External HDD Adata DashDrive Durable HD710 Review

The situation in the segment of external hard drives can nowadays be viewed twofold. On the one hand, the customers are able to choose the device according to all their requirements, as the range of HDD counts up hundreds of high-end and budgetary models. On the other hand, such wide spectrum of devices triggers violent competition among manufacturers which would like to win their customers by unique design or new developments in framework. Adata decided to win its customers by the unusual design, as well as unmatched durability and reliability. Thus, Adata DashDrive Durable HD710 series is distinguished by both, design and performance.

General Peculiarities and Layout

Adata HD710 is attributed to the protected external HDs which comply with the dust-, water-, and moisture protectability international standards. Those standards usually include a few dozens of sub-standards and research methods which allow the manufacturer to test their products in different conditions. …

Palit Showcases GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti Adapters from StormX Series

In less than a couple of days the whole galaxy of graphics cards manufacturers has launched their products, based on Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti GPUs. Palit is not an exception. It has unveiled three proprietary versions of cards, codenamed GeForce GTX 750 StormX OC, GeForce GTX 750 Ti StormX OC, GeForce GTX 750 Ti StormX Dual. The triple boasts a substantial factory overclocking and the implementation of a brand new cooling design.

Palit GeForce GTX 750 StormX OC is based on a fresh Nvidia GM107-300 (Maxwell architecture) GPU. Its nominal and dynamic frequency has been boosted from 1020/1085 MHz to 1085/1163 MHz correspondingly. The improvement has touched also video memory (1 GB GDDR5): its nominal and efficient frequency has been raised from 1250/5000 MHz to 1275/5100 MHz. The incorporation of StormX cooler with TurboFan Blade 80 mm fan ensures that all internal components preserved optimal thermal conditions.

Palit GeForce GTX 750 Ti StormX OC comes with Nvidia …

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, …
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