PCSTATS Main Page Follow PCSTATS on Facebook PCSTATS RSS Feed PCSTATS Twitter Feed + Motherboards
+ Videocards
+ Memory
+ Beginners Guides...
News & Advanced Search  Feedback?
[X]   Directory of
Guides & Reviews

Beginners Guides
Weekly Newsletter
Archived Newsletters



Contact the Suite 66 Advertising Agency

Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review
  More Seagate Reviews... and Hard Drives/SSD.
Waterfield Designs Muzetto Leather Notebook Satchel Review
 [>>]
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SATA III SSD Review
 [>>]
Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU
 [>>]
Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips for Windows
 [>>]
More>>

Search...
General News RSS News Feed - PCSTATS
... 38 news stories awaiting approval  
Samsung Magician 4.5 – RAPID Mode Benchmarked
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 10:18P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the years, consumers have demanded and pushed manufacturers to develop SSD toolboxes to use when they install an SSD in their system. Offering a SSD toolbox has become almost a necessity in today’s SSD market. These toolboxes offer features such as drive health monitoring, feature activation, manual secure erase and TRIM triggers, as well as firmware update abilities and drive benchmarking. One such company that recognized this trend early on and helped shape the way toolboxes are today is Samsung; their software utility being the Samsung Magician. Something that sets Samsung Magician software apart from other toolboxes is its RAPID mode (Real-time Accelerated Processing of I/O Data), this having been introduced with the release of the Samsung 840 EVO.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

2 TB Portable External HDD Duel: Seagate Backup Plus
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 9:18P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Users are always damanding more and more storage space, not only inside their computers, but also as portable external hard disk drives. Nowadays, 2 TB portable external drives are becoming popular, and we will test two models: the Seagate 2 TB Backup Plus Slim and the Western Digital 2 TB My Passport Ultra. They are both compact drives and make use of the USB 3.0 interface. Let's check for the results!"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Silverstone MS06 2.5? USB3 Enclosure with Docking Station Review
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 8:18P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Drive enclosures aren’t anything new and neither are hot-swap drive bays, but it is rare that we see the two combined in the way Silverstone has done with the MS06 2.5-inch USB 3.0 HDD/SSD enclosure with 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bay. Now that’s a really long name, so I’ll just refer to it as Silverstone MS06 from now on. It is great to have a drive in an ejectable enclosure so you can take it with you on the go, but it isn’t everyone that has the same docking system. In fact, it will most likely be difficult to find anyone among your friends who uses the same system. At least this is the case when we talk traditional hot-swap bays. To combat this issue, Silverstone created their MS06 enclosure on a pure USB 3 basis that in return allows for full compatibility with almost any system. When you leave your home, you just press the eject button, grab the drive and the included USB3 cable and you ready to head out on your adventures.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

ASUS STRIX Tactic Pro gaming keyboard
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 7:18P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Getting yourself the right gaming keyboard can be a very personal experience. Chances are you want mechanical, even if you have not used one before. Switch choice is important, backlighting too - and you might want some macro buttons for good measure. If you want all that and love the colour orange, then maybe the ASUS STRIX Tactic Pro is what you are looking for
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Razer Taipan Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 6:18P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With nine macro enabled buttons (with Razer Synapse 2.0), ergonomic design, and a fast 8200dpi sensor, does the ambidextrous Taipan have a place in Razer’s lineup? In this Benchmark Reviews article, I will give an overview of this mouse, Razer’s Goliathus Control pad and Synapse 2.0 software before delivering my final verdict on the package.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

Patriot Supersonic Phoenix 512GB USB 3.0 External SSD Review
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 5:18P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On the market for a small, yet large capacity storage device to take around with you? Patriot's Supersonic Phoenix 512GB external SSD may be for you."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Lian Li PC-O5S Review
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 4:18P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I would say the 'O' stands for "oversized window," as one of the key aspects of the series are the oversized tempered glass windows that combined with Lian Li's renowned aluminum construction and PCI riser cards make them perfect for showing off your machine's guts.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

 
News: GeForce GTX 980 cards from Gigabyte and Zotac reviewed
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 4:05P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GeForce GTX 980 is the new king of the hill among single-GPU graphics cards, and with nifty features like DSR, it looks like an awfully tempting potential purchase. If you`re feeling this particular temptation, there`s probably one question on your mind: which one should I get? We`ve spent some time with a couple of slick offerings from Gigabyte and Zotac in order to find out."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Cougar MX300 Case Review
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Let's take a look at the Cougar MX300, a value mid-tower case with a side window, three 3.5" and three 2.5" bays.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Synology DS115j Review
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The latest NAS price point to be refreshed by Synology is their single bay, budget conscious product. We take a look at the replacement for the DS112j in our Synology DS115j Review."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

DDR4 (Corsair, Crucial and G.Skill) Review
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 4:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Our DDR4 samples for this round-up come from Corsair, Crucial and G.Skill, let’s see what the new technology has to offer when paired with an i7-5960X."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

ASUS Xonar U5 Review
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 4:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plugging the gap between the U3 and the U7 and aptly named, the Xonar U5 USB soundcard comes in priced competitively at a notch below the U7 at around £65. Primarily aimed at audio starved laptop gamers, the U5 comes packed with features set to bolster the output of anyone needing that little bit more in audio fidelity.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

ATEN KE6940 DVI KVM over IP Extender Review
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 3:18P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Tyler tells us all about ATEN's KE6940, a DVI KVM over IP extender - or another way of saying a really high-end network controlled KVM device."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Luxa2 E-One Headset Stand Review
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 2:18P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Luxa2 E-One headset is a nice addition to my desk. I have seen many computer cases boasting a headset holder, but I find the Luxa2 E-One makes it much easier to access my headset while sitting at my desk, being that it is on my desktop."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

Catalyst Omega - A Closer Look
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 1:18P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The name - Catalyst Omega – immediately underscores the importance of the update in a way that a simple number cannot. Whilst ‘Catalyst 14.9.3 beta candidate 3’ sends gamers to sleep (unless it contains a critical fix for their game of the month) Omega turns heads and should have even the mainstream user taking note. Of course, that also means that the new driver package needs to be the most stable released, and AMD are hoping that their crowdsourced priority list for bug fixes will have nailed down major problems before they occur.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Asus TP300L Transformer Book Flip Review
     Mon, Dec 29 2014 | 12:18P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Asus TP300L Transformer Flip is a 13.3-inch thin and light laptop that doubles up as a Windows 8.1 touch screen tablet. This is a neat trick that hinges, ahem, around the hinge. Instead of simply allowing you to open the screen and fold it back to a comfortable viewing angle you can swing the screen through a full 360 degrees until it ends up on the underside of the keyboard.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

General News NEWS PAGE: of 2105    
Hardware Sections     12/18/2017 | 2:16AM  
Beginners Guides
PCSTATS RSS Feeds
RSS Newsletter
RSS News
Motherboards
Mouse Pads
Networking
Notebooks
Peripherals
Powersupply
Printers
Servers
Videocards
Editorials
Cases and Access.
CD-ROMs
Computers / SFF PCs
Cooling - Heatsinks
CPU / Processors
Digital Cameras
HDD / SSD
Home Theatre
Memory
MP3 Players
Monitors
Technology Content    
Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips and Tweaks for Windows
Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips and Tweaks for Windows
Feb 25 | Beginners Guides
Rating:  
Beginners Guide: Hi-Resolution Panoramic Images with MSFT ICE
Beginners Guide: Hi-Resolution Panoramic Images with MSFT ICE
Jan 27 | Beginners Guides
Rating:  
Samsung ATIV Book 9-Lite NP915S3G-K01 13.3-inch Touch Screen Notebook Review
Samsung ATIV Book 9-Lite NP915S3G-K01 13.3-inch Touch Screen Notebook Review
Dec 23 | Notebooks
Rating:  
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review
Nov 25 | Home Theatre
Rating:  
Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
Nov 18 | Beginners Guides
Rating:  
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Oct 02 | Beginners Guides
Rating:
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.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Jul 27 | Motherboards
Rating:
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
Rating:
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.
MORE » Complete PCSTATS Article and Review Listings...

The best Guides by the best writers on the internet; PCSTATS Beginners Guides explain computers, software, and all those other wonderful things that cause you frustration.

Learn how to use your computer better, master the internet while protecting yourself, and know what to do when your hard drive kicks the bucket.

  1. 10 Steps to a Secure PC
  2. 101 Tips and Tweaks for Windows XP
  3. 104 Killer Tech Tips for Windows XP
  4. 99 Performance Tips for Windows XP
  5. 99 Windows Vista Performance Tips
  6. Annual PC Checkup Checklist
  7. Assembling Your Own PC
  8. Back up and Restore Data in WinXP
  9. Browser Hijacking and How to Stop it
  10. Building a Home Theatre PC / HTPC
  11. Burning CDs and DVDs
  12. Cloning WindowsXP
  13. Converting Videotape Into Video Files
  14. Crash Recovery: The Blue Screen of Death
  15. Creating a Weblog / Blog
  16. Creating MP3 Music Files
  17. Decrypting Lost Document & Zipped File Passwords
  18. Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives
  19. Diagnosing Bad Memory
  20. Downgrading Windows Vista Back To Windows XP
  21. Dual OS Installation of WindowsXP 32-bit/64-bit
  22. Encryption and Online Privacy
  23. Ergonomics & Computers
  24. Flashing a Video Card BIOS
  25. Flash Memory Data Recovery and Protection
  26. Firewalls and Internet Security
  27. Firewall Setup and Configuration
  28. Forgotten Passwords & Recovery Methods
  29. Formatting and Partitioning a Hard Drive
  30. Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC
  31. Hard Drive Data Recovery
  32. Home Networking and File Sharing
  33. How to Install: Intel Socket 775 CPU and Heatsink
  34. How to Install: Intel Socket 1366 CPU and Heatsink
  35. How to Install: Intel Socket 1155 CPU and Heatsink
  36. How to Install: AMD Socket AM3 CPU and Heatsink
  37. How to Install: AMD Socket FM1 CPU and Heatsink
  38. How to Fix Homesite Design Mode to Work in WindowsXP/ Vista
  39. How To Make a Budget Desktop Computer on the Cheap
  40. How to Update a Motherboard BIOS
  41. Installing RAID on Desktop PCs
  42. Installing Windows Vista
  43. Installing Windows XP
  44. Internet Connection Sharing
  45. Legally Copying Software and Music
  46. Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar
  47. Linux Part 2: Installing a PC
  48. Linux Part 3: New Software
  49. Little Known Features of WindowsXP
  50. Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista
  51. Making DVD Movies from Video Files
  52. Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
  53. Optical Drives & Recording Formats
  54. Overclocking the CPU, Motherboard & Memory
  55. Overclocking the Videocard
  56. Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
  57. Printer Sharing on a Home Network
  58. Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software
  59. RAM, Memory and Upgrading
  60. Registry: Backups, Repairs, and Protection
  61. Remote Access to Computers
  62. RSS Feed Setup & Subscriptions
  63. Safe Mode in Windows Vista For Crash Recovery
  64. Setting up an FTP Server in WinXP
  65. Slipstreaming WindowsXP with Service Pack 2
  66. Spyware Protection and Removal
  67. Stopping Spam
  68. Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death
  69. Synchronizing Files and Folders
  70. Unattended Windows 2000/XP Installations
  71. Understanding & Creating Batch Files
  72. Understanding & Tweaking WindowsXP Services
  73. Upgrading A Motherboard Without Reinstalling
  74. Upgrading Win98 to Windows XP
  75. USB Memory Drive Projects & Tips
  76. VPNs and Internet Connection Security
  77. Website Hosting From A Home PC
  78. Website Hosting With Apache
  79. Windows Vista Crash Recovery and Repair Install
  80. Windows XP Command Prompt
  81. Windows XP Safe Mode Explained
  82. Wireless Home Networking
  83. Wireless Network Security
"Get the 'Stats and Stay Informed!"


Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsink Comparison Charts

Recommended Tech Resources:
Frostytech.

 
The PCstats Forums
 
PCstats Network Features Information About Us Contact
FrostyTech
TransmetaZone
BeginnersPC
PCSTATS Newsletter
PCSTATS Forums
ShoppingList Assistance
Tech Glossary
Technology WebSite Listings
PermaLink News
Archived News
Submit News (Review RSS Feed)
Site Map
PCSTATS Wallpaper
About Us
Employment
Privacy Policy
Advertise on PCSTATS

How's Our Driving?
© Copyright 1999-2017 www.pcstats.com All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.