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, …

Xtreme Gaming XC700W Chassis from Gigabyte

The Gigabyte Company has launched a new product, an ATX full-tower Xtreme Gaming XC700W chassis.



This chassis is made in black and silver colours out of steel, aluminum and tempered glass. The framework stands on rubber feet constructed to absorb vibration and foster heat transfer. RGB LED lighting adds originality to this model and can be controlled with the help of the brand Xtreme Engine utility. The dimensions are 593.5*240.5*546.6 mm, net weight equals to 15.4 kg. The front-end interface is represented with two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 and HD Audio ports.


Xtreme Gaming XC700W possesses 3 x 3 (2.5)" SSD, 3 x 2.5" Driver Bays and supports mini-ITX/m-ATX/ATX mother boards with 8 expansion slots. The 170 mm high CPU, 430mm long VGA and 220 mm long PSU can be installed into this framework.


Dust Filters are detachable and easy to clean with the help of wash liquid. There’s a lot of space for a pump and reservoir. At the top there’s enough room for three 120 mm …

Samsung Showcases SD850 Series of Corporate Monitors

Samsung has officially introduced a new series of corporate-class monitors entitled SD850. The series currently combines two models: the S27D850 and the S32D850. Both boast a number of similar features, including resolution, imaging modes, the number of video interfaces, although are differentiated by dimensions and some other specifications. Pricing and release date are unknown.



Samsung S27D850 is equipped with 27-inch PLS panel that offers 350 cd/m2 brightness and a standard 1000:1 static contrast. Its companion, Samsung S32D850, features 32-inch VA panel with the maximal brightness of 300 cd/m2 and static contrast index of 3000:1.


Both new-comers are characterized by 2560x1440 pixel resolution, 5 ms response time, and what is more striking, 100% color gamut in sRGB environment. The rear facet of the display accommodates three video ports: DisplayPort 1.2, DVI, HDMI 1.4. Besides, there is a USB-hub that offers four USB 3.0 ports.


The monitors are thought to support …
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