Crucial Teases New TLC-Based BX200 Solid-State Drive

Crucial has found a way to consolidate the needs of budget- and efficiency-oriented customer groups. Therefore, it developed a new series of SSDs, based on TLC memory. The BX200 2.5-inch drives (7 mm case depth) come equipped with 16-nm chips by Micron as well as Silicon Motion SM2256 controller. All the models share SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and are compatible with Crucial Storage Executive & Acronis True Image HD utilities.



Crucial BX200 are available in three capacity versions: 240 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB. Their maximal sequential Read/Write speed makes up 540/490 Mb/sec, whereas the maximal random Read/Write index achieves 66.000 & 78.000 IOPS correspondingly. As far as one can see, there is no visible decrease in performance, if compared with MLC memory showings.


The new-comers are estimated for 72 TB of data lifespan; this equals to 40 GB of daily loading over a span of 5 years (MTBF – 1.500.000 hours). In order to provide for the utmost reliability, Crucial adds a …

Ultrabook Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon will debut on August 21

In May this year, Lenovo, HP, along with being the largest manufacturer of branded PCs, has announced plans to release 14-inch ultrabook premium-level ThinkPad X1 Carbon. In order to attract affluent buyers who are in search of a fashion mini-PC, the frame and lid are made of CFRP (carbon fiber) — lightweight and durable material that is used, including in the aerospace industry, and expensive cars. Due to this, the thickness of the laptop is reduced to 17.7 mm, and weights — up to 1.36 kg.



Screen of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a resolution of 1600x900 pixels, a maximum brightness of 300 and wide viewing angles. Graphic system is presented by built Adapter Intel HD 4000 into the processor Ivy Bridge. RAM is 4 GB and can be expanded up to 8 GB. Keyboard ThinkPad Precision doesn’t have numeric keypad, but it has an LED backlight.


In addition, the novelty has a webcam 720p, battery with a resource of battery life of up to 6 h 20 min., fingerprint scanner, connectors …

ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Gaming i7: Ambitious Mainboard for Ambitious Gamers

Gamers all over the world have got another cause for rejoicing: the debut of Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Gaming i7 motherboard. According to ASRock, the model is the most efficient mainboard in the company’s lineup. Designed in ATX form-factor, it’s based on Intel Z170 chipset that is ready to welcome Intel Skylake CPUs with LGA1151 socket (Core i3/i5/i7, Pentium, Celeron).



ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Gaming i7 captures the eyes by a true gaming black-and-red color gamut and a selected hardware base. The 12-phase VRM system provides power to the most demanding processors. Besides, all the components are cooled down by means of a passive cooler.


The PCB offers 4 DIMM slots which are targeting DDR4 memory modules with 3866+ MHz clock frequency. The maximal capacity of the integrated memory might not exceed 64 GB. To create storage subsystem the user might employ 4x SATA III ports, 3x SATA Express (compatible with SATA III), and 3x Ultra M.2 slots with 32 Gb/sec …
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