Review of Network Drive IconBIT I-Stor IS308

Production of a new model is positioned as a replacement for modern routers with features of sharing USB-carriers. IS308 — the budget class — single-disk storage is a good device for visiting friends for movies, or for backup. In general, it is used for tasks which are not mission-critical of data loss. The speed and functionality are secondary, the main thing — the price and design. At a price of 90 $, IconBIT IS308 offers the buyer an autonomous Torrent-downloader, a network drive, support for protocols Samba and FTP, gigabit network interface and USB 3.0 port.



The device has stylish black aluminium hull and comes with a stand for vertical installation. IconBIT iS308 looks more like a normal external hard drive rather than the NAS. And if for someone Synology design seems too plastic, and QNAP — too angular, the iconBIT iS308 looks modern, simple and stylish.


The next thing that catches an eye — is the lack of a fan. Finally, there is a NAS with passive cooling. …

Arctic Cooling Intros Two Modifications of Freezer CPU Cooler

Arctic Cooling AG, a well-known Swiss developer of cooling solutions, has recently introduced its newest CPU cooler, Freezer, in two modifications: i11 and A11. Both versions have got tower-like framework, featuring 108x90x130 mm dimensions. The Freezer i11 is compatible with Intel LGA 2011/1156/1155/1150 socket platforms, whereas its companion is intended for AMD Socket FM1, FM2, AM3, AM3+, AM2, and AM2+. To say more, this pair is able to cool down the ‘blaze’ of CPUs with 150 W TDP.



Arctic Freezer i11/A11 consists of an aluminum heatspreader with forty-five plates, three U-shape copper heatpipes, and one 92 mm fan. The heatpipes are thought to support direct contact technology that dramatically improves heat transfer process.


The implemented fan is developed on a fluid dynamic bearing and is equipped with a PWM controller. The latter assures that the blades could change their rotational speed within the ranges from 500 RPM to 2000 RPM. Herein, the maximal airflow …

Giada announced the sale of Mini PC i53 based on Ivy Bridge

The range manufactured by SHENZHEN JIEHE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., Ltd. of small-sized desktop computers is provided by Giada company.



Developer of productive PC in nettop form factor, announced sales of the new Mini PC i53, using mobile processors Core i3/i5/i7-3000 (Ivy Bridge) and the platform Intel HM76. The trump of the computer is its dimensions — 192 (W) x 155 (W) x 26 (H) mm, which roughly corresponds to the usual format of the book.


Giada Mini PC i53 is made ​​in the case of strict colour. It has a built-in graphics Intel HD 4000, from 2 to 4 GB of RAM SO-DIMM DDR3, 2,5-inch hard disk drive with 320 or 500 GB, wireless adapters Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n) and Bluetooth. On the hull there are USB 2.0 (4), USB 3.0 (1) ports, card reader SD / MMC / MS / MS Pro, video outputs HDMI and D-Sub, headphone and microphone slots. There is an external power supply, with power 30 watts. Optionally Windows 7 Home Premium OS is attached to a computer.

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