by Adam Armstrong

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. We are also adding in the smaller news stories from this year’s CES that we feel are most relevant to our readers. First up is the CES stuff: HyperX releases new DDR4 RAM. Plugable releases new docking station. Phison and Enmotus demonstrate QLC enhancing technology. Cumulus Networks partners with HPE on open networks. 

HyperX Releases new DDR4 RAM

HyperX released new DDR4 in its FURY line, the FURY DDR4 and FURY DDR4 RGB Speeds. The new RAM are aimed to be used as upgrades for the new Intel and AMD platforms. The DDR4 will be available 3600MHz and 3733MHz frequency versions and 8GB and 16GB modules.

HyperX Fury DDR4

Plugable Releases New Docking Station

Plugable release its new Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Docking Station, the TBT3-UDZ. This docking station allows users to connect up to two 4K monitors and up to 100W power delivery. Product Specifications:

  • Up to 100W Power Delivery to host
  • 2x DisplayPort 1.4 or 2x HDMI 2.0 ports
    • When used with compatible Thunderbolt 3 systems can achieve 2x 4K@60Hz displays
    • When used with compatible Windows USB-C systems, can achieve 2x 4K@30Hz displays
  • 7x USB ports
    • 1x USB 10Gbps port with BC 1.2 charging
    • 1x USB 10Gbps port
    • 5x USB 5Gbps ports
  • 1x SD Card slot
  • 1x MicroSD Card slot
  • 1x Combination Audio Input/Output port

Plugable TBT3-UDZ

Phison & Enmotus Demonstrate QLC Enhancing Technology

Phison and Enmotus announced their MiDrive, a combination of SLC and QLC to give higher performance and capacity to an NVMe SSD. MiDrive is slated as being somewhat different than other drives on the market as the SLC isn’t just used as a cache but the hot data is stored onto the SLC. MiDrive is currently sampling with OEMs. 


Cumulus Networks Partners With HPE On Open Networks

Cumulus Networks announced that it has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) centered around bringing open, highly automated and scalable storage networking solutions to rapidly expanding data centers. Cumulus Linux and NetQ will now be running on HPE’s StoreFabric M-Series Ethernet Switches. The two companies claim that this partnership will provide a flexible networking fabric that is predictable, scalable, and reliable.

Cumulus Networks