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SSD Migration in The Enterprise Environment
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 2:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SSD technology has hit like a hurricane leaving enterprise in awe of its potential yet leery of high cost for a storage medium still in its infancy. Todays business is reluctant to implement SSD storage for reasons that run the gamut from reliability and durability to long-term performance gain concerns. The inherent cost of slc drives is self defeating for a small business and time has yet to put its stamp of approval on mlc design. In hopes of alleviating concerns of todays business through our success in SSD migration, I hope to address specific concerns, investigate today's enterprise SSD options and share my experience with SSD use in a real enterprise production environment.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Fractal Design Define XL Computer Chassis Review
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 1:46P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It was shortly before attending CES that I first met with Elizabeth Castiglioni, Channel Marketing Manager of Fractal Design North America Inc and, from the outset, the company enthusiasm was obvious. We arranged to meet up at CES and, quite frankly, I was a bit taken aback by the experience. It seems that we had stumbled upon a company who valued the customer as much as the product; a company that had built a product from the ground up based solely on consumer input, suggestions and feedback. This was a company that had actually jumped into websites and forums to ask members exactly what they wanted in a computer chassis.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

SuperTalent About To Unveil Worlds Smallest And Fastest SSD
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 1:31P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SuperTalent is about to unveil the worlds fastest mPCIE card with SATA 3 speeds of 354MB/s read and 257 MB/s write respectively. Not really transparent at first, this is very exciting news in the laptop industry as this means we will be seeing SATA 3 laptops capable of blistering speeds sooner than imagined. The fact that this is also a mPCIe card also means that the laptop industry will be finally including SSDs as a boot drive with the hard drive included for increased capacity. SuperTalent is not stopping yet though!! They are also introducing a brother to this drive in the PCIe version for those desktop owners who like the idea of storage through PCIe open laneways. It has the same specs and we stole a shot of this as well.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

The Intel 510 Series 250GB SSD Review
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 1:16P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel took the SSD realm by storm this week with the long awaited release of their first 510 series SATA 3 SSD. Although consumers were anxious for the news, reviewers had to remain tight lipped having received their pre-release sample a day or so prior and being sworn to silence until Intels release date of 29 Feb 11. We can say first hand that this was a very difficult task as Intel floored reviewers on their disassembly of the SSD itself. Situated front and center was a Marvell 9174 SATA 3 controller soldered to the SSD circuit board (PCB) rather than the Intel controller that everyone had expected. Intel certainly treated this as the ‘Colonels Recipe’ and, outside of Intel, their wasn’t a person who had the information prior to opening the drive. In fact, Intel even waited until the very last minute to get samples to reviewers which was a bit uncharacteristic as we learned with our review of the Intel 310 mSATA SSD a few weeks prior.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Lucid Virtu and Intel Quick Sync: Pairing GPUs
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 1:10P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's Sandy Bridge processors have won acclaim for their hardware-accelerated video transcoding capabilities, dubbed Quick Sync, but there are significant limitations in the current iteration. LucidLogix, a company that's heretofore been known for its multi-GPU Hydra hardware, has developed a software-only solution named Virtu that it claims will solve one of the major issues that prevent enthusiasts from taking advantage of Sandy Bridge's transcoding performance, however. When used in conjunction with an H57 motherboard, Virtu allows for both a discrete GPU and Sandy Bridge's integrated GPU to function simultaneously, apart from a few quirks...
  FULL STORY @ SOFTWARE

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760 W Power Supply
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 1:10P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760 W is a relabeled Seasonic S12D 750 W unit, but with a rear 80 mm fan instead of using 120 mm model and a single +12 V rail instead of two +12 V rails. Its highlights include the use of a DC-DC design, 80 Plus Silver certification, and 836 W peak wattage. Let's check it out."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II Top
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With its GTX 560 Ti Direcet CU II Top, ASUS shows a factory overclocked version of the NVIDIAs latest mid-range GPU. Additionally this card got ASUS' powerful DirectCU II cooler as well as an attractive design. Theoretically this card even has the potential to outperform a Radeon HD 6950. Amongst other thigs this is what we'll show in the following review.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

 
MSI Big Bang Marshal P67 Review
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Big Bang Marshal, MSI presents its absolute high-end motherboard for Intels latest Sandy Bridge processors. Therefore it comes for example with a truly sophisticated power design as well as eight PCI-Express x16 slots and numerous other features.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Lian Li PC-V354 Review
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 12:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the PC-V354 Lian Li has a m-ATX case in it's portfolio which should offer a lot of space for hardware for such a compact enclosure. Especially regarding the hard drives Lian Li seems to have made its homework. Of course, like with all Lian Li cases the timeless design alone would be reason enough to wirte an entire review.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

ASUS Sabertooth P67 - Layout and Design Review
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Sabertooth P67, ASUS has an Intel-P67 based motherboard in its portfolio that comes with some interesting features. Therefore very suspicious is the so called thermal shield. This plastic cover should allow an optimized airflow over the boards core components.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Antec Six Hundred V2 PC Case Review
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"A little over a month ago we announced the Antec Six Hundred v2 on Legit Reviews. Today, we have that very same case to look at and give our opinion on. The Antec 600 v2 is a slight redesign of the original Antec 600 featuring some new attributes like a larger storage hole for cables, front hot-swap 2.5" bay, top mounted "moon roof" window, and a CPU-Backplate cut out for aftermarket cooler installation, like the Antec Kühler 620...."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Motorola Atrix 4G Smartphone Performance Benchmarks
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 9:02A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As you can see from the Quadrant benchmark result chart, the Motorola Atrix 4G dominated the other 1GHz devices that were all running Android 2.2 or 2.2.1! The Motorola Atrix was nearly 2.5x faster than the HTC Droid Incredible and the Samsung Epic 4G. The Motorola Droid X did a little better than the other single-core phones, but can you really call half the speed better? The Motorola Atrix 4G with the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor was the only Android powered smartphone tested that was running a dual-core CPU and that certainly helped..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

XFX Radeon HD 6850 Black Edition Video Card Review
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I played a ton of games on the XFX Radeon HD 6850 and loved every minute of it, even though I am used to a cross fire setup, unless I was looking at the FPS meter in game I couldn't visibly tell the difference between the two setups. At a price of $179.99 with a double lifetime warranty it was well within the same price range of the other cards at this performance point. When it came down to it this card was an overclocking monster, a 23% stable overclock is nothing to scoff at, and i think it had more room to work with. If you are less chicken than me go for it and see how far you can take this card. Compared to the 5770's the XFX Radeon HD 6850 was way more agreeable to overclocking as the 5770's I could only get to around 960MHz before I was afraid to go any further. So to break the 1Ghz mark with this card was killer to me..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

PQI 64GB SDXC Class 10 Flash Memory Card Review
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The 64GB PQI SDXC card has a very impressive storage capacity with respectable performance numbers. For example the Canon EOS Rebel 550D/T2i DSLR camera records HD video and the user's manual recommends at least Class 6 memory cards in order to record 1080p video smoothly. The PQI 64GB SDXC card should be able to keep up when recording 1080p video and images in continuous burst mode. Having a card that pushes 20MB/s read and write also means you can easily offload all of images and videos from the memory card to computer..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Fractal Design Define XLR Review
     Wed, Mar 16 2011 | 4:03P | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Fractal is penetrating the computer case market with affordable quality cases. Optimal for modding and always improving their current models for better performance and optic impression. Recently the Define R3 replaced it's R2 predecessor and now Fractal has introduced the performance Define XL case; the larger sibling of the R2/R3 cases which offers everything these cases have and a bit more. Or at least, so says Fractal."
  FULL STORY @ REVIEWS

Kingston SSDNow 100 V+ 96GB
     Wed, Mar 16 2011 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SSDs are now becoming far more common place in our gaming and work machines. The price tag might still be too high for many, but everyone can see the rediculous performance gains that can be made by moving to this flash based storage medium over traditional disks. Which group you fall in to though is neither here nor there, as whether you plan to buy it or not, today I'm reviewing a SSD from Kingston; their V100 +. Let's check it out. "
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS

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