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.

Chief Peculiarities

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, …

Welcome in a New Mid-Tower GT-A Chassis from Aerocool

Aerocool Advanced Technologies, an award-winning hardware manufacturer from Taiwan, is glad to announce the replenishment to the GT series, launching Aerocool GT-A — a budgetary mid-tower chassis. The model features 475x185x485 mm dimensions and is housed in a zinc-coated steel SECC case. Moreover, potential customers might revel in both, Black Edition and White Edition case versions. Retail price set by the manufacturer makes up 66 EUR.

Aerocool GT-A is targeting saving gamers with particular demands towards the chassis design. Hence, it boasts a non-trivial design with perforated frontal panel, a large side-panel acrylic window, as well as a dedicated dock-station for 2.5/3.5-inch drives. The layout is characterized by the support for ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards, the availability of three 5.25-inch drive bays (external), a triplet of 3.5 inch internal drive bays and identical number of 2.5-inch drive bays.

Expansion facilities are introduced by seven slots …

D-Link Boasts a Customizable Switch DES-1100-26 of EasySmart Series

D-Link Corporation, a world-known designer and provider of high-end network solutions, has released its new child-switch DES-1100-26 which belongs to EasySmart series. All products of this series are called to ensure advanced performance and scalability characteristics. DES-1100-26 is oriented basically for small and middle business networks and offers efficient corporate solutions for a moderate price. This switch supports the most asked-for options of L2 level necessary for foolproof employment. Moreover, it gives the possibility of setup and control via the user-friendly Web-interface.

In contrast to the previous models from D-Link, DES-1100-26 has got the gigabit ports for the connection with the servers or network backbone. The switch supports the static channel aggregation, bandwidth control, and other options like IGMP Snooping, 802.1p QoS, 802.1Q VLAN, Loopback Detection, etc. Static MAC option allows administering the network connection with devices by means of static …
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