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, …

Xilence presented Torino chassis for mainboards size Mini-ITX

Xilence Company has introduced its first hull with sizetype Mini-ITX – it got the name Torino (or the original codename — GEH-XP-TORINO). The manufacturer claims that the new product, despite its compact size, expressed by the dimentions 348 x 214 x 219 mm, is well suited for construction of «a full-fledged handheld gaming PC.»

Externally Xilence Torino made in the form of its older brothers, Interceptor and Interceptor Pro, and basic material of production is 0.8 mm thick steel. The hull is equipped with three external bays (one 5.25-inch size and two 2.5 inch size) and four internal (all sizes 3.5 inches). On the front panel there are two ports USB 3.0 display and two 3.5 mm jacks for headphones and microphone.

The rear panel of Xilence Torino has two bays for expansion cards. The installation of video cards up to 270 mm is also supported. According to reports of manufacturer, they fulfilled a goal of improving the ventilation of 3D-cards, which have specially …

Scythe Offers a Universal CPU Water-Cooling System

Scythe has replenished the line of its products by a new water-cooling system Apsalus III 120. This enclosed cooler is considered to be self-contained and compatible with all contemporary CPUs from Intel and AMD. It should be mentioned that this time Scythe has joined its technological forces with the other cooler supplier. Thus, Apsalus III 120 is a modified version of one of the CPU water-cooling platforms (Gen4) developed by Asetek Inc.

The framework of Apsalus III 120 consists of a copper water block with an integrated pump, two opaque connecting tubes, a heatsink of 119x150x27 mm dimensions, and a single 120 mm fan (Scythe GlideStream 120). The latter is known to have a fixed speed of 1200 RPM; nevertheless, the noise level never exceeds the margin of 24 dB.

This water-cooling system supports the following CPU sockets: Intel (Socket LGA1155, 1156, 1366, 2011) and AMD (Socket FM2, FM1, AM2/(+), AM3/(+). The most beneficial peculiarity pertained to the new model is …
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