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Iomega announces its first multi-format DVD drive

Zalman ZM-2HC1: a photo of the new HDD cooling system

Toshiba introduces 512Mb Secure Digital cards

ATI RS300, Intel i865PL: new mainstream chipsets for Pentium 4

HWZ review: Samsung SGH-V200 (Tri-band) Mobile Phone

Hercules 3D Prophet 9600 Pro: a novelty on Radeon 9600 Pro

Iomega announces its first multi-format DVD drive

Iomega announced its first internal multi-format DVD drive supporting DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, DVD-RAM along with the general CD formats. Iomega Super DVD All Format 4X Internal Drive will be shown at CeBit America in New York. It supports DVD media up to 4.7Gb in capacity and up to 700Mb CDs. According to the maker, audiophiles will appreciate the 24õ DAE for audio ripping.

The bundle includes Iomega DVD Solutions Wizard, Iomega Automatic Backup, Iomega HotBurn Pro, Sonic MyDVD, Sonic Cineplayer, MusicMatch Jukebox and Adobe ActiveShare. Shipments to USA are expected in August; to Canada, Europe, Asia — in September. MSRP is about $330. The external version will be shipping to USA in September.

Drive speeds:

  • 4x2.4x12x DVD+RW recording
  • 4x2x12x DVD-RW recording
  • 3x DVD-RAM recording
  • 24x16x32x CD-RW recording

Zalman ZM-2HC1: a photo of the new HDD cooling system

Ginun posted the first photo of Zalman´s new HDD pipe cooling system, ZM-2HC1.

There are no features of Zalman ZM-2HC1 availablem but you can see it will fit into a 5.25" bay only. I guess all the details will be posted at the official website soon.

Source: PC INpact

Toshiba introduces 512Mb Secure Digital cards

TAEC (Toshiba America Electronic Components) introduced new 512Mb Secure Digital (SD) flash cards.

Fully meeting the Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) standard, SD-M5124BX are based on Toshiba´s dual 2Gbit NAND chips and have the standard size of 32x24x2.1mm. SD-M5124BX weigh 1.8g, provide up to 10Mb/s throughput, feature write protect switch and require 2.7-3.6V.

For the first time new 512Mb SD solutions will be shown at Digital! Experience, i.e. CeBIT America exhibition launched today in New York to last until June 20. With shipments starting already in June, cards cost $200.

ATI RS300, Intel i865PL: new mainstream chipsets for Pentium 4

According to Taiwanese mass media, in the nearest future ATI Technologies and Intel are going to produce desktop Pentium 4 chipsets for the low-end segment. Naturally, VIA Technologies and SiS can’t leave this alone, being the main players there. So, it seems a new price struggle will begin in the low-end P4 chipset segment closer to the Fall.

According to provisional data, late in June ATI should present its RS300, a mainstream Pentium 4 chipset supporting dual-channel DDR400 and 800MHz FSB and featuring integrated Radeon 9000 graphics. Volume shipments are scheduled to July-August, with such brands, as Asustek and Gigabyte already interested.

Intel, in its turn, initially positioned the i865P for this segment, however with it supporting only 533MHz FSB and dual-channel DDR333, makers or buyers wouldn’t be that satisfied. So, in August the company plans extend the Springdale family with the mainstream i865PL supporting 800MHz FSB and single-channel DDR400. Mobo makers believe that i865PL will be in higher demand then i865P.

I guess the release of VIA PT800 and SiS655FX/SiS661FX darkened by inexpensive products from Intel and ATI. Still, Taiwanese companies can always use their usual weapon, i.e. prices.

Source: The DigiTimes

HWZ review: Samsung SGH-V200 (Tri-band) Mobile Phone

"The camera feature is a nice addition to the phone. With a 180° rotating camera that lets you take pictures at different angles, we think that it is more flexible than most camera phones we´ve reviewed to date. However, there are still a couple of issues that Samsung has to address before the camera can truly be versatile."

Read more at HardwareZone.

Hercules 3D Prophet 9600 Pro: a novelty on Radeon 9600 Pro

Hercules announced its new 3D Prophet 9600 Pro graphics card on ATI Radeon 9600 Pro.

It has 128Mb of DDR memory, 400/600MHz GPU/memory clock, analog, DVI-I and TV connectors.

3D Prophet 9600 Pro bases on traditional Hercules’ blue PCB. Copper GPU and memory heat-sinks and blue-lit cooler are also familiar from other company’s Radeon 9700/9500/9800.

Hercules 3D Prophet 9600 Pro is bundled with a DVI-I—>VGA adapter, PowerDVD player, Interactive Vietcong Take2 game. The expected price of this card is 290 euro.

Source: 3D Chips-fr

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