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RunCore Pro IV USB 3.0 MoonDrive Review
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 11:40A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The whole shapes and sizes thing, while it might not seem like an issue, it is actually a big problem when you try to use them. Patriot was one of the biggest offenders, their Magnum products managed to achieve up to 128GB of capacity which sounds great, but you can`t plug them into an Xbox 360 or many other products that limit the width around the connector. Patriot isn`t the only offender, around half of the USB 3.0 drives we`ve tested are oversized and either blocks other USB ports or just can`t fit into some of the devices we want to plug into. RunCore saw this as a problem too so when they set out to design their Pro IV MoonDrive they wanted to keep things simple and streamlined. The Pro IV MoonDrive`s profile isn`t that much different than the low cost flash drives you see at the grocery store hanging on a rack next to the batteries for children`s toys. The build quality though is much more advanced, both inside and out."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Thermaltake Dr. Power II Power Supply Tester Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 10:31A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?Today we get to check out a product that we don?t get to see very often, a power supply tester. We?ll be checking out Thermaltake?s latest PSU tester, the Dr. Power II. The Dr. Power II overtakes its predecessor, the Dr. Power, with a large LCD screen, up-to-date connections, and two testing modes. Read on further to see how well it performs."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS.ORG

HP Pavilion G6-1C77NR Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 9:20A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The HP Pavilion G6-1C77NR is a solid 15-inch laptop that offers good performance, a budget price and decent specifications. It also has a very comfortable, well-designed keyboard. While the display does have rather narrow viewing angles, most users should find everything else about this HP laptop to be satisfactory.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Analyzing the SandForce Acquisition, An Interview with LSI
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yesterday’s announcement that LSI had entered into an agreement to acquire SandForce was interesting to say the least. The two companies have obvious synergy and should be able to leverage each other's resources to produce some powerful and innovative storage products. However, due to LSI’s strong position in the enterprise space and SandForce’s more consumer oriented position, along with the announcement’s minimal discussion of mainstream or desktop-targeted products, some questions lingered as to how LSI planned to market SandForce products moving forward. After all, dozens of manufacturers that specifically target enthusiasts and desktop users offer products built around SandForce’s solid state storage processors. How would the acquisition affect those businesses? We just got off the line with Gary Smerdon, VP & GM of the Accelerated Solutions Division at LSI and he answered all of the lingering questions and more...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid PCI Express SSD Review
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last few months, we have taken a look at a couple of OCZ-built products that leverage the company’s SuperScale Storage Accelerator with VCA (Virtualized Controller Architecture) 2.0. The first product to arrive was the RevoDrive 3 X2, which is a high-end, PCI Express SSD targeted at ultra-enthusiasts and workstation customers. Then came the extreme OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD, which caters to the enterprise. The latest OCZ product to hit the lab, the RevoDrive Hybrid also shares these traits, but its flash memory is paired to a 1TB traditional hard drive. With the RevoDrive Hybrid, the device’s flash memory is meant to be used as cache for the most frequently accessed data on the hard drive, speeding up access times and transfer speeds dramatically, while the hard drive is there for bulk storage...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Asus Eee Pad Slider Honeycomb Tablet Review
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It seemed, just a couple of years back, that almost every week was topped off by the introduction of a new netbook. Remember those things? We haven't seen much in the way of new netbook technology lately, but we have seen plenty of tablets. The iPad started a modern-day revitalization of the slate PC market, and while Apple has dominated the market, rival companies have been pushing out tablet after tablet in an effort to grab their piece of the pie. One thing we've noticed is the great variety in form factors. Whereas the iPad basically just comes in two flavors, those content with Android can have their pick when it comes to design. There's the standard, flat slate (like the Galaxy Tab 10.1), slates with docking stations, and now, a slate with a built-in, slide-out keyboard. That's right, a keyboard that's built right in, no Bluetooth or accessory cases necessary. Asus' Eee Pad Slider was actually introduced as a concept product back at CES, nearly three seasons ago. That's an eternity in computing years, but it takes time to get a radical design like this just right...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

News: Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With an updated Tegra 3 processor and a sleek new design, the Transformer Prime may be the hottest tablet around. We take a closer look to see if Asus has created another compelling iPad alternative."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

 
OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCI Express SSD Performance Preview
     Fri, Jan 06 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, OCZ is letting fly with the second coming of a VCA 2.0 product, this time squarely targeting the enterprise, datacenter and high-end workstation markets. Where OCZ's RevoDrive line targets more consumer-like price points, their Z-Drive line is about no holds barred performance for the enterprise. The Z-Drive R4 with VCA 2.0, the same SuperScale Storage Accelerator, and now an octet of SandForce SF-2200 controllers, has landed on our testbeds for a few cycles of the benchmark gauntlet. And oh yeah, it's packing a full 1.6TB (that's Terabytes) of usable capacity on board. As the old saying goes, let the games begin!
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Zalman ZM-VE200 HDD Enclosure/Virtual Drive Review @ Tweaknews
     Thu, Jan 05 2012 | 9:04P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Zalman has taken 2.5? HDD enclosures to the next level with the ZM-VE200. Not only can you use it for storage, you can also load ISO`s directly from the drive with the built in virtual ODD feature. The backlit LCD screen is easy to read and simple to navigate, although some basic instructions would have been helpful to include in the package."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKNEWS.NET

NZXT HALE82 650W Power Supply Review @ OCIA.net
     Thu, Jan 05 2012 | 9:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?NZXT has traditionally been better known for their offerings in the low to middle end market where the bulk of consumers shop for their gear, and the HALE90 is maybe just a tad out of that price range. Not surprisingly then, NZXT has released a new HALE82 line of power supplies, in 650W, 750W and 850W ratings, that come in at a 20%-30% savings over their HALE90 counterparts. The HALE82 features a similar design, with semi-modular construction, single +12V rail and 80Plus Bronze certification.?"
  FULL STORY @ OCIA.NET

Sapphire Pure Black 990FX Motherboard Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, Jan 05 2012 | 4:18P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sapphire Technologies has come back into the AMD motherboard market with their new Pure Black 990FX. Based on the new 990FX chipset, the Sapphire Pure Black 990FX is feature rich and looks to take advantage of all the new Bulldozer CPU has to offer. The Pure Black 990FX is a full ATX motherboard with incredible expansion possibilities thanks to six PCIe slots which fully support AMD CrossfireX multi-GPU. Tweaking comes courtesy of a UEFI AMI Dual BIOS and included TRIXX software. The Sapphire Pure Black 990FX tackles connectivity with USB 3.0 and 2.0, nine SATA III ports (all backwards compatible and RAID capable), dual Gigabit LAN and on board Bluetooth. Bulldozer?s power requirements are met with an 8 phase PWM design featuring Diamond Chokes and Solid Capacitors. Overclocking is aided with onboard power and reset buttons as well as diagnostic LED and voltage probe points. To complete the entertainment experience, the Pure Black 990FX offers 7.1 surround sound complete with digital out."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

SSD NEWS: Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Solid State Hybrid Drive Review ? SSD Performance With HDD Capacity
     Thu, Jan 05 2012 | 4:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
the holiday season is coming to a close. The gifts have been bought and distributed, and you find yourself with extra cash leftover. You want to put this money towards upgrading your computer, but cannot decide what to upgrade. My answer to this conundrum, as it is for many others, is to invest in a solid state drive. As chance may have it, in fact, our report today will focus on the newly released Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Hybrid SSD which just might be a great place to start.,Ah, the holiday season is coming to a close. The gifts have been bought and distributed, and you find yourself with extra cash leftover.  You want to put this money towards upgrading your computer, but cannot decide what to upgrade.  My answer to this conundrum, as it is for many others, is to invest in a solid state drive.  As chance may have it, in fact, our report today will focus on the newly released Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Hybrid SSD which just might be a great place to start."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Synology Diskstation DS212 @ Bjorn3D
     Thu, Jan 05 2012 | 4:18P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are looking at one of Synology`s newest NAS units: the DS212. With a host of possible usages this looks to be a great value and with a great visual appearance."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

[Affiliates News] Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive @
     Thu, Jan 05 2012 | 4:18P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I don`t know about you, but more often than not, when I hear a person`s name before seeing them, my brain would generate a mental image of them of what they might look like. To make sure I am not crazy or anything, I went around and asked a few of my friends, and it turns out I am not the only one. For example, if you mention the name Jonathan Kwan, a picture of an intelligent, sharp, and good looking young man comes to mind. Jokes aside, let`s imagine for a moment that, right after you have heard a person`s name, you meet him or her, and they look nothing like you have visualized. Awkward. As you can see, a product`s name is very important, just like a person`s name. It does not matter whether it is good or not in practice -- what it is called already leaves a strong first impression. Earlier this year, we have reviewed the Patriot Supersonic Magnum 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive. It sounds really fast, because, well, it is. Today, we have a new challenger to the ring. It is called the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0. DataTraveler is Kingston`s brand for their USB flash drives, and for me, it leaves an impression of an honestly reliable, business type product that is not very fast. HyperX is Kingston`s brand originally developed for their RAM, but has recently expanded to other products like solid state drives. My impression of the HyperX brand has always been a signature of elite performance and quality, as mentioned in my HyperX Grey DDR3-1600 review back in June. So what makes the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive? Is it a combination of the best of both worlds, fusing together cutting edge performance and honest-to-earth reliability? Read on to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

OC3D: Corsair 240GB Force GT RAID0 Review
     Thu, Jan 05 2012 | 11:44A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What happens if you take one of the fastest SSDs on the marke= t, the Corsair Force GT, and pair two up in RAID0? The quest for 1GB/s begi= ns..."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

Raidmax Viper PC Case @ TestFreaks
     Thu, Jan 05 2012 | 11:44A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today for review I?ve got another PC case, it?s the new on from Raidmax called the Viper. These case features three 120mm cooling fans pre-installed, along with tool-less installation for your hard drive and 5.25? bays. The case also features fold out handles on the side panels for easy removal and holes already there for your water cooling setup if that?s what you?re running. The case is a bit small, but it looks good and it?s well made. I?ve put a system into it so read on to see how it worked out?"
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

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