Transcend SSD220S: Affordable TLC-Based Solid-State Drive

Transcend expands its lineup of SSDs with a new model – the SSD220S. It is based on 15-nm TLC memory chip available in 240 GB & 480 GB capacities. The model employs SATA 6 Gb/sec interface as well as DDR3 cache-memory. The drive is housed in a small-sized aluminum case (100x69.85x6.8 mm dimensions).



Transcend SSD220S boasts satisfactory Read/Write speed showings: sequential Read/Write data transfer activity – 550/450 Mb/sec, random – Read/Write data transfer activity (4K) – 80.000 IOPS. At the same time, Read/Write incompressible data transfer speed does not go beyond 330 Mb/sec. Moreover, these SSDs support all modern technologies, including Advanced Garbage Collection, SMART, TRIM, NCQ, and DevSleep.


To add, it’s always possible to upload SSD Scope software pack to further improve the performance. The drive is ready to operate in a wide range of temperatures (0-+70 degrees). The 240-gigabyte model costs 69 EUR, whereas its senior companion (480-gigabyte item) …

Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H: plus two ports Thunderbolt, plus 40 euros

Gigabyte has released the first motherboard form factor microATX, equipped with two ports Thunderbolt — GA-Z77MX-D3H TH. Taking into account the availability of the precursor (Z77MX-D3H), it’s interesting to compare the design and price of these models. First, about the cost of the product. The novelty is estimated at € 150, and its «little sister» — at € 108,50. If to subtract 10 euros from each of two amounts, there will be the minimum for which the cards will be available soon.



Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H TH


What causes the difference in more than 40 euros? In general, the presence of two ports Intel Thunderbolt 10 Gb / s, which are implemented by the controller Intel DSL3510L. A high-speed connection can simultaneously serve several drives and a monitor. Minor changes were made to the design of the CPU power supply subsystem, which, nevertheless, remained a 6-channel. One of the long PCI Express slots was replaced by the second PCI-E 2.0 x1.


By and large, …

New Gaming Chassis PGS-V VS-92 from Aerocool

A new gaming chassis, entitled VS-92, has joined the ranks of a renowned PGS-V series of gaming PC cases from Aerocool. The ‘greenhorn’ comes in two color variations (black and white), as well as in two framework variations: Mesh Edition with a metallic grid on the side facet and Window Edition with a plastic window on the side facet. Hereby, the customers are able to choose the model that suits their technical and design requirements the most.



Chassis VS-92 is elaborated in mid-tower form-factor and features 455x200x460 mm dimensions. Both variations, Mesh and Window Editions, are thought to support motherboards of ATX and micro-ATX standard.


Their internal layout is able to house seven expansion slots, a standard power supply unit, CPU coolers of not more than 158 mm in height, and high-performance graphics adapters of up to 400 mm in length. Additionally, the cases accommodate eight bays for the installation of 5.25-inch drives (three of which boast a tool-free …
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