Creative Technology Ltd today announced at E3 2017 the latest addition to its Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming Series, the Sound BlasterX AE-5. E3 is the world's premier event for computer, video and mobile games and related products, making it the perfect place to debut the next era of PC audio.
The sound card features the world's best gaming headphone amplifier for PCs. The Sound BlasterX AE-5 delivers the ultimate audio performance with the full force of a 122dB 32-bit/384kHz ESS Sabre™ DAC, a kick-ass custom-designed 600Ω discrete headphone amp, audiophile-grade components, and proprietary Sound Blaster audio enhancement technologies.Add a comment
The month of June will undoubtedly go down as a great month for Xbox gamers. First, Xbox Game Pass went live at the beginning of the month, giving access to a regularly updated catalog of 100+ Xbox games. This week at E3 the next big Xbox titles will be revealed, making gamers further brim with anticipation. With Xbox Game Pass allowing direct downloads, and added games coming to the Xbox library, having enough space to enjoy all this greatness is critical.
That’s why Seagate took its latest storage solution for Xbox gamers to the next level. The new Seagate Game Drive Hub for Xbox features 8TB of storage and a multi-purpose USB hub for players with massive game libraries—demanding peak game storage capacity for today’s most advanced games. Designed and tested in collaboration with Xbox, Game Drive Hub for Xbox works seamlessly with any console in the Xbox One family of devices (Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X).Add a comment
Mushkin Enhanced MFG, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, today unveiled their new and improved mushkin.com website, and announced availability of their new REACTOR ARMOR3D and TRIACTOR 3D SSD Lines.
Featuring Silicon Motion's SM2258 controller the REACTOR ARMOR3D and TRIACTOR 3D are ideal tools for gamers, professionals, and consumers in need of high capacity storage solutions. Providing a complete set of fully loaded features with industry leading capabilities and Mushkin Enhance technologies, including:Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. today launched the TVS-882BR Blu-ray NAS series (including the TVS-882BR and TVS-882BRT3 models). QNAP also announced a partnership with Fengtao Software to provide an all-in-one backup solution with its DVDFab software. DVDFab provides a complete solution for backing up disc-based files to the NAS for more convenient storage while also enabling NAS-based files to be written to discs for disaster recovery purposes. The TVS-882BRT3 also features four Thunderbolt™ 3 ports, providing a highly-efficient collaborative environment for media professionals, while also allowing instant writing of their creative works to disc. The TVS-882BR can also serve as a Blu-ray player, allowing direct playback via HDMI using Linux Station or Virtualization Station (third-party media player software required - may require separate license purchase).
“The TVS-882BR series - available with a pre-installed Blu-ray Disc drive or an empty 5.25-inch bay - takes a unique place in the QNAP NAS line-up by enabling users to directly consolidate optical disc-based data to their NAS for easier management and sharing. The ability to write data to discs also provides another layer of data protection alongside modern NAS and cloud-based methods,” said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP. “With robust hardware and M.2 SATA 6Gb/s support, the TVS-882BR provides users with a complete range of IT solutions, including deploying resource-demanding virtualization applications, online collaboration, and building a shared Blu-ray NAS workstation,” Lin added.Add a comment
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today launched the UC360 and UC370 USB OTG Flash drives. As “on the go” protocol (OTG) USB drives, both models ensure quick, driverless connectivity with virtually any device that features USB. Both are 2-in-1 products, with the UC360 featuring USB-A and Micro USB and the UC370 combining USB-A and USB-C. Data delivery uses USB 3.1 speeds, and both drives are designed for durability and convenience across Windows, Mac OS, Android, and a host of other platforms such as game consoles and smart TVs. Consumers can choose from 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions of the new drives.
UC360: compact all-purpose storage
The UC360 manages to fit USB-A and Micro USB connectors on its ultra-compact chassis. It has a convenient strap mount so users can attach it to key chains, bags, belts and other items to prevent loss and make mobility easier. Weighing just 3.8g, the UC360 redefines superlight universal connectivity at up to 5Gbps.
Patriot, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals and flash storage solutions, today announced the release of the Viper Gaming Headset Stand /USB 3.0 Hub providing users with additional, easy-access, USB ports and a convenient storage solution for their favorite headset.
Powered by a USB connection on the rear of the base, the Patriot Viper Gaming Headset Stand is equipped with three USB 3.0 ports and a 3.5mm audio and microphone jack for a seamless connection to USB storage solutions, gaming peripherals and audio/visual devices. Offering easy plug-and-play functionality, no software is needed and connected devices will be detected almost instantly. A power switch at the rear of the stand allows users to easily turn the device off without having to power down their PC.Add a comment
PLEXTOR, a leading manufacturer of award-winning solid state drives (SSDs) and other high-performance digital storage devices for consumers, unveils its new M8Se NVME SSD series, today. The global launch event being held at the Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) features a live gaming competition participated in by global internet celebrities. The event also highlights the power and performance of PLEXTOR SSD technologies in the PC gaming arena.
Unlike typical press conferences, PLEXTOR opts to live-stream the product launch, gathering gamers from around the world, broadcasting via social media and online platforms and aiming to reach over two million online viewers globally.Add a comment
Amidst the cutting-edge innovations in NAS, networking, and IoT presented by QNAP Systems, Inc. at COMPUTEX 2017, the announcement of the world's first AMD Ryzen-based NAS took center stage and underlined QNAP's commitment to push the boundaries of NAS performance and functionality.
The new TS-x77 series leverages the incredible power of Ryzen, featuring processors with up to 8-cores/16-threads with Turbo Core up to 3.7 GHz to greatly boost virtualization performance. The TS-x77 is designed as a high-performance, highly-capable tiered storage geared for I/O intensive and virtualization applications, and also supports AMD Radeon™ and NVIDIA® graphics cards to satisfy resource-demanding video editing and playback.Add a comment
Western Digital Corporation (“Western Digital”), a global data storage technology and solutions leader, today announced the world’s first client solid state drives built with its 64-layer 3D NAND technology. This technology milestone enables the company to deliver new, innovative SSDs with lower power consumption and higher performance, endurance and capacities. This is the latest achievement in a nearly three-decades-long legacy of flash memory industry firsts from the company.
“Delivering 64-layer 3D NAND-based SSDs into the PC segment marks a critical step in our ongoing conversion to this new technology, as well as offers long-term benefits for our customers,” said MIke Cordano, president and chief operating officer, Western Digital. “Between our two, strong brands in SanDisk and WD, and their respective loyal customer bases and distribution channels, these advanced SSDs will appeal to a very broad footprint of the computing population that are seeking the benefits of today’s newest technologies.”Add a comment
Toshiba Memory Corporation (hereinafter Toshiba) today launched the XG5 series, a new line of NVM Express (NVMe) SSDs integrating 64-layer, 3D flash memories, with a maximum capacity of 1024GB in a thin single-sided form factor. Sample shipments to OEM customers start today in limited quantities, and Toshiba will gradually increase shipments from the third calendar quarter of this year.
The new SSDs, equipped with Toshiba’s latest 64-layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH, utilize the features of PCI EXPRESS® (PCIe®) Gen3 x 4 lanes and SLC cache to deliver 3000 MB/s sequential read and 2100 MB/s sequential write. They are also more efficient than Toshiba existing products and reduce standby mode power consumption by over 50%, to less than 3mW.Add a comment