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OWC Announces the Mercury Pro Optical Drive

Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today the availability of the new OWC Mercury Pro, a sleek aluminum-housed USB 3.0 optical drive for plug and play support of CD, DVD, M-DISC and/or Blu-ray disc reading and writing with Macs and PCs.

The new OWC Mercury Pro conveniently brings optical media back to your workflow with high-speed USB 3.0 connectivity for playback of optical media, data transfer and archiving with bandwidth to spare. With a sleek, durable aluminum chassis, the Mercury Pro delivers looks to match its performance while running cooler, quieter and better than ever.

VisionTek Expands Super-Speed USB 3.0 Pocket SSD Line

VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek), a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced an expansion to the VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD line of thumb drive-sized Solid State Drives. The Pocket SSD line is ideal for creative professionals, IT power users, and performance enthusiasts seeking ultra-fast media and large file transfers. Available in full density storage capacities of 128 gigabyte (GB) with an SRP of $89.99, 256 GB with an SRP of $149.99, and 512 GB with an SRP of $279.99, the 3.0 Pocket Drive will launch in North America later this month.

The next generation of VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket SSDs combines a sleek portable design and ultra-fast read/write demands, all without compromising large capacity requirements. The VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD can be plugged into any computer's USB 3.0 port to save or share work files, movies, images, music libraries, and more. The speed, reliability, and storage capacity of the VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD rivals internal SSDs, exceeds standard USB flash drive speeds, and demolishes the read/write speeds of external hard disk drives. They can be used with nearly any Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux based system with a USB 3.0/2.0 interface.

QNAP Launches the Powerful Quad-core TS-531P With 10GbE Support

The brand new 5-bay TS-531P business NAS is now available. A tower form factor NAS with an Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 quad-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 processor and 2GB/8GB DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 8GB), the TS-531P features RAID 5/6 support, hardware-accelerated encryption and SSD cache support. With four Gigabit LAN ports, the TS-531P can deliver up to 418 MB/s read & write speeds and allows users to install a 10GbE SFP+ or 10GBASE-T network expansion card to connect to 10GbE networks. The TS-531P also supports Container Station for LXC and Docker lightweight virtualisation technologies, offering businesses an ideal cost-efficient and high-performance NAS solution.

"Business' demands for IT virtualisation have increased dramatically, but 10GbE storage solutions available on the market are still out of reach for most SMB budgets", said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding "The quad-core TS-531P is energy efficient, features a full spectrum of business applications and provides an ideal storage base and 10GbE readiness for SMBs at budget-friendly prices."

Thecus Expands Windows Storage Server Line-up with W5810

Thecus Technology Corp. today announced the launch of the latest addition to its Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials NAS series, the enhanced W5810 equipped with the quad core Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz processor and 4 GB DDR3 RAM. Designed for small and medium businesses of up to 50 employees, the W5810 provides a robust, centralized storage solution for businesses to access, share, and manage files securely within a network while simultaneously hosting PC backups in one central location.

Continuing on the success of the original Windows Storage server 2012 solutions from Thecus, the W5810 provides increased power allowing users enhanced multi-tasking abilities, said Florence Shih, CEO of Thecus Technology Corp. "The new Thecus Windows Storage Server provides an ideal solution for individuals and organizations with Windows infrastructure to securely manage and backup their data."

TP-LINK Announces Touch P5 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router

TP-LINK, a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products, today announced the availability of its sleek new Touch P5, a touchscreen gigabit router that enables effortless control. Touch P5 gigabit routers can be set up with just a few taps on its elegant, responsive touchscreen, eliminating the need for computer, tablet, or smartphone based configuration. With its clean, user-friendly display interface, Touch P5 makes it easy to manage network settings, modify parental controls, add or remove devices from the network, and change guest access privileges with a touch from your fingertips.

Touch P5 wireless AC routers offer blazing fast Wi-Fi, reaching speeds of up to 1900Mbps for lag-free 4K HD video streaming and online gaming over dual 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. Plus, Touch P5 routers automatically upgrade networks to 802.11ac, the latest, most powerful Wi-Fi technology.

QNAP Launches QTS-Android Combo NAS TAS-168 and TAS-268

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the world's first and only QTS-Android Combo NAS - TAS-168 and TAS-268, which support QTS & Android dual systems. Both systems share the same storage database, allowing users to simultaneously access media files and documents from QTS and Android. With a compact mini-tower design, the TAS-168/268 comfortably fits in homes and small offices/workspaces. Coupled with up to terabytes of storage capacity and 4K (H.265 & H.264) HDMI-out, the TAS-168/268 is the optimal budget-friendly multimedia NAS with unlimited app applications for modern digital lifestyles.

"The QNAP QTS-Android Combo NAS TAS-168/268 is an unprecedented network storage center for file storage, backup, remote access and diverse Android applications," said Hanz Sung, product manager of QNAP. "Users can enjoy video streams, use apps and manage files on a big HDMI display instead of sliding and tapping on a small screen. The TAS-168/268 makes the personal cloud experience more flexible and enjoyable."

Patriot Introduces 128GB Compact USB Flash Drives

Patriot, a leading manufacturer of flash storage solutions, computer memory and storage, mobile accessories and gaming peripherals, today announce the addition of 128GB capacities for several of their lifestyle USB flash drives. Consistent with the latest USB specifications, the new 128GB capacities will be USB 3.1 Gen 1, backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 and reach up to 110MB/s and 20MB/s read and write speeds.

"With the growing need for more storage, Patriot is excited to expand the storage capacities of our most popular lifestyle lines," said Meng J. Choo, Patriot's Flash Product Manager. "These new capacities make it possible to carry even the largest HD videos in your pocket, or easily expand the storage on your current device or platform."

Synology Announces the DiskStation DS716+ NAS

Synology Inc. today announced the release of DS716+, an encryption-oriented, scalable, 2-bay NAS server powered by a quad-core CPU and Btrfs file system. DS716+ is aimed at SMB in need of a reliable, high-efficient storage and application server. "DS716+ packs a lot of power while remaining extremely compact, and we believe it's an ideal product for demanding professional users whether they need a wide array of applications or a file server able to handle multiple simultaneous requests, even within an encrypted environment", said Chad Chiang, product manager at Synology Inc.

Coming with 2GB of RAM, two Gigabit LAN ports, and a quad-core 1.6GHz CPU, able to clock up to 2.08GHz and AES-NI encryption support, DS716+ delivers spectacular performance with encrypted files, with transfer speed up to 218 Mb/s reading and 141Mb/s writing. In addition, it allows enthusiast users to perform on the fly H.264 4K to 1080p video transcoding.

QNAP Launches the Powerful Quad-core TS-531P with 10GbE and Container Station

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the brand new 5-bay TS-531P business NAS. A tower form factor NAS with an Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 quad-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 processor and 2GB/8GB DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 8GB), the TS-531P features RAID 5/6 support, hardware-accelerated encryption and SSD cache support. With four Gigabit LAN ports, the TS-531P can deliver up to 418 MB/s read & write speeds and allows users to install a 10GbE SFP+ or 10GBASE-T network expansion card to connect to 10GbE networks. The TS-531P also supports Container Station for LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, offering businesses an ideal cost-efficient and high-performance NAS solution.

"Business' demands for IT virtualization have increased dramatically, but 10GbE storage solutions available on the market are still out of reach for most SMB budgets", said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding "The quad-core TS-531P is energy efficient, features a full spectrum of business applications, and provides an ideal storage base and 10GbE readiness for SMBs at budget-friendly prices."

Shuttle Announces New Generation XS-Series Compact Desktops

Originally launched five years ago, the Shuttle XS-Series of fanless computers is now the longest-serving family of products in the company's range of machines. New versions of the XS35 and XS36, packed with the latest of features, have been introduced at regular intervals with the fifth generation becoming available today. Although both models share a similar platform, they differ in terms of looks and features.

Both versions sport an Intel Celeron N3050 dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz and support up to 8 GB of DDR3L memory on one SO-DIMM slot. Both the XS35V5 Pro and XS36V5 come with a card reader, WLAN and Intel Gigabit Ethernet already built in. 2x USB 3.0, 3x USB 2.0, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA and audio connections are provided at the front and rear. Inside the chassis of the XS35V5 Pro sits a conventional USB 2.0 port that can be fitted with a USB stick or other USB expansions. The two serial interfaces on the front panel of the XS36V5 are ideally suitable for machine and device control applications.

QNAP Intros TS-251+ and TS-451+ High-value NAS Servers

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the quad-core 2-bay TS-251+ and 4-bay TS-451+ NAS that provide an uncompromising high-performance and scalable storage solution for small offices and workgroup users with appealing affordability. The new models feature virtualization readiness, containerized applications, advanced backup solutions, real-time & offline video transcoding, QvPC Technology, HDMI video playback with an included remote control, and many more functions that are beneficial for businesses and SOHO users to build a cost-efficient and modern storage solution.

The TS-251+ and TS-451+ are powered by a 22nm 64-bit quad-core Intel Celeron 2.0GHz processor (burst up to 2.42GHz) with 2GB/8GB energy-efficient DDR3L RAM. They also include dual Gigabit LAN ports, and can deliver up to 225 MB/s throughput and up to 205 MB/s transfer speeds with AES 256-bit volume & folder encryption."The TS-251+ & TS-451+ are ideal choices for those who demand the superior performance of a quad-core x86-based NAS without breaking the budget," said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP. "Both NAS are speedy, versatile and provide future-proof scalability."

ASUS Announces ROG Maximus VIII Extreme-Assembly and GTX 980 Ti Matrix

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Maximus VIII Extreme/Assembly and Matrix GTX 980 Ti, our flagship Z170 gaming motherboard primed for epic gaming performance and overclocking, and the enthusiast graphics card that delivers record-breaking performance and extreme overclocking potential - both finessed with ROG's all-new futuristic Plasma Copper scheme for color-matched extreme gaming and overclocking rigs.

Introducing the stunning Plasma Copper color scheme, ASUS ROG's Global Marketing Director, Derek Yu, said: "To be ROG is to be the rebel. To be ROG is to break every rule. We are rebellious ROG, breaking our own rules to envision a new future. A future forged with striking distinction. ROG is red. ROG is black. And now ROG is also Plasma Copper: elite assemblies for elite gamers. This is our mark of invincibility - and the new emblem of dominance for the world's best gamers."

Innodisk Introduces M.2 Single and Dual Gigabit Ethernet Modules

Innodisk, the service driven flash and embedded peripheral module provider, announces new M.2 form factor Dual and Single Gigabit Ethernet Modules using a USB 3.0 interface. These two embedded peripherals are the World's first M.2 form factor LAN Cards. The EGUL-G101 is an industrial grade Gigabit Ethernet module for network expansion and the EGUL-G201 is a dual Gigabit Ethernet module enabling networking redundancy, and port trunking/link aggregation for up to 2Gb/s speeds.

The compact 22x60mm M.2 form factor cards utilize a fast and convenient USB 3.0 interface, eliminating the need for drivers. Robust design including strong ESD, surge and HiPot protection, as well as extra thick gold connectors, allow these modules to be used in a variety of embedded systems ranging from consumer to industrial applications.

ADATA Releases the HM900 Ultra HD Media External Hard Drive

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of highperformance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the HM900 external hard drive, which is available in up to 6TB. The HM900 offers convenient content backup, playback, and management, contained in a highly durable product. TurboHDD technology maximizes USB 3.0 bandwidth for fast data transfers, while 256-bit AES encryption ensures robust security. In a time when large Ultra HD video and high bitrate audio are increasingly popular, spacious media-focused external drives such as the HM900 are a must for entertainment enthusiasts.

ADATA offers the self-powered HM900 in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, and 6TB to suit different budgets and needs. All provide ample room for large multimedia files and virtually every other type of content, from documents and photos to music and Ultra HD 4K video. The HM900 boasts a dedicated one-touch backup button that allows for near instant transfer of selected files from a source device to the drive. It also supports simultaneous video recording and playback, making it eminently easy to enjoy content without missing out on other experiences. For example, users can playback a previously-recorded sports event while recording a favorite TV show in the background. The HM900 supports scheduled backup, auto backup, and multiple-device content sync, all via a user friendly interface.

Shuttle Announces DH170 Mini-PC

As with two previous product launches from Shuttle, the new DH170 becomes a member of the product family of Skylake-compatible Mini-PCs. This means there are three models in different case designs available now for the new generation of Intel Core processors - one model in classic cube format, one versatile 3-litre machine and today the DH170 debuts with a particularly compact case volume of 1.3-litre.

"This type of case is also suitable for locations where conditions are tough, but high computing performance is still required," says Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH. "The 43 mm flat steel case offers maximum protection from mechanical stresses and can also cope with ambient temperatures of up to 50 °C."

D-Link Adds 'Smart Connect' Technology to Dual Band AC1900 Wi-Fi Router

D-Link today announced a free firmware upgrade for the AC1900 Wi-Fi Router (DIR-880L) that brings Smart Connect Technology to the award-winning dual band router. Previously only available on D-Link's AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-890L), Smart Connect technology automatically connects each device on a home network to the clearest band available to deliver the best connection every time. This upgrade, paired with the router's extremely fast 11AC Wi-Fi speeds and advanced QoS engine, makes the AC1900 Wi-Fi Router an even better solution for a high-performance network able to handle bandwidth-intensive activities like HD streaming and online gaming.

Standard dual band routers display two different SSIDS, or public network names, that users can connect clients to: one for the 2.4GHz wireless band and another for the 5GHz band. When adding devices to the network, the user must determine the best band to connect to and manually select that band. Smart Connect Technology provides a simplified approach instead by using one SSID for both wireless bands and intelligently assigning devices to the best, clearest band available.

Corsair Unveils the Carbide Series 88R Micro-ATX Chassis

Corsair unveiled the Carbide Series 88R micro-ATX tower chassis. Although made from steel with plastic and brushed aluminium-like inserts, the case is designed to be affordable and targeted at the micro-ATX gaming build crowd. To begin with, the 88R has a conventional, roomy layout, with a bottom-oriented PSU bay, and a high-clearance forward area. The motherboard tray serves up a 383 mm of clearance for video cards (even a lengthy R9 295X2 should fit), up to 150 mm for the CPU cooler, and up to 160 mm for the PSU.

Storage areas include a single 5.25-inch drive bay, and two each of 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch trays. Its cooling system includes two 120 mm front intakes, which can hold on to 240 mm long radiators, two 120 mm top exhausts, and a 120 mm rear exhaust. Front-panel connectivity includes one each of USB 3.0, USB 2.0/1.1 ports; and HDA audio jacks. Measuring 440 mm x 198 mm x 378 mm (DxWxH), the case weighs 3.65 kg. It is priced at US $49.99.

QNAP Announces Fanless HS-251+ NAS

QNAP Systems Inc. today announced the release of the latest addition to its Silent NAS series, the more advanced HS-251+ with a quad-core Intel Celeron 2.0GHz processor, 2GB DDR3L RAM, and powerful integrated graphics. It is designed as a home NAS for entertainment, and supports a wide range of multimedia applications, HDMI connectivity for local playback, real-time and offline video transcoding, and scalability to accommodate large HD media collections. Housed within a stylish and compact set-top box design with no moving parts and supporting up to two 8TB hard drives, the fanless HS-251+ is the best choice for those looking for a silent NAS, as well as a Home Theater PC/NAS combo.

"We are proud of our Silent NAS series and are happy to announce the launch of the upgraded quad-core Silent NAS which provides more power to handle multimedia applications and brings greater entertainment potential with a free remote control," said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP, adding "This amazing NAS is coupled with an unrivalled set of apps and features that allow home users to enjoy a perfect home theater experience while providing a secure centralized storage for all of their files, and much more."

Jonsbo Announces the UMX3 Micro-ATX Chassis

Jonsbo announces the UMX3 micro-ATX chassis. With the UMX3 we present an appealing case for customers who are looking to install a powerful system based on a Micro-ATX board. The high-quality case features a timeless design with a very attractive, classic exterior that blends harmoniously into any interior style. The UMX3 can easily be equipped with ATX power supplies. In addition, four PCI expansion slots for the installation of VGA- or sound-cards are available. In spite of the compact dimensions, large CPU-coolers and long VGA-cards can be fitted inside the case.

The Mini-Tower combines a steel chassis for maximum stability with an extravagant designed exterior, where the smooth curves of the case will automatically draw attention. The exterior hull of the UMX3 is made of 2 mm strong, high-quality aluminum. The interior of the UMX3 has been designed for maximum compatibility. The power supply is mounted behind the case front on a specially designed frame. The power supply is looped to the rear of the case. The hard disks are mounted at the bottom of the chassis.

ZOTAC Announces the ZBOX BI323 and CI323 nano Mini PCs

ZOTAC International, a global innovator and leading manufacturer of graphics cards, original manufacturer of Mini PCs, introduces a more capable and more energy efficient ZBOX Mini PC with Intel Braswell processors.

ZOTAC ZBOX Mini PCs are getting more capable, adding more value than ever before. Both ZBOX BI323 and CI323 nano are powered by an Intel Braswell quad-core processor utilizing a 14 nanometer low-power process with tri-gate transistors, vastly improving energy efficiency without compromising computing power. ZOTAC is also introducing a USB 3.0 Type-C port on the front for hassle free expansion or connectivity on both models.

BIOSTAR Announces Hi-Fi Z170Z5 Combo Motherboard

BIOSTAR's latest Intel based motherboard features a DDR4 + DDR3 combo solution, Super Durable Solid Capacitors, and the BIOSTAR 6+ Experience. With BIOSTAR's enhancements users will enjoy mainboards that have enhancements in these areas of BIOSTAR expertise: Audio+, Video+, Speed+, Protection+, Durability+ and DIY+.

BIOSTAR's latest mainboard, the Hi-Fi Z170Z5 is based on Intel's H170 chipset which is a single-chip design that supports Intel 6th generation socket 1151 Intel Core processors. The Biostar Hi-Fi H170Z5 features support of either DDR3 or DDR4 memory modules with 2-DIMM DDR3L-1866(OC)/1600/1333 for up to a 16G maximum capacity and 2-DIMM DDR4-2133/1866 for up to a 32G maximum capacity.

GIGABYTE B150N Phoenix Mini-ITX Motherboard Pictured

Here are some of the first pictures of GIGABYTE's upcoming B150N Phoenix mini-ITX motherboard for socket LGA1151 processors. Positioned between its mainline 100-series N products, such as the H170N-WiFi and its more premium Z170-based ones; this distinctively branded board features an orange+black color scheme (probably signifying the legend of the Phoenix?). Its PCB is a slight variation on that of the H170N-WiFi, although the two aren't identical.

The B150N Phoenix takes input from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors, with a simple 5-phase VRM conditioning it for the CPU. The CPU socket is wired to two DDR4 DIMM slots, and a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot. An mPCIe 3.0 x1 slot wired to the PCH, drives the board's included WLAN+Bluetooth card. Modern connectivity includes USB 3.1 (one each of type-A and type-C ports), six other USB 3.0 ports (four on the rear panel, two by header), gigabit Ethernet, and 8-channel HD audio. Display outputs include HDMI and DVI. Four SATA 6 Gb/s ports and a 32 Gb/s M.2 slot (reverse side of the PCB) make up for the storage connectivity. The company didn't disclose pricing.

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Shuttle Announces SH170V Compact Desktop

The sixth generation of Intel Core processors is now supported by a compact 3-litre Mini-PC. The new barebone model goes by the name of XPC slim XH170V and is based on Intel's H170 chipset. "3-litre PCs have for a long time represented a really serious alternative to conventional PCs," says Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH. "Increasingly, they are matching larger PCs in terms of processor, memory and drive support, and in many scenarios the improved integrated graphics function makes dedicated graphics cards obsolete."

With a height of just 72 mm, the XH170V can be operated in various positions, either lying flat, installed upright with a stand, or fitted behind monitors and to any suitable surface with a VESA-compatible mount. Its black steel chassis can accommodate two 2.5" drives plus one slimline drive, or alternatively three 2.5" drives. All connectors and the bay for the optical drive on the front of the machine are elegantly concealed behind high-gloss drive doors.

SilverStone Raven RVX01 Mid-tower Chassis Detailed

Ahead of its November 2015 global launch, we got an exclusive sneak peak of SilverStone's upcoming Raven-branded ATX mid-tower chassis, the Raven RVX01. Made of ABS and steel, the case will offer the best design and practicality elements of the Raven series, at an affordable price, which will be game for even premium multi-GPU builds with heavy power supplies. It will come in two variants - with and without a side-panel window.

To begin with, the case features a top-oriented motherboard tray, in which the motherboard's I/O face the top, while the tray is accessible from the right panel. There's room for CPU coolers as tall as 162 mm, and graphics cards that are as long as 349 mm, and as tall as 150 mm (cards like the ASUS R9 Fury or GTX 980 Ti STRIX should be an easy fit). Also offered is an ATX PSU bay, with room for PSUs as long as 225 mm (big 1500W-class PSUs should fit).

BIOSTAR Announces Gaming H170T Mainboard and GeForce GTX 980 Ti Graphics Card

BIOSTAR's latest gaming products cover both the mainboard and VGA card spaces with two products that offer a sweet spot for performance versus investment in hardware. The motherboard is the Gaming H170T which is the best valued motherboard of the Gaming Skylake platform (other brands are at least $169 and up) and the GPU is the Gaming GeForce GTW980Ti, a 6GB GDDR5, 384bit, full size PCB, high-end 3D graphic solution, supporting NVIDIA's PhyX and CUDA technology at 4K resolutions.

BIOSTAR's latest mainboard, the Gaming H170T is based on Intel's H170 chipset which is a single-chip design that supports Intel 6th generation socket 1151 Intel Core processors. The Gaming H170T comes with Hi-Fi Technology built inside, delivering Blu-Ray audio, Puro Hi-Fi features an integrated independent audio power design with a built-in amplifier. The technology utilizes audio components with an independent power delivery design for a significant reduction in electronic noise producing superb sound quality. Moreover, the Hi-Fi H170T supports USB 3.0, PCIe M.2 (32Gb/s), SATA Express (16Gb/s) and has DisplayPort for monitor output.
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