Crucial Teases New TLC-Based BX200 Solid-State Drive

Crucial has found a way to consolidate the needs of budget- and efficiency-oriented customer groups. Therefore, it developed a new series of SSDs, based on TLC memory. The BX200 2.5-inch drives (7 mm case depth) come equipped with 16-nm chips by Micron as well as Silicon Motion SM2256 controller. All the models share SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and are compatible with Crucial Storage Executive & Acronis True Image HD utilities.



Crucial BX200 are available in three capacity versions: 240 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB. Their maximal sequential Read/Write speed makes up 540/490 Mb/sec, whereas the maximal random Read/Write index achieves 66.000 & 78.000 IOPS correspondingly. As far as one can see, there is no visible decrease in performance, if compared with MLC memory showings.


The new-comers are estimated for 72 TB of data lifespan; this equals to 40 GB of daily loading over a span of 5 years (MTBF – 1.500.000 hours). In order to provide for the utmost reliability, Crucial adds a …

MSI AM1I: Motherboard with Military Class 4 Hardware Base

MSI is one of the first manufacturers to introduce a motherboard for the newly launched AMD AM1 platform. The MSI AM1I features rather compact dimensions (170x170 mm) but its mini-ITX form-factor does not affect the specified functional possibilities for entry-level systems. The model supports AMD Athlon/Sempron processors for the above-mentioned socket.



The employment of Military Class 4 hardware base is supposed to be a major advantage of AM1I motherboard. It involves dark chokes, dark capacitors and other crucial components, which are backed by Military Class Essentials technology. The latter is called to protect the PCB from varied unfavorable happenings, i.e. high humidity, electrostatic discharge or high temperatures.


The PCB comes with two DIMM slots for the incorporation of one-channel DDR3 memory modules (up to 32 GB) with 1333/1600 MHz frequency. Storage is organized by means of two SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, whereas expansion of functional is due to two PCI …

Zotac Refreshes Its Inventory with Magnus ERX480 Mini-PC

Zotac launches the first ever mini-PC based on 14 nm AMD Polaris GPU. The Magnus ERX480 boasts the integration of AMD Radeon RX480 graphics card, equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory. The heart of the computer is a 4-core Intel Core i5-6400T CPU that operates at 2.2-2.8 GHz frequency. Hence, the model is ideal for resource-intensive applications and VR.



The new-comer is available in three versions: Magnus ERX480, Magnus ERX480 Plus & ERX480 with Windows 10 onboard. The first model is a barebone system which initially lacks RAM and storage subsystems. It supports the installation of two DDR4-1866/2133 MHz memory modules up to 32 GB. Storage subsystem might be levied by means of a single SATA III drive and M.2 SATA SSD.


The Magnus ERX480 Plus comes fitted with preinstalled 8 GB DDR4 RAM with the possibility to upgrade up to 32 GB. It also accommodates 120 GB M.2 SSD as well as 1 TB HDD. The ERX480 Windows 10 houses analogous hardware and brags about the preinstalled 64-bit OC …
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