Solid-State Drive OCZ Agility 4 Review

Up-to-date SSD manufacturers are inclined to employ MLC flash-memory with synchronous interface in their product lines. The implementation of exactly such memory interface allows balancing the advanced performance with moderate price. This is especially vital for SSDs with SATA 3 6Gb/sec interface. Nevertheless, some producers take the challenge to implement flash-memory with asynchronous interface in their drives. As a result, the final products go at more attractive price but with more modest speed characteristics. OCZ dared to overcome this speed drawback by releasing SSD Agility 4 series. The models included in the series are based on asynchronous flash-memory interface and, according to the company's words, prove to show quite decent speed index.



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Despite the prevalence of SandForce controllers implemented in SSDs, OCZ decided to use quite different platform for its new series. Agility 4 employs Indilinx Everest 2 controllers which, in some way, …

D-Link Showcases AC1900 DWA-192 USB Adapter

D-Link announces the availability of a new wireless USB adapter, entitled AC1900 DWA-192. It is called to facilitate the connection of desktop/mobile PCs (as well as multimedia & gaming devices) to wireless 802.11ac networks, providing up to 1300 Mb/sec within the 5 GHz range or 600 Mb/sec within the 2.4 GHz range.



D-Link AC1900 DWA-192 features USB 3.0 interface, connecting directly to the PC/laptop without additional power source. High-speed interface ensures super-fast data transfer speed (5 Gb/sec) in order to comply with the latest wireless requirements. This adapter proves to be rather efficient when combined with AC1900 DIR-880L or AC3200 DIR-890L wireless routers.


The model employs MIMO 3x4 chip with an integrated Smart-antenna and an amplifier. It supports AC SmartBeam technology that is intended to form a directional signal, void of any interference. Moreover, it provides for a smooth broadcasting of HD video, high-quality gaming and video-chatting, fast file …

Unusual PC Chassis Prodigy M from BitFenix

BitFenix, a company known for modern and cutting-edge PC solutions, is going to release one more representative of Prodigy PC chassis family – the Prodigy M. The new-comer features identical to the predecessor dimensions, nonetheless is ready to welcome motherboards of mini-ITX, as well as of micro-ATX standard. The chassis is designed in two color variations: stylish Arctic White and exclusive Midnight Black. According to the preliminary info, the model will be released in late September at a price of about €80.



Despite small-sized format, the case is able to accommodate all crucial components. The number of bays for various drives has been reduced, although storage does not suffer from lack of facilities. Thus, the case features four bays for HDD items (3.5-inch) and five bays for HDD/SSD items (2.5-inch). Five expansion PCI Express slots allow for the creation of various system configurations, including CrossFire and SLI graphics schemes.


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