Plextor Prepares the Release of M5P SSD

Plextor is currently preparing a new SSD series, codenamed M5P. According to the forecasts, this series will be differentiated by high-performance characteristics and Serial ATA 3.0 interface. M5P will be represented by three models of 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB volume capacities. All the model lines are developed with the utilization of 19 nm technological process. In addition, all SSDs will be equipped with NAND flash-memory (MLC Toshiba) and Marvell 88SS9187 controllers.

Three models differ from one another by the flash-memory volume. Thereby, 128 GB models accommodates 256 MB of DDR3 cache-memory, 256 GB model – 512 MB, and the last one, 512 GB model – 768 MB. Those SSDs support SATA 6 Gb/sec.

The manufacturer claim that the maximal consecutive reading and writing speeds will achieve 540 Mb/sec and 340 Mb/sec correspondingly (with 128 GB model); 256 GB and 512 GB models will achieve 540 Mb/sec in reading and 450 Mb/sec in writing mode. At the same time, M5P series …

Eizo Intros Professional ColorEdge CS240 Monitor

Eizo, a well-known Japanese designer of professional visual solutions, is about to launch its newest CS240 monitor that replenished ColorEdge series. The model features 24-inch display and 575x553x245 mm overall dimensions. It is intended at those professionals who require the utmost color rendering (i.e. photo/video editors, graphical designers), due to the availability of an in-built correctional sensor for color calibration. Pricing is so far unknown, although shipping contents will definitely include a 5-year’s limited warranty.

Eizo ColorEdge CS240 offers 1920x1080 display resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio, and is based on an advanced IPS panel. The latter ensures the ultimate brightness of 350 cd/m2, a quite fast 7.7 ms response time, the widest viewing angles (178 degrees in both planes), as well as 1000:1 static contrast. The integrated visual facilities allow for displaying up to 99% color gamut in Adobe RGB environment. The model consumes not more than 27 W power at …

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, …
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