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 …

Seagate Debuts with a New Line of NAS Systems

It is a well-known verity that corporate field sets up its own requirements towards PC hardware and server systems. Seagate totally realizes this fact, designing dedicated products to ensure all foremost facilities for business boost. With this purpose, the company has launched a new line of NAS servers, codenamed Seagate Business Storage.

The line is represented by models that are equipped with one, two or four drive bays, the overall volume capacity of which might vary from 2TB to 16TB. One-bay NAS model features 172x60x147 mm dimensions, two-bay model features 310x155x275 mm dimensions, and four-bay storage has got 240x247x377 mm dimensions.

All models included in the series are predestined to operate either on Windows or Mac OS X platforms. Thanks to the outstanding Seagate Business Storage facilities, corporate clients get an opportunity to fulfill data backup activity without any problems. In addition, these products might become a reliable basis for the …

Platinum PSU FSP Aurum 92+ 650W Review

Up-to-date power supply units are able to achieve 80-90% efficiency due to 80 Plus standard. The integration of this standard provides for better power-saving facilities, heat level and noise level. Still, some customers give preference to performance rather than energy saving; thus PSUs from FSP will become the most wise solution for such people. Last year FSP introduced Aurum series and today the company expands the line with a new model — Aurum 92+. The model is represented so far with a single power variation – 650W, and corresponds to 80 Plus Platinum requirements.

General Peculiarities

Correspondence to Platinum standards implies that FSP Aurum 92+ unit should demonstrate not less than 91% nominal efficiency, 90% efficiency at 20 percent loading, and 94% efficiency at 50 percent loading. Testing results prove the claimed characteristics, making this model a desirable high-end acquirement. Aurum 92+ is delivered in a standard cardbox that contains FSP logo …
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