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QNAP Announces New Energy-efficient TS-x31+ Turbo NAS Series Powered by ARM Cortex-A15 Dual-core Processor

QNAP Announces New Energy-efficient TS-x31+ Turbo NAS Series Powered by ARM Cortex-A15 Dual-core Processor Taipei, Taiwan, January 22, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the TS-x31+ series Turbo NAS for small and home offices. Embedded with a dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM® Cortex®-A15 CPU, the TS-x31+ series provides a powerful yet energy-efficient solution for file storage, sharing and data backup with hardware-accelerated encryption, coupled with the easy-to-use cloud-based Notes Station 2.0, various multimedia applications and more. “For home & small businesses, a powerful, secure yet affordable cloud storage solution is becoming a key investment for improving everyday business workflow,” said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. “With the TS-x31+ series, users can build a cost-efficient private cloud with ensured security and comprehensive business applications, ” added Hsu. Powered by an energy-efficient ARM Cortex-A15 dual-core 1.4GHz processor, new VFPv4 floating point unit, and 1GB DDR3 RAM with native support for SATA 6Gb/s drives, the TS-x31+ series delivers outstanding transfer and multitasking performance of up to 200MB/s throughput. The enhanced hardware encryption engine provides transfer speeds of over 150 MB/s with AES-256 bit Full NAS Volume Encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive data. Equipped with dual Gigabit LAN ports, the TS-x31+ series supports dual IP settings, p...



G.SKILL Releases Extremely High End DDR4 Memory Kit at 3400MHz, CL16-16-16!

G.SKILL Releases Extremely High End DDR4 Memory Kit at 3400MHz, CL16-16-16! Accompanied by a new DDR4 3200MHz CL15 memory kit Taipei, Taiwan – 15 January 2015 – G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid-state storage, is proud to release the Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3400MHz 16GB (4GBx4) memory kit at CL 16-16-16-36, and a new Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (4GBx4) memory kit with a faster CL15 timing. These extremely high end memory kits also come with awesome Turbulence III memory fans! Below are the specifications for these two new extreme high end DDR4 memory kits: The new Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3400MHz 16GB (4GBx4) memory kit is made from hand-picked IC and G.SKILL’s highly-selective binning process. It has also been tested for compatibility on the Asus Rampage V Extreme and Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion motherboards, shown in screenshots below. Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3400MHz 16GB (4GBx4) on Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3400MHz 16GB (4GBx4) on ASUS Rampage V Extreme About G.SKILL Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and SSD products, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.



SP/ Silicon Power Received Ten Awards from Taiwan Excellence 2015 for Six Consecutive Years

SP/ Silicon Power Received Ten Awards from Taiwan Excellence 2015 for Six Consecutive Years Taipei, Taiwan – January 14th, 2015 –SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today is honored to announce that SP has once again been crowned as the biggest winner of Taiwan Excellence Award 2015 for the sixth consecutive year. This year, SP was granted the most awards for its ten outstanding products, not only setting the record for the industry but also showing how perfection can be even more perfect. After winning numerous worldwide prestigious design awards in 2014 including iF Product Design Award, reddot Design Award, COMPUTEX d&i award and GOOD DESIGN AWARD, SP continues to exceed expectations and further demonstrates its strength in innovative product design by the great recognition from Taiwan Excellence Award 2015. Commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in 1992, Taiwan Excellence Award was established to encourage quality products made in Taiwan and has now become one of the most reliable and distinguished design awards. In its 23rd year, Taiwan Excellence Award attracted 1,155 entries from 448 companies running for the award. Judged by 91 experts and evaluated with the criteria of “R&D”, “Design”, “Quality”, “Marketability” and “Made in Taiwan”, SP outperformed many other competitors and received tremendous success with ten awards,...



G.SKILL Breaks Fastest DDR4 Memory Frequency Overclock at 4255MHz!

G.SKILL Breaks Fastest DDR4 Memory Frequency Overclock at 4255MHz! Taipei, Taiwan – 13 January 2015 – G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid-state storage, is extremely excited to announce a new memory record for fastest DDR4 memory frequency, set at 4255MHz CL18-18-18! This amazing achievement was attained on the Asus Rampage V Extreme motherboard (X99 chipset) and with the Intel i7-5960X processor, all under sub-zero liquid nitrogen cooling. Below is a screenshot of the record validation by CPU-Z. (Source: http://valid.canardpc.com/zqe93e About G.SKILL Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and SSD products, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory



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Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL

Introduction: Phanteks has moved to the top of our list as one of the premium manufacturers. Phanteks has been on the forefront as leader in the manufacturing of thermal solutions like high performance fans and air coolers. Phanteks this past year took the industry by surprise, when the company ventured into computer case manufacturing, by introducing for the very first time their award winning Phanteks Enthoo Primo full tower chassis. A chassis that was specifically designed for the computer enthusiast, and water-cooling aficionado. Today what better way than to start our New Year but to have the pleasure of reviewing the Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL and what looks to be a scaled down and smaller version of the acclaimed Enthoo Primo. The Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL sports many of its distinct features and designs, which includes multiple radiator support, modular HD cages, separate PSU area, and all aluminum look. The Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL is available in a satin black windowed version. Try imagining Primo, as it is anything but Mini, in a scaled down version, at a lower price. Without giving too much away the Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL features support for dual operating systems, and for its small size at 260 mm x 550 mm x 480 mm (W x H x D) 10.2in x 21.7in x 18.9in is anything but mini. In addition, these dimensions looks to be more of a mid-size form factor then a mini. The Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL sports a very spacious clean interior, making it very easy to build both air an...



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Wi-Fi Video Home Monitoring Camera – SpotCam

Wi-Fi Video Home Monitoring Camera – SpotCam – Announces New Professional Grade Motion Detection Capability New Motion Masking Feature Reduces False Alarms December 30, 2014, Taipei Taiwan – SpotCam, the cloud home monitoring service startup, announces a new Motion Masking feature for its SpotCam Wi-Fi home monitoring camera. Found in professional security camera systems, SpotCam’s new motion masking feature, attained by updating to the latest firmware, allows users to configure the camera to only monitor motions for a specified area. Reduce False Alarms Users can now tell the SpotCam, which offers 24 hours of cloud based security video storage for free, to ignore different areas of the camera’s view, such as a window, ensuring they only receive notifications that matter via email or the mobile app. Motion detection alerts are only triggered if there are motions in the unmasked part of the camera view. “The Motion Masking feature is useful when you are monitoring your home or office and you do not want to receive a notification every time a bird flies by the window,” says Jacky Lin, CEO of SpotCam. “By adding this advanced feature, we are further proving our commitment to provide professional-level security camera features for an entry-level price.” Simple to Setup, Simple to Use With an incredibly easy setup, SpotCam makes it easy to check up on loved ones from anywhere. A cloud based approach combined with iOS and Android apps means it’...



ADATA Wins Golden Pin Design Award 2014

ADATA Wins Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Elite CE700 / Choice PC500 / Elite SE720 Taipei, Taiwan – Dec. 16, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM computer memory modules and NAND Flash application products, has received the prestigious Golden Pin Award 2014 from among an approximate 2000 other entries by matching extremely eye-catching design features with superior performance. Thanks to advanced R&D, innovation and rigorous quality control, ADATA’s Elite CE700 wireless charging stand, Choice PC500 power bank and Elite SE720 external solid state drive stand well above competitors’ offerings. Wireless Charging Stand – Elite CE700 The Elite CE700 offers a revolutionary way to charge mobile phones: by eliminating the need for cables and bulky transformers. By simply placing a QI-supported phone on the charging pad, power is wirelessly transferred to the device for charging. Unlike other wireless chargers, the Elite CE700 can be used in both its flat and upright positions. It serves as a phone stand while in upright mode, allowing you to easily view and use the phone while charging. In order to easily adjust to phones and devices of varying sizes, the Elite CE700’s height while upright can be adjusted thanks to an amazingly simple yet ergonomic design. Power Bank – Choice PC500 The Choice PC500 is a glamorous backup power source sporting a compact size and large capacity of 5000mAh. To conserve power, it automatically turns...



Register for ADATA’s Tetris Challenge Online Gaming Event!

Register for ADATA’s Tetris Challenge Online Gaming Event! Gamers! Register and Play for a Chance to Win Big Prizes! Taipei, Taiwan – December 11, 2014 – ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM memory modules and NAND Flash applications, is pleased to be hosting a global online web-based event featuring a modernized classic favorite among gamers – Tetris! Taking place from December 8 – 29, 2014, gamers may register online and play ADATA’s Tetris Challenge™ for a chance to win big prizes including a GoPro HERO3, Sony Action Cams, and various ADATA products like SDHC flash memory and ADATA rechargeable Power Banks. See the game website for details: www.adata.com/event/2014/Tetris  Fun & Games! Hey gamers and ultra-performance PC freaks, as online gaming bandwidth speeds up, so can your PC’s performance! Be sure to upgrade your PC with ADATA’s DDR4 super-fast DDR4 PC memory and SSD storage so you can play one of your favorite classical computer games: ADATA’s Tetris Challenge! From December 8 through 29, be sure to go to www.adata.com/event/2014/Tetris to register for this global online event. After registering, play all you want on your PC or mobile device! Whenever you finish a game, your overall rank and score is displayed. Get Extra Points and a Secret Weapon!  We all know you can play well, but do you know how to grab some extra points? Aside from playing the game, you can score points by inviting your friends to play, ...



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PLEXTOR Announces the M.2 Christmas Contest with GIGABYTE

Plextor and Gigabyte are having an awesome Christmas Contest for 2014! The Contest runs from the 12th-25th, and there will be quite a few awesome prizes, including motherboards, SSD’s and more. Here is Plextor’s Facebook link to sign up for the Christmas Contest: Plextor and Gigabyte Facebook Contest – Christmas 2014    



Samsung Unleashes New Era of 3-bit V-NAND SSDs

SEOUL, South Korea – December 8, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today launched the 850 EVO, the latest addition to its branded solid state drive (SSD) line-up. Based on Samsung’s 3-bit 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, the 850 EVO SSD provides a significant boost in performance and endurance as compared to its predecessor, making it ideal for use in mainstream PCs. With the slogan of “a new caliber of performance & endurance,” the new drive will be globally launched in a total of 53 countries in the United States, Europe and Asian markets later this month. “We are thrilled to be providing users with an improved computing experience through the new 850 EVO SSDs,” said Unsoo Kim, Senior Vice President of the Branded Product Marketing team at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung will continue to introduce V-NAND-based SSDs in a variety of form factors, while accelerating the growth of the global SSD market.” While the Samsung 850 PRO SSD that launched in July uses 2-bit 3D V-NAND for professional use in high-end client PCs and small- and medium-sized enterprise servers, the 850 EVO is built with 3-bit 3D V-NAND technology. This makes it more suitable for general consumer use in devices such as notebook and gaming PCs. With the introduction of the 850 EVO, Samsung launches the next iteration of its consumer SSD product line-up with new V-NAND-based SSDs. The Samsung 850 EVO series comes in 1TB, 500GB, 25...



CRYORIG Chromatic and Golden Special Edition Heatsinks Giveaway

CRYORIG Chromatic and Golden Special Edition Heatsinks Giveaway 08.12.2014, Taipei, Taiwan – In a gesture to thank the world wide PC community for the great support, CRYORIG is holding a total of two year-end giveaway events, with the grand prize being one 24 Karat Gold Plated R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler. At the end of the two separate events, CRYORIG will be handing out a total of 4 Special Edition heatsinks. The first event is opened only to CRYORIG VIP members, meaning members who have purchased and registered at least one CRYORIG product. One winner will be chosen after all entries end on December 31st, for a 24 Karat Gold Edition Gold Plated CRYORIG R1 Ultimate. The second event is opened for all users worldwide, where they have the chance to win one of total 3 CRYORIG heatsink model and color of their choice. Possible color combinations include: True Red, Deep Blue, Vibrant Orange and Fresh Green. The Chromatic Special Edition Heatsinks are designed to match color schemes from popular mainboard series. Application cutoff date also ends on midnight December 31st. CRYORIG Year End Giveaway CRYORIG’s Offizielle Facebookseite About CRYORIG Officially founded in 2013, CRYORIG is a fresh new comer to the PC peripherals and Cooling market with a core team of seasoned veterans. The team’s resumes include experiences with renowned brands such as Thermalright, Prolimatech and Phanteks. The members are overclockers and PC modding enthusiasts, with a passion to strive for n...



ASUSTOR to Debut New NAS Applications at CES 2015

ASUSTOR to Debut New NAS Applications at CES 2015 ASUSTOR to exhibit new 70, 51, 50 series NAS models at CES 2015 at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas. All NAS devices are equipped with ADM 2.3, the latest version of the world’s first App-based NAS operating system. ASUSTOR will be presenting its comprehensive cloud storage technology which includes exciting new enterprise and multimedia applications. ASUSTOR welcomes all those who are interested to visit them and experience the latest in NAS technology, firsthand.   Date: Monday January 5th – Thursday January 8th, 2015 Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on January 8th) Location: Trump International Hotel Las Vegas (2000 Fashion Show Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109 USA ) The exact suite number for ASUSTOR’s exhibit will be announced 2 weeks before CES on the official ASUSTOR website. Taipei, Taiwan, November 27th, 2014 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, will showcase its latest 70, 51, and 50 series NAS models at CES 2015 in Las Vegas from January 5th – 8th. These new models are equipped with Intel® Core i3-4330 3.5GHz dual-core, Celeron J1900 2.0GHz quad-core, and Celeron J1800 2.41GHz dual-core processors respectively, providing home and business users with brand new storage solution options. ASUSTOR’s unique NAS lineup was developed based on an App-based concept. Different from traditional NAS operating systems, ASUSTOR’s ADM operating system al...



Minor updates for 3DMark and PCMark 8

Minor updates for 3DMark and PCMark 8 3DMark v1.4.828 (Windows) This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are unaffected. IMPROVED SystemInfo module updated to 4.32 for improved hardware detection. Reduced hardware monitoring overhead (was already negligible). Product key is no longer visible on the Help tab unless you choose to reveal it. FIXED Fixed a memory access violation issue with Ice Storm and Cloud Gate that could occasionally cause crashes in stress testing scenarios. Letterboxed scaling mode now retains a 16:9 aspect ratio even when selecting a non-default Output Resolution on the Help tab. PROFESSIONAL EDITION ONLY Fixed the “No outputs found on DXGI adapter” issue in the Command Line application affecting laptops with NVIDIA Optimus graphics switching technology. Fixed custom_x.3dmdef files to use the centred scaling mode by default. You can now change the scaling mode from a .3dmdef file and via command line. DOWNLOAD http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/3dmark#windows PCMark 8 v2.3.293 A bug fix in this update means that scores from the Storage Consistency and Storage Adaptivity tests included in PCMark 8 Professional Edition may improve slightly on some hardware. Other benchmark scores are not affected. IMPROVED SystemInfo module updated to 4.32 for improved hardware compatibility. FIXED Fixed an issue that could cause the Adobe After Effects test to fail. Fixed an issue that prevented the Storage benchmark from running on dynamic disks, includin...



QNAP Qnotes App Allows Users to Take Notes On-The-Go

QNAP Qnotes App Allows Users to Take Notes On-The-Go Taipei, Taiwan, November 26, 2014 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the Qnotes mobile app to enable users to take and share notes anywhere and anytime. In addition to synchronizing content with the Notes Station on a Turbo NAS, Qnotes allows offline note-taking as an easy-to-use tool to help users organize things in their work and personal life. “Qnotes is perfect for conveniently capturing ideas on the go and to save notes on the secure personal cloud provided by a Turbo NAS,” said Willy Kuo, product manager of QNAP. “Even when there is no access to the Internet, users can still take notes on their mobile devices,” added Kuo. Qnotes is designed with user friendliness and is a handy tool for productive note-taking. Users can flexibly insert photos, audio, and videos saved on their mobile device and attached SD card, directly add photos to their notes using their device camera, instantly create meeting minutes using templates, quickly add calendar events and to-do lists, and easily access all of the events and to-do’s from different notes from one place. Qnotes is beneficial for communication and teamwork in workplaces and in daily life. Along with sharing notes using social networks and messaging apps, users can also invite others to edit notes for productive communication and teamwork. Availability Qnotes & Qnotes HD is now available for Android on Google Play and for iPad f...



Super Talent Unveils its DDR4 DRAM Modules!

Super Talent Unveils its DDR4 DRAM Modules! More Bandwidth, Faster speeds, and Lower power consumption for enterprise environments San Jose, California — November 24, 2014 — Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces line of DDR4 DRAM modules. DDR4 is the successor to DDR3 which is widely used in global enterprise computing solutions. Chip support for DDR4 comes with Intel’s next-generation Xeon server processors based on Haswell architecture. DDR4 provides double the rate of data that DDR3 is able to and allows for increased module densities to provide greater DRAM capacity. In addition, the power usage of these modules is 1.2V compared to DDR3’s 1.5V — 20% lower than the previous generation’s standard power draw. With lower power usage and higher bandwidth to work with, overhead costs can be reduced while providing increased bandwidth. More information about Super Talent’s DDR4 can be found here. About Super Talent Technology Super Talent Technology Corporation based in San Jose, California, designs and manufactures flash based SSD and USB storage devices for computers and consumer electronics. An ISO 9001 certified company, Super Talent utilizes its state-of-the-art factories and leading-edge components to produce award winning products with outstanding reliability. Super Talent is an active member of the JEDEC and ONFI. With over 200 patents, the company was ranked in the top 50 of the Wall ...






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