Crucial Teases New TLC-Based BX200 Solid-State Drive

Crucial has found a way to consolidate the needs of budget- and efficiency-oriented customer groups. Therefore, it developed a new series of SSDs, based on TLC memory. The BX200 2.5-inch drives (7 mm case depth) come equipped with 16-nm chips by Micron as well as Silicon Motion SM2256 controller. All the models share SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and are compatible with Crucial Storage Executive & Acronis True Image HD utilities.

Crucial BX200 are available in three capacity versions: 240 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB. Their maximal sequential Read/Write speed makes up 540/490 Mb/sec, whereas the maximal random Read/Write index achieves 66.000 & 78.000 IOPS correspondingly. As far as one can see, there is no visible decrease in performance, if compared with MLC memory showings.

The new-comers are estimated for 72 TB of data lifespan; this equals to 40 GB of daily loading over a span of 5 years (MTBF – 1.500.000 hours). In order to provide for the utmost reliability, Crucial adds a …

Haswell processors for laptops will consume up to 57 W, desktop - up to 100

Intel provides with three graphics levels: GT1, GT2 and GT3. Desktop processors won’t receive graphics performance higher than GT2, but mobile processors will be able to boast of with GT3 class. Support of PCI Express 3.0 for Haswell processors will be quite usual characteristics, but at the memory controller little progress is seen — yet provides dual-channel DDR3-1600.

By energy consumption Haswell desktop versions will be divided into models with values of 35, 45, 65 and 95 watts of TDP level. For mobile processors the values are ​​37, 47 and 57 W. Finally, ultra book processors with built-in system logic will be filled by TDP level not more than 15 watts. It is assumed that this will enable them, among other things, be in standby mode up to 10 days without charge.

The desire of Intel to compete with AMD in terms of performance integrated in graphics processor, will add some work to companies producing cooling systems for laptops. The developers report about …

Geil Unveiled Some Specifications of DDR3 Evo Veloce Series

Geil has highlighted certain information about its new DDR3 memory series, codenamed Evo Veloce. According to the claimed by the manufacturer specifications, Evo Veloce will become a master sample for all similar DDR3 modules. This declaration is vindicated by the product's speed performance due to which the series will be of major interest to gamers and PC enthusiasts. The product has been primarily introduced within the measures of international exhibition Computex 2012, and is now officially presented at the Geil's website.

Evo Veloce series is represented by a range of two-channel and four-channel kits to suffice the needs of any customer. The main destination of these DDR3 modules is to be applied within platform systems on Intel X79/Z77 Express chips base. They are delivered with the integrated Maximum Thermal Conduction and Dissipation technology that stipulates the availability of dedicated fins of red or white colors. Those fins are predestined to ensure an effective …
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