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MSI announces XA52P, a SATA DVD/CD-ROM

S/U/M/A/ unveils RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition graphics card

Thermaltake introduces expandable CoolPad cooler for notebooks



MSI announces XA52P, a SATA DVD/CD-ROM

Taiwanese Micro-Star International announced the first SATA DVD device supporting NCQ (Native Command Queuing), XA52P.

Brief features:


  • 52x CD-R, 24x CD-RW write, 52x CD-R, 16x DVD-ROM read
  • Serial ATA interface
  • PIO Mode 4, DMA Mode 2, UDMA Mode 2
  • 2MB buffer
  • 870 MB and 800 MB CD-R media supported
  • Mount Rainer
  • Vertical installation possible
  • Disc-at-Once, Track-at-Once, Session-at-Once, Multisession, Packet Writing, RAW Mode
  • Sized 145.8x41.4x170.8mm
  • Weighs 1.0kg

Other features include SoftBurn noise reduction, ABS (Anti-Bumping System), HyperGuard low-quality media protection.

In a separate note the company stated that the model works only with Intel 875P / 865PE / 865G / 865GV / 865P / 848P chipsets and doesn´t support PCI SATA controllers. The DVD-ROM is RPC-II (i.e. only 4 regional code changes accepted).

S/U/M/A/ unveils RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition graphics card

S/U/M/A/ unveiled its new RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition graphics card on R420XT GPU. The model has 256 MB GDDR3 SDRAM (1.6ns, BGA, 256-bit bus).


The card has 520/1120 MHz clock rate and supports SMARTSHADER HD, SMOOTHVISION HD, 3Dc, HYPER Z HD, VIDEOSHADER HD, DirectX 9. Interfaces include D-Sub, DVI, S-Video.



Thermaltake introduces expandable CoolPad cooler for notebooks

Thermaltake introduced CoolPad(CL-O0004), expandable cooler for 8" to 15" notebooks. It has two 60mm fans with 23dB noise and aluminium heatsinks. Besides cooling, the novelty also provides a 4-port USB hub. CoolPad will go on sale in August.



In the basic variant the cooler powers from USB, but an AC adapter option is provided.

  • Size:
    • 330x148x21mm
    • 330x250x50mm expanded
  • Aluminium top
  • Fans:
    • 60mm, DC, 5V
    • 300010% RPM
    • 9.44 CFM
    • 23dB noise
    • 565 g

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