Toshiba Preps New VX500 Series of Solid-State Drives

Toshiba America Electronic Components is glad to present a new series of SSDs, developed under OCZ brand. The VX500 models are targeting mainstream desktops & laptops, offering the most comprehensive storage solutions. The drives are designed in a standard 2.5-inch form-factor with SATA 6 Gb/sec interface. Solidity is backed by a 5-year’s limited warranty.



OCZ VX500 SSDs are based on Toshiba MLC chips (15 nm) which are characterized by a more conspicuous reliability than TLC chips. Hence, the items are an optimal tool for content creation, writing & reading info, downloading files, etc. The drives also employ Toshiba TC358790 controller.


The VX500 series is introduced by four models of different capacities: 128 GB, 256 GB. 512 GB & 1 TB. Their top power consumption index equals to 3.4 W. As far as performance specifications are concerned, the models feature the following data transfer showings:

— OCZ VX500 128 GB: sequential Read speed – 550 MB/sec, sequential …

Lian Li PC-B12 - Aluminum chassis for silence devotees

Lian Li engineers have decided to diversify the range of branded chassis with “quiet” PC-B12. This Mid-Tower model is designed in such a way as to minimize the noise coming from the system unit. To do this, the anterior wall of the chassis is made solid and in construction added the cover for the rear fan, included damping pad for hard drives and fans, as well as 'soft' feet, on which the hull stands.



Lian Li PC-B12 is currently available only in black version. Its dimensions are 498 (L) x 210 (W) x 472 (H) mm, weight — 6.4 kg. Inside can be placed the motherboard form factor ATX or microATX, a maximum of 8 cards PCI-E expansion up to 360 mm, the CPU cooler up to 160 mm, power supply, three hard disk format 3.5 «and one 2.5». The pair of «external» 5.25-inch bays should as well be considered.


New model doesn’t have vent on the front panel; it is migrated to the lower bound of the chassis and serves two 140 mm fan located opposite basket for storage. Blow-out …

New Biostar TB350-BTC and TA320-BTC System Boards Are Aimed at AMD Ryzen CPUs with an AM4 Socket

Biostar is well-known for its mainboards, and at present customers have a possibility to try the company's new products under the TB350-BTC and TA320-BTC code names. The specialties are aimed at AM4 AMD Ryzen processors. Despite different chipsets –AMD A320 and B350 – both models feature the same PC-board.



A refined structure of the baseboard is corrosion and high humidity protected, and the power system is able to hold substantial currents. The product has two DDR4 slots (32 GB in total). The maximum RAM frequency depends on modules’ number and configuration, however, the 3,200 MHz value is claimed for the Biostar TB350-BTC card and 2,667 MHz – for the TA320-BTC sample. The ATX motherboard possesses four SATA (6 GBps) ports, one PCI-E 3.0 x16, two PCI-E 3.0 x1 and three PCI-E 2.0 x1 slots.


The Gigabit Ethernet network port is connected to the Realtek RTL8111H controller and secured from voltage surges. The mounting bar offers four USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, as well as two …
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