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, …

SSD Comay Venus Pro 3 Review

SSD market segment boasts hundreds of products supplied by hundreds of companies. That is why, it's quite difficult for a start-up manufacturer to storm into this industry and offer really unique, worthy and high-end item. Despite such conjuncture, Chinese company CoreRise Electronics Corp. has developed and released its own SSD which can rival the renowned products in performance and design. With the aim to attract as much attention to its Comay Venus Pro 3, the manufacturer took care of the product's design and technical peculiarities. Comay Venus Pro 3 is a flagship line which is represented by models of 60 GB to 480 GB volume capacities.

Design and Specifications

Comay Venus Pro 3 is delivered in a small card box which contains SSD itself, brief user manual, and SATA cable. The manufacturer did not provide for SSD installation into 3.5 inch bay due to the lack of sliding components. The casing is made of thick aluminum alloy. The cover hides planar high-end capacitor …

Sharkoon Unveils WPM V2 Power Supplies

Sharkoon Technologies GmbH has expanded its line of PC products with a new series of power supply units, codenamed WPM V2. The series comprises four ATX V2.3 models of 700 W, 600 W, 500 W, and 400 W capacity. All the new-comers are peculiar by a high efficiency level (more than 80%) and a partially modular design. The company promises to release the series into the European market in the short run. Presumably, the retail price will make up 39.99 EUR.

Sharkoon WPM V2 is equipped with all necessary cables to provide sufficient power to the key system components. This list includes one 24-pin connector, one 4+4-pin connector, two 6+2-pin connectors, one floppy connector, six SATA connectors, and five PATA connectors. All PSUs employ a single +12V bus, accompanied by Active PFC. Cooling of internal components is assigned to a low-noise 140 mm fan that efficiently dissipates heat.

One of the most striking peculiarities is reduced power consumption. Herein, in standby mode the …
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