In the world of gaming, time is literally a matter of win or loss. In less than a second, a game’s performance is determined. Boost your PC with Apacer’s AS682 ARMOR+ solid state drive and get ahead of your opponent in every move! Equipped with SATA III interface, AS682 ARMOR+ operates read/write speed at 540/475MB per second with 95,000 IOPs. Available in 250GB and 500GB, this SSD is advantaged in many ways, including high performance, low power consumption, high durability, excellent value for money, and multiprocessing architecture.
Effectively Boost Your Gaming Skill with Apacer AS682 ARMOR+ SSD
The first generation of ARMOR was born out of Apacer’s dedication in perfecting SSD for better gaming experience. The latest release, AS682 ARMOR+ is even more advanced in processing speeds, with 540MB/s (read) and 475MB/s (write). The 95,000 IOPS makes one thing clear: from scene changes, battles, to fast moves, the smooth fluidity is unparalleled even with most complicated in-game actions. Compatible with most of the PCs and motherboards, the SATA III interface delivers a blazing fast performance, making it an ideal must for enhancement.
Gear-like Emblem : a Symbol of Victory
The design on the shell of AS682 ARMOR+ is inspired by the iron core often seen on comic book superheroes. The noticeable gear-like emblem is symbolic of its ceaseless read/write capability and superb speed. The metal shell is textured to present an extremely fine touch, simulating the advanced equipment worn by a hero on a mission. What’s more, the metal has effective heat reduction capability. Whether you are utility-driven or aesthetic-oriented, AS682 ARMOR+ is here to complement both your PC and your win.
QNAP Systems, Inc. today released the powerful enterprise-class TES-x85U NAS series, including the 18-bay TES-1885U and the 30-bay TES-3085U. Both models are powered by a high-performance yet energy-saving Intel® Xeon® D processor, and provides the choice of dual OS inside a single rackmount NAS. Users can choose to install the business storage QES operating system or the app-centric QTS operating system based on their needs. The TES-x85U series with QES is the perfect backup storage for the dual-controller Enterprise ZFS NAS (ES1640dc).
The 12Gb/s SAS-enabled TES-1885U and TES-3085U adopt an advanced 14nm Intel® Xeon® D 64-bit SoC processor with an integrated PCH (6-core and 8-core respectively). Both models have two built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports to natively support 10GbE network environments, and can further boost system performance with PCIe Gen.3 expansion for additional 10GbE/40GbE adapters and PCIe NVMe SSD. The high-density TES-3085U is especially useful for providing an ultra-fast all-flash storage solution that offers up to 24 drive bays and 6 dedicated SDDs bays for caching.Add a comment
Western Digital Corporation (“Western Digital”) today announced WD Blue and WD Green solid state drives (SSDs), the first WD-branded SATA client SSDs. The new SSDs complement the company’s industry leading family of hard drives for PCs and workstations, providing a full portfolio of WD storage devices for virtually any application.
The ultimate solution for building DIY PCs, extending the life of current PCs or upgrading existing storage, the WD Blue and WD Green SSDs boast near-maximum speed of SATA drives, best-in-class endurance and MTTF and WD Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) Lab certification, resulting in quick boot times and increased program responsiveness. Consumers benefit from the combination of reliable storage with an industry-leading 1.75M hours MTTF, coupled with reduced power and less heat when compared to HDDs. Both include free, downloadable, WD SSD Dashboard software, which allows continuous performance and capacity monitoring. For consumers who are looking for instant-on responsiveness, durability, low power consumption, and ultra-thin, ultramobile form factors, the WD Blue and WD Green SSDs are the perfect options.Add a comment
Western Digital Corporation (“Western Digital”), today introduced modern and innovative redesigns of its My Passport, My Passport for Mac, and My Book hard drive lines, which have been highly recognized leading sellers for more than a decade. In partnership with fuseproject, an award-winning industrial design and branding firm, the reimagined products were built with the customer in mind. Developed to help make a connection between the device and user, the new drives also include password protection and hardware encryption so customers will love their hard drive as much as they cherish the content stored on it.
“As the storage landscape continues to rapidly evolve, and the bars for design and user-experience have increased, the team focused on the design and user experience to catapult My Passport and My Book to the next level,” said Jim Welsh, senior vice president, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. “Through the reimagined design language, we want to engage consumers in a conversation about how storage is core to their lives and how they feel more empowered by the real benefits of capturing, protecting and enjoying life’s precious memories.”Add a comment
VIA Labs, Inc., a leading supplier of SuperSpeed USB and Power Delivery Controllers, today announced that the VIA Labs VL716 USB 3.1 to SATA III Bridge Controller with native USB Type-C support has achieved SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps certification from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).
Optimized for the latest USB Type-C external storage applications such as USB Type-C optical drives, SSD’s, and HDD’s, the VL716 single-chip USB 3.1 Gen 2 to SATA III Bridge Controller offers blazing data transfer rates up to 10Gbps and is fully backwards compatible with USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB High-Speed, and USB Full-Speed modes. With native USB Type-C support built-in, the VL716 offers advanced features such as USB-C connector orientation detection and USB Mux to enable the reversibility feature without additional components or cost.Add a comment
Launching today is the latest version of Nero 2017, the successful multimedia software for burning, copying, creating, editing, ripping, converting, playing and streaming media content.
This latest edition sees significant improvements such as ease of use, playback, video editing, transcoding and burning, as well as sharing videos, photos and music in the highest quality. Nero is positioning itself as users ‘best-friend’ for day-to-day digital life. For example, through support for the HEVC (H.265) format, SecurDisc 4.0 for the highest security standard for burned discs and the Nero KnowHow App, which enables users to get the best out of their Nero software.
Nero users have thousands of photos, videos and other multimedia files stored on lots of different devices such as smartphones, tablet PCs, laptops and desktops. Looking for a specific file can often be like searching for a needle in a haystack with users trying to remember where they saved it. The Classic and Platinum versions of Nero 2017 put an end to this by allowing users to search via timeline, faces, places and tags. While the Nero 2017 Classic multimedia suite includes extensive functions for mastering the day-to-day digital life, Nero 2017 Platinum delivers especially high-quality results thanks to cutting-edge technology (HEVC/H.265) and advanced functions.Add a comment
Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today announces the limited edition USB flash drive Ultima II I-Series Multi-Pack. To collocate the classic Ultima II I-Series with the latest splendid colors, rose gold, gold and space gray. The limited edition pack is especially designed for iSheeps and trendies who are fond of metallic colors. It is perfect for yourself or to give as a present! Ultima II I-Series is not only applied with the aluminum solid casing to prevent it from fingerprints and being scratched, but also characterized with the extremely compact size and a built-in strap hole which makes itself convenient for daily carrying.
Stunningly crafted, Brighten up
Ultima II I-Series is designed with durable aluminum solid casing and that protect the drive surface from fingerprints and scratches. The rugged construction ensures extraordinary and durable performance. Additionally, an exquisite sandblasting treatment is employed to bring out the bright sheen of color rose gold, gold and space gray which make the USB drive the most outstanding accessary.
In a world where the meaning of big is constantly redefined by small, ASMini, the latest pocket-sized invention from digital storage leader Apacer, is certainly one step ahead. Featuring an admirable sustained read/write speed of 450MB/s and 400MB/s, this name card sized SSD offers a respectable capacity of 240GB(MAX) in storage. Engineered to resist shock and impact, your data will not only be safely guarded, but they can also be accessed when on a go without concerns over damage.
The outcry for a light, compact memory storage that has the portability of a thumb drive and the capacity of a hard drive has finally been answered! ASMini is an accomplishment of Apacer’s renowned expertise in mobile storage and techniques in building superb SSDs, or even better, it is anti-shock and comes with an ultra-fast speed, making it a must for professionals working around high mobility.
Have it All in Your Pocket, Literally
At the size of a name card with 8.1 cm x 5.4 cm in dimension, ASMini has unequalled portability with only 0.6cm in thickness. It is designed to fit inside any pocket, delivering huge performance in a small package. With up to 240GB in memory capacity, ASMini can hold up to 6 hours of 4K video and truly satisfy those who have storage demands.*spec: 4K DCI, H.264 24fps, at 724MB per minute
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the XPG SX8000 SSD, which uses an M.2 form factor loaded with 3D MLC NAND Flash and an SMI 2260 controller. The SX8000 meets NVMe 1.2 specifications and connects directly to motherboards via PCI Express 3.0 x4 (PCIe 3x4) to deliver 2.4GB/s read and 1GB/s write, with 100K/140K IOPS. The SX8000 arrives in diverse capacities (128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB), ensuring a new generation of SSD performance is available to more users. A slightly faster version fitted with an attractive XPG heatsink will release by the end of October, promising an aesthetic bonus for case modding enthusiasts.
Compact M.2 PCI 3x4 shatters speed barriers
The XPG SX8000 connects to desktop and notebook PCs via low profile M.2 2280 and channels data through PCI Express 3.0 x4 (four lane). The low latency and big bandwidth of PCIe enable up to 2.4GB/s read and 1GB/s write – four times the read and twice the write performance of average SATA 6Gb/s SSDs. Random 4K IOPS figures are 100K read and 140K write, also significantly more than SATA-based drives. The SX8000 features full NVMe 1.2 compatibility, powering a large performance boost that means users notice gains in real world scenarios, especially loading times within games that require heavy asset streaming and in professional applications such as graphics and audio rendering.
Roxio today introduces Roxio Creator NXT 5 and Roxio Creator NXT Pro 5, the latest releases of its complete burning and creativity suite. Now featuring Multi-Camera Video Editing and Corel AfterShot 3, Roxio Creator NXT 5 gives you everything you need to enhance and manage your photo collections, create great-looking, dynamic videos, burn your digital media to disc, and share on the latest devices.
The Roxio Creator NXT 5 product line boosts your movie-making power with new Multi-Camera Video Editing that makes it easy to work with footage from multiple cameras. With support for two cameras in Creator NXT 5 and up to four cameras in Creator NXT Pro 5, automatically align clips with Audio Syncing and easily view, edit, and switch camera angles, enabling you to tell your story from any perspective.
"With disc burning and so much more, Roxio Creator has long been a favorite digital media suite for anyone who wants to make the most of their photos, video and music. With the added power of Multi-Cam video and new AfterShot photo editing in Creator NXT 5, we're giving you the flexibility you need to tell, preserve and share all your stories in exciting new ways," said Michel Yavercovski, Senior Director of Product Management for Roxio.Add a comment