Transcend SSD220S: Affordable TLC-Based Solid-State Drive

Transcend expands its lineup of SSDs with a new model – the SSD220S. It is based on 15-nm TLC memory chip available in 240 GB & 480 GB capacities. The model employs SATA 6 Gb/sec interface as well as DDR3 cache-memory. The drive is housed in a small-sized aluminum case (100x69.85x6.8 mm dimensions).



Transcend SSD220S boasts satisfactory Read/Write speed showings: sequential Read/Write data transfer activity – 550/450 Mb/sec, random – Read/Write data transfer activity (4K) – 80.000 IOPS. At the same time, Read/Write incompressible data transfer speed does not go beyond 330 Mb/sec. Moreover, these SSDs support all modern technologies, including Advanced Garbage Collection, SMART, TRIM, NCQ, and DevSleep.


To add, it’s always possible to upload SSD Scope software pack to further improve the performance. The drive is ready to operate in a wide range of temperatures (0-+70 degrees). The 240-gigabyte model costs 69 EUR, whereas its senior companion (480-gigabyte item) …

MSI Introduces a Pair of Cubi 2 Mini-PCs

MSI has enriched its inventory with a pair of mini-PCs. The Cubi 2 Plus and the Cubi 2 Plus vPro feature 155.3x147.9x58.6 mm dimensions. Both models come equipped with a 90-watt power adapter and run on Windows 10 Home OS. The first new-comer is based on Intel H110 chipset, while the second one – on Intel Q170 version. The pair supports the installation of either Intel Core i3-6100T CPU (3.2 GHz frequency), Intel Core i5-6500T (2.5-3.1 GHz frequency) or Intel Core i7-6700T (2.8-3.6 GHz frequency).



MSI Cubi 2 Plus mini-PCs employ Intel HD Graphics 530 GPU, up to 32 GB of DDR4-2133 MHz RAM, allowing to install a single M.2 SATA solid-state drive (up to 256 GB capacity) and a single 2.5-inch SATA HDD/SSD (up to 1 TB capacity). Network facilities are introduced by Bluetooth 4.0 adapter, Gigabit Ethernet port, 802.11b/g/n or 802.11ac Wi-Fi module.


To continue, MSI Cubi 2 Plus boasts rich connectivity; it is furnished with: two USB 3.1 (Type-A & Type-C) ports, one USB 2.0 …

BenQ Unveils a New Professional PC Monitor BL2710PT

BenQ does not hold out a hope of overtaking its direct competitors in PC display market. In this light, the company has unveiled one more monitor, entitled BenQ BL2710PT, that is predestined to be employed by professional designers and application developers. The model features 27-inch display, aspect ratio of 16:9 and might boast a really striking original resolution of 2560x1440, due to the incorporation of AHVA panel. The latter has got a power-saving LED backlit that substantially reduces power consumption on various operational conditions.



To continue with the monitor’s specifications, it’s necessary to mention that the user will always receive qualitative imaging, as the response time equals to 4 ms only. In addition, BL2710PT boasts wide viewing angles of 178/178 degrees (down/across), 100% sRGB color surrounding, 350 nits brightness, and a quite amazing contrast ratio of 12M:1 (dynamic), whereas static contrast is typical: 1000:1.


Monitor BenQ BL2710PT is …
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