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Silicon Power Armor A80 1TB USB 3.0 Portable
     Sat, May 11 2013 | 6:56A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Silicon Power Armor A80 is designed to provide protection against water, drop, pressure, and dust with its rugged design. The unit manages to provide excellent protection and performance without adding much bulk. Available in storage ranges from 320GB to 1TB, it is one of the best external hard drive available on the market."

iStarUSA BPN-DE340SS Storage Bay Adapter Review
     Sat, May 11 2013 | 6:37A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few years back when we didn`t have 3/4TB drives and we were all struggling to make due with 320/500GB ones there was one thing pretty much every single person i know in the IT industry wanted and that was one or more hot-swap 5.25 storage adapters for 3.5 drives. That way everyone could insert a 3.5 drive, take a backup (or share files with friends), remove it and insert another one in just a few seconds (back then docking stations didn`t really exist). Now things have changed and so to most people even a single 4TB drive is way too much, however we are not most people and the same can be said about professionals and enthusiasts around the globe. Unfortunately feature-rich and high quality 5.25 hot-swap storage adapters that can hold over three 3.5 drives are extremely hard to come by in the market today and if you are to sacrifice most if not all of your 5.25 drive bays you want to make the most out of it. iStarUSA designs and manufactures industrial grade products for the most demanding of users and lucky for us they also make some of the best 5.25 drive cages for both SATA II/III and SAS I/II drives like the BPN-DE340SS."

Australian Blu-ray Importing: May 2013 Buying Guide
     Sat, May 11 2013 | 6:37A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ben takes a look at the latest and greatest overseas titles on Blu-ray to import into Australia and work fine on your disc player for May 2013."

Logitech G510s @ LanOC Reviews
     Sat, May 11 2013 | 4:23A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In a market that is slowly filling up with mechanical keyboards, there have only been a few companies recently who have been making higher end rubber dome keyboards, Logitech being one with their G510. Logitech recently reintroduced their whole gaming lineup with the exception of the G710+ and we jumped all over the chance to take a look at what they are doing with their bread and butter keyboard. Its Logitech, we have high expectations, hopefully they will be able to beat them."

MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost TwinFrozr Gaming 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Sat, May 11 2013 | 1:07A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI`s GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Gaming uses the company`s famous TwinFrozr dual-fan cooler. In our testing we see fantastic noise levels that make the card almost inaudible even with heavy gaming. The card is overclocked, too, which makes it a great buy, being just $5 more expensive than the reference design."

AMD Radeon HD 7990 6GB Dual GPU Video Card Overclocked
     Fri, May 10 2013 | 8:12P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve tested the new AMD Radeon HD 7990 dual GPU beast with its out of the box performance, and now we see what happens when we overclock it."

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Review
     Fri, May 10 2013 | 5:17P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Being a big fan of Wing Commander: Privateer in my youth, I was very much surprised to see between-mission dialogue choices. These extra cutscenes are not just there for completionists: they are genuinely engaging. You get to see what a specific character feels like with respect to the recent events. It is a lot of extra dialogue which did not need to exist, but does, and was treated like first-class citizens."

Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, May 10 2013 | 4:27P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fractal Design`s Arc Midi R2 case retains the minimalist Scandinavian design of the first generation Arc Midi chassis but with several key improvements. The Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 changes the HDD cage configuration from a 4+4 layout to a more SLI/CrossFireX friendly 5+3 stack that can be adjusted to face the front or sides. The bundled fan controller on the original Arc Midi case is now integrated at the front I/O, taking the space once occupied by a USB port. The Arc Midi R2`s built-in fan controller has three speed settings and can adjust the three pre-installed 140mm fans. Unlike other mid-tower cases, the Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 is accommodating to liquid-cooling enthusiasts and has been designed to support a pair of 240mm or 280mm (15mm spacing) at the same time on the front and top. Large tower-style air-coolers up to 180mm tall and video cards up to 430mm long are also supported inside the spacious 230 x 460 x 515mm (W x H x D) interior of the Arc Midi R2."

Corsair Obsidian 900D Case
     Fri, May 10 2013 | 12:22P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Obsidian 900D is the next PC-Case in the Technic3D Editorship. The 900D supports HPTX, E-ATX, ATX, Mini-ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for 14x 120mm and one 140mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."

Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Fri, May 10 2013 | 12:12P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Waterproof performance in a durable aluminium enclosure. Corsair is out with a new Survivor flash drive, let`s take a look."

Power2U AC/USB wall outlet @ LanOC Reviews
     Fri, May 10 2013 | 10:28A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As a necessary evil, gadget batteries, require charging from time to time and in this era where gadgets now dominate our everyday life it has become difficult to even find room to even plug them all in. For the most part longer battery life and charging stations have been the answer, but thanks to Newer Technologies there is a much easier solution to this problem and it is as simple as changing the wall outlet you plug everything into already. Follow me as I take a look at the do it yourselfers solution to the charging problem, the Power2U AC/USB wall outlet."

SSD NEWS: Samsung SM843 Enterprise SSD Review (240GB) - Great Read Performance With a Great Price
     Fri, May 10 2013 | 9:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On the enterprise side, things were even more veiled. Unless you were a Tier-1 OEM, you had a difficult time procuring Samsung enterprise drives. Many distributors simply did not carry them as part of their line card, so small and mid-sized companies were out of luck. With the introduction of the SM843, Samsung has taken what has worked so well for the 840 Pro, namely performance, price and marketing, and carved themselves out a great niche in the enterprise market."

120GB OCZ Vertex 3.20 Solid State Drive @ Benchmark Reviews
     Fri, May 10 2013 | 9:11A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ Technology launched their Vertex 3 solid state drive based on the second-generation LSI-SandForce SF-2281 processor back in early 2011, making it a familiar storage product among high-performance enthusiasts. Two years later they`ve revisited the popular design, and made several improvements. Now available with 20nm Synchronous Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash components, Vertex 3.20 is designed to offer better performance for less cost. Vertex 3.20 arrives in 120GB and 240GB capacities, both offering 550 MB/s reads and 520 MB/s writes. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the 120GB OCZ Vertex 3.20 SSD (model VTX3-25SAT3-120G.20), and compare it against the fastest SATA 6GB/s storage solutions."

Seagates 2013 Consumer and Enterprise SSD Product Overview
     Fri, May 10 2013 | 6:56A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate finally gives in and prepares to enter the consumer SSD market. At the same time, the company is extending their enterprise portfolio in an effort to catch up to competitors."

ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400 10.1 inch Windows 8 Tablet Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, May 10 2013 | 6:37A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you`re looking for great portability, tablets are certainly the way to go. Tablets are typically smaller and light than ultrabooks, though they don`t have the power of an ultrabook. There are certainly some tradeoffs, but depending on your needs a tablet like the ASUS VivoTab Smart may be exactly what you need. Tablets are light and can easily fit into places such as a briefcase, purse, or even into the pockets of some jackets and pants making them great for on the go. The ASUS VivoTab Smart that we`ve been looking today at is great for those looking for productivity on the go and has some distinct advantages over some of the tablets out there..."

Intel Silvermont Architecture Updates Atom for Phones and Tablets
     Fri, May 10 2013 | 6:37A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After hearing Intel`s engineers and product marketers talk about it, I am cautiously optimistic about what Intel has created here. The one problem I see with that data that was presented is quite simply the time delay on product release. Tablets will likely be available in late fall but smartphones using Merrifield aren`t going to be out until early 2014, giving competing companies like NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Samsung more than enough time to respond."

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