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Other World Computing Introduces the Mercury Elite Pro Dual External RAID Drive

Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC upgrade and storage technology company, expanded its family of Thunderbolt interface storage products with the addition of the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual external high-performance drive with hardware RAID capabilities. The Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt interface will be featured at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas this week, at Other World Computing's booth #SL14016, in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

High-Performance Two-Bay Design
The Mercury Elite Pro Dual, available in capacities up to 8 TB of total storage, adds tremendous storage capacity and throughput to any Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt port. Applications such as A/V post-production, photography, music, graphics, data management, and even Time Machine backups are enhanced with access to data at sustained data rates of up to 389 MB/s read, 351 MB/s write.

MSI Announces A88X-G41 PC Mate Motherboard

MSI rolled out a new mid-range, socket FM2+ motherboard in the ATX form-factor, the A88X-G41 PC Mate. As its name suggests, it's based on the A88X FCH chipset by AMD. Drawing power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors, the board uses a 5-phase VRM to condition power for the FM2+ socket, which is wired to two DDR3 DIMM slots, that support up to 32 GB of dual-channel DDR3-1866 MHz memory; and a single PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot. The second x16 slot is electrical PCI-Express 2.0 x4, and wired to the FCH.

Storage connectivity on the A88X-G41 PC Mate includes just six SATA 6 Gb/s ports, even as the A88X FCH offers eight. The board offers a total of four USB 3.0 ports, two on the rear panel, two by header. Also on offer are ten USB 2.0 ports, four on the rear panel, six by headers. There's quite some legacy connectivity on offer, such as LPT and COM, by headers. Display outputs include a dual-link DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI 1.4a. 6-channel HD audio, and gigabit Ethernet make for the rest of it. The A88X-G41 PC Mate is driven by AMI UEFI BIOS. Expect this board to be priced around the $100 mark.

StarTech Announces New UASP-supported USB 3.0 Products

StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts, has announced the availability of UASP-supported USB 3.0 storage products, which make it easy for IT professionals and prosumers to take advantage of the performance capability of Solid State storage (SSDs), through the fastest USB 3.0 transfer speeds available. UASP, which stands for USB Attached SCSI Protocol, is a protocol that was introduced by the USB Implementers Forum which provides significantly faster performance than a traditional USB 3.0 connection which uses the BOT (Bulk Only Transport).

Users of Windows 8, Mac OSX (10.8 or above), and Linux can all benefit from UASP's improved performance. In testing, UASP performs with a 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed over traditional USB 3.0 at peak performance. At the same peak in testing UASP also shows an 80% reduction in required processor resources. "UASP-supported USB 3.0 will become one of the most widely accepted data transfer interfaces, in the years to come" said Juliet Wei, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com's Data Storage and Hard Drive Accessories product line. "The UASP products we've released to date offer IT professionals and prosumers a cost-effective way to get the most performance from their external USB 3.0 mass storage devices, especially when used with Solid State or hybrid drives."

Sony Expands Portable Storage Line with New 2 TB Hard Disk Drive

Sony's new 2 TB (terabyte) portable storage hard disk drive takes the worry out of back-up in the field, and gives professionals reliable, bus-powered high-speed storage.

The new 2 TB hard disk drive (PSZ-HA2T) expands Sony's line of portable storage drives, and joins three current models including a 500 GB and 1 TB (PSZ-HA50 and PSZ-HA1T) hard disk model and a 256 GB solid state drive (PSZ-SA25).

Elgato Thunderbolt Dock Goes On Sale

Elgato Systems has today expanded its Thunderbolt-supporting product portfolio through the release of the Thunderbolt Dock. Seen below, this 'all-in-one' dock measures 17.8 x 8 x 2.5 cm and includes two Thunderbolt connectors, three USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, one HDMI 1.4 output (to drive up to 2560x1600-pixel displays), plus a microphone input and an audio output.

Elgato's Thunderbolt Dock comes bundled with a Thunderbolt cable and costs $229.95/€219.95.

Eurocom Launches the World's Most Powerful 13.3" Ultraportable

Eurocom is launching the M4, the world's most powerful 13.3" QHD+ notebook. It is equipped with a breathtaking 3200x1800 QHD+ display, an Intel Core i7 Extreme Processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M Maxwell graphics. The 5,760,000 pixels of the 13.3" 3200x1800 QHD+ display are powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics with 2GB DDR5 VRAM, 640 CUDA Cores, with a GPU core able to run at up to 1029MHz +boost. Weighing just two kilograms and being only 1.2 inches thin makes the EUROCOM M4 extremely easy to carry and transport, with no need for a power cord due to the great battery life brought on by supported NVIDIA Optimus Technology.

Gaming is all about refresh rates and great visuals, the M4 does not disappoint with a beautiful 13.3" 3200x1800 QHD+ display powered by powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics. Audio is enhanced thanks to the Sound Blaster Cinema audio platform featuring SBX Pro Studio. Powered by a full line of 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processors utilizing the Intel HM87 Express Chipset including the Intel Core i7-4940MX Processor Extreme with 4 cores and 8 threads running at 3.1 GHz (up to 4 GHz max turbo frequency) with 8 MB L3 cache. A menacing silver Backlit keyboard makes gaming or working in the dark a breeze. Up to 16 GB DDR3-1866 SODIMM memory is supported via two slots with 8 GB modules that are easy to access to upgrade or replace.

Thecus Expands SMB and Enterprise NAS Line with 10GbE Ready N7710 and N8810U

Thecus is pleased to announce the expansion on the company's SMB and Enterprise NAS line with the 10GbE Ready N7710 and N8810U. These new models offer identical hardware and performance to the recently released N7710-G and N8810U-G, differing only in stock support for 10GbE connectivity. These models offer excellent value for companies who do not currently have the need or infrastructure for 10GbE speeds, and are looking for powerful performance and an attractive architecture. Both units are fully upgradable if a company decides to make the jump to 10GbE down the line.

Dell Introduces Latitude Rugged Extreme Lineup

Dell today announced the launch of both the Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme notebook and the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme convertible notebook for customers who require powerful solutions that can survive unforgiving conditions.

"With new ground-up design and industry-first innovations, the Latitude 12 and 14 Rugged Extreme mark the beginning of a renewed and expanded commitment by Dell to the rugged space," said Kirk Schell, former officer, United States Navy and vice president, commercial PCs, client solutions group, Dell. "The Rugged Extreme line is backed by the Latitude promise of reliable, secure and manageable commercial PCs and can move easily from the boardroom to the battlefield or wherever the job takes you-an assurance unmatched by the competition."

Thermaltake Unveils the BlacX Urban Wi-Fi Docking Station

Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units introduces BlacX Urban Wi-Fi Docking Station. A complete and easy way to access all files stored on your hard drives. With Wi-Fi integration, the BlacX Urban provides quick access to your data through your personal Smart Phone or Tablet. Whether it is an iOS or an Android device, simply download the "TtCloud" App through the App Store or Google Play Store and you are ready to go! The BlacX Urban also supports UPnP for seamless device compatibility to allow you to easily enjoy your home theater experience.

Buffalo Announces HD-LLU3 Series External HDD with Easy Auto-lock

Buffalo announced the HD-LLU3 line of external hard drives. Built in the familiar Buffalo chassis measuring 39 mm x 187 mm x 120 mm (WxDxH), and weighing in at 1 kg, these drives are available in glossy white and black color options; and capacities of 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, and 4 TB. They use a single USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connection for both power and host-connectivity. A striking feature is the "Easy Lock" function, which password-locks data even when you yank the cable to disconnect. The drives are slated for late April, and should start at 13,600¥ (US $130).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara
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