SSD Adata SX900 256 GB Review

The development of solid-state drives was intended to replace traditional HDDs and provide for faster speeds and better performance. Due to such outstanding parameters, SSDs were inaccessible for average customers, but violent growth of this market resulted in gradual decrease in prices. Nowadays 1GB costs less than $1(even with an advanced SATA 6Gb/sec interface), giving all audiences a chance to acquire high-end products for a reasonable price. Not all manufacturers manage to amaze users with their drives, but Adata, a Taiwanese PC hardware giant, always copes with this task. Its latest SSD model, SX900 256 GB, distinguishes itself from all rival products in terms of reliability, durability and performance.

Design and Integration

SSD series Adata SX900 is predestined to be installed in high-performance desktop and laptop systems, and will make benefit to all customers looking for an unbelievable efficiency of data storage subsystem. Model SX900 256 GB features 100x69x9.5 …

Sapphire Vid-2X Display Expander Review

Display expanders cannot be found in abundance on PC hardware market. In fact, not every user knows what the main purpose of those devices is. In the most general meaning, display expanders are splitters that allow the connection of two monitors towards a single output on a graphics card. However, their destination is not limited by this function only, since it might serve some other means as well. Sapphire introduces its own similar solution in the form of Vid-2X Display Expander model. The manufacturer assures that this splitter differs from traditional couplers in terms of functional and reliability.


Splitter Sapphire Vid-2X Display Expander is housed in a black plastic casing with gray side plates. The casing's cover is divided in two parts; the spacing between them serves ventilation and heat management means. The base accommodates rubber stands which provide for the framework steadiness. It should be mentioned that Sapphire delivers two models simultaneously …

SilverStone TS433-TB: 4-Bay NAS with Thunderbolt 2 Connectors

SilverStone has replenished its inventory with a 4-bay NAS, entitled SST-TS433-TB. The new-comer is housed in a black aluminum case with an integrated zinc handle (124x166x248 mm dimensions). The storage allows to install high-capacity 3.5-/2.5-inch drives; each bay supports hot swapping functions and features a dedicated lock with LED activity indicator.

The heart of SilverStone SST-TS433-TB is Marvell 88SE9030 controller that is responsible for JBOD and RAID 0 operational modes. In the first case the drives function independently, whereas in RAID 0 mode they operate as a unified whole, evenly distributing information across the disc space.

The connection of NAS to the PC or other computing device is realized via a pair of Thunderbolt 2 ports which are characterized by the maximal bandwidth of 20 Gb/sec. These ports are known to support Daisy Chain function. Cooling of all internal components is entrusted to a single 90-mm fan.

The SST-TS433-TB is ready to …
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