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, …

Antec Outs Budgetary GX500 Chassis

Antec, a well-known designer of multiple hardware solutions, has released a new budgetary chassis, codenamed GX500. The model is developed in mid-tower form-factor and features 205x476x458 mm dimensions. It is made of solid steel but is complemented by plastic patches. The case has got a totally black coating and minimum accessories. The customers are able to acquire the product for the recommended price tag of EUR 59.

Antec GX500 supports the integration of standard ATX, as well as detracted mini-ITX and micro-ATX motherboards. The internal layout is ready to accommodate two 5.25-inch drives, five 2.5/3.5-inch drives, and seven PCI expansion cards. Storage might be enlarged due to the availability of one more external 3.5-inch drive bay.

Spacing within the chassis is sufficient to pack ATX power supply unit, CPU cooler of 158 mm in height, graphics adapters of 380 mm in length, and heatspreaders (liquid-cooling) of 380 mm in length. The chassis’ exterior does not …

Welcome in 703 and 707 PC Cases from In Win

In Win, a renowned Taiwanese hardware manufacturer, enters the market with two new PC chassis. The 703 model represents Middle-Tower segment, whereas the 707 model is a Full-Tower solution. Both products have combined only the best qualities much appreciated by modding fans and enthusiasts. They are housed in SECC steel cases and come in two versions: black and white coloring, with/without side acrylic window.

In Win 703 features 432 x 210 x 477 mm dimensions, being an ideal solution for middle-sized systems. Still, this case is ready to welcome full-format ATX motherboards, seven PCI Express expansion cards, 220 mm long PSUs, and 408 mm long graphics cards.

It is available in black and white case versions, both having a large acrylic window. The model offers external and hidden 5.25-inch drive bays, a pair of external 3.5-inch drive bays, and four internal 3.5/2.5-inch drive bays. All the drives boast screwless way of mounting.

The 703 has 170 mm depth; this feature …
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