Gigabyte Unleashes a Pair of Brix Mini-PCs for Skylake Platform

Gigabyte keeps on expanding the segment of mini-PCs with its proper Brix solutions. This time the lineup has been replenished with two models: Brix GB-BSCEA-3955 & Brix GB-BSCEHA-3955. The two differ from each other by the height of the case. The first new-comer features 119.4x112.6x34.4 mm dimensions, whereas its companion boasts 119.4x112.6x46.8 mm dimensions. The latter allows for the installation of an additional 2.5-inch drive of 7.0 or 9.5 mm height. Both models are targeting Intel Skylake platforms.



The other characteristics of these mini-PCs are identical. They are based on two-core Intel Celeron 3955U CPUs (14 nm) which operate at 2.0 GHz frequency. Processors cooperate closely with Intel HD Graphics 510 that runs at 300-900 MHz clock frequency. The motherboard PCB (110x105 mm) houses a couple of SO-DIMM slots for DDR4-2133 MHz RAM (up to 32 GB).


Both Brix solutions offer one slot for the installation of M.2 2280 drive and a sole M.2 expansion slot which is …

The Latest Sony PSZ-HC1T and PSZ-HC2T External Hard Drives Are Splash/Dust-Protected

The Sony Corporation launches new PSZ-HC1T and PSZ-HC2T external hard drives of 1 and 2 TB capacity respectively. These devices with USB interface operate hard drives and are aimed at pro utilizing supposing memory card backup and involvement of education, corporate and other apps.



The cable with the USB-A connector is made fast, so there’s no chance to lose or leave it behind. One can also use benefits of the USB-C port. The substantially quick-operating drives are pre-formatted in exFAT and ensure data forwarding at the speed of up to 138 MBps in the read and write modes.


Other positive points include protection against damage as a result of falling from 2 m height. PSZ-HC1T and PSZ-HC2T are safe from splash (IPX4 rate) and dust (IP5X rate) impact. A rubber cap secures the USB-C type connector.


New portable storage solutions by Sony are supplied in a firm package for extra protection during delivery. The manufacturer plans to launch PSZ-HC1T and PSZ-HC2T sales in …

Toshiba Preps New VX500 Series of Solid-State Drives

Toshiba America Electronic Components is glad to present a new series of SSDs, developed under OCZ brand. The VX500 models are targeting mainstream desktops & laptops, offering the most comprehensive storage solutions. The drives are designed in a standard 2.5-inch form-factor with SATA 6 Gb/sec interface. Solidity is backed by a 5-year’s limited warranty.



OCZ VX500 SSDs are based on Toshiba MLC chips (15 nm) which are characterized by a more conspicuous reliability than TLC chips. Hence, the items are an optimal tool for content creation, writing & reading info, downloading files, etc. The drives also employ Toshiba TC358790 controller.


The VX500 series is introduced by four models of different capacities: 128 GB, 256 GB. 512 GB & 1 TB. Their top power consumption index equals to 3.4 W. As far as performance specifications are concerned, the models feature the following data transfer showings:

— OCZ VX500 128 GB: sequential Read speed – 550 MB/sec, sequential …
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