Transcend Teases MTS Series of M.2 Drives

In the light of a violent proliferation of M.2 standard in mobile and desktop PCs, a number of manufacturers shifted their production into this segment. Transcend is one of the first companies to introduce its own M.2 rendition, teasing new MTS lineup that involves three different series: MTS400, MTS600, and MTS800. They feature M.2 2242, M.2 2260 and M.2 2280 form-factors correspondingly, that is to say they have different PCB length: 42, 60 and 80 mm respectively.

All three M.2 drives series are designed on MLC NAND flash memory chips. They accommodate DDR3 cache with SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface. The first, MTS400 series, embraces four models of 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB capacity, whereas MTS 600 and MTS800 count five models: plus 512 GB model in addition to the junior four.

As for speed characteristics, Transcend MTS400 is able to demonstrate up to 560 MB/sec Read speed on sequential operations and up to 160 MB/sec Write speed on analogous conditions. Its …

Synology Announces a New DiskStation DS214 NAS

Synology Inc., a well-known Taiwanese manufacturer of high-end network solutions, announces the release of a two-disk NAS, entitled DiskStation DS214. The storage is targeting budget-oriented home and small business customers who long for high performance and stability of system operation. This NAS comes with two 3.5-inch drives, each featuring 4 TB capacity. Herein, the drives are mounted without any tools, by means of rubber shims only.

The DiskStation DS214 is differentiated by a quite low power consumption index. The storage consumes not more than 20W on full load conditions, with the minimal index of 3.65W in sleep mode. This NAS model is based on a two-core processor, running at 1.06 GHz. Its layout also embraces 512 MB of DDR3 memory, gigabit Ethernet port, and a twain of USB ports (3.0 version). Moreover, the case is equipped with a set of LEDs for drives, network, and NAS activity.

To proceed with the specifications, the new-comer boasts some 111 Mb/sec Read speed …

Power-Efficient Monitor AOC G2460PG Review

Monitors with G-Sync support are not oddity nowadays. However, only few manufacturers manage to design a product that would be a perfection in any aspect. AOC has succeeded in this matter when it introduced the G2460PG model. It is differentiated not only by anticipated visual effects but also by low power consumption. Let’s review AOC G2460PG in details.


The G2460PG features the following specifications:

— display dimensions: 24 inches, aspect – 16:9, visible part of the screen – 531.36x298.89 mm;

— panel type: TN + Film, 6-bit, support for A-FRC;

— response time: 1 ms;

— maximal resolution: 1920x1080 pixels at 144 Hz refresh time;

— maximal brightness: 350 cd/m2;

— contrast: static – 1000:1, dynamic – 80M:1;

— viewing angles: 178/170;

— amount of displayed colors: 16.7 m;

— power supply: internal 100-240 V;

— power consumption: working mode – 40 W, standby – 0.5 W, off mode – 0.5 W;

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