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Apricorn Aegis Fortress 128GB SSD Review
     Sat, Mar 17 2018 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take on the FIPS secured Aegis Fortress, is it the portable drive for you?"

Complete List Of CPUs Vulnerable To Meltdown / Spectre Rev. 8.0
     Fri, Mar 16 2018 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BILLIONS of CPUs around the world, including those powering smartphones, are affected by Meltdown and/or Spectre. Find out if your desktop, mobile or smartphone CPU is one of them! Don't forget to BOOKMARK & SHARE! In this update, we added a new list of 5 IBM z/Architecture CPUs, a new list of 22 VIA desktop and mobile CPUs, as well as 1 ARM mobile CPU, 1 Intel server CPU, and 1 Intel mobile CPU. We also added 20 mobile SoCs, 9 digital TV or media player SoCs, and 43 industrial SoCs..

Crucial MX500 500GB Solid State Drive Review
     Fri, Mar 16 2018 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial is back: The MX500 is the budget to mainstream SSD to beat in 2018; continuing the company's excellent tradition of well-rounded balance of performance, features, and price.

SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD 480GB @ LanOC Reviews
     Fri, Mar 16 2018 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back in August I took a look at the new WD My Passport SSD and was impressed with its performance and form factor. While it does have an SSD inside it wasn’t really designed to take a beating, something that might happen when you use a drive a lot and it gets tossed around. Well, Western Digital owns SanDisk as well and along with the My Passport SSD they had also sent over the SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD. It is a completely different design and it is designed to handle a little more rough handling. Today I’m going to check it out and see what they are doing differently with this model and take a look at its overall performance.

Silicon Power Armor A62 4TB USB 3.1 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive Review
     Fri, Mar 16 2018 | 3:17P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you're out in the market looking for a high-capacity 2.5" rugged portable hard drive that isn't lacking in performance then the latest Armor A62 line by Silicon Power is certainly worth checking out.

SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse Review
     Fri, Mar 16 2018 | 3:17P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"After installing two 4g weights on each side of the mouse, we started gaming in CounterStrike: Global Offensive, Guild Wars 2, Diablo III but also tried a bit of Agents of Mayhem; Rival 600 succeeded to keep the comfort level optimal even 2-3 hours of continuous gaming and during this time we did not spot any erratic movement. While our lift-off setting was set at 0.5mm, players that use to lift the mouse more during the sessions should adjust the value as necessary. The main sensor (SteelSeries TrueMove 3) remains the same as with the Rival 310, but sports a more aggressive appearance, while much more RGB segments are available for configuration."

MSI Z370 SLI Plus Review
     Fri, Mar 16 2018 | 3:17P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the SLI Plus, MSI has a well equipped mid-range motherboard in its portfolio, which comes with a bunch of interesting features. There are for example two M.2 Gen 3 x4 slots and RGB backlight. Apart from that the SLI Plus features a black color scheme with white accents and on top of that this particular model should feature a rather interesting price.

NZXT H700i Computer Case Review
     Fri, Mar 16 2018 | 3:16P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NZXT H700i is a stunning looking mid-tower chassis that is easy to work with and thoughtfully designed inside and out.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review: Impressive Camera, Battery Life And A Funky UI
     Fri, Mar 16 2018 | 3:16P | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In most major sports, there are a handful of teams that dominate the competition and garner the lion's share of attention from fans. The same is true in the smartphone market where there are relatively few established players at the top. Every so often, however, a contender comes along to potentially disrupt the hierarchy, and that is what Huawei hopes to accomplish with its newest flagship phone, the Mate 10 Pro...

MyDigitalSSD SBX line
     Fri, Mar 16 2018 | 3:16P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When one thinks of an M.2 SSD, we typically associate that with either a SATA 6GB/s or more recently with a PCIe 3.0 x4 link. The physical interface of M.2 was meant to accommodate future methods of connectivity, but it's easy to overlook the ability to revert back to something like a PCIe 3.0 x2 link. Why take a seemingly backward step on the interface of an SSD? Several reasons actually. Halving the number of lanes makes for a simpler SSD controller design, which lowers cost. Power savings are also a factor, as driving a given twisted pair lane at PCIe 3.0 speeds draws measurable current from the host and therefore adds to the heat production of the SSD controller. We recently saw that a PCIe 3.0 x2 can still turn in respectable performance despite lower bandwidth interface, but how far can we get the price down when pairing that host link with some NAND flash?

Intel SSD 760p 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD Review
     Fri, Mar 16 2018 | 3:15P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Intel launched the SSD 600p Series back in 2016 they rocked the storage market with a solid performing PCIe NVMe SSD series that was available at affordable prices. Intel was able to do this by pairing the Silicon Motion SM2260 controller with Intel 32-layer TLC NAND Flash memory. The result was a series of drives that were was capable of sequential read/write performance of up to 1800 / 560 MB/s and random read/write performance of 155K / 128K IOPS. In January 2018, Intel released the successor to that series with the SSD 760p Series. Intel did some major updates under the hood on the SSD 760p Series as they went with newer Silicon Motion SM2262 controller with custom firmware and the latest Intel 64-layer 3D TLC NAND Flash memory. Read on to see what those changes did on Intel's budget PCIe NVMe drive series.

Crucial MX500 1 TB SSD Review
     Fri, Mar 16 2018 | 3:15P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few weeks ago Crucial introduced their new MX500 series with 64 Layer 3D TLC NAND. After the MX100, MX200 and MX300 follows not the MX400 SSD, but now the MX500 SSD. The Crucial MX500 is available in capacities from 250GB over 500GB and 1TB up to 2TB and offers a number of features designed to provide greater stability and data security. In our previous test of the Crucial BX300 we were already enthusiastic about the Silicon Motion SMI 2258 controller and we are curious to see how the new second generation 3D NAND will perform in combination with this controller.

Revisiting the Radeon R9 280X / HD 7970
     Fri, Mar 16 2018 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Continuing along with revisiting some of our favorite old graphics cards, today we'll be checking back in with the Radeon R9 280X, which is also to say that we're checking back in with the 7970 GHz Edition, both of which are essentially a factory overclocked Radeon HD 7970, so we'll technically be revisiting that, too, the very same card we first reviewed in December 2011!

ASUS ROG Strix Flare Mechanical Keyboard
     Fri, Mar 16 2018 | 12:02P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the availability of the ROG Strix Flare RGB mechanical gaming keyboard! Read all about the ROG Strix Flare here!

SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC Review
     Fri, Mar 16 2018 | 12:01P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Moving from the 20Hz - 22kHz featured in the base Arctis models, the Pro series is capable of reproducing audio in the range of 10Hz to 40kHz, earning itself the High-Res Audio Certificate. To complement the Arctic Pro headset, it is also available bundled with the GameDAC, which is a USB DAC powered by the ESS Sabre 9018, providing up to 96kHz 24bit audio. But wait, there is more!! RGB LEDS!! <<< No, not just that, but DTS Headphone:X v2.0, the next step in virtual surround technology.

Building a Budget PC: Should You Buy a Used Graphics Card?
     Fri, Mar 16 2018 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At a time when graphics cards are extremely overpriced, AMD's new Ryzen APUs offer an affordable means of building a basic gaming PC. But we've been keen to see if the APU holds its ground against bargain priced second-hand GPUs. Today we're going to find out.

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review
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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
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Oct 02 | Beginners Guides
A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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Jul 27 | Motherboards
The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
May 29 | Hard Drives/SSD
All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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  48. Linux Part 3: New Software
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  56. Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
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  63. Safe Mode in Windows Vista For Crash Recovery
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