Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme9 Review

Motherboards intended for gaming systems are developed and supplied by several reputable companies. ASRock belongs to their army and frequently releases motherboards with outstanding parameters. Its latest creation ASRock Z77 Extreme9 model is designed specifically for LGA 1155 socket and Intel Z77 processor. It is able to provide the users with appropriate efficiency and multiple opportunities to create a really high-performance gaming system.



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Design of motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme9 is not peculiar for the implementation of bright colors or excessive ornamental elements. Only gold yellow capacitors and decorative stripes on radiators add some glamor to the board. One of the stripes is lighted up by white LED; this option is provided by LED Heatsink Design facility. The motherboard is developed in ATX form-factor. Power supply is realized by means of Digi Power digital system that works by 8+4 scheme. All hot converter components are covered by a solid …

Handheld Drive Corsair Voyager Air Review

In view of a violent growth of mobile devices, the interest towards independent external storage solutions has increased immensely. Smartphones, tablets and other laptop devices do not have enough inbuilt memory to cope with the enlarging multimedia inventories. The emergence of handheld external drives with a wireless adapter and charger battery onboard is called to efficiently solve the problem of data storage. Corsair, a renowned manufacturer of storage and other hardware products, has recently introduced its own vision of handheld drives. Codenamed Corsair Voyager Air, this drive is able to operate in an autonomous mode, providing for enormous storage opportunities.



General Peculiarities and Delivery


Voyager Air comes into the market in several versions, which are differentiated by the capacity (500 GB and 1 TB models), case coloring (black or red), and a type of network power supply (for the USA and Europe). The drive boasts an inbuilt Wi-Fi adapter and features …

Plextor Debuts with M.2 6G Solid-State Drive

Plextor, an award-winning Japanese SSD designer, launches its another M.2 solution, codenamed 6G. This drive features 42 mm length only, fulfilling space requirements of small-sized but high-performance cases. The new-comer is available in two capacity variations: 64 GB (PX-64M6G-2242) and 128 GB (PX-128M6G-2242). Their retail price makes up $50 and $90 respectively.



Both Plextor M.2 6G solid-state drives come with PCI Express 2.0 interface. They are based on Marvell 88SS9188 controller and 19 nm MLC NAND flash-memory with Toggle interface (by Toshiba). The models support TRIM and NCQ technologies as well as DEVSLP power-efficient mode that reduces power consumption to 0.2 mW.


As far as speed characteristics are concerned, M.2 6G accelerate up to 520 Mb/sec on sequential Read operations; sequential Write index depends on the model: 160 Mb/sec for 64 GB model and 210 Mb/sec for 128 GB one. At the same time, random Read/Write operational index (4K blocks) makes up …
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