Zalman Boasts a New Line of PSUs with an Improved Design

The line of products manufactured by Zalman has been just replenished with a new series of power supply units, codenamed Zalman LX. The series is currently represented by two models of 500 W and 600 W power: ZM500-LX and ZM600-LX. Both units employ an improved Dual Forward Converter Circuit design that ensures reliable and efficient functioning. They are also equipped with a single +12V rail and show compatibility with Intel ATX12V 2.31 standard.



Zalman LX PSUs utilize a couple of PCI Express sockets (one 6-contact and one 6+2-contact) for the connection with graphics cards, securing the support of AMD CrossFireX and Nvidia SLI technologies. Cooling of all internal components is ascribed to a low-noise fan of 120 mm dimensional type. Its operation is automatically monitored by Smart Fan Control system that provides for the achievement of an optimal balance between its efficiency and noise level.


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SilverStone Comes Out with Precision PS12 Chassis

The lineup of tower cases developed by SilverStone has been replenished by a new price-efficient solution, entitled Precision PS12. The model features 405x360x170 mm dimensions and is ready to accommodate small-sized motherboards (mini-ITX, micro-ATX) as well as four expansion cards. The chassis is made of high-quality plastic, supplemented by a fine-meshed metallic grid on the front panel.



Inside, there is a single rack for the installation of optical drives; it’s estimated for two 5.25-inch units. There is also space for 4x 3.5-inch drives and 1x 2.5-inch drive. Hence, there is little space for graphics adapters, the length of which should not exceed 358 mm. The layout is intended for 140-mm high CPU coolers & standard ATX PS/2 power supply units.


SilverStone Precision PS12 is shipped with a single preinstalled 120-mm fan (front panel). Additionally, it’s possible to include one 80-mm fan (front panel) and one 80-/92-mm fan (rear panel). Pricing is set at $45.

Overview of the Solid State Drive WD Black PCIe SSD 256 GB

The release of Western Digital solid-state drives has taken place not so long ago, so now it's time to view over an advanced offer aimed primarily at enthusiasts – WD Black PCIe SSD in a 256 GB version.


Hard drives of the Black series have won fame of the fastest and most productive HDDs in the mass market of information storage systems. This imposes on the WD Black PCIe SSD a certain amount of expectations from buyers who similarly expect to get the fastest SSD for sane money.


Specifications

Drive: WD Black PCIE SSD 256GB

Capacity, GB: 256

Serial read speed, MB/s: 2050

Serial recording speed, MB/s: 700

Maximum random reading speed (blocks of 4 KB), IOPS: 170,000

Maximum random recording speed (blocks of 4 KB), IOPS: 130,000

Controller: Marvell 88SS1093

Memory type: SanDisk, 15 nm, TLC NAND

Total number of bytes recorded (TBW), TB: 80

Mean time between failures (MTBF): 1,750,000

Connection interface: PCI Express 3.0 (NVMe)

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