OCZ Unveils RevoDrive up to 80,000 IOPS
OCZ Technology outs the RevoDrive PCI-Express SSD today, an innovative storage solution that focuses on both performance and affordability for consumers. The new RevoDrive was developed to push the limits of economical SSD technology to deliver a revolutionary product with a remarkable price point.
Moving beyond the bottleneck of SATA II (3Gbps), the OCZ RevoDrive features a PCIe interface to deliver superior speeds over 500MB/s reads and random small file writes up to 80,000 IOPS, nearly twice the speed of other consumer SSDs. Thanks to a proprietary RAID 0 design, the RevoDrive maximizes data access and bandwidth to promote a faster, more responsive PC experience compared to not only hard drives, but other SSDs on the market.
Corsair Flash Padlock 2 Security Announcement
Instructions for correcting the security issue are as follows, and can also be found at corsair.com/padlockupdate. Please note that this procedure must be followed in its entirety to ensure the security of the drive. Also note that while the procedure is NOT destructive, we recommend that you back up your data prior to proceeding.
Drive must be in a LOCKED state. If the drive is plugged into a system, remove it.
Press and hold the KEY button and the 0/1 button down, simultaneously, for five or more seconds.
Release the KEY and 0/1 buttons. Note that at this stage your password MAY have been erased, but data will still exist on the drive.
Wait until any LEDs are no longer illuminated or blinking
Press and hold the KEY button for three seconds. Both red and green LEDs will illuminate.
Enter a new PIN using the PIN keys. A user PIN may be 4 to 10 digits long; for security, Corsair recommends 6 digits or more.
Press and release the KEY button. Both red and green LEDs will blink in unison.
Re-enter your PIN to confirm.
Press and release the Key button. Green LED will flash, indicating your PIN has been accepted.
Your drive is now secure.
Assistance is available by contacting Corsair Technical Support. Technical Support can be reached via telephone, by email, or by accessing Corsair
Cooler Master HAF-X review
Cooler Master HAF-X review
We test and review the HAF-X from Cooler Master. The HAF X rears its head marketed as the most powerful HAF (High Air Flow) chassis to date. An enthusiast targeted chassis that will keep your expensive components cooled down well, with a very user-friendly but extremely aesthetically pleasing design. To date each HAF and any HAF series chassis has proven to be extremely gratifying, has rugged looks and offers plenty of space for your hardware.
This new model is even compatible with USB 3.0 devices. You'll notice in the review that the chassis comes with dedicated support and cooling for graphic cards, excellent airflow with the help of up to four gargantuan fans.
Pioneer Elite SC-37,VSX-30, VSX-31, and VSX-32 AV receivers
Pioneer has introduced no less than six AV receivers for home theater fans including the new Elite SC-37, VSX-30, VSX-31, and VSX-32 units. The line has some lower priced units as well as the high-end SC-37 flagship receiver.
The VSX-30 and VSX-31 are prices at $550 and $650 respectively and have iPhone and iPod touch control with Bluetooth streaming audio capability with an optional adapter. The receivers also support HDMI 1.4a for 3D content. The high-end SC-37 receiver sells for $2200.
The receiver has a Home Media Gallery feature that lets the user access photos and music files from a computer on a local network and it supports satellite radio and Rhapsody. The VSX-32 has the same features as the other VSX receivers and adds Marvell Qdeo video processing technology.
Sharkoon USB 3.0 packing Rapid Case
Sharkoon has offered up a new external case for your extra 3.5-inch HDDs with the SATA interface that will let you use those drives as external storage. The new enclosure uses USB 3.0 connectivity for blazing fast data transfers and access.
The case is made from solid aluminum. It is also compatible with 2.5-inch HDDs as well. In addition to USB 3.0 connectivity, the drive also supports USB 2.0 and eSATA connections.
The Rapid Case measures 205mm L x 115mm W x 35mm H and weighs 460g. It will work with Windows XP, Vista and 7 operating systems and ships with the needed USB 3.0 cable. The device sells for 29.90 euros.
Acer Predator AG7750-U2222 has GeForce GTX 470 3-way SLI
The case has an aggressive design, a memory card reader and your optical drives are hidden behind a mechanized front cover, an illuminated door on the lower front of the case provides easy access to the hot-swappable HDDs and inside the case you'll find red LED lighting. Additionally, the chassis also features a secure handle to make it easier to transport your gaming PC to LAN parties.
Gamers with empty bank accounts need not apply, as this new gaming rig starts at a serious $1,999.
Here's the press release with all the details:
Acer, the world
Transformers: War for Cybertron Trailer
Warmouse Meta has no less than 18 buttons
Warmouse Inc released their new ultimate Meta mouse. It
Guru3D Rig of the Month - June 2010
Guru3D Rig of the Month - June 2010
This months winner's RIG speaks all for itself. He made his PC his own battleship, in fact his theme for this build was Battlestar Gallactica. We had several really good entries this month alright, but this build is just magnificent and a very worthy winner which I think you all can agree on.
Lukasz aka luke997 is the winner of Rig of The Month June 2010. Meet this software engineer at the age of 30, he has been a Guru3D aficionado for a year or three and the surely likes to build kick'ass PCs.
Check out his rig right here.
TeamGroup announces Aegis C101 flash drive series
Team Technology Inc outs the new Aegis C101 flash drive series. Five different colors to five different capacities. As you can see, there is a wide variety of iterations up to 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB, from left to right respectively. All models support USB 2.0 interface and high speed read/write data transport of 20MB and 10MB per second. As TeamGroup states, all flash disks are environmentally friendly
Apple Acknowledges iPhone 4 Reception Issues
Gripping any mobile phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance, with certain places being worse than others depending on the placement of the antennas. This is a fact of life for every wireless phone. If you ever experience this on your iPhone 4, avoid gripping it in the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band, or simply use one of many available cases.
Meanwhile we can also confirm that iOS 4 already hacked - PwnageTool 4.01 was Released. With PwnageTool 4.01 certain devices are not supported this is because they are not supported in iOS 4.0 or they are not supported by our software. But they're working on ways to get past these restrictions. Info here.
Crysis 2 Trailer Marine Salvage clip
Crytek has released a new Crysis 2 trailer dubbed 'Marine Salvage. This Crysis 2 "Marine Salvage" trailer showing cinematic action pieces in and around New York City's Grand Central Terminal
BDXL offers 100GB & 128GB Blu-ray discs
Blu-ray Disc Association (also known as BDA), announced today the final media specifications for the new Blu-ray format, called BDXL (High Capacity Recordable and Rewritable discs) and IH-BD (Intra-Hybrid discs). We are excited to hear that there two versions of the forthcoming multi-layer BDXL Blu-ray format.
The first one is "write-once" only and has a capacity of 128GB . According to the press release at Los Angeles, this media aims to meet the expectations for commercial broadcasting and medical or document image requirements. Instead of this, we expect some ultra HD three dimensional movies like Avatar, just for our 3D-eye satisfaction.
The second version is about a 100GB inside into a "re-writable" Blu-ray disc. Well, imagine that you work at Pixar
Patriot Sector 7 DDR3 3-Channel EP Series
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Club3D releases GeForce GTX 465
G.Skill extends Warranty on most niche SSDs
In order to provide a better service for its customers, G.Skill has extended the warranty to 3 years for all Phoenix series SSD, Including Phoenix and the latest Phoenix Pro drives. For the consumers who have already purchased any G.Skill Phoenix series SSD, G.Skill will also provide 3 years warranty service too.
All G.Skill SSD solutions now come with 3 years warranty and the G.Skill Technical team is always ready to provide consumers with complete technical support via online forums, telephone and email.
Check out our Phoenix SSD review here.
Thermaltake outs USB 3.0 HDD docking bay
Hmmmz, definitely interesting. Thermaltake introdced a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed docking station, two actually, one for all 2.5"? and 3.5"? HDDs, making it more convenient and easy to transfer large documents, pictures or movies between hard drives and computers.
With support for hard drives of up to 2 TB capacity the Thermaltake BlacX 5G offers utmost storage convenience and flexibility for people on the move and those with huge data archives. Backward compatibility with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 increase usage scenarios to even migrate data from older systems and make them available on the latest USB 3.0 SuperSpeed devices. The easy plug & play installation warrants for operation with Windows systems as well as Mac OS, while the premium shielded data cable does not only guarantee increased data safety but also boosts transfer rates up to 5.0 Gbps with USB 3.0 compatible devices.
The compact BlacX 5G (ST0019) sports dimensions of barely 73 (H) x 136 (W) x 88 (D) mm making it easy to place anywhere near or on your computer. It is already bundled with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed data transfer cable and a power cord for immediate use.
The BlacX 5G is available for an MSRP of US$ 49.99
MSI R5670 Cyclone 1G review
MSI R5670 Cyclone 1G gets tested
We test the MSI R5670 Cyclone 1G. This is a sub 100 USD graphics card that certainly is not a card with a lot of muscle, but for low-level and not too demanding gaming, it can suffice. MSI decided to redesign the board a little bit, slapped a Cyclone cooler on the GPU, ditched their high-end 'military class' components on it, equipped it with some faster memory and bam... you've got yourself a product that can be tweaked into the stratosphere.
1GHz ?! Not an issue my dear Watson. Here's the ling to this Guru3D article.