Solid-State Drive OCZ Agility 4 Review

Up-to-date SSD manufacturers are inclined to employ MLC flash-memory with synchronous interface in their product lines. The implementation of exactly such memory interface allows balancing the advanced performance with moderate price. This is especially vital for SSDs with SATA 3 6Gb/sec interface. Nevertheless, some producers take the challenge to implement flash-memory with asynchronous interface in their drives. As a result, the final products go at more attractive price but with more modest speed characteristics. OCZ dared to overcome this speed drawback by releasing SSD Agility 4 series. The models included in the series are based on asynchronous flash-memory interface and, according to the company's words, prove to show quite decent speed index.



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Despite the prevalence of SandForce controllers implemented in SSDs, OCZ decided to use quite different platform for its new series. Agility 4 employs Indilinx Everest 2 controllers which, in some way, …

Corsair Launches a New 80Plus Gold Series of PSUs

Corsair is to start selling its newest series of power supply units, entitled Corsair CS. The series embraces four models of 450W, 550W, 650W, and 750W power, which feature some outstanding 92% efficiency. Small wonder that such models have already won 80Plus Gold certificates that verify their high-end membership. All the units correspond to the ATX specifications and support the latest Intel’s and AMD’s platforms. Besides, CS series is differentiated by a power-saving design combined with a tolerant price.



Corsair CS units are equipped with a semi-modular cable system. Main 24-contact ATX power and 8-contact EPS motherboard cables have got a static fixture, whereas flat modular cables come in the delivery set and are predestined to power HDD/SSD, graphics cards, fans, etc. Cooling is provided by 120 mm fan, based on a slide bearing; it runs at low speeds on standard loads, producing little noise during routine tasks. Its estimated MTBF equals to 150.000 hours.


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Eurocom launches “superlaptop” Scorpius with two GeForce GTX 680M on board

Eurocom has long been designing laptops with powerful «stuffing» with the level of desktop PCs. Being a full replacement for the classic desktops, they still have a significant drawback — a lot of weight due to the use of high-end components and a massive cooling system.



The new creation of Canadian engineers is called the Scorpius. This laptop combines a 17.3-inch screen with a glossy or matte finish (available in both options) and a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, one of the top line of mobile processors Ivy Bridge (up to the Core i7-3920XM), the motherboard chipset HM77, four memory modules DDR3-1333/1600/1866 totaling up to 32 GB, one or two GeForce GTX 680M graphics card with 4 GB of GDDR5 on board (optional GeForce GTX 675M, Radeon HD 7970M, Quadro K3000M/K4000M/K5000M) and a maximum of 4 Drive: a pair of hard drives with SATA 6 Gb / s, optical drive and card mSATA SSD.


Among the other components of the Eurocom Scorpius distinguish the presence of 2.1-channel …
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