Review of Network Drive IconBIT I-Stor IS308

Production of a new model is positioned as a replacement for modern routers with features of sharing USB-carriers. IS308 — the budget class — single-disk storage is a good device for visiting friends for movies, or for backup. In general, it is used for tasks which are not mission-critical of data loss. The speed and functionality are secondary, the main thing — the price and design. At a price of 90 $, IconBIT IS308 offers the buyer an autonomous Torrent-downloader, a network drive, support for protocols Samba and FTP, gigabit network interface and USB 3.0 port.



The device has stylish black aluminium hull and comes with a stand for vertical installation. IconBIT iS308 looks more like a normal external hard drive rather than the NAS. And if for someone Synology design seems too plastic, and QNAP — too angular, the iconBIT iS308 looks modern, simple and stylish.


The next thing that catches an eye — is the lack of a fan. Finally, there is a NAS with passive cooling. …

PSU Chieftec BPS-750C2 (Nitro 2 Series) Review

Chieftec, a renowned PSU designer, developed and released its Nitro 2 series of power supply units a few years ago. Last year the series replenished with new models and nowadays it consists of nine units with 400W-850W power. All of them have managed to gain 80 Plus Bronze certificate, due to a high efficiency level 81-85-81 at 20%, 50% and 100% power loading correspondingly. Chieftec BPS-750C2 unit is a deserving representative of Nitro 2 series that attracts clients not only by its facilities but also by a democratic price.



Design and Delivery Kit


Chieftec BPS-750C2 is housed in a black casing with a rough texture. Black ventilation grid with the company's logo in the center covers the integrated cooling system fan. Network socket on the external side is supplemented with a switch; internal side accommodates four sockets for the connection of cables that provide power to peripheral devices, and two more sockets for the graphics cards power supply. Each socket is …

Meet Run-of-the-Mill VA209N Monitor from Asus

Asus is known for designing not only gaming or enthusiast solutions. Its portfolio is rich in products, intended for average users. The 19.5-inch monitor, entitled VA209N, belongs to this echelon. It is positioned as an office device, due to the thick frames and a run-of-the-mill stand (angle of gradient is the only adjustment option). Featuring 454.6x376.3x189.6 mm dimensions, the model fits any environment.



Asus VA209N is based on IPS panel which boasts 1440x900 resolution & 16:10 aspect ratio. The monitor comes with wide viewing angles (178/178 degrees in both aspects), a large viewing area of 418x262 mm, and 80M:1 dynamic contrast. The model’s top brightness index achieves 250 cd/m2, while the response time lags behind its competitors – only 14 ms.


The VA209N offers up to 83/76 Hz of horizontal/vertical refresh rate as well as 16.7 million of displayed colors. The I/O panel accommodates only two ports: DVI-D and D-Sub. Hence, the typical power consumption index …
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