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Thermaltake BlacX Series HDD Docking Station Launched

VIA Announces First Nano-ITX Board with VIA VX800 IGP

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Thermaltake BlacX Series HDD Docking Station Launched

Thermaltake launched its BlacX Series hot-swappable hard drive enclosure. The novelty supports all 2.5" and 3.5" Serial ATA hard drives up to 1TB and has fanless, natural ventilation design.

Various models with dual data transport eSATA and USB 2.0 interfaces are also available.

Features and specs:

  • Supports All 2.5" and 3.5" SATA HDDs up to 1TB
  • Supports eSATA transfer speeds up to 3Gbps.
  • Supports USB 2.0 transfer speed up to 480Mbps.
  • Windows and Mac OS Compatible.
  • P/N ST0001
  • Dimensions: 131 x 91.5 x 65mm
  • Weight: 400g
  • Material: Plastic
  • Interface: SATA to eSATA and USB2.0
  • SATA Compatibility: SATA, SATA2
  • Supplied with eSATA and USB2.0 cables, power adapter

Source: Thermaltake

VIA Announces First Nano-ITX Board with VIA VX800 IGP

VIA Technologies today announced the VIA EPIA N700 Nano-ITX board, designed as a complete solution for compact industrial PC and embedded automation devices. Featuring a 1.5GHz VIA C7 or 500MHz VIA Eden processor, the VIA EPIA N700 is the first Nano-ITX board to feature the latest VIA VX800 media system processor.

Measuring 33x33mm, the VIA VX800 features an integrated VIA Chrome 9 graphics core with full DirectX 9 support and the VIA Chromotion video engine which provides video acceleration for MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV9, VC1 and DiVX video formats, plus a VMR-capable HD video processor. The VIA VX800 includes an integrated multi-configuration 24-bit, dual channel LVDS transmitter, enabling display connection to embedded panels.

The compact VIA EPIA N700 uses additional onboard ports to make system design of compact PCs easier. Two S-ATA ports, a Gigabit LAN port, a COM port, two USB 2.0 ports and a VGA port are provided, with additional COM, LVDS and IDE support available through onboard pin-headers. With the VX800 offering an integrated DX9 graphics core and hardware accelerated video playback, this compact, low heat, power-efficient board is well-suited for designing low heat, compact systems.

According to the company, the VIA EPIA N700 is the lowest profile Nano-ITX board ever. The addition of onboard VGA, USB, COM and Gigabit network ports on this compact board helps to reduce cluttered cabling, adding improved air-flow for enhanced stability in always-on systems and a further reduced system foot-print. The VIA EPIA N700 requires only a single 4-pin power cable as its sole power source, again saving space, while the external CMOS battery allows flexible, efficient placement within the chassis.

Source: VIA Technologies

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