AMP Releases eSATA/USB Combo Flash Drives

"Active Media Products (AMP) has come up with a couple of combo flash drives that feature both eSATA and USB 2.0 interfaces."

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Active Media Products (AMP) has come up with a couple of combo flash drives that feature both eSATA and USB 2.0 interfaces. According to the manufacturer, this allows users to take advantage of both interfaces and get the best of both worlds.

The sleek black flash drives have been dubbed the P16G-ESATA and P32G-ESATA respectively for the 16GB and 32GB versions. In size, both drives measure 3.1 x 1.1 x 04 inches and are plug-and-play ready.

In terms of data transfer rates, the eSATA interface of the devices can stretch up to 100MB/sec while reading and 50MB/sec while writing. So users who need speeds higher than those available from USB 2.0 can get it through the eSATA port.

The built-in Mini USB 2.0 port allows users to connect the drives with any gadget that supports the interface. This means connectivity, not only with desktops and laptops, but also with many media players, NAS products, and docking stations. The best part about the drives is that they have no moving parts and so are that much more reliable and stable.

"There are millions of laptops out there with eSATA ports that can take advantage of this performance," said Jerry Thomson, VP of Sales at Active Media Products. "eSATA flash drives are a great storage solution for people who need faster transfer speeds than USB 2.0 can offer, yet still need the portability of a USB flash drive."

AMP has already shipped out both flash drives to online retailers with a suggested price of $69.95 for the 16GB model and $109.95 for the 32GB model.

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06-03-2010, 00:08:57

i finally installed my second video card and im pretty sure its not running in sli. when i go into lets say device manager it reads both card but the new one i installed says its a gt230 so ima thinkin it installed a driver by chance? any ideas as to y and to make sure its in sli??

06-03-2010, 03:07:11

Why, because Nvidia renamed the 9800 to the gt230.

1. Make sure you have SLI enabled, by going to the Nvidia control panel by right clicking on the Desktop and slecting NVIDIA Control Panel.
If you don't have the Nvidia control panel installed, you are likely using drivers provided by Windows Update. In this case, skip forward to Section II.A. of this guide to install the latest drivers.
2. In the Nvidia Control Panel, click on Set SLI and PhysX configuration in the Task menu on the left side.
3. Make sure the radial button next to Enable SLI (recommended) is marked. If not, mark it, click Apply and follow the on-screen instructions.
4. When that's in Order, click on Adjust image settings with preview. Make sure Use the advanced 3D image settings is marked. If not, mark it and click Apply.
5. When that's in Order, click on Manage 3D Settings in the task menu on the left.
6. On the right side, look for an entry called SLI Performance Mode. Make sure this is set to NVIDIA recommended.
7. To check whether SLI is working in your game or not, go to the 3D Settings in the horizontal menu bar (not Manage 3D Settings in the task menu!) and make sure Show SLI Visual Indicators has a checkmark next to it. This will enable the SLI visual indicator in 3D Applications like games, which will show up as a green bar on the left side/middle of the screen and SLi written next to it if SLI is working in a 3D Application/game.
8. Close the Nvidia Control Panel.
9. Start the 3D Application/game you wish to check SLI on. If the green SLI visual indicator overlay appears on screen that says SLI, SLI is working in your game and all is good. If no indicator appears, it's not working (unless it's the PhysX indicator that comes with newer PhysX revisions, but that one says PhysX > GPU or PhysX > CPU).

Copy pasted.

The other option is to remove both cards and drivers and go again. If your first card was installed when it was a 9800 still you might need to pull it out to get the OS to spot it as the renamed 230.

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