Mushkin Showcases New Reactor Solid-State Drives

Mushkin Enhanced is about to launch a new series of top-tier SSDs within the framework of Reactor series. The series, represented by three models of 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB capacity, is targeting up-to-date gaming and high-performance systems. The greenhorns are developed in 2.5-inch form-factor with 7 mm thickness only and SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface.

Mushkin Reactor drives take Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller in cooperation with MLC NAND flash-memory as the basis. Their utmost sequential data transfer speed equals to 560 Mb/sec and 460 Mb/sec on Read/Write operations respectively, while random data transfer speed achieves 74.000 IOPS and 76.000 IOPS correspondingly.

The triple is thought to operate 1.5 million hours without failures in rather tough conditions (in working environments with up to 70 degrees temperature). All models support TRIM instructions, DevSleep mode that prolongs standalone operation of a mobile device on battery power supply, and the newest …

Delux Launches New Gaming Chassis MZ407

Delux Technology, a renowned developer of various hardware items and peripherals, launches a new PC chassis MZ407 targeting gamers. The model features 450x192x435 mm dimensions and is able to support motherboards of ATX or micro-ATX standard, PSUs of ATX form-factor, and up to seven PCI expansion cards. In retail sale the chassis will be available in three design variations: in Navy Blue coloring, in Army Green military style, and in classic Black coloring.

I/O panel has got quite an unusual lay-out: it’s located on a sloped joint of the top and frontal facets. This panel boasts standard 3.5 mm audio slots (for headphones/microphone), USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, as well as cooling system/backlight control switch.

Delux MZ407 is ready to accommodate graphics adapters of up to 280 mm in length. Besides, the chassis has got four bays for 5.25-inch drives and five bays for 3.5-inch drives. It should be mentioned that the user won’t require any additional tools in order to …

The Forthcoming Switch to 5 mm HDD Models

Nowadays HDD segment is represented by various products from various companies. However, with the development and release of ultrabooks, manufacturers directed their production to the hybrid-type drives. This resulted in the predominance of hybrid solutions in the market.

Recently Itel has advanced a motion to digress somehow from the production of hybrid drives and switch to the decrease of traditional HDDs dimensions to 5 mm in casing depth. According to the company's assumptions, such change could moderate the price for drives and provide the necessary volume capacity for ultrabooks.

Some manufacturers have already directed a part of their technological powers to the design of HDDs with 5 mm casings. Nevertheless, there appeared a couple of obstacles on their way: the necessity to stabilize data reading and writing activities, and increase of costs spent on drives' production. This will result in the rise of end price.

IT professionals and analysts forecast the …
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