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OCZ boasts Thumb Drive speed with eSATA Interface

OCZ boasts Thumb Drive speed with eSATA Interface

USB thumb drive is convenient. The interface is standard with most computers made in the last decade and almost guarantee to work in any platforms. The only downturn is its speed remains an area for improvement. OCZ engineer looks to break the tradition, their new line of ultra fast thumb drive has an eSATA interface instead of a conventional USB ones. The result is sensational; the new integration boasts an astonishing transfer speeds of 90MB/s in reading and 30MB/s in writing.

The OCZ Throttle eSATA drive family ranges from 8GB, 16GB to 32GB capacities. Like the USB with plug-and-play capability, the Throttle allows instantaneously data access from any computer without the need to install any additional hardware or drivers. Product availability and pricing have not yet announced.

Kangaru e-Flash dual eSATA & USB 2.0 32GB flash drive

Kangaru e-Flash dual eSATA & USB 2.0 32GB flash drive

Kangaru Solutions have announced what they're claiming is the first ever eSATA flash drive.  The double-ended e-Flash drive has a USB 2.0 connector on one side and an eSATA connector on the other, offering users either the paltry 480MB/s of dull old USB or the blistering 3Gb/s of everyone's favorite external SATA interface.  Of course, those are just theoretical speeds: when you dig into the spec sheet you see the e-Flash is slightly less impressive than the headlines might suggest.

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Gateway FX6800-05 Intel Core i7-940 Gaming PC

Gateway FX6800-05 Intel Core i7-940 Gaming PC

If our review of Gateway's FX6800-01e Intel Core i7-powered desktop PC whetted your appetite, but you want more Nehalem goodness, you'll be pleased to hear that the company has unveiled a second FX6800-series PC.  The FX6800-05 swaps the entry-level model's Core i7-920 processor for an i7-940 CPU, running at 2.93GHz.  That's not the only change, either: out goes the graphics and three single gigabyte RAM chips, to be replaced by ATI Radeon HD4870 X2 video cards and 6GB of DDR3 1066MHz memory.

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HP Pavilion HDX16 & HDX18 High-Definition Notebooks

HP Pavilion HDX16 & HDX18 High-Definition Notebooks

HP have announced two new multimedia Pavilion notebooks, the HDX16 and HDX18.  Both have 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo P8400 processors, NVIDIA GeForce 512MB graphics and optional Blu-ray, together with HP's unique "imprint" casing finish.  Inprint uses a combination of different colors, vacuum metalized and printed, which are then injected with resin to make durable, wear-resistant panels.  The HDX16 has a 16-inch display and the HDX18 an 18.4-inch display; both are 16:9 aspect, the smaller a choice of 720- or 1,080 resolution while the larger is full 1080p HD.  Each has flush-fitting glass and 300nits dual-lamp illumination.

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Iomega 500Gb DVR Expander Review

Iomega 500Gb DVR Expander Review

Anyone with a Digital Video Recorder is probably not a stranger to running out of storage space and being forced to delete old programs. What you may not be aware of is that there are a few products out there claiming to make expanding that storage straightforward: essentially a plug-n-play external hard drive to add capacity to your DVR. The Apricorn DVR Xpander and Western Digital My DVR Expander are two such examples, and here we have a new kid in town, the Iomega DVR Expander.

Lian Li add eSATA to front I/O bay

Lian Li add eSATA to front I/O bay

Lian Li have taken the (small) wraps off of a new multimedia I/O bezel for their high-end cases.  The BZ-U02 has the usual USB 2.0 ports, Firewire and audio in/out, but also adds eSATA for plugging in high-speed external hard-drives.

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