PC Chassis Gigabyte Sumo Alfa Review

The multeity of PC chassis in the market might create a real confusion for entry-level consumers. Small-sized and big-sized, rectangular and square, black and white models are developed with the only purpose: to satisfy the demands of each particular customer group. Gigabyte, a hardware giant, knows how to attract potential clients to its new products. Sumo series of chassis is primarily targeting gamers due to a futuristic design and bright LED lighting. However, the latest model of this series, codenamed Sumo Alfa, is destined for a wider audience than gamers only and will perfectly suit PC enthusiasts, as well as, users with more modest requirements.



Integration


Chassis Gigabyte Sumo Alfa is designed in midi-tower form-factor with lower PSU localization. It is delivered in a mere black color of casing, supplemented by a few steel-like inlets on the frontal panel. The latter is given an unusual shape to justify the slogan 'The Future Begins': glossy surface with metallic …

Overview of the Aerocool SI-5100 Midi-Tower Case

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Characteristics

Case type: Midi-Tower

Dimensions, mm: 430 (H)x198 (W)x425 (D)

Material: ABS plastic, steel

Weight, kg: 3,8

Color: black

Form factor: ATX

Devices 5.25": 1

3.5 «external devices: –

3.5 „/2.5“ internal devices: 2/3

Supported number of expansion slots: 7

Front fans: 3 x 120 mm (optional)

Rear fans: 1 x 120 mm (installed)

Side fans: 1 x 120 mm (optional)

Internal fans: 1 x 120 mm (optional)

Interface sockets: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, microphone in and headphone out


Packing and Delivery Kit

The packaging of the case is simple and informative. Protection from transportation damage is elementary – dampers made of foam and plastic bag.


The set of parts is assembled in a small bag. …

Toshiba will increase the capacity of hard drives up to 600 terabytes

Toshiba is engaged in improving the existing hard drives in order to increase their capacity. Limited to several tens of terabytes, Japanese do not want to stop — they need at least 600 terabytes in a single 3.5-inch drive. To do this, Toshiba uses all the tools and opportunities, including temporary cooperation with companies, competitors, TDK, and Showa Denko KK.



The newly formed trio of producers focuses on the development of new technologies of recording information on magnetic media and improvement of existing methods. Alliance sees great prospective in the technology of the so-called «two-dimensional magnetic recording» (TDMR). It is experimental, but using, it is quite achievable to record density of 10 terabits per square inch, which thus gives the capacity of 600 terabytes in a single hard drive.


Of course, no one talks about the chances of such a capacious storage in the foreseeable future — Toshiba and its partners will have more than one year of research …
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