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.

ASUS TUF Z270 Mark I Motherboard

So now Asus is back with the new TUF Z270 Mark I: cool design, proper features and the most fan connectors ever seen. This motherboard’s design stays still familiar, dark, shielded and even more rugged, with camouflage elements. TUF Z270 is more optimized for cooling than its predecessor, its feature set is optimized for all the needs possible and its price is quite compatible, so your upgrade needs will be more budget friendly than ever before.


ASUS TUF Z270 Showcase

ASUS TUF Z270 Mark I Motherboard is designed for the 7th generation Intel processors for maximizing speed and connectivity with the Intel’s Optane Memory device. Its front USB 3.0 panel with currently rear USB 3.1 properly fast connections for both type A and C, as well as Intel Gigabit LAN connector gives almost endless possibilities. Still most, as it once again lacks its WIFI which is a real miss for most users.


The standard ATX 30.5 x 24.4 cm is followed by this model with the high-end ranges of …

GeIL Officially Introduces Zenith S3 SSD Series

GeIL, which is known for its high-end memory modules, drives, and other PC components, is going to release a new SSD series, codenamed Zenith S3. The series will embrace three models of 60GB, 120GB and 240GB capacity. All of them will be developed in 2.5-inch form-factor and will employ SATA III 6Gb/sec interface. The differentiation between the models is seen not only in their capacities but also in their speed performance, the index of which will be uncovered below.



Zenith S3 line is based on MLC NAND flash-chips designed under 25 nm technological process. As for the speed characteristics, all models in the series prove to demonstrate the maximal performance on random Write operations (4KB) – up to 70000 IOPS. When touching upon sequential speeds, each model shows different indeces:

— GZ25S2L-60G: maximal sequential Read speed – 500MB/sec, maximal sequential Write speed – 480MB/sec (recommended price — $70);

— GZ25S3L-120G: maximal sequential Read speed – …
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