Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.



Layout and Connectivity


In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).


The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

SSD Silicon Power Velox V60 Review

SSDs got implanted into IT market long time ago but still manage to provide potential customers with innovative and efficient solutions. There is no wonder that SSD market is represented by a large number of products oriented as on enthusiasts so on average people with average needs. Silicon Power is among the companies that frequently gladdens its clients with ever newer models and advanced technologies. Its new Velox V60 series is ready to offer an unmatched performance and unprecedented durability, along with rather 'stinging' price. However, its specifications justify the high cost.



Delivery Kit


Silicon Power Velox V60 is delivered in a compact cardboard, the external cover of which is full of information about this model. The kit involves a set of necessary for usage components, such as accompanying documentation, user manual, 3.5-inch adapter, and a set of screws. The screws are a useful means for the installation of the SSD not only in a dedicated slot in laptop, …

Deepcool Intros Dual-Fan GamerStorm Assassin II CPU Cooler

Deepcool Industries comes out with the second revision of Assassin CPU cooler. The GamerStorm Assassin II is a dual-fan solution intended for hard-core users with thirst for utmost performance and noiseless operation. The model is compatible with most of AMD and Intel platforms, including AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1/FM2/FM2+ & LGA 775/1150/1155/1156/1366/2011/2011-v3.



Featuring 167x158x143 mm dimensions, the new-comer complies with all up-to-date requirements for high-end PC builds. Its framework comprises two aluminum heatsink blocks, consisting of 48 fins which are connected by means of eight nickel-plated heatpipes (6 mm each).


This cooler comes with two integrated fans, both based on fluid-dynamic bearing. The first 140 mm model is able to rotate at 300-1200 RPM with the maximal produced airflow of 70.08 CFM; it noise level fluctuates between 17.8-27.3 dB range. The second 120 mm fan might accelerate up to 1400 RPM, producing 68.06 CFM airflow and 27.3 dB noise.
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