Gigabyte Debuts with Socket AM1 Motherboards

Gigabyte is the first among AMD’s partners to introduce proprietary motherboards for an upcoming Socket AM1 platform. Initially the AM1 series will comprise only two models: the GA-AM1M-S2P and the GA-AM1M-S2H. Both feature micro-ATX form-factor and are supposed to house AMD Athlon/Sempron APUs. They employ two DIMM slots for the integration of up to 32 GB DDR3 memory with 1600 MHz frequency. The release is scheduled for March when the platform is officially introduced.



Gigabyte motherboards have got two SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports for the expansion of storage, one PCIe 2.0 x16, one PCIe x1 and one PCI connector for the connection of add-ons. Network functional consists of gigabit controller from Realtek, whereas audio functional is laid upon 7.1-channel HAD Realtek ALC 887 codec.


The differentiation between the two models lies in the set of internal/external interfaces. Hence, the GA-AM1M-S2P comes with two PS/2 ports, one D-Sub port, four USB ports (3.0 + 2.0), one RJ-45, …

Samsung PM1633a 15.36 TB – the Most Capacious SSD to Date

Immediately following the release of 10-/13-terabyte SSDs by Fixstars, Samsung has made haste to introduce the most voluminous solutions to date, offering 15.36 TB capacity. According to the manufacturers, the PM1633a series will be further on replenished by 5 other models of 480 GB, 960 GB, 1.92 TB, 3.84 TB and 7.68 TB capacity.



Samsung PM1633a 15.36 TB solid-state drive is designed in a traditional 2.5-inch design. The model incorporates Samsung 3D V-NAND memory, consisting of 32 chips of 512 GB capacity. Upon the whole, the storage features 16.38 TB capacity, although only 15.36 TB are accessible to users.


The greenhorn comes equipped with 16 GB of DRAM memory as well as high-speed SAS 12 Gb/sec interface. Due to this, sequential Read/Write data transfer speed achieves 1200 Mb/sec. The maximal random Read/Write speed makes up 200.000 & 32.000 IOPS.


The PM1633a is basically targeting corporate segment thanks to premium output capability. Besides, the hardware is …

Goodram Enters the Market with CX100 SSD Line

Wilk Electronic SA has just released a new line of solid-state drives under Goodram brand name. Entitled CX100, the drives are available in four capacities: 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB. All of them feature 7 mm depth and support 2.5-inch form-factor. Besides, they employ SATA III interface with 6 Gb/sec bandwidth. As far as pricing is concerned, the junior model (120 GB) costs 55 EUR, the two medium models – 84 EUR and 162 EUR respectively, while the senior one (960 GB) – 348 EUR.



The nominal delivery kit contains a dedicated adapter to fit 9.5 mm slots. These SSDs are known to support TRIM & SMART options as well as Garbage Collection technology. The latter protects the drive from the failure of power supply, optimizing the boot time and ensuring overall operational stability.


Goodram CX100 models are estimated to operate some 2 million hours in a failure-proof mode. Average power consumption makes up 0.105 W (and 0.3 W in idle mode). The new-comers also support …
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