Sharkoon announced two new docking station for storage and they each have their little extra function. The two new Sharkoon docking stations are the QuickPort XT Duo Clone and the QuickPort XT HC. Both will add a hot-swappable hard disk dock ability and connect through USB 3.0.
The Sharkoon QuickPort XT Duo Clone allows you to dock two drives at the same time, both can be 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch models, and it also comes with a built-in clone feature. The cloning feature doesn’t require the unit to be connected to a PC or other device at all and works simply by pressing a button on the rear of the unit. Just remember to place the full and empty drives in the correct port, so you don’t copy the full over with the empty one.
The QuickPort XT HC drive dock only supports one drive, but it comes with a card reader instead. Connect one SATA storage drive as well as SD or MMC cards via the built-in USB 3.0 connection and expand the connectivity options of your system. The integrated card reader won’t get the fast USB 3.0 5Gbps speeds as it only connects through the USB 2.0 protocol.
Both units should be available now where the Sharkoon QuickPort XT Duo Clone and QuickPort XT HC will cost you €38.99 and €37.99 respectively.
From a graphics card perspective, Computex 2015 was regarded as the NVIDIA show. The release of the GeForce GTX 980Ti just a few hours before the official start of the event and an impromptu breakfast meeting to show off the new unit. AMD, on the other hand, took a back seat and was reportedly waiting until E3 to show off anything regarding the new Fiji graphics cards.
It’s not clear whether this was planned from the start or whether they included this snippet due to how much hype the GTX 980ti was receiving. Early renders shown a GPU core with 4 HBM stacks surrounding it, this follows those renders quite closely; just with a much larger GPU core.
As we already know, HBMv1 is limited to 1GB per stack; despite rumours stating this card will feature 8GB, this doesn’t seem to be the case. However, looking at the image, AMD could have quite easily added an additional two stacks with the extra space.
So there it is, AMDs hopeful top dog contender that will smash the Titan X into last week, or so it would seem. Partners at Hardwareluxx has information suggesting that R9 Fury will be slower AND more expensive than the GTX 980Ti. These could be just rumours, so take them with a pinch of salt; I’m still holding hope for the new Fury card.
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