External HDD Adata DashDrive Durable HD710 Review

The situation in the segment of external hard drives can nowadays be viewed twofold. On the one hand, the customers are able to choose the device according to all their requirements, as the range of HDD counts up hundreds of high-end and budgetary models. On the other hand, such wide spectrum of devices triggers violent competition among manufacturers which would like to win their customers by unique design or new developments in framework. Adata decided to win its customers by the unusual design, as well as unmatched durability and reliability. Thus, Adata DashDrive Durable HD710 series is distinguished by both, design and performance.

General Peculiarities and Layout

Adata HD710 is attributed to the protected external HDs which comply with the dust-, water-, and moisture protectability international standards. Those standards usually include a few dozens of sub-standards and research methods which allow the manufacturer to test their products in different conditions. …

Arctic to Release Coolers Specifically for Nvidia Graphics Cards

Arctic Cooling AG is going to release a new air cooling system destined particularly for Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 graphics solutions. Codenamed Accelero Twin Turbo 690, this new cooler is differentiated by better efficiency and practically imperceptible noise level. This model features 288x138x50 mm and weighs 805 g. The nominal delivery set of Accelero Twin Turbo 690 includes fixture kit, brand thermal compound Arctic MX-4, and thermal padding.

New cooling system consists of aluminum base with two copper sills, ten copper heat pipes (6 mm each in depth), a couple of 120 mm fans, and two-section aluminum radiator that contains eighty-six plates. Fans are developed on hydrodynamic bearing and can be monitored by a special facility; rotational speed can be automatically altered by means of pulse width modulation and fluctuate within the measures of 400 rpm to 1500 rpm.

According to the words of the company's developers, Accelero Twin Turbo 690 is capable to manage up to 400W …

Toshiba Introduces OCZ VT180 & TR150 2.5-Inch SSDs

As part of the Computex 2016, Toshiba introduced a couple of OCZ-branded 2.5-inch SATA solid-state drives. The OCZ VT180 & the OCZ TR150 are available in four capacities: 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB & 960 GB. The key differentiation between the two models lies in the choice of memory type; the first SSD employs MLC NAND chips, whereas the second item uses TLC NAND chips. The pair also differs by warranty liabilities, offering 5- and 3-year’s limited packages correspondingly.

Toshiba OCZ VT180 employs SATA III interface, featuring 100.45x69.75x7 mm dimensions. Its sequential Read/Write data transfer speed makes up 550/440 MBs across the line. At the same time, random Read/Write specs vary from 85.000-95.000 IOPS/90.000 IOPS respectively. The drive consumes 3.7 W power in active mode, reducing this level to 0.89 W in standby mode.

This model is estimated for 1.500.000 hours of fool-proof operation. Moreover, it supports such advanced technologies as SMART, TRIM and Idle Time …
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