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HighPoint Releases F6 Install Drivers for Windows 8, for its HBA Lineup

HighPoint Technologies, Inc., a leading SAS/SATA HBA and storage solutions manufacturer, proudly announces that its entire line-up of 6Gb/s SAS and SATA RAID PCI-Express 2.0 host bus adapters are Windows 8 ready: RocketRAID 4500 Series SAS 6Gb/s Hardware RAID HBA's, RocketRAID 2700 series SAS 6Gb/s Host RAID HBA's, RocketRAID 600 Series SATA 6Gb/s Host RAID HBA's, and RocketU Series USB 3.0 HBA's. HighPoint has actively supported every major Windows operating system from the early days of 3.1, to the recent debut of Windows 8. Our extensive line of 6Gb/s SAS RAID, 6Gb/s SATA RAID, and USB 3.0 HBA's are ideal storage solutions for any Windows 8 platform.

Ratoc Systems Unveils 2-bay Enclosure/NAS

Ratoc Systems unveiled the RS-EC32-CLD, a 2-bay 3.5-inch SATA drive enclosure that works as both a USB 3.0 RAID enclosure, and a RAID-enabled NAS. The enclosure offers RAID 0, 1, JBOD modes, with the ability to hot-swap drives in RAID 1 mode. When connected via USB 3.0, the enclosure behaves as a USB mass-storage device. As a NAS, it supports basic features and protocols, including remote access over internet. Measuring 81 x 173 x 123 mm (WxDxH), and made mostly of SECC steel, its dry-weight is around 820 g. Slated for early-October, it is priced at 16,800 JPY (US $214).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Marshal Intros 2.5-inch Portable HDD/SSD Enclosure

Marshal announced its newest 2.5-inch portable enclosure for hard drives and solid-state drives, the MAL-4625SBKU3. The enclosure combines an internal SATA 6 Gb/s interface with USB 3.0 host connection. It uses a single USB cable for power and host connectivity. It is designed to accommodate 2.5-inch drives as thick as 12.5 mm. Measuring 75 x 123 x 16 mm (WxDxH), its dry-weight is 91 g, since the enclosure is mostly made of brushed aluminum. The enclosure features internal cushioning and a suspension frame to hold the drive. Slated for late-September, the MAL-4625SBKU3 is priced at 2,780 JPY (US $35.75).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

ELSA Announces Thunderbolt PCI-Express Expansion Box

Run out of expansion slots in your system? Bulky graphics cards eating into smaller PCI-Express x1/x4 slots for devices such as PCIe SSDs, sound cards, and other expansion cards? ELSA has a solution for you, provided you have a Thunderbolt port to spare. The company announced the MAGMA ExpressBox 3T, an external add-on card enclosure, which talks to its host over Thunderbolt.

The MAGMA ExpressBox 3T encloses three standard expansion card bays, with two open-ended PCI-Express 2.0 x8 slots and a PCI-Express 2.0 x4. The three can be used for PCI-Express add-on cards of nearly every electrical configuration. The enclosure packs its own 250W power supply. It features two Thunderbolt ports, with which it can be a part of a larger Thunderbolt device daisy-chain, letting you conserve the limited number of Thunderbolt ports in your system. The enclosure is PC and Mac-compatible. Measuring 371 x 200 x 110 mm (WxDxH), the enclosure is made of aluminum panels with a steel frame. The company did not reveal pricing or availability information.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Century Outs Greenline 2.5-inch USB 3.0 Enclosure

Century Japan released Greenline 2.5-inch (model: CGL25U3S6G), a SATA HDD/SSD enclosure that takes advantage of the USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface, and UASP (USB-attached SCSI protocol). UASP gives the enclosure superior performance over standard USB mass-storage device protocol, particularly during random-access. UASP streamlines the command pathway, allowing multiple commands to be transacted between the host and the drive, simultaneously. Internally, the enclosure supports SATA 6 Gb/s interface. The enclosure bears a sleek piano-black finish with a green highlight. Measuring 84 x 135 x 14.5 mm (WxDxH), its dry-weight is 67 g. Slated for late-September, it is expected to be priced at 2,980 JPY (US $38).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

ORICO Intros 6518 Series Slide-in HDD Dock

ORICO introduced the 6518 series HDD dock that lets you snap in 3.5-inch (or smaller) SATA hard drives or solid-state drives, and connect them to a host over a choice of USB 3.0 or SATA 3 Gb/s interfaces. The enclosure is bus-powered when connected via USB, and needs an external DC power input when connected via eSATA. The body of the 6518 is made of ABS plastic, and is available in jet-black and silver color options. The dock provides basic power and activity indicators. ORICO did not reveal pricing or availability information.

Source: Expreview

Netstor PCIe Gen3 GPU Enclosure Now Available

Netstor is pleased to announce the release of TurboBox Extreme PCIe Gen3 GPU enclosure series of desktop version NA255A and rackmount version NA265A. These newly-launched GPU enclosures apply the latest PCIe 3.0 technology and PCIe 3.0 x16 (16-lane) host interface with 8Gbps throughput per lane, offering blazing-fast data transfer rates up to 128Gbps between host and enclosure, dedicated for GPU-accelerated applications. The GPU enclosures are designed to have 4 PCIe x16 slots and 2 PCIe x4 slots (optional) on backplane, supporting up to 4 double-width Gen3 GPU cards (backward compatible with Gen2 GPUs) to work with host, server or workstation for areas such as HPC, telecom, and data centers.

Century Outs 10-bay 3.5-inch SATA Drive Tower

For those with appetite for terabytes of storage space, Century Japan announced the CRST1035EU3 "Sky Tower" external HDD enclosure. The enclosure stands tall, ten 3.5-inch SATA bays-tall, with lockable caddies. It uses USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces to communicate with a host, and an external power supply. Cooling the unit is a 140 mm 1400 RPM fan with a maximum noise output of 34 dBA. The enclosure makes the host identify each drive as an independent mass-storage device, as it lacks RAID functions. Measuring 179 x 385 x 330 mm (WxDxH), the enclosure weighs 6 kg (dry-weight). Slated for late-September, it is priced at 36,800 JPY (US $470).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

RAIDON Announces Runner R2420-B3 Dual 2.5-inch USB 3.0 External Enclosure

RAIDON announced the Runner R2420-B3, a dual 2.5-inch SATA external enclosure. It can enclose two 9.5 mm-thick 2.5-inch SATA hard drives or solid-state drives, and offers RAID capabilities. The two drives are held in place by caddies that eject the drive when the lid is opened (push to eject).

The SATA 3 Gb/s controller offers RAID JBOD, RAID 0 (performance) and RAID 1 (redundancy) modes, which can be configured by setting a pair of DIP switches on the back of the enclosure. The controller connects to the host using USB 3.0 interface. The enclosure draws power from an external 5V AC adapter. Measuring 174 mm x 105 mm x 33 mm (L x W x H), its dry-weight is about 490 g. The company did not give out pricing information.

Icy Dock Introduces the MB992SK-B Dual 2.5-inch Rack for 3.5-inch Bays

Every year, technology is able to become more and more advanced and is constantly improving. Also, with being physically the smallest, and performing the best is the end goal of any storage system. This is why SFF (Small Form Factor) storage systems are becoming more popular due to its low power consumption and space-saving benefits. With the advent of recent solid state technology, this allows 2.5" SSD's to easily achieve 500MB/sec in transfer rate, which overcomes the 3.5" SATA hard drives in every category except capacity. Therefore, maximize the capacity in a limited space becomes the most important task that many storage consulting firms are faced with often. For SFF systems, we introduce the Icy Dock MB992SK-B 2.5" SATA Mobile Rack solution for use in 3.5" device bays (Floppy bay).

Thermaltake Announces Muse 5 Next-Generation External HDD Enclosure

Thermaltake, being the industry pioneer brand with expertise in PC chassis, power supply and thermal solution, introduces the Muse 5G series, the next-generation external hard drive enclosure for authors, scientists and artists in the 21st century to unite their power and soul by collecting and protecting all precious inspiration.

Thermaltake Muse is named after the 9 goddesses of Greek mythology, poetry and literature. The goddesses are considered the source of knowledge that became the representatives of poetry, the arts and science, and sources of inspiration. Thermaltake, carring the corporate mission of “delivering the perfect user experience”,has insight into the importance and the power of knowledge, thus specially developed the Muse 5G series in a high quality aluminum housing to provide a better heat dissipation as well as an elegant look like the goddesses we all have imagined.

Patriot Memory Gauntlet Node Adds Wireless Flexibility to HDD Enclosures

Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage, and enthusiast computer products today launches its new wireless personal storage enclosure the Gauntlet Node. Previously announced as the Gauntlet Wifi, the Gauntlet Node will allow users to break free from the hardware limited storage options offered in today’s most popular tablets, smart phones, and laptops by offering up to 1 terabyte of untethered external storage.

Providing an extremely flexible wireless storage solution, the Gauntlet Node can be fitted with any new or used 2.5” mechanical hard drive or solid state drive and is hot swappable for no hassle use with multiple drives. Using Gauntlet Connect, available through Google Play, Amazon App Store, and iTunes, the Gauntlet Node is capable of sharing or streaming to 8 connected devices for excellent on the go productivity or entertainment. Powered by a lithium ion battery, the Gauntlet Node can stream movies, music, and photos or transfer data continuously for up to 5.5 hours.

Sharkoon Announces New Multi-Bay RAID Enclosures

Sharkoon is expanding its assortment of external RAID hard drive enclosures: The Sharkoon 5-Bay RAID Station and the Sharkoon 8-Bay RAID Station contain both 2.5 and also 3.5 inch SATA hard drives. With its fast RAID controller, simple handling and high-quality finish, they together form a perfect base as a fail-safe backup system for private media collections or SOHO environments.

Both cases are presented in a classy medal design from black SECC steel. Concealed behind the plastic front door with a mesh insert is the mounting frame for hard drives in both 2.5 and 3.5 inch formats. The frames with screwed in place storage mediums can simply be slide in place and locked by a lever. To cool the hard drives, a 120 mm silent fan is pre-installed in the rear panel.

Toshiba Announces Next-Generation 10,000 RPM-Class Enterprise Storage HDDs

Toshiba’s Storage Products Business Unit, a division of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., and a committed technology leader, today announced the AL13SE series of 2.5-inch 6Gb/s SAS interface hard disk drives (HDDs), which offer enterprise-class performance in capacities ranging from 900GB to 300GB.

The AL13SE is the first 10,000 RPM class model enterprise drive from Toshiba to achieve 900GB capacity and is also the first of Toshiba’s 10,000 RPM drives to employ a dual-stage head positioning actuator that provides additional performance gains, including a 32% increase in sustained transfer rate.

Akitio Breaks USB 2.0 Barrier with Release of Neutrino U3+ HDD Enclosure

Akitio, a leading manufacturer of storage solutions, announced today the release of the Neutrino U3+ laptop hard drive enclosure to the company’s ever-expanding product line. With the news of Apple’s integration of USB 3.0 to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, the Neutrino U3+ is ideal for Mac users, as well as audio and video professionals, looking for a portable, speedy storage solution.

Akitio’s Neutrino U3+ is encased in a portable aluminum enclosure and was created for ease of use and the latest 2.5” SATA hard drives. By combining USB 3.0 SuperSpeed technology with FireWire 800, Neutrino U3+ provides two of the fastest transfer speed combinations available.

Patriot Shows Off Gauntlet NODE Wireless HDD Enclosure

Patriot made an addition to its Gauntlet line of storage products, the Gauntlet NODE. While other storage manufacturers are offering fully-built wireless HDDs, Patriot Gauntlet NODE gives you the flexibility to add your own 2.5-inch SATA drive (be it HDD or SSD). The enclosure supports 802.11 b/g/n (up to 150 Mbps), with WPA security. It packs a lithium ion battery, which can keep it running for up to 5.5 hours, on full charge. In the wireless mode, the NODE can stream media and files to iOS and Android devices (phones and tablets), for which it has apps in both marketplaces. It doesn't end there, the Gauntlet NODE even features USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface, with which it can connect to PCs as common USB mass-storage device, and allow you to quickly transfer files. The device charges with its included AC adapter.

Icy Dock Introduces the MB559U3S-1S and MB559U3S-1SB External HDD Enclosures

External enclosures provide a great avenue for many professional & enterprise users in the media field looking for an easy way to store, backup data or transport hard drives. The ability to have slim, removable and heat dissipation are all critical features that truly protect, transport and store your data. With that said, Icy Dock is proud to introduce the MB559U3S-1S, 3.5" SATA III USB 3.0 slim aluminum external hard drive enclosure.

The MB559U3S-1S uses an ultra slim fan-less design, to give the best portability in any professional environment. The height of the enclosure reaches just a bit higher than the standard 3.5" hard drive height under 2 inches, making it easy to place anywhere from your suitcase to your office drawer. The hard drive removability compliments the portability of the MB559U3S-1S by utilizing a simple and easy tray system to swap and transport your hard drive to different locations.

Century Intros 2-bay RAID Enclosure with USB 3.0 Interface

Century Japan introduced CRNS35U3MR "EX Volume" 2-bay HDD enclosure, which provides fast external storage. The enclosure holds two 3.5-inch SATA hard drives in lockable caddies. It allows you to run them in standalone (as independent USB mass-storage volumes), or in RAID 0 (performance) and RAID 1 (redundancy) modes. To alleviate host interface bottlenecks, the enclosure utilizes USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface.

The enclosure draws power from an external AC power line (power supply is located internally), its controller logic spins down the hard drives sensing extended periods of inactivity (5 minutes, by default). The enclosure also has a temperature-controlled fan that completely spins down, below a temperature threshold. Measuring 130 x 210 x 115 mm (WxDxH), the enclosure weighs about 1922 g. Slated for early-June, the CRNS35U3MR from Century is priced at 14,800 JPY (US $186).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Scythe Intros Easy HDD Rack Enclosure

Scythe Japan introduced a new accessory that makes hot-plugging 3.5-inch HDDs possible for most users, taking advantage of AHCI hot-plugging feature. The SCEMR-1000 from Scythe occupies one 5.25-inch drive bay in your chassis, and provides a 3.5-inch SATA HDD caddie. Key mounting portions of the enclosure are made of steel, other parts made of ABS. The interface portion of the enclosure is "dumb", in that it merely conveys the SATA interface of the drive inserted to your SATA host controller and PSU. Slated for mid-May, the SCEMR-1000 will be sold by Scythe for 1,480 JPY (US $18.5).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

ORICO Launches WiDrive Wireless Hard Drive Enclosure

ORICO unveiled an interesting portable hard drive enclosure, which doubles up as a wireless NAS and internet access point. Called the WiDrive (model: WDX-8 625), the device can enclose one 2.5-inch SATA HDD/SSD, and share its contents over a secure wireless network (802.11 b/g/n). As an added value, it can also serve as a wireless internet access point, if an upstream wired internet connection is plugged into its 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port. As a NAS, it packs most modern features, including SAMBA, FTP, Bit Torrent, iTunes server and Media Center. Its storage can be expanded by a USB 2.0 port (mass storage device). The enclosure draws power from an external AC adapter. ORICO plans to charge 899 RMB (US $142) for the WiDrive.

Source: Expreview

Marshal Intros 3.5-inch USB 3.0 External HDD Enclosure

Japanese peripherals company Marshal introduced Easy Go MAL-3435SBKU3, a desktop external hard drive enclosure, which can pack a 3.5-inch SATA hard drive. Apart from close to zero interface bottlenecks, thanks to its USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connection, the enclosure's design focus is on cooling. It packs an 80 mm fan on its side panel for ventilation of the hard drive and other electronics. The fan can be toggled, and its designers claim that running it can lower the drive's temperatures by as much as 10°C. Its native logic features an Eco Mode feature, which completely spins down the drive while keeping its volumes mounted on the host machine, when there is inactivity for a set amount of time. The enclosure is made of rugged materials such as steel and ABS. Measuring 46 x 210 x 146 mm (WxDxH), it weighs a little over 600 g. It is priced at 3,480 JPY (US $43).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

I-O Data Rolls Out USB 3.0 External RAID Enclosure

I-O Data released the HDS2-UT USB 3.0 external RAID enclosure. It is available in three variants with pre-installed hard drives: the 2 TB HDS2-UT2.0, 4 TB HDS2-UT4.0, and 6 TB HDS2-UT6.0. Measuring 90 x 135 x 176 mm, and weighing 2.2 kg, the HDS2-UT is a 2-bay external 3.5" SATA HDD enclosure, with the ability to run its two drives in RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD modes. To take advantage of RAID 0, the enclosure connects to the host over 5 GT/s USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface. Also included is software to build, manage, and monitor RAID volumes. The enclosure relies on an external power brick. Slated for market release in late-April, the HDS2-UT 2 TB, 4 TB, and 6 TB variants are priced at 35,490 JPY (US $439); 46,725 JPY (US $578); and 66,780 JPY (US $827), respectively.

Source: PCWatch

AREA Rolls Out SATA-USB Convertible Portable HDD Enclosure

AREA released a unique portable hard drive enclosure that allows you to switch between SATA and USB 3.0 interfaces (model: SD-S35U3-SL2). Its modular design allows this change. When in SATA mode, the USB adapter is detached, and a cap covers the direct SATA (power+data) interface of the enclosed drive. When in USB 3.0 mode, the adapter interfaces with the SATA power/data connections, supplies power from an external DC power adapter, and connects the drive to a USB 3.0 host. It is backwards-compatible with USB 2.0. Switching between the two modes, and replacing the enclosed drive is a tool-free process. Measuring 190 x 133 x 38.3 mm, and weighing about 780 g (empty weight), the enclosure's body is largely made of brushed metal that's ridged on the sides to dissipate heat. Slated for April 16, the SD-S35U3-SL2 is priced at 2,480 JPY (US $30).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Kuroutoshikou 2.5" Drive Enclosure Pictured

Japanese store Kuroutoshikou listed the GW2.5CL-SUP3, a 2.5" external HDD/SSD enclosure. Measuring 73 x 122 x 135 mm (WxDxH), the enclosure is a rare combination of an internal SATA interface supports SATA 6 Gb/s data-rate, while its external interface is USB 3.0 SuperSpeed, which alleviates interface bottlenecks to a great extant. A unique feature here is an LED-based display that gives you a very rough idea of the free-space left on the installed HDD/SSD. Installing or removing a drive is a tool-free process. On sale now, the GW2.5CL-SUP3 is priced at 3,000 JPY (US $36.5).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Mach Xtreme Technology Unveils Kapsling Series SATA to USB3 External SSD Enclosure

Mach Xtreme Technology Inc., a worldwide leader in top performance, high reliability and user-friendly designed PC components, today unveiled Kapsling Series External Enclosure offering MacBook Air 2010/2011 users unmatched convenience.

Mach Xtreme Technology MX-KAPSLING external enclosure is compatible with stock MacBook Air 2010/2011 low-profile SATA SSDs offering users flexibility, reliability and fast data transfer speed thanks to USB 3.0 connectivity. MX-KAPSLING is perfect for adding more storage space to your notebook and freeing-up space on your internal SSD. The USB 3.0 interface supports quick and reliable data transfer to and from any desktop or notebook. The solid aluminum body design is effective against any external shock and offers excellent heat dissipation.

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