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Meet Tango PC, The Desktop Computer That Can Fit in Your Pocket

After raising over $300,000 during a hugely successful crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo earlier this year, the team behind the Tango PC has taken to Kickstarter to raise additional funds to support retailing their PC you can fit in your pocket. Not only is the Tango PC ultraportable, it is a formidable office as well as entertainment machine with mid-core gaming performance on traditional Windows.

The Tango Kickstarter Campaign got fully funded just a day ago, and with only a day or so more to go, the consumers still can back their campaign in return of not just the Tango PC, but also a free additional PC whenever their worldwide sales reaches a 100k units milestone. What really stands out is that the Tango PC is slim and weighs below 7 ounces, fitting what amounts to a full range of desktop components in a package about the size of an iPhone 5s. The specifications include an AMD A6-5200 2 GHz quad-core processor, DDR3 RAM (from 2-8GB), SSD hard drive (from 32GB-1TB or higher), 3x USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x HDMI port, headphone jack and internal Wi-Fi.

Eurocom Announces Shark 3 Notebook

Parents want the best for their kids, and with Eurocom's line of fully upgradable laptops you can build a laptop that will last throughout their education while saving with Eurocom's education program. Within the next few months' students will be visiting their prospective post-secondary institutions, compiling their list of wants and needs for the coming school year. Though parents want to give their children everything they need but often left to compromise on price and choose practicality. Eurocom targets both side of the equation by offering a ten percent discount on all its customizable and upgradable notebooks through its Eurocom Education Discount Program.

Eurocom ultraportable notebooks are small on size, but big on performance. All notebooks have standard upgrade possibilities like memory and storage, but it is their ability to have the processor upgraded that sets them apart. Eurocom offers thousands of customizable options on each laptop. "Parents like the practicality of Eurocom notebooks, students like the power of Eurocom notebooks", explains Mark Bialic, Eurocom president. "If you buy a notebook from Eurocom as a high school graduation gift, it's built to last past University graduation."

OCZ Vector 150 SSDs Now Featured on OriginPC Gaming Desktops

OCZ Storage Solutions - a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, announced today that its flagship Vector 150 Series is now a qualified storage option for custom-built gaming desktops and laptops developed by ORIGIN PC for gaming enthusiasts. As a unique group of users, PC gamers require an increasingly higher level of performance to tackle the latest and greatest gaming titles in real-time, and the OCZ Vector 150 Series is proven to increase fluidity of game-play as well as overall system responsiveness.

"We are pleased that our Vector 150 SSDs are now qualified and an available option for ORIGIN's widely respected line of custom-built, high-performance PCs and workstations for the computer gaming industry," said Ralph Schmitt, CEO for OCZ Storage Solutions. "The Vector 150 Series is an ideal fit for ORIGIN's 'elite' systems, as it delivers industry-leading sustained performance across all capacities to help provide the ultimate gaming experience. This helps gamers in performing at the highest levels not only right after the initial system power up, but for months and even years later."

ATP Introduces New Industrial Grade Horizontal and Vertical SATA DOM

ATP, the leading manufacturer of embedded Flash, ruggedized SSD and DRAM modules, upgraded its product lines of the Horizontal and Vertical SATA DOM product series with a few refined features targeting networking, industrial automation/equipment, gaming, POS and digital signage markets. Due to diminishing supplies in the market for small NAND Flash form factors, the renewal of this product series has come at a good time. The ATP SLC based Horizontal and Vertical SATA DOM product series are available in densities ranging from 2G to 16GB and are available for sampling immediately.

The new ATP SATA DOM product series come with the latest development of the hardware based PowerProtector, which provides more coverage of data protection in the event of a sudden power outage. The latest generation of PowerProtector provides more power for the controller to flush the data once a power outage is detected, temporarily storing in the SRAM and DRAM along the data path in a NAND Flash product, and into the flash ICs. This means the PowerProtector offers more protection for the data integrity in the case of a sudden loss of power. Moreover, the SLC based products have more than twenty times program/erase life cycles over other MLC Flash based NAND Flash products on the market, demonstrating extended product usage life and robustness to meet the industrial challenges.

Samsung Introduces New Branded SSD Powered by 3D V-NAND

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today launched the 850 PRO, a new solid state drive (SSD) line-up featuring Samsung's cutting-edge three-dimensional (3D) vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory technology. The new Samsung 850 PRO, unveiled at the 2014 Samsung SSD Global Summit in Seoul, offers a new breed of performance for solid state drives and will be available globally across 53 markets from this month.

Based on Samsung's proprietary V-NAND technology, the new 850 PRO is ideal for use in high-end PCs and workstations. Samsung's V-NAND features a proprietary vertical cell structure and represents a breakthrough in overcoming the density limit currently facing planar NAND architecture used in conventional flash memory, yielding significant speed, endurance and energy efficiency improvements.

Transcend Launches the SSD370 SATA III Solid State Drives

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend ), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, today introduced the SSD370, the SATA III 6 Gb/s 2.5" solid state drive (SSD). The SSD370 features 1TB vast storage capacity and boasts the incredibly fast read and write speeds of up to 570 MB and 470 MB per second.

Best suited to address the huge capacity and high performance needs of the top-tier advanced devices, the SSD370 combines the high speeds and endurance of solid state drives, and additionally supports various useful features such as SATA DevSleep to optimize power management.

Silicon Power Expands Its SATA III 6 Gb/s SSD Slim S55

Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions introduces Slim S55 with a Phison & Toshiba solution to its 2.5 inch SATA III 6Gb/s solid state drive line. Offering incredible performance at a surprise, it is no wonder that S55 is the smartest choices for users who are looking a SSD for their system. The new additions complete the product line and are positioned as one of the most effective models.

SP is proud to present S55 which feature the latest SATA III 6Gb/s interface with an impressive read/write speed of up to 556MB/s and 475MB/s*. It is the highest speed and hottest sale among other brands, according to the test review on a top Japanese magazine DOSV. The S55 is ideal for gamers, computer enthusiasts, and multitaskers wishing to take their computing experience to a new level.

XOTIC PC Announces Hydra SFF Gaming Desktop

Small form factor desktop gaming done right. XOTIC PC announces the HYDRA. The all new HYDRA gaming desktop is powered by the latest Intel processing technology, with upgradeable options to the Intel i7-4770K. Featuring a slim and streamlined design; the HYDRA can be placed vertical or horizontal to fit your lifestyle and convenience and was built for performance. A solution for gamers, businesses or home entertainment, the HYDRA delivers.

Corsair Force Series LX SSDs Now Available in 512 GB Capacity

Corsair, a worldwide designer of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the addition of a 512 GB model to the recently announced Force Series LX line of solid-state drives (SSD). The new Force Series LX 512 GB SSD brings the amazing performance benefits of high-capacity SSDs to a lower price point.

The faster performance and silent operation of solid-state drives have long attracted PC enthusiasts, but high prices may have put off some users from making the switch to this faster storage technology. In response to this, Corsair is bringing these SSD advantages to more budget-friendly price points. The Force Series LX are available in three capacities and price points-128 GB for $79.99, 256 GB for $129.99, and the 512 GB at $259.99.

ADATA to Display New SSDs, DDR4 Memory and High Capacity Memory

ADATA Technology Co., Ltd., is honorably invited by Intel as a strategic partner to the Grantley New Platform Workshop. During the 4 day event taking place on June 24th & 25th in Hillsboro, Oregon and July 9th & 10th in Hudson, Massachusetts, ADATA will proudly demonstrate the latest DDR4 server DIMMs, DDR3 LR-DIMMs, and complete product line of 2.5" SSDs and PCIe SSDs. One of the primary showcases will be server grade DDR4 R-DIMMs supporting the latest Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 series with the features of up to 16 GB density, 1.2V low power consumption, and maximized 2133 MHz high speed transmission. ADATA's DDR4 product line includes DDR4 RDIMMs, VLP R-DIMMs, LR-DIMMs, and ECC SO-DIMMs.

In-memory computing stores data on memory chips rather than hard drives removes any performance bottleneck caused by traditional storage. ADATA DDR3 LR-DIMMs 64GB and R-DIMMs 32GB (with Invensas DFD technology) support In-memory computing with high capacity and outstanding performance. In Intel New Platform Workshop, ADATA will demonstrate DDR3 LR-DIMMs, which deliver up to 64GB capacity for Intel Xeon processor E5 V2 family-based servers, and increase total memory capacity by up to 1.5 TB to fulfill In-Memory Computing application.

QNAP Launches High-Performance & Scalable Turbo NAS TS-ECx80U-RP Series

QNAP Systems, Inc. today officially launched four new business-class Turbo NAS models: TS-EC880U-RP, TS-EC1280U-RP, TS-EC1680U-RP, and TS-EC2480U-RP. Delivering high-performance, extreme scalability options and a wide array of applications to drive businesses, these models easily fulfill mission-critical storage needs of businesses, with persistent throughput to balance resource-demanding applications.

Equipped with a Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3.4GHz processor, 4GB DDR3 ECC RAM and with 10GbE-readiness and SSD caching options (including up to two internal mSATA slots), these models are capable of providing up to 3,700 MB/s throughput and 410,000 IOPS to boost the workflow of IOPS-demanding applications such as virtualization and data center deployment. With a scalable design, administrators can gradually expand their total storage to over 680TB raw capacity (depends on models) on demand by connecting multiple QNAP RAID expansion enclosures (REXP-1600U-RP and REXP-1200U-RP). With this flexibility, businesses can be confident that these models will suit their storage requirements both now and in the future.

HighPoint Launches the Industry's Fastest 2-Bay USB 3.0 Drive Dock

HighPoint Technologies, a pioneering force in the storage industry for over 19 years, continuously strives to deliver the fastest performing USB Drive Docks to today's marketplace, and has announced the release of its 3rd Generation Dual Dedicated 5Gb/s USB 3.0 Storage Dock - the RocketStor 5422A. The RocketStor 5422A delivers the industry's fastest USB transfer performance with a premium USB 3.0 feature set. With an MSRP of $59.99, the RocketStor 5422A is the is the easiest, quickest and most affordable way to add dual-bay, high-speed SATA SSD and multi-terabyte hard drive storage to any computer with USB ports.

Transcend Launches the ESD400 Portable Solid State Drive

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, today introduced the ESD400, its latest SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive (SSD). Featuring outstanding high capacities of up to 1 TB, incredible transfer speeds of up to 410 MB/s read and 380 MB/s write, and an extra durable and compact design, ESD400 SSDs are best suited for consumers demanding massive storage space and high-speed data transfer.

Higher Capacities and Blazing-Fast Speeds
Featuring vast storage capacities ranging from 128 GB to 1 TB, the ESD400 allows you to save your high-resolution multimedia files and applications, photos, documents and almost everything you need in it. The ESD400 USB 3.0 Portable SSD is equipped with a next-generation SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection interface that provides 10 times the bandwidth of USB 2.0.

SSD Price War on the Cards

The consumer SSD market could witness a price-war, with leading manufacturers spooling up production, according to industry sources. NAND flash chip supplier Micron Technology reportedly reduced supplies of its chips to other manufacturers, in a possible bid to increase production of consumer SSDs bearing its own channel brand, Crucial Memory. The company plans to double shipments of Crucial-branded SSDs quarter-over-quarter. Elsewhere, Kingston Digital ramped up SSD shipments to 600,000 units a month, to step up competition against SanDisk and Samsung.

SSD makers are likely to take advantage of the entry of M.2 standard in the consumer space, with the introduction of Intel's 9-series chipset. M.2 offers 10 Gb/s of interface bandwidth (physical layer PCI-Express 2.0 x2), and some non-standard implementations are wired to offer even 20 Gb/s (physical layer PCI-Express 2.0 x4). M.2 slots feature SATA 6 Gb/s wiring in some onboard implementations, which could pave the way for M.2 replacing 2.5-inch SATA as the highest selling SSD form-factor, in the near future.


Source: DigiTimes

G.SKILL Broke 6 Overclocking World Records During Computex 2014 Week

G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., the leading high performance memory designer and manufacturer, is excited to announce this year's overclocking world record results at Computex 2014! During the week of Computex 2014, six world records were broken with G.SKILL memory! Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and SSD products, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.

Eurocom Ships Panther 5, Most Powerful Notebook in Existence

Eurocom is shipping the most powerful supercomputer class fully configurable laptop in the world, equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M in single and SLI (Dual) configuration, an X79 Express Chipset supporting Intel Core i7-4000 and Intel Xeon E5-2600 V2 processors, up to i7-4960X or Xeon E5-2697 v2, 32 GB DDR3-1600 and 6 TB Of RAID 0/1/5/10 storage. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M graphics card has 1536 CUDA cores running at 954 MHz + boost with 8 GB GDDR5 memory running at 2500 MHz. In SLI the two 880M graphics cards offer users a whopping 16 GB DDR5 video memory and 3072 CUDA cores giving Eurocom users epic performance.

"At Eurocom we specialize in offering the most powerful, capable, high quality and upgradeable systems to our clients. The EUROCOM Panther 5 is the epitome of this, it supports a wide variety of processors, graphics, displays, memory and many of components while offering a very high quality chassis." Mark Bialic, Eurocom President. "We choose the absolute best components to offer our customers to build into their systems from NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and AMD Radeon graphics to Intel Xeon and Core i7 processors as well as Micron memory modules and Intel DC 3700 storage drives, just to name a few. The EUROCOM Panther 5 is built for professionals that require the utmost in reliability and dependability"

Transcend Launches the MTS Series M.2 Solid State Drives

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, today announced the launch of its SATA III 6 Gb/s MTS series of M.2 SSDs. Featuring high capacities of up to 512 GB, ultra compact dimensions, and a next generation SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, Transcend's MTS400/600/800 M.2 SSDs are best suited to address the strict size limitations and high performance needs of today's advanced portable devices.

Higher Capacities
The MTS series of M.2 SSDs includes three space-saving M.2 form factors (Type 2242, 2260 and 2280) for MTS400, MTS600 and MTS800 (42/60/80mmx22mmx3.5mm). The series is designed to meet future market demands of ultra-thin and light mobile devices that require an SSD, including Ultrabooks, notebooks, tablets, portable gaming systems, and smartphones.

EDGE Memory Announces 7mm EDGE Revolution SSD

EDGE Memory, a leading U.S.-based supplier of memory and storage upgrades, announced today the release of their EDGE Revolution 7mm Solid State Drive (SSD). This is the first of several Made in the USA Brand certified SSDs that EDGE plans to release in 2014 as part of an initiative to support U.S. made products. The EDGE Revolution SSD is made in the U.S.A. and TAA compliant, making it one of the first of its kind in the market today. This high-performing SSD is the ideal upgrade solution for country of origin regulated business segments, as well as any corporation or user that is committed to supporting U.S. manufacturing.

"We are proud to support U.S. jobs by designing and manufacturing in our factory near Austin, Texas. While a vast majority of the competition has moved their manufacturing offshore, we have been manufacturing in the US for 27 years and counting", says Ray Agrella, VP of Sales.

Updated Intel Roadmap Reveals SSD 750 Series, M.2 Push by Company

Alongside an updated desktop CPU roadmap, Intel posted an updated consumer SSD roadmap at its 3D Revolution 2014 presentation in Rome. It reveals the company's next-generation consumer SSD series, codenamed "August Ridge," and branded SSD 750 series. Targeting both the "consumer" and "professional" (≠ enterprise) market segments, the SSD 750 series comes in three form-factors, 2.5-inch SATA 6 Gb/s, mSATA 6 Gb/s, and M.2 (likely PCIe 2.0 x2 link layer). The series will sell in most popular sub-terabyte capacities, and will be based on the company's 20 nm MLC NAND flash. We have no reason to believe Intel will discontinue using SandForce-made processors in its consumer SSDs. Intel's SSD 750 series "August Ridge" is slated for Q4-2014.

ASUS Unveils Hyper M.2 X4 Adapter

For all those without M.2 slots on their motherboards, and want to buy some of the new-generation SSDs that offer transfer rates as high as 1.8 GB/s, ASUS unveiled a cost-effective new way, with its ASUS Hyper M.2 X4 adapter. It's a simple half-height add-on card, which converts PCI-Express 2.0/3.0 x4 to M.2, with gen 2.0/3.0 x4 wiring, so not only can you install current-generation M.2 SSDs with PCIe 2.0 x2 link layer, but also certain upcoming ones based on SandForce 3700 series processors, that feature PCIe 2.0 x4 link layer, offering stellar 1.8 GB/s sequential transfers. The card is also future-proof against an M.2 standard that makes use of PCI-Express gen 3.0. In addition to the M.2 slot, which can seat drives as long as 12 cm, the card also features some basic electrical circuitry, and M.2 SSD link/activity LEDs. For use on older (pre-M.2 motherboards), you may need BIOS support and/or F6 drivers from the SSD manufacturer, this card is merely an adapter, of the kind Plextor bundles with its M6e SSDs.

Kingston Digital Ships M.2 SATA SSDs

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a new M.2 2280 SATA SSD. Shipping next week, the new 22 mm x 80 mm dimension provides a thin, caseless and compact form factor ideal for new notebook platforms such as Ultrabooks, smaller design embedded systems, ultra-thin computing devices and motherboards that support the recently released Intel Z97 chipset.

M.2 2280 SATA SSD features advanced garbage collection, wear leveling and TRIM support to keep drive performance consistent over the life of the drive. SATA DevSleep allows efficient power management and minimal power consumption while also allowing devices to stay on and connected without necessarily reducing battery life. M.2 2280 SSD also features firmware-based power-loss protection to maintain data integrity in case of unexpected power loss or unsafe shutdown.

Two OCZ RevoDrive 350 Striped in Soft-RAID, Put out 3.7 GBps

OCZ showed off its latest high-performance SSD for the consumer market, built in the full-height PCI-Express add-on card form-factor, the RevoDrive 350. The drive features a PCI-Express 2.0 x8 bus interface, and several SSD subunits making up a host-agnostic RAID 0 array; which is bootable. OCZ claims sequential transfer speeds of up to 1,800 MB/s, with 4K random access throughputs of up to 140,000 IOPS, for its top-end 480 GB and 960 GB variants. The company set up a soft-RAID using two of these drives, and put it through popular synthetic benchmarks. It scored as high as 3,752 MB/s in one test.

HyperX Releases Impact SO-DIMMs, FURY SSD at COMPUTEX TAIPEI

HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of HyperX Impact memory for gamers and enthusiasts who want to upgrade and boost performance in their laptops and small form factor PCs. HyperX Impact replaces the current SO-DIMM offerings under Genesis, PnP and LoVo into one family.

HyperX Impact achieved a world record for the fastest SO-DIMM frequency running at 2666 MHz. A video of that performance can be seen here. HyperX Impact is available in frequencies ranging from 1600 MHz to an industry-fastest 2400 MHz in capacities of 4 GB and 8 GB single modules and 8 GB to 16 GB kits of 2.

OCZ Vector 180 SSD PCB Pictured

Here are some of the first pictures of OCZ Vector 180, the company's upcoming high-end consumer SSD in the 2.5-inch form-factor, with SATA 6 Gb/s interface. This drive is so durable and resistant to bad power, that OCZ is classifying it as both consumer-enthusiast and entry-enterprise (fit for servers). The drive features OCZ-Indilinx Barefoot 3 M00 series processor, with what appears to be LPDDR3 cache, and a power-outage mitigating logic. When it senses a power-outage or unstable power, the drive finishes all outstanding read/write operations under power from of a capacitor bank, and "parks" itself, to prevent data loss. It features Toshiba MLC NAND flash built on the 19 nm silicon fabrication process. The drive comes in capacities of up to 960 GB, and offers sequential transfer rates of up to 550 MB/s, and 4K random access throughput of up to 100,000 IOPS.

Apacer Mashes a DDR3 DIMM with an M.2 SSD

In what could be a boon for mini-ITX PC builders, Apacer created a new line of DDR3 memory modules that come with M.2 slots. Called Apacer Combo-SDIMM, the contraption puts a DDR3 DIMM and M.2 slot onto the same PCB. The DRAM portion is restricted to half the module's height, while the other half takes up the M.2 slot. Sadly, the M.2 slot is wired to through its SATA link layer, and not PCIe, so your SSDs are capped at 6 Gb/s speeds. Points for the engineering, though.
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