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OCZ Introduces 400GB and 480GB Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSDs

Gigabyte Rolls Out GA-H55N-USB3, a USB 3.0 Mini-ITX Motherboard

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OCZ Introduces 400GB and 480GB Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SSDs

OCZ Technology Group today introduced new capacities for its Vertex 2 and Agility 2 SATA II 2.5-inch Solid State Drives. The lineup now includes 400GB and 480GB models.

Both Vertex 2 and Agility 2 400GB editions feature 250MB/s read and 240MB/s write speeds, with higher 4k random writes up to 22,500 IOPS on the Vertex 2 series. Built with SATA 3Gb/s, the drives easily integrate into today's desktop and mobile platforms and feature TRIM support for Windows 7 systems. Vertex 2 and Agility 2 Series will ship with these new capacities, backed by a 3-year warranty.


  • Available in 50GB to 480GB capacities
  • Native TRIM support
  • Max IOPS firmware
  • .1ms seek time
  • Slim 2.5" design
  • 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm @ 77g
  • 0C ~ 70C operating temp.
  • -45C ~ +85C storage temp.
  • 2W operation, .5W standby power consumption
  • Shock-resistant up to 1500G
  • RAID Support
  • Supplied with 3.5" desktop adapter bracket
  • Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and Linux
  • 2M hours MTBF
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • 50-240GB drives performance:
    • Up to 285MB/s max. read
    • Up to 275MB/s max. write
    • Up to 250MB/s sustained write
    • 50,000 IOPS (Vertex 2 series), 10,000 IOPS (Agility 2 series) random write 4KB (aligned)
  • 400-480GB drives max. performance:
    • Up to 250MB/s max. read
    • Up to 240MB/s max. write
    • Up to 200MB/s sustained write
    • 22,500 IOPS (Vertex 2 series), 10,000 IOPS (Agility 2 series) random write 4KB (aligned)

Source: OCZ Technology Group

Gigabyte Rolls Out GA-H55N-USB3, a USB 3.0 Mini-ITX Motherboard

Gigabyte today unveiled its first USB 3.0 mini-ITX motherboard -- GA-H55N-USB3 -- featuring SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0), HDMI interface, as well as a number of proprietary features like Ultra Durable 3, 3x USB Power, On/Off Charge.


CPU Supports Intel Core i7/i5/i3 CPUs
Chipset Intel H55 Express
Memory 2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets, up to 8GB RAM
Dual-channel memory architecture
Supports DDR3-1666 (O.C.)/1333/1066/800 MHz, non-ECC, Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
Graphics I/O 1 x D-Sub, 1 x DVI-D, 1 x HDMI
Audio Realtek ALC892R codec
Supports S/PDIF Out
LAN 1 x Gigabit Ethernet based on Realtek RTL8111E
Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe x16 (runs at x16 speed; PCI Express 2.0)
Storage Interfaces 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s connector on the back panel
USB 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 on the back panel, 4 via USB headers)
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel (based on NEC D720200F1)
Other Internal I/O 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x CPU fan header
1 x system fan header
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x debug card header
1 x chassis intrusion header
1 x clearing CMOS jumper
Other Back Panel I/O 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x optical S/PDIF Out
1 x RJ-45
6 x audio connectors
I/O Controller iTE IT8720
H/W Monitoring System voltage detection
CPU/System temperature detection
CPU/System fan speed detection
CPU fan speed control
BIOS 2 x 64 Mbit flash
Support for DualBIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b
Proprietary Features @BIOS, Q-Flash, Xpress BIOS Rescue, Download Center, Xpress Install, Xpress Recovery 2, EasyTune, Dynamic Energy Saver 2, Smart 6, Auto Green, On/Off Charge, Q-Share
Bundled Software Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Operating System Works with Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP
Form Factor Mini-ITX, 17.0cm x 17.0cm

Source: Gigabyte

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  • Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Hybrid Drive Review @ Bigbruin
  • Seagate Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Preview @ HotHardware
  • Canon EOS 500D DSLR Review @ t-break
  • Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB @ Techgage
  • OCZ Vertex 2 E Series 120GB Solid State Drive Exclusive Review @ TweakTown
  • Seagate Momentus-XT Solid State Hybrid Drive @ Benchmark Reviews
  • G.Skill Phoenix SSD with 100 GByte @ HT4U.net
  • Intel Core i7-970: Benchmark-Performance-Preview @ TweakPC.de
  • [Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - AGP Driving Value
  • EVGA P55 FTW @ Hardwareoverclock
  • Zaward 140mm ZG2-140A Golf Fan GII Review @ DragonSteelMods
  • Kingston HyperX LoVo 4GB 1866MHz DDR3 Ram Kit @ Bona Fide Reviews
  • Mushkin Callisto 60GB SSD w/ Sandforce SF-1200 Review @ Legit Reviews
  • Thermaltake V5 chassis @ Hardware Bistro
  • Zalman VF950 LED & Zalman VF770 @ Rbmods
  • Spire TherMax Eclipse II CPU Cooler Review on Technic3D
  • Noctua NH-C12P SE14 CPU Cooler Review @ OCIA.net
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (X360) Review @ GamingHeaven.net
  • Cooler Master NotePal ErgoStand Notebook Cooler @ BayReviews
  • World-Exclusive: Palit GeForce GTX 470 Dual Fan @ techPowerUp
  • Asus EAH5870 (Asus 5870v2) Voltage Tweak @ Bjorn3D
  • Inno3D GTX 480 iChill Review: Water-Cooled Fermi @ NGOHQ
  • Gainward GeForce GTX 470 Review @ Hardware-Mag.de
  • Evercool Cruise Missile High Performance Thermal Compound Review @ OverclockersHQ
  • Overclockers.com - CoolIT ECO A.L.C. Review
  • Thermaltake Contac 29 Heatsink Review @ frostytech
  • Review of Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 keyboard and mouse combo @ TestSeek
  • Fractal Design Array Mini ITX NAS Case w/ 300W SFX PSU @ ocaholic
  • Crucial Ballistix 4GB Kit DDR3-1600 CL8 BL2KIT25664BN1608 Memory Review @ OCInside.de
  • HP Pavilion All-in-One 200-5020 Desktop PC @ TestFreaks
  • Samsung NB30 Netbook Review at CCE Reviews
  • How to Optimize Windows 7 on Your Netbook @ InsideHW
  • Antec CP-1000 Power Supply Review @ HardwareLook
  • AMD 6 Core 1090T CPU Overclocked with LN2 and Benchmarked @ Madshrimps
  • Weekly Tech Update Podcast #49 - Android Love - BCCHardware
  • In Win Ironclad Case @ TechwareLabs
  • In Win Diva Swarovski Crystal Case Review @ Tweaknews
  • Thermalright T-Rad2 GTX & VRM R3 Video Card Heatsink Review @ Ninjalane
  • Corsair Obsidian 700D Full Tower Case Video Review @ Hardware Canucks
  • Diamond Multimedia HD5770 @ LanOC Reviews
  • AMD Athlon II X4 960T OEM CPU Review @ Motherboards.org
  • Pure Football Full HD Screenshots @ NGOHQ

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