Transcend SSD220S: Affordable TLC-Based Solid-State Drive

Transcend expands its lineup of SSDs with a new model – the SSD220S. It is based on 15-nm TLC memory chip available in 240 GB & 480 GB capacities. The model employs SATA 6 Gb/sec interface as well as DDR3 cache-memory. The drive is housed in a small-sized aluminum case (100x69.85x6.8 mm dimensions).



Transcend SSD220S boasts satisfactory Read/Write speed showings: sequential Read/Write data transfer activity – 550/450 Mb/sec, random – Read/Write data transfer activity (4K) – 80.000 IOPS. At the same time, Read/Write incompressible data transfer speed does not go beyond 330 Mb/sec. Moreover, these SSDs support all modern technologies, including Advanced Garbage Collection, SMART, TRIM, NCQ, and DevSleep.


To add, it’s always possible to upload SSD Scope software pack to further improve the performance. The drive is ready to operate in a wide range of temperatures (0-+70 degrees). The 240-gigabyte model costs 69 EUR, whereas its senior companion (480-gigabyte item) …

P2418HT and P2418HZ – the Innovative IPS-panel Monitors from Dell

Recently at CES 2017, the Dell Co. has introduced P2418HT and P2418HZ monitors.



P2418HT is also called Dell 24 Touch Monitor and possesses a touch screen, and P2418HZ is otherwise named Dell 24 Monitor for Video Conferencing and is equipped with everything required for respective activities, like, for instance, a 2.1 MP IR-webcam, another IR-camera, two omnidirectional microphones and two embedded speakers with overall capacity of 10 W. Dell P2418HT has a glare filter and recognizes up to 10 taps at a time.


Both specialties feature 23.8” Full HD IPS-panels, the 250 cd/m2 brightness factor and the 1000:1 contrast ratio. Besides, these devices cover 83–84 % of the CIE 1976 colour gamut.


The interface is represented by one DisplayPort 1.2, one D-Sub, one HDMI 1.4, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports.


P2418HT and P2418HZ will come in retail in the USA on the 12th of January. The first model costs approximately $400, and the second – about $330.

ASRock Unleashes Hyper OC Series of Overclocking-Oriented Mainboards

ASRock is thought to be an innovator in the development of hardware know-hows. The Computex 2016 came as no exclusion: the company introduced a lineup of overclocked mainboards which joined Hyper OC series. Initially, the lineup consisted of three models – H170 Pro4/Hyper, B150M Pro4/Hyper & H110M-DS/Hyper; further on, it will be replenished by three other models – Fatal1ty H170 Performance/Hyper, Fatal1ty B150 Gaming K4/Hyper & B150A-X1/Hyper.



As seen from the codenames, the motherboards are based on Intel B150, H170 and H110 chipsets which employ ASRock Hyper BCLK Engine controller; it overclocks Intel Skylake CPUs by means of BCLK alteration, without dislocating other components. The new-comers support the installation of superfast DDR4 RAM, graphics cards with PCI-e 3.0 x16 interfaces as well as voluminous drives (including Ultra M.2).


ASRock H170 Pro4/Hyper features the following specifications:

— chipset: Intel H170;

— memory: 4x DDR4;

— storage: …
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