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QNAP TurboNAS TS-219P+ NAS Server Review
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 4:18P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The TurboNAS TS-219P+ by QNAP is an affordable state of the art, dual bay iSCSI NAS Server focused mainly towards home and SOHO network users who are looking for a fast NAS unit with a mid-level storage capacity.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

2TB Seagate Barracuda LP Green Hard Drive
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 4:06P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to digital storage, you can’t have enough. Whether you download a lot of music, take a lot of pictures, or are a file hoarder, you know the GB’s can add up. Now-a-days, companies are offering large drives, and don’t make you sacrifice speed to do so. Seagate was one of the first to break the 1TB drive mark, and has always been on the cutting edge of drive size and performance. Seagate has sent us their latest Barracuda Low Power 2TB Hard Drive to see if it stacks up to the competition.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

Apple CEO medical leave will not impact component suppliers
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 4:03P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Apple's Taiwan-based upstream partners such as Largan Precision, Genius Electronic Optical and Asia Optical for optical lens supply as well as Pegatron Technology, should not be impacted by the sick leave taken by company CEO Steve Jobs, according to market watchers.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

RAGE HD for iOS devices
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 4:03P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This game however seems to be more of a proof of concept for a bigger, more fleshed out version of mobile RAGE. While it works on the levels that a rail shooter needs to, there is definitely more to be desired, especially considering there are only 3 levels in the $1.99 (or $1 for the non-HD version) download."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

DDR3-1600 kit from the long-running OCZ
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 4:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The OCZ memory in this review is part of the Platinum series, which was introduced back in the DDR days, and has continued to evolve through each DRAM upgrade. The Platinum series uses high performance modules that don't carry the inflated premium of some of the more enthusiast grade products. However, they do offer excellent performance at a more manageable price point. Also, as part of the Platinum series, the memory uses OCZ’s Xtreme Thermal Convection heatspreader to reduce the temperature of the memory."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Green 2TB and Momentus 750GB
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 4:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our Barracuda Green 2TB and Momentus 750GB hard drives are now available for reviews! The desktop and notebook drives are our first to feature 4K sectors and Seagate SmartAlign technology to smooth the transition to 4K-sector hard drives.
  FULL STORY @ SEAGATE

Zotac GeForce GTX 580 1536MB Video Card
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Just about a month ago NVIDIA announced the new Fermi GF110 GPU and the GeForce GTX 580 video card. This will be NVIDIA’s new flagship card replacing the older GTX 480. The GF100 GPU was never what NVIDIA meant it to be and they went back and revised it a little bit for this new line of cards. This means they were able to achieve higher clock speeds and all 512 CUDA cores are enabled. Today we will be looking at a reference model from Zotac, the ZT-50101-10P. Let’s see how this card compares to the competition.
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

 
MSI MOA (Master Overclocking Arena) 2011
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 3:43P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"During CES (Consumer Electronics Show), which took place between January 6 and 9, 2011 in Las Vegas, MSI promoted its big overclocking competition, the MOA (Master Overclocking Arena) 2011 - Americas Finals. The prize for the winning team: a trip to the grand finals in Taiwan, plus $ 1,500 in cash.The top ten teams of the Americas had been previously selected via online competitions and headed to Las Vegas in order to fight for the grand prize. Hardware Secrets was there to check out the machines and their "pilots"."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

TYAN S8225 Opteron 4100 Series Motherboard
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 3:11P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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TYAN, an industry-leading server platform manufacturer, and a subsidiary of MiTAC International Corp., announces the S8225 workstation motherboard. With support for two six-core AMD Opteron™ 4100 series processors and up to four double-wide PCI-E 2.0 GPGPU compute accelerators, the S8225 is ideal for graphics workstation and personal supercomputing applications.

“The S8225 workstation motherboard enables price sensitive customers to experience GPU computing performance,” stated TYAN Director of Product Marketing, Kevin Hart. “The AMD Opteron™ 4100 series processors provide improved power efficiency at a lower cost.”

In addition to four double-wide PCI-E 2.0 x16 slots, the S8225 features four 1-Gbit Ethernet ports, integrated support for IPMI 2.0, and an optional LSI 2008 SAS controller. The S8225 also provides integrated audio, IEEE 1394a headers, and TPM 1.2 support in an EATX 12” x13” form factor.

  FULL STORY @ TYAN

Logitech G700 Wireless Laser Mouse Review
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 12:03P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I have a rather high set of criteria for the "ultimate mouse". In short, such a product should have all of the features without any drawbacks of prior products. I seek wireless technology without lag, a multitude of programmable buttons, onboard memory, high DPI, notched AND free scrolling, customizable resolution switching... oh, and it shouldn't cost a lot, either. I think I may have a serious heir to the throne in the Logitech G700 Wireless Gaming Mouse. Can this rodent truly be everything to everyone? Logitech seems to have intercepted my angry letters and discovered the surveillance footage of their corporate office security. Instead of contacting the authorities, they took the high road and included these features in the G700. While they were at it, they took away nearly every other complaint one would have about a mouse. Some prefer a notched scroll wheel while others prefer a smooth frictionless motion. How about both in one mouse? You want a wireless mouse without lag, but the option to be wired when you need it? Done. You want onboard memory, 4 thumb buttons, profile switching, LED display, onboard memory, and a sexy office midget in leather chaps? Done, done, done, and done (well, maybe not that last one).
  FULL STORY @ OCMODSHOP

Patriot Convoy 425XL 4 x 2.5? Drive Enclosure
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 12:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Looking to add a lot of storage in a small amount of space? Or perhaps you simply want a super fast Raid array without the associated cost. The Patriot Convoy 425XL is a 5.25” SATA storage enclosure which holds up to four drives in a hot-swappable configuration. Does the convoy deliver? Read our review to find out.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

Shader Difference - GeForce GTX 580 at GTX 480 Clocks
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Being able to test the difference that Shaders make isn’t something that we normally test or get the chance to test very often. The launch of the GTX 480, though, was full of so much drama in relation to yields and its performance. The biggest change that seemed to happen right in front of our eyes was a shift from the 512 Shaders we thought the card would ship with, to 480 Shaders. Sure, we knew it was going to cause a performance hit, but how much of a performance hit? - The decreased amount of Shaders was only one of the issues with the GTX 480, though, with other issues being heat, noise and power draw. While the latter didn’t bother me, the first two were real issues; first we saw Galaxy attack the heat and noise with an awesome looking triple fan, triple slot cooler. We then saw GIGABYTE and MSI attack the model; in the end the GTX 480 looked like a great product and to be honest it still is, especially with some of the bargain prices it can be grabbed for now from some places. We wonder, though, what would’ve happened if the GTX 580 we looked at today launched as the GTX 480 in March; the same clocks, but the new cooler and more importantly the 512 Shaders that we had hoped to have initially."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

OCZ Enyo USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive Review
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 12:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Over the past year we have seen a plethora of solid state drives. All of them are pretty much the same besides the memory chips used and the controller. All of them have been the smaller 2.5-inch form factor with the typical SATA connections. Today we have something a little different, how about a portable solid state drive. OCZ calls this drive the Enyo and it uses a super fast USB 3.0 connection. So you get all of the durability advantages of an internal solid state drive but you also get easy portability. Let’s take a look…"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

The TR Podcast 79: A Sandy Bridge to CES
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 10:45A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Between a detailed look at Intel`s new Sandy Bridge processors (not to mention the slew of motherboards that come along with them) and all the news from CES to discuss we`ve recorded one of our longest episodes in a while."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Review
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD is the latest sound card from Creative, aimed at both gamers and audiophiles, thanks to the included high quality components. For the first time, Creative offers us the possibility to swap the OPamps, to fine-tune even more the sound quality.
  FULL STORY @ SOUND

Patriot Xporter XT Rage 32GB
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“We're looking at the Patriot Xporter XT Rage 32GB flash drive, a product that can store a beastly amount of information in a very small package. At a price of $60, it has a quad channel design to help prevent speed drops, particularly on the Write side of the equation.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

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