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 …

PSU Chieftec BPS-650C2 Review

Chieftec, a renowned manufacturer of power supply units, has recently introduced a series of new PSUs, codenamed BPS, which included five different models. The two models differ from other items in color, dimensions, applied fans, and belonging to the lower PSU segment. The other three products belong to the high-end segment and own outstanding characteristics. Chieftec BPS-650C2 belongs to the high-end echelon that is confirmed as by its internal integration, so by general specifications.


PSU Chieftec BPS-650C2 employs modular system of cable connection and is notable by 650W of output power. The external design of the model did not outlive any dramatic changes, except for the availability of large stickers on the PSU casing. Quite the contrary, the integration has been given a completely new touch. BPS-650C2 is based on a new advanced platform developed by CWT. The manufacturer employed DC-DC converters for +3.3VDC and+5VDC channels. Those converters are …

Meet a New Wireless DashDrive Air AE800 External Drive from Adata

Adata is glad to announce the release of its newest universal device – Adata DashDrive Air AE800 wireless external drive. The greenhorn combines a few advanced features that bring the communication with various devices to a higher level. First of all, the AE800 comes in 500 GB capacity, which is quite enough for storing of large amount of data. Secondly, the drive is housed in an elegant case that would find its place in any environment.

Thirdly, this device is equipped with a high-speed USB 3.0 interface for a smooth data transfer process. Fourthly, DashDrive Air AE800 comes with a dedicated lithium-pol battery (5200 mAh capacity). It is used as a charge-in device for external mobile devices. The connection of those devices to the drive is realized via an onboard USB AF port.

To continue, thanks to the availability of an integrated Wi-Fi module (802.11b/g/n), the drive is able to operate as a wireless access point. The maximal amount of permissible online users …
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