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, …

High-Performance NAS-Server Synology DS712+ Review

Network solutions for business purposes are considered to be crucial nowadays. There are a number of companies that offer their products and services for small and big business structures, although not all of them prove to be efficient. Synology company, known for efficient network products, has introduced its new NAS-Server Synology DS712+. This is a high-performance and scalable NAS device with two modules destined particularly for the solution of multiple business assignments.



General Specifications


Synology DS712+ is the device which can enable the work with 7 disks at a time, due to the 2 integrated modules and 5 modules attached (by means of DX510 add-in modules). NAS-server developers recommend starting the work from the integrated modules which ensure high scalability. The major functions of DS712+ are to provide for the centralized data safety, user-friendly administration, and the increase of storage volume with the minimal time spare.


NAS-server DS712+ has …

The New Microchip PIC16F15386 Microcontroller Line Includes 13 Models

The Microchip Technology Co. has presented a new family of eight-bit PIC microcontrollers with core-independent peripherals. Among common features of these models one can highlight the presence of the internal frequency generator (32 MHz) and the memory boot partition security mechanism meant for protection from the faulty rerecording. Moreover, there is a secure device information area (DIA) storing the device unique identifier and calibration constants. The just-launched controllers are supported by the Microchip MPLAB Xpress with MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC) framework.



This line of products offers 13 samples possessing 2 Kbyte of RAM and up to 28 Kbyte of onboard flash. The specialties are incorporated into PDIP, SOIC, DFN, UDFN, UQFN and SSOP cases with an 8–48 pin count. The number of ADC and I/O channels has increased.


Presentation samples as well as stock-produced items are already available. Wholesale prices start with $0.33 per unit.
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