First SSDs from Asus to be Released Already in May

First seen at CES 2013 exhibition, Asus ROG RAIDR solid-state drives are on their final stage of development before an official release in May. Unlike the majority of contemporary SSD solutions in the market, the product from Asus features quite distinct form-factor, similar to expansion cards. The new drive is known to employ PCI Express 2.0 x2 interface with the support of x16/x8/x4 slots.

According to the preliminary data, ROG RAIDR solid-state drives will be available in two capacity variations – 120 GB and 240 GB. Both models will run under a couple of SandForce SF2281 controllers, comprised into RAID 0 array. MLC NAND flash-memory chips from Toshiba (designed under 19 nm technological process) will be the heart of revolutionary SSDs. Irrespective of the overall differentiation, ROG RAIDR will support a range of technologies traditional SSDs support, including S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and NCQ.

With the respect to the performance, both drives will be able to demonstrate …

Asus Teases New MG278Q Gaming Monitor

Asus’ famous Republic of Gamers series (ROG) of PC products will soon be replenished with a new 27-inch monitor, entitled MG278Q. As far as exterior is concerned, it’s a classic display housed on a central stand with multiple adjustments (height, tilt, angle, pivot mode). Being a representative of gaming-oriented devices, the model features a bunch of advanced facilities, including an top-notch AMD FreeSync technology that is called to synchronize GPU with display refresh rates for the production of a seamless visual stream.

Asus MG278Q is based on TN panel with a frosting coating. It is known to support QHD resolution (2560x1440), WLED backlight & 144 Hz refresh rate. The panel secures that gamers could get only the best imaging, offering: 1 ms response time (GtG), 350 cd/m2 brightness, 170/160 degrees viewing angles, 16.7 million of displayed colors, and 1000:1 static contrast.

To continue, the rear part of the panel accommodates a pair of HDMI ports, 1x DL DVI-D …

Logitec Starts Selling Three New DVD Drives

Japanese manufacturer Logitec started a sales campaign of its three portative DVD drives. The drives have been codenamed LDV-PA8U2VBK, LDR-PMF8U2V and LDR-PMF8U3L. All three models boast the availability of correspondence to Windows 8 certificates; this implies that users won't encounter any complications in their attempts to install the drives into the systems based on Windows 8 OS. According to the average price estimates, LDV-PA8U2VBK model will cost approximately $63, LDR-PMF8U2V — $60, and LDR-PMF8U3L — $67.

The released models feature a lot of common, as well as, unique characteristics. Thus, LDV-PA8U2VBK model is a DVD-ROM drive supporting USB 2.0 interface. It features 132x146x15 mm dimensions and provides the users with Nero Kwik Media and Kiwi DVD licenses.

To continue, LDR-PMF8U2V model serves DVD RW/DVD-RAM drive means. It also supports USB 2.0 interface and is delivered with Nero 12 Essentials license. This DVD drive is notable for 136x142x19 mm dimensions …
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