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 …

Deepcool to Release Neptwin V2 CPU Cooler

Deepcool Industries Co. LTD has enriched its production line with a new CPU cooler, entitled Neptwin V2. Featuring 125x136x159 mm dimensions, the model allows for the installation of up to four fans, combined with a nickel-plated base, six copper heat pipes and a two-section voluminous heatsink which consists of 80 ribs (40 ribs for each section).



This cooler is known to support all up-to-date platforms, developed by Intel and AMD. As distinct from the majority of rivals, the Neptwin V2 framework is ready to accept four fans which operate by means of PWM technology. The base version comes with only two fans. The first one – Deepcool Wind Blade 120 – is equipped with a blue backlight; its rotational speed range varies from 900 to 1500 RPM. The second fan rotates at 1300 RPM. An overall noise level fluctuates within 21.4-32.1 dB boundaries.


It should be mentioned that total airflow volume produced by the fans might achieve 110.8-237.15 m/h. As a result, the cooler is …

Thermaltake Enters the Market with NiC L31 and L32 CPU Coolers

Thermaltake Technology has just started shipping a pair of budgetary CPU coolers from NiC series. Entitled NiC L31 and NiC L32, these two models are compatible with all updated Intel and AMD platform motherboards. In keeping with the manufacturer, the new-comers will not obstruct the mounting of memory modules, due to their well-considered framework. Hence, they consist of small-sized heatsinks, three U-shape heatpipes (8 mm), and a base that is in direct contact with the CPU.



The first model, NiC L31 (codename: CL-P001-AL12RE-A), features 140x128x40 mm dimensions and weighs 530 g. The integrated 120 mm fan might operate in various speed modes – from 500 RPM to 1800 RPM – thanks to the support for PWM technology. It produces up to 70.99 CFM and dissipates up to 160 W power.


At the same time, at the minimal speed mode it generates only 18 dB noise, however at the ultimate rotations this index rises to 34.8 dB. According to the results of multiple tests, this fan is …
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