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.



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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, …

Bending Chassis PC-Q30 from Lian Li to Amaze all Customers

Lian Li, a famous Taiwanese PC chassis designer, unveils its new, extraordinary mini-tower chassis, codenamed PC-Q30. Its extraordinary nature is manifested in an atypical framework: a bending tower with a large transparent window in the front. This model features 368x284x421 mm dimensions and is earmarked specifically for mini-ITX and mini-DTX motherboards.



Lian Li promises to start the sales in June for a recommended price of about $150. In order to serve the needs of various customer audiences, the manufacturer will offer the case in two color variations: silver and black.


PC chassis from Lian Li is ready to accommodate four hard drives and/or solid-state drives of 2.5-inch form-factor, a couple of PCI/PCI Express graphics adapters of up to 200 mm in length, a low-rise CPU cooler of up to 130 mm, and a power supply unit of SFX form-factor (up to 125 mm in length). The latter is located on rubber holdups in the bottom part of the case. Unfortunately, there are no …

NZXT Rolls Out a New Chassis Phantom 630 Windowed Edition

NZXT has proudly announced the release of its newest PC chassis, codenamed Phantom 630 Windowed Edition. Being a modified version of Phantom 630 model, the ‘greenhorn’ is developed in ultra-tower form-factor, featuring a side-panel window. The case supports quite large motherboards (ATX, EATX, XL-ATX, and micro-ATX) and offers nine expansion slots.



Despite visual discrepancy with the original model, Windowed Edition preserved some of its basic features. Therefore, it allows for the integration of four 5.25-inch drives and eight 3.5/2.5-inch ones. The latter are installed into modular bays which can be removed if necessary. The chassis is ready to accept CPU coolers of 200 mm in height and long graphics adapters (up to 325 mm in length). In case the user decides to remove the internal drive bays, it will become possible to employ much longer adapters, up to 507 mm!


The other peculiarity of Phantom 630 Windowed Edition is the feasibility to incorporate two 2.5-inch …
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