Zadak511 SSDs and RAM promise wireless RGB LED tweaking

A number of other technology news websites are reporting on "wireless" RGB LED-illuminated SSDs and memory modules from a brand known as Zadak511. The DDR4 memory modules and dual-interface SSDs are festooned with RGB LEDs, and the light show on these devices can be controlled through the company's "ZArsenal" software without any external cabling. No additional details were provided, because none are needed. These are DIMMs and SSDs with customizable lighting, after all.

TechPowerUp caught a glimpse of Zadak511's products at Computex back at the end of May. The company showed off DDR4-3000 memory modules at that time, and it also hinted at future DDR4-4266 products. Zadak511 also showed off three different SSDs with integrated RGB LEDs. The drives had SATA connectors for data and a USB connector for lighting control. The memory modules TPU saw did not feature LED illumination, so it's unclear just how the ZArsenal software directs the memory modules' lighting.

In light of the information vacuum surrounding its products, it's worth taking a couple of minutes and marveling at the majesty of Zadak511's website. The company's Product and Support pages are mere placeholders, but the Brand Story page says: "The name ZADAK originated from a parallel universe where power can be expanded endlessly. 5.10 is adopted as the highest level of rock climbing. 5.11 goes beyond the highest level which demonstrates 'reaching the extreme.'" Perhaps the company blew its website budget producing the dubstep-backed looping video of industrial sparks and shirtless men flexing muscles.

Given the text of its press release and its description of itself on its website, we're honestly not convinced that Zadak511 isn't an elaborate troll on the PC hardware industry. Perhaps time will dispel that notion, but in the meantime, we're left scratching our heads.

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    • EndlessWaves
    • 3 years ago

    If it is a joke then they should have called themselves Zartha511.

    Then the peripherals would be the Light of Zartha.

    • synthtel2
    • 3 years ago

    Don’t real climbs go all the way to 5.15 these days? As if they needed any more reasons to look like a joke….

    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    Man, this company looks like a total troll on the industry.

    How about this gem [url=http://zadak511.com/about.html#home<]from their website[/url<]: [quote<]Success starts with [i<]tension[/i<] to detail[/quote<] Either these guys are serious and will be a total joke, or they are playing a joke on everyone else. I'm slightly worried it's the former. Anyway, if people want to pay a premium for silly lighting instead of spending that premium on more performance, then sure. I guess there's a huge market for fake bling that makes your vehicle look faster but don't actually add any performance, why should the PC industry be any different?!

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 3 years ago

      The joke must be on us, bro.

    • Neutronbeam
    • 3 years ago

    I am seriously beginning to consider whether the RGB LED industry is paying TR by the number of RGB LED articles it publishes.

    Stop the madness! Only YOU can prevent RGB LED article abuse!

    EDIT: Added “am”

      • morphine
      • 3 years ago

      [quote<]I am seriously beginning to consider whether the RGB LED industry is paying TR by the number of RGB LED articles it publishes.[/quote<] Dude, I [i<]wish[/i<] that was the case. But no, the reality it's much simpler: RGB LED stuff is what's coming, period. Love or hate it, that's where it's at.

      • Chrispy_
      • 3 years ago

      I’m waiting for TR’s inside-the-second RGB article.

      I’m starting to feel that there are [i<]soooo[/i<] many RGB products and press releases each month that the true RGB fluidity is being overlooked in favour of sheer number of RGB releases. Whilst in RGB-per-month benchmarks, TR is doing well compared to other sites, what I feel we are lacking, as readers, is an apreciation of [i<]consistent[/i<] and evenly-paced stream of articles. Rather than just blurting out any and all the press releases of RGB goodness as they arrive, I feel TR's approach of staggering the articles so that the site is never more than a couple of days between RGB news is commendable. This RGB-pacing feature actually provides a smoother RGB news experience and ensures that no reader will notice a large week-long pause between RGB press releases. [i<]edit: purportedly.[/i<] Obviously, it is going to take a while for the industry and readers alike, to adjust to fewer total RGB articles per month (APM) and although APM is used as the de-facto performance metric of any RGB-reporting website, what really matters to readers is how long they have to wait between RGB articles. What is more important is the 99th percentile wait between articles (WBA). For this reason, I condone and hope to see others adopt TR's 99th percentile APM where the WBA is taken into consideration. After all, RGBLEDreviewworld.com may have more RGB news APM than TR, but they can go for several days between articles which causes reader depression, anxiety and RGB news withdrawal symptoms. With TR's focus on low WBA values, the future of RGB article delivery will finally focus on great RGB news-reading experience, rather than raw APM values.

        • smilingcrow
        • 3 years ago

        I have an OCZ NIA (Neural Impulse Actuator) hooked up to the ‘Well played sir’ centre of my brain triggering a 50 foot set of RGB lights on the Christmas tree in the front garden.
        On reading your post they started to pulse a different colour at the rate of 11Hz.

    • Meadows
    • 3 years ago

    Finally I’ve found a use for LED lighting in computer gear.

    [url<]http://9gag.com/gag/apr652E[/url<]

      • Wirko
      • 3 years ago

      The very definition of low-fi.

    • DancinJack
    • 3 years ago

    Finally, more RGB articles.

    🙁

      • Anovoca
      • 3 years ago

      We almost went two days!

      • derFunkenstein
      • 3 years ago

      There’s more to this one than the usual RGB. There’s weirdness and intrigue due to the lack of brand presence, or something. Like for real, this company is weird.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 3 years ago

    This is the prankiest of pranks. Their [url=http://www.zadak511.com/news_info.html#home<]"news" page[/url<] says they sponsored HWBot World Tour 2016, but their logos are absent from everything on [url=https://hwbot.org/article/world-tour-2016<]the HWBot website[/url<] What does it cost to rent a tiny booth at Comnputex? (btw, Wayne, it was May not March)

      • WayneManion
      • 3 years ago

      Good catch. The story has been corrected.

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