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 …

The Attractive ID-COOLING ICEKIMO 120W Liquid Cooling System

This time the well-known ID-COOLING company decided to attract customers not with high performance specifications, but with its new liquid cooling system’s original and extraordinary layout.



A heat dissipator, a pump, tubes and a fan with white backlighting are completely WHITE, which evoke associations with ice-cream, ice or snow.


The dimensions of the 14 channel aluminum heatsink are 154 × 120 × 27 mm. FPI number is 20.

An ID-12025M12S fan is of 120 × 120 × 25 standard size. Its max rotary speed is 700–1500 rpm, max air flow ratio is 62.0 cfm, max static pressure is 1.78 mm H2O and the noise level is 18.0–26.4 dBA. The power consumption is announced to be 3.0 W.


The dimensions of the copper microchannel water unit are the following: 68 × 68 × 35.6 mm. It is compatible with Intel LGA115(х)/1366/2011/2011-v3 and AMD Socket AM2(+)/AM3(+)/FM1/ FM12(+) platforms. The cooling agent is nontoxic and anticorrosive.


The total weight of the system makes 639 …

ASRock Surfaces J3355B-ITX Mainboard

ASRock enters the market with a mainboard, targeting new Intel Apollo Lake CPUs (14 nm, Intel Goldmont micro-architecture). The J3355B-ITX model is thought to be integrated within laptops or entry-level all-in-one solutions. As seen from the codename, the board is developed in mini-ITX form-factor. It comes equipped with Intel Celeron J3355 processor, operating at 2.0-2.5 GHz frequency. The CPU features 10 W TDP; hence, cooling is backed by a noiseless passive cooler.



ASRock J3355B-ITX accommodates a pair of SO-DIMM slots for DDR3/DDRL3 modules with 1866 MHz frequency (up to 16 GB). The board comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 500 GPU that runs at 700 MHz. The connection of drives is realized via two SATA III ports. The incorporated PCIe 2.0 x16 slot is optimal for expansion cards, rather than a VGA card.


To continue, audio subsystem is based on 7.1-channel Realtek ALC887 controller, whereas network facilities are ensured with the help of Realtek RTL8111GR …
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