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Seagate IronWolf Pro 12TB – a Beast of Prey Review

Introduction

The IronWolf Pro series consists of six models that range from 2TB to 12TB. The Pro series is much more powerful - Seagate warranties the mainstream IronWolf for 180TB of data writes per year, while the IronWolf Pro is rated for 300TB. This series has longer warranty free access to Seagate’s Rescue Data Recovery Service during two years. In case of any breakdown a user can send the drive to Seagate and the company will fix it or change for a new one.

 

The novelty we are talking today is IronWolf Pro 12TB – one of the best Seagate’s drives. In the comparison with its younger brother IronWolf Pro 10TB, the given model showed a slightly higher level of performance, two terabytes of additional capacity and a bit higher power consumption.

Engineers of the company managed to gather the efficiency, large volume and reliability of data storage in one place. A surcharge of about 80 dollars for two additional terabytes is not surprising for a …

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The 24.5” VG258Q Gaming Display from ASUS supports the Adaptive-Sync Technology

The ASUSTeK Computer vendor has lately introduced the 24.5-inch gaming monitor under the VG258Q code name. The product features rather thin bezels, the peculiar stand and the presence of stereospeakers (2 × 2 W).

 

ASUS VG258Q obtained the anti-reflection coated TN matrix and 1 ms (GtG) response time at the Extreme Low Motion Blur mode activation. Gamers will be glad to hear the device supports 144 Hz refresh rate and syncs with the vertical frequency, ensured by the PC graphics adapter (Adaptive-Sync).

 

The monitor by ASUS is able to render 16.7M shades, while covering 72 % of the NTSC colour gamut. Viewing angles are 170° horizontally and 160° vertically. The maximum brightness level claimed is 400 cd/m², and the static contrast is 1000:1.

 

GamePlus functions include 4 types of gun sights, the timer clock, the frame rate indicator (fps) and a scale. GameVisual pre-installations are also present, as …

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A New Cost Effective Graphics Card from GIGABYTE – GeForce GT 1030 Low Profile D4 2G

The GIGABYTE vendor adds a new cost effective GIGABYTE GeForce GT 1030 Low Profile D4 2G (GV-N1030D4-2GL) graphics card to its products range. It is performed in a low-profile form factor to meet the needs of those, eager to assemble a space saving system.

 

The novelty is based on the NVIDIA GP108-300 graphics engine supporting 384 CUDA cores, 24 TMUs and 16 ROPs. In the meantime, its clock frequencies are lower than benchmark rates in the Gaming mode (1,151/1,379 MHz), and in the OC Mode the figures are 1,177/1,417 MHz. Note, that regular frequencies are 1,227/1,468 MHz.

 

The memory subsystem is distinguished due to the usage of DDR4 microchips instead of standard GDDR5. Total capacity (2 GB) and width of a bus (64 bit) are left without modifications, the frequency claimed, however, is 2,100 MHz. The reference version video memory features the 6,008 MHz effective velocity.

 

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Cooler Master MasterCase H500P – New Round of a Big-Name Company

Introduction

The Cooler Master Company has become popular due to its successful line of HAF cases. HAF means High Air Flow – this technology provides a good ventilation scheme. Cases of this line have transparent panels and nothing blocks the air. The 200 mm fans hold the needed temperature.

Being in great request in 2014 the technology has moved from one model to another. The case we are talking about today is not from this very line, but still is very close.

 

Specifications

Type - Mid-tower

Motherboard Support - ATX, mATX, Mini-ITX

Dimensions (HxWxD) - 542 x 242 x 544mm

Space Above Motherboard - 1.5” + 1.5” recess (39 + 39mm)

Card Length - 412mm

Power Supply Format - PS/2 ATX up to 220mm

Weight - 11.3 kg

External Bays - (0) 5.25"

Internal Bays - (2) 3.5", (4) 2.5"

Card Slots - 7

Ports/Jacks - (2) USB 2.0, (2) USB 3.0, (1) Audio/Mic

Other - Integrated RGB lighting/200mm intake fans

Front Fans - 3x …

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ADATA Offers Its Fastest SSD Under the XPG SX8200 Code Name

The ADATA company has set before the public its fastest solid-state drive under the XPG SX8200 code name. This device is performed in the M.2 2280 form factor and based on the 2nd generation 3D NAND TLC 64-layer architecture. The novelty got the SMI controller and will be released in 240, 480 and 960 GB variants.

 

XPG SX8200 features excellent performance measures owing to the presence of the PCIe Gen3 x4 interface, the NVMe 1.3 specification and SLC Caching and DRAM Cache Buffer technologies support. These figures, however, depend on the model’s capacity.

 

According to the CrystalDiskMark benchmark the maximum sequential read/write speed reaches 3,200/1,700 MBps. AS SSD Benchmark cites the following speed rates: 2,500/1,600 MBps. At the same time, 4 KB random read/write figures are 310,000/280,000. TBW is 160 TB by the 240 GB model, 320 TB by the 480 GB version and 640 TB be the 960 GB sample.

 


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Within the Framework of OCP U.S. Summit 2018 Seagate Technology Introduces the 14 TB Seagate Exos X14 HDD

Currently the Seagate Exos X hard disk drives family contains of two models – the 10 TB Seagate Exos X10 and the 12 TB Seagate Exos X12. These products are constructed for data centres and cloud storages. During the OCP U.S. Summit 2018 event the American manufacturer has introduced its new top-rated HDD of the series mentioned, called Seagate Exos X14. The capacity of the device is 14 TB.



The specialty is produced in a regular 3.5-inch form factor with the PMR (Perpendicular Magnetic Recording) technology applied. Supposedly, the novelty is built on the latest platform utilizing nine 1.55 TB platters. However, this information has not come from the vendor. The spindle rotates at 7,200 rpm.

 

While producing its specialty the manufacturer used the helium filling tech, thus, we may expect relatively low power consumption and reduce of noise, vibration and friction at operation. Seagate Technology is sure, that Seagate Exos X14 offers …

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Asus ROG Strix XG32V – New Curved Gaming Dreamboat

Foreword

Borrowing of the technologies is a common practice among manufacturers of components and peripherals.

 

Samsung created new monitors with SVA-panels. However, the manufacturer behaves in an intelligent way: first releases its own product and only after some time (about half a year) provides an opportunity to purchase matrices for the needs of other companies. Asus took a chance and bought the technology increasing its range of gaming monitors widely.


One of the new monitors is the 31.5-inch ROG Strix XG32VQ standard WQHD with a scan rate of 144 Hz. What can be said about it?

 

Specifications

Panel Type & Backlight - VA / W-LED, edge array

Screen Size & Aspect Ratio - 31.5" / 16:9

Curve Radius - 1800mm

Max Resolution & Refresh - 2560x1440 @ 144Hz / Density - 93ppi

FreeSync Range - 48-144Hz

Native Color Depth & Gamut - 8-bit / DCI-P3

Response Time (GTG) - 4ms

Brightness - 300cd/m2

Contrast - 3000:1

Speakers …

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TerraMaster D5 Thunderbolt 3 – the Pro Series External Repository of 60 TB Capacity

Customers may put orders for the high-speed external repository under the TerraMaster D5 Thunderbolt 3 name, which at present (without including drives) costs 700 USD.

 

The novelty is aimed at professionals, dealing with video and images of high quality, as well as with huge arrays of data. The device allows installing up to five 3.5-inch drives in the form of HDDs or SSDs. The ultimate internal capacity claimed reaches 60 TB (5 × 12 TB). Cooling is ensured by two fans.

 

The Thunderbolt 3 interface (bandwidth: 40 Gbps), based on the USB Type-C port, serves for connecting the repository to the computer. An extra Thunderbolt 3 port provides an opportunity of attaching various devices in a daisy chain. The DisplayPort interface is also present.

 

TerraMaster D5 Thunderbolt 3 supports RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 10, JBOD arrays formation. The nominated rate of transmission is 1,035 MB/s.

 

Being enclosed into the …

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HyperX FURY DDR4 DIMM and HyperX Impact DDR4 SODIMM RAM Lines Are Replenished with New High-Speed Models

The HyperX subdivision of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. has reported the broadening of HyperX FURY DDR4 DIMM and HyperX Impact DDR4 SODIMM RAM lines with the latest high-speed samples. Both families are represented by modules of the 4, 8 and 16 GB capacity and by sets, consisting of two (total volume: 8, 16, 32 GB) or four RAM-cards (total volume: 16, 32, 64 GB).

 

The HyperX FURY DDR4 DIMM series puts forward solutions with the 3,466 MHz and CL19 delay, operating at 1.2 volt, as flagships. They are available in the form of separate modules and sets of two cards with the 8/16/32 GB total capacity. Chips are chilled down by low-profile heatsinks, performed in three colour variants: white, black and red. Dimensions of these novelties are 133.35 х 34.04 mm.

 

Speaking about HyperX Impact DDR4 SODIMM, one may note, this line obtained modules and sets of the same volume as HyperX FURY DDR4 DIMM, however the clockrates are …

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4 Glass Panels, a Headphone Hook and 2 Handles Form a Novelty from Cougar

The cases model range of the Cougar Co. has been replenished with the Panzer Evo chassis of the Full Tower format. The novelty is big and rather expensive, costing around $195.



The huge size (556 х 266 х 612 mm) lets Panzer Evo house a CPU cooler of up to 170 mm height, a graphics card of up to 390 mm length and a system board of the E-ATX typical size. It’s possible to utilize a liquid cooling system as well. 360 mm heatsinks may be mounted on the front and upper sides. However, the core system is not very simple and features four red LED illuminated 120 mm propellers (three on the front and one at the rear). All in all, eight 120 mm or six 140 mm fans may be installed. 6 mounting seats are intended for two 3.5” and four 2.5” drives. The back panel holds 8 expansion slots.

 

All panels of this specialty are performed out of tempered glass. There’s a handy hook for headphones and there are …

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