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Intel SSD 520 Series 240 GB Solid State Drive Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Mon, Feb 06 2012 | 12:58P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are a vast number of SATA-600 solid state drives on the market at the moment, so there have never been more choices for the people who want to give their system a performance boost. Today we are going to look at the latest SSD from Intel, the 520 Series 240 GB, which is designed with performance users in mind."

Intel SSD 520 240GB @ Bjorn3D
     Mon, Feb 06 2012 | 12:45P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This drive has been advertised as the fastest SSD to date. Does it really pack the punch Intel claims it does?"

Intel 520 Series SSD Full Review - SandForce on Steroids?
     Mon, Feb 06 2012 | 12:32P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel appears to be making a habit out of adopting other SSD controllers and revamping their firmware to make them their own. From what we`ve seen today, they are indeed very good at it. This is the best performance we`ve seen out of SandForce hardware paired with IMFT Synchronous flash. Intel has also guaranteed their workmanship with a 5-year warranty - higher than the 3-year warranty provided by much of the competition. Unfortunately the delays in getting the 520 Series to market have given ample time to the competition, and newer controller tech now exists (Indilinx Everest)."

Intel 520 Series 240GB SSD Launch Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Mon, Feb 06 2012 | 12:19P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel 520 Series 240GB SSD Launch Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Intel are today releasing the new 520 series based on SandForce technology. Today we have one of those new drives on our test bench and will be comparing it in real world and synthetic tests against drives based on the latest Sandforce, Indilinx, Marvell and Samsung controllers."

Intel 520 Series 240GB Review
     Mon, Feb 06 2012 | 12:06P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
he heart of the performance of the Intel 520 series drive is the LSI Sandforce 2281 NAND controller. Intel partnered with LSI to develop a robust firmware specifically for this drive. Along with the firmware are AES 256-bit encryption and end to end data protection. Specifications for the drive mirror many of the Sandforce 2281 controlled drives with 550 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) sequential reads and up to 520MB/s sequential writes and 4 KB random reads and writes up to 50,000 and 80,000 (IOPS). "

XFX HD 7970 Black Edition Double Dissipation 3 GB Review
     Mon, Feb 06 2012 | 11:55A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Keep in mind, the base clock speeds of 1000 MHz on the core and 1425 MHz on the memory are already sizable increases over the default clock speeds. However, XFX has added their Double Dissipation cooling to increase the overclocking potential of their Black Edition HD 7970. As a result, the card responded well to voltage tweaking and a further boost in the clock speeds to 1177 MHz on the Tahiti core and 1652 MHz on the GDDR5 memory. Clock speeds above 1.2 GHz on the core were possible in some games, but not the entire test suite - Dirt 3 just would not show love for a core speed that high."

Intel 520 240GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Mon, Feb 06 2012 | 11:53A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve been hearing about and anticipating new Intel`s Cherryville SSDs for some time now they are finally being released in the guise of the 520 series.  They are built around the same SandForce SF2281 controller we have come to know from numerous other SSDs but Intel has taken it upon themselves to equip these drives with a custom firmware and high end NAND.  But is this enough to set the 520 series apart from in a cluttered market? "

Intel 520 Cherryville Series 240GB SSD Review in RAID 0 @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Feb 06 2012 | 11:40A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has been one of the mainstays of the SSD world and are one of the most trusted names and respected leaders in the computer industry. Their groundbreaking X25-M SSDs were the gold standard for which all other drives were judged for quite some time. That said, the SandForce SF-2281 controller has been out for close to a year now and featured in drives from just about every SSD manufacturer - so why is Intel just now releasing their SF-2281 SSD, code named Cherryville? In one word, firmware..."

Gear4 Angry Birds Speaker ? Red Bird @ TestFreaks
     Mon, Feb 06 2012 | 11:27A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I don?t think this product needs much of an introduction, unless you?ve been living under a rock for the past year or so then I think you know what Angry Birds are. They?ve become extremely successful and have spawned several lines of accessories and today I have one of the more useful ones, at least I think it?s more useful. Today for review I?ve got the Gear4 Angry Birds Speaker, there are a few different versions of it and I have the Red Bird which can be used with any device that has a standard 3.5mm audio jack. Let?s just jump right on in?"

Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Full Tower Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Mon, Feb 06 2012 | 10:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If there is one thing many people know Thermaltake for it is their cases, especially the ones that have that futuristic look to them. Today we will be checking out a case that has this look, the Overseer RX-I. This style appeals to many people, especially gamers. Thermaltake even calls this design an ?E-sports gaming style front bezel.? Besides the cool looks this case features a top-mounted hard drive dock, USB 3.0 and eSATA connectivity, support for 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch hard drives, 3 included fans and since it is a full tower case you can fit motherboards inside up to E-ATX! Read on as we check out this futuristic case!"

Powerbag Backpack Review @ TechwareLabs
     Mon, Feb 06 2012 | 9:53A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever wish you could charge your gadgets on the go? Wall outlets too far apart to satisfy your gadget lust? Powerbag shows us their new solution for charging on the go."

Enermax Platimax 1200 W @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Feb 06 2012 | 9:44A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here we are again, testing another high-end Enermax unit from the Platimax series. The innovative platform of this unit offers huge power along with Platinum efficiency. Also we find top quality components used along with great build quality."

ARCTIC MC001-BD Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Feb 06 2012 | 9:27A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Designed to give the consumer access to all their multimedia needs the MC001-BD is a passively cooled compact computer system which comes with Windows 7 Home Premium and a long list of useful features such as a Bluray drive, USB 3.0 ports, WiFi and much more. Follow us as we put this new unit under the spotlight and reveal its true characteristics."

Cooler Master Cosmos II @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Feb 06 2012 | 9:27A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Cooler Master Cosmos II aims to take the crown as the super car of cases. With a price tag and the looks to match, we take the chassis for a spin in our test lab to see how it holds up and if it manages to impress with features under the hood."

Corsair Vengeance M60 FPS Gaming Mouse Contest @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Feb 06 2012 | 9:27A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Welcome to our weekly giveaway for our dedicated readers! This week the sponsor for our weekly promotion is Corsair and they have donated a Vengeance M60 FPS Gaming Mouse as this weeks prize! This prize has a retail value of ~$69.99 plus shipping. You can enter the contest here."

Galaxy MDT GeForce GT 520 Graphics Card Review
     Mon, Feb 06 2012 | 9:27A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MDT series (multiple display technology) not only helps NVIDIA compete with AMD`s feature set in the high-end market but also allows Galaxy to sell a card like the MDT GeForce GT 520 for a reasonable price, offering support for up to four monitors for multi-tasking consumers and businesses. The only thing that would have us recommend this product any higher would be a lower price, getting closer to the rest of the field in terms of graphical capability."

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