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OCZ Technology Prepares for an Assault on the Enterprise

By: Chris Ramseyer | Storage | Posted: Jun 9, 2010 @ 9:44 CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - OCZ is currently the undisputed leader of desktop solid state drives but the company isn't stopping there. At Computex 2010 several enterprise and prosumer products were on display leading us to believe that OCZ will be looking to make a push in these markets.

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The most innovative of the products shown is this little black box with an undisclosed SSD or array of SSDs inside. The box connects to a controller card through a propriety link, the cable is a standard mini SAS but signal sent by the card and SSD are not compatible with standard SAS controllers. The read speeds are said to be 930MB/s, write speeds of 790MB/s with 75,000 IOPS (4K Random). I will take the 4 channel controller and four black boxes plz.

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Tech-Facts Razer Abyssus Gaming Mouse Survey Contest Update

By: Cameron Wilmot | Gaming | Posted: Jun 9, 2010 @ 7:33 CDT

After two weeks, we have a 6-way tie for first place!

Mark, Brandon, Jonathan, Don, Jacob and Chad are all tied for first place! And the rest of the guys are hot on their tails with one each. Remember, the top 5 win a free Razer Abyssus gaming mouse, so this contest isn't over yet!

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Learn more about Tech-Facts here and how you can make money and win a Razer gaming mouse.

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Aerocool releases well priced Vs-9 all-black mid tower

By: Steve Dougherty | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 9, 2010 @ 4:28 CDT

Taiwanese case maker Aerocool has started shipping its new Vs-9 mid-tower chassis to the European market which for the equivilent of around 50 bucks U.S. looks to give a good bunch of features for the price whilst having simplistic but classy styling.

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The case has nine 5.25-inch drive bays and mounting drives inside is tool-free. Speaking of inside, you'll see in the below image the case is painted black inside and out; a new trend seen more in chassis' of today that most people will agree is a lot more attractive than grey metal.

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SMARTBOOK says 'Go away - this is our brand now'

By: Steve Dougherty | Laptops | Posted: Jun 9, 2010 @ 4:27 CDT

A German based 'smartbook' maker has caused a raquet in the netbook industry by calling itself what is being argued as a descriptive term and not a valid brand name.

SMARTBOOK AG is the mob we're talking about and Qualcomm is the one with its dukes up at the moment trying to get the german smartbook maker off its high horse.

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But, zee Germans won't budge an inch and say that they refute the claim of smartbook being a descriptive term in the netbook computing industry with statements made in the form of an official news release earlier today.

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Mad Catz ships new mice across the galaxy to Earth-wide stores

By: Steve Dougherty | Peripherals | Posted: Jun 9, 2010 @ 3:27 CDT

You won't find it hard to spot one of these mice on the shelf. Mad Catz has just started shipping its R.A.T. 5 and 7 mice to stores worldwide which are clearly aimed at the enthusiast who's all for outrageously loud designs. These things look like they've been manufactured on the planet Cybertron.

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Sunbeam design new fan controllers with mesh bezels

By: Steve Dougherty | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 9, 2010 @ 3:16 CDT

If you're finding it hard to locate a quality fan controller that blends in well with the mesh fascia on your case, Sunbeamtech has just released its new Smart Fan Controller 6 and Controller 3 to suit 5.25" and 3.5" drive bays, respectively.

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The 6 channel 5.25" variant offers up to 30W per channel, whilst the 3 channel 3.5" one gives up to 20W per channel. Both units are powered by a single Molex connector and there is also a connection for the motherboard to synchronize all the fan speeds using PWM signals.

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Noctua Shows Off Prototype Coolers at Computex 2010

By: Chris Ramseyer | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 9, 2010 @ 2:56 CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Noctua had a well thought out booth at Computex this year that included a few prototype pieces and even some TweakTown propaganda.

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I think everyone really wants to see the new upcoming stuff so we will start there. Noctua had a few prototype parts on display at Comptex 2010.

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WD introduces Mac-Friendly My Book Studio LX Ext. HDDs

By: Steve Dougherty | Storage | Posted: Jun 9, 2010 @ 2:33 CDT

WD has just rolled out some new Apple-friendly external HDDs under its My Book Studio LX series. Along with design characteristics to blend in with your iMac, G5 or MacBook Pro, the units offer FireWire 800 connectivity as well as USB 2.0 for compatibility across all PCs.

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The drives come formatted to suit the Mac in capacities of 1 or 2TB at respective pricing of $199.99 and $269.99 with a 3 year warranty.

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MyDigitalDiscount continues super hot OCZ Vertex 2 E SSD deals

By: Steve Dougherty | Storage | Posted: Jun 9, 2010 @ 2:23 CDT

In the market for a good deal on a nice and fast SSD? The one going over at MyDigitalDiscount is as good as it's going to get. OCZ has been offering big rebates on their super quick SandForce driven Vertex 2 E series drives for a while now and the really good news is they've chosen to extend the offer.

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If that wasn't enough to entice you already, the fact that the folks at MDD have cut the price down even more should be, giving you the lowest price on the web for a proven SSD that certainly won't dissapoint. Hell, MDD is so confident you'll love your purchase that they are even giving you a 15-day, no strings attached, money back guarentee incl. shipping.

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Deal of the Day: Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5035 NoteBook PC w/ Intel Core i3-330M (2.13GHz) - $549.99 Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | Laptops | Posted: Jun 9, 2010 @ 2:06 CDT

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5035 NoteBook PC w/ Intel Core i3-330M (2.13GHz) - $549.99 Shipped Free.

Offer: NewEgg has the Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5035 NoteBook PC for just $549.99 with free shipping. It features the brand new Intel Core i3-330M (2.13GHz) CPU, 15.6" (1366 x 768) screen, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 320GB hard drive, DVD Super Multi, and more!

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