Friday, September 23rd 2016

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Global PCle SSD Market to Grow 33.24% by 2020

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global PCle SSD Market 2016-2020" report to their offering. The report forecast the global peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) SSD market to grow at a CAGR of 33.24% during the period 2016-2020. The report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

According to the report, need for managed service data centers will be a key driver for market growth. It is advantageous for an enterprise to operate a colocation facility rather than to build a data center. Data center colocation allows enterprises to rent computing storage, servers, and network. It enables minimal utilization of power and bandwidth and enhances the security of enterprise IT equipment.
Thursday, September 22nd 2016

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SanDisk Announces the World's First 1TB SDXC Card

Western Digital Corporation, a global storage technology and solutions leader, today unveiled its SanDisk 1TB terabyte (TB) SDXC card prototype at the world's leading trade fair for photo and video professionals. With increasing demand for high resolution content, such as 4K and 8K, the company continues to push the boundaries of technology with solutions that support the exponential growth of data-intensive production demands.

"Showcasing the most advanced imaging technologies is truly exciting for us," said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. "Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD card and today we are enabling capacities of 1TB. Over the years our goal has remained the same; continue to innovate and set the pace for the imaging industry. The SanDisk 1TB SD card prototype represents another significant achievement as growth of high-resolution content and capacity-intensive applications such as virtual reality, video surveillance and 360 video, are progressing at astounding rates."

In Win Intros the Classic Series 80 Plus Platinum PSUs

In Win today released its Classic series premium power-supplies. Available in two variants, the C-750W and the C-900W, these PSUs feature fully modular cabling. Both units offer an identical power connector loadout, with four 6+2 pin PCIe, one 4+4 pin EPS, the 24-pin ATX, nine SATA-power, six Molex, and two Berg. Under the hood, the In Win Classic series PSUs feature single +12V rail design, with 80 Plus Platinum switching efficiency, a suite of electrical protection mechanisms, active-PFC, and support for ATX v2.4/EPS2.92 standards. The units are cooled by 120 mm temperature-activated fans. The In Win C-750W is priced at 169.90€, while the C-900W goes for 194.90€ (including taxes). Both models are backed by 7-year warranties.

Thermaltake Announces the Pacific V-GTX 10 Series Water Block

Thermaltake together with its premium water cooling partner ASUS is proud to introduce the latest Pacific V-GTX 10 Series Transparent water block, crafted exclusively for the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080/1070 Gaming Graphic Card. The Pacific V-GTX 10 Series, specially designed for virtual reality (VR) gaming system, has complied with the highest "Tt LCS Certified" standard that guarantees the best performance, compatibility and features. The CNC machined copper base can avoid corrosion. Moreover, the aluminum alloy made backplate is used to prevent twist and bow on the PCB. Most importantly, the Pacific V-GTX 10 Series features a 0.5mm internal fin construction with a high-flow water block that allows coolant to flow directly over all critical areas, eventually delivering the ultimate cooling performance.

"We always seek for a chance to build a stronger relationship with our consumers and in turn better understand their needs. From CES 2016 to COMPUTEX 2016, we saw how virtual reality changed gaming, and how this technology created a truly immersive gaming experience for people. We also found how important the liquid-cooling solution is in this market trend. ASUS is one of the most realizable brands in gaming, so it is our great honor to collaborate with them. Together we not only can provide gamers around the world with an unbeatable 4K gaming experience, but can also create a greater e-Sports community," announced Kenny Lin, President and CEO of Thermaltake.
Wednesday, September 21st 2016

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Microsoft Entering Agreements with Laptop Makers to Block Linux

Digital freedom activists are up in arms over a discovery by Lenovo Yoga 900S and Yoga 710S users that you simply can't replace the pre-installed Windows 10 Signature Edition operating system with one of your choice, such as Linux. Redditor BaronHK tried installing Linux on their notebooks and couldn't, so a support ticket was raised with Lenovo to guide them to install Linux. Lenovo responded that the notebook features Windows 10 Signature Edition, and that "it has been locked as per Lenovo's agreement with Microsoft."

On the Yoga 900S and 710S, Lenovo deployed a proprietary soft-RAID setup that cannot be recognized by Linux installers. You can't even change the SATA controller mode in the BIOS setup program. Even Windows installations don't succeed without special F6_install drivers by Lenovo, and the company only provides drivers for Windows. Lenovo cannot argue that its hardware specifically requires Windows, because Live images of Linux, (such as Ubuntu) function just fine on these notebooks. It's just that you can't make your Live session permanent by installing Ubuntu on the device. Lenovo has since gone into full damage control and denial. It removed the thread from its support forums (view a cached copy), and even changed its explanation from "we blatantly admitted to anti-competitive practices that could cost us a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit" to "we simply don't have drivers for our deliberately unusual RAID setup."

Source: The Next Web

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.2

AMD Wednesday released the latest version of Radeon Software Crimson Edition. Version 16.9.2 (beta). These drivers come with day-one optimization for "Forza Horizon 3," the latest addition to Microsoft's smash-hit race sim. The drivers also lack the AMD Gaming app by Raptr, the app that started out at AMD's equivalent to NVIDIA GeForce Experience. This move shaves the installer size by about 35 MB.
DOWNLOAD: AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.2 for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8.1 64-bit | Windows 8.1 32-bit | Windows 7 64-bit | Windows 7 32-bit
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