Category: peripherals

SONNET FUSION DUAL U.2 SSD CARD

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Sonnet has introduced their new Fusion Dual U.2 PCIe card. The card is sold bare for $199.99 and customers can install U.2 SSD or Intel Optane devices. The card controller sets the devices in a RAID 0 configuration to increase aggregate performance to match PCIe 3.0 speeds. FUS-U2-2X4-E3 Computer with available full-length, full-height x16 PCIe …

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14 IN 1 USB-C EXPANSION DOCK

The studio has an Apple Macbook with one USB-C port on it. To resolve the problem is simple, there are several models of USB-C conversion units on the market. The large 14-in-1 simply acts as a laptop pedestal and it provides a wide array of connectivity. It can also be placed beside the machine as …

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LENOVO 500 FHD WEBCAM

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The Lenovo 500 FHD webcam is designed for desktop LCD monitors. MSRP is $69.99. 4XC0V13599 USB 2.0 Type-A to Type-C Cable (1.8m) – Original Box Enjoy pixel-perfect high definition FHD 1080P video Effortless automatic login with facial recognition technology Supports Hello 4.0 MJPEG YUY2 Plug-and-play USB connectivity for easy setup Capture everything with wide view …

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THE END OF THE ROAD FOR PCI

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The Venerable old PCI slot which first was introduced with the Pentium 60 MHz and 66 Mhz processors. PCI was intended to deal with the ISA slot limitations and the VESA local bus extension. There is no shortage of socket AM4 motherboards with available PCI slots. All of the AM4 boards in the studio are …

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PCI EXPRESS SATA CARDS

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Depending on the available number of SATA ports on a motherboard, some may want to install additional disks. SATA cards are available at low cost with 4-port, 6-port and most recently 8-port. 16-port cards server cards have cable management issues. The Marvell 9215 is a standard PCI Express to 4-port SATA controller. This chip is …

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SERIAL & PARALLEL 2020

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The MSI X470 Gaming Plus has both serial and parallel port headers. This motherboard is back in use as the X570-A PRO is still not back from an RMA. USB to RS-232 and USB to parallel cables are readily available. USB ports were introduced on consumer motherboards circa 1996. The goal of USB was to …

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USB-C POWER DELIVERY

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USB-C power delivery (PD) is a new capability being spearheaded by Apple and other laptop vendors. The studio has the Apple 96W charger which is the largest model available. The charger can handle any recent laptop that uses USB-C charging. USB-C PD supplements the data signals. In essence the hubs and docks can be handled …

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MICROSOFT HOLOLENS 2

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The Microsoft Hololens 2 introduces a new generation for virtual reality augmented business solutions. The MSRP is $3,500. 4GB LPDDR4x system DRAM 64-GB UFS 2.17x SIMD Fixed Point (SFP) for 2D processing 6x Floating Vector Processor (FVP) for 3D processing >1 TOP of programmable compute 125Mb SRAM 79mm2 die size and 2 Billion transistors TSMC 16FF+ process PCIe 2.0 …

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TOUGHARMOUR MB606SPO-B

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The ICY DOCK ToughArmour MB606SPO-B is an interesting idea for adding more storage to the gaming box. The MB606SPO-B has room for a slim optical drive and six SSD drives. There are lots of SATA controllers to handle such a product which can give a boost easily. This item was found on a Japanese site …

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MSI TPM 2.0 CHIP

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Been considering the MSI TPM chip for the studio. The TPM would allow the desktop to have some of the capability of the Lenovo laptops. It does not matter that the TPM is not soldered. the device can figure it out when it’s removed and lock down. MS-4462 INFINEON 9670 TPM 2.0 12-pin keyed header …

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