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Gigabyte X99 Gaming G1 Pictured

Here's the first picture of Gigabyte's new socket LGA2011-3 motherboard, the X99 Gaming G1. Designed for Core i7 "Haswell-E" processors, the board is packed to the brim with features, although it's positioned in the mainline lineup. The board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors, and conditions it for the CPU using an 8-phase VRM. The CPU socket is wired to eight DDR4 DIMM slots, supporting up to 64 GB of quad-channel DDR4 memory; and four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots.

Storage connectivity includes ten SATA 6 Gb/s, one SATA-Express 10 Gb/s, and an M.2 slot. Network connectivity include 802.11 ac WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0, and gigabit Ethernet, driven by Qualcomm Killer E2200. The Sound Core3D audio solution features a user-replaceable headphone amp, audio-grade capacitors, and ground-layer isolation. A number of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0/1.1 ports make for the rest of it.


Source: Gigabyte Tech Daily (blog)

ASUS Maximus VII Impact Takes it Vertical with Five Daughterboards

ASUS mastered the art of using daughterboards to effectively increase the board area of its mini-ITX motherboards, to cram in more features, beginning with its pioneering VRM board, which added 8- to 10-phase CPU VRM. The company's latest such product builds heavily on this idea. The Maximus VII Impact, based on Intel's new Z97 Express chipset, and supporting socket LGA1150 processors, features as many as five daughterboards.

It begins with one that holds the board's mighty 8-phase CPU VRM; one called ImpactControl II, which features onboard power/reset, clear CMOS, and ROG Connect buttons, apart from POST LEDs, which show out from the rear I/O panel; one called the Impact CoolHub, which gives out two 4-pin PWM fan headers, with an LN2 mode toggle; the mPCIe Combo IV board, which features an mPCIe x1 slot on one side (which is populated with the board's 802.11 ac WLAN card), and an M.2 slot with PCIe 2.0 x4 link layer wiring on the other; and the SupremeFX Impact II, which is the audio board featuring an EMI-shielded 110 dBA SNR CODEC, audio-grade capacitors, a headphones amp, and inherent ground-layer isolation.

StarTech Announces USB Drive Duplicator

StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts, has announced the release of a new USB Flash Drive Duplicator and Eraser (SKU: USBDUP15), a portable solution for simultaneously copying one USB flash drive to up to five USB flash drives at speeds of up to 1.5GB per minute or securely erasing up to six flash drives. The duplicator is the most compact of its kind on the market, ideal for users who need a portable way to distribute data from a single flash drive onto many, or completely remove content from multiple flash drives simultaneously.

"StarTech.com's USB Flash Drive Duplicator can boost productivity and save time for IT and Marketing professionals who need to constantly generate multiple software and marketing collateral distributions while they're away from the office" said Juliet Wei, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com. "Compared to traditional CDs or DVDs, USB flash drives provide a more cost-effective and convenient way to distribute files and information. The USB Flash Drive Duplicator can drastically reduce the time needed to create multiple copies, which is extremely useful for many industries, including IT professionals who need to deploy operating system files or software, or make quick data backups, or for marketing professionals who distribute content using flash drives."

RAIDON Launches External 3.5" SATA6G + UASP Ready RAID Storage

The GR3660-B3 is a full-featured simple and easy dual bay storage device, along with RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring), and JBOD three application modes, with Super Speed USB3.0 transmission interface, not only with fast transmission performance but also easily content data safety with 8TB large storage capacity or information exchange requirement.

GR3660-B3 is compatible with all brands of 4TB SATA hard drives. Install two 4TB hard drives under RAID 0 mode and the system will provide 8TB of access. Independent JBOD mode can offer independent storage areas even if the hard drives are of different capacities.

MSI X99S Gaming 9 AC Motherboard Teased

MSI released teaser shots of its upcoming flagship socket LGA2011-2 motherboard, designed for Core i7 "Haswell-E" processors, featuring DDR4 memory interfaces. Called the X99S Gaming 9 AC, as its name suggests, the board is based on Intel X99 Express chipset. It appears to feature eight DDR4 DIMM slots, supporting quad-channel DDR4 memory; five PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, with the ability to drive 4-way SLI and CrossFireX; storage connectivity that includes one or more M.2 slots, and SATA-Express, apart form eight SATA 6Gb/s ports. Networking includes 802.11 ac WLAN, Killer E2200 gigabit Ethernet, eight (or more) USB 3.0 ports, and a boat-load of overclocker-friendly features.

Source: Expreview

ASRock Unveils a Pair of Pentium J2900 Motherboards

ASRock unveiled a pair of new motherboards based on Intel's new Pentium J2900 quad-core "Bay Trail" SoC. These include the Q2900-ITX (mini-ITX) and the Q2900M (micro-ATX). Both feature the 10W J2900 chips cooled by a fan-less chunky aluminium heatsink. The J2900 features four cores, nominal clock speeds of 2.40 GHz, with 2.66 GHz Turbo Boost, 2 MB of cache, 688-896 MHz Intel HD Graphics, and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

The Q2900-ITX offers two DDR3 SO-DIMM slots, a single PCI-Express 2.0 x1, a miniPCIe 2.0, two-each of SATA 6 Gb/s and SATA 3 Gb/s ports, four USB 3.0 ports, display outputs that include DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI; 8-channel HD audio, and gigabit Ethernet. The Q2900M, on the other hand, features much of the same features, except full-size DIMM slots, an additional PCI-Express 2.0 x16 and PCIe 2.0 x1 slots; and 6-channel HD audio instead of 8-channel.

Colorful Announces iGame Z97 Ymir-X Motherboard

Colorful officially launched its flagship socket LGA1150 motherboard, a fruition of its partnership with Chaintech, the iGame Z97 Ymir-X. This motherboard is also being referred to as "Flame Warrior" in some markets. The motherboard was first unveiled at Computex 2014, early this June. Built in the standard ATX form-factor, this board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX, and 8-pin EPS power connectors. A highlight here is its 16-phase CPU VRM, which uses driver-MOSFETs, and Poscap capacitors. The CPU is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, and three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (electrical x8/x4/x4 when all three are populated, x8/x8 when two are, and x16 when one is.) Four PCIe 2.0 x1 slots make up the rest of its expansion area. Overclockers are offered on-board base-clock tweaking switches, auto-OC buttons, and PCIe slot power gating, apart from a feature-rich UEFI BIOS, with manually selectable dual-BIOS.

Storage connectivity on the iGame Z97 Ymir-X includes eight SATA 6 Gb/s, and an mSATA 6 Gb/s that doubles up as mPCIe. Display outputs include dual-link DVI, D-Sub, HDMI, and DisplayPort. Bolstering its gaming PC credentials, are its Killer E2200 gaming-grade gigabit Ethernet, and 8-channel "Voice Gamer" HD audio with audio-grade capacitors, a headphones amp, and ground-layer isolation that prevents electrical noise with headsets plugged in. Six USB 3.0 ports (four on the rear panel, two by header), and a number of USB 2.0/1.1 ports. Colorful speaks of a new dense-weave fiber PCB that's resilient to humidity. Colorful plans to market this motherboard in the Asia-Pacific and Europe markets.

TRENDnet High Speed Universal USB 3.0 Docking Station Now Available

TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the Universal USB 3.0 Docking Station, model TU3-DS2, which improves workstation efficiency for on the go professionals. The TU3-DS2 removes the burden of working on a small non-ergonomic ultrabook or laptop while in the office. Travel with a compact laptop and plug into a functional workstation at the office with TRENDnet's TU3-DS2. With no CD installation-build an ideal workstation by simply connecting all devices to the TU3-DS2. A vertical space saving design connects peripherals using a small desktop footprint.

The TU3-DS2 adds two 1080p HD displays to a workstation for a total of up to 3 displays (including the laptop or ultrabook display). Full 5.1 audio channel support is provided to the connected HDMI display and convenient audio headphone ports are located on the front of the docking station. Connect SuperSpeed USB 3.0 storage and flash drives to the two 5 Gbps USB 3.0 ports. Network other USB mouse, keyboards, printers, and scanners to the four USB 2.0 ports.

Connected Data Debuts SSD-Equipped Drobo Mini

Connected Data, the creator of the award-winning Drobo line of smart storage solutions, today announces the launch of its Drobo Mini with Solid State Disk (SSD) drives delivering as much as 80% more performance compared to a Mini configured with traditional spinning hard drives. The Drobo Mini is the first portable, rugged and expandable SSD solution ideal for filmmakers, photographers and creative professionals who need to capture and protect data while on location, and safely transport footage and photos back to the studio for post-production.

The Drobo Mini connects via Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 and features four 2.5" SSD drive bays with an mSATA accelerator option in a package that is rugged, compact and portable, weighing less than three pounds. Like all Drobo products, Drobo Mini protects data without user intervention, even in the event of multiple SSD drive failures. If a drive does fail, Drobo Mini automatically repairs itself and returns to a protected state while providing full access to data without performance being affected. Additional security is provided with battery backup that protects against data loss in the event of a sudden power outage ensuring that all data in flight is protected until power is restored.

Western Digital Outs My Book Duo 12 TB

Western Digital rolled out a 12 TB variant of its My Book Duo external drive, which debuted last month in capacities originally up to 8 TB. The new 12 TB model comes with a pair of 6 TB WD Red hard drives pre-installed, which you can either use as independent volumes, or stripe in RAID 0 for transfer rates as high as 290 MB/s. Other RAID modes supported include RAID 1 and JBOD. The drive plugs into the host over a single USB 3.0 connection. It features an additional two USB 3.0 downstream ports, so you can plug in additional drives.

Corsair Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 Flash Drive Now Available

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the availability of the Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 flash drive that was announced at Computex in June. Available in 256 GB and 128 GB capacities, the Flash Voyager GTX is the fastest USB flash drive Corsair has ever produced, offering blisteringly fast peak transfer speeds of up to 450 MB/sec read and 350 MB/sec write, vastly reducing waiting time when accessing or transferring files on the go.

The Flash Voyager GTX boasts the inner technologies of an SSD that will keep the drive operating at peak performance for years to come. USB Attached SCSI and S.M.A.R.T. monitoring ensure blazing fast, error-free transfers of large video music and photo collections, while TRIM support curbs degradation so the Flash Voyager GTX retains its performance, even after extended heavy use. Compatible with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, the Flash Voyager GTX works on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux with no additional software required.

Freecom Launches Three New External SSDs

Freecom announces three new solid state drives (SSDs) for those looking to take full advantage of the shock-resistance virtues that SSDs provide while benefiting from rugged data storage devices with high performance and sophisticated sleek design.

Freecom's ultra-miniature mSSD, Mobile Drive Mg SSD and Tough Drive SSD are available to buy in Europe and all come with two years manufacturer's warranty and unlimited helpdesk support.

Club 3D Introduces Three New USB 3.0 Graphics Adapters

Club 3D officially launches the next generation of USB 3.0 Graphics adapters capable of outputting high resolutions to DVI-I (2048x 1152p), DisplayPort (2560x 1600p) and the world's first USB 3.0 to DisplayPort Graphics (CSV-2302) adapter which supports 4K or Ultra High Definition resolution at 3840x 2160p.

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port of a desktop computer or notebook is multifunctional and can be used to connect a large variety of (storage) devices, keyboards, mice and and other peripherals like monitors. Back in 2011, Club 3D introduced its first SenseVision USB Graphics adapters.

PNY Announces the HP x705w USB 3.0 Flash Drive

PNY Technologies considered one of the worldwide leaders in consumer electronics market and memory products, PNY technologies, has launched the release of HP's first ever USB 3.0 flash drive for external storage solution. The HP x705w is ideal for computer power users, business users, delivering lightning speed transfer rates up to 80 MB/s read and 30 MB/s write, for the quick transfer of digital files, high resolution graphics, audio/video files, documents and more. Ultra-fast USB 3.0 allows you to save time while you transfer and back up large files and HD videos faster than ever before.

Encased in a smooth, high-grade metallic case, the HP x705w is a durable storage flash drive that is shockproof and dustproof. Special attention has been paid to the design aspect as there is a special dimpled area to securely hold the drive between the thumb and index finger while plugging in or pulling out. A similar dimpled texture exists on the cap for the same purpose. It is painted in a rich black color adds an elegant and professional appeal.

Silicon Power Launches Touch T07 and Jewel J07 Mini USB Flash Drives

Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions, launches the new collection of mini-sized USB flash drives- USB 2.0 Touch T07 and USB 3.0 Jewel J07. Designed with bright colors and extremely compact exterior, Touch T07 and Jewel J07 are definitely out of the ordinary to deliver colorful and delightful user experiences. Just the right colors that fit everyone, it feels great to have Touch T07 and Jewel J07 with you wherever you go and whenever you want to store your precious memories.

Get Your Memory Colored
SP Touch T07 and Jewel J07 are more than common USB flash drives but fashion items that let you to exude your real charm and to perfectly express your true personality with the four engaging colors - rosy pink, baby blue, aqua green and dark grey. Touch T07 and Jewel J07 bring so much fun to tech life that leads users to get colorful in spirit as well as in style.

Synology Releases the DS415play 4-Bay NAS

Synology America Corp. is pleased to announce the DS415play, the four-bay follow-up to 2014's popular two-bay DS214play. As the second Synology NAS to support hardware video transcoding, the DS415play delivers full 1080p HD video to nearly any media-streaming device. Paired with Synology's award-winning DiskStation Manager (DSM 5.0), the DS415play is a full-featured NAS acting as 'the' multimedia hub for any tech-savvy household.

Video Station for Every Display: The DS415play was designed to benefit homes, and media enthusiasts who have more than one display. It's able to share multiple streams of HD content without being tethered to a single television, or computing device. Users can enjoy media via: DLNA, Apple TV, Roku Players, and computers; while iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices make it possible to enjoy terabytes of media on the go.

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

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

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

Gigabyte Rolls Out H81N-D2H Mini-ITX Motherboard

Gigabyte rolled out its latest entry-level socket LGA1150 motherboard in the mini-ITX form-factor, the H81N-D2H. Based on the Intel H81 Express chipset, the board takes in Core "Haswell" and "Devil's Canyon" processors (minus the overclocking support). The board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 4-pin CPU power connectors, with a 3-phase VRM conditioning power for the CPU. The CPU socket is wired to two DDR3 DIMM slots, and a legacy PCI slot. Storage connectivity includes two each of SATA 6 Gb/s and SATA 3 Gb/s ports. Display outputs include one each of dual-link DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI. PS/2 on the rear panel, LPT and COM (by headers), make up legacy connectivity. Two USB 3.0 ports, and four USB 2.0 ports make up modern connectivity. 6-channel HD audio, and gigabit Ethernet make for the rest of it. The board is driven by UEFI BIOS.

Rosewill Announces RISE Slim Full Tower Cases

Rosewill announced the RISE line of slim ATX full-tower cases. Available in two variants, the RISE, and RISE Glow (featuring illuminated fans), these cases are low on depth, and should be less stuffy to tuck away under your desk. They measure 233 mm x 440 mm x 550 mm (WxDxH), dry-weighing 14 kg, and are made mostly of SECC steel. The two achieve their relatively low depth by doing away with drive bays lining the front side, and instead positioning them along the bottom, thereby creating room for long graphics cards.

Storage features on the Rosewill RISE include two 5.25-inch drive bays (from which one converts to 3.5-inch external), and two 3.5-inch bays, which each convert to 2.5-inch. An additional 2.5-inch drive can be bolted to the top of this cage. Cooling system includes three 120 mm front intakes (blue illuminated fans on the RISE Glow), a 140 mm rear exhaust, two 140 mm top exhausts, and an additional 80 mm rear exhaust. Front-panel connectivity includes two USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0/1.1 ports, and HDA jacks.

Eurocom Announces Shark 3 Notebook

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

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

Silicon Power Introduces the Marvel M70 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions, today releases its fastest USB 3.0 USB flash drive - Marvel M70. Incorporating the surprisingly high transferring rates up to Read/ Write 240 MB/80 MB/sec and incredibly large capacities up to 128 GB, Marvel M70 appears to be the most powerful addition to its current USB 3.0 portfolio, also marking the milestone of memory storage industry.

Steering away from conventional designs, Marvel M70 exercises the design concept of sports car and features the sumptuous, sleek and dynamic character with artistically delicate craftsmanship and luxurious zinc alloy casing. Featuring extraordinary performance and contemporary appearance, Marvel M70 embodies the spirit of high-fashion technology which thoroughly shows the new vision of storage device design.

ASUS Unveils the HZ-2 USB 3.0 Docking Station

ASUS today announced the USB 3.0 HZ-2 Docking Station. Designed for desktop or notebook users, the HZ-2 lets users connect up to 10 devices or accessories through a single USB cable. The HZ-2 includes the latest drivers and firmware for full compatibility with Windows 8.1 and earlier versions; and is backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 PCs and devices. Users can also connect their notebooks to larger displays via the HDMI or VGA ports found on the HZ-2.

Full connectivity options
The ASUS USB 3.0 HZ-2 Docking Station has all the connectivity and expandability features required to turn any notebook into a complete desktop workstation. The HZ-2 features an HDMI port with a VGA adapter supporting HD resolutions up to 2048 x 1152 pixels in 32-bit color, making it compatible with the latest range of monitors and televisions that deliver visuals at resolutions greater than HD. The HZ-2 is ideal for those looking to mirror or extend their Windows desktops. The HZ-2 has a built-in video processor, allowing users to work with two additional external displays via video output ports found on the notebook and dock.

NETGEAR Ships the Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Router

NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, has once again set a new industry standard for router performance by adding to its award-winning Nighthawk family of 802.11ac routers. The new Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router (R8000) (www.netgear.com/R8000) is the first tri-band WiFi router available for purchase incorporating the powerful new Broadcom 5G WiFi XStream platform.

With six high-performance antennas and three network bands, one 2.4 GHz and two 5 GHz, the Nighthawk X6 delivers the industry's fastest combined WiFi speed, up to 3.2 Gbps (1300+1300+600 Mbps). It balances the network load to ensure the best WiFi performance for each device and deliver the maximum wireless range available today.

Kanex Unveils Two New Thunderbolt Adapters

Kanex, a leader of innovative connectivity solutions for homes and businesses worldwide, today announced the launch of two new Kanex Thunderbolt adapters. One is Thunderbolt to eSATA + USB 3.0 and the other, Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet + USB 3.0.

"We are very excited to announce the launch of our new Thunderbolt adapters," said Kelvin Yan, president of Kanex. "We've been working with Intel on the Thunderbolt technology and our customers have been waiting patiently for launch day. We're so thankful for their support."

Buffalo Announces a Pair of Portable Hard Drives

Buffalo Japan announced a pair of new portable hard drive models, the HD-PA2.0TU3 and the HD-PZ2.0U3-BC (pictured in that order, below). Both drives come in capacities of 2 TB, and take advantage of USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface, with a single cable handling both power and host connectivity, but the HD-PA2.0TU3 additionally also features Thunderbolt. While the former measures 81 mm x 130 mm x 23 mm (WxDxH), featuring a combination of USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt connectivity; the latter measures 89 mm x 128 mm x 18 mm, features just USB 3.0, but offers a silicone based inner housing, which offers shock resistance that makes it meet 516.5 Procedure IV MIL-STD-810F requirements. Both are expected to be generally available around mid-July.

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