Solid-State Drive OCZ Agility 4 Review

Up-to-date SSD manufacturers are inclined to employ MLC flash-memory with synchronous interface in their product lines. The implementation of exactly such memory interface allows balancing the advanced performance with moderate price. This is especially vital for SSDs with SATA 3 6Gb/sec interface. Nevertheless, some producers take the challenge to implement flash-memory with asynchronous interface in their drives. As a result, the final products go at more attractive price but with more modest speed characteristics. OCZ dared to overcome this speed drawback by releasing SSD Agility 4 series. The models included in the series are based on asynchronous flash-memory interface and, according to the company's words, prove to show quite decent speed index.



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Despite the prevalence of SandForce controllers implemented in SSDs, OCZ decided to use quite different platform for its new series. Agility 4 employs Indilinx Everest 2 controllers which, in some way, …

Revel in Gaudy Images with PC Monitor Asus VX239H

All devotees of high-quality imaging are now able to satisfy their need for accurate, bright and sharp color representation with the help of a new PC monitor, elaborated by Asus. Codenamed Asus VX239H, this monitor is a combination of ultimate facilities, elegant design and perfect ergonomics. In order to create a truly high-end product, the manufacturers employed an ultra-thin frame (0.8 mm depth) and an original display stand. It should be mentioned also that the maximal depth of the entire case makes up 14.5 mm only.



Monitor VX239H is based on AH-IPS array and features 23-inch display with the maximal resolution of 1920x1080 (Full HD quality). The implementation of IPS panel ensures prominent color rendering, wide viewing angles (178/178 degreed H/V), perfect brightness (250 cd/m2), and a rather fast response time of 5 ms. Such specifications provide for a comfortable display of dynamic scenes. Besides, this model supports Asus Smart Contrast Ratio technology that allows …

Enermax Unveils Staray Lite and Staray Silence Chassis

Enermax Technology Corporation, an established manufacturer of varied PC hardware and peripherals, has unveiled a pair of new chassis, codenamed Staray Lite and Staray Silence. Both products are elaborated in mid-tower form-factor (472x185x421 mm dimensions) and are predestined for those users who suppose quality and reliability a must. These chassis feature very similar external design but their internal layout differs a bit.



Models Lite and Staray are ready to house four external drives of 5.25-inch standard, five internal drives of 3.5-inch standard, and seven expansion slots. They support ATX/micro-ATX motherboards and can accommodate up to four 120 mm fans. Additionally, there is a possibility to install a liquid-cooling system, due to the availability of dedicated holes for cables on the rear facet.


Staray Lite is delivered with only one pre-installed 120 mm fan, located on the frontal panel. It can be supplemented by three more fans on the rear and side facets. I/O …
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