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 …

Plextor Prepares the Release of M5P SSD

Plextor is currently preparing a new SSD series, codenamed M5P. According to the forecasts, this series will be differentiated by high-performance characteristics and Serial ATA 3.0 interface. M5P will be represented by three models of 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB volume capacities. All the model lines are developed with the utilization of 19 nm technological process. In addition, all SSDs will be equipped with NAND flash-memory (MLC Toshiba) and Marvell 88SS9187 controllers.

Three models differ from one another by the flash-memory volume. Thereby, 128 GB models accommodates 256 MB of DDR3 cache-memory, 256 GB model – 512 MB, and the last one, 512 GB model – 768 MB. Those SSDs support SATA 6 Gb/sec.

The manufacturer claim that the maximal consecutive reading and writing speeds will achieve 540 Mb/sec and 340 Mb/sec correspondingly (with 128 GB model); 256 GB and 512 GB models will achieve 540 Mb/sec in reading and 450 Mb/sec in writing mode. At the same time, M5P series …

ViewSonic Introduces Touch-Sensitive Monitor VSD220

PC monitors currently outlive considerable changes due to the ever advancing market. ViewSonic, an established manufacturer of monitors and other PC components, is in total lookout for the present-day tendencies. The company tries not only to comply with the current demands, but also foresee the demands of the upcoming future. Monitor VSD220 is an expressive evidence of it, since it offers advanced facilities for all types of users.

ViewSonic VSD220 features 21.5-inch display with 1920x1080 resolution. Its chief characteristic is touch-sensitive display nature; this implies that it is able to response on two fingers touch. This way, the monitor defines the future of visual and sensory technologies, and identifies the development standards of the whole industry. Moreover, this model can serve the means of traditional PC monitor, as well as, work on free-running basis supporting wired or wireless connection with peripheral accessories (mice, keyboards).

This monitor model is …
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