Creative Technology today announced the release of Sound Blaster X3, its latest addition to the illustrious Sound Blaster line-up of sound cards which ignited the PC audio revolution 30 years ago. A high-resolution USB DAC with multi-channel audio playback, it combines Creative's multiple award-winning technological breakthroughs – the famed Sound Blaster digital processing technology and game-changing Super X-Fi headphone holography – for a compelling solution which audio enthusiasts simply cannot ignore.
Sound Blaster Enters New Dimension with Super X-Fi
Sound Blaster's audio revolution began with the creation of the first Sound Blaster 1.0 sound card in 1989, when it transformed PC audio forever. Since then, over 400 million Sound Blasters have been sold, with the brand etching several milestones in sound card development. Sound Blaster users have been fascinated over the past 30 years with innovation and technology benefits.
Elgato, the leading provider of hardware and software for content creators, today announced the launch of HD60 S+, an external video capture card that lets content creators play high-fidelity console games in stunning 4K60 HDR10 while simultaneously streaming or recording gameplay in 1080p60 HDR10. It’s easy to get set up and streaming with HD60 S+ thanks to a simple USB 3.0 connection and full compatibility with today’s most prominent streaming applications including OBS Studio, Streamlabs OBS, and XSplit. Accompanied by powerful Elgato 4KCU recording software, HD60 S+ is ideal for content creators looking to grow audiences on Twitch, YouTube, and Mixer.
Building upon the original hugely popular HD60 S, HD60 S+ allows 4K60 HDR10 zero-lag passthrough, with onboard video downscaling to enable streaming to any platform in industry standard full HD 1080p60 quality and recording unlimited 1080p60 HDR10 footage to your hard drive. HD60 S+ also benefits from ultra-low latency Instant Gameview technology, keeping gameplay, mic, webcam, and other sources perfectly synched.Add a comment
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today announces the launch of the ADATA SC680 external solid state drive (SSD). The SSDs features a stylish and compact form factor for easy portability and implements the USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface for excellent read and write performance.
Lightweight and Fast
Lightweight (35g), and only 10mm thick, the SC680 is very portable, slipping into pockets and bags with ease. Utilizing the USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface it’s also fast too, sporting read/write speeds of up to 530/460MB/s, making it over 6.6 times faster than external hard drives. This performance not only benefits users when transferring stored data, but also when loading game titles. What is more, it is shockproof, operates quietly, and consumes less power than many other external SSDs.
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today announces the launch of the XPG SX8100 PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive (SSD). Utilizing PCIe Gen3x4, 3D NAND Flash, and featuring 3500/3000MB/s read and write, the SX8100 M.2 2280 SSD gives DIY enthusiasts, overclockers and graphics professionals the performance they seek.
Supporting PCIe Gen3x4 and the NVMe 1.3 standard the SX8100 delivers read and write speeds of up to 3500/3000MB per second and random read and write of 300K/240K IOPS. Along with 3D NAND Flash, it offers high capacities, efficiency, and durability, while the M.2 2280 form factor supports the latest Intel and AMD platforms. With SLC caching and a DRAM cache buffer the SX8100 accelerates PC performance for quick access to files and game loading.Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today officially released QTS 4.4.1. In addition to integrating Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS to support next-generation hardware platforms, QNAP is advancing NAS usability by incorporating highly-anticipated services, including a cloud storage gateway that makes hybrid cloud storage and applications easier, source-based deduplication to optimize backup and recovery efficiency, a Fibre Channel SAN solution, and much more.
“We gathered valuable user feedback from QTS 4.4.1 beta testing that helped us complete the official release,” said Ken Cheah, Product Manager at QNAP, adding “Our focus in this recent QTS update was integrating cloud storage services to help organizations seamlessly leverage the cloud for storage, while securing on-premises data and applications for more usage scenarios.”Add a comment
Engineers at Innodisk, using the latest 3D NAND vertical architecture technology, have delivered stellar performance and blistering speeds in the latest iteration of the company’s new 3D NAND TLC SSD range. The Innodisk 3TS5-P SSD series complies with JESD219 standards complementing endurance workloads at enterprise level in situations where data compression or reduction is carried out for encryption purposes but doesn’t distort the normal internal workings of the SSD.
The new 3D NAND TLC SSD series handles increased data storage demands in varied form-factors while maintaining read/write speeds for endurance and is designed for heavy workload applications. As data becomes the core of the IoT era and faster data speeds are required to necessitate reliability, the Innodisk 3D NAND TLC offers 2 drive writes per day (DWPD=2). This offers the potential of higher capacity within a smaller physical space thus lowering the mechanical interference and improving the airflow inside the system chassis, while also improving electrical use to reduce power consumption, boosting power consumption, and providing higher data write performance, as well as built-in hardware-based AES for data security.
Capable of being placed within the 2.5” SSD and M.2 form factors, it delivers data throughput with better latency of I/O operations and less total energy consumption. This provides improved power for day-to-day usage and works well with sequential writes. Average read and write latencies are reduced on a steadier 1TB drive thus when combined with heavy application use, the Innodisk brings high and stable performance for application launch and file load times.Add a comment
CyberLink Corp., announced today the 2019 release of its creative multimedia editing products spearheaded by major updates to Director Suite 365, CyberLink's flagship professional collection of creative software. The 2019 Director Suite update brings significant additions to PowerDirector, PhotoDirector, AudioDirector, and ColorDirector. It empowers users with more creative tools, optimized workflow and management options, AI-powered editing, plus an even more comprehensive collection of innovative plug-ins and effect packs.
PowerDirector 18 strives to deliver powerful video editing tools & effects. With the new motion graphic titles and shape designer, creators can add professional-looking animated titles with motion graphic elements and insert vector-based shapes with auto-fit text in their videos. Social media fans are now able to create, edit, and produce videos in 1:1 square aspect ratio for platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. Professional videographers, YouTubers, and vloggers looking to produce ultra high-quality content can now enjoy support for 10bit/10bit HDR video, and 4K video preview, coupled with CPU performance boosts for i9 and R9 chipsets.Add a comment
BIOSTAR, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices, is proud to announce a new series of SDDs to it’s offering with the latest S120, available in 128GB, 256GB , 512GB and 1TB. With a thickness of only 7mm and a minimalistic design meant to blend in any case, the S120 Series SSDs are designed for gamers who are looking for considerably better loading times and increased performance, as well as for content creators looking for a balanced storage solution that offer speed, throughput, density, portability, reliability, and affordability.
Whether you need to store your vast media library, some demanding games, or simply run your system OS from, the 1TB, 512GB, 256GB and 128GB BIOSTAR S120 SSDs offer a wide array of storage configuration that can meet your specific needs.
Today at the 2019 IBC Show, LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology plc, announced three new storage solutions for creative, media and entertainment (M&E) professionals. The new LaCie Rugged SSD Pro, LaCie Rugged SSD, and LaCie Rugged BOSS SSD deliver world-class, precision-engineered solutions, designed by Neil Poulton, to help M&E professionals easily manage their precious content ensuring their data is secure and accessible anytime, anywhere.
According to a recent IDC whitepaper, sponsored by Seagate, the amount of data created, captured or replicated by the M&E industry across the globe from 2018 to 2025 is expected to grow at a 25% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). Creative professionals should consider implementing a data strategy that supports this level of mobility; choosing a solution that can handle the increase in volume of data and facilitate the management of their workflow.Add a comment
VIPER GAMING, a trademarked brand of PATRIOT and a global leader in performance memory, solid-state drives (SSDs) and flash storage solutions, is releasing their new PCIe 4.0 SSD, the VIPER VP4100 M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4 x 4 SSD.
VP4100 M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4 x 4 SSD is an excellent M.2 SSD choice for hardcore gamers, PC enthusiasts, content creators, and video rendering professionals who are looking into blazingly fast startup times and instantaneous access for superior productivity. VIPER VP4100's blazing transfer speeds empower the user to access and get back into their games faster while accelerating the overall responsiveness of the system. The VP4100 is ten times faster than the traditional SATA III SSD speeds and deliver remarkable sequential Read speeds of up to 5GB/s and Write speeds of up to 4.4GB/s. The drive also provides up to 800K random Read and Write IOPs for massive throughput. 4K Aligned Random Read and Write optimizes the SSD for multi-threaded and data-intensive applications for when the system is accessing multiple applications at once.Add a comment