Hardware Reviews

Posted by Heath Coop
on Friday, 29 May 2015
Crucial BX100 1TB SSD

Crucial’s BX100 1TB SATA SSD is one of the newer entries in the crowded solid state drive market. Unlike Crucial’s also recently released MX200, the BX100 is designed to be a value oriented drive. The BX100 uses a Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller, combines with the same Micron 16nm (MLC) Flash used in the MX100 and MX200 drives. As a result, Crucial has rated the BX100 for speeds of up to 535 MB/s read and 450 MB/s.

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Posted by Heath Coop
on Wednesday, 27 May 2015
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 290X

PowerColor has released two versions of the now popular Radeon R9 290X with a beefier cooler. One is the PCS+ Radeon R9 290X with a triple fan cooler that we reviewed back in January 2015. The other is the TurboDuo Radeon R9 290X. The TurboDuo R9 290X leaves the clocks at the stock 1000MHz on the core and 1250MHz on the memory. The TurboDuo features a twin fan design that should offer cooling that is substantially better than the AMD reference cooler design.

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Posted by Aaron Howe
on Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Club3D MST DisplayPort Hub

The CClub 3D Multi Stream Transport (MST) Hub DisplayPort 1-3 splits and routes DisplayPort signals to three displays from a single display port 1.2 connection. Using adapters you can connect it to many different types of displays; including ones that use VGA, DVI, or HDMI. 

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Posted by Stan Miranda
on Monday, 25 May 2015

Kingston has just released its HyperX Savage SATA SSD line. We had an opportunilty to review the 240GB version, when it was released. Now we have the its larger 960GB on our test bench. With sequential speeds up to 560MB/s read and 530MB/s write, plus IOPS up to 100,000 read and 89,000 write, it is designed to be the fastest SATA-based SSD in the HyperX line up. The new drive has rather bold cosmetics that should appeal to many enthusiasts.

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Posted by Michael Pabia
on Thursday, 21 May 2015

Flash cards are commonly used today in many different devices such as smartphones, digital cameras, video cameras, media players and so on. Accessing the data stored in these flash cards are done with the help of card readers. Some are built-in into laptops or use an external card reader for that matter. Today, we will look at an external card reader from Kingston Technology, the Kingston USB 3.0 High-Speed Media Reader.

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Posted by Heath Coop
on Wednesday, 20 May 2015
ASRock X99 WS-E

The X99 WS-E Supports Intel Core i7 and Xeon E5-1600/2600 v3 processor families for the LGA 2011-3 Socket, with up to 18 Cores and 160W TDP. ASRock’s Digi Power, 12 Power Phase design ensures ample overclocking potential. Eight DDR4 slots allow for 3200+(OC), UDIMM ECC, RDIMM Memory with maximum capacity up to 128GB. Intel Dual Gigabit LAN handles networking duty. Dual PLX8747 bridge chips to allow for x16/x16/x16/x16 operation in a four-way graphic card arrangements. All that and so much more.

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