Kingston Intros SSDNow Drives for Cost-Conscious Customers

Kingston Digital, a global designer of data storage and memory solutions, announces the release of a cost-effective SSD to extend V300 series. Codenamed Kingston SSDNow V300, the drives are intended specifically for cost-conscious consumers looking to upgrade their desktop or mobile systems. Under the claimed data, the new drives are ten times faster than standard HDDs and feature outstanding speed characteristics, where the spindle achieves 7200 rpm.

Kingston SSDNow V300 is based on SandForce SF-2281 controller and employs SATA 3 interface. The manufacturer offers its new products in three variations of 60GB, 120GB and 240GB capacity. Due to the implementation of an updated NAND flash-memory, developed under 19 nm technological process, SSDNow can boast 450 Mb/sec of consecutive Read/Write speed. At the same time, the showings ascribed to the random Read (4KB) operations demonstrate 85000 IOPS for all available models; however, when it goes about random Write operations, the …

Affordable Motherboard Asus Vanguard B85 Review

Nowadays customers don’t find it difficult to acquire the motherboard which would absolutely correspond to their needs. This is primarily explained by the fact that each manufacturer tries to pack its production lineup with models of various calibers. Asus is one of the few companies that restlessly enlarge their motherboard inventory with variegated items, and Vanguard B85 (TUF series) is yet another item for saving users. The key to ‘affordability’ of Intel B85 chipset-based board lies mainly in the reduction of connectivity facilities, where the chipset supports not six but four SATA 6 Gb/sec + four USB 3.0 devices. However, the model is rich in other facilities that are vital for a contemporary multimedia PC.

Design and Layout

To begin with, Asus Vanguard B85 is designed in an uncommon uATX form-factor and supports Pentium/Xeon/Corei3/Corei5/Corei7 CPUs (Haswell gen.) for Socket LGA1150. The motherboard inventory involves 4 DIMM slots for the installation up to 32 …

Abee Launches Just Another High-End Small-Sized PC Case

Abee Corporation, famous for high-end and high-priced chassis, is about to release just another premium PC case. Codenamed Acubic A90, the case features 229x309x249 mm dimensions and weighs 4.9 kg. It is characterized by an austere design, where rack is made of steel and covered by 2 mm aluminum sheet. Abee offers three color variations of this model: black, silver and white. The first two cases will be delivered at about $310, while the third one might cost $10 more.

Acubic A90 is known to support motherboards of mini-ITX/micro-ATX format. Its internal framework is estimated for four PCI expansion cards, a single 5.25-inch drive, two 2.5-inch and six 3.5-inch drives. Besides, the layout allows for the installation of rather lengthy graphics adapters (up to 270 mm), rather high CPU coolers (up to 75 mm), and rather voluminous power supply units (up to 160 mm in length). The frontal panel can’t be called multi-functional. Still, it accommodates a pair of standard 2.5 mm …
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