Monday, June 15, 2009

Developers DDRdrive X1 surpassed «the fastest SSD», combining the advantages of DRAM and NAND

Solid state drives based on flash memory cards have many advantages, but not without flaws. In particular, the performance of flash-type NAND can become a bottleneck even the most high-performance system. To circumvent this shortcoming, engineers DDRdrive combined in one product dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) and flash-type NAND. Form a solid-state drive DDRdrive X1, made in the form of expansion cards with the interface PCI Express x1.

Reservoir is equipped with 4 GB of memory-type DRAM (four standard module volume by 1 GB each) and 4 GB of memory type NAND. The company estimates that the device is up to 300,000 input / output operations per second (IOPS) on the reading mode and 200,000 IOPS in the recording mode. These figures are for 2000% superior performance of conventional high-speed SSD, such as the Intel X25-E, and better than even the «very quickly» solid drive Fusion-io ioDrive Duo, released last month. Claimed to read and write speed of greater than 215, and 155 MB / s, respectively (For the sake of justice - there DDRdrive X1 yields not only ioDrive Duo, and Intel X25-E). Several drives can be included in the configuration of RAID 1, 0 or 5.

What's more novelty «superior» Intel X25-E, is the price, especially given the recent decline in the price of SSD Intel. If the Intel X25-E level of 32 GB is $ 390, the manufacturer DDRdrive X1 appreciated to $ 1495.


PEGATRON Ultra Slim Atom NetTop - half-liter nettop on the logic of SiS

Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) announced that its SiS672/96/307DV chipsets have been selected by PEGATRON as a system of logic for the construction of ultrathin computer class NetTop based upon the Intel Atom 230.

Platform PEGATRON Ultra Slim Atom NetTop, according to the manufacturer, «demonstrating its uniqueness in the aesthetics of design and practical features to work more effectively with the media in order to ensure a high quality visual entertainment». In addition as a solution for use as a home entertainment PC, the manufacturer positions PEGATRON Ultra Slim Atom NetTop, as a product for widespread use in medicine, finance and education programs.

One of the features of the solution is compact - nettop refers to «class» computer volume up to 1 liter - the computer has a total volume of 0.5 liters.

Nettop for SiS672/968 chipset and processor Atom 230 supports the work of memory DDR2-667 of up to 2 GB and has built a module to connect Wi-Fi, equipped with graphics, SiS Mirage3, built-in chipset and supports SiS Real Video Technology, which should improve image quality and speed up work with HD-content.

In addition to the small size nettop SiS can boast low power consumption - only 22 Watts. By the same platform conceived and executed as a completely silent due to the absence of fans for cooling. A computer equipped with interface PCI Express x1, supports the connection of the HDD and SSD drives for Serial ATA2, and has six ports tire USB2.0.


ASUS K Series - small mobile PCs for entertainment

Company ASUS has developed a new series of mobile computers, called the K Series Domino Collection and oriented to users, often using a laptop as a digital entertainment center.

Notebooks ASUS K Series are equipped with a screen that supports video playback high-definition audio codec which supports sound SRS Premium Sound and acoustics of Altec Lansing.

Technology ASUS Super Hybrid Engine, reportedly to allow owners of ASUS K Series longer enjoy media content at the expense of saving energy and as a result of prolonged work on a laptop battery charging. A so-called «intelligent design» ASUS IceCool will allow maintain the temperature at the surface of laptop suitable for the location owner's hands.

The first representative of the series has become a laptop K40In (K40In20PYH25DPM):

* OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
* Processor: Intel Core2 Duo Processor T6400
* Memory: 4 GB DDR2-800 MHz
* HDD: 250 GB SATA
* ODD: DVD SuperMulti Double Layer Drive
* Video: NVIDIA GeForce G102M 512MB VRAM
* Display: 14,0 "HD (1366x768) Colorshine & Crystalshine LCD; 16:9
* Network: Ethernet + 802.11b/g/n
* Integrated 1.3-MP webcam
* Card

Sales of multimedia notebooks ASUS K Series should be available in mid-May. Cost model K40In called a source equal to ~ 950 USD