Data Robotics Announces a New NAS Drobo 5DN

A renowned designer of external data storages, Data Robotics, announces the future release of its new NAS for individual consumers. Codenamed Drobo 5DN, the storage is estimated for the installation of up to 5 drives of 3.5-inch standard (all employ SATA interface II or III version) and features 150x185x262 mm overall dimensions. Under the company's idea, its new creation might become a perfect choice for the creation of various RAID configurations. Besides, the implemented design, facilities and user-friendly interface are going to attract even the entry-level customers.



Additionally to five 3.5-inch drives, Data Robotics stipulates the integration of one SSD of mSATA standard; its main function is to fulfill caching activity of frequently used data. The installation of a supplementary SSD is called to enhance the array performance and secure fast access to all necessary files. The major inventory of drives makes up 20TB of free capacity for unmatched data transfer speed and …

Transcend Teases MTS Series of M.2 Drives

In the light of a violent proliferation of M.2 standard in mobile and desktop PCs, a number of manufacturers shifted their production into this segment. Transcend is one of the first companies to introduce its own M.2 rendition, teasing new MTS lineup that involves three different series: MTS400, MTS600, and MTS800. They feature M.2 2242, M.2 2260 and M.2 2280 form-factors correspondingly, that is to say they have different PCB length: 42, 60 and 80 mm respectively.



All three M.2 drives series are designed on MLC NAND flash memory chips. They accommodate DDR3 cache with SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface. The first, MTS400 series, embraces four models of 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB capacity, whereas MTS 600 and MTS800 count five models: plus 512 GB model in addition to the junior four.


As for speed characteristics, Transcend MTS400 is able to demonstrate up to 560 MB/sec Read speed on sequential operations and up to 160 MB/sec Write speed on analogous conditions. Its …

The High-End M.2 ADATA XPG SX7000 Drive with a PCI Express 3.0 x4 Interface

The novelty by ADATA – XPG SX7000 – has recently joined the company’s model line of high-speed solid-state drives. This product is performed in the M.2 2280 format and operates on the base of 3D NAND TLC chips and SMI controller. The manufacturer offers four capacity options, namely 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB.



The PCI Express 3.0 x4 interface and the NVMe 1.2 specification make ADATA XPG SX7000 highly efficient. It ensures the 1,800 MB/s of reading and 850 MB/s of writing speed. The random performance at 4 KB data handling corresponds to 130,000 and 140,000 IOPS. Thus, these rates are much higher than those of standard HDD and SATA SSD, which provides a perfect system responsiveness, as well as high productivity.


Additionally the ADATA XPG SX7000 SSD features the DRAM memory cache and supports SLC Caching, LDPC ECC, RAID Engine and Data Shaping. The 5-year warranty is supplied.
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