Seagate Showcases New Enterprise-Class HDD Models

Seagate, one of the global leaders in HDD/SSD market, has elaborated and showcased two new enterprise-class HDD models. Codenamed Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7 and Seagate Terascale, both entries are intended to be employed in data-centers and cloud storage systems. According to the designers, the drives are an optimal combination of capacity, efficiency and price. Hence, such specifications can’t but draw huge attention.



The first model, Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7, is developed in 2.5-inch form-factor and utilizes SAS 6 internal interface. It comes in 1200 GB capacity with 64 MB cache-memory on board. The maximal spindle rotational speed achieves 10 thousand RPM, while the average index of power consumption makes up 8.02 W.


This HDD is primarily notable by low data access lags, as well as by high efficiency in the majority of working modes. Besides, it supports FIPS Self-Encrypting Drive and Protection Information technologies that are called …

Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.



Layout and Connectivity


In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).


The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

Adata Announces HDD Model of Quite Unusual Design

Adata decided to change the concept of external hard drives by developing HDD with an extraordinary design. Instead of traditional approach to the design templates, the manufacturer used an unusual template with the purpose to attract the clients. Codenamed DashDrive HV610, this product employs multi-color removable panels with puzzle-like texture. In addition, these panels are called to solve the problem of cable management: they fix the USB cable (for the connection of HDD with PC) which is delivered in the nominal kit.



The other peculiar feature of DashDrive HV610 is the employment of USB 3.0 interface. This Adata HDD series is represented by three models of 500 GB, 750 GB and 1TB volume capacities. The drive is equipped also with activity indicator. All other specifications are still unaccessible, since Adata does not voice any speed parameters or estimated pricing. According to the words of the company's representatives, more details will be provided already when the sales …
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