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.

Noctua Expands ‘A’ Fan Series

The line of Noctua’s A fan series has been enriched with three new models: NF-A9 92 mm, NF-A8 80 mm and NF-A4x10 5 V 40 mm. The triple is based on traditional SSO-2 bearings which provide for an optimal balance of lifespan (up to 150.000 hours) and noise level. In order to enhance the performance and reduce noise during operation Noctua equipped the fans with Advanced Acoustic Optimization frame, anti-vibration pads, and such technologies as Stepped Inlet Design, Inner Surface Microstructures and Flow Acceleration Channels.



Noctua NF-A9 model is an heir of a renowned NF-B9 version. It is available in two variations: NF-A9 PWM and NF-A9 FLX. The first one allows for dynamic alteration of operational speeds from 400 RPM to 2000 RPM; the other one offers three fixed speed indices (1050/1250/1600 RPM).


Noctua NF-A8 is a successor of NF-R8 model. It is available in three variations: NF-A8 PWM, NF-A8 FLX and NF-A8 ULN. The first fan is able to rotate at 450-2200 RPM speed …

HIS Reveals an Overclocked Version of AMD Radeon HD 7750 Adapter

Hightech Information System Ltd., being an exclusive AMD's partner, reveals its own version of AMD Radeon HD 7750 graphics adapter. The model, codenamed HIS Radeon HD 7750 IceQ X (Blue) Turbo 1GB GDDR5, is based on Cape Verde GPU, manufactured under 28 nm technological process with the implementation of Graphics Core Next micro-architecture. The basic distinguishing feature ascribed to the adapter is that it features an atypical cooling system and factory overclocking index.



This graphics card model is housed on a blue PCB, designed for PCI-e 3.0 x16 bus. The integrated GPU counts 512 current processors and operates at 900 MHz frequency. The rear part of the adapter accommodates a pair of mini-DisplayPort outputs, one HDMI, and one DVI video port. The model is furnished with GDDR5 memory type with 128-bit interface; its overall volume capacity equals to 1GB. Memory modules operate at 4500 MHz frequency.


To continue, Radeon HD 7750 IceQ X (Blue) Turbo 1GB GDDR5 houses an …
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