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OCZ Octane 512GB SSD
     Thu, Apr 12 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ Vertex 4 may have the first drive we reviewed with the new Everest 2 controller but not that long ago, another Everest-equipped lineup was introduced: the Octane series. In this review, we take a closer look at the affordable Octane 512GB to see where it stands now that the Vertex 4 has smashed its way onto the scene.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB
     Thu, Apr 12 2012 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Devices such as the Patriot Supersonic and the Supersonic Magnum have been at the top of the food chain for some time. So does the new DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 do anything to change this? Starting at $125 for the 64GB model it is already more expensive than the Supersonic Magnum which costs just $100 for the 64GB model.
  FULL STORY @ KINGSTON

Official PlayStation Vita Starter Kit @ TestFreaks
     Thu, Apr 12 2012 | 8:11A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The PS Vita is the newest handheld gaming system and with that, like anything else, comes accessories. Sure you could buy them from other companies but Sony had theirs ready at launch and one of them is what I have for review today that?s actually an entire kit aptly named the Official PlayStation Vita Starter Kit. In this kit you?ll find two cases, a screen protector, wrist strap, cleaning cloth and even a case to carry your memory cards and games so you can take them with you. If you?ve got a PS Vita then you need pick up this starter kit as it?s got everything you need to protect and take your Vita with you. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

XFX's R7870 and R7850 Black Edition cards
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Targeting the mid-range, XFX's R7870 and R7850 Black Edition cards sport increased core and memory frequencies to improve performance in comparison to AMD's reference cards. Their custom heatsinks also promise silent operation, but see if they make any noise in terms of performance during games.
  FULL STORY @ ARTICLES

Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K4000 4TB HDD Review
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When i first started using a personal computer i remember that i chose a configuration with an 300MB hard disk drive which was not only the highest capacity drive available at the time but it also cost as much as half of the entire system. Almost 22 years later technology has advanced to a level where a person can actually purchase one of the latest entry level 4TB hard disk drives (4000000MB) for less than USD350/300Euros, currently that is since prices tend to fall. Hitachi GST has already released 3 different 4TB HDD models in the market, two in their Deskstar consumer oriented line and one in their Ultrastar enterprise line. Today with us we have the high end consumer model, the Deskstar 7K4000 (HDS724040ALE640) and as usual it will go through rigorous testing to see just how well it performs compared to other hard disk drives in the market.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

China is enjoying increasing success with its own CPU
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
China is enjoying increasing success with its own CPU developments, even though for now it is confined to the internal markets mostly. However, they are already undertaking the next step, and preparing to move into the GPU arena.
  FULL STORY @ KINGDOM

OCZ Octane 512GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ Vertex 4 may have the first drive we reviewed with the new Everest 2 controller but not that long ago, another Everest-equipped lineup was introduced: the Octane series. In this review, we take a closer look at the affordable Octane 512GB to see where it stands now that the Vertex 4 has smashed its way onto the scene. * *"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

 
Gigabyte unveils motherboards equipped with 7 series chipsets in Beijing
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 1:49P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following Intel's launch of 7 series chipsets, Z77, H77, Z75 and B75, on April 8, Gigabyte Technology on April 10 unveiled motherboards equipped with such chipsets in Beijing, China, according to the company. Gigabyte is expected to ship 20 million motherboards in 2012, growing 14.3% from 2011, according to industry sources. As for motherboard makers' actions of selling their 7-series motherboards ahead of Intel's official announcement, sources from motherboard makers pointed out that Intel is considering punishing these players to avoid such behavior in the future.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

WD Ships Slim, Energy-Efficient Hard Drive
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 1:47P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital® (NYSE: WDC), a worldwide storage leader, today announced it is shipping the WD Scorpio® Blue™ 7 mm hard drive, the latest addition to its mobile hard drive family and the 2.5-inch drive with the lowest power consumption on the market today. Specified to a best-in-class 400Gs shock tolerance, the new single-platter WD Scorpio Blue small form factor hard drives are available in 500 GB and 320 GB capacities and the drives' compatibility with industry-standard 9.5 mm slots make them ideal storage options for mainstream notebooks as well as slimmer notebook and Ultrabook™ devices that require a 7 mm drive height. "Consumers want thin and light personal computers, but the limited storage capacity of SSD-based notebooks forces them to pick and choose what files to bring from their library," said Matt Rutledge, vice president and general manager for WD client storage products. "With the release of the new WD Scorpio Blue 7 mm mobile hard drives, WD is able to offer capacity, reliability and data-protection features combined with excellent power management all in a slim form factor perfect for thin and light notebooks." Features of the new WD Scorpio Blue 7 mm hard drives include: Low power consumption - Advanced power management features and algorithms optimize the way the drive seeks data, which significantly improves power consumption. Shock Tolerance – WD's ShockGuard™ technology, now increased to a best-in-market 400Gs shock specification, protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks. Cool and quiet - In a notebook drive, silence is golden. WD's exclusive WhisperDrive™ technology enables quiet performance. Reliable – WD's SecurePark™ parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down, and when the drive is off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface resulting in improved long term reliability due to less head wear, and improved non-operational shock tolerance. Compatibility Tested - WD performs tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in its FIT Lab™ and Mobile Compatibility Lab to give customers confidence that drives will work in specific systems. Price and Availability Shipping now through select distributors and resellers, the WD Scorpio Blue 7 mm 2.5-inch mobile hard drives are covered by a two-year limited warranty. MSRP for the 500 GB, model #: WD5000LPVT is $99.99 USD and the 320 GB, model #: WD3200LPVT is $79.99 USD. Additional information about WD Scorpio Blue hard drives and limited warranty terms may be found on the company website at http://wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=140. About WD WD, a storage industry pioneer and long-time leader, provides products and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital information. The company designs and produces reliable, high-performance hard drives and solid state drives that keep users' data accessible and secure from loss. Its storage technologies serve a wide range of host applications including client and enterprise computing, embedded systems and consumer electronics, as well as its own storage systems. Its home entertainment products enable rich engagement with stored digital content. WD was founded in 1970. The company's products are marketed to leading OEMs, systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western Digital®, WD® and HGST™ brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company's website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information. Western Digital, WD, the WD logo and WD Scorpio are registered trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries; WD Scorpio Blue, SecurePark, ShockGuard, WhisperDrive and FIT Lab are trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Ultrabook is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other brand and product names mentioned herein are property of their respective companies. As used for storage capacity, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes; one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.
  FULL STORY @ WDC.COM

Enermax DreamBass Genie Review
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 1:44P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As you can see the Enermax DreamBass Genie is a tiny little plug and play device that uses USB connectivity to impressively for price amplify your audio, weather you are using your ear buds, microphone, headphones or headset..
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARELOOK

Thermaltake Massive23 GT Review
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 1:43P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
" Although laptop technology has improved dramatically over the last decade heat continues to be a problem for many laptops to cope with. Heat build-up in a laptop (as in any device) Can degrade both performance of the device and longevity of its components, and in laptops and notebook form factors can seriously effect battery life and processor and GPU capabilities degrading speed of operation and physically damaging components."
  FULL STORY @ XTREMECOMPUTING

'Review: USB 3.0 to HDMI & VGA
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 1:43P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you are on the go, sometimes having the multimedia connectivity you want isn't always available to you. When I travel, I like to bring my laptop with me wherever I go and there is nothing better than sitting in a hotel room late at night with my laptop hooked up to their TV watching the movies I bring with me. There has also been plenty of times when I tried to sync three different videos running to three different TV's for a presentation booth. Unfortunately, my work laptop does not have an HDMI port built-in, and I hate traveling with more than one laptop. Luckily, StarTech has a solution that they think can give me the ability to travel light and connect my work laptop to any to type of monitor/TV.
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTINGONDEMAND

EPSON Stylus SX535WD All-In-One Wi-Fi Printer Review
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 1:43P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although my job has allowed me to test and review well over 700 products from both the general electronics industry and of course the computer hardware industry during these last 5 years i can't really say i am an expert in everything related with those two so there are quite a few product categories in the industry which unfortunately i haven't mastered since they haven't really passed through my crosshairs, at least not yet. One such category is printers, scanners, fax machines and of course all-in-one systems which can not only replace everything mentioned prior but will also require much less space on your desk and will probably cost less as well. EPSON is one of the oldest and most recognized manufacturers worldwide and although their product lines are not only limited to printers, fax machines and scanners still todays review is focused on one of their latest all-in-one units, the Stylus SX535WD.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Intel Z77 Chipset
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 1:42P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Overclocking the MSI Z77A-GD65 was more of the same type of Sandy Bridge overclocking we have seen in the past on the Z68 as well as the P67 platform with simple bclock and bclock multiplier adjustments to creep up on the highest possible clock speed. This of course continues to be a limiting factor in how far your chip will overclock. The MSI Z77A-GD65 proved to be fully capable of delivering an overclock similar to what I have reached on Z68 and P67 boards in the past with the test CPU. This means a clock speed just north of 4.9GHz with a maximum bclock multiplier of 47 and a bclock that ranges from 104MHz to 105MHz using an applied 1.495V with LLC set to high. Memory overclocking is limited on my CPU but still it managed to pull off a 2133MHz+ clock speed."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Final Day to enter ASUS Masters of Overclocking Event
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 1:41P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Entry to the ASUS and HardwareHeaven Masters of Overclocking competition to be held at Hemel Hempstead on 21st April 2012 closes tomorrow. The 12 entrants who achieve the greatest percentage overclock on air cooling will be selected to travel to the final event. They will Compete in teams of two to win great ASUS prizes on the day, and will enter the final at the i45 Gaming Show, for a chance to each walk away with an Ivy-Bridge Intel System.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 600W
     Wed, Apr 11 2012 | 1:30P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: "Today we are pleased to introduce Silencer Mk III PSU from a world leading PSU vendor; PC Power & Cooling. PC Power & Cooling was founded in 1985 and it is specializing in power supply but it was bought over by OCZ in year 2007 to bring both of the PSUs (OCZ & PC Power & Cooling) to another level of achievement where OCZ focuses in gaming while enthusiast and enterprise class solutions for PC Power & Cooling."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBISTRO

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