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Crucial m4 128GB SATA 6G Solid State Drive Review
     Mon, Jun 27 2011 | 3:58P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"At this point we've seen all of the larger, 256GB based SSDs and it's now time to start looking at the 128GB range. The 120GB - 128GB capacity size is important for manufacturers and consumers since this is the size that most of you are looking to purchase. The 128GB drives are very affordable this year, quite a bit less than the 2010 crop of drives and offer an amazing amount of performance.
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Mushkin Blackline Ridgeback 2000 MHz DDR3 8GB review
     Sun, Jun 26 2011 | 4:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mushkin offers their dual-channel Blackline Ridgeback in 8GB kits at $125 (USD), and to spice that up .. it is offered as a 2000 MHz kit, with granted not the most sexy timings but at a CAS latency of 9 versus 2000 MHz versus two 4GB high-density DDR3 modules. At 125 USD , and that's 15.6 USD per GB, you can understand that this kit might be a nice alternative to low latency 1333 and 1600 MHz kits. Muskin even tops that off by a lifetime warranty on this product so all in all that can't be a bad deal, no Sir.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

X58 DDR3 Memory Roundup June 2011
     Sun, Jun 26 2011 | 12:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Every so often though we like to take a look at what the major manufacturers have to offer, something which will be particularly relevant for those building a new system or wondering how they can get some extra zip from an existing build and today is one of those days. We'll be using our high end X58 build to look at kits which each have their own unique selling points to find out what Corsair, Crucial, G.Skill, Kingston and Patriot have to offer in the triple channel DDR3 market."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

G.Skill Sniper Series PC312800 Cas 7
     Sat, Jun 25 2011 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The stock clock speed rating on these G.Skill modules is 1600Mhz. That being said, the expectation that they might reach the 1950Mhz range was where I expected them to wind up. The fact is they kept going on up to just about the 2200MHz level that is occupied by the other G.Skill modules in this comparison, the Ripjaws X. Going this high did mean that the stock timings of 7-8-7-24 had to be thrown to the wind and adjusted as needed to reach the higher clock speeds. I ultimately settled on 9-11-9-24 using 1.70 volts instead of the as-delivered 1.60. A small jump but needed for the speed and timings I was attempting to run. If looked at on a percentage basis the Snipers saw a roughly 35% increase or 556MHz boost in clock speed. Pretty much the highest percentage increase I have run across in my testing. Not all sets will scale like this based on past history but if these sets do then the $149 price point is worth the investment."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Gskill Sniper 12GB X58 ram kit Review
     Thu, Jun 23 2011 | 4:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At the latest CeBIT 2011, GSkill announced their new Gamer Orientated Sniper series. Sporting a heatspreader that looks like a firearm. Coincidence or not, Gigabyte chose a sortlike military makeover for their new X58 G1 series motherboards. Even though main focus lately is on socket 1155, it is nice to see some new products too for the aging socket 1366. Todays reviewed kit is Gskills high end and high capacity 1600Mhz CL7 12GBkit. Consisting out of a triple 4GB dimm kit. Rated to run at a nice C7-8-7-24 SPD timings.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

G.SKILL Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 2x4GB DDR3 RAM
     Mon, Jun 20 2011 | 4:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Everyone knows everything is upside down in Australia. They sit, sleep, and eat upside down. They celebrate Christmas in the summer. They drive on the wrong side of the road. But here are some things you might not know. Did you know that the Liberal Party of Australia is actually conservative? Did you know you can get slapped with a bigger fine and gain more demerit points if you own a radar detector (Where it is legal in 48 of the 50 states in America) than, say, if you do a burnout in your car, and then drive 45km/h over the speed limit? Did you know they heat their houses using air conditioners? In other words, if I went to Australia one day and wanted to bake a chicken, I would probably need to put it in the freezer. Indeed, Australia is a very weird place. But as time went on, I sooner or later realized Australia is not the only place in the world where weird things happen. Meanwhile, inside my igloo here in Canada, sitting next to me in the snow is G.SKILL's Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 2x4GB DDR3 RAM. What's so weird and against the norm about this dual channel kit is it has the looks and capabilities of high performance memory, but its voltage requirements is along the line of low performance 'eco' RAM designed to save power. How can this be? And if we gave it full voltage, can it move beyond what it is designed for? Read on to find out what we have found!
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

.SKILL Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 2x4GB DDR3 RAM
     Mon, Jun 20 2011 | 4:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Everyone knows everything is upside down in Australia. They sit, sleep, and eat upside down. They celebrate Christmas in the summer. They drive on the wrong side of the road. But here are some things you might not know. Did you know that the Liberal Party of Australia is actually conservative? Did you know you can get slapped with a bigger fine and gain more demerit points if you own a radar detector (Where it is legal in 48 of the 50 states in America) than, say, if you do a burnout in your car, and then drive 45km/h over the speed limit? Did you know they heat their houses using air conditioners? In other words, if I went to Australia one day and wanted to bake a chicken, I would probably need to put it in the freezer. Indeed, Australia is a very weird place. But as time went on, I sooner or later realized Australia is not the only place in the world where weird things happen. Meanwhile, inside my igloo here in Canada, sitting next to me in the snow is G.SKILL's Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 2x4GB DDR3 RAM. What's so weird and against the norm about this dual channel kit is it has the looks and capabilities of high performance memory, but its voltage requirements is along the line of low performance 'eco' RAM designed to save power. How can this be? And if we gave it full voltage, can it move beyond what it is designed for? Read on to find out what we have found!
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

 
Patriot Memory 32GB LX Pro Class 10 SDHC Card
     Sat, Jun 18 2011 | 4:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As more and more professional devices are moving to SDHC, having a high end card like the Patriot Memory LX Pro provides the ability for fast speed and response time when taking photos or recording HD video. The comfort of knowing that your card can react as quickly as you can on the moments that count the most is unprecedented.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

G.Skill Sniper 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit
     Sat, Jun 18 2011 | 4:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While I have been aware of the G.Skill brand for quite some time, this was my first chance to review one of their products. I wasn't sure what to expect and was never able to recommend them based on personal experience. The G.Skill Sniper 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 memory kit has changed that, as it works exactly as intended with no issues.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

G.Skill Sniper 8GB CL7 DDR3 memory review
     Sat, Jun 18 2011 | 9:03A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
G.Skill designed another 8GB low voltage DDR3 kit (2x 4GB) that can be set at 1600 MHz yet still run a CAS latency of 7. And that is truly interesting because the denser the ICs get, the higher latency typically gets. The end results will be very interesting, our test suite software will be run of the mill, we'll simply take all standard PC configurations and processors and compare this memory seated on a Core i7 2600K / Z68 chipset setup and evaluate it to the baseline performance of other chipsets/processors and their respective reference baseline performance. Read our review right here.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

G.Skill RipjawX F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL Memory Kit
     Thu, Jun 16 2011 | 4:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we're looking at the F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL from G.Skill, a 2x4GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) memory kit intended for budget users.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Patriot Memory Supersonic USB 3.0 Flash Drive
     Mon, Jun 13 2011 | 4:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What if you could find a flash drive that really meant "flash". Patriot has the Supersonic series of flash drives that just might stand up to their namesake.
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS-INC

Patriot LX Pro 32GB SDHC Review
     Mon, Jun 13 2011 | 12:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Patriot Memory has constantly delivered speedy flash memory products and the LX Pro Series is no different. The LX Pro delivered speeds up to 18 MB/s and you can currently find the 32GB model for around $60 US making it an exceptional value.
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSONLINE

Kingston HyperX MAX 3.0 128GB External USB 3.0 Drive Review
     Mon, Jun 13 2011 | 12:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HyperX MAX 3.0 128GB External USB 3.0 Drive delivers the first class performance and extra durable build quality we have learned to expect from the people over at Kingston.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

[Tech ARP] Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Gen. 2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Mon, Jun 13 2011 | 11:11A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we are going to take a look at Kingston`s latest USB 3.0 flash drive - the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 2 (DTU30G2). Here are the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2`s key features : Large Capacities - Supports large storage capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. Fast - Supports faster data transfer rates of up to 100 MB/s (read) and 70 MB/s (write) for USB 3.0. Backward Compatible - Fully compatible with both USB 3.0 as well as USB 2.0 ports and hubs. Simple Operation - Just plug into any USB port! Practical - Features a durable casing with a solid lanyard loop. Guaranteed - With a 5-year warranty. Now, let`s take a look at the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 and see how it racks up against a slew of other USB flash drives!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Kingston 32GB DTU3G2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive @ Bjorn3D
     Mon, Jun 13 2011 | 5:22A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A couple weeks ago, Kingston released their DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 2 flash drives. These flash drives use the USB 3.0 standard, and are reported to be Kingston`s fastest flash drives, with stunning speeds of 100MB/s read and 70MB/s write when plugged into a USB 3 port. The drives are available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions. We`ll put Kingston`s claims to the test, and see if the drives are really worth what they claim. Shown above is the 16GB version; today, we`re testing the 32GB version, which retails for $80 USD on Newegg."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

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