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Streacom Also Shows off NC3 Hexagonal Fanless NUC Chassis

In addition to its F12C gaming/HTPC chassis, Streacom also showed off a unique fanless chassis for Intel's NUC, the NC3. Pictured below, the NC3 is dressed for the CEO's desk. From the top it looks hexagonal in shape, with its central portion holding the NUC board, one of its triangles (black ABS plastic) holding a storage compartment; while its other triangle makes up a chunky aluminium heatsink for the CPU and core logic. Internally, a heat-pipe fed base connects the CPU to the body, which doubles up as its heatsink. Its rear I/O has cutouts for a pair of USB 3.0 ports, the RJ45 (Ethernet) connector, a mini-HDMI, and a mini-DisplayPort. The front panel, on the other hand, features connectors for not just a couple of USB 3.0 ports, and the power button, but also drops in an infrared receiver.

G-Technology To Demonstrate New Storage Solutions At Cine Gear

G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the creative professional market, will demonstrate new storage solutions, including the new G-RAID with removable drives, and the award-winning Studio Line (G-SPEED Studio and G-RAID Studio) and Evolution Series with the new G-DRIVE ev 220 external storage module.

Whether capturing, transferring, or editing digital content, G-Technology solutions enhance performance, capacity, style and reliability for 2K/4K video, photography and other content creation workflows.

LaCie Upgrades Its Iconic Rugged Hard Drive

Today LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, announced its latest Rugged hard drive that features faster speeds, a tougher design, and an integrated interface cable. Thunderbolt speeds of up to 387 MB/s make the new LaCie Rugged one of the fastest bus-powered products on the market. It is tougher than ever before with improved shock, dust and water resistance. Plus, the integrated Thunderbolt cable stows neatly when not in use, to ensure that it will never get lost or left behind.

"My assignments take me to the top surf spots all over the world," said Surfer Magazine staff photographer Zak Noyle. "So it's imperative that my equipment is ready for any challenge. The LaCie Rugged's speed allows me to deliver projects quickly, and its resilience to water, sand and drops make me confident that my photos are protected. From the beaches of Oahu to Tahiti, the LaCie Rugged has never let me down."

AeroCool Unveils XPredator Cube in 5 Color Options

AeroCool unveiled the XPredator Cube line of cubical micro-ATX cases. Available in five color options - all black, black with a dash of red, black with a dash of orange, white with a dash of black, and red with a dash of beige; the XPredator Cube is 2-compartment case with room for a full-size micro-ATX motherboard, a standard size PSU, a 5.25-inch drive bay, and three 3.5-inch ones, which each convert to 2.5-inch bays. The case appears to be prepped for water cooling, with two 120 mm front intakes, a 120 mm rear exhaust, and 120 mm top exhausts. The case features an in-built 2-channel fan controller, two USB 3.0 front-panel ports, and HDA front-panel jacks.

Thermaltake Level 10 Titanium Limited Edition Unveiled

This drop-dead gorgeous beauty was unmistakable at Thermaltake's Computex booth - the Level 10 Titanium Limited Edition. Designed in collaboration with BMW Designworks, the case features a matte titanium-like finish, with piano black riding its central pillar. Each of its 3.5-inch/2.5-inch HDD enclosures can be pulled out to become external HDD cases. Other new features include exposed vertical heatsink, and a smart-lock security system. Thermaltake also showed off the Level 10 Miniature. This isn't a mini-ITX case, but a 3.5-inch external HDD enclosure styled Level 10, with USB 3.0 interface.

ASRock Launches First Socket AM3+ Motherboard with M.2 Slot

ASRock updated its Fatal1ty branded socket AM3+ motherboard. The new ASRock 990FX Fatal1ty Killer gives AMD platform gamers most advancements in onboard connectivity. To begin with, the board is based on the AMD 990FX chipset, with SB950 southbridge. It draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors, and conditions it for the CPU with a 10-phase VRM. The CPU is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 64 GB of dual-channel DDR3-2400 memory.

Expansion slots include two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 wired to the AMD 990FX northbridge, a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x4) wired to the southbridge; and two PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slots. Storage connectivity includes five SATA 6 Gb/s, and one M.2, with a combination of PCIe 2.0 x2 and SATA 6 Gb/s link layers. The board features Realtek's latest ALC1150 HDA CODEC, which boasts of 115 dBA SNR; equipped with ground-layer isolation, and a headphones amp. Wired networking is care of a Broadcom Killer E2200 controller. Four USB 3.0 ports, and gaming peripheral-optimized USB 2.0 ports (stabilized power); make for the rest of it. The board is driven by AMI Aptio UEFI BIOS, supporting Windows 8 Secure Boot.

ADATA Launches HV611 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the HV611 USB 3.0 2.5" external hard drive. With a simplistic design, vivid colors, and unique puzzle patterns, the HV611 can present your style effortlessly. Its compact size allows you to carry it easily wherever you go.

The HV611 applies the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, which greatly improves the efficiency of data transfer compared with USB 2.0. Featuring a unique puzzle design, the interlocking shiny and matte puzzle piece lines present an eye-catching style. With a bright blue LED indicator, users will know the status of data transfers. The HV611 has capacities of 500GB and 1TB and is available in 4 color choices - cool black, starry white, shining blue, and hot pink.

PLX Technology Enables Industry's First USB-to-PCIe Consumer SSD Solution

PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), the global leader in PCI Express (PCIe) silicon and software connectivity solutions, today announced the industry's first USB-to-PCI Express solution to bridge the external connectivity gap laptop computers face when using PCIe-based solid-state drives (SSDs). The recently completed reference design platform, based on PLX PCIe 2.0-to-USB 3.0 SuperSpeed controller technology and housed in an external dongle enclosure, empowers laptop and storage vendors to leverage both USB 3.0's 5 gigabits/second (Gbps) speeds and PCIe 2.0's 5 Gbps performance. By combining two of the industry's most powerful and widely used interconnect technologies into a unified solution, end users don't face the connectivity limitations they've had to with their internal SSDs.

With this new platform, OEMs are able to create solutions that leverage laptops' USB 3.0 ports and connect effortlessly to PCIe-based, small-form-factor SSDs in external enclosures. Additionally, embedded system makers can design the PLX controller technology directly into systems in which PCIe isn't already native, creating direct PCIe-to-USB 3.0 connectivity to achieve a similarly powerful external-SSD connection.

Apricorn Introduces FIPS Version of the Aegis Padlock DT External Drive

Apricorn, a leading designer and manufacturer of data security products for business, military, and government, has raised the bar by elevating the security level of their workhorse desktop drive. The combination of USB 3.0 speed, high-capacity storage (up to 6 TB), and FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated security makes this drive one of the most user-friendly/hacker-hostile data storage units in existence.

"Reports of lost or stolen unsecured drives are a daily occurrence," said Mike McCandless, VP of Sales and Marketing at Apricorn. "A seemingly small breach like a single unsecured drive that's lost or stolen from a medical office can translate to tens of thousands of private confidential records becoming anything but private and confidential."

In Win Also Shows off MS04 Chassis for NAS

In Win also showed off its MS04 chassis for DIY NAS and home-server builders. Measuring 275 mm x 210 mm x 236 mm (WxDxH), the case can seat a standard mini-ITX motherboard, and features four 3.5-inch SATA drive caddies behind a front lockable door. It also features a slimline optical drive bay, and an internal 2.5-inch bay for the NAS/server's master drive. Other features include two USB 3.0 front-panel ports (standard header), an intrusion switch, which can be wired to your motherboard's "chassis intrusion" header, and a single 120 mm rear exhaust fan with 4-pin PWM control. The rear panel features one half-height expansion bracket, so you can drop in third-party RAID cards, or NICs.
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