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Antec Announces the GX330 Chassis

Antec Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer enclosures, power supplies, and mobile accessories today announces the availability of the GX330, the latest addition to Antec's GX series of entry level gaming cases. The GX330 is now commercially available from 69€ (suggested retail price including VAT) and is backed by Antec's Quality 3-Year Warranty.

The Mid-Tower is painted black inside and out and features an advanced cooling system as well as rounded upper and lower edges. The GX330 is a clean yet aggressive case with space for high-end graphics cards up to a length of 15.7 inches (400 mm), as well as extra space behind the motherboard tray and routing holes to ensure a neat and tidy build. Thanks to its cutout for the CPU and generous space for cable management, it is fun and easy to assemble a system. The top-mounted IO panel allows direct access to USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, Audio jacks, as well as power and reset button.

Enermax Announces the Steelwing Chassis

Bringing craftsmanship to the next level, ENERMAX officially releases STEELWING, a fully aluminum micro-ATX case with a panoramic tempered glass side panel. Its wing-shaped front panel with one pre-installed ENERMAX patented circular-type LED fan makes STEELWING not just a gorgeous computer case but also a modern decoration. Combined with the spacious interior, STEELWING offers a great flexibility for users to build their systems including hard-tubing installation.

Composed of a premium quality aluminum body and up to 3.5mm thick aluminum panel, the structure of STEELWING is built to last. The beautiful luster of aluminum makes STEELWING stand out from its peers effortlessly. Moreover, you can enjoy the view of your internal rigs anytime through the large panoramic 3mm thick tempered glass panel. The case surface is further anodized and sandblasted to keep it from corrosion and prevent fingerprints or scratches.

Antec Announces the GX1200 Mid-tower Chassis

In the year of their 30th anniversary, Antec Inc., a leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, is presenting the new Gaming Mid-Tower GX1200. The exceptional gaming chassis will soon reach store shelves and online retail outlets in Europe with a MSRP of EUR 84€.

The GX1200 is a successful blend of stylish design and cooling performance - ideal for Gamers. The mid-tower measures 500 mm x 200 mm x 520 mm (L x W x H). The GX1200 is compatible with mini-ITX / micro ATX / standard ATX/ E-ATX motherboards and supports up to 410 mm VGA cards. The case boasts two 3.5"/2.5" HDD drive cages, three 2.5" SSD drive cages as well as seven PCI-Expansion slots. The enclosure's thought-out cooling system offers two pre-installed 120 mm front LED fans (customizable with seven color options) and offers space for optional four 120 mm fans, one in the front, two on top, one exhaust fan the rear section of the GX1200.

FSP Twins Series Redundant ATX PSU Pictured Up Close

Here are some of the first close-up pictures of the Twins Series 500W redundant power supply for ATX desktops. The PSU is essentially a hot-swapping and redundancy enclosure for two 500W 80 Plus Gold-efficient 1U server PSUs, which fits into a standard ATX (PS/2) size. The enclosure features the unit's cabling on one side, and the hot-swap bays of the two subunits on the other. The enclosure also features a USB system interface, with which you can monitor the performance of each of the two subunits, and their reliability, with programmed alerts, via included software. FSP is including two 500-Watt subunits, which are each cooled by their dedicated 40 mm server-grade fans. The arrangement is ideal for home-servers that stay on 24/7, and for mission-critical workstations.

ASUS Unveils ROG XG2 Graphics Enclosure

ASUS unveiled a Republic of Gamers branded XG2 external graphics enclosure, which uses bandwidth from two USB 3.1 ports to power not just a high-end graphics card, but also additional connectivity such as a pair of USB 3.0 type-A ports, and gigabit Ethernet. One source tells us that the USB 3.1 ports are bi-directional, and can be used to increase bandwidth to the enclosure. A single Thunderbolt 3 port provides the same amount of bandwidth, but is known to post higher latencies due to protocol layer.

Antec Announces the P9 Window Case

Antec, Inc., California-based manufacturer of high-performance computer cases, power supplies and mobile accessories, announced today the availability of the P9 Window, the latest addition to Antec's award-winning Performance series. The enclosure is now commercially available at a price of £69.99 (MSRP including VAT). The P9 Window is a fusion of stylish design and a sophisticated cooling system. Like all models in the series, the P9 Window is specially equipped to dampen system noise to the point where the computer is almost inaudible even when the fans spin at a higher speed.

The P9 Window excels in combining a sleek, modern design with noise dampening features for silent computing and provides maximum performance and functionality for gamers when pushing the system to the limits. It is perfect for users of silent computing looking for the bare essentials. However, this chassis is also easily capable of supporting high-end hardware for gaming systems. As part of the Performance Series, the P9 Window brings the same level of performance as its predecessors at an affordable price while offering a wide variety of high-end features.

LaCie Goes Big with Thunderbolt 3 Debut

Today at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention, LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology plc, announced the LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3, a professional 12-bay desktop RAID storage unit. With up to 96TB of capacity, the breakthrough performance of Thunderbolt 3 and RAID 5/6, the LaCie 12big helps video professionals meet the data demands of 4/5/6K cameras.

At up to 96TB, the LaCie 12big boasts a 50 percent higher capacity than any other desktop direct attached storage solution on the market-with a footprint smaller than a tablet. It features Seagate's enterprise-class drives with a five-year limited warranty for extraordinary reliability and data availability to safely store and edit massive amounts of ultra hi-res footage.

Icy Dock Intros ToughArmor MB991U3-1SB Enclosure

The ToughArmor series have proven themselves to be an excellent 2.5" mobile rack solution, and now we are proud to present the external version of the ToughArmor family, the MB991U3-1SB. The ToughArmor MB991U3-1SB is a full metal 2.5" SATA III to USB 3.0 external HDD/SSD enclosure that is built with enterprise-grade quality and has the ability to hot-swap drives. With the removable EZ-Slide Mini tray, users can quickly swap 2.5" SATA hard drives or SSDs without shutting down their system or devices, saving valuable time.

The EZ-Slide Mini tray accepts most of the 2.5" SATA HDD / SSD on the market ranging from 5mm to 15mm drive height. The drive tray slot is designed to complement a variety ToughArmor drive trays, allowing users to easily access their hard drives or SSD used in internal ToughArmor units externally, anytime and anywhere. The USB 3.0 interface allows for blazing fast transfer speeds and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 interface to insure compatibility with many systems. The ToughArmor MB991U3-1SB combined with the benefits of portable enclosure and enterprise-class features. It is an ideal enclosure for enterprise storage application such as SMB data backup, data recovery, video production data archiving, data transportation and IT Pros.

LaCie Chromé Storage Brings Best-in-Class USB 3.1 Speeds and Elevated Design

Today, LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology plc unveiled the LaCie Chromé desktop storage. Complete with forward-thinking USB 3.1 Gen 2 technology, USB-C connectivity and SSDs, it is the fastest USB storage solution on the market. Housed in a visionary aluminum enclosure by Neil Poulton, this innovative drive blends leading technology with design to create a product that shines from the inside out.

To maximize the USB 3.1 Gen 2 10 Gb/s potential, the LaCie Chromé features a pair of 500 GB M.2 SATA SSDs in RAID 0. Working together, these components deliver speeds of up to 940 MB/s to handle serious, bandwidth-intensive applications. This performance lets users ingest two hours of 4K GoPro footage in a little over one minute, makes architectural and 3D modeling tasks smoother and faster, and enables the editing of hi-res video without first needing to convert footage to a lower resolution.

Icy Dock Announces the ToughArmor MB992SKR-B Enclosure

Every year, technology is becoming more and more advanced and is constantly improving. These improvements includes improve enhanced functions in smaller and smaller packages. This is why 2.5" solid state drives and hard drives are becoming more popular due to its low power consumption and space-saving benefits, which are superior to 3.5" SATA hard drives in almost every category. Combine with the extra bandwidth of the SSDs and the raw power of the processors; enterprises are able to accelerate their project-development process. Since 2.5" SSDs and HDDs have smaller storage capacities compared to 3.5" hard drives, maximizing the storage density in limited spaces have become the most important task for many storage consulting firms; a task they are faced with often.

The ToughArmor MB992SKR-B is designed specifically for systems with space limitations by fitting 2 x 2.5" SSD / HDD into a single 3.5" front device bay. With its built-in high performance hardware RAID processor, the MB992SKR-B gives users the option to choose between RAID 0, RAID 1, BIG and JBOD modes. The built-in RAID function allows you effortlessly add a 2.5" SSD/HDD RAID array to any system without needing to add a RAID controller card. The MB992SKR-B features a heavy duty full metal construction which is commercially suitable for medical & military systems, government agencies, Industrial PCs, SMB workstations, VM workstations, mobile DVR systems, aerospace computers, automation systems and embedded systems.

RAIDON Intros ST2-TB Dual-Bay Thunderbolt Enclosure

RAIDON announced the ST2-TB dual-bay HDD enclosure with Thunderbolt, with the ability to store up to 16 TB. The ST2-TB built-in with two disk configuration modes: RAID 1 (Safe Mode), RAID 0 (Speed Mode), and JBOD (Two Independent Volumes) for you to choose according to your needs.

In this mode, you can install two disks that have different volumes and use them independently.There is no RAID configuration and without special safety or speed differences. You can also use this mode in apply with other STARDOM modules.

BitFenix Announces the Nova Chassis - Budget Evolved

BitFenix announces the Nova chassis - budget evolved. Bitfenix Nova delivers style, performance and silence at an incredibly competitive price. Whether you plan to build a basic office, home or gaming system, Novas simplistic design, aluminum badge, color options and optional window side panel mean it will blend in perfectly. Long air vents running along the sides of its front, hidden behind sleek mesh strips, provide plenty of airflow to cool the system. And as a result allowed us to keep Novas Top and Front panel completely closed to block fan-noise from escaping the enclosure, and dust from building up inside.

To seal fan noise inside the chassis, we developed a closed front panel for NOVA. Concealed behind a our signature mesh strips running along the sides of the front panel, lie a series of 134 air vents, that let fresh air stream into the case effortlessly. Thanks to this noise-shield design of a raised, closed front panel with side vents, Nova is capable of keeping even powerful components supplied with the airflow required to keep them cooled adequately, all the while confining the fan-noise to the interior of the chassis.

Icy Dock Announces ToughArmor EX MB492SKL-B Dual-2.5" Mobile Rack

ICY DOCK introduces the ToughArmor EX MB492SKL-B dual-2.5" mobile rack. The ICY DOCK ToughArmor EX MB492SKL-B dual bay 2.5" mobile rack is built specifically for industrial small form factor systems that require exceptional drive security. It uses heavy duty metal construction, which is considered to comply with flammability requirements and is capable to withstand the harshest environments. The metal key lock prevents unauthorized access your important drives and the thumb screw lock adds extra protection from impact, and reduces drive tray vibration which increases drive stability during transportation. Our removable drive tray allows interchangeability of data between multiple systems.

The ICY DOCK MB492SKL-B supports both SAS and SATA hard drives/SSDs at 6Gbps and is backwards compatible to 3 Gbps drives and hosts. The MB492SKL-B fits two drives in a single 3.5" front bay making it the perfect storage device for enterprise small form factor applications. It maximizes space in industrial small PCs, surveillance, embedded systems, automation systems, aerospace systems and mobile DVR systems.

RAIDON Announces iR2622 Internal RAID Caddies

The new iR2622 is an internal (6Gbps) RAID module designed in 2 of 5.25" CD-Rom bay to satisfy the demands of SMB and industrial computing environment. With LCD tents leaving you to easily grasp HDD status. User-friendly display, equipped with clear readable LCD display and LED indicators for system monitoring during operations, so users can easily grasp the status of the system at all times. Moreover, it comes with visual and audio alarms whenever failure occurs.

If drive replacement becomes necessary, the iR2622 is modular designed for effortless removal and install of drives. It's also protected by a locking mechanism to secure the drive into place. The new tray design is support either 2.5" or 3.5" for user to easy change. iR2622 is equipped with an 6cm fan located a the rear and comes with the SMART fan functionality where the fan spins at half speed when reaching above 30°C and full speed when reaching 40℃. With this clever design, you can work quietly without bother by fan noises unless the hard drives become vulnerable due to high temperature.

X2 Introduces the ISOLATIC Chassis

From the design heart of Europe X2 is introducing a new addition to its product line: The iconic ISOLATIC series full-tower pc enclosure is built for people that just love playing with computers. With ample room for up to 5 drives, 7 expansion slots for the installation of long graphics cards ( 370mm length VGA card ) and superior cooling through the 4x 120/140mm fan mount locations throughout this chassis. The ISOLATIC 6020 offers easy upkeep shortcuts like tool-free removal of side panels, hard drives, and graphics cards.

An all-speed fan control button and generous options for peripheral connections make the front-panel a complete multimedia gateway. Constructed out of 0.5mm SPCC steel with reinforced EMI shielding the ISOLATIC 6020 chassis structure is furnished with great cable management features that facilitates neat cable routing & enhanced system airflow. Show off your hardware and neat interior through the stylish acrylic window this chassis is versatile and a great pick for your next system build, modding project or gamer system. X2 performance PC hardware.

ICY Dock Announces ICYCube MB561U3S-4SB 4-bay USB 3.0 Enclosure

Introducing the ICYCube MB561U3S-4SB 4-Bay external 2.5" & 3.5" HDD enclosure with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and eSATA interface. The MB561U3S-4SB is designed for those in need of large data storage with a small footprint and supreme build quality. The USB 3.0 interface allows you to access up to four drives at up to 5Gbps and is backward compatible with USB 2.0. The eSATA interface delivers fast SATA III speed, supports eSATA port-multiplier function and is compatible with most of RAID controller card with eSATA port-multiplier interface. The 4 bay capacities give you enough room to optimize your data storage system with efficiency.

The ICYCube MB561U3S-4SB supports both 2.5" and 3.5" SATA SSD/HDD with our new EZ-Tray design, allowing you to mix your 2.5" and 3.5" HDD within a single enclosure to save desktop space, power consumption and cost. The detachable 80mm cooling fan provides excellent cooling to the drives, and the 3 speed fan switch gives you full control over noise and temperature. The built-in power supply removes any requirement for an overly large power brick which helps you save space.

ENERMAX Introduces Three New EMK 5 Series Backplane Modules

ENERMAX introduces 3 new EMK 5 series backplane modules for industrial storage rack: EMK5301, EMK5401 and EMK5501, which can accomdate 3~5 3.5" SATA or SAS drives respectively. The 3 new EMK 5 backplane modules feature patented NSS (Non-Scratch-SATA) connectors, individual drives' power on/off controller, and a cooling fan. The built-in LED and buzzer warning systems also help the system administrator easily locate the drives in question and service it. ENERMAX's EMK 5 internal storage racks offer storage system builders and user a safe way to manage the drive and protect the data.

The new ENERMAX EMK 5 internal storage racks are housed by a sturdy aluminum frame. The built-in fan provides constant active cooling for the drives. Each drive has individual LED power button to turn ON/OFF the corresponding drive. Selected buttons can turn ON/OFF all the drives at once. Futhermore, if user want to turn on all the drive at once, EMK 5 will do it by sequence to reduce the peak power load stressed on power supply. The storage rack has guidance rails to ensure the drive matches the backplane sockets: just push the drive into the rack and close the door. There is no need to install the addtional drive tray and this helps users save on service time.

Icy Dock Intros Black Vortex MB174U3S-4SB Enclosure

We are proud to introduce the Black Vortex MB174U3S-4SB, the USB 3.0 and eSATA quad bay external enclosure with an eye catching design and removable drive feature. This unique HDD enclosure is designed for computer enthusiasts and gamers who need massive storage device without modifying their system or taking up additional system space. The MB174U3S-4SB accepts up to four 3.5" SATA 3 hard drives with blazing fast USB 3.0 and eSATA interface. The built-in 120mm cool blue LED fan with all around mesh design provides excellent cooling to the drive which can extend HDD lifespan. The easy access fan speed control and LED brightness control allow you to configure various setting that fits your need. Lastly, the EZ-Grip handles gives you the ability to replace drives in a matter of seconds. The Black Vortex MB174U3S-4SB is a must-have multi-bay enclosure that perfectly blends performance and aesthetics.

As storage space remains an integral part of many applications, the MB174U3S-4SB aims to fill the void which the storage market has neglected. With support of up to 4 drives, the Black Vortex can provide ample storage space for all your data needs without occupying space within your system. With 4 x 6TB hard drives, you can squeeze up to 24TB of storage into this compact enclosure.

Icy Dock Announces ExpressCage MB322SP-B

If you're seeking a compact rack with versatility and functionality, we have a convenient enclosure just for you. The ExpressCage MB322SP-B is a mobile rack that converts a 5.25" device bay to fit two 2.5" SATA/SAS HDD/SSD (7mm-9.5mm), and includes a 3.5" slot for either a hard drive or a 3.5" device. With the unique tool-less drive installation design, the ExpressTray Mini allows you to install your 2.5" SATA or SAS HDD/SSD simpler than ever, and the optional bottom tray screw holes are provided for added stability. The MB322SP-B has a detachable dust cover which keeps the front panel enclosed to block out dust particles when the 3.5" slot is left unused or when there's a 3.5" HDD installed. Soft blue LED indicator lights on each 2.5" drive bay notify you when drives are being used without being too distracting. For maximum durability we have implemented enhanced door latches and a solid metal housing.

Not your typical 5.25" mobile rack, the ExpressCage MB322SP-B *takes two 2.5" SATA/SAS HDD/SSD of 7mm to 9.5mm height and converts them into two hot-swap drive bays. It also includes 3.5" slot for a 3.5" device or 3.5" hard drive for various build options. With the extra slot, users can expand their storage by adding a 3.5" HDD or a ToughArmor MB992SK-B for two more 2.5" hot swap bays. The 3.5" slot is also compatible with an assortment of 3.5" form factor devices from USB 3.0 hubs to fan speed controllers. This versatility makes the MB322SP-B an essential tool for a wide range of power users and system builders looking to add variability to their computer build.

VisionTek Introduces DriveXpander 2.5-inch Drive Expansion Slot Adapter

VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek), a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced the new VisionTek DriveXpander 2.5" drive expansion slot adapter. Designed to fit any full-sized PCI or PCIe expansion slot, the DriveXpander enables data transfer speeds up to 600MB/s from bare drives with nearly any Windows based PC desktop or OS X based 2006-2012 Mac Pro.

Icy Dock Intros EZConvert Air Lite MB482SP-3B

The EZConvert Air Lite MB482SP-3B ICY DOCK SATA 2.5" to 3.5" HDD/SSD converter is specifically designed for builders who prefer to mount their hard drive or SSD with screws for maximum stability. The EZConvert Air Lite MB482SP-3B features a top-free open air design with exceptional cooling and converts any 2.5" SATA HDD/SSDs into an exact 3.5" hard drive form factor with SATA 6Gbps speed. The entire converter is made of robust stainless-steel that is perfect for the most demanding applications. The perforated vents, top-free open air design, and metal construction all work synergistically to keep your drives as cool as possible.

SSDs are becoming more common in the average household, but most computer cases still don't have support for 2.5" drives. Since these chassis' don't normally have built in 2.5" SSD/HDD bays, a 2.5" to 3.5" HDD/SSD converter is an absolute necessity when purchasing 2.5" HDDs/SSDs. For enterprise, it's valuable for upgrading 3.5" HDD file servers to 2.5" HDD/SSD file servers without paying a tremendous amount for an entire system upgrade. The EZconvert Air Lite MB482SP-3B accepts 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD of any height from 7mm to 15mm. The bottom mounting screw holes allow you to mount your 2.5" hard drive or SSD firmly into the converter and mount your converter firmly into your chassis with provided screws. Securing your drives in place is critical for rugged system builds.

RAIDON Launches External 3.5" SATA6G + UASP Ready RAID Storage

The GR3660-B3 is a full-featured simple and easy dual bay storage device, along with RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring), and JBOD three application modes, with Super Speed USB3.0 transmission interface, not only with fast transmission performance but also easily content data safety with 8TB large storage capacity or information exchange requirement.

GR3660-B3 is compatible with all brands of 4TB SATA hard drives. Install two 4TB hard drives under RAID 0 mode and the system will provide 8TB of access. Independent JBOD mode can offer independent storage areas even if the hard drives are of different capacities.

OWC Launches the ThunderBay 4 Thunderbolt 2-Enabled Storage Solution

OWC expanded its Thunderbolt interface product line with the new ThunderBay 4 professional-grade, 4-bay enclosure with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports and RAID-ready capabilities, perfect for meeting the creative and demanding workflows of users.

Redefining High-Performance & Power in a 4-Bay Enclosure
OWC's ThunderBay 4 offers incredible storage capacity, throughput, and data-redundancy to any Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port. Enhance any application, such as A/V post-production, music, graphics, data management and photography, including Time Machine backups by accessing information with sustained data rates up to 1,342 MB/s and capacities up to 20 TB.

Icy Dock Unveils IcyCube MB561U3S-4S Enclosure

Introducing the ICYCube MB561U3S-4S 4-Bay external 2.5" & 3.5" HDD enclosure with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (UASP mode supported) and eSATA interface. The MB561U3S-4S is designed for those in need of large data storage with a small footprint and supreme build quality. The USB 3.0 interface allows you to access up to four drives and is backward compatible with USB 2.0. In addition, if your motherboard has a UASP enabled port then you can significantly increase the transfer speeds using the MB561U3S-4S. The eSATA interface delivers fast SATA III speed, supports eSATA port-multiplier function and is compatible with most of RAID controller card with eSATA port-multiplier interface. The 4 bay capacities give you enough room to optimize your data storage system with efficiency.

The ICYCube MB561U3S-4S supports both 2.5" and 3.5" SATA SSD/HDD with our new EZ-Tray design, allowing you to mix your 2.5" and 3.5" HDD within a single enclosure to save desktop space, power consumption and cost. The detachable 80mm cooling fan provides excellent cooling to the drives, and the 3 speed fan switch gives you full control over noise and temperature. The built-in power supply removes any requirement for an overly large power brick which helps you save space.

In Win D-Frame Mini Pictured, Designed for High-End ITX

Ahead of its formal unveiling in the sidelines of Computex 2014, In Win showed us the compact version of its iconic D-Frame chassis, the D-Frame Mini. Designed for mini-ITX motherboards, the case is practically open-air, with smoked acrylic panels lining two of its sides, and the various enclosures clinging on to its rod-frame. Unlike the original, the D-Frame Mini features a black main frame, and doesn't end up looking like construction scaffolding. The case has enough room for a high-end ITX build, complete with liquid cooling, a high-end PSU, multiple 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives; and so on. We'll get you the specifics soon.
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