Power Module Chieftec A80 650W Review

The requirements of customers towards contemporary power modules are quite tough. They should own good performance characteristics and high coefficient of efficiency level, as well as 80Plus marker. The latter speaks about quality and ability to satisfy the needs of any PC. However, all PSU are classified according to different criteria, so one can find appropriate product even without 80Plus standards. The compliance with those standards is realized on 115V and 230V conditions but there are a number of standards applied to 220V-240V. Power module Chieftec A80 650W doesn’t belong to the army of 80Plus products, though can boast outstanding performance and efficiency. It is primarily targeted at the segment of affordable PSU solutions.

Design and Framework

Chieftec A80 650W design is developed in a classical template common for the models with a solid frontal fan. The casing consists of a ventilation perforation, decorative grid with the brand logo, sockets for module …

Transcend Launches New mSATA and Half-Slim SATA SSD Solutions

Transcend, a renowned manufacturer of diverse data storage solutions, launches three new SSD models targeting industrial sector. Codenamed MSA740 and MSA630, the two models are developed in mSATA form-factor, while their companion, entitled HSD630, has got half-slim SATA format. In retail sale all three SSD lines are available in several capacity variations. Hence, MSA740 with SATA III 6Gb/sec interface goes with 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB capacities; at the same time, MSA630 and HSD630, featuring SATA II 3Gb/sec interface, go with 32 GB and 64 GB capacities only. All three SSD lines are characterized by a proven durability, stability of operation, and low power consumption, combined with an utmost efficiency.

SSD Transcend MSA740 features 29.85x50.8x4 mm dimensions and is equipped with a powerful controller that promotes for the highest speed showings. The maximal sequential Read/Write speed equals to 520/270 MB/sec correspondingly, while the maximal random Read speed (4KB blocks) …

Hard drives still confidently dominate on the notebook market, according to analysts

SSDs are gradually penetrating into mobile computers, but can not yet can become a serious competitor of hard disk drives. Even recently observed slowdown in demand for notebooks with hard drives will not lead to a decrease of the part pf these models in favour of laptops, where SSD is the main storage, analysts believe.

According to the first quarter of this year, models from the HDD larger than 500GB, offered at $ 450-550, formed the largest segment of the market at a rate of 32% of total deliveries. Second place with 26% take laptops with HDD capacity over 320GB, which cost $ 350-450. They are followed by models with HDD larger than 640GB ($ 550-650 price range), than go HDD larger than 750GB ($ 650-750), they are followed — with 250 GB HDD (price less than $ 350), next — the HDD larger than 1 TB ($ 750-900). And only in last place, relevant to market by about 3%, are laptops with SSD volume 128GB or HDD with very large volume (price — $ 900 or more).

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