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Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 16GB 2666MHz Memory Kit
     Fri, Feb 06 2015 | 1:37P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
DDR4 memory isn't exactly mainstream just yet, but that isn't keeping the memory makers from releasing hundreds of memory kits to the market. There are over 200 memory modules listed online at Newegg, so there isn't a shortage of DDR4 memory modules online. Next week Crucial will be introducing the Ballistix Elite DDR4 series of memory modules (product website), which is the premium line for Crucial. Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 memory modules start at 2666MHz to ensure users have improved responsiveness, increased frame rates, and optimized latencies....

Vengeance LPX DDR4-2666 16GB Memory kit
     Fri, Feb 06 2015 | 1:26P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair's Vengeance LPX series is supposed to combine oveclocking potential, performance and pricing into a perfect option for Haswell-E DDR4 users.

iCirround iShowdrive Wireless microSD Flash
     Sun, Feb 01 2015 | 9:03A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"iCirround's iShowdrive wireless microSD flash drive is a unique portable storage solution that allows you to add additional capacity to your smart device."

ranscend JetFlash 790 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Sat, Jan 31 2015 | 3:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"An affordable, standard capacity flash solution with a lifetime warranty, today Tyler gives us a rundown on Transcend's JetFlash 790 pen drive."

Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4-2666 16GB Memory Kit Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Jan 30 2015 | 12:16P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So far we have taken a look at two different DDR4 kits from Crucial. Up first we had their JEDEC kit, which ran at the DDR4 default speed of 2133 MHz. The next kit we got our hands on was the Ballistix Sport kit that had some nice heatspreaders and ran at 2400 MHz. Now we are ready for Crucials top of the line DDR4 kit, which is the Ballistix Elite. The new Ballistix Elite DDR4 memory features a completely redesigned heatspreader from the DDR3 version and speeds that start at 2666 MHz. Today we are going to be taking a look at the BLE4K4G4D26AFEA kit. This kit runs at speeds of 2666 MHz with timings of 16-17-17-36 at 1.2V. Being that this is Crucials most high-end kit we expect it to perform pretty well. Lets see what they can do!"

Kingston SDCA3 microSDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 Card Review (64GB)
     Thu, Jan 29 2015 | 8:59A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the latest and greatest action cams or even cellphones like the Note 4, microSDXC cards are essential. With 4K video output becoming a norm and high bit rates following it, flash memory with high write speeds is in great demand. Typical UHS-I U1 cards may not be able to keep up, that is where UHS-I U3 cards come into play. The U3 designates a minimum write speed of 30MB/s, plenty for most 4K video recording. High read speeds also allow for faster file transfer time from the card to PC. The faster you can copy all your media the faster you can get to work and share."

Plextor M6e Black Edition 256GB PCIe SSD @ Custom PC Review
     Tue, Jan 27 2015 | 12:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As such, today we’ll be reviewing the Plextor M6e Black Edition. Like the original, the M6e Black Edition will be available in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Surprisingly, rated performance between the original and the Black Edition are identical as well. However, unlike the original, the Plextor M6e Black Edition will only be available..."

Netgear Arlo Smart Home Security Camera Kit Review
     Tue, Jan 27 2015 | 12:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Having an indoor/outdoor high-definition home security system was once something reserved for rich people that had more money than they knew what to do with. In recent years the price on home security cameras and systems has greatly dropped and the average Joe can now afford and get the peace of mind that a security system brings. Even though you can afford to purchase a home security system do you really want to get up on a ladder and run all the data and power lines across your house? That has been one of the major road blocks for home security systems as they’ve been a pain in the butt to install and people have been avoiding them altogether. Netgear hopes to change all that with a new entirely wireless self-monitored home security system called Arlo.

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Jan 26 2015 | 10:05A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the summer of 2014, Kingston`s HyperX team released their rebranded QPad QH-90 headset called `Cloud`. With a refreshed appearance, added details, finishing touches at an aggressive price point, it was well received and has become a firm favourite. Continuing on with its success, the HyperX team have announced the arrival of the Cloud II that is due to hit the stores on February 9th."

Crucial's DDR4-2133 32GB memory kit
     Thu, Jan 22 2015 | 4:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial's entry level 2133MHz kit may not have a cool heatsink design or extreme clock speeds but it is one of the lowest priced 32GB DDR4 kits available and it overclocks just as well as higher-end offerings.

Silicon Power Mobile X31 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Wed, Jan 21 2015 | 12:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
APH Networks reviews another USB 3.0 OTG drive from Silicon Power. We took it through many pages of benchmarks to see how it compares.

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset Review: Cloud and Clear
     Wed, Jan 21 2015 | 9:02A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Two years ago, I walked into the Emperor's Ballroom in Caesar's Palace hotel in Las Vegas Nevada wearing khakis and a golf-shirt, feeling woefully underdressed for the venue as I did not exactly pack a ball gown nor do I look good in one. The room had high ornate coffered ceilings, triumphal arches, elaborate carpeting and real marble floors, all …

Silicon Power Jewel J06 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Mon, Jan 19 2015 | 6:51P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you happen to need lots of storage capacity while on the go then the smart and most affordable thing to do is either to get an 2.5" portable hard drive or one of the larger 3.5" desktop drives (although the first is obviously preferable thanks to size and the lack of need for an external power supply the 2nd can offer much higher capacities at least currently). The last and least affordable solution is to get one of the highest capacity USB flash drives available in the market but since that's really not a valid choice for most people lower capacity models can offer good value for your money and can even get you out of tough situations. The Jewel J06 is one of the latest USB 3.0 flash drives to hit the market by our friends over at Silicon Power and we just happened to take the 64GB variant for a spin not long ago.

Transcend MTS800 128GB M.2 SSD Review @HiTech Legion
     Fri, Jan 16 2015 | 2:37P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Transcend is no stranger to the world of digital storage, with the new MTS800 128GB M.2 SSD showing off their ability to downsize. The MTS800 M.2 uses Transcend’s TS6500 controller combined with 20nm Micron MLC NAND to pack full size performance and features into a very small package. The MTS800 boasts sequential read and write speeds of 560/160 MB/s with no slow-downs caused by incompressible data."

G.Skill Ares 8GB 2400MHz Dual Channel Memory Kit Review
     Fri, Jan 16 2015 | 9:01A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Choosing the right memory kit for your system is a fairly mundane task, for most people it is just about getting the right amount of memory and at a good price. While price and capacity are important increasing attention has been paid to the frequency and aesthetics of memory kit designs in recent years. The frequency jump for DDR3 has reached its conclusion now that DDR4 is upon us and you could almost say that 1866MHz is the new mainstream speed while 2400MHz is no longer as “premium” as it used to be. Simply put high frequency DDR3 kits (2133 and upwards) have become very affordable to most consumers. We’ve also seen picky aesthetic characteristics like black PCBs and nicely designed heatspreaders become mainstreamed, great for system builders who like to keeps things tidy and colour-matched. Today we are looking at a memory kit which epitomizes the convergence of those two trends: the G.Skill Ares 8GB 2400MHz kit. Offering 2400MHz at 1.65 volts with CL11 latencies this G.Skill kit is well suited for many current platforms like Intel’s LGA 1150 Haswell or AMD’s FM2+ Kaveri, particularly AMD’s FM2+ APU platform where faster memory means better integrated graphics performance. G.Skill are marketing this memory kit for Z97 users though and with the blue and black colour scheme this certainly makes sense: MSI and ASRock offer a number of blue and black motherboards such as the MSI Z97S SLI PLUS and the ASRock Z97 Extreme6. In true G.Skill fashion these memory kits also have the benefit of a lifetime warranty and competitive pricing so let’s take a closer look at the G.Skill Ares 8GB 2400MHz dual channel memory kit in this review.

HyperX Predator DDR4 Memory Review
     Wed, Jan 14 2015 | 12:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The HyperX Predator memory we are going to be looking at today not only offers fast speeds of 3000MHz out of the box, but also offers the efficiency of lower voltage; we can see some great potential with additional performance once overclocked. We will be comparing results from Kingston’s (HyperX) previous line up from its DDR3 series to see if these claims line up.”

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