SSD Adata SX900 256 GB Review

The development of solid-state drives was intended to replace traditional HDDs and provide for faster speeds and better performance. Due to such outstanding parameters, SSDs were inaccessible for average customers, but violent growth of this market resulted in gradual decrease in prices. Nowadays 1GB costs less than $1(even with an advanced SATA 6Gb/sec interface), giving all audiences a chance to acquire high-end products for a reasonable price. Not all manufacturers manage to amaze users with their drives, but Adata, a Taiwanese PC hardware giant, always copes with this task. Its latest SSD model, SX900 256 GB, distinguishes itself from all rival products in terms of reliability, durability and performance.

Design and Integration

SSD series Adata SX900 is predestined to be installed in high-performance desktop and laptop systems, and will make benefit to all customers looking for an unbelievable efficiency of data storage subsystem. Model SX900 256 GB features 100x69x9.5 …

Overclocked Asus Strix R9 380 OC Graphics Card Review

AMD has recently updated its lineup of graphics cards, offering solutions for any taste and budget. Its Radeon R9 380 adapter is an appropriate balance of quality and price. Hence, there is small wonder that all company’s partners rushed into introducing their own versions of the card. The Strix R9 380 OC from Asus is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding interpretations. Let’s see what privileges it boasts.

General Specs

Asus Strix R9 380 OC is based on Antigua Pro GPU (28 nm) that entails 1792 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs and 11 TMUs. In contrast to the etalon model running at 970 MHz frequency, this card features 990 MHz nominal clock frequency. The codename – Strix-R9380-DC2OC-2GD5-Gaming implies that this item comes equipped with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, operating at 5500 MHz efficient frequency. However, it is assumed that Asus will introduce the version with 4 GB memory to satisfy the needs of a wider audience.

PCB Layout

All hardware base components are …

Gigabyte GR-EZI04H: NAS for Home-Based Platforms

Gigabyte is going to release a new data storage intended specifically for home use. Codenamed GR-EZI04H, this NAS is housed in a black casing and features 220x183x146 mm dimensions. The storage is based on the combination of two-core Intel Atom D2500 processor (clock frequency 1.8 GHz) and Intel ICH10R south bridge. It is estimated for four 3.5-inch drives of up to 3TB in capacity each. Each of the drives should employ SATA II interface.

The overall volume of DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz) can achieve 4GB. This data storage is controlled by Windows Home Server 2011 or Embedded Linux OS platforms. All interface in/outputs are located on the rear panel. Here one can find a couple of USB 2.0 and the same number of USB 3.0 ports, a single D-Sub port, one DC input, and two more RJ-45 sockets. In addition, the storage is able to support two gigabit Ethernet connections.

GR-EZI04H is delivered with two pre-installed 60 mm fans that are called to provide for an optimal thermal environment. …
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