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.



Chief Peculiarities


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, …

ASRock to Release BeeBox Mini-PC with Type-C Interface

ASRock has replenished its series of Intel NUC mini-PCs with a new model – the BeeBox. Its key peculiarity is the support for USB Type-C interface. The model features 118.5x110x46 mm dimensions, satisfying basic corporate and home entertainment needs. In addition, it boasts low power consumption level combined with a strong performance.



ASRock BeeBox will be available in three versions: as a barebone PC, a full-blown system without OS and a full-blown system with OS. Each version will be housed either in a classic black, a stylish gold or a pure white chassis.


The heart of the model is Intel Braswell platform (64-bit, 14 nm) equipped with a two-core Celeron N3000 CPU, running at 1.04/2.08 GHz frequency (basic/dynamic). There will be versions with a four-core Celeron N3150 CPU. Both processors feature 4/6 TDP only. Besides, all computers come with an integrated Intel HD graphics.


The platform is also furnished with 2.4 GB of DDR3L-1600 MHz RAM (maximum up to 16 GB …

Biostar H61MU3B Offers a Universal Set of Up-to-Date Interfaces

Biostar company announces the release of a new motherboard H61MU3B – a high-end tool for the creation of compact multimedia platforms with the universal set of up-to-date interfaces. According to the words of the company’s representatives, H61MU3B is able to support the majority of Biostar functional capabilities, including Remote 2, Bio-Flasher and Bio-ReLife, Driver-Genii technologies, as well as BioScreen Utility applet. Remote 2 technology is used to manage the multimedia system with the help of Apple and Android gadgets; Bio-Flasher and Bio-ReLife technologies are used to update and reclaim Bios functional from the external USB drives; Driver Genii is used to install all necessary drivers automatically. BioScreen Utility applet enables the choice of download logo and is equipped with eHot-Line service which secures the efficient technical support.



Motherboard Biostar H61MU3B has got an enhanced framework and design. Thus, motherboard framework is furnished with the …
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