First SSDs from Asus to be Released Already in May

First seen at CES 2013 exhibition, Asus ROG RAIDR solid-state drives are on their final stage of development before an official release in May. Unlike the majority of contemporary SSD solutions in the market, the product from Asus features quite distinct form-factor, similar to expansion cards. The new drive is known to employ PCI Express 2.0 x2 interface with the support of x16/x8/x4 slots.

According to the preliminary data, ROG RAIDR solid-state drives will be available in two capacity variations – 120 GB and 240 GB. Both models will run under a couple of SandForce SF2281 controllers, comprised into RAID 0 array. MLC NAND flash-memory chips from Toshiba (designed under 19 nm technological process) will be the heart of revolutionary SSDs. Irrespective of the overall differentiation, ROG RAIDR will support a range of technologies traditional SSDs support, including S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and NCQ.

With the respect to the performance, both drives will be able to demonstrate …

Thermaltake Introduces Mid-Tower Soundproof Chassis New Soprano

Thermaltake proudly introduces a new series of PC chassis, codenamed New Soprano. The series is represented by two models: a model with totally white external casing New Soprano Snow Edition and a model with totally black casing. Both chassis are developed in Mid-Tower form factor and are a perfect choice for high-end systems with minimal noise effect. They are predestined for the employment with the motherboards of ATX and micro-ATX dimensional type.

The major privilege of the series is seen in the implementation of soundproof casing that saves the user from bothersome noise. The casing employs steel as the major material (SECC) and features plastic clipboard. The walls are covered by a soundproof foam from the inside and provide for the utmost silence facilities.

The top panel accommodates an integrated dock-station used for the connection of a single 2.5/3.5-inch winchester. The upper part of the facade is equipped with two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, as well as a …

Intel to Release Celeron Ivy Bridge Processors in 2013

CPUs designed under 22 nm technological process are present practically in all Intel product lines but for Intel Celeron and Intel Atom series. This situation is going to change in the first quarter of the coming year, when new Itel Atom Silvermount and Celeron processors of Ivy Bridge generation are going to be introduced. Celeron series will be represented by three models: G1610, G1610T and G1620; they will substitute the items developed under 32 nm process. Moreover, a more advanced technological process will be applied even to the design of budgetary CPUs with the purpose to enhance their performance and power-saving characteristics.

According to the current data, all three Celeron models will be equipped with two cores based on Ivy Bridge micro-architecture, 2 MB cache-memory of the latest level, and with graphics core Intel HD Graphics 2500. They will also employ two-channel DDR3 memory type, operating under a dedicated controller at 1333 MHz frequencies. Nominal CPU and …
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