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Synology Unveils DiskStation DS215j NAS

Synology today launched DiskStation DS215j, a 2-bay NAS server designed for home and personal users to manage data, stream media contents, synchronize files on the cloud, while keeping their digital assets safe and secure. "The DS215j is packed with advanced technologies to deliver feature-rich applications for users to organize and share their data. Its appealing price tag and intuitive user interface make it a perfect fit for users who are looking to upgrade their NAS or to use NAS for the first time," said Michael Wang, Synology's product manager.

The DS215j is powered by a dual-core processor with Floating-Point Unit (FPU) that unlocks its power in multitasking and multimedia processing. The platform upgrade enables the DS215j to deliver average read speeds over 111 MB/sec and average writes over 87 MB/sec, a 19% gain in writing compared with its predecessor, while keeping its power consumption as low as 13.4 watts in full operation and 5.3 watts when hard drives hibernate. The addition of the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface further boosts its file transfer speeds.

DeepCool Introduces the Smarter Line of Cases

DeepCool announced the "Smarter" line of micro-ATX tower cases, designed keeping in mind today's most common PC case usage (need for no more than one 5.25-inch drive-bay, room for longer graphics cards, taller CPU coolers, cable-management, positive-pressure ventilation, etc.)

The case features just one each of exposed 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch drive bays; two internal 3.5-inch, and one 2.5-inch bays. The PSU bay is on top, so the drive cage doesn't get in the way of longer graphics cards being at the bottom. The case has room for cards as long as 320 mm. Ventilation includes a 120 mm front intake, a 120 mm rear exhaust, and a side 120 mm air intake. Front panel I/O includes one each of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0/1.1 ports, and HDA audio jacks. Measuring 201 mm x 420 mm x 365 mm (WxDxH), the case dry-weighs 3.65 kg. The company also launched a blue LED-lit variant, called the Smarter LED.

NZXT H440 Razer Edition Case Starts Selling

Earlier this year, NZXT™ launched the remarkably clean H440 chassis. With its industry leading innovation and commitment to bringing users the cleanest PC inside and out, the H440 has quickly become an NZXT favorite around the world. Now, NZXT is ecstatic to introduce a special edition H440 that is custom tailored to meet the needs of gamers around the world.

MSI Launches Two FM2+ A68H Chipset Based Motherboards

MSI, world leading in motherboards, launches 2 new AMD A68H series FM2+/FM2 socket based motherboards, the MSI A68HM-P33 and MSI A68HM-E33. The new MSI A68H motherboards support the latest AMD Kaveri APU (7000 series) and are backwards compatible with FM2 processors (Richland and Trinity, 6000 and 5000 series). Featuring onboard LAN, PCI Express 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0 and multiple display support, the MSI AMD A68H series motherboards present a rich blend of features and technologies, offering the most stable and best cost/performance solution available.

MSI A68H series motherboards are available in microATX form factor and offer a great choice in connectivity with a Dothill RAID controller, onboard LAN, PCI Express 3.0, SATA and up to 10 USB ports. When combined with today's processors featuring advanced integrated graphics, such as the AMD 7000 series APUs, MSI A68H motherboards support AMD Eyefinity. All these features come at a very attractive price point, making MSI A68H series motherboards the most comprehensive and best cost/performance solution available.

HP Announces the OMEN Gaming Notebook

HP today announced the HP OMEN notebook PC, a gaming PC that combines performance, portability and style in a package that is designed for gamers. "Gamers play to win and expect their PCs to do the same," said Mike Nash, vice president, Product Management, Consumer Personal Systems, HP. "The HP OMEN delivers the power to dominate with a stunning design to give gamers the ultimate gaming experience."

In gaming, performance must be balanced across a number of key attributes including the processing power to deliver fast, stutter-free frame rates, quick load times and great graphics. The HP OMEN is powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M and Intel Core i7 Quad Core processor for high performance with stunning graphics.

Patriot Launches Supersonic Bolt XT USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Patriot, a leader in computer memory, flash storage, and premium mobile accessories announces a leap forward in its Supersonic flash memory family with the launch of Supersonic Bolt XT. Supersonic Bolt brings high performance and hardware encrypted data security together like never before.

In a society with an ever growing need for data security, Patriot's Supersonic Bolt XT offers protection inside and out. Using built in FIPS 197 compliant hardware-based 256-bit AES security, the Supersonic Bolt XT is like having a personal Fort Knox in your pocket. The drive locks down and reformats after 10 consecutive failed password attempts. The security does not stop with the hardware. A ruggedized, rubber housing protects your data from common day drops and bumps.

Lian Li Unleashes Hell on the PC Market with the PC-D666

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today unleashes a hellish beast onto the enthusiast PC market with the dual system PC-D666 double wide brushed aluminum chassis. With a red and black aesthetic to match the number of the beast name, the PC-D666 supports a full EATX/ATX "workhorse" system on one side of the chassis, and a Micro-ATX/Mini-ITX "gaming" system in the other.

Separating the two systems into two compartments, the PC-D666 allows DIY enthusiasts to show off high end and intricate setups through oversized windows on both sides of the chassis. The latest high-end hardware is supported in the PC-D666 as well as extensive watercooling setups.

ASUSTOR Adds New AS7004T Tower Model NAS to 70T Series

ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of its new AS7004T tower model NAS device. The 4-bay AS7004T model is the most compact model in the AS70T series and features a storage capacity of up to 24TB. Powered by an Intel Core i3-4330 3.5GHz dual-core processor and 2GB SO-DIMM DDR3 RAM (Expandable to a maximum of 16GB), the AS7004T features blazing read and write speeds of over 112 MB/s. Also included, are 2 gigabit Ethernet ports, 3 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and 2 eSATA ports for added expansion possibilities.

Additionally, the AS7004T boasts a specialized cooling system featuring a single extra-large fan and dedicated heat pipes that work with the ingeniously designed disk tray vents to allow air to flow from the front to the back of the device, effectively cooling the CPU and hard disks. Furthermore, the ADM smart fan control mechanism effectively controls the fan speed, providing an extremely quiet operating experience. The AS7004T's powerful hardware and rich variety of multimedia output functionality make it the optimal choice for prosumers who want to create a high quality home entertainment center.

Cogent Announces Quad-Core 2.0GHz AMD Kabini Embedded System

Cogent Computer Systems, a USA based provider of embedded ARM and x86 SOMs (System on Modules), introduces a new addition to the popular CSB17xx Product Family. The CSB1790 is a tiny System-on-Module built around AMD GX-420CA 2.0GHz quad-core SoC with a built in high-performance Radeon HD8400E GPU. Dual-Core and true Extended Temperature offerings provide unparalleled flexibility for all types of embedded x86 applications.

The CSB1790 uses Cogent's own MXM-2 based form factor which allows for full access to all of the CPU's functionality with no restrictions.The on-board SODIMM Memory socket allows up to 16GB DDR3L-1600 with ECC. With an on-board SSD socket the CSB1790 is highly optimized for SWaP (Size, Weight and Power) sensitive requirements.

Shuttle Announces XH97V Barebones Desktop

Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH, the European subsidiary of Shuttle Inc., one of the leading developers and manufacturers of compact PC solutions such as the world-renowned XPC Mini-PC Barebones, today launches a 7 cm tall barebone for current and future Intel desktop processors for socket LGA1150. The Shuttle Barebone XH97V is the first Shuttle machine capable of controlling three monitors in parallel alone by the graphics unit integrated in the CPU.

The XH97V features Intel's H97 chipset which supports the fourth and fifth generation of Intel Core processors. The quiet dual-fan heatpipe cooling system is suitable for use with Core i3, i5 and i7 processors up to a maximum TDP of 65W. In combination with up to 16 GB of DDR3 SO-DIMM memory and a total of three drives with 6 Gbit/s (e.g. modern SSDs) users can create an outstandingly powerful complete PC at a small footprint.

VisionTek Introduces High-Performance Pocket-Sized USB 3.0 SSDs

VisionTek Products LLC (VisionTek), a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced the new VisionTek USB Pocket SSD line of thumb drive-sized Solid State Drives for creative professionals, IT power users, and performance enthusiasts seeking ultra-fast media and large file transfers. Offering speed, reliability, and storage capacity that rivals factory installed and aftermarket internal SSDs, the VisionTek Flash Drive can be used with nearly any Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux based system with a USB 3.0/2.0 interface.

More Than an Ordinary Thumb Drive
While it's sized like an ordinary thumb drive sporting a USB 3.0 connector, the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD's aircraft-grade aluminum housing contains a fully functional Solid State Drive featuring a high-performance LSI SandForce controller that delivers up to 455 MB/s reads and up to 440 MB/s writes... nearly double the speed of other flash drives. Plus, by installing Windows 8/8.1 on it, the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD can provide a bootable, fully functional Windows environment for an "office-on-the-go" solution.

Linksys Launches High Performance Tri-Band and 4x4 Wireless AC Routers for Famil

Linksys today announced two new routers that will help provide faster wireless networking speeds for families with multiple internet users as well as single users that use the internet for high bandwidth applications such as gaming or video streaming. The two new wireless AC routers, the Linksys AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router (EA9200) and the Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router (E8350), a 4X4 AC router, provide network speeds up to 3.2 Gbps and 2.4 Gbps, respectively*. These two new powerhouse Linksys routers provide networking functionality suited for large or small environments that need the maximum performance and range for their home networks.

"Linksys is all about quality and performance. Our goal with these new routers is to provide a solution that will help families who have a lot of devices connected to the internet wirelessly achieve better performance on each device or for single users that demand high performance on a single device such as gaming or streaming video," said Mike Chen, vice president product development, Linksys. "We have been working closely with our vendors to design and engineer these routers so they have advantages to outperform and provide the value consumers are looking for in high end routers."

ADATA Launches HC500 External Hard Drive

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the Choice HC500 2.5" Hard Drive with TV recording support features. The HC500 external storage hard drive attaches to your smart television or PC via a super-fast USB 3.0 cable, and sports a sandblasted titanium or gold casing. Available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities, the Choice HC500 Hard Drive comes with smart backup software that allows you back up data, and then set up your very own personal data cloud using a PC or smartphone.

Flawlessly crafted in either titanium or gold matte, the HC500 Hard Drive offers both the easy connectivity of directly attached personal data and TV media storage. For those who require direct connectivity, simply plug the hard drive into your PC or smart TV. Store and manage any kind of personal media via super-fast USB 3.0 on your PC, and then connect the HC500 to your smart TV to enjoy full-featured video capabilities such as playback, rewind and fast-forward. Too busy to enjoy your favorite TV programs? Just leave your Choice HC500 Hard Drive plugged into your television and record hours of movies and programs to enjoy later.

NEC Debuts MultiSync PA322UHD 32-inch Ultra HD Monitor for Videographers

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today its latest Ultra High-Definition (UHD) display, the new MultiSync® PA322UHD, for professionals requiring the most accurate colors in their workflow. With the addition of this flagship 32-inch MultiSync PA Series monitor, NEC Display now offers a range of desktop and large-format displays as well as projectors in UHD and 4K resolutions, extending the company’s portfolio of solutions toward solving business challenges. The North American market for UHD desktop displays is expected to reach 5 percent by the end of 2014, according to industry observers.

The wide gamut PA322UHD display uses a wide gamut white LED backlight and an IGZO technology IPS-type LCD panel that delivers excellent image quality with lower power consumption than comparable LCD displays while delivering 99.2 percent coverage of the Adobe RGB color space. Boasting a multitude of inputs, including two DisplayPort, two DVI-D and four HDMI as well as a USB 3.0 hub with DisplaySync Pro technology, the new MultiSync PA Series display gives professionals broad input flexibility for any application. This is also the first desktop display to feature an Open Pluggable Specification (OPS)-compliant option slot for expanded input options, including the SB-04HC 3G/SD/HD-SDI and SB-01HC HD-SDI input cards available from NEC.

Shuttle Launches Entry-level Mini-PC for LGA1150 Processors

Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH, the European subsidiary of Shuttle Inc., one of the leading developers and manufacturers of compact PC solutions such as the world-renowned XPC Mini-PC Barebones, strengthens its product offering in the versatile cube format even more. Today sees the launch of the SH81R4 model, a 19 cm tall barebone for the latest, fourth generation of Intel Core processors. With its features and compatibility, the XPC Barebone SH81R4 is positioned as a basic machine capable of meeting a particularly wide range of requirements. It can be used as the foundation for Mini-PC complete systems on office desks, at events, as mobile data processors or in the home environment.

ENERMAX Announces Thormax GT Full Tower Chassis

Enermax launches its new full tower chassis: Thormax GT. This full tower case comes with the ample interior to support E-ATX MB and up to 490mm length VGA cards, a superior cooling compartment to support 240 & 360mm depth liquid coolers, and many user friendly designs. Thormax GT is the best armor for professionals and enthusiastic gamers to suit up their giant system.

Thormax GT is built with an ample internal space. It can easily accommodate the E-ATX sized motherboards and can also support up to four dual-slot graphics cards of 360mm depth; two VGA cards have a max length support of up to 490mm long with the HDD cage removed. Also, Thormax GT houses various drives spaces: four 5.25" bays with screwless latch design, five 2.5"/3.5" HDD trays and an additional 2.5" drive behind the MB tray for sophisticated data storage device management.

Silicon Power Launches the USB 2.0 Touch T50 and USB 3.0 Jewel J50 Flash Drives

Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions, today launches the new collection of designed USB flash drives- USB 2.0 Touch T50 and USB 3.0 Jewel J50. The stylish exterior design, with exquisite openwork carving and matte-surface metallic casing, makes them stand out among numerous products in the market. Moreover, cap-less and compact Touch T50 and Jewel J50 are easy to be stored and carried around, and they will be an awesome choice as a storage device and a fancy accessory to impress people.

Masterpiece of Openwork Carving Design
Do you pursue high-quality life style in a fast-paced environment? Are you trying to keep personal space in an age of information explosion? The newly-launched USB 2.0 Touch T50 and USB 3.0 Jewel J50 can meet the above demands perfectly. By combining two concepts of structure aesthetics and stylish trends into design, Touch T50 and Jewel J50 feature hollow openwork-carving exterior which can show elegant and noble qualities. In addition, characteristics such as durable zinc alloy casing and compact size for easy carrying build up an extraordinary taste and a lifestyle of self-expression.

Biostar Announces J1900NH2 Mini-ITX Motherboard

With BIOSTAR's recently announced J1900NH2 motherboard with the on-board Intel Dual-Core Celeron J1900 processor, using a mini ITX form factor with a size of 17x17cm, builders are able to make creative designs for many different uses. The J1900NH2 boards come with the Intel Celeron J1900 Dual-Core processor already installed and it supports two DDR3L 1333/1066MHz memory slots for a maximum of 16GB of memory. With the integrated GPU, watching HD content and playing games is no sweat.

Indeed, the J1900NH2 board is ready for building all kinds of multimedia systems with its HDMI and analog VGA-out, and high definition audio with the Realtek ALC662 5.1 Channel HD Audio chip. LAN networking is covered by the Realtek RTL8111G - 10/100/1000 controller and being a BIOSTAR board it has the Smart Speed LAN feature. SmartSpeedLAN is a free software application which monitors and manages your PC's network behavior. With user-friendly GUI, it allows you to select and prioritize different types of network traffic, including gaming, media streaming, communications or web surfing. You can also set any specific applications, choosing to prioritize or block accordingly. SmartSpeedLAN can feature automatic management options that use adaptive networking intelligence to ensure that you are getting the best online experience possible.

Gigabyte Outs Z97-HD3P Motherboard

Gigabyte rolled out the Z97-HD3P, its entry-level socket LGA1150 motherboard based on Intel Z97 Express chipset, and built in the ATX form-factor, with a width of just 19 cm. The board goes easy on overclocking-grade features, but doesn't leave out connectivity that makes the Z97 a successor to the Z87. The board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors, and conditions it for the CPU, with a simple 4-phase VRM. The CPU socket is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, and a single PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot. Other expansion slots include one PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x4), and two each of PCIe 2.0 x1 and legacy PCI.

Storage connectivity on the Z97-HD3P includes six SATA 6 Gb/s ports, one SATA-Express port (drawing out two 6 Gb/s ports), and an M.2 10 Gb/s slot. Display outputs include one each of D-Sub, DVI, and HDMI. The audio solution is basic, 8-channel Realtek ALC887 driven, but features audio-grade electrolytic capacitors, and PCB ground-layer isolation, to reduce electrical noise. Modern connectivity includes six USB 3.0 ports (four on the rear panel, two by header). Legacy ones include COM and LPT by header, and PS/2 mouse/keyboard combo port. Expect a $100-ish price.

PNY Releases Ultra-fast HP x755w USB 3.0 Flash Drive

PNY, the leading manufacturer of memory products and PC peripherals, has officially announced the extreme HP x755w USB 3.0 flash drive for lightning fast transfer and various capacities of all your documents and files. The HP x755w packs unparalleled transfer speed and generous capacity into a pocket-sized package. Experience accelerated data transfer up to 90 MB/sec and 30 MB/sec sequential read and write speed. Equipped with USB 3.0 transmission speed, this flash drive can perform significantly faster than other generic USB 2.0 models available in the market. Light, compact and trendy, the HP x755w makes the perfect travel-friendly flash drive no matter where you go.

The HP x755w dramatically reduces the time spent for transferring files. It enables fast boot up without creating any lagging time and saves hours by reducing the transfer time in a few seconds. HD videos, graphic rich images and PDF files can be moved and stored easily in an instant. Easy plug and play operation means you can simply connect the USB to your computer or notebook and start transferring your files immediately. It does not require any extra installations or software to operate.

Apacer Intros AS710 TurboIII Dual-Interface SSD

Apacer rolled out the AS710 TurboIII line of dual-interface SSDs in the 2.5-inch form-factor. This 128 GB drive features a conventional SATA 6 Gb/s interface, to be used as an internal drive. It can also be pulled out, its SATA interface covered with a rubber cap, and be used as an external SSD, with its USB 3.0 interface, with a single cable handling both power and host connectivity. Over SATA 6 Gb/s, the drive offers sequential transfer rates of up to 550 MB/s reads, with up to 530 MB/s writes; over USB 3.0, those speeds are up to 420 MB/s reads, with up to 380 MB/s writes. Its Random access speeds are up to 70,000 IOPS writes, with up to 50,000 IOPS reads. The drive is Windows2Go (WTG) certified, and can be used as a plug-and-play bootable device over its USB 3.0 interface. Apacer didn't announce pricing.

QNAP Releases High-Performance TS-x31 Home NAS Series

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the TS-x31 series Turbo NAS for SOHO and Home users. Powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, it provides a high-performance yet economical solution for file storage, sharing, and data backup coupled with the easy-to-use cloud-based note-taking application and a wide range of multimedia functions.

Available in 1, 2, and 4-bay models, the TS-x31 series is an easy-to-use network storage center for backup, synchronization, remote access, and home entertainment. "Due to the privacy concerns of pubic cloud services, the TS-x31 is ideal for establishing a secure and large-capacity private cloud where users can store, share, and access their files anytime, anywhere," said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP.

DisplayLink and Plugable Ship First USB 3.0 to DisplayPort 4K Adapters to Europe

DisplayLink, the leading provider of USB graphics technology and Plugable Technologies, a leading provider of USB, Bluetooth, and charging devices today announced availability of a USB 3.0 to DisplayPort 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) Video Graphics adapter using DisplayLink's latest DL-5500 Chipset.

"We've been experiencing considerable interest from users and IT managers since announcing the DL-5000 series chipsets, so it's exciting to see Plugable's solution now available for both North America and European markets," said John Cummins, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing at DisplayLink. "The ability to connect the latest 4K UHD displays to non-4K capable notebooks or computing platforms enables a rapid transition to high resolution monitors. Connecting your new 4K monitor over USB couldn't be easier."

Corsair Releases Flash Voyager Vega USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Corsair, a world leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the ultra compact, low-profile Flash Voyager Vega USB 3.0 flash drive. The slim, thumb-sized drive is less than 5mm thin and 24mm long including the built-in key ring loop, making it a perfect keychain companion for data transfers on the go, or an ideal plug-and-leave storage solution for notebooks, car audio systems, game consoles, and other devices. The new drive is available immediately in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities from Corsair.com and retailers around the world.

Protected in a gleaming scratch-resistant hard chrome plated zinc alloy enclosure, the Flash Voyager Vega drive is as eye-catching as it is rugged. Thanks to high-speed USB 3.0 support, file transfers complete in a fraction of the time of previous generation flash drives, with a discrete blue LED showing when data transfers are active. The drive also supports USB 2.0 for compatibility with older PCs, and Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux are all supported with no additional software required.

VisionTek Introduces High Power USB Charging Hubs

VisionTek Products LLC, a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced its new line of high power USB charging hubs that enable charging up to seven Apple iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows tablets, and other USB chargeable mobile devices as fast as the factory power adapter.

The use of multiple mobile devices such as smartphones, tablet computers, and eReaders by families and small business, health care, and restaurant operations is a common daily occurrence. Unfortunately, power adapters for devices can get lost and wall outlets can only charge two devices simultaneously. Typical charging hubs don't offer enough ports and/or enough power per port so extra time is spent waiting for a full charge or worse, only getting a partial charge.
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