



NAS Synology DiskStation DS213air operates under DiskStation Manager 4.1 OS and accommodates Web Assistant application. This application helps customers in installation of DSM system from mobile devices by a few unpretentious moves. In addition, the customers might use Quick Start widget to facilitate the acquaintance with DSM platform.


To continue, the model is based on processor with 1.6 GHz operational frequency. It houses DDR3 memory type (256 Mb) …
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