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OCZ Expands on Gaming DDR3 Lineup with Special Ops Urban Elite Edition

Plextor Unveils 1TB StorX NAS Drives

OCZ Introduces New Additions to the Reaper HPC Series

Iomega Announces New Camo Model in eGo Portable Hard Drive Line

AMD Server Workstation Roadmap Updated

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OCZ Expands on Gaming DDR3 Lineup with Special Ops Urban Elite Edition

OCZ Technology Group announced the Special Ops Urban Elite DDR3 Series, available in high-speed PC3-12800 kits featuring an original "urban" camouflage motif heatspreader design.

The PC3-12800 SOE Urban Elite Series will be available in 1GB and 2GB modules, and 2GB and 4GB dual channel kits. All DDR3 SOE Urban Elite modules are 100% hand-tested for quality assurance and compatibility and feature high quality XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders. Each OCZ SOE Urban Elite module is backed by the OCZ Lifetime Warranty.


  • 1600MHz DDR3
  • CL 8-8-8-26 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)
  • Available in 1GB and 2GB modules
  • Available in 2GB and 4GB D/C Kits
  • Unbuffered
  • Urban Camo Motif XTC Heatspreader
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • 1.8 Volts
  • 240 Pin DIMM
  • 1.85V EVP
  • Part Numbers: 1GB Module PN - OCZ3SOU16001G; 2GB Module PN - OCZ3SOU16002G; 2GB (2x1024MB) D/C Kit PN OCZ3SOU16002GK; 4GB (2x2048MB) D/C Kit PN - OCZ3SOU16004GK

Source: OCZ Technology Group

Plextor Unveils 1TB StorX NAS Drives

Plextor has re-engineered the unit and interface to deliver the next generation of NAS drives. The two new models Plextor StorX PX-NAS500L /PX-NAS1000L, offering 500GB and 1TB capacity, respectively are designed for users moving into a NAS solution for the first time, as well as competent small office business users.

Users with escalating media collections and data can connect it to their separate wireless media streamer/router using the Gigabit LAN port and watch movies, listen to music or share data wherever they choose. In the event of users finding they are starting to run out of space again, they can simply add another hard drive to the Plextor StorX unit via USB to extend the storage capacity.

In addition to offering significant extra storage, the Plextor StorX devices come equipped with useful features. The Plextor StorX includes: a print server that can share a printer over the network when connected to it via USB; a one-touch USB back-up button. Additionally, the NAS, which has the ability to operate over GigaLAN networks (10/100/1000 Mbps), is both secure and flexible: it includes a high security feature so that the administrator can limit access to certain folders; and it can be configured as a dedicated FTP server.

The Plextor StorX is designed for extreme liability and continued use 24 hours, 7 days a week. The system will quietly go into sleep mode when not accessed for a period of time.

The Plextor StorX PX-NAS500L and PX-NAS1000L will both be available from early June 2008 from the network of Plextor dealers. Novelties are covered by Plextor's Fast Warranty Service (2-year warranty in the EU, Norway and Switzerland; 1 year in other countries).


  • OS: Windows XP / Vista;
  • Software requirement: Internet Explorer version 5.0 or later;
  • Dimensions: 210 x 125 x 75 mm;
  • Support protocol: TCP/IP, HTTP, SMB, FTP, DHCP, uPnP, ARP;
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN support;
  • Connector: LAN: 1 x RJ45; 2 x USB 1.1/2.0 ports;
  • HDD RPM: 7200 rpm;
  • Extras:
    • Power supply: DC 12V 3A External AC power adapter;
    • Power cable UK + power cable EU;
    • Network cable RJ45;
    • Manual on CD: 6 languages (and quick installation guide);
    • RoHS compliant.

Source: Plextor

OCZ Introduces New Additions to the Reaper HPC Series

OCZ Technology Group announced two new Reaper HPC solutions for enthusiasts. The PC3-14400 and PC3-12800 Reaper HPC Series are now available in both 2GB and 4GB dual channel kits to meet the specific needs of customized gaming systems or workstations.

For better heat dissipation the Reaper HPC Series modules are equipped with thermo-conductive copper heat pipe conduits.

The PC3-14400 and PC3-12800 Reaper HPC Series will be available in 4GB (2x2048MB) and 2GB (2x1024MB) Dual Channel Kits. As part of OCZ's line-up of premium memory, Reaper HPC modules are backed by a Lifetime Warranty.

OCZ DDR3 PC3-14400 specifications:

  • 1800MHz DDR3
  • 8-8-8-27 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)
  • Available in 2GB and 4GB Dual Channel Kits
  • Unbuffered
  • OCZ Lifetime Warranty
  • 1.9 Volts
  • 240 Pin DIMM
  • Reaper HPC Heatsink
  • 1.95V EVP
  • Part Numbers: 2GB (2x1024MB) D/C Kit PN - OCZ3RPR18002GK; 4GB (2x2048MB) D/C Kit PN - OCZ3RPR18004GK

OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 specifications:

  • 1600MHz DDR3
  • 7-7-7-24 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)
  • Available in 2GB and 4GB Dual Channel Kits
  • Unbuffered
  • OCZ Lifetime Warranty
  • 1.9 Volts
  • 240 Pin DIMM
  • Reaper HPC Heatsink
  • 1.95V EVP
  • Part Numbers: 2GB (2x1024MB) D/C Kit PN - OCZ3RPR16002GK; 4GB (2x2048MB) D/C Kit PN - OCZ3RPR16004GK

Source: OCZ Technology Group

Iomega Announces New Camo Model in eGo Portable Hard Drive Line

Iomega Corporation announced the worldwide introduction of the new Iomega eGo USB 2.0 Camo Portable Hard Drive, a camouflaged patterned addition to Iomega's award-winning line of stylish and sturdy portable hard drives. Iomega's new eGo Camo Drive has a curved chassis covered by a woodland camouflage pattern that also comes with a black Iomega Power Grip band that not only looks cool but also provides extra durability.

The new eGo Camo Portable Hard Drive also packs a lot of storage capability - the 250GB 2.5-inch drive is USB-powered for simple operation (no power supply required), and it comes with EMC Retrospect HD software for automatic backups, scheduled backups, or on-demand backups.

Iomega's patented DropGuard technology protects the eGo drive from accidental damage caused by drops of up to 51 inches (129 cm). With the new Power Grip band on the eGo Camo Drive, this eGo portable hard drive can handle drops of up to 60 inches (152 cm).

Iomega's new eGo Camo Portable Hard Drive is compatible with Windows Vista (all versions), Windows 2000, Professional/XP Home/XP Professional/XP Professional x64, and with Mac OS X 10.1.5 or above.

The new Iomega 250GB eGo Camo Portable Hard Drive USB 2.0 is now available worldwide for $149.95 (estimated U.S. retail).

Source: Iomega Corporation

AMD Server Workstation Roadmap Updated

Randy Allen, corporate vice president and general manager, Server and Workstation, AMD provided updates to AMD's server workstation processor roadmap.

  • "Shanghai" on track to begin production in 2H08. Development of AMD's first 45nm server processor, codenamed "Shanghai," is on schedule to begin production in the second half of 2008 and will now feature coherent HyperTransport 3.0 for processor-to-processor communication. In addition to increasing the shared Level-3 cache from 2 MB to 6 MB, "Shanghai" will include core and instruction-per-clock (IPC) enhancements.
  • "Istanbul" to bring 6-core processing within current socket in 2H09. New to the AMD server roadmap, "Istanbul" is will be a 6-core server processor that will fit within the current Socket Fl (1207), which will enable OEMs to preserve platform investments and increase system performance-per-watt. "Istanbul" is planned to be available for 2P and above configurations, and leverage AMD's industry-leading Direct Connect Architecture, which alleviates the system communication bottlenecks in other processors.
  • The third-generation AMD Opteron processor Socket G34 platform is planned for 1H10. In 2010, AMD expects to introduce its third-generation AMD Opteron processor Socket G34 platform. The Socket G34 platform is planned to offer features such as DDR3 memory capabilities and the AMD RD890 chipset for non-coherent HyperTransport 3.0, along with an additional HT link.
  • New six- and twelve-core AMD Opteron processors for Socket G34 planned for 1H10. A six-core processor, codenamed "Sao Paolo," is planned to incorporate DDR3 memory and an additional HyperTransport 3.0 link as well as a 6-core design. "Magny Cours," a 12-core processor will also leverage these features.

Source: AMD

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