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TwinMOS introduces "Vista ReadyBoost" USB2.0 Mobile Disk-M9

With Vista now becoming the OS of choice, TwinMOS have announced their new Mobile Disk-M9 which supports Vista's ReadyBoost feature, this designed to allow solid-state flash-based memory to be used for virtual memory and reducing overall hdd access.

 

Details on the new Disk-M9 here folks.

 



March 20, 2007, Taipei?The Microsoft Windows VistaTM is not only required high-capacity DRAM modules, but also boosts the growth of NAND flash memory from ReadyBoost function. The ReadyBoost technology of Microsoft VistaTM can automatically distribute the capacity of any external memory device (EMD), such as mobile disks, and assign the excessive space for system use to accelerate the operating system. In this case, flash memory will be used as virtual memory on Microsoft VistaTM. In addition to accelerating the system startup function, it reduces hard drive access to extend drive life. When users unplug the mobile disk from the system, the data on the mobile disk will not be lost, nor will the system operation be affected. Moreover, the system will run at its original efficiency.

 

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CeBIT 2007 - SAPPHIRE Unveil New AM2 MicroATX HDMI Mainboard

The white one is back! Sapphire have just introduced a new addition to their "PURE Innovation" AMD Socket AM2 motherboard lineup dubbed the PI-AM2RS690MHD. Based on the new 690G chipset with integrated ATI Radeon X1250 graphics, this board also sports HDMI output as well as both analogue and DVI outputs.

 

For the full rundown on it, grab Sapphire's press release here.

 


SAPPHIRE Technology, industry leader in graphics solutions has just introduced a new addition to its acclaimed line of AMD-based mainboards featuring HDMI output, on-board VistaTM Premium ready graphics, HD 8-channel Dolby Digital Live sound and a host of features to make it the ideal choice in compact and multimedia systems.

 

SAPPHIRE's new PURE Innovation HDMI model uniquely implements the full feature set of the latest AMD 690G chipset, including IEEE 1394 (FireWire) interfaces, all three HDMI, VGA and DVI outputs as well as all interface options, yet is available at a very affordable price point. Built on SAPPHIRE's trademark white PCB, the new SAPPHIRE PI-AM2RS690MHD combines support for AMD's powerful AM2 processor families* with the most complete set of on-board features available.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - TheTechGeek - Protron Spectroniq PLTV3750 37 Inch Widescreen LCD HDTV with 1366x768 Resolution, 1200:1 Contrast, 8ms Response, and HDMI for Only $599!

Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: Certified reconditioned to be new, this puppy even comes with a full one year warranty (not some 3 month one like everyone else)! It comes fully loaded with pretty much everything you could want it to do including the HDMI inputs that everyone is begging for, a fast 8ms response time, and a nice 1200:1 contrast.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - OnSale - Fantom Drives Titanium II 120GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive for Only $34.99 after Rebate!

Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: My goodness, these things were running easily twice this with a rebate just 6 months ago! Upgrade your notebook (or desktop) for cheap thanks to the rebate! I'm not sure what the reviewer is saying because the Fantom Drives that I've got have worked flawlessly for me. Rebates expires 3/31/07.

 

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Amazon - Kingston Data Traveler 1 GB USB Flash Drive ( DTI/1GB ) for $3.92!

Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: Undoubtedly, they will get you with the shipping charges here, but it's still pretty cheap for a reliable Kingston 1GB USB Flash Drive. The DataTraveler from Kingston helps budget-conscious users break storage barriers, allowing you to easily store and move files in a device no bigger than a pocketknife.

 

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Corsair Steps Up Performance On USB Drives

Corsair have extended their Voyager series of USB flash drives with the new faster performing "Voyager GT" line. The read and write speeds for these models have been ramped up to 34MB/sec and 28MB/sec respectively, this made possible with a more advanced flash controller with enhanced dual channel and interleave memory technologies.

 

You can get all the details on them within the announcement here folks.

 



Fremont, CA (February 28, 2007) -- Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer products, today launched the new Flash Voyager™ GT line of USB drives designed for the user who demands the highest performance in a USB memory product. Complementing the revolutionary Flash Voyager USB drives, the new Flash Voyager GT brand represents the highest performing USB products Corsair offers in any capacities.

 

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High-speed Vista installs via a USB key

Our friends at bit-tech have just discovered an awesome way to significantly speed up the installation process of Windows Vista, this thanks to a guide posted up over at otgnet recently.

 

Its as simple as making use of a USB flash drive which is said to reduce installation time to less then 10 minutes. To make the process even quicker, bit-tech have also hyperlinked to the "Windows Automated Installation Kit" which allows for the installation to automatically enter any field information during the installation process which you would otherwise have to be there to do manually.

 


One of the problems that many enthusiasts have encountered with Windows is its incredibly slow installation procedures. Due to the nature of XP in particular, a full install can be quite a tedious, lengthy task. We've noted that Vista installs considerably quicker (roughly 30 minutes instead of 1-1.5 hours), but how much faster could it get? A lot, apparently.

 

One website has found that it is actually very possible to boot a Vista install off of a USB stick, much like Linux has been able to do for ages. This is wonderful for anyone who is likely to install more than one copy, but it comes with an added bonus. Apparently, installing from a DVD is way slower - a Vista install can be done from USB in under 10 minutes. The slowest part becomes the user-entered data, which also has a solution.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - OnSale - Fantom Drives Titanium II 120GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive for Only $34.99 after Rebate!

Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: My goodness, these things were running easily twice this with a rebate just 6 months ago! Upgrade your notebook (or desktop) for cheap thanks to the rebate! I'm not sure what the reviewer is saying because the Fantom Drives that I've got have worked flawlessly for me. Rebates expires 3/31/07.

 

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TT - Max4 Active Cooling - 3.5" eSATA & USB Enclosure

A fresh announcement from Thermaltake details their new "Max4" 3.5" eSATA & USB enclosure with active cooling. To deal with toasty heat levels inside the case, a low profile 80mm fan is mounted to keep the drive happy with plenty of airflow.

 

Full details on it here folks.

 


Thermaltake Technology, the world's leading brand for high-end chassis, power supply and external enclosures, is launching it's latest addition to the Max4 Series External HDD Enclosures, Max4 with eSATA & USB 2.0 Interface. eSATA or external Serial ATA is the latest technology in data transfer which offers speeds up to a 300MB/s or 3Gb/s interface rate - up to five times faster than existing external storage enclosures such as USB 2.0 and/or 1394a.

 

Today's 3.5" hard disk drives has already broken the 1TB (1,024 GB, 1 Terabyte) barrier with disk rotational speed above 10,000RPM offering tremendous amount of storage and speed. Coupled with Max4, both enterprise and home users can now effortlessly and conveniently backup important files, song, video or picture collection.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - HOT! TigerDirect - Maxent 42 Inch Plasma Television with HDMI for Only $699.99 after Rebate!

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Offer: Holy tamale this is cheap. Yes, it's an EDTV with the EDTV specs, but considering it's a 42 inch display, and unless you're Apex and have all of the bells and whistles in a home theater, this EDTV will more than suffice. It features a bunch of inputs including HDMI in, Dual HD Component Video Input, PIP, speakers and a stand. Shipping is a teeny bit high out to the west coast, but again, considering how low this is to begin with, it's at least worth worth a look for you folks in California, and definitely a consideration for you folks out east. Rebate is set to expire 3/1/07 but I doubt it'll last that long as they're very limited on supplies.

 

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