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Orico Announces UF3 Series USB 3.0 Flash Drives

Orico announced the UF3 line of colorful USB 3.0 flash drives, in the conventional 2-piece capped form-factor. Available in five color options, the drives feature magnetized metal bodies, which let the body and cap stick together. The drives feature USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface, and are backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 interface. The drives are available in capacities of 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB. The company didn't give out its own performance numbers. The drives are expected to launch in Orico's home market of China first.

Orico Outs SDK25-U3 Colorful 2.5-inch USB 3.0 Drive Enclosures

Peripherals maker Orico rolled out the SDK25-U3 line of colorful 2.5-inch USB 3.0 drive enclosures. The enclosures are characterized by matte-black on five sides, and metallic matte color options on one - black, silver, bright-yellow, blue, and red. The enclosure slides open as shown in the picture, and can house a 9 mm-thick SATA drive (HDD or SSD). While there's no word on whether the internal SATA link runs at 6 Gb/s or caps out at 3 Gb/s, the host connectivity is 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 SuperSpeed. The enclosure is designed to use a single connection (USB) for both power and host-connectivity. Orico plans to sell the enclosure both dry (add your own drive), and with a 1 TB HDD pre-installed (SDK25-U31T).

Source: Expreview

Orico Unveils 9648RUSI3 1U 4-bay Drive Enclosure

Orico unveiled the new 9648RUSI3 drive enclosure that can either be used as a 1U rack-mounted device, or on a desk, with its feet attached. The enclosure, which comes in graphite black, and silvery aluminum, packs four 3.5-inch caddies with SATA 6 Gb/s interface, supporting drives as big as 3 TB. It features RAID 0, 1, 0+1, JBOD modes, and a total volume size of 12 TB is supported. While it's not quite a NAS due to the lack of a network interface, it features two high bandwidth interfaces: eSATA 6 Gb/s, and USB 3.0, in addition to FireWire 800. It is priced at the equivalent of $480.

Source: Expreview

New Orico 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch Adapter Apes Hard Drives, Helps Troll Friends

Chinese peripherals maker Orico rolled out the DNSB-84172, a unique 2.5-inch SATA drive enclosure that is built out of solid metal, designed to resemble conventional 3.5-inch hard drives, so much so, that it even features curves and domes over parts that typically cover the platters, spindle and actuator. Its top metal lid can be unscrewed to reveal a 2.5-inch SATA 6 Gb/s drive bay, which is wired to both a properly-located SATA power+data interface (letting you insert the enclosure into NAS caddies), and a USB 3.0 connector, letting you carry the enclosure around, like a boss. Place an inherently shock-resilient SSD inside, and 'shock' coworkers with its speed and the acrobatics it lets you perform.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Orico Unveils Multi-Port USB 3.0 Strips

Chinese peripherals maker Orico took it upon itself to help make 2013 the year of the USB 3.0 hub. The company launched a trio of brushed aluminum USB 3.0 port strips (akin to power strips), the 4-port A3H4, the 7-port A3H7, and 10-port A3H10. The three use single upstream USB 3.0 connections, and an external DC power input to ensure at least the power spec requirements are met. Each of the downstream ports has a single link/activity LED. At the heart of the three is VIA's VLI VL811 USB 3.0 hub controller, which is awaiting USB-IF certification. The three are fabricated with 2 mm-thick aluminum sheets. The A3H4, A3H7, and A3H10 are priced at 218 RMB (US $35), 298 RMB (US $48), 398 RMB (US $64), respectively.

Source: Expreview

Orico Unveils HDD Power Switch

Have tons of hard-drives plugged to internal ports in your machine? Want control over which ones stay on, and don't trust your OS or apps to wake random drives up from their slumber, stepping up noise and power draw? Orico has a solution for you. The HD-PW6102 is an accessory that fits into any of your multiple empty 5.25-inch drive bays, and gives you manual switches to six SATA power cables. The device draws power from two 4-pin Molex connectors, and gives out six SATA power cables, which are sleeved. Each of the six cables can be manually plugged out of the box.

To use the HD-PW6102 properly, the SATA controller needs to be set in AHCI mode, with hot-plugging enabled. The device manually gates power to drives to turn them off. With AHCI hot-plugging enabled, you can use the "safely remove hardware" menu in your system tray to deactivate a drive before switching it off with the device. To use the drive again, simply switch it on, and the OS mounts it like any other PnP storage volume. In addition to push-switches, it has power indicators for each of the six drives. The main body and front bezel are made of brushed aluminum. The accessory started selling in Orico's homeland China, where it's priced at 373 RMB (US $60).

Source: Expreview

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

ORICO Unveils USB 3.0 to eSATA Adapter Dongle

For those still stuck with eSATA enclosures, with lack of eSATA, free internal SATA ports on new generation motherboards, Chinese company ORICO, which specializes in consumer storage and accessories unveiled the CT6539U3E. It plugs into USB 3.0 (backwards-compatible with USB 2.0) ports, and gives out an eSATA port. The eSATA port runs at a maximum host data-rate of 3 Gb/s. The adapter draws power from the USB port it's plugged into. The USB 3.0 to SATA host controller supports activity LEDs, and should support AHCI, for hot-plugging capabilities to work normally. It is priced at 100 RMB (US $15).

Source: Expreview

ORICO Readies Dock for Ultrabook and MacBook Air

ORICO is working on a new line of slimline docks for Intel Ultrabook and Apple MacBook Air, which expand USB connectivity and provide an additional display output. Available in carbon black and white, the docks include a USB 3.0 hub with as many as five downstream USB 3.0 ports, a DisplayLink video adapter with DVI and HDMI output, and a gigabit Ethernet interface. The dock probably includes NAS functionality with mass storage devices attached to its USB ports. On top of all these, the dock includes fans to let it perform its primary function of cooling the Ultrabook or MacBook Air.

Source: Expreview

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

ORICO Unveils Colorful NCP-Series Laptop Cooling Pads

ORICO unveiled its latest NCP-series laptop cooling pads for laptops as big as 14-inch. The NCP-1522 pad uses active air cooling, handled by a single, silent 140 mm fan. The entire top of the pad is made of perforated plastic, which comes in seven color options. The pad is powered by a USB connection, which is reused to give out two downstream USB 2.0 ports, apart from powering the fan. The fan speed can be adjusted by a rheostat. ORICO is yet to unveil pricing and availability information for the NCP-1522 cooling pad.

Source: Expreview

ORICO Rolls Out USB 3.0/eSATA Quad-Bay SATA Drive Dock

ORICO has taken the HDD dock to another level by releasing a model that not only supports up to four drives but also includes two speedy connectivity options - USB 3.0 (5.0 Gbps) and eSATA (3.0 Gbps). This quad-bay dock measures 142 x 217 x 80 mm, it weights 964 grams, has hot swap capabilities, and offers support for 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA drives with capacities of up to 3 TB.

ORICO's Quadruple SATA HDD Dock is available here for $119.

Source: The Red Ferret Journal

ORICO Readies NCA Series Passive Laptop Cooling Pads

ORICO is working on a new line of passive notebook cooling pads that are made of thick sheets of perforated aluminum with rubber feet and grips. Designed for 15.6-inch and 14-inch notebooks, these coolers raise notebooks at a fixed angle, from where passive air cooling takes over. CGI drawings reveal that the aluminum sheets that make up most of the pad dissipate heat from the notebook to the air. The perforations on its surfaced are designed in a way that allows users to strap PC fans on to it, of almost any shape and size, and at almost any specific region of the pad. There is no word on availability.

Source: Expreview

ORICO Intos KM6116 Wireless Keyboard Mouse Combo

Chinese company ORICO unveiled the KM6116 value wireless keyboard mouse combo, that includes a 1600 DPI 3+scroll button mouse, and a narrow QWERTY keyboard with the EN-US keyset. The mouse uses an optical sensor with resolution switchable between 1600, 1200, 800, and 400 DPI, on the fly. Lower resolutions could help conserve battery. In its belly, the mouse hides the battery compartment (two AAA-size), and a space where the 2.4 GHz band wireless USB micro-receiver can be stored for transportation. The same receiver handles both the mouse and the keyboard. The keyboard is of a common membrane type, with 12 multimedia other shortcut keys. The keyboard takes in two AAA-sized batteries, too. Both devices have several power saving features that work to increase battery draw. The ORICO KM6116 goes for 89 RMB (US $14).

Source: Expreview

ORICO Officially Intros HS-01 Series Solid State Drives

ORICO officially introduced the HS-01 series 2.5" SATA solid-state drives (SSDs). The drives come in four variants, based solely on the design of the drives' shells, while internally, the four are identical. Internally, the HS-01 is driven by LSI-SandForce SF-2281 controller, with 25 nm MLC NAND flash memory, offering 256 GB of storage. Apparently, these drives incorporate the latest firmware microcode released by LSI that helps the drive make better use of its available NAND flash capacity.

The drives take advantage of the SATA 6 Gb/s interface, offering sustained sequential speeds of 500 MB/s (read) and 350 MB/s (write). The four previously mentioned variants are HS-01A-256S3, HS-01C-256S3, HS-01D-256S3 and HS-01E-256S3 (first picture, CW). The bodies are made of CNC-milled aluminum, which are ridged to assist in heat dissipation. Backed by 5-year warranty, the HS-01 series 256 GB drives are priced at 2,898 RMB (US $458.3).

Source: Expreview

ORICO Unveils 95x8RUS3 4-bay and 5-bay USB 3.0 RAID Boxes

ORICO unveiled the 9548RUS3 (4-bay) and 9558RUS3 (5-bay) external RAID enclosures. Built with front-loading 3.5-inch SATA HDD caddies, these enclosures can be set to run the installed HDDs in a variety of RAID modes (0/1/3/5/10) apart from standalone. The inbuilt RAID controller supports physical drives with capacities up to 3 TB only, although the RAID volumes can be bigger. The enclosures then connect to a host over USB 3.0 SuperSpeed and eSATA. Both models are available in black and silver color options, the main unit draws power from an external power brick, and is ventilated using two 60 mm fans. The panels are made of aluminum. ORICO did not give out pricing/availability information.

Source: Expreview

ORICO Unveils New Micro-Keyboard for HTPCs

ORICO unveiled the KB6118, a wireless micro-keyboard for HTPCs, that lets you give text input, without having a bulky wireless mini-keyboard anywhere near your couch. With HTPCs, text-input is minimal, yet essential. The KB6118 solves the issue. It is about as big as a TV or Blu-ray player remote, and gives you a full QWERTY keypad that's spaced-out, and optimized for your thumbs.

Apart from a keypad, the KB6118 packs some media keys, and mouse left/right click buttons. It communicates to your HTPC over 2.4 GHz radio band (with a USB micro-receiver). It supports Windows, Mac OS X, Desktop Linux, and Android. The KB6118 is available in black and white options. Pricing and availability information was not released.

Source: Expreview

ORICO Also Unveils Dock-Styled Single-Bay NAS

ORICO also unveiled the 8618NAS, a single-bay NAS device that's built in the top-loading "toaster" dock form-factor that allows snappy docking and removal of SATA HDDs and SSDs in the 3.5" and 2.5" form-factors. This unique device connects the SATA HDD/SSD to the network over gigabit Ethernet, with support for most modern home-NAS technologies, or to a standalone PC over USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface, as a mass-storage device. The 8618NAS from Orico is slated for early-March. Its pricing and other functional details are still under wraps.

Source: Expreview

ORICO Unveils 4-port SATA Hub

ORICO unveiled a unique 4-port SATA hub that's compact and styled like a USB hub. The 6566-S4 from ORICO takes in one eSATA connection, that it port-multiplies to four. The hub takes in an auxiliary DC power input, which it uses to power its port-multiplier logic. Connected devices still need their own power sources, as these ports are not power-eSATA. The hub also has link/activity LEDs for each downstream port. Downstream SATA devices are hot-swappable. ORICO did not reveal pricing or availability information.

Source: Expreview

ORICO Intros 7662 Dual-Bay 3.5" HDD Enclosure for Living Rooms

People want things around their living room TV to look like a VCR or a Blu-ray player, something that has a minimalist rectangular facade and that's stackable in decks. HTPC makers such as Tranquil have clearly understood this concept, and now, so did ORICO. The company unveiled the 7662, a dual-3.5" HDD enclosure that's designed for the living room. The enclosure has two 3.5" SATA hard drive hot-swap bays on its front panel, each of the two bays have lockable caddies. The enclosure connects the drives to to a host (an HTPC, or directly to a USB Mass Storage-compatible TV), over USB and eSATA.

ORICO has two variants, the 7662SUSJ has USB 2.0 and eSATA; while the 7662SUSJ3 has USB 3.0 and eSATA. The enclosure has a built-in power-supply and plugs in directly to the wall without a messy power brick. Each of the two bays has a temperature-activated exhaust fan. The 7662 also features auto-Hibernation, which spins down a hard drive if it's been idling for too long. The 7662SUSJ is priced at 448 RMB (US $71), and the 7662SUSJ3 at 478 RMB (US $76).

Source: Expreview

Orico Intros X-Gear Modular Storage System

Chinese storage and peripherals major Orico unveiled the X-Gear modular storage system, which consists of three products: the XG-2501p, which is a 2.5-inch SATA HDD/SSD enclosure; the XG-3502i, which is a slot-in docking-station for the XG-2501p that fits into an exposed 3.5-inch drive bay; and the XG-2516s, which is a combo-package of these two products (an enclosure of your choice, and the slot-in dock).

The XG-2501p enclosure sports a brushed-aluminum exterior, and is available in a variety of colors. The XG-3502i has a slot-in tray for the enclosure, with a mechanical eject button for any inserted XG-2501p, and an activity indicator. The XG-2501p is priced at 28 RMB (US $5), the XG-3502i at 49 RMB ($7.8), and XG-2516s at 69 RMB ($11).

Source: Expreview

Orico Unveils a Trio of Aluminum Mousepads

Away from all the CES action, Chinese company Orico launched a trio of mousepads under the AMP series, the AMP-C01, AMP-R01, and AMP-T01 (pictured in that order, below). All three are designed with the same surface dimensions, of 295 x 240 mm. The surfaces of all three are made of sandblasted aluminum, with machine-rounded edges. Their bottom sides are rubberized to increase grip on the surface below. All three are designed for high-resolution mice. The AMP-R01 and AMP-T01 are available in two color options each, silver and black. Orico did not give out pricing details.

Source: Expreview

Orico HM01 SSD Series Pictured

Orico unveiled its latest HM01 series performance SSD, which was pictured in a recent review by Expreview. Built in the standard 2.5-inch form-factor, these drives take advantage of the SATA 6 Gb/s interface. These drives use a Marvell-made controller, and MLC NAND flash memory. The HM01 series will be available in three capacities: 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB. While the 256 GB variant offers read/write speeds of up to 500 MB/s (read) and 440 MB/s (write), the other variants offer speeds of up to 500 MB/s (read) with 330 MB/s (writes). The company did not give out pricing/availability details.

Source: Expreview

Orico Designs P5K Series Portable HDDs with Both eSATA and USB 3.0

Chinese data storage solutions provider Orico unveiled its new P5K line of portable hard drives. These drives feature rugged brushed-aluminum bodies. The drives are available in variants that feature both eSATA 3 Gb/s and USB 3.0, and those which feature just USB 3.0. Some of these variants even pack internal SSDs instead of HDDs, with a single "direct" PCB that holds both the host interface logic and the SSD. Unfortunately, these designs are still in the realm of CGI, and the manufacturer did not publish detailed specifications.


Orico Unveils Internal Hot-Swap HDD Enclosures

Got a few blank 5.25" drive bays that will otherwise never hold anything? Chinese company Orico, which specialises in small and medium business data storage solutions, has a few new enclosures for you. The company unveiled its latest 620xSS family of enclosures that fit into multiple (two or three) 5.25-inch drive bays, and provide 3.5-inch hot-swap ready drive bays. The hot-swap bays are key-locked to protect against accidental or unauthorised drive swaps.

Orico introduced an enclosure that converts two 5.25" bays to three hot-swap 3.5" ones, an enclosure that converts three 5.25" bays to four hot-swap 3.5" bays (vertical stacking), and an enclosure that converts three 5.25" bays to five hot-swap 3.5" bays (horizontal stacking). These enclosures are 'dumb', meaning they lack any local storage controller logic, or even port-multiplication logic. They rely entirely on the host for each drive's SATA connectivity. They just share the power connectors between drives. The enclosures, however, are ventilated by exhaust fans. Orico did not give out pricing or availability information.

Source: Expreview
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