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 …

Intel is preparing a quad-core Core i7-3740QM, 3840QM and 3940XM

In late September — early October, Intel plans to update the lineup of Core i7 processors on the cores generation Ivy Bridge (22 nm). It is expected that within a few months users will witness the announcement of the CPU for laptops Core i7-3740QM, 3840QM and 3940XM, which will replace released in April 3720QM, 3820QM and 3920XM, respectively.

According to the information from web resources, the trio will receive an increase of 100 MHz from the predecessors, retaining the previous TDP and probably the recommended price. A common feature of the new processors is four x86-cores that handle data in 8 threads (Hyper-Threading).

Core i7-3940XM operates at a nominal frequency of 3 GHz, equipped with 8 MB cache of the third level, two-channel controllers DDR3-1333/1600, graphics subsystem Intel HD 4000. There is support for dynamic overclocking Turbo Boost, Virtualization VT-x and VT-d, new commands AES and instructions AVX. TDP 3940XM is 55 watts.

Core i7-3840QM has almost …

Kingmax UD-09: USB flash drive for demanding users

The new USB-drive Kingmax UD-09 is positioned as a model for real city dweller, who counts every minute of the life. It does not cost too much money, functions fast and just looks nice.

This flash drive can be a real workhorse for any modern user. Model Kingmax UD-09 is not quite so budget solution, but it does not belong to an elite line of drives KINGMAX Digital Inc. The manufacturer is positioning this device as a USB flash drive for the hurried urban dweller, and the entire series of USB-drives is called none other than Urban. A feature of this particular model is that it has a quick interface USB 3.0. Let's see how productive would be this novelty.

Technical characteristics of Kingmax UD-09:

Available capacity 8 GB / 16/32

Capacity of reviewing sample, 32 GB

USB 3.0 interface

Enclosure Type Seating cap

Material Aluminum

Color: Black / Silver

Dimensions 63x19x9 mm

Mass, g 10

Warranty, months 60

The plastic blister of the new product is not …
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