HGST Announces Corporate-Class Ultrastar C10K1800 Hard Drives

Despite the emergence of ultra-fast and voluminous SSD devices, data processing centers still require classical storage solutions. Hence, HGST, an affiliate company of Western Digital, decided to comply with the corporate demands by introducing budgetary hard drives entitled Ultrastar C10K1800. The new-comers are targeting exactly DPC-systems which are in need of high performance combined with fail-safe behavior.



HGST Ultrastar C10K1800 drives feature 2.5-inch form-factor and come in diverse capacity variations (from 300 GB to 1.8 TB). The models employ SAS interface with 12 Gb/sec throughput. It should be noted that designers involved the minimal amount of plates on the maximal possible tape density. The latter are thought to rotate with 10.520 RPM.


The implementation of only few plates provides for the reduction of power consumption; this is supposed to be a great benefit since the drives are estimated for a durable 24/7 operation. Thus, an average power consumption …

The Latest Sony PSZ-HC1T and PSZ-HC2T External Hard Drives Are Splash/Dust-Protected

The Sony Corporation launches new PSZ-HC1T and PSZ-HC2T external hard drives of 1 and 2 TB capacity respectively. These devices with USB interface operate hard drives and are aimed at pro utilizing supposing memory card backup and involvement of education, corporate and other apps.



The cable with the USB-A connector is made fast, so there’s no chance to lose or leave it behind. One can also use benefits of the USB-C port. The substantially quick-operating drives are pre-formatted in exFAT and ensure data forwarding at the speed of up to 138 MBps in the read and write modes.


Other positive points include protection against damage as a result of falling from 2 m height. PSZ-HC1T and PSZ-HC2T are safe from splash (IPX4 rate) and dust (IP5X rate) impact. A rubber cap secures the USB-C type connector.


New portable storage solutions by Sony are supplied in a firm package for extra protection during delivery. The manufacturer plans to launch PSZ-HC1T and PSZ-HC2T sales in …

Asus Unveils GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU II OC Black Graphics Card

Asus is about to release another addition to the GeForce GTX 970 series of adapters – the GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU II OC Black. This videocard is differentiated by a totally black exterior (including PCB, fans and heatpipes) with bright-red details. Besides, it might boast the implementation of a factory overclocking as well as an advanced cooling system. Asus recommends selling the new-comer at the price tag of about 400 EUR.



Asus GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU II OC Black is based on Nvidia Maxwell GM204 GPU with 1664 stream processors, 64 ROPs, and 104 TMUs. It runs at 1114 MHz (nominal)/1253 MHz (dynamic) clock frequencies. The card is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (256-bit interface), operating at 7000 MHz frequency. The integrated rear panel accommodates three DisplayPort video ports, one DVI and one HDMI 2.0 ports.


This adapter is thought to support all standard Nvidia’s technologies, DirectX 12 and OpenGL 4.4 standards, 4-way SLI technology (2x Nvidia SLI …
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