First SSDs from Asus to be Released Already in May

First seen at CES 2013 exhibition, Asus ROG RAIDR solid-state drives are on their final stage of development before an official release in May. Unlike the majority of contemporary SSD solutions in the market, the product from Asus features quite distinct form-factor, similar to expansion cards. The new drive is known to employ PCI Express 2.0 x2 interface with the support of x16/x8/x4 slots.

According to the preliminary data, ROG RAIDR solid-state drives will be available in two capacity variations – 120 GB and 240 GB. Both models will run under a couple of SandForce SF2281 controllers, comprised into RAID 0 array. MLC NAND flash-memory chips from Toshiba (designed under 19 nm technological process) will be the heart of revolutionary SSDs. Irrespective of the overall differentiation, ROG RAIDR will support a range of technologies traditional SSDs support, including S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and NCQ.

With the respect to the performance, both drives will be able to demonstrate …

Greeting New PC Chassis ME880 from Delux

Delux Technology, a well-established manufacturer of PC hardware and peripherals, starts selling its new PC chassis, intended for budget-oriented gamers. Entitled Delux ME880, the model corresponds to ATX form-factor and features 410x192x435 mm dimensions. It supports all motherboards of ATX and micro-ATX standard, as well as a wide range of graphics solutions, due to the availability of seven PCI-slots in the rear section of the case. In order to meet some customers’ design requirements, this chassis will be available in three color variations: white, black and red.

ME880 is equipped with four external bays for the mounting of 5.25-inch drives. These bays, along with the bottom and side panels, are covered by a grid-like lid that ensures optimal ventilation and cooling down of all critical components. The internal layout presupposes PSU to be installed in the bottom part of the chassis; this positively affects cable management process, providing for a hassle-free access …

Deepcool Comes Out with White SW Chassis

Deepcool Industries has added a new White SW model to its mid-tower PC chassis series. The new-comer features 472x210x454 mm dimensions and fits office environment the best. Its framework is made of galvanized steel plates (SECC), painted white, with black-and-white frontal edging, perforated notches, and a large side acrylic window. The model might be already procured at the retail price of $35.

Deepcool White SW is compatible with mini-ITX, micro-ATX and ATX motherboard types. It provides space for four external 5.25-inch drives, four internal 3.5-inch drives, and three internal 2.5-inch drives. Expansion of facilities becomes possible due to seven expansion slots. It should be mentioned that all the bays are equipped with special slides which facilitate mounting without screws.

In order to ensure an optimal airflow, the case accommodates an efficient cable management system and dust filters. The top-front I/O panel boasts USB 3.0, USB 2.0 ports as well as 3.5 mm slots …
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