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, …

Gigabyte Outs Brix GB-BSi5HAC-6300 Mini-PC

Gigabyte is about to launch another representative to Brix series of mini-PCs. The GB-BSi5HAC-6300 is an optimal solution for home & multimedia systems. The greenhorn is differentiated by a compact, stylish design (119.4x112.6x46.8 mm dimensions) that fits any environment. It is based on Intel Core i5-6300U CPU (15 W) that operates 2.4 GHz frequency but might overclock to 3.0 GHz index. It is attended by Intel HD Graphics 520 that runs at 300-1000 MHz frequency.

Gigabyte Brix GB-BSi5HAC-6300 is able to cater for three monitors simultaneously. It’s furnished with one HDMI & one mini-DisplayPort. The integrated PCB accommodates a pair of SO-DIMM DDR4 memory modules which run at 2133 MHz frequency. There is a possibility to expand memory up to 32 GB.

Storage subsystem is introduced by a single M.2 2280 and a single SATA III slot. Expansion facilities are ensured by one M.2 2230 slot that is occupied by Wi-Fi + Bluetooth module. The Realtek LAC255 controller takes …

SilverStone Debuts with SX700-LPT Power Supply Unit

SilverStone is readying to launch a powerful 700-watt PSU, entitled SX700-LPT. The new-comer boasts 80Plus Platinum certificate, since its efficiency level might reach 94%. The model is developed in SFX-L form-factor and supports Intel ATX 12V 2.4 standard. SilverStone has already listed the unit on its official site; thus, customers might expect the market launch in the nearest future.

SilverStone SX700-LPT employs a single +12V rail with the maximal output capability of 58.4 A. This power supply unit is able to operate within 90-264 V range at the peak power index of 750 W. If there is a need, it’s possible to use the entire power stock via +12V bus, rather than distributing it via +3.3 V or +5 V rails.

The model comes with a modular cable system. The inventory includes connectors for the connection of 9 SATA devices as well as 4 videocards with an additional 6+2-pin PCI-e connector. The unit is fitted with all necessary protection mechanisms, entailing SCP, OPP, OPT, …
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