HDD-Box with Futuristic Design from Icy Dock

The market of external enclosures boasts a number of products from different companies. Nevertheless, Icy Dock decided to stand out against the background of others and introduced its HDD-box codenamed MB080U3S-1SB Blizzard. It seems that the manufacturer went beyond the realism and created a really futuristic dock for hard drives: instead of standard square shape Icy Dock made diamond-shaped detachable clipboard.

The dock is made of metal and plastic, and goes totally in black color. The clipboard covers 80 mm fan which is called to cool down even hot drives. This is unusual fan localization for the external enclosures but the manufacturers explain their move twofold. Firstly, this way the fan is able to dissipate cool airflow to all sides of HDD. This ensures the longevity of the cooling fan and increases the cooling system efficiency. Secondly, it promotes for hassle-free installation without any screws or other tools. The ejection of the clipboard is enabled due to the …

D-Link Boasts a Customizable Switch DES-1100-26 of EasySmart Series

D-Link Corporation, a world-known designer and provider of high-end network solutions, has released its new child-switch DES-1100-26 which belongs to EasySmart series. All products of this series are called to ensure advanced performance and scalability characteristics. DES-1100-26 is oriented basically for small and middle business networks and offers efficient corporate solutions for a moderate price. This switch supports the most asked-for options of L2 level necessary for foolproof employment. Moreover, it gives the possibility of setup and control via the user-friendly Web-interface.

In contrast to the previous models from D-Link, DES-1100-26 has got the gigabit ports for the connection with the servers or network backbone. The switch supports the static channel aggregation, bandwidth control, and other options like IGMP Snooping, 802.1p QoS, 802.1Q VLAN, Loopback Detection, etc. Static MAC option allows administering the network connection with devices by means of static …

Motherboard ASRock Z87 Extreme6 (LGA1150 Platform) Review

Intel Z87 platform is masterfully penetrating into all global markets. ASRock is the company that has already managed to introduce a set of products based on this platform, including Z87 Extreme6 model. The very board is supposed to be an advanced solution for enthusiasts, containing all necessary for specific usage attributes: POST-indicator, a powerful VRM system with a massive heatsink, and a lot of other facilities mentioned below.

Design and Layout

ASRock Z87 Extreme6 is designed in ATX form-factor with 305x244 mm dimensions. Its top side accommodates a large number of components, while the reverse side revels in three driver-doublers (ISL6611A) of CPU power rails only. Intel Z87 chipset is cooled down by a voluminous heatsink. A couple of additional ASM1061 controllers are soldered right to the system logics; they allow for the usage of up to ten devices with SATA 6 Gb/sec connectivity interface. The board comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 graphics core. …
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