Kingston and Adata Come up with M.2 SSDs

Within the framework of Computex 2014 both Kingston and Adata are going to introduce their fresh SSD series of M.2 form-factor. In keeping with the manufacturers’ words, the products – SM2280S2 and SR1020NP — are differentiated by some spectacular performance. At present the companies provide only basic info about the drives, leaving their fans in suspense.

Kingston SM2280S3 is based on Phison PS3108 that supports SATA 6 Gb/sec interface only. It ensures 540 MB/sec and 514 MB/sec speed on sequential Read/Write operations. For sure, it’s not the performance innovative M.2 drives should demonstrate (about 10 Gb/sec), although the model considerably surpasses traditional HDDs in this respect.

This SSD series is represented by three models of 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacity. All of them employ DDR3 cache-memory with the minimal 256 MB capacity. Besides, the difference in efficiency between other M.2 offers Kingston promises to compensate by a more affordable price.

Goodram Enters the Market with CX100 SSD Line

Wilk Electronic SA has just released a new line of solid-state drives under Goodram brand name. Entitled CX100, the drives are available in four capacities: 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB. All of them feature 7 mm depth and support 2.5-inch form-factor. Besides, they employ SATA III interface with 6 Gb/sec bandwidth. As far as pricing is concerned, the junior model (120 GB) costs 55 EUR, the two medium models – 84 EUR and 162 EUR respectively, while the senior one (960 GB) – 348 EUR.

The nominal delivery kit contains a dedicated adapter to fit 9.5 mm slots. These SSDs are known to support TRIM & SMART options as well as Garbage Collection technology. The latter protects the drive from the failure of power supply, optimizing the boot time and ensuring overall operational stability.

Goodram CX100 models are estimated to operate some 2 million hours in a failure-proof mode. Average power consumption makes up 0.105 W (and 0.3 W in idle mode). The new-comers also support …

AOC Outs Frameless Q2781PQ Monitor

The majority of customers place a priority on functionality of the monitor rather than its design. AOC Q2781PQ is a solution that combines both: state-of-the-art performance & an extraordinary design. The greenhorn is differentiated by an ultrathin frame, giving the impression of frameless construction. The display rests upon an asymmetric stand that provides for a better ergonomics, due to tilt, pivot & swivel adjustments.

The 27-inch AOC Q2781PQ monitor is based on AH-IPS panel which ensures 16:9 aspect ratio as well as 2560x1440 resolution (QHD) on 60 Hz refresh rate. The panel features 4 ms response time, the top brightness index of 350 cd/m2, the widest viewing angles (178 degrees in both aspects), and 100% coverage of RGB environment.

The model is known to support Flicker-Free technology that adjusts brightness level by means of backlight, securing flicker-free imaging on the screen. The monitor boasts 1000:1 static & 50M:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The amount of …
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