Adata Intros M.2-Type SX8000 Solid-State Drive

Adata keeps on developing its hardware potential. This time the company introduces a lineup of M.2 2280 solid-state drives, targeting gamers & enthusiasts. The XPG SX8000 is based on 3D MLC NAND chips, combined with SMI 2260 controller. The drive employs PCI Express 3.0 x4 external interface and shows a total compatibility with NVMe 1.2 standard.



Adata XPG SX8000 will be available in four capacities: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB & 1 TB. Nonetheless, the company has unveiled performance showings only for the first three models. Thus, the junior model offers 1000/300 MB/sec speed on sequential Read/Write operations (ATTO compression); 1000/300 MB/sec speed on sequential Read/Write operations (CrystalDiskMark uncompressed); 900/280 MB/sec speed on sequential Read/Write operations (AS SSD uncompressed). At the same time, the drive’s random showings make up 45000/75000 IOPS (Read/Write).


To continue, the XPG SX8000 256 GB item features the following efficiency specifications: …

Overview of the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti OC Video Card

The new flagship GeForce GTX 1080 Ti pleased its users with the excellent performance results. But along with the performance of the new flagship, its heat emission increased as well. The reference versions are equipped with a turbine-type cooler, which decently deals with the nominal mode only. If one wants to get more from the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, non-reference versions with powerful cooling are needed.


So, let’s consider suchlike card in this review: ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB OC offers improved PCB design and cooling with three fans which is more efficient and powerful than all the previous versions from ASUS. Such will definitely be cooler, quieter and of course more powerful than the Founders Edition.


Equipment and Outlook

ASUS is supplied in a large box with the traditional for the Strix series design. The delivery kit is minimal. In addition to the mandatory disk with software, Velcro ties for fixing cables inside the case are worth noting.


The …

The SilverStone FPS01 Device Returns the Optical Drive Bay into Game

Optical carriers are not popular anymore. Nowadays they are mostly used as license movies carriers, and not as user data storage media. SilverStone offers an alternate variant for those having an unexploitable optical drive of the Slim type.



The new device, called FPS01, is released in two variants, which differ in USB types only: the SST-FPS01 model offers a pair of standard А type ports, and SST-FPS01-C possesses only one С type port. FPS01 is compatible with the standard 12.7 mm Slim ODD optical drive bay and is installed in place of the needless DVD or Blu-ray bay. Though this is not the whole scope of the module’s functionality.


This device features the built-in SD and microSD card reader supporting SDHC and SDXC cards, and the place to install M.2 drive with 6 Gbps SATA interface of 2280 typical size. Unfortunately, the use of FPS01 in laptops can bring some trouble as far as there’s a need to connect the module through standard Molex jacks, USB 3.0 and SATA. …
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