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Patriot Division 2 Viper Xtreme PC3 15000 Memory Review
     Wed, Feb 16 2011 | 12:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As a general rule of thumb you will see a significant performance increase whenever you can run your memory clock above the default 13.33x multiplier setting and that is what you will get from these modules. While the Patriot Division 2 Viper Xtreme modules may not have the best timings their overall performance is perfect for gaming and general purpose computing.
  FULL STORY @ NINJALANE

Patriot Memory Supersonic USB 3.0 Flash Drive
     Tue, Feb 15 2011 | 5:17P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Companies are starting to come out of the wood work with USB 3.0 storage products, many of which were released at CES 2011. We've been testing USB 3.0 portable storage enclosures since November 2009 when we hosted the very first USB 3.0 product review online. Since then we've seen large and small devices, but the trend is leading to smaller and more compact storage that mates us to the 5G USB 3.0 protocol. In an effort to continue the progression of smaller, faster storage products, Patriot Memory has sourced the world's first native USB 3.0 to flash controller. By eliminating a bridge chip the new Patriot Supersonic is smaller than any other USB 3.0 thumb drive we've tested and offers less latency as well. Patriot claims the new Supersonic is able to achieve read speeds of up to 100MB/s and write speeds of up to 70MB/s. These numbers are much lower than the high end SSD based storage enclosures we've reviewed like the OCZ Technology Enyo, but the Supersonic is also much smaller and can be had at a much lower price point."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Corsair Vengeance Series PC3-12800 8GB Kit
     Sat, Feb 12 2011 | 12:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The release of P67 hasn't done much in the way of RAM requirements, which for the most part is great. We say for the most part only because the lack of changes means that there's nothing super exciting about RAM on the new platform. With that said, though, there's a change when it comes to JEDEC standard; 1600MHz DDR being the stock minimum clock now and CL9 timings also being the minimum at those speeds. Companies aren't going to have an issue, though, as we've been dealing with speeds well above 1600MHz DDR for a long time now. So the good news is that if you want to upgrade to P67 from your P55 platform, which as we've shown you in our articles on Sandy thus far, would be quite a nice upgrade, you won't need to buy yourself new memory if you're using something decent already. This is great news for people who have invested in more expensive memory. The first company to bring memory to us for the new P67 platform is Corsair with the Vengeance series. This isn't the first time we've looked at the series. Actually, the last RAM review we did was pretty much the exact same kit, but in triple channel form."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Kingston HyperX Genesis 4GB 2133MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review
     Sat, Feb 12 2011 | 9:01A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Kingston HyperX Genesis 2133MHz kit "suits up" in special edition grey and cranks up the memory speed. The Core i7 2600K is already a stellar processor when running 1333MHz memory, but when you turn up the clock speed it's clear that Sandy Bridge has room to grow in performance from increasing the memory speed also. Backed by a lifetime warranty and the biggest name in the memory business, this great looking kit of memory from Kingston Technology should be on the short list of anyone wanting to wring every last bit of performance from their new Intel Sandy Bridge CPU..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Vengeance DDR3 1600 CL-9-9-9-24 2x 4 GByte Dual
     Fri, Feb 11 2011 | 9:02A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their Vengeance DDR3 1600 CL9-9-9-24 Modules, Corsair presents an 8 Gigabyte memory kit which should be able to make recent socket LGA 1155 and LGA 1156 ready for the future. Furthermore we're also very curious if the modules can be overclocked very well or not.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Kingston HyperX Max USB 3.0 SSD 128GB
     Thu, Feb 10 2011 | 12:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While I certainly have seen some down right fast USB 3.0 devices in various shapes and forms, none have had insane write speeds to go along with those crazy read speeds. Well Kingston definitely feels my need for speed, and has coupled one of their monster internal SSDs to a USB 3.0 controller and called the resulting device their HyperX Max 3.0. On paper, the HyperX Max 3.0 is a device that should offer great write as well as great read speeds, but is the reality the same as the theory? Let's see exactly how good the Kingston 128GB HyperX Max USB 3.0 SSD drive really is! Now, read on for my full review.
  FULL STORY @ KINGSTON

Super Talent USB 3.0 Express RAM Cache Flash Drive
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 5:13P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If you already have USB 3.0 on your shiny new PC then it is time to start adding accessories that take advantage of USB 3.0's speed. There isn't a geek or layperson that I know who doesn't already have at least a small collection of thumb drives. They served their purpose well, but it is now time to start retiring all of those small, slow drives and step up to a single, large, fast USB 3.0 thumb drive. The current generation of USB 3.0 onboard ports is capable of just over 200MB/s. This will increase as USB 3.0 becomes native to chipsets and eventually we will see the 10x USB 2.0 speeds we were promised. With USB 2.0 topping out at 35MB/s, 200MB/s is a large increase already. With speeds already at acceptable levels, the next question that comes in is price. Traditionally thumb drives are not all that expensive, unless you start getting into the mega sizes. The product we are looking at today, the Super Talent Express RAM Cache, is available for as low as 59 USD in a 16GB capacity. Our sample drive, the 32GB model, was found for as low as 119 USD and the mega sized 64GB drive tips the scales at 209 USD."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

 
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory Kit Review
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 5:12P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 memory kit is a great performer in every regard. Being able to overclock this memory kit easily to 1866MHz is huge! While it does not win outright in benchmarks it is narrowly behind. The results are so close that it would be tough to actually see the difference in everyday scenarios. Its true value lies in its cost per GB where at just $5 more provides double the capacity of the highest performing 2133MHz kit. It really is amazing that with the downturn in memory prices that for just $104.99 today we can get an 8GB memory kit that is Intel XMP certified to run at 1600MHz with a very low voltage, virtually guaranteeing you can hit higher speeds with a small increase in voltage. With an Intel Core i5 2500K CPU, a Corsair Vengeance memory kit, and a decently priced motherboard you would have a build that is both very overclocking friendly and an incredible performance per dollar..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Patriot SuperSonic 64GB (USB 3.0)
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 5:09P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Apart from the price, which we really hope will deflate quite quickly, the Patriot Supersonic 64GB is a fantastic product, likely one of the best quality USB 3.0 thumb drives available at this point in time. It's compact, durable, light weight, sleek and it's backed by a 5-year warranty which should pretty much cover the lifetime of the product.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Kingston HyperX Special Edition Sandy Bridge 1600MHz CL9 Review
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 5:06P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston, being one of the most prolific memory manufacturers in the world and more specifically in the UK, haven't missed out on the Sandy Bridge bandwagon. Their latest release sees the ever popular HyperX series turn greyscale for a strategic assault on the Sandy Bridge P67 chipset.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

ADATA Superior Series S102 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 5:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ADATA started to introduce speedy USB 3.0 flash drives to the market, one of them being the Superior Series S102 16GB model. These products have different read/write speeds depending on the capacity and thanks to their very high read speed performances we can use them successfully for booting Live USB Linux distributions or for transferring the Windows 7/Vista install kits, to speed up the OS installation.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 DDR3-1866 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit
     Wed, Feb 09 2011 | 4:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“A little while ago we took a look at Patriot’s Viper Xtreme triple channel memory that is designed for Intel X58 systems. Today we are checking out the Viper Xtreme Division 2 Edition memory which is designed for Intel’s 2nd generation “Sandy Bridge” Core processors. This memory has been rigorously tested and validated on the Intel 6 Series platform to achieve maximum performance and stability. The Division 2 memory has all of the same features as the original Viper Xtreme memory like the 6 gram copper core and aircraft-grade aluminum heatspreaders. Today we will be puttin g the 8GB DDR3-1866 kit to the test."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speaker System Review
     Tue, Feb 08 2011 | 4:12P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Corsair's entry into the PC speaker market has exceeded my expectations of what a 2.1 system can do. It's evident from the build quality and high-end components that a lot of forethought was put into this product, and the end result is exceptional sound that raises the bar for every other speaker set in this price range."
  FULL STORY @ CORSAIR

Lexar Professional 133x 16GB SDHC Card Review
     Tue, Feb 08 2011 | 4:11P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are you frequently using your DSLR to take high resolution photos or recording videos? Lexar may have a solution with their Professional Series 133x 16GB SDHC Card; if you have deleted a photo by mistake from the card, there are some chances to recover it by using the Image Rescue 4 (included for free with this memory card!)
  FULL STORY @ PROFESSIONAL

Crucial Ballistix 4GB DDR3-2133
     Tue, Feb 08 2011 | 4:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Crucial has another innovation: new Ballistix modules with thermal monitoring. Yes, for the curious or obsessive out there, you can now monitor the temperatures on your memory sticks. Let's take a closer look at these Crucial Ballistix DDR3-2133 modules and see what they can do. And as an added bonus, we've got Crucial's new active cooling memory fan to look at as well.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Silicon Power 32GB Class 10 SDHC Memory Card
     Mon, Feb 07 2011 | 12:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to storage, you can never have enough. This is especially true when you're on vacation and want to take a picture of everything. Join TechwareLabs as we take a look at the Silicon Power 32GB SDHC that will have more storage than you'll know what to do with.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

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