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Under Embargo: The MAINGEAR SOLO 21 all-In-One is Redesigned and Refined to Boutique Upgradeability

Media Alert – Under Embargo: August 28th, 2012 9am EST


The redesigned MAINGEAR Solo 21 upgrades its performance and its looks from the first boutique builder to offer upgradeable all-in-one PCs.


Kenilworth, New Jersey – August 28th, 2012 – MAINGEAR, an award-winning custom PC builder known for custom built desktop, laptops and workstation, and the first to add upgradeable all-in-one PC solutions, is proud to show off the redesign of the Solo 21. The MAINGEAR Solo 21 All-in-one builds upon MAINGEAR’s pedigree of upgradeability, no bloatware, and excellent service and support that they are known for.
With more consumers looking for a full-size desktop computer without the hassle of wires and other connections, the new MAINGEAR Solo 21 gets a face lift and new technology under the hood.  With a new, sleeker design, the Solo 21 also gets some serious performance upgrades with Intel’s 3rd Generation Core technology, fast mSATA solutions from Crucial, and optional vPro technology for enterprise customers looking for a manageable solution.
Sleek Elegant Design:
With clean lines and attractive silhouette, the MAINGEAR Solo 21 can fit in any room in the house.   It can be in the living room wall as a media hub or use it in the kitchen for reference and it’s still powerful enough to play the latest and greatest PC games. With a VESA mount, you can hang it in your bedroom and use Windows Media Center to pull in content from your main PC or even plug in a digital cable tuner and use it as a stand-alone entertainment system.
Enterprise Focused Configuration Options
The Solo 21 can be equipped with the Intel Q77 chipset, bringing vPro and other Intel technologies to the table for enterprise professionals that need stability, reliability, and manageability in an all-in-one factor.  The Solo 21 with the Q77 chipset option supports the latest AMT 8.0 and is equipped with Intel Identity Protection Technology, as well as Intel Anti-Theft Technology.  It also features a dual gigabit Intel LAN subsystem to enable link aggregation to improve Ethernet throughput, and Intel Smart Response Technology for optional SSD caching.  The Solo 21 outfitted with the Q77 chipset also supports the Stable Image Platform Program and Extended Life Program.
Advanced Technology:
Since the MAINGEAR Solo is completely upgradable, it features support for a wide range of processor and also supports 22nm next generation processors.  In addition, it conforms to Intel Thin Mini-ITX standards, meaning even the motherboard is upgradeable, a first in the PC industry.  The MAINGEAR Solo 21 All-in-One offers up to 16GB of DDR3-1600 memory and supports full size hard drives up to 1TB of storage, an mSATA SSD up to 256GB for maximum storage performance, and optional eSATA for fast external storage.  The MAINGEAR Solo 21 is equipped with up to four USB 3.0 ports and two additional high current, fast-charging USB ports keep your mobile devices ready to go. 
"The redesigned MAINGEAR Solo 21 is the perfect PC to meet the increased market demand of having an all-in-one PC that is more versatile for business or entertainment use.  MAINGEAR continues to be an innovation leader with the release of this unique all-new all-in-one, which offers premium features, stylish design and upgradability that no one else offers," said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of MAINGEAR.
MAINGEAR Solo 21:  (Default specs)
•        Intel® Core™ i3 2125 3.3GHz, upgradeable to Intel® Core™ i7 3770S
•        Intel® DH61AG motherboard supporting USB 3.0, SATA 6G, 32nm and 22nm processors
•        Optional Intel® DQ77KB motherboard support USB 3.0, SATA 6G, Intel SRT and vPro
•        4GB DDR3-1333, upgradeable to 16GB DDR3-1600 memory
•        Up to 256GB Crucial M4 mSATA SSD
•        500 GB HDD, up to 1TB SATA HDD
•        DVD burner, with Blu-ray optional
•        Intel 802.11n, Bluetooth wireless adapter
•        Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
•        Starting at $899
To learn more about the new MAINGEAR Solo 21 all-in-one,  visit:
MAINGEAR is an innovative high performance PC system builder that offers custom desktops, custom notebooks, pc workstations and media centers. Each custom built pc is hand crafted for precision performance and uncompromised quality, and has won multiple Editors' Choice awards from publications such as Hot Hardware, PC World, Maximum PC, Computer Shopper and more. With a passion to build the best high performance computers, MAINGEAR will continue to set the standard among custom pc builders. MAINGEAR's expert team custom builds and supports all products in the United States. For more information visit:

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Monday, 27 August 2012 12:24

ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews

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ADATA markets the SX900 line of SSDs as the "most powerful SSD on Earth" which is a bold statement and bound to catch the attention of potential customers. Being powered by the SF-2281 controller through a SATA III interface, we expect high performace but is it really the best and what about the TRIM issue that has recently cropped up? Read on to see what we have to say about both questions.

   "The ADATA XPG SX900 is another in a sea of SF-2281 drives that gives solid performance at an affordable price point. Owners and potential buyers of this and similar drives running firmware 5.0.2a should be watchful for the updated firmware that will correct the TRIM issue..."

Read the full review at Legit Reviews

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Visit Kingston at VMWorld 2012 in Booth 219 South Hall


Kingston Helps Drive Big Data and Virtualization Initiatives

With New SSDNow E100 Enterprise SSD


  • New Enterprise-Class SSD Drives Offer 10X Gains in Endurance and Reliability;


  • Expansion of Industry Leading SSD Family From Client Through Enterprise


  • Helps Organizations Maximize Database Performance, Safeguard Data and Save on Power Costs



VMWorld 2012 San Francisco, CA & Fountain Valley, CA -- August  27, 2012 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the SSDNow E100 SSD, the company’s new enterprise-class solid state drive (SSD). The new drive enables enterprises to accommodate the performance demands required in support of big data and virtualization initiatives. The new Kingston® E100 SSD achieves up to 10X improvements in endurance and reliability over client SSDs on existing hardware, while drastically reducing the physical footprint as significantly fewer SSDs are needed to handle the tasks of many traditional hard-disk drives (HDD). 

            The performance and processing requirements required in the rapid analysis of massive data sets and large collections of virtual systems have pushed many servers far beyond their breaking point. The next generation E100 SSD provides vastly higher IOPS compared to HDDs, dramatically reducing processing bottlenecks, computer latency and physical system limitations.         

            In a recent virtualized database performance test that compared Kingston’s Enterprise SSD with traditional HDDs, the review “found that replacing a solution consisting of a server with an external chassis containing 24 HDDs with only six internal SSDs increased total database performance by up to 91.8 percent.”  The amount of power consumed “while idle and while running database workloads for both revealed that Kingston’s SSDs used up to 51.0 percent less power than the HDDs, and increased performance per watt by a staggering 184.2 percent.” 

            “Companies worldwide have come to depend on Kingston server memory for reliability and performance,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. “We are proud to introduce the SSDNow E100 enterprise-class SSD to help organizations handle such initiatives as big data and virtualized environments. The drive’s higher endurance and reliability, along with higher IOPS make it an integral part of a datacenter where uninterrupted 24/7 operation is mission critical.”

            The new enterprise-class SSDNow E100 SSD is shipping immediately and is available in 100GB, 200GB and 400GB capacities. It is backed by a three-year warranty and free technical support.

            Kingston will showcase the SSDNow E100 SSD at VMWorld in San Francisco, Calif., from August 26 to 30. Visit Kingston in Moscone Center Booth 219 South Hall.

A product video can be found here, and a database performance video here. The embedded video links, respectively, are: and

For more information visit please visit the SSDNow E100 website here.  


Kingston E100 SSD Features and Specifications:


  • Performance: higher IOPS for multi-user environments
  • Endurance: Data Integrity Protection featuring DuraClass™ Technology
  • Dependable: RAISE™ for advanced data reliability
  • Secure: self-encrypting drive
  • Durable: DuraWrite optimizes writes to extend endurance
  • Warranty/support: three-year warranty with free technical support
  • Form factor: 2.5"
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s), SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s), SATA Rev. 1.0 (1.5Gb/s)
  • Capacities1: 100GB, 200GB, 400GB
  • Sequential Reads2:

SATA Rev. 3.0 — 100GB, 200GB, & 400GB – up to 535MB/s

SATA Rev. 2.0 — 100GB, 200GB, & 400GB – up to 270MB/s

  • Sequential Writes2:

SATA Rev. 3.0 — 100GB, 200GB, & 400GB – up to 500MB/s

SATA Rev. 2.0 — 100GB & 200GB - 255MB/s, 400GB – up to 260MB/s

  • Sustained Random 4k Read/Write2:

100GB – 47,000/81,000 IOPS

200GB – 59,000/72,000 IOPS

400GB – 52,000/37,000 IOPS

  • Maximum Random 4k Read/Write2:

100GB – 55,000/83,000 IOPS

200GB – 59,000/73,000 IOPS

400GB – 52,000/37,000 IOPS

  • Enterprise SMART Tools: Reliability Tracking, Usage Statistics, Life Remaining, Wear Leveling, Temperature, Drive Life Protection
  • Power Consumption:

100GB — 0.5W (TYP) Idle / 1.2W (TYP) Read / 2.7W (TYP) Write

200GB — 0.5W (TYP) Idle / 1.2W (TYP) Read / 3.1W (TYP) Write

400GB — 0.5W (TYP) Idle / 1.2W (TYP) Read / 5.0W (TYP) Write

  • Dimensions: 69.9mm x 100mm x 7mm
  • Weight: 96.6 grams
  • Storage temperature: -40 ~ 85°C
  • Operating temperature: 0 ~ 70°C
  • TRIM Not supported
  • MTBF: 10,000,000 Hrs
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW)3:

100GB – 428TB

200GB – 857TB

400GB – 1714TB


Test System: Intel® C600 Romley Server Platform


1 Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston's Flash Guide at

2 Based on “out-of-box performance” with IOMeter08. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, and usage.

3 Total Bytes Written (TBW) refers to how much total data can be written to an SSD for a given workload before the drive reaches its endurance limits.


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About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit


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Today we take a look the newest flagship router from Netgear, the R6300. The R6300 is a dual-band wireless router based on 802.11ac Wi-Fi architecture which is the latest wireless protocol working in the 5 GHz band. Netgear has a great reputation for quality networking products so we are excited to see how Netgear integrates their new Broadcom engine with the latest and greatest Wi-Fi standard.

   "The Netgear R6300 802.11ac router combines the fastest Wi-Fi speeds we have ever tested with a clever and complete user interface for ultimate control. Some may not like the footprint or aggressive shape, but we think with all the features that Netgear has outfitted the R6300 with there is no better router on the market today..."

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Thecus® Releases Cutting-Edge D16000 Dedicated for Daisy-Chaining

Taking advantage of technology for massive volume expansion!


08/23/2012- Thecus® is excited to announce a brand new unit specifically for daisy-chaining, now users have the ability to increase volume with the benefits of fast transfers and infrastructure cost savings. Below we’ll go into the concept of daisy-chaining, go into depth on the highly praised D16000 and how this innovative storage device changes the way network storage infrastructure is set up.

Innovative Thecus® D16000 characteristics

For the first time in the storage industry, daisy-chaining technology is put in place by Thecus®. At first glance, the D16000 resembles the N16000 so much that the average user likely won’t be able to tell the difference. However, the device is a total different unit, specifically the internals. First, CPU and RAM cannot be located in the interior as there are no CPU and RAM. What are included in the D16000 are 16-bays, backplane with SAS I/O. SAS SFF-8088 cables are required to link devices together. In a nutshell, the D16000 can be viewed as a large external hard drive coupled to each other for massive volume, hence DAS for (direct-attached storage).

Daisy chain basics

The announcement of implementing daisy chain technology in the Thecus® line of products is a great milestone and brings wonderful advanced functions to the storage industry. A little background, daisy chain is a type of network topology for those that aren’t too familiar with the notion. Network topology is for network administrators to link two or more devices together to transfer data. Daisy chain layout is beneficial to users who often require adding more nodes to the network. In addition, this layout is an easy way to connect nodes together and requires little cable to do so.

Daisy chain in action

To expand volume with daisy chain, one master N16000 unit is required to guide the daisy-chaining, and then users are able to link up to four D16000 as target units. As mentioned earlier, SAS cables are utilized to link the units together to get rapid speeds. With this setup, users are able to obtain massive amount of volume, up to 320TB of storage space! The ability to reach this capacity at a low cost is something new to the industry.

Cost savings with the D16000

Volume per cost is the cream-of-the-crop for the D16000; it’s about half the cost for the same storage capacity. What this means is that the D16000 will list for about half the amount of the N16000 unit or even less, which is a bargain that innovative technology grants with daisy-chaining. Users will get the privilege to utilizes more volume, less cost with daisy chain.    

To conclude

The concept of daisy-chaining NAS together is clearly geared towards enterprise level users, with this said, large enterprises that require a vast amount of rackmounts can take advantage of daisy-chain and connect D16000 units for massive volume expansion, with massive amount of cost savings. To add, since SAS SFF-8088 is utilized to transfer data, users can rest assure that transfer speeds is unmatched.

During Computex 2012 in Taipei, the D16000 and daisy-chain setup was put on display. Click on the link provide below to check out specific details on what this innovative setup has to offer. Simply put, “Massive expansion made easy.”


For D16000 and daisy-chain video, go to:

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About Thecus®

Thecus® Technology Corp. specializes in Network Attached Storage and Network Video Recorder solutions. The company was established in 2004 with the mission to make technology that is as transparent as it is easy-to-use and products that are not only the best on the market, but are accessible to experts and novices alike. Combining a world-class R&D team highly experienced in storage hardware and software development with a keen customer focus, Thecus® stays close to the market to develop high-quality products to fulfill the storage and surveillance needs of today’s world.


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Window Side Panel for Arc and Define R4 is launched

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Window Side Panel for Arc Midi and Define R4 is launched!



Fractal Design’s new side panel features a large fully transparent window allowing you to display your setup in style.


The acrylic window side panel features the same clean, Scandinavian design as the case itself, and has a completely flat outer surface without any plastic bezel or rivets.


Installing the Fractal Design side panel could not be easier - simply remove and replace the standard panel!


Arc Midi with Window Side Panel

Key features

  • Completely flat outer surface, no plastic bezel or visible rivets
  • Clean, stylish Scandinavian design that matches the case
  • Easy installation - simply replace the standard panel, no modification necessary
  • Window size (W x H): 270 x 290 mm, positioned 45mm from both the top and the back edge

Model - side panel only

Arc Midi version

Define R4 Black version

Define R4 White version

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Model - complete case

Define R4 Black Pearl - Window

Define R4 Arctic White - Window

Define R4 Titanium Grey - Window

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Window side panel only

USD: $ 19.99

EURO: € 18,90

GBP: £ 14,90

SEK: 179:-

Define R4 - Window

USD: $ 119.99

EURO: € 109,99

GBP: £ 94,99

SEK: 999:-


*Available September

Contact details


For more information, please visit

or click here to download the Arc Midi Window Side Panel Product Sheet.

or click here to download the Define R4 Window Side Panel Product Sheet.

or click here to download the Define R4 Window Complete Case Product Sheet.

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About Fractal Design

Without question, computers are more than essential technology – they have become integral to our lives. Computers do more than make living easier; they often define the functionality and design of our offices, our homes, ourselves.
The products we choose represent how we want to describe the world around us, and how we want others to describe us. Many of us are drawn to designs from Scandinavia, which are organized, clean and functional while remaining stylish, sleek and elegant. We like these designs because they harmonize with their surroundings and become nearly transparent. Brands like Georg Jensen, Bang Olufsen, Skagen Watches and Ikea are just a few that represent this Scandinavian style and efficiency. In the world of computers components there is only one name you should know, Fractal Design.
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Thursday, 23 August 2012 14:16

Crucial V4 256GB SATA II SSD Review @ Legit Reviews

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With all of the SATA III drives coming out with regularity, those with older SATA II hardware might be feeling a little left out in the cold. Never fear, Crucial has a line of V4 SSDs in various capacities that are SATA II based with peformance that's admirable. How did it fare? Have a look at the article to see the numbers and our impressions.

   "Crucial lists the capabilities of V4 256GB SATA II SSD as being able to reach read speeds of up to 230MB/s and writes up to 190MB/s. In two out of three synthetic benchmarks, we saw these specifications exceeded with the max reads hitting a hair under 280MB/s and writes just under 240MB/s. Obviously, this is best case performance scenarios but it gives a clear indication of what the drives are capable of although the lesser capacity versions will return lower results. Being a value oriented drive, we feel like the performance is very solid..."

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Kingston Technology launched the HyperX T1 series of memory back in November 2008. The computer market has dramatically changed since 2008 and enthusiasts in 2012 want aggressive looking heat spreaders that don't interfere with CPU coolers. Kingston went back to the drawing board and came up with a new heat spreader design for the HyperX Predator series of memory modules. Read on to see how the new Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB 2666MHz memory kit does!

   "At the end of the day Kingston Technology has updated their flagship memory line with a new heat spreader that greatly changes the appearance of HyperX product line. The new Predator heat spreader design looks great and we must agree that it does look more aggressive and with the times than the old HyperX T1 heat spreaders that were released back in 2008. The reduction in overall height was also a nice touch and something that was desperately needed..."

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ADATA Memory Modules Featured in the Official Gaming PC of Major League Gaming's Pro Circuit

City of Industry, C.A., USA – August 22, 2012 – ADATA™ Technology is pleased to announce that their 8GB DDR3-1600 memory modules come standard in the Official Gaming PC of Major League Gaming's (MLG) 2012 Pro Circuit by iBUYPOWER.

Built to be a powerful gaming PC for competitive gamers, the Official Gaming PC of MLG's 2012 Pro Circuit contains only high-performance gaming hardware. ADATA's memory modules inclusion in this competition-level gaming PC emphasizes the quality, performance and reliability of ADATA's products.

“ADATA is dedicated to making great reliable and performance driven products. We hope that everyone at MLG can experience it first hand" said Tom Lin, Managing Director, ADATA USA.

More information on the Official Gaming PC of MLG's 2012 Pro Circuit by iBUYPOWER can be found here:


ADATA Technology, one of the world’s largest vendors of DRAM Modules and USB Flash Drives, provides complete memory solutions, including memory cards, solid state drives, and portable hard drives. ADATA products are internationally recognized by Germany’s iF Design Award, red dot Award, CES Best of Innovations Award, Japan’s Good Design Award, Best Choice of Computex Award, and Taiwan Excellence Gold Award. The company’s slogan of Love, Life, Dreams, embodies the ADATA brand and the role of innovative memory products in the human pursuit of universally cherished ideas. For more information, please visit




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Genius HS-G600 - Mordax

Genius HS-G600 - Mordax

Genius HS-G600 - Mordax

Genius HS-G600 - Mordax

Product Highlights of GX Gaming Series Mordax universal gaming headset

  • Compatible with Xbox, PS3, PC and Mac
  • Detachable and adjustable microphone
  • Large 40mm drivers
  • Built-in headphone amplifier
  • In-line volume control with microphone mute
  • Adjustable headband for a universal fit
  • MSRP: US$69.99
  • Now available in the US and Canada

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Genius Reveals GX Gaming Series Headset for Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Mac – Mordax

One Headset for All Your Gaming Systems

August 22, 2012, Chino, California – Genius is pleased to announce its newest addition to its GX Gaming Series, an universal gaming headset that is compatible with Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Mac – Mordax. With the Mordax, gamers do not need to have several headsets for each gaming platform. The GX Gaming Series Mordax is the headset for all your gaming systems.

Whether hunting down your enemies in a FPS or going on a raid, the GX Series Mordax plugs into your PC or Mac via USB letting you listen to explosions and chat to your teammates without disturbing the roommates or neighbors.

For Xbox 360 and PS3, once the Mordax is plugged into the TV via the RCA splitter extension, gamers only have to switch to “Game Mode” on the in-line control to experience high quality audio. Other devices can be plugged into your TV through the same RCA ports when this Genius universal headset is plugged in thanks to female ends on the back of the RCA jacks. When playing games on a Xbox 360, the included 3.3 foot 2.5mm stereo cable allows for Xbox 360 chat.

The large 40mm drivers and built-in headphone amplifier ensure loud high-quality sound no matter the system. The cushioning on the drivers and adjustable headband give gamers a comfortable, universal fit.

Volume controls are easy on the Genius Mordax. Users can adjust master volume and mute the microphone on the in-line control. To make sure teammates aren't listening to you when you don't want them to, a LED indicator light is green when the microphone is on and red when switched off. Additionally, the omni-directional microphone is fully adjustable and can be detached from the headset, making the Mordax easy to store and transport.

The GX Gaming Series Mordax universal gaming headset is now available in the US and Canada for the suggested retail price of US$69.99.


  • Headphones
    • Driver Unit Dimensions: 40mm
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz~20KHz
    • Impedance: 32 ohm
    • Sensitivity: 117dB
    • Cable Length
      • Headphone: 3M (10 feet)
      • RCA cable: 2M (6.6 feet)
      • 2.5mm cable: 1M (3.3 feet)
  • Microphone
    • Sensitivity: -54±3dB
    • Directivity: Omni-directional
    • Frequency Response: 100Hz~10KHz

Package Contents

  • Mordax gaming headset
  • Microphone
  • 2.5mm Xbox LIVE cable
  • 3.5mm to RCA stereo splitter cable
  • Multi-language user's manual

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About Genius

Genius is a leading international brand in computer peripherals. Established by KYE Systems Corp. in 1983, Genius offers PC products including computer mice, keyboards, web and security cameras, speakers, gaming peripherals, remote controls, headphones, digital cameras, digital camcorders and digital photo frames. The Genius consumer electronics range includes mobile phone accessories, Bluetooth headsets and iPod speakers. For six consecutive years, beginning in 2005, Genius was recognized as one of Taiwan's Top 20 Global Brands. For more information, you can visit the Genius website at The Genius company profile YouTube video is available at