Jon Simon van Sharky Extreme vond het nodig om eens te gaan kijken bij het hoofdkwartier van Chaintech in Taiwan. In het verslag vind je naast wat info over het bedrijf en haar producten wat pics uit hun fabriek. Hier vast een stukkie:
We spoke with Chaintech about their current and future motherboard line. It seems that Chaintech is taking on the motherboard market on all fronts. They are building boards for reliability, performance and tweakability with broad feature sets, but all at a competitive price.
Chaintech ensures reliability through their AIRBAG2000 system and onboard IDE RAID.
AIRBAG2000 consists of (A) anti-virus software, (IR) instant recovery in BIOS, (B) BIOS protection, and (AG) an applications group. Their boards come bundled with two pieces of anti-virus software, Trend's PC-cillin and Symantec's Norton Anti-Virus. Instant recovery is a piece of software linked to Chaintech's BIOS that stores a backup of your software and OS in hidden directories on your hard disk. If something bad happens to your OS, it enables you to instantly recover with your programs intact. BIOS protection comes in multiple parts. First, the BIOS can be write protected. Second, certain Chaintech boards are available with twin BIOS chips, in case one gets corrupted. The applications group is a suite of software that, depending on the user, may or may not be useful. Of special note are X-STOP, a porn blocking application, and Shepherd2000, which lets you set hardware monitoring.