Disk Station Buffalo Technology LinkStation Mini Review

Up-to-date disk stations for home utilization usually employ from a single up to four hard drives of 3.5-inch form-factor. They are intended to offer sufficient storage capacity and an unmatched performance during operation. LinkStation Mini disk server from Buffalo manufacturers is a compact solution for all home-based data storage needs. Currently, the series is represented by four models: in black and white colors and with drives of 500 GB and 1 TB capacity. One should not confuse these models with those released by this manufacturer several years ago, as today's devices have got a completely new hardware platform.


LinkStation Mini is notable for exceptionally compact dimensions (if considering rival disk stations) which equal to 40x135x82 mm. The casing is made of black glossy plastic and can be adjusted in two positions (vertical and horizontal) due to the availability of rubber feet on the two sides of the device. The frontal panel accommodates a …

Acer Debuts with Three New All-in-One PCs: Aspire U5-610, Z3-610 and Z3-105

Acer, a well-known designer of displays and PCs, has introduced three new models of all-in-one PCs within the boundaries of IFA 2013. Codenamed Aspire U5-610, Aspire Z3-610 and Aspire Z3-105, the triple features 23-inch sensor monitors, which support Full HD resolution (1920x1080) and run under Windows 8 OS. All three new-comers distinguish themselves by a stylish design and some innovative functions.

The first model under consideration, Acer Aspire U5-610, is a contemporary all-in-one solution intended for home use. It is peculiar by a futuristic design, as well as a whole range of useful facilities. The device comes with the 4th generation Intel Core processor, 16 GB RAM, and a highly efficient Nvidia GeForce GTX 760M graphics adapter. Full HD display ensures the prime quality of imaging and wide viewing angles. The implementation of Remote option enables the control over Windows 8 via a mobile device based on iOS or Android. When connecting those mobile devices by means of …

MSI Announces Z170A PC Mate Mainboard

MSI has recently habituated to launching ever newer and more efficient mainboards. This time the company unveils Z170A PC Mate full ATX model that draws power via 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS sockets. It is based on Intel Z170 chipset and is estimated for Intel Core LGA1151 (Skylake) CPUs. The core cooperates closely with DDR4 3300 MHz memory (4 slots are available, two-channel mode), the maximal volume of which might achieve 64 GB.

MSI Z170A PC Mate comes equipped with 6-phase VRM system. The model is rich in expansion facilities: it offers one PCI Express 3.0 x16, one PCI Express 3.0 x4, three PCI Express 3.0 x1, and a pair of PCI slots. The connection of drives is realized due to 1x M.2 slot 32 Gb/sec, 1x SATA Express 16 Gb/sec, and 6x SATA III 6 Gb/sec.

As far as interfaces are concerned, this motherboard houses six USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, a couple of USB 3.1 ports, as well as three different video ports: HDMI 2.0, D-Sub and DVI. Besides, network connection …
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