Category: hardware

REWIRING POWER CABLES

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SATA power cables are pretty flimsy so with 9 disk bays its best to have a pair of power cables from the PSU. Rigs with 4 or 5 disk bays are not as hard pressed. At present 3 SATA power cables are in use to provide abundant power. Extension cables are convenient to reach to …

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SABRENT PLOTRIPPER SSD

Sabrent has surfaced with a SSD targetting Chia miners. The PlotRipper and PlotRipper Pro are high endurance SSD that the company hopes will appeal to the miners. Earlier reports of SSD products failing after 40 days put a bad taste in mouth of Chia enthusiasts and they flocked to server class disks. Helium hard disks …

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SEGATE ANNOUNCES MACH.2 SERVER DISKS

The Seagate MACH.2 is the world’s first multi-actuator hard drive technology, containing two independent actuators that transfer data concurrently. MACH.2 solves the need for increased performance by enabling parallelism of data flows in and out of a single hard drive. By allowing the data center host computer to request and receive data from two areas …

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SUPERMICRO X12DPL-NT6 MOTHERBOARD

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SuperMicro never lets a gamer down with their latest dual CPU motherboard for EATX chassis or server boxes. The new X12DPL-NT6 is ATX compatible, X12DPL-NT6 ATX 12.23″ x 10″ (31.06cm x 25.4cm) 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors Dual Socket LGA-4189 (Socket P+) supported 2TB RDIMM, DDR4-3200MHz maximum Intel C621A controller for 12 SATA3 (6 …

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INTEL CORE I9-11900K

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The Intel Core i9-11900K is the latest processor for socket FCLGA1200. Intel had to reduce the core count in order to make some major architectural changes. The MSRP is $539. i9-11900K 14 nm 8 cores, 16 threads 3.50 GHz base, 5.30 GHz max boost 16MB L3 cache DDR4-3200, 128GB maximum Intel UHD Graphics 750 64 …

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INTEL 11TH GEN ROCKET LAKE-S

The Intel 11th generation Rocket Lack is the first chipset to support PCI Express 4.0. The Rocket Lake cores contain significantly more transistors than current Skylake-derived Comet Lake cores. Comet Lake is made in an Intel 14nm line so that volume production will be possible. Rocket Lake will feature the same LGA1200 socket as Comet …

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CORSAIR RMX 2021 PSU LINEUP

The new Corsair RMx power supplies are designed for the ATX form factor. 80 Plus Gold 100,000 hours MTBF 10 years Warranty 135mm ML fans Zero RPM fan mode EPS12V Fully modular 105°C rated Japanese capacitors Resonant LLC topology with DC-to-DC conversion  100V-240V AC input RM550x RM650x RM750x RM850x RM1000x MODEL CP-9020197-NA CP-9020198-NA CP-9020199-NA CP-9020200-NA …

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DO HARD DISKS AND SSD CONVERGE?

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Everyone knows that prices per MB/GB/TB/EB of hard disks and SSD have fallen substantially over time. The data can be explained as exponential decay. With two curved however it gets slightly more advanced and a jump to honors math is needed. No problem! SSD prices are falling at about 45% annually. Hard disks have also …

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SQUEEZING MORE FROM HARD DISKS

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The effort to increase the capacity of hard disks has run up against a wall. Perpendicular recorded media top out at 18TB with 9 play helium assemblies. Hard disk heads and media have a 2nm layer carom overcoat. Reducing the thickness of the overcoat is challenging as corrosion and other problems become problematic. The 1nm …

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FUJIFILM DEVELOPS NEW TAPE MATERIALS

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The Japanese FujiFilm has been developing new magnetic materials for tape with an eye towards higher capacity designs. The latest material is Barium Ferrite, but work with Strontium Ferrite has shown even finer grain structures. The scale of the material is large by semiconductor standards but the improvement with Strontium Ferrite is obvious. Hard disk …

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