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Xigmatek Maverick S 500 W
     Tue, Mar 31 2015 | 11:24A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Xigmatek released the Maverick S line consisting of three rather compact, Bronze-certified PSUs a while ago. We will evaluate the line's 500 W member today; it features a semi-modular design and interesting looks. This unit's strongest point is its incredibly low price; however, you currently won't find it anywhere in the US.

Samsung Galaxy A5 Smartphone Review
     Tue, Mar 31 2015 | 11:23A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Galaxy A5 is a slim smartphone from Samsung, with a five-inch HD (1280 x 720) touchscreen, Android 4.4 "KitKat" operating system, and powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU. It has 2 GiB of RAM and 16 GiB storage space, a 13 MP main camera, and a 5 MP frontal camera. Let's take a good look at it."

Samsung's 850 EVO SSD
     Tue, Mar 31 2015 | 11:23A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung's 850 EVO SSD debuted in December inside the usual 2.5" case. Now, the drive is spreading to smaller mSATA and M.2 form factors. We've examined the new drives to see how the mini lineup compares to its full-sized forbear.

Samsung 850 Evo mSATA/m.2 SSD Review
     Tue, Mar 31 2015 | 11:22A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung bring their 850 Evo series to mSATA and M.2. We test them in our Samsung 850 Evo mSATA M.2 Review."

Samsung 850 Evo M.2 & mSATA Review
     Tue, Mar 31 2015 | 11:22A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung tempted value-oriented enthusiasts in December with its 'V-NAND'-based 850 Evo series. Equipped with 3D TLC NAND, which allows Samsung to stack layer upon layer of transistors, the design improved density, endurance, performance and lowered production costs. Today we have two similarly new drives that focus on different form factors. The mSATA version will appeal to compact PC users, while the M.2 will be more sought after by power users.

Samsung 850 EVO mSATA and M.2
     Tue, Mar 31 2015 | 11:22A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 850 EVO we reviewed a couple of month ago uses SATA 6 Gbps interface that is typical for a desktop system. The growing trends of moving toward more compact computing devices such as laptops and small form factor PC means that even the relatively small 2.5” SATA drive with its dimension of 7 cm x 10 cm x 0.7 cm (LWD) is taking up way too much of the precious space in these systems. The mSATA was designed to help reduce the footprint of the storage devices but it never quite caught on. The M.2, also known as Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF), is the latest interface that is designed to reduce not only the footprint but also maximize the usage of the card space. Since M.2 utilizes PCIE interface, it can deliver up to 32 GBit/s when using PCIE 3.0 x4 interface (though no drive is yet capable to taking such bandwidth). Compare this to the 6 Gbit/s, and we can see the benefit of M.2.

850 Pro and 850 EVO
     Tue, Mar 31 2015 | 11:21A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Samsung has come along with yet another great product launch, and those wishing they could get an 850 EVO into their mobile platforms no longer need to wait. You are getting the same high performing VNAND driven by the same proven Samsung SATA controller - just in a different physical packaging. TurboWrite, Samsung Magician and RAPID all apply to these products just as they did for the 2.5" variants. Despite some changes to flash package counts, performance of these new units remained consistent if not identical when compared with the 2.5" EVOs. The only fault I see with these new smaller mSATA and M.2 SATA form factor 850 EVOs is that they did not launch sooner."

Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA and M.2 Drives Reviewed
     Tue, Mar 31 2015 | 11:21A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung is introducing a number of new members to their SSD 850 EVO line-up of Solid State Drives, based on different form factors than the standard 2.5” drives we showed you here. The brand new mSATA and M.2 Samsung SSD 850 EVO drives being announced today, however, leverage all of the same technology. The last few generations of Samsung’s 2.5” Solid State Drive utilized PCBs that barley filled up half of their encloses, and a large portion of those PCBs were dedicated to the standard SATA power and data cable connectors, so it’s no shock to see these new, smaller variants arrive with mSATA and M.2 support.

Samsung 850 EVO mSATA and M.2 SSD Review
     Tue, Mar 31 2015 | 11:21A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we reviewed the Samsung SSD 850 EVO drive last December we knew that different form factors were coming but we didn’t know exactly when. That question has now been answered as we have a few different drives on our hands. With the same components we saw on the 2.5? 850 EVO we now have an mSATA and M.2 version to play with and expect much the same performance as we saw with the larger drive. Read on to see how they perform!

StarTech.com 42U Low-Cost Server Rack Cabinet
     Mon, Mar 30 2015 | 11:45A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the process of building our new open-source, Linux benchmarking test farm the server racks I settled for are the StarTech.com 42U rack cabinets. I`ve bought three of these StarTech.com 42U (4POSTRACK42) racks in the past few weeks and have been happy with their quality for low-price and it includes casters, levelers, and cable management hooks."

Corsair HX1000i Platinum Modular PSU Review
     Sun, Mar 29 2015 | 2:37P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recent months have seen a constant stream of quality, high wattage power supply releases from the likes of SuperFlower, Seasonic and Cooler Master. Continuing this trend - today we take a look at the new Corsair HX1000i, a modular, 80 Plus Platinum certified model with a Zero RPM Fan Mode to reduce noise emissions as far as possible.

SpotCam HD Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera @ Bigbruin.com
     Sun, Mar 29 2015 | 11:45A | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall the SpotCam HD Wi-Fi wireless video monitoring camera is a strong performer. It costs less than the comparable DropCam HD, while providing basically all the same features. It even includes 24 hours of free cloud storage, but if you require more than 24 hours of storage their rates are quite a bit less than DropCam`s. So you can save money upfront and every month/year after that."

480GB HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD Review
     Sun, Mar 29 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HyperX today released the HyperX Predator PCIe SSD! This highly anticipated drive was supposed to ship in February 2015, but was delayed a number of weeks in order to give Kingston time to perfect the firmware on their new highest-end SSD. Getting the HyperX Predator PCIe SSD firmware dialed in was important to everyone at Kingston as not only is this their flagship SSD in the HyperX lineup, but it is also Kingston Technology's very first M.2 PCI Express drive! Read on to see how it performs!

OCZ Vector 180 Series SSD Review
     Sun, Mar 29 2015 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the all new OCZ Vector 180 - 480 and 960GB SSDs. Based on an Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller the product comes with the latest iteration of Toshiba NAND flash memory. The end result is an SSD series that is very fast, versatile and competitive in terms of pricing; combine that with endurance and power outage protection and this series might be a little gem. Compared to the Vector 150 you'd at first think there aren't many changes, but there are...

Crucial MX200 1TB SSD Review
     Sun, Mar 29 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Who like to assemble a new PC or want to replace the old hard drive with a fast SSD, needs to select the proper size. If you do not know, if 250 GB or 500 GB is really enough capacity, you should read this review of the brand-new MX200 with 1 TB. Because after the previous test of the MX200 with 500 GB we want to test the 1 Terabyte type of the MX200 on OCinside.de today. We compare the Crucial MX200 1 TB SSD CT1000MX200SSD1 with the Crucial C300, m4, M500, M550, MX100, MX200 500 GB, and let many more solid state drives and hard drives compete against it.

OCZ Vector 180 480 Gigabyte Review
     Sun, Mar 29 2015 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their Vector series, OCZ reportedly has drives in their portfolio, which are fast and reliable. Today OCZ is launching their latest model, which goes by the name Vector 180. Compared to the already successful predecessor - Vector 150 - this one should offer even higher sustained performance and apart from that the drive ships with the new management software SSD Guru.

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