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.



Chief Peculiarities


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, …

Gold-Winning Deepcool DQ750 PSU Review

Deepcool is primarily renowned for its PC cooling solutions. Still, following the tendencies of portfolio diversification, the company decided to add chassis as well as PSUs to its production line. The latest DQ750 release proves that quality does not depend upon brand or device type. This model has already managed to receive 80Plus Gold certificate that witnesses its high ambitions. Let’s see what else this PSU can offer to an average user.



Brief Overview


Deepcool DQ750 is housed in a stylish case (150x160x86 mm dimensions) with a large formation coating. The availability of a blue LED backlight makes a dissonance with external layout. All basic parameters are recorded on the case itself. Hence, the model corresponds to ATX 12V v2.31 and SSI EPS 12V 2.92 standards. It features a single +12VDC bus that ensures 744 W power. The correlation of +12VDC bus and the maximal efficiency makes up 0.992. The PSU is able to operate within 100 V-240 V input voltage ranges at input …

HDD Segment is Given Comforting Forecasts

In consideration of mass transition to solid-state drives by large customer groups, HDD developers are deep in their thoughts about the way to promote their products. Indeed, the era of desktop computers is gradually sinking into oblivion, since more and more users give preference to more advanced compact devices, such as pads, mobile gadgets, etc., which require SSD integration. Still, analysts from some leading IT bureaus give promising forecasts for HDD industry for the upcoming four years.



According to their researches, HDD market will not die but, quite the contrary, will see a significant boost with the hit of supply in 2016. The end of 2012 is not far off, but it's already possible to estimate the overall delivery volumes by a few global HDD manufacturers. Thus, Toshiba, Western Digital and Seagate will increase the rate of supply at more than 4%, as compared with 2011, delivering 502.5 million drives. This index will rise approximately to 575 million items till 2016.
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