Review of Network Drive IconBIT I-Stor IS308

Production of a new model is positioned as a replacement for modern routers with features of sharing USB-carriers. IS308 — the budget class — single-disk storage is a good device for visiting friends for movies, or for backup. In general, it is used for tasks which are not mission-critical of data loss. The speed and functionality are secondary, the main thing — the price and design. At a price of 90 $, IconBIT IS308 offers the buyer an autonomous Torrent-downloader, a network drive, support for protocols Samba and FTP, gigabit network interface and USB 3.0 port.

The device has stylish black aluminium hull and comes with a stand for vertical installation. IconBIT iS308 looks more like a normal external hard drive rather than the NAS. And if for someone Synology design seems too plastic, and QNAP — too angular, the iconBIT iS308 looks modern, simple and stylish.

The next thing that catches an eye — is the lack of a fan. Finally, there is a NAS with passive cooling. …

Aerocool Introduces New Gamers Enclosure XPredator X3

Aerocool has recently supplemented its PGS-B enclosure series with a new product – XPredator X3. This chassis is delivered in mid-tower format and supports motherboards of micro-ATX and ATX form-factor. It is mainly targeted at consumers who spend much of their time playing games or working with various applications. The new model goes in three color versions: White Edition where the chassis features white and black coloring, Devil Red Edition where red and black colors dominate, and Evil Black Edition where black color is combined with orange. The manufacturer equipped its chassis with LED lighting of blue, red and orange tints, depending on the predominant color.

Aerocool XPredator X3 casings are made of solid steel and go with grid-like clipboard. They are furnished with eight expansion slots, three 5.25 inch external bays, eight internal bays for 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch HDDs or SSDs. In addition, the top panel accommodates a special dock-station for the integration of a …

Chieftec Showcases Five New PSUs from Navitas Series

Chieftec, one of the largest German hardware manufacturers, has recently introduced a new series of power supply units, codenamed Navitas. The series is represented by 5 models: GPM-650C with 650W nominal power, GPM-750C with 750W nominal power, GPM-850C with 850W nominal power, GPM-1000C with 1000W nominal power, and GPM-1250C with 1250W nominal power correspondingly. All the products have won 80Plus Gold certificate, due to more than 90% efficiency in the high workloads.

Chieftec Navitas PSUs correspond to ATX12V v2.3 standard and support Intel Core 4th gen. processors that require little current strength on +12V rail in sleep mode. The models also support active power-factor correction option to provide for the maximal stability during operation. They are equipped with a composite cable system and a single +12V rail, estimated for the maximal current from 54 A to 104 A (this index depends on the unit’s power).

All five units are cooled down by 140 mm fans with PWM …
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