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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.

Drobo Introduces the Drobo Mini 8 TB Four-Bay Storage Array

Connected Data, the creator of the award-winning Drobo line of smart storage solutions, today announces the immediate availability of its new Drobo Mini 8 TB bundle that provides customers with a massive amount of storage space in a small, rugged form factor.

The Drobo Mini 8 TB bundle features four hot-swappable 2.5" drive bays pre-loaded with four Samsung Spinpoint M9T 2 TB drives. Like all Drobo products, the Drobo Mini 8 TB bundle is built on the award-winning BeyondRAID Technology to ensure that data is not lost in the event of one or two simultaneous drive failures. If a drive does fail, the Mini automatically repairs itself and returns to a protected state while providing full access to all data. New drives can be added or swapped on-the-fly with zero downtime.

Belkin Announces New Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD for Mac and PC Computers

Belkin today introduced the Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD with cable, a powerful docking solution for both Mac and PC computers. Equipped with two Thunderbolt 2 ports, it allows users to take full advantage of Thunderbolt 2 technology's high-speed 20Gbps bandwidth, and provides reliable transfers between laptops and up to eight other devices using one single Thunderbolt cable.

Designed for PC and Mac ultrabook, laptop and desktop users, the Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD helps increase productivity, portability and connectivity. With eight ports including support for HDMI, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, audio and Thunderbolt 2, the Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD supports up to eight devices connected directly to the dock, with support for up to four additional (five total) Thunderbolt devices through a daisy-chain setup. Display the clearest picture through either the HDMI or Thunderbolt 2 port at a resolution of up to 4K. The USB 3.0 ports open the ability to charge smartphones, tablets and other higher amperage devices, even when the host computer is asleep or not connected to the dock. It also offers Thunderbolt 2 data transfer speeds of up to 20Gbps, which is two times faster than Thunderbolt, four times faster than USB 3.0 and up to 25 times faster than FireWire 800.

TP-LINK Announces Archer T4U USB 802.11 ac Adapter

TP-LINK today announced the TP-LINK Archer T4U - AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter - offering consumers an easy upgrade path for existing laptops and desktop computers to the superior wireless performance of 802.11ac. The Archer T4U is designed with security in mind: easy wireless security encryption at a push of the built-in WPS button; and WPA/WPA2 encryptions provide a home wireless network with active defense against security threats.

The Archer T4U adapter is backward compatible with previous generation 802.11a/b/g/n wireless standards to help fend off product obsolescence. Consumers will enjoy incredibly fast Wi-Fi speeds and improved connectivity, without having to invest in new computer equipment. With 867Mbps wireless speeds over the crystal clear 5GHz band or 300Mbps over the 2.4GHz band for a total of 1.2Gps, the Archer T4U is ideal for lag-free HD streaming, online gaming and other bandwidth-intensive tasks. When combined with an 802.11ac router, the dual band performance of the Archer T4U boosts Wi-Fi speeds and achieves maximum throughput and minimal interference.

Silicon Power Debuts the Mobile X31 USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive

Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions, today releases the brand-new Super-speed USB 3.0 OTG flash drive-Mobile X31. Engineered with the dual-interface of a micro-USB and a USB 3.0 connector, Mobile X31 includes all the capabilities of USB flash drives, USB cables and memory cards, making itself the multi-functional device for different kinds of storage needs.

Inheriting the unique designs, Mobile X31 features exclusive 360°-swivel cap and compact size that allow users an easier method to store and use with just a thumb push. Incorporating the advantages of instant storage expansion, fast data transmission and user-friendly operation, Mobile X31 offers a total solution for mobile storage.

New Gigabyte Entry-level Motherboard Designed to Sound Well

Gigabyte launched the H81M-WW, its newest entry-level socket LGA1150 motherboard, in the compact micro-ATX form-factor, and based in Intel H81 Express chipset. Its unique selling point is an unusual onboard audio solution. The board features a Realtek ALC887 HD audio CODEC in the 6-channel configuration. Its 8-channel configuration is possible, if you plug in two channels through the jack wired to the front-panel audio header. The CODEC itself isn't impressive, with its under 90 dBA SNR, but is backed by Nichicon audio-grade electrolytic capacitors, and ground-layer isolation from the rest of the board.

The rest of its feature-set is pretty basic. The H81M-WW draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 4-pin CPU power connectors, and features a basic 3-phase CPU VRM. The CPU is wired to a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot. Other expansion slots include one each of PCI-Express 2.0 x1 and legacy PCI. Storage connectivity includes two each of SATA 6 Gb/s and SATA 3 Gb/s ports. The only display output is a D-Sub (analog, max resolution 1920 x 1200). The board's other legacy connectivity includes one each of serial (COM) and parallel (LPT). Two USB 3.0 ports, and a gigabit Ethernet connection make for the rest of it.

Synology Launches DiskStation DS415+ NAS

Synology today announced the new DiskStation DS415+, a powerful 4-bay NAS server designed to centralize data storage, backup, and file sharing for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as enthusiast home users. DS415+ features an Intel Atom 2.4Ghz quad-core processor with an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, a floating-point unit, as well as 2GB DDR3 RAM. The four drive bays accommodate huge amounts of storage capacity, while the USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and eSATA ports allow users to connect and access various external storage devices. Dual LAN ports support failover and link aggregation, thus improving resiliency and potential throughput.

"Thanks to its best-in-class combination of hardware specs and DSM software integration, DS415+ handles data transfer and encryption at blazingly fast speeds, bringing peace of mind to businesses or individuals who wish to safeguard their data while maintaining excellent performance," said Michael Wang, product manager at Synology Inc. As the first desktop DiskStation model to include a quad-core processor and AES-NI hardware encryption engine, DS415+ delivers performance and accelerated data encryption that is on par with more expensive high-end servers. With link aggregation enabled, DS415+ provides average reading and writing speeds that exceed 228 MB/s and 233 MB/s respectively, while encrypted file transfers retain an astoundingly similar level of performance, exceeding 232 MB/s reading and 206 MB/s writing.

VESA Brings DisplayPort to New USB Type-C Connector

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), working in liaison with the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, today announced the publication of the DisplayPort Alternate Mode ("Alt Mode") on USB Type-C Standard. Using the DisplayPort Alt Mode, a USB Type-C connector and cable can deliver full DisplayPort audio/video (A/V) performance, driving monitor resolutions of 4K and beyond, SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1) data and up to 100 watts of power--over a single cable. The DisplayPort Alt Mode can also drive adaptors that support the huge installed base of existing DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, and VGA displays.

VESA utilized the Alternate Mode functional extension of the USB Type-C specification in the development of this new Standard. The DisplayPort Alt Mode repurposes some or all of the four existing SuperSpeed USB lanes to deliver full DisplayPort performance, and uses other signaling available in the USB Type-C connector for DisplayPort's AUX channel and HPD (Hot Plug Detection) function. This enables computers, tablets, smartphones, displays, and docking stations to implement the new USB Type-C connector at both ends while using the DisplayPort Standard over USB Type-C to transmit high-resolution A/V along with USB data and power.

Club 3D Launches World's First 4K USB 3.0 Docking Station

Club 3D officially launches the first USB 3.0 to 4K Docking Station in the world, making it the third SenseVision world premiere after our MST Hub and USB 3.0 to 4K graphics adapter. While Club 3D is best known for its high quality, high performance (AMD based) graphics cards for gamers and professionals, we have been expanding our SenseVision label which is targeting (semi) professionals. SenseVision offers them a selection of USB Graphics Adapters, MST Hubs and Docking Stations to boost their productivity by expanding their setup and allow for additional monitors, peripherals, storage devices to be connected.

This new Docking Station, item code CSV-3103D is packed with features, making it the ideal companion for anyone who requires more connectivity to their USB 3.0 fitted professional tablet, notebook, ultrabook or desktop PC. While a USB 3.0 Docking Station with Display outputs is not new, the fact that you can connect a 4K Ultra HD monitor via DisplayPort or HDMI and experience the full 3840x 2160p resolution is a world's first! The CSV-3103D uses the latest DisplayLink DL-5000 series USB to 4K SoC, the most capable DisplayLink USB Graphics SoC to date.

Toshiba Introduces TransMemory ID USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the TransMemory ID USB 3.0 Flash Drive, a simpler storage solution for people who are on the go and need a better way to organize their ever-growing collection of digital files.

The slim design, unique space for labeling and wide range of colors and storage capacities make the TransMemory ID USB 3.0 Flash Drive a smart, simple way for students, families and business professionals to organize, personalize, and store their growing collection of digital files with fewer devices. The dedicated label area makes it easy to organize files by category, family member, event, class or project. With USB 3.0, this device transfers videos, photos and other large files quickly and conveniently with any USB 3.0 compatible device. With built-in plug-and-play, for both Mac and PC, up to 64GB of storage capacity and a slim, space-saving design that will facilitate the use of multiple TransMemory ID USB 3.0 Flash Drives (even where USB port placement is side by side), the TransMemory ID USB 3.0 is an easy solution for all storage needs.

Lexar Introduces World's Fastest SD UHS-II Cards

Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the new Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards, the fastest UHS-II memory cards available on the market today. To complement the new line and create a full portfolio of SD UHS-II products, Lexar also announced new Professional 1000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards and the new Professional Workflow SR2, a SD UHS-II USB 3.0 reader.

The new Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II memory cards leverage the new Ultra High Speed II, UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) specification, to quickly capture and transfer high-quality photos and 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video. Available in 32 GB and 64 GB capacities, the cards offer transfer speeds up to 300 MB per second and write speeds up to 260 MB per second. Additionally, every 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II card includes a SD UHS-II reader for high-speed file transfer of photos and videos from the card to any PC or Mac, offering users immediate performance right out of the package.

ADATA Launches the UV131 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the UV131 USB 3.0 USB Flash Drive. Featuring a stylishly professional gray exterior made of rugged zinc-alloy and a race car spoiler lanyard hole, ADATA's UV131 USB Flash Drive combines the best in good looks and durability for personal data storage.

Style Meets Durability
Seamlessly crafted with a chromium-gray finish, the UV131 USB Flash Drive is a stylish statement about simplicity and durability. For those who demand high quality, it features a sturdy zinc-alloy housing with a streamlined exterior and capless design that delivers the ultimate in professionalism and ease-of-use. The race-car spoiler lanyard hole makes the UV131 easier than ever to hold, plug in, or carry securely on your keychain. Take the UV131 USB Flash Drive everywhere for durable, stylish and worry-free personal data storage!

Angelbird Announces the SSD2go pocket

Angelbird Technologies, Austria's premium manufacturer of SSD storage media, today launched the SSD2go pocket, expanding on the success of its SSD2go series. 

The SSD2go pocket is small only in terms of physical size. In every other respect the newest member of the Angelbird family delivers everything you would expect from a premium brand like Angelbird, including: first-class components, superb craftsmanship, breathtaking read/write-speeds over USB 3.0 and an extremely robust, handcrafted aluminium body - this leaves nothing to be desired, mechanically or aesthetically. Weighing only 90 grams, the SSD2go pocket measures 89.0mm x 69.9mm x 10.4mm - making it the perfect companion, wherever you go.

ASUS Announces the X99-E WS Workstation Motherboard

ASUS today announced X99-E WS, a new Compact Electronics Bay (CEB) workstation motherboard based on the Intel X99 chipset and with support for four-way multi-GPU setups at full PCI Express 3.0 x16 speed for extreme graphics power. X99-E WS is engineered with premium components for premium efficiency, including an integrated Driver-MOSFET (Dr. MOS), exclusive Beat Thermal Chokes II, ultra-durable 12K capacitors and ProCool power connector. X99-E WS offers industry-leading storage opportunities with onboard M.2 x4 and support for the exclusive ASUS PIKE II (Proprietary I/O Kit Expansion) and ThunderboltEX II expansion cards. It also has many simple, efficient and ASUS-exclusive easy-maintenance tools, including Q-Code Logger and Dr. Power.

LaCie Debuts the All-New d2 Thunderbolt 2 Desktop Drive

Today LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, announced the latest evolution of its popular d2 desktop storage line. Trusted by creative professionals for a decade, the latest LaCie d2 features a new all-aluminum unibody enclosure, dual Thunderbolt 2, and USB 3.0. Plus, as an industry first, LaCie designed the d2 Thunderbolt 2 to be upgradable to the fastest SSD on the market, which boosts speeds up to 1150 MB/s. Bringing together exceptional speeds and smart industrial design, the new LaCie d2 builds on its reputation for high performance and reliability.

The new LaCie d2 combines the latest interfaces and a Seagate 6 TB 7200 RPM professional hard disk, resulting in speeds of up to 220 MB/s. This speed makes it possible to significantly reduce backup and transfer times as well as store and browse a massive RAW Adobe Lightroom library with zero lag. High performance plus industry-best capacity makes the LaCie d2 an ideal solution for storing large files and archiving projects. The dual Thunderbolt 2 ports let the user daisy chain up to six devices to a single Thunderbolt port on a computer. Plus, since Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 are backward compatible, the user always gets the best speeds that their computer allows.

USB 3.0 Promoter Group Announces Specifications for Type-C Connector

-The USB 3.0 Promoter Group today announced the release of the USB Power Delivery v2.0 and USB Billboard Device Class v1.0 specifications. These specifications are available for download here. The USB Type-C specification defines Functional Extensions that enable USB Type-C hosts and devices to support optional capabilities. The Functional Extensions include Alternate Modes, an option that permits a vendor or standards organization to utilize the USB Type-C cable and connector and provide additional features. Vendors or standards organizations that develop USB Type-C Alt Modes will be required to obtain a standard or vendor ID (SVID) assigned by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). Both the USB Power Delivery v2.0 and the USB Billboard Device Class v1.0 specifications are essential for the development and implementation of Alternate Modes.

"To support the recent release of the USB Type-C specification, we are educating everyone in the industry from OEMs to consumers about all of the possibilities USB Type-C offers," said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF President and COO. "These new specifications provide necessary resources for the development of USB Type-C Alt Modes. The USB-IF is also in the process of defining joint identification guidelines to ensure consumers can easily recognize what capabilities a USB Type-C capable host or device supports."

Silicon Power Unveils the Jewel J80 Metallic USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils the latest collection of metallic USB 3.0 flash drive - Jewel J80. Inheriting from the Northern Europe design concept of Firma F80, Jewel J80 embraces the post - modernism style and sophisticated metal-casing craftsmanship.

While the incredible design of Firma F80 has won great recognitions from international design awards, such as reddot design award 2013, Jewel J80 makes it more perfect with the use of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface that realizes the wonderful combination of style and capability. Featuring a sleek unibody with ergonomic design, Jewel J80 presents the one-of-a-kind storage solution for fashion- and also function-conscious users.

BIOSTAR Announces J1800NH2 Motherboard

BIOSTAR has announced the J1800NH2, a mini ITX mainboard with CPU on board, (known as System on a Chip or SoC). These boards are small and efficient using a small form factor with a fan-less embedded CPU, and have low power consumption. It's a small, quiet solution for all manner of industrial applications. The BIOSTAR J1800NH2 is the latest in all-in-one board that takes advantage of the optimized performance of Intel's Bay Trail chipset by delivering a new generation of technology with value-added features and easy integration.

The J1800NH2 board, being in the mini-ITX form factor, is backwards compatible with ATX and micro-ATX form factors. The ITX form factor allows you to build small and energy efficient solutions. The J1800NH2 is a simple, affordable and internet centric computer design in a compact 17x17cm size. It is the ideal solution for an ultra small form factor system and easily used with various chassis makes.
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