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.

Chief Peculiarities

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, …

Wide-Screen Monitor AOC i2252Vwh Review

No one would dare to complain about the poor choice of wide-screen monitors, as this segment is presented by dozens of models targeted at various customer groups. Professionals seek to acquire exactly such monitors to work with up-to-date graphic, video and image formats, while average customers are craving for watching movies and videos in Full HD format. Monitor AOC i2252Vwh belongs to the flotilla of wide-screen products and is able to satisfy the needs of people appreciating outstanding color rendering and contrast.


Monitor AOC i2252Vwh is based on IPS architecture and goes with 1920x1080 resolution. Screen casing, standing and base are made of solid plastic with dull surface. The screen is equipped with LED indicator and is differentiated by the glare absence due to the dull texture. Five control buttons and status display are located in the bottom-right angle; button designations are impressed on the frontal frame. Interface, power and Kensington lock sockets …

MSI AM1I: Motherboard with Military Class 4 Hardware Base

MSI is one of the first manufacturers to introduce a motherboard for the newly launched AMD AM1 platform. The MSI AM1I features rather compact dimensions (170x170 mm) but its mini-ITX form-factor does not affect the specified functional possibilities for entry-level systems. The model supports AMD Athlon/Sempron processors for the above-mentioned socket.

The employment of Military Class 4 hardware base is supposed to be a major advantage of AM1I motherboard. It involves dark chokes, dark capacitors and other crucial components, which are backed by Military Class Essentials technology. The latter is called to protect the PCB from varied unfavorable happenings, i.e. high humidity, electrostatic discharge or high temperatures.

The PCB comes with two DIMM slots for the incorporation of one-channel DDR3 memory modules (up to 32 GB) with 1333/1600 MHz frequency. Storage is organized by means of two SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, whereas expansion of functional is due to two PCI …
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