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OCZ announces a trio of ExpressCard flash-based storages

OCZ announces a trio of ExpressCard flash-based storages

OCZ rolls out a trio of ExpressCard Storage solution in the capacities of 8GB, 16Gb and 32GB configuration. The Slate series flash drives are compatible with Expresscard 34 standard, fit snugly inside your laptop and also works with the ubiquitous USB thanks to a secondary connection via an integrated mini-USB port.

32GB flash based storage is ok but slightly small in comparing to nowadays’ USB thumb drives. Additionally, the specification of maximum read and write sequential speed at 18MB/s and 12.5MB/s respectively are not that impressive either. If you hate the idea of an external drive, USB thumb drive or burning data into optical disks; the Slate series ExpressCard drive is always an option. Price and availability have not yet been announced.

OCZ boasts Thumb Drive speed with eSATA Interface

OCZ boasts Thumb Drive speed with eSATA Interface

USB thumb drive is convenient. The interface is standard with most computers made in the last decade and almost guarantee to work in any platforms. The only downturn is its speed remains an area for improvement. OCZ engineer looks to break the tradition, their new line of ultra fast thumb drive has an eSATA interface instead of a conventional USB ones. The result is sensational; the new integration boasts an astonishing transfer speeds of 90MB/s in reading and 30MB/s in writing.

The OCZ Throttle eSATA drive family ranges from 8GB, 16GB to 32GB capacities. Like the USB with plug-and-play capability, the Throttle allows instantaneously data access from any computer without the need to install any additional hardware or drivers. Product availability and pricing have not yet announced.

OCZ DIY Gaming Notebook updated: Centrino 2, ATI graphics & Blu-ray

OCZ DIY Gaming Notebook updated: Centrino 2, ATI graphics & Blu-ray

OCZ have updated their DIY Gaming Notebook system, first unveiled back in May.  Based around a 15.4-inch WXGA+ 1280 x 800 LCD, the new system supports Intel's Centrino 2 platform with the PM45 Chipset and ICH9M for Core 2 Duo and Extreme processors.  The original's NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT video card has been swapped out for an ATI Radeon HD 3650 GPU with 512MB RAM.

Video overview of the OCZ DIY Gaming Notebook after the cut

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OCZ Core Series 64GB SSD benchmarks suggest performance bargain

OCZ Core Series 64GB SSD benchmarks suggest performance bargain

The words "cheap" and "SSD" don't tend to cluster together all that much, which is a shame because many people would love to upgrade their tech with cool-running, fast-accessing solid-state storage.  OCZ promised to (almost) change things, with their Core Series line of drives: the predicted retail prices are $169, $259 and $479 for 32GB, 64GB and 128GB respectively, with read transfer rates of over 100MBps and sub-1ms seek times.  Bold claims, and Laptop Mag have had the 64GB model in recently to see if OCZ really have kicked off the age of affordable SSDs.

SlashGear Week in Review – May 18th

SlashGear Week in Review – May 18th

ASUS continued their assault on the budget computing market this week, with the Eee PC 900 finally launching in the US while its Intel Atom powered sibling the PC 901 broke cover.  We also saw a live photo of the Eee Box B202, a desktop version.  It looks as though the rumors of a separate Eee brand could be true; the ASUS logo is notable for its absence on the new products.  Meanwhile, OLPC and Microsoft finally shook hands on a Windows XP deal for the XO education notebook, and Fujitsu showed off their own Atom-based ultraportable, the U2010 UMPC complete with 3.5G WWAN and GPS.

OCZ PC2-9200 Flex II DDR2 Series – World’s Fastest 4GB kit, and it uses DDR2

OCZ PC2-9200 Flex II DDR2 Series – World’s Fastest 4GB kit, and it uses DDR2

I wouldn’t even think of overclocking these DDR2-1150 memory chips considering they already require the use of an intense system of metal fins to dissipate heat and water cooling seems to be highly recommended with two lines going in and two going out of each stick’s processor-worthy heatsink. If you absolutely have to be on the bleeding edge of technology and you haven’t already switched to a board with DDR3 on it, these are the chips for you.

OCZ partners with NVIDIA to release SLI Certified memory

OCZ partners with NVIDIA to release SLI Certified memory

It’s a 4GB RAM kit with a pair of 2GB PC2 6400 DDR2 sticks of RAM. They also have NVIDIA EPP.

EPP stands for Enhanced Performance Profiles and is built into the RAM chips so that they work far better with nVidia’s nForce SLI-based motherboards. They operate at a mere 800MHz which is kind of said with all the new chipsets offering an FSB of 1333MHz and GeIL offering up DDR3 modules that operate at the same speed.

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