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, …

Intel can provide “successor” Core i7-3770K at the beginning of the next year

According to proven sources, Intel is considering the release the more rapid alternative to quad processor Core i7-3770K, which currently heads the line of Ivy Bridge to the mass market. This happens if the Corporation of Santa Clara will feel the hard pressure from the only competitor (AMD), which is actively working on the first chip Piledriver — FX-8350, FX-8320 and FX-8300. The release of a hypothetical «Core i7-3790K» with a frequency of 3.6 GHz can be held in the I quarter 2013.



The version of «3770-th» with blocked by increased factor (without the suffix K) will not be finished later, in the II quarter of next year, will give way to one of the members of the family Haswell.


Accordingly, the reinforcements will receive the platform LGA2011, which now covers the rear of the quad-core Core i7-3820. Strategies at Intel, most probably also will be limited to the addition of 100 MHz. About a year later models Sandy Bridge-E recede into the background in favor of …

The Gole1 Mini-PC Can Operate in the Tablet Mode

A new version of the hybrid mini-PC by the Chinese Gole company is called Gole1 Plus. It is supplied with a touch screen and can operate in a tablet mode.



This specialty is equipped with an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 CPU, 4 GB of RAM memory and a 64 GB flash drive for data storage. The 8-inch display increases the efficiency of Windows OS running during using the mini-PC as a tablet. The capacity of the battery equals to 5,000 mAh and allows to utilize the nettop disconnected.


This device possesses an HDMI port, a USB 3.0, three USB 2.0 ports, one microSD slot, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 modules. The dimensions of Gole1 Plus are the following: 19.86 × 13.6 × 2.7 cm.


In the nearest future this model will be available at the price of $200.
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