Greeting Kingston SSDNow mS200 Solid-State Drive

Kingston Technology, a large-scale developer of varied memory solutions from California, announces the launch of a new solid-state drive from SSDNow series, codenamed mS200. Currently, the model is available in two larger versions of 240 GB and 480 GB. Both new-comers are designed in mSATA form-factor, featuring 50.88x30 mm dimensions. Upon the whole, their dimensions are 8 times smaller than those imposed to standard 2.5-inch products.

Kingston mS200 are targeting budgetary segment of laptops, tablets and ultrabooks. Nonetheless, the drives are able to demonstrate high performance and allow the user to install two items within one system at a time in order to enlarge the storage volume. The new SSDs support Intel Smart Response Technology, TRIM, S.M.A.R.T., as well as 128-bit automatic encoding; they are thought to dramatically enhance the performance.

To continue, the greenhorns employ SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and are based on LSI SandForce 2281 controller. In keeping …

Noctua Expands ‘A’ Fan Series

The line of Noctua’s A fan series has been enriched with three new models: NF-A9 92 mm, NF-A8 80 mm and NF-A4x10 5 V 40 mm. The triple is based on traditional SSO-2 bearings which provide for an optimal balance of lifespan (up to 150.000 hours) and noise level. In order to enhance the performance and reduce noise during operation Noctua equipped the fans with Advanced Acoustic Optimization frame, anti-vibration pads, and such technologies as Stepped Inlet Design, Inner Surface Microstructures and Flow Acceleration Channels.

Noctua NF-A9 model is an heir of a renowned NF-B9 version. It is available in two variations: NF-A9 PWM and NF-A9 FLX. The first one allows for dynamic alteration of operational speeds from 400 RPM to 2000 RPM; the other one offers three fixed speed indices (1050/1250/1600 RPM).

Noctua NF-A8 is a successor of NF-R8 model. It is available in three variations: NF-A8 PWM, NF-A8 FLX and NF-A8 ULN. The first fan is able to rotate at 450-2200 RPM speed …

Affordable Motherboard Asus Vanguard B85 Review

Nowadays customers don’t find it difficult to acquire the motherboard which would absolutely correspond to their needs. This is primarily explained by the fact that each manufacturer tries to pack its production lineup with models of various calibers. Asus is one of the few companies that restlessly enlarge their motherboard inventory with variegated items, and Vanguard B85 (TUF series) is yet another item for saving users. The key to ‘affordability’ of Intel B85 chipset-based board lies mainly in the reduction of connectivity facilities, where the chipset supports not six but four SATA 6 Gb/sec + four USB 3.0 devices. However, the model is rich in other facilities that are vital for a contemporary multimedia PC.

Design and Layout

To begin with, Asus Vanguard B85 is designed in an uncommon uATX form-factor and supports Pentium/Xeon/Corei3/Corei5/Corei7 CPUs (Haswell gen.) for Socket LGA1150. The motherboard inventory involves 4 DIMM slots for the installation up to 32 …
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