SilverStone Launches 4-Port ECU01 PCI Expansion Card

Taking into account an ever increasing demand for USB 3.0 interfaces, SilverStone has elaborated a dedicated PCI expansion card, entitled ECU01. The card is designed in a low-profile form-factor with the support for PCI Express 2.0 x2 bus. It features a pair of 19-contact USB 3.0 sockets, each of which offers two USB 3.0 ports.



In keeping with the manufacturer, this comprehensive model is called to satisfy the need for high-speed interfaces, absent with old-fashioned systems. For sure, the amount of connectivity ports integrated within the motherboards (usually of entry-level/budgetary standard) is not always enough for enthusiasts and gamers. Hence, there can appear an acute need for additional expansion cards, like ECU01.


SilverStone ECU01 is based on Etron EJ198 controller, featuring an additional SATA interface that is responsible for an efficient power supply. Moreover, the model supports UASP protocol that accelerates data transfer speed. If the current OS does not …

Cooler Arctic Accelero Xtreme 7970 Review

Success in hardware industry is greatly relied on the technologies applied by the manufacturers, quality of products and the frequency of new releases. The development of new technologies and quality of the produced items demands sufficient resource base and bright intellectuals who can influence the frequency of new releases. Here everything is interrelated. Arctic Cooling AG company does not sacrifice any of the success aspects and frequently gladdens its clientele with outstanding products. Arctic Accelero Xtreme 7970 is a bright representative of coolers for Accelero graphics cards which is able to offer multiple opportunities.



Framework Peculiarities


The first peculiar feature that might strike the customers’ eyes is that cooler Accelero Xtreme 7970 framework does not differ a lot from its predecessors. It is equipped with three 92 mm fans which go in a plastic cover, and with two radiator sections based on five copper heat tubes. This model claims to endure 300 W of …

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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