Crucial Teases New TLC-Based BX200 Solid-State Drive

Crucial has found a way to consolidate the needs of budget- and efficiency-oriented customer groups. Therefore, it developed a new series of SSDs, based on TLC memory. The BX200 2.5-inch drives (7 mm case depth) come equipped with 16-nm chips by Micron as well as Silicon Motion SM2256 controller. All the models share SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and are compatible with Crucial Storage Executive & Acronis True Image HD utilities.



Crucial BX200 are available in three capacity versions: 240 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB. Their maximal sequential Read/Write speed makes up 540/490 Mb/sec, whereas the maximal random Read/Write index achieves 66.000 & 78.000 IOPS correspondingly. As far as one can see, there is no visible decrease in performance, if compared with MLC memory showings.


The new-comers are estimated for 72 TB of data lifespan; this equals to 40 GB of daily loading over a span of 5 years (MTBF – 1.500.000 hours). In order to provide for the utmost reliability, Crucial adds a …

The Forthcoming Switch to 5 mm HDD Models

Nowadays HDD segment is represented by various products from various companies. However, with the development and release of ultrabooks, manufacturers directed their production to the hybrid-type drives. This resulted in the predominance of hybrid solutions in the market.



Recently Itel has advanced a motion to digress somehow from the production of hybrid drives and switch to the decrease of traditional HDDs dimensions to 5 mm in casing depth. According to the company's assumptions, such change could moderate the price for drives and provide the necessary volume capacity for ultrabooks.


Some manufacturers have already directed a part of their technological powers to the design of HDDs with 5 mm casings. Nevertheless, there appeared a couple of obstacles on their way: the necessity to stabilize data reading and writing activities, and increase of costs spent on drives' production. This will result in the rise of end price.


IT professionals and analysts forecast the …

Greet New Curved Monitor S29E790C from Samsung

Thirst for innovative visual technologies made Samsung develop another curved monitor – the S29E790C. The 29-inch item is based on MVA panel that is characterized by 2560x1080 resolution (Wide FHD) and 21:9 aspect ratio. The model is available in two color variations (black and silver) to perfectly match hi-tech environment. Release and price info is currently unknown.



Samsung S29E790C is able to ensure 100% of sRGB color gamut, 4 ms response time, the widest viewing angles (178/178 degrees), 300 cd/m2 brightness, 8-bit 16.7 million of displayed colors, and 60 Hz refresh time. The monitor is peculiar by an increased index of static contrast (3000:1) which might be raised dynamically due to the integration of Mega DCR system.


The curvature of the display makes up 3000R. The implemented T-shape stand features curved framework as well; it allows changing the height and tilt of the screen. There is a possibility to use the display without the stand, thanks to VESA bracket. …
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