Crucial Teases New TLC-Based BX200 Solid-State Drive

Crucial has found a way to consolidate the needs of budget- and efficiency-oriented customer groups. Therefore, it developed a new series of SSDs, based on TLC memory. The BX200 2.5-inch drives (7 mm case depth) come equipped with 16-nm chips by Micron as well as Silicon Motion SM2256 controller. All the models share SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and are compatible with Crucial Storage Executive & Acronis True Image HD utilities.

Crucial BX200 are available in three capacity versions: 240 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB. Their maximal sequential Read/Write speed makes up 540/490 Mb/sec, whereas the maximal random Read/Write index achieves 66.000 & 78.000 IOPS correspondingly. As far as one can see, there is no visible decrease in performance, if compared with MLC memory showings.

The new-comers are estimated for 72 TB of data lifespan; this equals to 40 GB of daily loading over a span of 5 years (MTBF – 1.500.000 hours). In order to provide for the utmost reliability, Crucial adds a …

Meeting Four New PSU Series from LEPA

Ecomaster has recently expanded its production line by four new PSU series under LEPA brand name. Codenamed P, GM MaxGold, GM MaxBron and MX, this quadruple is targeting high-end, middle-end, and mainstream market segments. It is noteworthy that each of the series involves several models of various power and efficiency showings to meet the power supply requirements of diverse PC systems.


P series is attributed to the high-end market segment and consists of three high-capacity models: P1700-MA, P1375-MA and P1050-MA with 1700 W, 1375 W and 1050 W correspondingly. The triple features totally modular cable management system and identical cooling system, introduced by 135 mm low-noise fan on ball bearing. Super high efficiency level allowed all power supply units within the series to receive 80Plus Platinum certificate.


GM MaxGold series boasts 80Plus Gold certificate due to high power efficiency. The series includes five models that feature a …

PC Chassis SilverStone Sugo SG09 Review

Model SG09 is the ninth chassis of Sugo series designed by SilverStone. Upon the whole, the series consists basically of compact parallelepiped casings that presuppose the integration of small-sized mini-ITX motherboards only. Still, Sugo SG09 features more voluminous dimensions (354x220x295 mm) and cubic-like casing that widens its compatibility area a bit. All previous Sugo models were perceived primarily as compact solutions with a quite aesthetic design. But Sugo SG09 positions itself as a reliable platform for a powerful PC system.


Chassis SilverStone Sugo SG09 has got rather unusual layout due to the need to accommodate a full-sized PSU, a lengthy graphics adapter, a voluminous CPU cooler, and some kind of data storage system in a casing of 23 liters in capacity. As a result, the developers created a one-volume casing with vertical PSU in the frontal part, vertical motherboard tray, and vertical bays for hard drives located on the reverse side of the tray. The …
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