Motherboard Biostar A55MD2 Review

Good overclocking facilities are what the majority of customers look for in contemporary motherboards. In this light, the manufacturers establish various price ranges, depending on the product’s overclocking potential. As usual, boards from budgetary lines cannot boast such potential, though there are some exclusions. Biostar A55MD2 is considered to be one of the cheapest solutions for FM2 platforms. Still, its layout marvels by the availability of CPU boost facilities, as well as gigabit network interface.



Design and Layout


Motherboard Biostar A55MD2 distinguishes itself by rather compact dimensions: 226x178 mm (uATX form-factor). The model accommodates an amplifying board that is made of a metallic fusible element. The chipset is cooled down by a small-sized aluminum heatsink, while field transistors are avoid of any cooler. This might signify about some inconsideration pertained to thermal environment. Power supply activity is realized by means of 24-contact and …

Toshiba to Release Entry-Level A100 Solid-State Drive

Toshiba is about to release a 2.5-inch SSD, entitled A100. The entry-level model is based on TLC NAND flash memory chips (15 nm) with the cooperation of SLC cache memory. Traditionally, the drive employs SATA 6 Gb/sec interface and takes Toshiba TC58NC1010 chip as a controller.



The greenhorn is available in two versions: 120 GB and 140 GB (dimensions: 100x69.85x7 mm). The couple is an optimal choice for home & office PCs, thanks to the incorporation of power-efficient, high-performance and shock-proof technologies. The drives’ maximal data transfer speed on sequential operations makes up 550 MB/sec & 480 MB/sec (read/write). The maximal data transfer speed on random operations (4K) achieves 87.000 IOPS & 82.000 IOPS correspondingly.


Toshiba A100 solid-state drives are known to support NCQ, TRIM and S.M.A.R.T. technologies. An estimated MTBF index equals to 1.5 million hours. The 120 GB item might endure 30 TB of written information, while the 240 GB item allows for 60 TB …

Enermax Unleashes PSU Platimax 1350W

Enermax Technology Corp., a leading supplier of power supply units, chassis, and other PC hardware, announces the release of powerful PSU, codenamed Platimax 1350W. This model is primarily targeting enthusiasts and professionals who appreciate reliability and endurance in the 'toughest' conditions. The PSU is destined to manage up to 1350W loading at +12V line, with the peak loading of 1600W.



All potential customers will be drawn by the utmost efficiency that fluctuates within the measures of 89%-94%. Such outstanding characteristics allowed the product to receive general acknowledgement and 80 Plus Platinum certificate. Platimax 1350W model employs good quality capacitors and features removable cable scheme. The manufacturer offers also five-year limited warranty along with PSU.


Platimax 1350W is equipped with ten- and 12-contact sockets for the future graphics cards and CPU generations, as well as, with a dedicated security system protecting the device from emergency …
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