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Imation is expanding its Apollo family of external hard disk drives by adding the new Apollo Expert D300, Apollo Expert D200, Apollo Expert M200, and Apollo M100 hard drives to its lineup. As the flagship drive in the portfolio, the Apollo Expert D300 uses USB 3.0 technology to move data up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0-based drives. The Apollo Expert D300 is available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities. The Apollo Expert D200 External Hard Drive comes in capacities ranging from 500GB to 2TB. This drive is a USB 2.0-powered model with a brushed silver, industrial design and a removable stand. The... Read more...
Sony has announced it will cease producing 1.44" drives in March, 2011. Demand for 3.5" drives and disks is larger than you might think—some 12 million disks sold in 2009—but it's time to pull the plug on the ancient standard. Once the workhorse of the computer industry, the floppy disk evolved significantly through the 70s and 80s. When CD-ROM drives and multimedia capabilities arrived in the early 90s, however, pundits began busily predicting the imminent demise of the 3.5" standard while manufacturers poured millions into disk-based product R&D. Given the ubiquitous nature of 3.5" drives,... Read more...
Shuttle's AV30 VIA Apollo Pro 266 DDR Motherboard With a Dash of Crucial PC1600 DDR RAM... By Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta 2/8/2001   The motherboard market is about to go through yet another large transition...maybe. In the year 2000 we saw the once omni-present, dominant Intel take a few too many punches on the chin, and they ended up losing a ton of ground in the motherboard chipset market. AMD's Athlon was selling in droves, and one company especially, VIA Technologies, took advantage and met the demand with a whole line of chipsets to compliment AMD's CPU. VIA also took full advantage... Read more...
Shuttle AV14 Socket 370 Motherboard It's does everything right...but nothing great. By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta 10 / 12 / 2000    My first assignment when I initially joined the Hot Hardware team was to review a VIA Apollo Pro 133 based board, the AV61 from Shuttle Inc. I was very excited to get my hands on this product, because at that time the 440BX had already been available for quite a while and was lacking some of the features the Apollo 133 brought to the table. I wasn't very familiar with Shuttle products so I was also intrigued by the opportunity to test hardware from another... Read more...
The past couple of days I?ve had a chance to get familiar with Shuttle?s new AV61 motherboard based on the VIA 133 chipset.  I hit a few speed bumps along the way, but ended up pleased.  This board has a strong list of features, at a fantastic price point, so if your itching to replace your BX mobo, and the i820/RAMBUS combo is too pricey; this is definitely worth a look. AV61 Specifications / Features VIA Apollo Pro133 vintage CPU Support (Slot 1) Pentium III/II processors: 266 ? 733+mhz Celeron processors: 266 ? 533mhz Chipset VIA VT82C693A VIA VT82C596B WinBond W83977EF-AW   Memory... Read more...
Soyo's SY-6VCA Slot 1 Motherboard Is there a new Sheriff in town? By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta June 16, 2000    Soyo has been making quite a name for themselves as of late.  When Intel?s very popular BX chipset was prevalent, Soyo arguably produced a few of the very best boards available.  Time goes by and new products enter the market, so the  SY-6BA+IV and SY-6BA+III may not be on top of everyone?s ?buy? list anymore.  Intel?s successor to the BX chipset, the i820, has met with limited success and a multitude of ?issues?, which has left board manufacturers looking... Read more...
Transcend's  AVE3 Socket 370 Motherboard A newcomer makes a splash By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta June 7, 2000    There are a lot of heavy hitters in the motherboard market right now.  Companies like Asus, Soyo, Tyan and Abit, among others, are always thought of first when it?s upgrade time.  Times change though, and today we?ll take a look at a board from someone relatively new in the motherboard arena, Transcend Information Inc.  The company was founded in 1988 and generally focused on memory modules prior to manufacturing motherboards.  The Transcend AVE3 is... Read more...
Abit's VP6 VIA Apollo Pro 133A Dual-CPU Motherboard Worth the trouble? By Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta February 22, 2001 Being afflicted with an addiction to PC hardware, I'm always on the lookout for my next major computer upgrade. Recently, Intel's Pentium 4 arrived on the scene but for me personally, that meant converting over to a whole new platform.  This was more than I wanted to chew on at the time but regardless, I still had that "power hungry" feeling.  Right around the same time as the P4 was making it's debut on "the net", Abit's much anticipated... Read more...