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 …

QPad Intros MK-70 Mechanical Keyboard for Gamers

Gamers with basic needs are rejoiced with the news about the release of a fresh field-specific keyboard: the QPad MK-70. It features LED backlight with four levels of brightness and Cherry MX switches, accompanied with prime build quality, convenient layout, and unrivalled durability. Furthermore, this keyboard is estimated for 50 million strokes.



The MK-70 features 44.8x15x3.5 cm dimensions and weighs 1.4 kg. It is connected to the system case by means of a gold-plated USB connector with a dedicated PS/2 adapter included. Special media keys allow gamers to control volume, pause & play the game and skip tracks with a single stroke; in their turn, special mechanical keys enable N-key rollover and plug & play options.


Cherry MX Red switches operate with an actuation point of 2 mm. They facilitate precision and control in gaming applications which require multi-tapping. These switches have got neither audible, not tactile feedback, although properly fulfill their duties.

The Latest Liquid Coolers from Cooler Master – MasterLiquid 120 and 240

Cooler Master has recently designed a couple of novelties, namely MasterLiquid 120 and 240. These are liquid cooling systems, which require no service after installation and are compatible with the main part of modern AMD and Intel platforms, including the top-of-the-line АМ4.



As compared to previous MasterLiquid Pro 120 and 240 models, these specialties are constructed with more compact and cheaper dual chamber pumps of a low profile. Supply sets contain Air Balance series fans, fittings for various sockets, as well as the branded thermal grease. Water units with pumps are connected to aluminium heat sinks with the help of flexible tubing, allowing to separate incoming and outgoing liquid flows and decrease the noise level to the 15 dBA ultimate rate.


MasterLiquid 120 is available at the price of €70, and the 240 model costs €80. Both products are accompanied with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
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