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Crucial MX100 512GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Nov 20 2014 | 7:20P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I have been following technology for quite a while and in that time I have witnessed the birth of solid state drives and many companies bringing them to the masses. When they first came out like all new technology they were very expensive. I remember when many people were debating on getting a new graphics card or a solid state drive. The past couple of years have been kind to the consumer with solid state drives continuing to drop in price. Most people are able to afford a solid state drive for at least their OS drive. The best way to cut costs and keep drives competitive is to decrease the lithography of the NAND that is inside the drive. This is the case for the drive we are taking a look at today. It features Microns new 16nm 128Gbit MLC NAND. The drive that I am talking about is the Crucial MX100. The 512 GB version that we are reviewing today is currently selling for a little over $200, which if you can remember that is what most 128GB drives were selling for just a couple of years ago. The MX100 effectively replaces Crucials M500 solid state drive while the MX550 still remains as their high performance offering. The 512 GB version of the MX100 offers sequential read and write speeds of 550 MB/s and 500 MB/s respectively. Lets see what this drive can do!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Silicon Power Thunder T11 120 GB @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Nov 20 2014 | 1:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thunderbolt may not be a very wide-spread interface in the Windows domain, but nearly every modern Apple notebook or desktop features such a connector. Silicon Power aims to leverage this high-speed interface with the Thunder T11 series, offering 120 GB or 240 GB capacities for less than a Lacie or OWC alternative."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Transcend MTS800 M.2 2280 SATA SSD Review (128GB)
     Thu, Nov 20 2014 | 1:07P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have been seeing more M.2 SSDs lately, a lot of which are companies first steps into the market since the form factor is so new. They have been designed to meet strict size requirements and allow for greater flexibility in product development. They are the perfect fit for mobile devices with their compact size and light weight. Transcend was founded in 1988, today they are a leading global brand for digital storage with over 2,000 products. From memory modules to SSDs, they market and sell them all. Their commitment to quality control has been one of the main factors for their success. They were the first memory module manufacturer in Taiwan receive ISO 9001, ISO 14001, QC080000, and ISO/TS 16949 certifications. Every product is tested before is goes off to market to ensure customer satisfaction."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H-BK Motherboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Nov 20 2014 | 10:35A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabytes Z97 motherboard line has been out for a while now, but they have recently introduced Black Editions to their Ultra Durable Z97 line. These motherboards include the Z97X-UD5H-Bk and Z97X-UD3H-BK. So what does the Black Edition mean? Gigabyte Black Edition motherboards have been tested for an extra 168 hours (7 days) to ensure premium quality. During the 168 hour test, each motherboard needs to pass rigorous, full system validation testing for 1 full week. GIGABYTE has built a custom testing facility at their Taiwan (Nanping) factory. A Certificate of Validation is included with every board, issued by the GIGABYTE factory and signed by the manufacturing VP & GM to indicate that each board has passed their highest test standards. The really shows Gigabytes commitment to quality and ensures your Black Edition motherboard will last. Today we are taking a look at the Z97X-UD3H-BK that features 3-way CrossFire or 2-way SLI, SATA Express support, Intel Gigabit Ethernet, M.2 support and much more. Lets jump in!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

NZXT S340 Mid-Tower Case Review
     Thu, Nov 20 2014 | 10:07A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the release of the H440 earlier this year, NZXT made it clear what their new approach into the already crammed case market will be in it?s upcoming models. Following this trend, Benchmark Reviews will be testing the NZXT S340, a more ?stripped? down version of the already great H440, which still features a similar simple design with a minimalistic design, putting functionality and efficiency above all things."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Supermicro X10DRG-Q (Intel C612) Workstation Motherboard Review
     Thu, Nov 20 2014 | 6:28A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Supermicro`s new X10DRG-Q workstation motherboard is built around HPC GPU applications using either GPU`s, Quadra, Telsa, GRID, or Intel Xeon Phi."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Crucial Desktop DDR4 Review @ Vortez
     Wed, Nov 19 2014 | 7:20P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
You won`t find highly polished packaging, oversized heatsinks nor overclocked XMP profiling. What you get is a basic memory kit that performs as it should yet costing less than half that of more extravagant offerings."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

 
News: WASDs Code keyboard with Cherry MX clear switches reviewed
     Wed, Nov 19 2014 | 3:18P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve been meaning to try out Cherry MX`s clear key switches for a while, and now, we`ve finally gotten our wish. Join us for a look at WASD Keyboards` Cherry MX clear-infused Code keyboard, a tenkeyless offering with more than a few tricks up its sleeve."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Silicon Power Diamond D06 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Review @ APH Networks
     Wed, Nov 19 2014 | 1:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Silicon Power Diamond D06 is yet another sleek looking USB 3.0 external hard drive from the company. Will it perform as well as it looks?"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Corsair Neutron XT SSD Review (240GB) - New Phison Controller Creates a Top Tier Contender
     Wed, Nov 19 2014 | 10:35A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If we were to look at the flash controller hierarchy, Phison has typically placed as a mid-tier company. We met with Phison at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, this past August and they spoke of a new controller that might move them up in the stack, the Phison Quad-Core PS3110 6Gbps controller. Capable of 550MB/s read, 530MB/s write, over 100K IOPS, with features such as AES 256-Bit encryption, compatible with the latest SLC, MLC and TLC memory, and capable of accommodating single form factors of up to 2TB, this controller seemed to be a definite step forward and we looked forward to getting it on our Test Bench. Although we are sure many will follow suit in time, the Corsair Neutron XT 240GB SSD sample that we have in our hands for this report, is the first to be seen with the Phison PS3110 controller and should be available at the time, or shortly after, this launch. Having put this SSD through its paces over the past few days, we think that you just might be as surprised as we are to see a new SSD released that definitely jumps into that top-tier that so few other SSDs have been capable of."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Customizing your new mechanical keyboard @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Nov 19 2014 | 10:07A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
By now, a lot of you most likely have figured out that I have a bit of a thing for various keyboards and mice. Ive even been known to make sure the backlighting on my keyboard matches with my mouse and with my PC build as well. Oddly enough, through all of my keyboards the only time I have ever really customized a keyboard was when I had the chance to review a custom keyboard from Max Keyboard. The fact that I havent dug deeper into this is curious because generally I have a hard time leaving things alone, especially my cars and my computers. Its not that I hadnt seen the photos of everyones keyboards on r/mechanicalkeyboards and GeekHack, I just never did it myself due to not knowing enough and frankly not having the time. Well after reviewing the new Novatouch from Cooler Master, I decided to take advantage of the Cherry MX stems and dive a little deeper into keyboard customization and finally show everyone what it is all about. I reached out to a whole list of companies who make a variety of products to help you take your new mechanical keyboard and turn it into something completely unique, today Im going to talk a little about what I found!"
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Z97X G1 Gaming GT LGA 1150 Motherboard Review
     Wed, Nov 19 2014 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GIGABYTE's G1 Gaming GT looks to be a stripped version of the Z97X Gaming G1 WiFi-BK. Like other offerings in the G1 family the G1 Gaming GT is a premium part representing the pinnacle of what GIGABYTE design and innovation can and should offer. We have high expectations for the G1 Gaming GT.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Gigabyte Z97N-Gaming 5 (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review
     Wed, Nov 19 2014 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel’s Z97 platform is a perfect basis for a mini-ITX system build as it features enough performance to please even the most demanding user while still being power efficient enough to be tamed by small form factor cases and modest cooling solutions. Due to those reasons it isn’t surprising to see Intel’s LGA 1150 platform dominate the mini-ITX landscape. Creating a mini-ITX motherboard from AMD’s AM3+ or Intel’s LGA 2011 platforms is unfeasible from a number of perspectives including heat and for LGA 2011, the size of the socket and number of memory lanes required. We have seen other mini-ITX motherboards emerge for low power platforms like Intel’s Bay Trail, AMD’s Kabini and AMD’s FM2+ APU platform but relatively speaking all three of these platforms cannot rival Intel’s LGA 1150 in terms of raw performance. In short, Intel’s mainstream LGA 1150 platform offers the best balance of features, performance, pricing and power efficiency for the mini-ITX form factor.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

GIGABYTE Z97X Gaming G1 Black Edition
     Wed, Nov 19 2014 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Steve Bassiri gives us a real close-up look at the GIGABYTE Z97X Gaming G1 WIFI/Black Edition motherboard in his Circuit and Overclocking Guide."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

SteelSeries Siberia V3 @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Nov 19 2014 | 6:28A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The tech geek in me loved hearing about the new SteelSeries Siberia V3 while the developing grumpy old man in me was a little concerned. I have learned over the years that sometimes a launch like this can be an amazing thing and other times companies change things just to change things and they end up messing up something that was great in the first place. You see, the original Siberia was good, but had many flaws. When SteelSeries introduced the Siberia V2 I was seriously amazed. They really stepped things up. Heck, Ive been using the V2 in both the office and also with my LAN rigs for a few years now. Now with the introduction of the Siberia V3, will this model be a requirement in the office as well? Lets take a look to see what has changed to determine that!"
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Cougar 700M Gaming Mouse and Speed Large Mouse Pad @ Bigbruin.com
     Tue, Nov 18 2014 | 7:20P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For this review, Cougar has sent over a new mouse, the rather futuristic looking 700M gaming mouse. The 700M does not have the look of a traditional mouse, and it looks as if it is poised to transform at any moment to join Optimus Prime in battle. We will find that while this design may look like it is from another galaxy, it offers features that make it very appealing for every day use (here on Earth)."
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

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