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Hitachi releases low-power/noise Travelstar 4K120 series

ASUS to introduce A8N32-SLI Premium motherboard with SLI 32x support

Hitachi releases low-power/noise Travelstar 4K120 series

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) today released a new series of 2.5" hard drives for notebooks and consumer electronics offering low power requirements and low noise of operation. Hitachi Travelstar 4K120 supports the proprietary Smooth Stream technology as well as Hitachi Voltage Efficiency Regulator (HiVERT) that is claimed to reduce energy consumption by 30% comparing to previous solutions.


  • 120/100/80/60/40 GB capacity
  • 9,5mm height
  • 4200 rpm
  • 99-95 g weight
  • 2/1 glass plates
  • 4/3/2 GMR heads
  • Sustains 1000g/1ms non-operational and 300g/2ms operational shocks
  • 11/13 ms average read/write
  • 7.1ms average seek
  • 0.15W standby power, 0.45W energy-saving mode power
  • ATA-6 UDMA-5 interface
  • 2.3-2.0 bel standby noise, 2.7-2.4 bel operating noise

Hitachi Travelstar 4K120 series are already shipping to selected customers, wide availability is expected in August.

Source: HGST

ASUS to introduce A8N32-SLI Premium motherboard with SLI 32x support

Judging by the information posted at Clubic, ASUS is going to introduce a motherboard supporting 2 x PCI-Express 16x slots providing SLI 32x mode. The board is to be named A8N32-SLI Premium.

The novelty is to be based on the yet unannounced NVIDIA C51D Northbridge and besides 2 x PCI-Express 16x will offer PCI-Express 4x, 4 x Serial-ATA, Silicon Image Sil3132 RAID, 10 x USB 2.0, 3 x PCI and Marvell Gigabit Ethernet.

Besides A8N32-SLI Premium, ASUS is also going to introduce the 4th revision of P5NSLI now supporting Pentium Extreme Edition 840 and featuring integrated Wi-Fi and High Definition Audio.

Source: Clubic

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