Adata Announces HDD Model of Quite Unusual Design

Adata decided to change the concept of external hard drives by developing HDD with an extraordinary design. Instead of traditional approach to the design templates, the manufacturer used an unusual template with the purpose to attract the clients. Codenamed DashDrive HV610, this product employs multi-color removable panels with puzzle-like texture. In addition, these panels are called to solve the problem of cable management: they fix the USB cable (for the connection of HDD with PC) which is delivered in the nominal kit.

The other peculiar feature of DashDrive HV610 is the employment of USB 3.0 interface. This Adata HDD series is represented by three models of 500 GB, 750 GB and 1TB volume capacities. The drive is equipped also with activity indicator. All other specifications are still unaccessible, since Adata does not voice any speed parameters or estimated pricing. According to the words of the company's representatives, more details will be provided already when the sales …

Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.

Layout and Connectivity

In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).

The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

MSI Outs ECO Motherboards for Socket LGA1151

Launched first in 2014, ECO lineup of motherboards from MSI has recently been replenished by a triplet of models for socket LGA1151. The new-comers boast a wide range of power-efficient facilities as well as an optimal performance level. Thus, the users will enjoy the most advanced technologies without sacrificing performance. All three mainboards are developed in micro-ATX form-factor and employ Military Class 4 hardware base, although their other specifications differ.

MSI H170M ECO is designed on Intel H170 chipset, ready to accept Intel Core i3/i5/i7, Pentium & Celeron CPUs for socket LGA1151. The PCB accommodates two DIMM slots for the installation of DDR4-2133 MHz memory modules (up to 32 GB capacity). Storage subsystem offers 6x SATA III ports, while expansion is supported by 2x PCIe 3.0 x1 and one PCIe 3.0 x16 slots.

Audio subsystem is based on 7.1-channel Realtek ALC887 controller. The organization of network is entrusted to Intel I219V controller via LAN port. The …
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