Zalman Unveils Nifty Z9 NEO Chassis

Zalman comes out with a new jaunty PC case – the Z9 NEO. The model is available in two paintwork variations (black and white) and is compatible with mini-iTX, micro-ATX as well as full-format ATX motherboards. The mid-tower chassis features 490x482x205 mm dimensions to fit any environment.



Zalman Z9 NEO is estimated for the installation of 7 expansion cards, a pair of 5.25-inch drives, 4x 3.5-/2.5-inch drives, and two solid-state 2.5-inch drives. The layout provides for the installation of 160-mm high CPU coolers, 420-mm long graphics cards, 220-mm long PSUs (ATX PS/2).


The model allows the user to incorporate an efficient cooling system. Hence, there is room for two front fans (120 mm), two top fans with LED backlit, and one rear fan. The other peculiarities of the chassis are as following:


— the employment of soundproof materials on the front panel;

— the integration of a side acrylic window;

— the availability of swappable air filters on the front …

The Forthcoming Switch to 5 mm HDD Models

Nowadays HDD segment is represented by various products from various companies. However, with the development and release of ultrabooks, manufacturers directed their production to the hybrid-type drives. This resulted in the predominance of hybrid solutions in the market.



Recently Itel has advanced a motion to digress somehow from the production of hybrid drives and switch to the decrease of traditional HDDs dimensions to 5 mm in casing depth. According to the company's assumptions, such change could moderate the price for drives and provide the necessary volume capacity for ultrabooks.


Some manufacturers have already directed a part of their technological powers to the design of HDDs with 5 mm casings. Nevertheless, there appeared a couple of obstacles on their way: the necessity to stabilize data reading and writing activities, and increase of costs spent on drives' production. This will result in the rise of end price.


IT professionals and analysts forecast the …

The Streacom F12C Optical PC Case Encloses Up to 24 Storing Devices and an Optical Drive

The F12C Optical Chassis joined the Streacom F12C Series. This sandblasted anodized product is manufactured out of 4 mm aluminium in two colour versions – black and silver. Possessing the 440 x 320 x 184 mm dimensions, the framework weighs 4.4 kg.



F12C Optical allows to fit in an ATX, mini-ITX or mATX motherboard and up to seven 310 mm expansion cards. Simultaneously, the ATX board can be accompanied by five 3.5-inch and two 2.5-inch drives, and the mini-ITX card – by twelve 3.5-inch or twenty-four 2.5-inch drives. The specialty offers enough room for a 135 mm CPU cooler, an ATX power supply unit of any length, as well as for 80, 92, 120 and 140 mm fans.


The key specification is an opportunity to mount a 12.7 mm slot load optical drive. The front interface panel features a pair of USB 3.0 ports and an infrared sensor window, however, the supply kit doesn’t contain an IR detector.


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