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Samsung Solid-State Drives

eiodotcom —  February 15, 2013 — Leave a comment

Today’s EIO post is on Samsung’s new energy-efficient solid-state drives (SSDs).

Samsung Solid-State Drives Overview

The gold standard in speed, capacity, and dependability.



Increase energy efficiency while avoiding drive wear and tear

Samsung’s flash-based SSDs help maintain 24 x 7 uptime for mission-critical servers, RAID systems, and network-attached storage. For mobile devices, Samsung SSDs offer small form factor and light weight, together with low power consumption in active and idle modes to lengthen battery life. Because SSDs have no moving parts, they start up instantly and are not subject to the physical wear and tear that can gradually degrade the reliability of traditional hard disk drives.


Design advantages of Samsung SSDs include:


  • Accelerated read and write operations with outstanding multitasking capabilities
  • Varied interfaces enabling connections to different types of host devices
  • Exceptional durability with high shock and vibration tolerance






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135SAMSUNG MZ-7PD256BW 840 Pro Series 2.5″ 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)




category: Computers

supplier: Samsung part #: MZ-7PD256BW

Capacity: 250GB – 350GB
 Interface: SATA III  Form Factor: 2.5″
Series 840 Series
Model MZ-7PD256BW
Device Type Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For Consumer
Expansion / Connectivity
Form Factor
Capacity 256GB
Interface Type SATA III
Controller Samsung MDX Controller
Height 7mm
Max Sequential Read 540 MB/s
Max Sequential Write 520 MB/s
MTBF 1,500,000 hours
Power Consumption (Idle) 0.054W
Power Consumption (Active) 0.069W

Computer Cases 101

eiodotcom —  October 2, 2012 — Leave a comment

Today’s EIO post is an introduction to computer cases and their uses.


What Is A Computer Case?




A computer case (also known as a “computer chassis”, “cabinet”, “box”, “enclosure”, “housing”, or simply “case”) is the enclosure that contains most of the components of a computer (usually excluding the display, keyboard and mouse).  Cases are usually constructed from steel (often SECC — Steel, electrogalvanized, cold-rolled, coil) or aluminium. Plastic is sometimes used, and other materials such as wood and even Lego blocks have appeared in home-built cases.




Computer cases usually include sheet metal enclosures for a power supply unit and drive bays, as well as a rear panel that can accommodate peripheral connectors protruding from the motherboard and expansion slots. Most cases also have a power button or switch, a reset button, and LEDs to indicate power status as well as hard drive and network activity. Some cases include built-in I/O ports (such as USB and headphone ports) on the front of the case. Such a case will also include the wires needed to connect these ports, switches and indicators to the motherboard.


Hardware Access


Tower cases have either a single side panel which may be removed in order to access the internal components or a large cover that saddles the chassis. Traditionally, most computer cases required computer case screws to hold components and panels in place (i.e. motherboard, PSU, drives, and expansion cards). Recently  there is a trend toward “screwless” cases, in which components are held together with snap-in plastic rails, thumbscrews, and other methods that do not require tools; this facilitates quick assembly and modification of computer hardware.






APEVIA X-CRUISER-AL Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


ATX Mid Tower
Front Temp, Sound, Fan Speed Gauges
Front 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Firewire, 2 x audio
Type ATX Mid Tower
Color Silver
Case Material Steel
Power Supply No
Power Supply Mounted Top
Motherboard Compatibility Standard ATX / Baby AT / Micro ATX
Main Board Size: Fits up to 11″ x 12″
With Side Panel Window Yes
External 5.25″ Drive Bays 4
External 3.5″ Drive Bays 2
Internal 3.5″ Drive Bays 4
Expansion Slots 7
Front Ports
Front/Top Ports 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Firewire, 2 x audio
Cooling System
80mm Fans 2 x 80mm fan – front (optional)
1 x 80mm UV blue LED fan – top (included)
1 x 80mm UV blue LED fan – rear (included) upgradable to 120mm fan.
Side Air duct UV Air Duct and Filter on Side Window (Thermally Advantaged Chassis)
Physical Spec
Dimensions(L x W x H) 19.25″ x 7.75″ x 17.00″
Features Modern Sophisticated Stylish Design
Large See-through Side Window
1 x UV Air Duct and Filter on Side Window (Thermally Advantaged Chassis)
1 x Front Fan Gauge w/ Fan Controller (Controls up to 5 fans)
1 x Front Temperature Gauge with Blue Back Lighting
1 x Front Volume Gauge and Volume Controller
Front Panel LED Lights










APEVIA MX-PLEASURE-BK Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case


ATX Full Tower
500W Power Supply
Front Panel 2 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire
Type ATX Full Tower
Color Black
Case Material Steel
Power Supply 500W
Power Supply Mounted Top
Motherboard Compatibility Standard ATX / Baby AT / Micro ATX
With Side Panel Window Yes
External 5.25″ Drive Bays 4
External 3.5″ Drive Bays 2
Internal 3.5″ Drive Bays 7
Expansion Slots 7
Front Ports
Front Ports 2 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire
Cooling System
80mm Fans 1 x 80mm UV blue LED fan – front
1 x 80mm UV blue fan – front
120mm Fans 1 x 120mm UV blue LED fan – side
1 x 120mm UV blue LED fan – rear
Physical Spec
Dimensions(L x W x H) 19.00″ x 8.00″ x 21.25″
Weight 31 lbs.
Features Fully loaded steel durable chassis
Ideal for small business, network server
Lockable side panel and front panel
Fold in/out case feet for case stability
Front temperature display gauge
Front fan speed controller and gauge









Sentey SS1-2421 Slim 2421 Slim Flex Case w/Power Supply LCD DISPLAY SECC 0.7mm 2x USB/1x Fan/Micro ATX-ITX


SECC 0,7mm / Plastic MicroATX Slim Case
240 W Power Supply
Included LCD Display
Brand Sentey
Series Slim Series
Model SS1-2421
Type MicroATX Slim Case
Glossy Black
Case Material
SECC 0,7mm / Plastic
With Power Supply
Power Supply BCP450-OM 250 Watt Constant/450 Watt Peak
Power Supply Mounted
PSU Main Connector 20+4Pin
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ITX
With Side Panel Window
External 5.25″ Drive Bays
External 3.5″ Drive Bays
Internal 3.5″ Drive Bays
Hot-Swap Drive Bays 1 Sliding Bays
Expansion Slots
4 Low Profile
With front LCD display
Front Ports
Front Ports
USB 2.0 x 2 , Audio & Mic
Cooling System
80mm Fans 1 x 80mm Top Fans
Physical Spec
Dimensions(L x W x H)
15.74″ x 4.09″ x 12.79″
Weight 9.50 lbs.
Included LCD Display

Supports Micro-ATX / ITX

Glossy Black Painting

Slim and compact design

Supports Low Profile Cards

Included Power Supply Sentey BCP450-OM

Laptop Cooling Fans 101

eiodotcom —  September 21, 2012 — Leave a comment

Today’s EIO post is an introduction to some of our laptop cooling products.

Is a Laptop Cooler Really Important?

One thing that any laptop owner should be aware of is the fact that all electronic devices generate a certain amount of energy… simply by being used.  This energy is then used and dispersed in the form of heat, which is the reason why your laptop may heat up from time to time.  Manufacturers are aware of this problem, and consequently build their products to withstand a certain threshold of temperatures.  In this sense, laptops are already equipped with cooling fans and vents throughout the device. But as is often the case, overheating may and often does occur.  Consequently, whether or not a customer should look into purchasing a cooling fan depends on the individual habits of that person, as well as how and under what circumstances they plan on using the product.

Factors That Cause Excessive Heat That May Harm Your Laptop

Surrounding Temperatures:

Laptops are usually designed to withstand temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius maximum.  If, for example, you live in an area that regularly exceeds this maximum temperature, the likelihood of your device experiencing problems would be quite high.  Heat often builds up and takes some time to disperse from the inner casing of a laptop.  So if your equipment was permanently in a location with high temperatures, it would be a good idea to have something to cool it off before serious damage is done to the product.

Customer Use:
Many times customers enjoy using their laptops in conditions other than sitting at a desk or a table.  The reason they purchased the product, after all, was for the sake of mobility and comfort.  What often happens, however, is that customers begin using their laptops on the bed, sofa, carpet flooring, and especially their laps, and inadvertently block off the cooling vents.  This prevents any cooling air from escaping from the laptop.


In this sense, if you want to experience the full joy of owning a laptop and maintain the luxury of using it wherever you choose, it may be a good idea to purchase a laptop cooling fan.



Macally ECOFAN Bamboo Cooling Stand


Brand MacAlly
Type Docking Stations / Stands / Coolers
Features Organic
Ultimate thermal solution






COOLER MASTER R9-NBC-2WAK-GP NotePal X1 Notebook Cooler

Brand Cooler Master
Model R9-NBC-2WAK-GP
Accessory Type Cooler
Dimension (W / H / D): 14.37″ x 11.42″ x 2.13-2.76″
Fan Dimension (W / H / D): 4.72″ x 4.72″ x 0.98″
Bearing Type: Sleeve
Fan Life Expectancy: 30,000 hours
USB Port: USB2.0/1.1 x 2
Weight: 1.61 lbs.
Safety: FCC / CE / C-tick
Fan Airflow: 23 ~ 44 CFM
Rated Voltage: 5 VDC
Stylish design Large metal mesh surface for great cooling performance

Perfect wrist-resting position allows users to work at ease

Fan speed control

Convenient usage on the knee

Better airflow with ventilation at bottom

Ergonomic design provides perfect viewing angle

Two different height settings

Four anti-slip rubbers prevents the notebook from sliding

Convenient usage anywhere







SIIG AC-CL0112-S1 Swivel and Tilt Notebook Cooler

Brand SIIG
Model AC-CL0112-S1
Type Cooler
Specifications Fan speed: 2000 RPM
Air flow: 19 CFM
Noise: 21.26 dBA
Operating current: 0.14A

System Requirements
Notebook computer with an available USB port

  • Fits 11″ – 15.4″ notebooks
  • Ultra silent fan
  • 360 degree swivel base
  • Ergonomic adjustable tilt
  • USB powered – no additional external power needed
  • Extends notebook’s life by lowering its operating temperature
  • Protects your lap and prevents heat damage to your furniture
  • 6 level adjustable tilt, from 20 – 50 degrees







Thermaltake CLN0008 Thermaltake Massive23 CS Notebook Cooling Stand

Brand Thermaltake
Model CLN0008
Accessory Type Cooler
Dimension: 360(L) x 319(W) x 52(H) mm
Heatsink Material: Aluminum
Fan Dimension: Ø 200×20 mm
Rated Voltage: 5 V
Rated Current: 0.22 A
Started Voltage: 3.5 V
Fan Speed: 600±200 R.P.M.
Max. Air Flow: 57 CFM
Max. Air Pressure : 0.37 mmH2O
Noise: 17 dBA
Accessory: USB to DC Cable
Weight: 3.55 lbs. (1.61Kg)
Features Embedded ultra silent 23cm variable color LED Fan with On/Off switch.

Intakes massive cold airflow for best cooling effect

Aluminum material with black stylish design

Great combination of ergonomic and anti-slip design with versatile angle for optimal operating comfort.

Supports laptop dimensions 10″ ~ 17″, especially for wide-screen laptop.


New Webcam Product!

eiodotcom —  September 12, 2012 — Leave a comment

Back in July, we introduced our customers to some of our webcam products.  Today, we would like to share the Logitech 960-000045 QuickCam Pro for Notebooks with you, our newest and most advanced webcam yet!


What makes this webcam unique is the fact that it is designed with Carl Zeiss Optics, the global leader in camera optics.  The webcam comes with premium autofocus, which means your images will stay razor-sharp, even in close-ups.  It also has built in RightLight2 Technology, which permits the lens to adjust intelligently to produce the best possible images in dimly lighted or poorly backlighted settings.  Finally, this webcam will never cut you out from the field of view, as it comes with ultra-wide field of view and intelligent face tracking, which always keeps you right in the middle of the action.




Brand Logitech
Model QuickCam Pro
Interface USB
Max. Image Resolution 1600 x 1200
Effective Pixels 2.0 M
Video Capture Resolution Up to 1600 x 1200
Frame Rate 30 fps
Focus Settings Autofocus system
Lens Carl Zeiss lens
Operating Systems Supported Windows XP / Vista

Today’s Eio post is on programming software.

Computer Software Logos

Programming software, also known as software development tools, are programs or applications designed to create, debug, maintain, or support other computer programs and applications.

Types of Programming Software

Web Application Development

This is the creation, development, and maintenance of software applications to be used on the World Wide Web. According to Wisegeek, “web application development is performed by specialized programmers, who are familiar with the coding necessary for the creation of Web pages, including HTML, XML, Flash, Perl, CSS, PHP, JSP, ASP, and others. Each of these has a specific function and creates varied results. To varying degrees, programmers are proficient in one or more of these languages. Web application development can be varied or specific, depending on the needs of the Web pages involved.”

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 Upgrade from CS2/3/4

  • Software for designing and deploying compelling websites and mobile applications
  • Design confidently using HTML5 and CSS3 with the help of Live View rendering
  • Easily add interactivity with jQuery code hinting; visualize and edit designs swiftly with CSS inspection tools
  • Deploy quickly and confidently with built-in FTPS, FTPES, and Subversion software connectivity
  • Build concurrently for phones, tablets, and screens using the Multiscreen Preview panel

Debugging Software

Debugging is a process in software development where one goes through computer code to find and deal with “bugs” in the code. Bugs are the source of errors, flaws, or security holes in the program code and instructions. This process helps ensure the best and most secure computer code to help your applications and programs run flawlessly for what they are designed to do.

Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2010

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional is an integrated environment that simplifies creating, debugging and deploying applications. Unleash your creativity and bring your vision to life with powerful design surfaces and innovative collaboration methods for developers and designers. Work within a personalized environment, targeting a growing number of platforms, including Microsoft SharePoint and cloud applications and accelerate the coding process by using your existing skills. Integrated support for Test-First Development and new debugging tools let you find and fix bugs quickly and easily to ensure high quality solutions.

Top ten benefits

  1. Quickly interpret your code – The new code editor makes it easy to zoom in on your code, highlight method references, and overlay powerful features.
  2. Create rich user experiences – Use new visual designers for Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight to target Windows7 and the Web.
  3. Get scalability from Windows Azure – Integrated project templates, debugging, and publishing make it easy to deploy to Microsoft’s cloud computing platform.
  4. Open up new capabilities – Use integrated parallel programming support to add new capabilities on your application when it runs on a multi-core processor machine.
  5. Customize Visual Studio to fit your style – Key IDE enhancements–including support for multiple monitors and improved readability–that make the familiar environment even more productive.
  6. Use your existing skills – Work with SharePoint development, including tooling for Web Parts, Lists, Workflows, Events and more, so you can bring great new customized collaboration tools to your company.
  7. Practice Test-First Development – Focus on your application logic while all the stub code necessary for compiling your unit tests is generated by Visual Studio.
  8. Spend less time debugging – The inline call hierarchy helps quickly trace a program’s execution flow without invoking the debugger. You can also use breakpoint labels

If you desire a product that has multiple platforms and functions for creating computer programs and applications, look to the Adobe Master Collection. It has all Adobe software, including Adobe Flash, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Audition, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Contribute, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Creative Suite, and Adobe After Effects.

Adobe Master Collection CS5.5 Upgrade From Master Collection CS3

Create without boundaries
Get it all with Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection software. Create in new ways for mobile, video, print, and online media with the ultimate design environment, fully loaded with Adobe’s professional tools.

Work efficiently and with precision
Do more in less time. Do more in real time. Tap into the power of performance and take advantage of a wealth of new efficiencies, from mobile design to animation to HD video.

Deliver to multiple screens
See your designs come alive on smartphones, fill tablets with engaging reading experiences, and deliver easily to the big screen in HD video.

Streamline productivity
Review. Test. Collaborate. Integration with Adobe CS Live online services1,2 helps you streamline common tasks so you can stay focused on being creative.

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Today’s Eio post is on audio/video authoring.

Digital Media Production

Audio/video authoring also falls under the realm of digital media production. According to Wisegeek, this “is the process in which digital files are created, enhanced, encoded, and distributed using numerous methods of processing via computer hardware and software applications. These files represent assorted media types, including audio, video, graphic, and written content as seen on the Internet. These media types are most often specifically coded to function in a pre-determined environment or platform. Digital media production exists as the primary discipline for the creation of digital music, streaming video, and other content made available to a mass audience. This industry makes it possible for the world to see and hear things differently and with more imagination.”

Digital Audio Workstation

Digital audio workstation, or DAW for short, is the workstation or means one uses to record or manipulate audio related items. It is an electronic system designed primarily for recording, editing, and playing back audio. Most of the major audio recording studios use this workstation for their audio purposes. Software such as Protools or Adobe Soundbooth fall under this category of audio software.

Pinnacle 82101006331 Studio Ultimate Version 14

  • Motion titling, plus exciting new title designs, DVD menus, effects and Montage themes
  • Use stop-motion capture for amazing animations and fast-motion effects
  • Fluid image stabilization technology from Avid used in major motion pictures
  • Share straight to Blu-ray, HD DVD, DVD,YouTube (with wide-screen export), the web, MP3 sound files and more
  • Export movies for Flash, QuickTime, improved AVCHD, PS3, Nintendo Wii, Xbox and more
  • Add Hollywood-style animations and transitions with over 80 Montage Themes.

Adobe Audition CS5.5 Upgrade from Soundbooth CS3/4/5

Adobe Audition CS5.5 software delivers the professional tools you need to make your video and audio productions sound their best. Handle a wide range of audio production tasks efficiently, including recording, mixing, and sound restoration.

Avid Vocal Studio

Pro Tools SE software
Award-winning Pro Tools composing, recording, editing, and mixing features
Mix up to 24 tracks (16 audio tracks, 8 virtual instrument tracks)
Integrated learning tools make it easy to create music
Built-in composing features, including MIDI sequencing and Score editing
Includes over 100 different virtual instruments
Powerful, pro-quality effects including reverb, EQ, and guitar amp/distortion effects
Comes with over 3 GB of audio loops to quickly construct songs and ideas
Easily record up to two instruments at once
Compatible with PC and Mac computers

Producer USB microphone
16-bit recording at CD quality and beyond—44.1 or 48 kHz
large 16mm cardioid capsule protected by wire mesh
capsule sensitivity: -48 dB ref to 1V/Pa
1/8″ stereo output for connecting headphones and monitoring without latency
durable metal body
USB connector
LED power indicator
includes desktop mic stand
includes soft-sided carrying case

Pinnacle 82501000501 Groovy Music City

Immediate access all compositing items intuitive interface:
No learning curve: anyone can get started right away
Add, delete, replace each individual sound item with mouse clicks
Play and listen to your tune straight away, at any stage

Simple drag-and-drop into the ‘playing’ time-line—each element automatically fits with others:
User can choose from hundreds of rhythms, melodies, bass lines, patterns and chords to compose tunes in a few mouse clicks
Harmonious melodies created in seconds, even without any musical skills

More than 120 virtual instruments:
Strong variety of instruments to spice up compositions in an easy way

Futuristic city theme for “Create mode” with little character to be chosen:
User can personify by creating his own character that walk along a fun, cartoon-like environment
No reading: a voice-over will guide younger audiences

20 Machine sounds to include in music creations:
User can add attractive and modern sounds to create original and unique music tracks

Access to notation interface by double-clicking elements of compositions:
User can go behind the scene to discover your music creation on a traditional music score

Direct Upload to web site:
User can post and share his compositions with hundreds of users on a free, safe community website and get inspired

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Educational Software

eiodotcom —  July 19, 2012 — 3 Comments

Today’s Eio post is on educational software.

Educational Software and Interactive Learning

Educational software is any type of program or game that teach the user a concrete skill or piece of information. It can teach the user a wide array of knowledge, anywhere from computer-related activities such as typing, to higher education subjects like chemistry, or even to secondary skills such as learning another language.

This type of software falls under the umbrella of interactive learning, which is a method of acquiring information through hands on, interactive means. Computers and other tangible equipment is a common means of how interactive learning is employed in schools and other learning environments.

Teacher’s Edition Software

Eio carries interactive educational software for both teachers and students. Teachers edition versions of this software holds both answer keys to interactive tests, and various methods for how to teach and/or communicate the lesson plans. It also has various tips and skills to think about when presenting the information.

Texas Instruments TI-Nspire Cas Software-Teacher

This product is Windows and Mac OS compatible. “To enhance educator’s classroom presentation options, the TI-Nspire CAS Computer Software -Teacher Edition allows educators to select a TI-SmartView emulator option to project the screen and keypad of the TI-Nspire CAS handheld to the class. The Teacher Edition is compatible with both PC/Windows and Macintosh computer platforms and will be offered as a single license only. The Teacher Edition software will be included in the TI-Nspire CAS teacher bundle and a 30-day trial of the Teacher Edition software will be included in TI-Nspire CAS teacher kits.”

Language Software

Learning a language through interactive software is no readily available. Most language programs are self-thought, meaning you have to teach yourself. It requires discipline, consistency, and practice to learn a language through software.

Eio has language learning software in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese.

TOPICS Entertainment Instant Immersion Spanish Levels 1,2 & 3

Spanish Levels 1-2 -3 (v.2) Windows/Mac The Complete Language Learning System – Instant Immersion uses natural image association techniques to help you learn as easily as you learned your first language. With Instant Immersion, you will have more fun, save money and reach your goals faster. Contains 6 Language Learning CD ROMs + 3 Bonus Discs (Interactive DVD, Audio MP3 CD, “Who is Oscar Lake” game.) PC & Mac Compatible Minimum System Requirements: MAC OS X 10.3.9; Win XP/Vista, P4, 500 MHz, 512MB RAM, 1024 X 768 Color Display, Sound Card, CD ROM Drive

TOPICS Entertainment The Complete National Geographic – Every Issue since 1888

Explore 120 years of amazing discoveries, fascinating maps and the world’s best photography with The Complete National Geographic. This definitive collection of every issue of National Geographic magazine — from 1888 to 2008 — which has been digitally reproduced in stunning high resolution, brings you the world and all that is in it. Use the advanced interface to explore a topic, search for photographs, browse the globe, or wander on your own expedition.

  • Rediscover every printed page — every article, photograph and advertisement — from 1888 through 2008 on 6 DVD-ROMs
  • Browse special “readlists” from National Geographic stars or create your own lists of favorite articles
  • Test your knowledge with a trivia game that links to related articles
  • Reference hundreds of the magazine’s classic maps digitized as part of the magazine’s archive for the first time
  • Use Geobrowse to find articles, photographs and maps about any location you choose
  • Bonus DVD featuring the history of the National Geographic Society and National Geographic magazine

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