WD Prepares Voluminous Re+ HDDs for Data Centers

Western Digital announces a new high-capacity 3.5-inch HDD for data centers. The WD Re+ will be available in versions of up to 6 TB. All of them are designed with power-saving ideas in mind; hence, their maximal power consumption index does not go above 6 W. The new-comer employs five-platter architecture and SATA 6 Gb/sec interface that guarantees the maximal efficiency level. Moreover, its MTBF index approximates 1.2 million hours on average workload index of 550 TB per year.



The WD Re+ is distinguished by the following advantages:

— the incorporation of dual actuator positioning system that improves the drive’s working efficiency;

— the implementation of RAFF technology that monitors HDD parameters in real time and compensates for the linear and angular vibration;

— the employment of StableTrac technology that reduces vibrations and stabilizes drive platters;

— the usage of TLER technology that prevents latencies or an abrupt destruction of RAID … …

Lian Li Announces PC-B16 and PC-A61 Aluminum PC Cases

Lian Li Industrial Co., an outstanding Taiwanese hardware developer, offers to the UK enthusiasts a pair of fresh PC cases, codenamed PC-B16 and PC-A61. Both are housed in aluminum cases, ready to accommodate ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards. The products are already available at the price of 144 £ and 119 £ correspondingly.



Lian Li PC-B16 features 230x490x530 mm dimensions and comes in entirely black, as well as bare aluminum versions. The frontal panel is equipped with a dedicated lid that hides a ventilation grid and access to four external ODD drives (5.25-inch). Internal layout provides seven PCI slots for expansion cards, seven detachable bays with individual brackets for 3.5-inch drives. Besides, each of these bays might hold two 2.5-inch drives of 9.5 mm depth.


Area over the motherboard tray offers 30 mm space for an efficient cable management. The case’s dimensions allow for the integration of 420 mm long graphics adapters, 170 mm high CPU coolers, and …

Biostar G330 SSD Drives Are Compatible with Desktop PCs, Laptops and Ultrabooks

The Biostar Co. has announced SSD drives of the G330 Series, which are compatible with desktops, standard notebooks, as well as ultrabooks, operated by Windows, macOS and Linux.



These storage devices are performed in the 2.5-inch form factor. The case is 6.8 mm in thickness.The specialties by Biostar are manufactured with the use of 3D TLC NAND flash memory microchips from Micron and the SMI 2258 controller. The default Serial ATA 3.0 interface allows to connect the SSD to the computer.


The Biostar G330 line incorporates samples of 128, 256 and 512 GB capacity. The read response time claimed equals to 560 MB/sec (in the minor version) and 565 MB/sec (in the two other versions). The ultimate writing speed is 500 MB/sec and 515 MB/sec respectively.


The 128 GB Biostar G330 SSD costs $60. The models of 256 and 512 GB capacity will be available at the price of $100 and $170.
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