Kingmax Introduces New mSATA SSDs for Small-Sized Devices

Kingmax, a global supplier of high-end storage solutions, yesterday introduced a new mSATA SSD, codenamed MMP30. The model features SATA 3 6 Gb/sec interface and is intended specifically for the integration into small-sized devices and embedded systems. Its outstanding specifications are called to improve general system performance, as well as provide for its power-saving characteristics. MMP30 is going to satisfy the needs of ultrabook, laptop, and other compact devices manufacturers, along with system integrators looking for stable performance.



SSD Kingmax MMP30 is based on high-speed LSI Sandforce controller that demonstrates truly striking speed showings. The drive is delivered in three capacity variants (32GB, 64GB and 128GB) which are characterized by quite compact dimensions (50.8x29.8x4.81 mm) and unbelievable weight (7g). All three SSDs comply with JEDEC MO-300D specifications and can be integrated into small-sized systems with the aim to improve data Read/Write speed, …

One-Shot MSI Z170A Tomahawk Mainboard Review

Arsenal Gaming is a specific lineup of motherboards in MSI’s portfolio. It embraces 7 different models, joined under military-style codenames. The units are targeting primarily gaming community, although the Z170A Tomahawk is a universal solution at an affordable price. As distinct from the comrades, it features a set of controllers & sockets which are considered to be remnants of the past. Let’s find out what kind of advantages this board offers.



CPU & Memory


Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk is developed on Intel Z170 Express chipset. It supports LGA1151-compatible CPUs of the 6th generation (Skylake): Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7. The hardware rests on a 4-layer dark PCB (304x224 mm, ATX) with red PCI-e and RAM slots. The rear panel is differentiated by the availability of a backplate for the CPU socket. The integrated ISL95856 controller is accountable for the providing power to the CPU (3+5 VRM).


The board comes with four DIMM slots for the …

The SilverStone FPS01 Device Returns the Optical Drive Bay into Game

Optical carriers are not popular anymore. Nowadays they are mostly used as license movies carriers, and not as user data storage media. SilverStone offers an alternate variant for those having an unexploitable optical drive of the Slim type.



The new device, called FPS01, is released in two variants, which differ in USB types only: the SST-FPS01 model offers a pair of standard А type ports, and SST-FPS01-C possesses only one С type port. FPS01 is compatible with the standard 12.7 mm Slim ODD optical drive bay and is installed in place of the needless DVD or Blu-ray bay. Though this is not the whole scope of the module’s functionality.


This device features the built-in SD and microSD card reader supporting SDHC and SDXC cards, and the place to install M.2 drive with 6 Gbps SATA interface of 2280 typical size. Unfortunately, the use of FPS01 in laptops can bring some trouble as far as there’s a need to connect the module through standard Molex jacks, USB 3.0 and SATA. …
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