Plextor Debuts with M.2 6G Solid-State Drive

Plextor, an award-winning Japanese SSD designer, launches its another M.2 solution, codenamed 6G. This drive features 42 mm length only, fulfilling space requirements of small-sized but high-performance cases. The new-comer is available in two capacity variations: 64 GB (PX-64M6G-2242) and 128 GB (PX-128M6G-2242). Their retail price makes up $50 and $90 respectively.

Both Plextor M.2 6G solid-state drives come with PCI Express 2.0 interface. They are based on Marvell 88SS9188 controller and 19 nm MLC NAND flash-memory with Toggle interface (by Toshiba). The models support TRIM and NCQ technologies as well as DEVSLP power-efficient mode that reduces power consumption to 0.2 mW.

As far as speed characteristics are concerned, M.2 6G accelerate up to 520 Mb/sec on sequential Read operations; sequential Write index depends on the model: 160 Mb/sec for 64 GB model and 210 Mb/sec for 128 GB one. At the same time, random Read/Write operational index (4K blocks) makes up …

Intel Core i7-4000 Release is Scheduled for Q3’13

Intel has just unveiled its current year release plans and made a specific focus on Intel Core i7-4000 processor series. According to Intel, the new line of products, known also as Intel Ivy Bridge-E, is going to hit the market in Q3’13. Their launch will replace the Sandy-Bridge-E series – Intel Core i7-3000. The new-comers will support Socket LGA2011 CPU sockets, as well as Intel X79 chipset. This is called to dramatically facilitate the updating process of the current systems.

The first three models to appear in the market will be Intel Core i7-4960X, Intel Core i7-4930K, and Intel Core i7-4820K. They will all be delivered with an unlocked multiplier. The first two models are known to have six physical and twelve virtual processor cores.

The nominal frequency of Intel Core i7-4960X equals to 3.6 GHz and the dynamic frequency might achieve 4.0 GHz index. This processor will be equipped with 15 MB of cache-memory. Its cost will fluctuate within the measures of $1000. …

Kingmax Releases High-Performance SSD Series with SATA III Interface

Demands of customers towards the performance of SSDs become tougher each day. In this respect, the necessity to produce truly qualitative products goes to the limelight. Kingmax marches in step with the prevailing tendencies and releases high-performance SSD series, codenamed Client Pro. The series is represented by two models, SMU32 and SMU35, which go in 60GB, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB volume capacities. These SSD models boast SATA III interface and high-speed synchronous flash-memory which are called to promote for the outstanding Write and Read speeds.

SSDs Kingmax SATA III Client Pro are based on high-end Sandforce controller that enables the boost of performance, reliability and data security facilities. The manufacturer employs the highest level of synchronous memory with the purpose to ensure the products' durability and retention of speeds in the course of time. If compared with the SSDs based on asynchronous memory type, Client Pro series is able to demonstrate more …
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