Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Enters into the Market

News about the forthcoming release of the updated motherboard Sabertooth 990FX was voiced by Asus earlier this year. Nevertheless, the release of long-awaited motherboard has been delayed till mid August, and these days the product can be already found in the market. Primarily, Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 is notable for the availability of OS Windows 8 conformance certificate.

The updated motherboard is compatible with AM3 and AM3+ processors and boasts a bunch of advanced solutions. Among the most striking innovations implemented by Asus, the substitute of old-fashioned JMicron JMB362 controller by a more progressive controller from ASMedia added to the board's functionality. In addition, the manufacturer supplemented the layout with one more ASMedia ASM1042 controller that allowed to integrate USB 3.0 interface. The implemented in earlier version micro scheme Realtek RTL8111E has been also substituted by RTL8111F scheme; at the same time, IEEE 1394a interface has been totally …

Asus to Release a Hybrid All-in-One PC with a Detachable Display

Asus decided to rejoice its ardent fans by the development of yet another hybrid all-in-one PC entitled Transformer AiO. First of all, it should be mentioned that this product differs from regular hybrid items (laptop-tablets or tablet-netbooks) by an unusual framework. This is a combination of all-in-one solution with a voluminous tablet, where Windows 8 and Android unanimously cooperate. In other words, Transformer AiO is a PC with a detachable display that can work in a standalone mode.

When examining this model as a PC dock-station and all-in-one solution, it’s necessary to name all key components. Thus, it is based on Intel Core i3 3220/i5 3350P/i7 3770 CPU, employs Nvidia GeForce GT730M graphics adapter and the latest Windows 8 OS platform. Internal layout allows the integration of 1 TB/2 TB hard drive and up to 8GB RAM. The station accommodates four USB 3.0 ports, Kensington’s lock, optical drive, and USB transmitter for the connection of keyboard and mouse.

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SilverStone TS433-TB: 4-Bay NAS with Thunderbolt 2 Connectors

SilverStone has replenished its inventory with a 4-bay NAS, entitled SST-TS433-TB. The new-comer is housed in a black aluminum case with an integrated zinc handle (124x166x248 mm dimensions). The storage allows to install high-capacity 3.5-/2.5-inch drives; each bay supports hot swapping functions and features a dedicated lock with LED activity indicator.

The heart of SilverStone SST-TS433-TB is Marvell 88SE9030 controller that is responsible for JBOD and RAID 0 operational modes. In the first case the drives function independently, whereas in RAID 0 mode they operate as a unified whole, evenly distributing information across the disc space.

The connection of NAS to the PC or other computing device is realized via a pair of Thunderbolt 2 ports which are characterized by the maximal bandwidth of 20 Gb/sec. These ports are known to support Daisy Chain function. Cooling of all internal components is entrusted to a single 90-mm fan.

The SST-TS433-TB is ready to …
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