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Iomega unveils REV 35 GB series with IEEE 1394/FireWire interface

IWILL introduces DNS motherboard series

Intel E7520 and Intel E7320: new server chipsets

Iomega unveils REV 35 GB series with IEEE 1394/FireWire interface

Iomega launched a new series of its REV drives, REV 35 GB IEEE 1394/FireWire (also powered via FireWire). The novelties are aimed at Apple Macintosh systems.

Iomega REV drives released in April are also available with ATAPI and USB 2.0 interfaces, while SCSI and Serial ATA models are expected. 35 GB REV discs are sized 10x77x75mm.

In North America drive´s MSRP is $399.99, while blanks formatted for Mac OS (X v10.1.5+) cost $59.99 each.

IWILL introduces DNS motherboard series

IWILL announced a new series of server motherboards, DNS. It´s based on Intel E7520 (Lindenhurst) chipset for 800 MHz FSB dual-Xeon configurations.

DNS EATX boards have 8-layer PCBs, they support IPMI 1.5 and have integrated 8MB ATI Rage XL GFX graphics, dual-channel DDR333/266 controllers (up to 16 GB registered, with or without ECC), dual-port Broadcom PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet.

DNS boards feature ICH5 Southbridge supporting 2 x SATA and 8 x USB 2.0.

The press release mentiones IWILL DNS-SATA and IWILL DNS-L boards. DNS-SATA has Adaptec ZCR RAID5, Serial ATAII (8 x S-ATAII) and supports RAID0, 1, 0+1. Expansions slots include PCI Express x8, PCI Express x4, PCI-X 64-bit/133 MHz, PCI-X 64-bit/100 MHz and Riser Interface. DNS-SATA is meant for rackmount servers.

IWILL DNS-L is an entry-level board with only PCI Express x8 + Riser Interface and PCI Express x4. All DNS boards are shipped with 2 x EPS12V PSU connectors for various rackmounts.

Intel E7520 and Intel E7320: new server chipsets

It´s time to spread news about Intel E7520 and Intel E7320 chipsets (Lindenhurst and Lindenhurst-VS) mentioned late in June. Chipsets represent the new generation of core logic supporting PCI Express, DDR2-400 and 3.6GHz Xeon (Nocona) processors with EM64T, 800 MHz FSB, Hyper Threading, extended SpeedStep and SSE3 instructions.

The following features are published at the company´s website:

  • 6700PXH 64-bit PCI hub for 2 x independent 64-bit 133MHz PCI-X segments and 2 x hot swap controllers
  • 266 MB/s throughput between MCH and 82801ER/6300ESB I/O controllers
  • 6.4 GB/s DDR2-400 throughput (16 GB/s for physical memory) — 20% more than that of DDR333 at 40% power consumption reduction
  • Up to 4 GB/s PCI Express I/O throughput per x8 interface
  Intel E7525 Intel E7520 Intel E7320
Purpose Workstations Servers Servers
CPU Intel Xeon 800 MHz FSB, 1 MB L2
# of CPUs 1 or 2 1 or 2
FSB 800 MHz
MCH E7525 E7520 E7320
Package 1077 FC-BGA 1077 FC-BGA 1077 FC-BGA
Modules 2 channels (4 modules per DDR2-400 channel; 3 modules per DDR333 channel) 2 channels (4 modules per DDR2-400 or DDR266 channel; 3 modules per DDR333 channel)
Type DDR2-400, DDR333 DDR2-400, DDR333, DDR266
Max. capacity 16 GB 16 GB DDR2-400, 16 GB DDR333, 32 GB DDR266 16 GB DDR2-400, 16 GB DDR333, 32 GB DDR266
ECC/parity Yes
External graphics PCI Express X16 N/a N/a
ICH5-R ESB6300
460 µBGA 689 PBGA
1 x 32-bit PCI segment 1 x 32-bit PCI segment, 1 x 64-bit 66MHz PCI-X segment
PCI Master
6 4
2 x Ultra ATA UDMA ATA 100
Serial ATA
2 x ATA 150 2 x ATA 150
8 x USB 2.0 4 x USB 2.0
Int. 10/100 N/a
AC´97 Digital Circuits
AC´97 2.3 AC´97 2.2
I/O management SMBus 2.0 / GPIO
I/O extensions
PCI controller 6700 PXH 64-bit PCI Hub
Package 567 FC-BGA
Support 2 x PXH 64-bit, over 1 GB/s each
PCI Masters 2 x independent 64-bit PCI/PCI-X interfaces per PXH; 66 MHz PCI, 66 MHz PCI-X; hot swap

According to a number of sources, including CNET and The Inquirer, Lindenhurst owners are not recommended to use PCI Express adapters due to a number of undisclosed problems that will be fixed in Q4.

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