Solid-State Drive OCZ Agility 4 Review

Up-to-date SSD manufacturers are inclined to employ MLC flash-memory with synchronous interface in their product lines. The implementation of exactly such memory interface allows balancing the advanced performance with moderate price. This is especially vital for SSDs with SATA 3 6Gb/sec interface. Nevertheless, some producers take the challenge to implement flash-memory with asynchronous interface in their drives. As a result, the final products go at more attractive price but with more modest speed characteristics. OCZ dared to overcome this speed drawback by releasing SSD Agility 4 series. The models included in the series are based on asynchronous flash-memory interface and, according to the company's words, prove to show quite decent speed index.



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Despite the prevalence of SandForce controllers implemented in SSDs, OCZ decided to use quite different platform for its new series. Agility 4 employs Indilinx Everest 2 controllers which, in some way, …

Company LEPA produces new power supplies B-series

LEPA introduced three new power supplies — B650-SA, B700-MAS and the B800-MAS, which will replace older models B750-MA, and B850-MA. Newcomers have been certified with 80 Plus Bronze (efficiency of 88% of the networks 230V), and met the standards of ATX12V v2.3 and EPS12V 2.92, and positioned as solutions for gamers and owners of GPU configurations SLI and CrossFire, workstations and small servers.



New items are equipped with inverter DC-DC (to improve stability), have the topology of Double Forward Circuit, as well as high-quality electrical components: solid capacitors and heat resistant (105 ° C) capacitors made in Japan.


Active cooling LEPA B700-MAS/B800-MAS is provided by 140-mm fan on double bearings. The model B650-SA has a fan size of 120 mm. The intensity depends on the rates of temperature sensor. Power Cables PCI-E, SATA and Molex flat are detachable. The main ATX 24-pin, as well as “CPU” EPS12V 8-pin are collected in a nylon sheath. LEPA B650-SA has …

PNY to Release Brand Card Reader Series

PNY company has established a global reputation for manufacturing various hardware components, among which are memory and video cards. Currently, the company decided to add a new product to their product lineup – card reader device. The release will be marked by the appearance of two models simultaneously, codenamed CR001 and UH001. The customers who choose CR001 will have an opportunity to choose between red and blue color casings. In its turn, UH001 model can operate as a four-port hub.



PNY CR001 will be able to support the following memory cards types: Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Micro, SDHC, MicroSDHC, MMCplus, CompactFlash, and xD-Picture. Nevertheless, this model will not support SDXC memory cards. CR001 is based on high-end controller which allows achieving the level of performance equaling to 1000 IOPS on reading and writing activities.


PNY CR001 offers only USB 2.0 interface support. The basic peculiarity of this card reader model is the availability of a …
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