News Posts matching "USB 3.0"

Return to Keyword Browsing

StarTech Unveils USB 3.0 with High Current Ports

StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts, has announced the availability of two new products designed to make it easier for users to charge multiple mobile devices simultaneously - the 7-Port USB Charging Station (ST7CU35122), and the USB 3.0 Hub (ST4300U3C3). Both devices feature dedicated, power-only USB charge ports which offer a fast, convenient way to keep multiple smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices charged and ready for use.

The Charging Station offers five 1-amp and two 2-amp charge ports to accommodate the range of power requirements of mobile devices. The USB 3.0 Hub features three dedicated USB charge ports - two 1-amp and one 2-amp ports, as well as four standard USB 3.0 ports that enable users to connect additional peripheral devices. Both devices feature a compact design, which makes them portable enough to carry as an accessory.

OWC Releases Mercury Pro 16x External Blu-Ray Writer

Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC upgrade and storage technology company has upgraded the OWC Mercury Pro External Blu-ray Optical Drive to professional grade 16X BD-R write speeds, 128 GB BDXL compatibility, and high-speed USB 3.0 connectivity.

Read and Write Double, Triple, Quad Layer BD-R Discs
In addition to single and double layer BD-R discs, the Mercury Pro External offers expanded support for up to 100 GB of data on triple layer BDXL-R/BDXL RE discs and up to 128 GB on quad layer BDXL-R discs. For comparison, 128 GBs of data on a single quad layer BDXL disc is the equivalent of 27 standard DVDs or five single layer Blu-ray discs.

Corsair Expands PC Case Line with a Trio of Carbide Series SPEC Gaming Cases

Corsair, a designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the Carbide SeriesTM SPEC range of gaming PC cases in three models: the SPEC-01, SPEC-02, and SPEC-03. Characterized by aggressive styling, modern features, superior air cooling, and expandability, the SPEC range offers everything gamers need from a case and nothing they don't.

All three SPEC cases have been designed with PC gamers in mind, stripping out the unnecessary and leaving a lean and mean looking chassis that delivers great cooling and makes PC building quick and easy. The cases boast modern features such as USB 3.0 ports, native SSD mounts, and extensive cable-routing options, as well as a huge side panel window to show off the hardware inside. The black-painted interior is optimized to direct unobstructed airflow to the PC's hottest components, with a front-mounted LED fan providing ample cooling. Tool-free drive bays and removable dust filters add to SPEC's wide array of high-end features.

Xigmatek Unveils Odin ATX Full Tower Case

Xigmatek unveiled its latest high-end PC case, the Odin. It's positioned a notch below Elysium, the company's flagship super-tower. Measuring 580 mm x 205 mm x 495 mm (L x H x W), this monstrosity is made of high-grade SECC steel, and ABS plastic. It can house E-ATX motherboards in addition to common ATX and ITX motherboard form-factors. The card offers room for add-on cards as long as 330 mm, without having to detach any drive bays. The case features a concealed drive cage, which dampens vibrations from hard drives. The cage holds seven 3.5-inch drive trays, which each feature mount holes for 2.5-inch drives. Also featured are three 5.25-inch bays. Ventilation includes a 140 mm front intake, a 120 mm rear exhaust, two 140 mm top exhausts that feature individual lids on top of the case; and a 140 mm bottom intake. Front-panel connectivity includes two each of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0/1.1 ports, and HDA jacks. Xigmatek didn't announce pricing.

Western Digital Introduces the My Passport AV-TV USB 3.0 Drive

WD, a Western Digital company, and world leader in storage solutions for the connected life, today introduced My Passport AV-TV, a high-performance, compact media drive designed to simplify storage and playback of hundreds of hours of TV entertainment by connecting the My Passport AV-TV to TV's with a USB recording feature.

The My Passport AV-TV offers plug-and-play simplicity for easy integration and is available in 500 GB and 1 TB capacities. My Passport AV-TV is engineered for AV applications with high-speed error recovery and continuous streaming command support, providing accurate recording and smooth video playback of recorded content. Additionally, My Passport AV-TV uses less power and stays cool - even in a hot entertainment center full of electronic devices.

Silicon Power Launches 128 GB USB Flash Drives

Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions, today announces the launch of high capacity USB 2.0 & USB 3.0 USB flash drives with 128 GB. Featuring incredibly high capacities, SP 128 GB USB flash drives will rewrite your storage experiences with more convenience and higher efficiency. Instead of having numerous ordinary USB flash drives with little capacities, SP 128 GB USB flash drives allow a totally worries-free mobile life that only one flash drive is needed to store all your important documents, photos and videos.

Buffalo Announces New USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drives

Buffalo today unveiled its newest external storage solution, the Mini Station HD-PLFU3 Series. Coming in black and white, these portable drives feature USB 3.0 connectivity, they measure 115 x 76 mm, and offer 500 GB (11.5 mm height), 1 TB (14 mm) and 2 TB (19.5 mm) worth of space.

The HD-PLFU3 Series HDDs are backed by a one-year warranty and will become available (in Japan at first) around late April priced at 9,870 yen (~ 96 USD), 13,965 yen (~ 136 USD) and 20,895 yen (~ 203 USD) for the 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB units, respectively.

LaCie Introduces the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2-Supporting External Drive

LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, announced today the availability of the fastest portable storage solution ever - the new LaCie Little Big Disk, featuring Thunderbolt 2. It delivers speeds up to 1,375 MB/s and fits in a laptop bag. With these advances, professionals finally have a truly portable solution for editing 4K video in the field.

Storage for the 4K Era
To achieve the full potential of Thunderbolt 2 speeds, LaCie engineered the Little Big Disk with some of the best - performing solid state drives on the market - a pair of 500 GB PCIe Gen 2 SSDs. It's possible to push the boundaries of the technology even further by daisy chaining two LaCie Little Big Disks to achieve speeds faster than the maximum Thunderbolt 2 transfer rate. By connecting them in parallel to Apple's powerful new Mac Pro, they can deliver speeds up to 2,600 MB/s.

MSI Outs A78M-E45 Socket FM2+ Motherboard

MSI launched the A78M-E45, a fairly well-equipped socket FM2+ motherboard in the micro-ATX form-factor, based on the AMD A75 chipset. The board supports the latest A-series "Kaveri" APUs, in addition to previous generation "Richland," and "Trinity" ones. It features a 5-phase VRM to power the FM2+ socket, which is cooled by VRM heatsinks. The socket is wired to a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot. Other expansion slots include a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x4), a PCIe 2.0 x1, and a legacy PCI, all wired to the A75 FCH.

Display connectivity on the A78M-E45 includes dual-link DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI 1.4a. The board offers a total of six USB 3.0 ports, four on the rear panel, and two by headers. Storage connectivity includes six SATA 6 Gb/s ports. 8-channel HD audio, gigabit Ethernet, PS/2 mouse/keyboard connectors, and a number USB 2.0/1.1 ports make for the rest of the connectivity. The board is driven by UEFI BIOS. MSI didn't reveal pricing.

ECS Introduces the A55F2P-M2 Motherboard

ECS announced the A55F2P-M2, an entry-level socket FM2+ motherboard, that's ready for AMD's A-Series "Kaveri" APUs, and backwards-compatible with "Richland" and "Trinity" APUs. The narrow micro-ATX motherboard draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 4-pin CPU power connectors, and uses a 3+2 phase VRM to condition it for the APU. The socket is wired to two DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 32 GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory, a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, and a PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slot. A legacy PCI slot makes for the rest of the expansion area. Storage connectivity includes four SATA 3 Gb/s ports. Display outputs include DVI and D-Sub. Two USB 3.0 ports, 6-channel HD audio, gigabit Ethernet, and PS/2 connectors make for the rest of the connectivity. Expect this board to go around the $50 mark.

Xigmatek Launches Midgard III Gaming PC Case with Qi Wireless Charging Point

Xigmatek launched the first PC case with an integrated Qi wireless charging point, so you can charge your Qi-enabled smartphone by simply placing it on top of the case. Quite a few high-end Android smartphones feature Qi, and for smartphones that don't, wireless charging braces exist. The wireless charging dock draws power from a conventional Molex connector, sipping 5VSB power off the PSU, even when the system is shut down. Measuring 260 mm x 515 mm x 409 mm (WxHxD), the Midgard III is made of SECC steel and ABS, much like its predecessors.

The ATX mid-tower seats conventional ATX, micro-ATX, and mini-ITX motherboards, with cutouts near the CPU socket area, and around the board, for managing your cable spaghetti. The motherboard tray has room for add-on cards as long as 33 cm (even more room with the drive cages detached), and CPU coolers as tall as 16 cm. The case offers three 5.25-inch drive bays, and six 3.5-inch/2.5-inch bays spread across two detachable cages of three bays, each. Its cooling system includes two 120 mm front intakes, a 120 mm rear exhaust, a 120 mm bottom intake, and two 140 mm top exhausts, with enough clearance for a 280 x 140 mm radiator. Front panel connectivity includes two USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports (standard header), two USB 2.0/1.1 ports, and HDA audio jacks. Xigmatek didn't announce pricing or availability.

ASUS Announces Passive-cooled J1800I-C "Bay Trail" Motherboard

ASUS announced the J1800I-C, a completely fan-less motherboard based on Intel's "Bay Trail" low-power platform, running a Celeron J1800 SoC. The J1800 integrates a dual-core 64-bit x86 CPU clocked at 2.40 GHz, with Turbo Boost frequencies as high as 2.58 GHz. Built in the mini-ITX form-factor, the board features a chunky aluminium heatsink cooling the SoC. The board draws power from 24-pin ATX connector, and a 4-pin CPU connector.

ASUS productively utilized the scarce real-estate of the mini-ITX PCB - a sizable portion of which is consumed by the heatsink - providing two DDR3 SO-DIMM slots, a conventional PCIe x1, an mPCIe with mSATA pins, two conventional SATA 3 Gb/s ports, and a healthy mix of modern and legacy connectivity, that includes headers for LPT, an RS-232 COM at the rear panel, a mixed-mode PS/2 port, one USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port, a number of USB 2.0/1.1 ports, gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, D-Sub, and 6-channel HD audio. The board is driven by AMI UEFI BIOS.


Source: FanlessTech

MSI Rolls Out AM1I Socket AM1 Motherboard

MSI announced its first socket AM1 motherboard, the AM1I. Built in the mini-ITX form-factor, the board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 4-pin CPU power connectors. The socket is wired to two DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 16 GB of DDR3-1600 MHz memory; a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot, and an mPCIe slot. Connectivity includes two SATA 6 Gb/s ports, two USB 3.0 ports, 6-channel HD audio, gigabit Ethernet, display outputs that include HDMI, DVI, and D-Sub, and legacy PS/2. MSI didn't reveal pricing or availability information.

ASRock Announces a Trio of Socket AM1 Motherboards

ASRock announced a trio of socket AM1 motherboards for AMD's "Kabini" series APUs, Athlon and Sempron-branded CPUs, in the FS1b (AM1) package. The lineup includes the AM1B-M, a compact micro-ATX model; and two mini-ITX ones, the AM1H-ITX, and the AM1B-ITX. The AM1B-M draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 4-pin ATX connectors, and uses a 3-phase VRM to power the APU. A PCI-Express 2.0 x16, and a PCIe 2.0 x1 make for its expansion slots. Connectivity includes two SATA 6 Gb/s ports, two USB 3.0 ports (rear), D-Sub display output, gigabit Ethernet, and 6-channel HD audio.

The AM1H-ITX, and the AM1B-ITX appear to be based on a common PCB design, but differ with connectivity. The former is gear towards modern connectivity options. It draws power from either a 24-pin ATX, or a 2-pin external DC input. The board is loaded with features, including HDMI and DVI display outputs, four SATA 6 Gb/s ports, four USB 3.0 ports, PCI-Express 2.0 x16 and mPCIe slots, and 8-channel HD audio. The latter is geared more towards essential/legacy connectivity. It features the same display outputs, but chucks out 2-pin power input, and 8-channel HD audio to make room for a parallel LPT port.

Icy Dock Introduces EZ-Dock MB981U3-1S

Icy Dock is proud to introduce the new member of the EZ-Dock series - The EZ-Dock MB981U3-1S 2.5"/3.5" SATA Hard Drive Docking Station which boasts a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. The MB981U3-1S enhances the USB 3.0 performance by adding the UASP support and allows you to quickly swap any standard 2.5" and 3.5" SATA HDD/SSD. It's a perfect tool for gamers, designers, IT professionals and even average users.

The MB981U3-1S USB 3.0 interface featuring UASP support, which delivers higher transfer speeds to supporting devices. It's also backward compatible with the USB 2.0 interface, allowing the device to be used with any system that has USB 2.0 interface. The MB981U3-1S covers the latest systems from hosts with USB 3.0 interface and UASP support, to older generation computers still using USB 2.0 interface. The MB981U3-1S uses tool-less plug & play design for both 2.5" and 3.5" SATA hard disk and solid state drives - simply plug in the HDD/SSD and hit the power button to get started. This is an excellent solution for using a drive without the hassle of installation and allows you quickly swap drives in just seconds.

Apricorn Unveils Super Tough, Crush Resistant Encrypted SSD

Apricorn, a leading designer and manufacturer of secure mobile storage products, has expanded into the rapidly growing ruggedized space with its new, super tough encrypted USB 3.0 solid state drive. Constructed with military grade durability and FIPS 140-2 validated security, the Aegis Padlock SSD is designed specifically to meet the stringent and rigorous needs of Government, Military and Law Enforcement.

Boasting a crush resistant, aluminum enclosure rated to over 6500 lbs, the Aegis Padlock SSD is both water resistant and impervious to dust and grit, making this secure USB 3.0 solid state drive as tough as they come. With no moving parts, the drive is drop and vibration resistant, unaffected by high humidity and works in extreme temperatures.

Toshiba Announces the TransMemory Pro USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the TransMemory Pro USB 3.0 Flash Drive, a large capacity storage device that offers secure ultra-high-speed data transferring and sharing. Available in capacities up to 128 GB, the TransMemory Pro is the perfect storage solution for anyone looking for a safe, simple, and powerful storage device with pricing starting at $129.99.

"Featuring the best performance, highest speed, and largest capacity of any Toshiba USB flash drive to date, this storage device offers blazing fast data transfers while ensuring that all digital information is securely protected," said Maciek Brzeski, vice president of product marketing and development, Branded Storage Products, Toshiba Digital Products Division. "We wanted to create a better on-the-go storage solution."

MSI Announces Mini-ITX A88XI AC Motherboard

MSI, a world leader in motherboards, debuts its first AMD FM2+ socket based Mini-ITX motherboard, the MSI A88XI AC. The MSI A88XI AC supports the new AMD Kaveri APU and is FM2 backwards compatible (Richland and Trinity). Equipped with a rich feature set including Intel Dual Band Wireless AC WiFi/Bluetooth and PCIe Gen 3.0 support, the MSI AX88XI AC is the ideal small form factor multimedia, office or gaming solution without compromising on features.

The MSI A88XI AC motherboard features a wide variety of multimedia solutions such as H.264 hardware decoding, support for 4K UHD video, Blu-ray playback and 8-channel HD Audio through HDMI. When combined with today's processors featuring advanced integrated graphics, MSI motherboards support triple display configurations for more efficiency and flexibility of the desktop layout. The MSI A88XI AC motherboard is ready for 4K UHD resolution with support up to 4096 x 2160. 4K UHD and triple display support deliver an amazing experience when watching movies and playing games.

Antec Presents New Power Supplies and Enclosures for PC Enthusiasts

In the year of their 28th anniversary, Antec Inc., leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, present numerous innovations in the course of this year's CeBIT exhibition in Hanover, Germany. From 10th to 14th March 2014, Antec' new products will be showcased at booth D21 in Hall 15 at the joint stand with Pilot Computer. Among the novelties are the latest models from the Performance One and Gaming series of Chassis, the innovative, in-house designed Antec CPU-H2O coolers, the new High Current Pro power supplies and the brand new EDGE PSU range.

The new Antec EDGE PSU series provides stable output voltages and efficient and reliable system performance. The fully modular power supplies are Haswell-ready, compatible with the new ATX12V 2.4 standard and they are covered with five years of warranty. The models EDGE 550, EDGE 650, EDG 750E and EDG-850 deliver 550 watts, 650 watts, 750 watts and 850 watts of continuous Power. All models are 80 PLUS Gold certified and achieve an efficiency of up to 92 percent. High-performance Japanese capacitors provide a stable DC output and safe regulations. Sufficient PCI Express port connectors and a 13.5cm fan with white LEDs make EDGE the ideal PSU for high-end gamers and enthusiasts.

Gigabyte Also Rolls Out the J1900N-D3V Mini-ITX Motherboard

Gigabyte introduced one of the first mini-ITX motherboards based on Intel's new quad-core Celeron J1900 SoC, the J1900N-D3V. The chip integrates a quad-core x86-64 CPU clocked at 2.00 GHz. The SoC is passively cooled by a heatsink. It's wired to two DDR3 SO-DIMM slots, which can hold up to 8 GB of dual-channel DDR3-1333 MHz memory. A legacy PCI slot, along with a mini-PCIe 2.0 x1 slot, make up its expansion options. The board features quite a few legacy connectivity options, which make it an ideal choice for POS (point of sale) and kiosk PC builds.

The J1900N-D3V features two SATA 3 Gb/s ports as its storage connectivity. It draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 4-pin CPU power connectors. Among its legacy connectivity options are an LPT parallel port (by header), two RS232 serial COM ports, PS/2 keyboard/mouse ports, and D-Sub display output. Among its more modern connectivity options are 6-channel HD audio, two gigabit Ethernet interfaces, four USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports, and DVI digital display output. The best part? The board runs AMI UEFI BIOS, with Gigabyte's Dual-UEFI technology that protects against BIOS failures. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Cooler Master Announces Limited Edition CM Storm Mech Keyboards

With the recent launch of the new Aluminum series, CM Storm introduced a new high-end set of gaming gear with a unique feature: Customizability. To emphasize this great feature, CM Storm now starts the offer of a limited edition customized MECH.

Then this is your chance! Are you a fan of CM Storm Polt or a fan of new sensation Supa Hot Crew? These designs and more have been added to the website mech.coolermaster.eu. Do you not have a favorite team then not to worry there are also designs available that are not limited to one team or player. CM Storm loves all eSports and therefore there are also some general I love eSports designs and other designs available.

SanDisk Announces Premium, High-Performance USB 3.0 Flash Drive

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.0 flash drive, featuring professional-grade performance with some of the fastest speeds in the industry at up to 60 times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives, and providing a generous 128 GB of storage.

"The SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.0 drive offers world-class performance for technology aficionados who demand high-speed, durability and peace of mind that their files will be safe," said Philippe Willams, director of product marketing, SanDisk. "We are excited to be expanding our USB 3.0 solutions, and this is another example of our efforts to enable consumers with fast access to content and data."

WD Simplifies Hybrid Cloud Backup For Midsized IT Environments

WD, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and a world leader in digital storage solutions, today announced version 10.2 of WD Arkeia network backup software, featuring significant scalability improvements to the WD Arkeia patented Progressive Deduplication technology. WD Arkeia network backup software is a fast, easy-to-use, and affordable solution for small and medium sized businesses that ensures critical business data is backed up on both the local network and in the cloud.

"Backup solutions for businesses are going through a dramatic shift in technology," said Bill Evans, general manager of WD's business storage solutions group. "Advances in data deduplication, hard drive capacity, and wide-area network speeds allow companies to dispense with the error-prone process of trucking nightly backup tapes offsite. WD Arkeia 10.2 extends WD's hybrid cloud backup solution that offers the speed of LAN backups and the security of cloud storage. 'Seed and feed' for overnight transport of large backup sets delivers the flexibility of rapid data recovery when needed."

Apacer Launches the AS710 Portable SSD

In a digital information era pursuing speed and efficiency, Apacer launches its latest portable SSD AS710 to deliver smoother and more convenient high-speed transmission experience.The drive takes the lead with SATA III and USB 3.0 dual interfaces and supports Windows-To-Go function. In addition, AS710 features compact size, anti-collision and anti-shock protection, leading mobile storage solutions forward to the new field for high efficiency and ultimate speed.

USB 3.0 High-efficient Interface. Go Wherever You Want
AS710, the first SSD equipped with SATA III and USB 3.0,is comprised of strictly selected and stable flash chips and adopts two-in-one high-speed transmission interface design. Actual test shows that data access through SATA III interface enables the read speed up to 550 MB/s,and the sequential write speed reaches up to 530 MB/s. It also demonstrates industry-leading read/write speed up to 380/420 MB/s when connected to USB 3.0 interface for file transmission. For example, it takes less than 15 seconds to copy an HD video that is 5 GB in size.Users can enjoy an immediate start-up and ongoing high quality operations in both business and leisure time use.

Gigabyte Outs the J1800N-D2H Mini-ITX Motherboard

Joining Biostar with its Celeron J1800-based motherboard is Gigabyte, with the J1800N-D2H. The SoC features a dual-core 64-bit x86 CPU clocked up to 2.53 GHz, wired to a pair of DDR3 SO-DIMM slots, a PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slot, and a mini PCI-Express card slot. Display connectivity includes HDMI and D-Sub. Two SATA 3 Gb/s ports, a USB 3.0 port, four USB 2.0 ports, gigabit Ethernet, and PS/2 mouse/keyboard ports make for the rest of the connectivity. Gigabyte didn't reveal pricing details.


Source: FanlessTech
Return to Keyword Browsing