Overview of the Solid State Drive WD Black PCIe SSD 256 GB

The release of Western Digital solid-state drives has taken place not so long ago, so now it's time to view over an advanced offer aimed primarily at enthusiasts – WD Black PCIe SSD in a 256 GB version.


Hard drives of the Black series have won fame of the fastest and most productive HDDs in the mass market of information storage systems. This imposes on the WD Black PCIe SSD a certain amount of expectations from buyers who similarly expect to get the fastest SSD for sane money.


Specifications

Drive: WD Black PCIE SSD 256GB

Capacity, GB: 256

Serial read speed, MB/s: 2050

Serial recording speed, MB/s: 700

Maximum random reading speed (blocks of 4 KB), IOPS: 170,000

Maximum random recording speed (blocks of 4 KB), IOPS: 130,000

Controller: Marvell 88SS1093

Memory type: SanDisk, 15 nm, TLC NAND

Total number of bytes recorded (TBW), TB: 80

Mean time between failures (MTBF): 1,750,000

Connection interface: PCI Express 3.0 (NVMe)

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ASUS ROG Strix GD30 Has Changeable Front Panels and Adjustable Aura RGB Lighting

Presently devoted gamers can enjoy all the benefits of an advanced ASUS Strix GD30 PC of the Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand.



The specialty weighs 17 kg and possesses the following dimensions: 230 × 550 × 540 mm. Its extra bonus is incorporated into changeable front panels, which allow to modify the exterior of the black and white chassis according to the user’s taste. A window in the side panel and the multi-coloured adjustable Aura RGB lighting let examine inner components.


Strix GD30 is operated by Windows 10 and equipped with a 4-core Kaby Lake Intel Core i5-7400 (3.0–3.5 GHz) or Core i7-7700 (3.6–4.2 GHz) processor. The DDR4-2400 memory capacity can come up to 32 GB. Customers have an opportunity to order the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, GTX 1060, GTX 1070 or GTX 1080 discrete graphics accelerator installation. The 3 TB HD, as well as the 512 GB M.2 SSD may be utilized with this computer. At the same time, there is place for an optical drive.


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Intel Claims Its Clover Trail More Efficient than Tegra 3

The stonewall in the tablet and mobile CPU segment is gradually mounting, with Intel and Nvidia increasing their influence and rivalry. Hence, Intel's developers claim that its latest tablet processor, two-core Atom Clover Trail, surpasses Nvidia's Tegra 3 in both performance and power consumption. To be precise, Clover Trail proves to be more efficient in a range of applications, but at the same time, it consumes power twice less than its counterpart. To exemplify such claims, Intel takes Imagination Technologies graphics that consumes less power than Tegra 3.



Numerous testing results conducted by Intel and some leading IT analysts demonstrate that Tegra 3 with four main cores and one additional core is slower that Clover Trail. Testing of performance and power consumption has been held on Microsoft Surface RT with Tegra 3 chip and Windows 8 tablet with Clover Trail chip. Nevertheless, Intel hasn't conducted any comparison in mobile OS from Google.


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