Motherboard ECS Z77H2-A4 Review

Chipset Intel Z77 can’t be called a novel product in the market, since it has already transformed into a customary platform for personal computers. The versatility of motherboards employing this chipset is countless, in fact, and each and every consumer is able to find the one to his specific needs. ECS boasts its own inventory of boards based on Intel Z77; Z77H2-A4 is an intermediate item between hi-end and entry-level models, due to its alluring price and improved functional facilities. This board attracts primarily thrifty customers who would like to get all modern commodities for a sensible price.

Design and Layout

Budgetary orientation of ECS Z77H2-A4 motherboard is manifested, first of all, through a diminished PCB dimensions. Nonetheless, the model accommodates a couple of PCI Express Graphics slots with the allotted twenty rails of PCI-e bus. There is no symmetric rail distribution between the slots, so the second PEG slot receives only four rails. The board’s …

Built-in DAS Raidon SR261-2S-S2R Review

Individuals who got used to work with little amount of information can barely understand those people who are obliged to work with loads of data on daily basis. That is the major reason why they choose different devices for data storage. The first group of users will probably use flash-drives, while the second group will try to acquire a device that could manage huge information, such as NAS and DAS solutions. Today Raidon, a developer of efficient storage solutions, offers the customers, who long for safe and high-performance storage device, a new built-in DAS model, codenamed SR261-2S-S2R. This is a two-disk storage that is able to fully satisfy the needs of the targeted audience.

Delivery Set and Specifications

Raidon SR261-2S-S2R is delivered in a large cardbox which contains a set of components vital for layout and operation. Thereby, a customer will see SATA cable, a set of screws for hard drives fixture, CD with dedicated software, COM adapter and cable, and helpful …

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.
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