First SSDs from Asus to be Released Already in May

First seen at CES 2013 exhibition, Asus ROG RAIDR solid-state drives are on their final stage of development before an official release in May. Unlike the majority of contemporary SSD solutions in the market, the product from Asus features quite distinct form-factor, similar to expansion cards. The new drive is known to employ PCI Express 2.0 x2 interface with the support of x16/x8/x4 slots.



According to the preliminary data, ROG RAIDR solid-state drives will be available in two capacity variations – 120 GB and 240 GB. Both models will run under a couple of SandForce SF2281 controllers, comprised into RAID 0 array. MLC NAND flash-memory chips from Toshiba (designed under 19 nm technological process) will be the heart of revolutionary SSDs. Irrespective of the overall differentiation, ROG RAIDR will support a range of technologies traditional SSDs support, including S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and NCQ.


With the respect to the performance, both drives will be able to demonstrate …

Intel to Officially Unveil a Flagship Motherboard DZ87KLT-75K

Several days are left till the official introduction of a new flagship motherboard from Intel, known as DZ87KLT-75K (Kinsley). The board is based on an overclocking Z87 Express chipset and employs 8-phase CPU power supply system. Memory subsystem is represented by four DIMM slots for DDR3 modules, while expansion facilities involve three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, three PCIe 2.0 x1 slots, a single PCI and a single mini-PCI slot. Storage capacities accommodate eight SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports.



Overclockers, as well as experienced users, will receive an opportunity of utilizing Power and Reset buttons right from the printed circuit board. This model offers 7.1-channel sounding, based on a corresponding controller, eight USB 3.0 ports, FireWire port, optical S/PDIF, a pair of gigabit Ethernet ports to enable network options, a single mini-DisplayPort and one Thunderbolt port. Frontal interface panel is able to propose a couple of USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n modules. … …

The Introduction of Transparent Chassis from Scythe

Scythe has recently amazed the community by the introduction of absolutely transparent chassis. ACB-Type3 model preserves the cutout of the standard Mid-Tower chassis solutions, but is made of transparent acrylic plates. One more peculiarity of this model is the parallel to the base localization of motherboard. Besides, ACB-Type3 is compatible with motherboards of various form-factor, including mini-ITX, micro-ATX, and ATX.



The motherboard is accommodated on a special tray. Right under this tray the customers are able to find a set of bays designated for the installation of PSU, three 3.5-inch drives, a couple of 2.5-inch drives, and three 5.25-inch drives. The chassis is compatible with CPU coolers of up to 190 mm in height.


At the same time, this model goes without any fans or side panels; this attributes the model to Open-Air segment. The product can content itself with practically noiseless passive system.


Scythe ACB-Type3 is equipped with sufficient number of …
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