Today LaCie announces the 12big Rack Storage Server, a comprehensive network storage solution complete with the software and hardware needed for serious backup or file sharing right out of the box. The 12big Rack Storage Server features the performance of Quad LANs and the power of Windows® Storage Server.

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With muscular performance and outstanding scalability at a competitive price point, the 12big Rack Storage Server is the perfect solution for corporate backup and file sharing. It is powered by the industry-standard Windows Storage Server 2008 R2, Microsoft’s® latest version of the powerful NAS platform. The 12big Rack Storage Server ships with 6Gb/s Nearline SAS disks, which feature redundant path technology that improve I/O results by more than 40%.

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Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that its SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) SATA3 bridge system-on-chip (SoC), part number, µPD720230, has passed the certification testing by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). Renesas also announced that AMD has tested and verified chipset compatibility with Renesas’ performance-enhancing UASP software for external storage devices.

USB 3.0 achieves data transfer speeds that are up to 10 times faster than the previous version of the standard, enabling more rapid and efficient transfers of data to and from external storage devices. Renesas has led the industry by introducing the world’s first USB 3.0 host controller in May 2009, and the company’s lineup of USB 3.0 host controllers has been broadly adopted by customers worldwide with total shipments already exceeding 450 million units.

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Innergie, the world’s leading provider of innovative consumer power solutions, is introducing two new power cables that are certified for use with all iOS portable devices including iPad, iPhone, and iPod, as well as more than 10,000 other portable devices with USB connections.  Innergie's unique Magic Cable Duo and Trio provide consumers with the only portable charging cable they will ever need for all their portable electronic devices.  In addition, Innergie is introducing three distinct Charging Kits for powering devices at home, in the office,  in your car, in the air, or just about anywhere else life takes you.

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Magic Cable features a convenient, integrated multi-tip design to charge and synchronize any number of electronic devices including Apple's entire line of portable iOS devices, Android and Blackberry Smartphones, and virtually any other device that uses USB as its power connector.  The Magic Cable Duo integrates a certified Apple tip and Micro USB tip in one cable, while the Magic Cable Trio provides an additional Mini USB tip to charge digital cameras, MP3 players, and a variety of portable GPS devices.

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ARCTIC Z1 Monitor Stand @ Phoronix
ASUS P9X79 Deluxe Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79) Motherboard @ TweakTown
ASUS Sabertooth X79 TUF Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews
Corsair Dominator GTX8 PC3-19200 Quad Channel 8GB Kit @ TweakTown
Intel Core i7-3690X Extreme Edition CPU @ Benchmark Reviews and Madshrimps
Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition CPU @ Benchmark Reviews, TweakTown and HotHardware.com
Intel DX79SI LGA2011 Desktop Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews

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Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the next generation of its entry-level, budget SSDNow V Series. The SSDNow V200 helps consumers revive their current PC and extend the life of their investment. The SSDNow V200 brings value and performance to consumers who are looking for an inexpensive upgrade option to boost their computer's performance.

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The SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s) SSDNow V200 is nearly twice as fast as the previous V100 SSD. It is also up to 20 percent less in price than its predecessor SSDNow V100 drive making it one of the best price/performance SSD solutions in the marketplace1. With better performance and a lower cost, the value-driven SSDNow V200 is perfect for cost-conscious consumers who are looking to upgrade to Flash-based, hard-drive solutions for the first time.

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Matrox Video Products Group today announced the immediate availability of Matrox Mojito MAX, an SDI/HDMI/analog HD/SD video and professional audio I/O card that includes an onboard Matrox MAX H.264 encoding accelerator.

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Not only does Matrox Mojito MAX provide broadcast-quality input and output for leading editing apps including Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 Production Premium, Apple® Final Cut Studio® and Final Cut Pro® X, as well as the new Avid® Media Composer® 6, it also lets users deliver H.264 files for the web, mobile devices, and Blu-ray up to five times faster than software alone without sacrificing quality. Other important features packed into this ¾-length PCIe card include 10-bit hardware scaling and inexpensive HD monitoring with the unique Matrox HDMI Calibration Utility.

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Sharkoon presents the successor to their local network, insertable hard drive docking station with the SATA QuickPort Pro LAN: The Sharkoon SATA QuickPort Pro LAN Giga replaces the existing Fast Ethernet interface with a significantly faster Gigabit Ethernet interface. Through its LAN Port, associated hard drives and other medians can be integrated into a local home or office network.

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In addition to the LAN Port and plug-in for SATA hard drives in 2.5 and 3.5 inch format, the Sharkoon SATA QuickPort Pro LAN Giga provides an integrated dual USB 2.0 hub and a card reader for SD, SDHC, MMC and MS cards. The USB hub and card reader are connected via USB to a computer or laptop, with hard drives also being connected alternatively via the eSATA interface.

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Sonnet Technologies, a leader in providing storage systems for professional users of Macintosh, Windows, and UNIX systems in the film, video, and broadcast industries, today announced the Fusion F2QR portable two-drive hardware RAID storage system. Mounted side by side in a tough aluminum enclosure about the size of two stacked CD cases, the diminutive system contains two, 2.5-inch, 1TB hard drives.

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Based on the multiple-award-winning Fusion F2, a portable two-drive RAID SATA storage system recognized for its performance, reliability, whisper-quiet operation, and shock-resistant characteristics, this compact device adds a built-in hardware RAID controller for configuring the drives; a quad interface with eSATA, FireWire(R) 800, and USB 2.0 ports for flexible compatibility; and a greater storage capacity. The Fusion F2QR delivers great performance with up to 160 MB/sec read and 100 MB/sec write data transfer rates, and is bus-powered by a FireWire port on the computer regardless the interface used.

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Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced the USB 3.0 Storage POD enclosure, a hard drive enclosure that converts almost any 2.5" HDD into a USB 3.0 external hard disk.

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Chances are you already have an external USB drive and its USB 2.0 connector is holding it back. The USB 2.0 bus keeps most drives from performing at their true potential and relegates their usage to simple storage backup. Now you can do something about it. By simply changing the enclosure, you can liberate your existing HDD and see double and even triple the speed - without reformatting.

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Addonics Technologies today announced the Addonics 2.5” and 3.5” Snap-In Disk Array removable drive systems that are ideal solutions for increasing hard drive storage in both small and large computing systems.

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The Addonics 2.5" Snap-In Disk Array is a high density removable hard drive system that supports installing up to four 2.5" SATA hard drives or SSDs into one standard 5.25" drive bay. This compact form factor makes it an ideal solution for increasing hard drive storage in small computers, mini ATX systems or for applications that require a large number of drives.

The 2.5” Snap-In Disk Array is designed to accommodate any 2.5" SATA hard drive or SSD with a drive height up to 12.7 mm. Each drive slot is equipped with its own power and drive access LEDs. A lock on the drive door secures each hard drive in the Disk Array unit.

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