Toshiba to Release Entry-Level A100 Solid-State Drive

Toshiba is about to release a 2.5-inch SSD, entitled A100. The entry-level model is based on TLC NAND flash memory chips (15 nm) with the cooperation of SLC cache memory. Traditionally, the drive employs SATA 6 Gb/sec interface and takes Toshiba TC58NC1010 chip as a controller.



The greenhorn is available in two versions: 120 GB and 140 GB (dimensions: 100x69.85x7 mm). The couple is an optimal choice for home & office PCs, thanks to the incorporation of power-efficient, high-performance and shock-proof technologies. The drives’ maximal data transfer speed on sequential operations makes up 550 MB/sec & 480 MB/sec (read/write). The maximal data transfer speed on random operations (4K) achieves 87.000 IOPS & 82.000 IOPS correspondingly.


Toshiba A100 solid-state drives are known to support NCQ, TRIM and S.M.A.R.T. technologies. An estimated MTBF index equals to 1.5 million hours. The 120 GB item might endure 30 TB of written information, while the 240 GB item allows for 60 TB …

CPU Cooling System Scythe Katana 4 Review

Cooling systems supplied by Japanese manufacturer Scythe are distinguished by the tilted radiators. The latest CPU Katana 4 cooler is not an exception: it is notable for the unusual shape of the radiator. This product is going to compete for mass audience in middle-end market segment, since its price is estimated not for inveterate gamers or overclockers but for users with common cooling needs. Scythe Katana 4 will be a perfect match for average PC systems intended at efficient central processor airflow.



Basic Specifications


The first, and most striking, distinguishing feature of Scythe Katana 4 is its compatibility with a large number of Intel/AMD processor sockets. Even the systems with outdated sockets can hope placing this cooler model. The list of supported sockets include: Intel LGA 775, 2011, 1366, 1155, 1156, and AMD FM1, AM2/AM2+, AM3/AM3+, 940, 939 and 754. Other specifications of the model are listed below:

— dimensions: 100x102.5x143 mm, weight – 480 g;
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PNL-tec GmbH Launches Matr-X Series Chassis under Rasurbo Brand

Two new PC chassis, codenamed Matr-X A and Matr-X M, have replenished the line of products supplied by PNL-tech GmbH. The company delivered its chassis under Rasurbo brand and directed the models to the average price segment. Both models are developed in midi-tower form factor and are housed in steel casings painted black; they feature identical 485x197x493 mm dimensions but differ from each other by the side panel framework. Matr-X A contains a large transparent window on the side panel, while Matr-X M has got a blind panel.



Chassis Matr-X A and Matr-X M are fully compatible with micro-ATX and ATX motherboards. Their dimensions and facilities allow for the installation of seven expansion slots, six internal 3.5-/2.5-inch drives, and four external 5.25-inch drives. Functional section consists of a special dock-station for the connection of an additional drive; this dock-station is located on the top panel. Next to it, one can find a set of USB interfaces, counting a couple of …
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