The SilverStone FPS01 Device Returns the Optical Drive Bay into Game

Optical carriers are not popular anymore. Nowadays they are mostly used as license movies carriers, and not as user data storage media. SilverStone offers an alternate variant for those having an unexploitable optical drive of the Slim type.



The new device, called FPS01, is released in two variants, which differ in USB types only: the SST-FPS01 model offers a pair of standard А type ports, and SST-FPS01-C possesses only one С type port. FPS01 is compatible with the standard 12.7 mm Slim ODD optical drive bay and is installed in place of the needless DVD or Blu-ray bay. Though this is not the whole scope of the module’s functionality.


This device features the built-in SD and microSD card reader supporting SDHC and SDXC cards, and the place to install M.2 drive with 6 Gbps SATA interface of 2280 typical size. Unfortunately, the use of FPS01 in laptops can bring some trouble as far as there’s a need to connect the module through standard Molex jacks, USB 3.0 and SATA. …

The Asus VivoPC X Mini PC, Compatible with VR headsets, Costs $799

In January Asus announced the VivoPC X mini PC, and last week the company notified its customers of this product retail launch. Thus, the system details have become known to general public.



Asus VivoPC X features a 4-core Intel Core i5 7300HQ processor, operated by Windows 10 Home at the 3.2 GHz frequency, 8 or 16 GB DDR4-2400 memory, the SATA M.2 SSD of 512 GB capacity and the 2 TB SATA HDD of the 2.5” form factor. The configuration includes the 3D Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 card with 3 GB of the GDDR5 memory, which supports the 4К resolution and allows connecting up to three Full HD monitors. The key specification is the opportunity to use this mini PC with VR headsets and get as much entertainment as possible.


Interface options enclose four USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, two HDMI, one DisplayPort (with NVIDIA G-Sync support) and one Gigabit Ethernet ports. Wireless connectivity is ensured by Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1 adapters.


Asus VivoPC X dimensions are 260 х 76 х …

Gigabyte is preparing an overclocked version of GeForce GTX 660 Ti

Despite the measures taken by Nvidia partners to maintain the confidentiality (up to 16th of August ) of marketing sketches and precise characteristics of the line graphics cards GeForce GTX 660 Ti, it is still becomes the property of IT-society long before the official announcement. The resources tell about a new video card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti, equipped with a cooler WindForce 2X.



New product will be released in two versions — with increased and recommended frequencies. Graphics adapters will have the same appearance, but the cost will vary depending on the characteristics. Video card without overclocking is functioning at 915 (980) / 6008 MHz, OC-option has clock speeds of 980 (1032) / 6008 MHz for core and 2 GB of memory GDDR5, respectively. In the arsenal of adapters there are as well video outputs DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI (gold plated) and DisplayPort, two slots SLI and graphics chip GK104-300-KD-A2 (1344 shader, 112 TMU, 24 ROP, 192-bit memory bus).


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