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Karen’s Review Roundup On This Snow Filled Weekend in Ontario – for Feb 12, 2012

Woke up yesterday morning and couldn’t see out the front windows, and this morning everything is white. Finally, a taste of winter.

In a country that expects and needs snow this is a good thing. There are a lot of people and businesses that rely on snow.

And lets face it, snow in February is so much better than snow in April, May, etc.

It’s a good weekend to be a ‘techy’.


A few days ago we looked at the latest Solid State Drive from Intel “ the 520 series, codenamed Cherryville. The drive is built around compute quality 25 nanometer NAND flash memory and offers a claimed maximum sequential read speed of 550 MB/s. 


Intel 520 Series 240GB (Raid 0 update) SSD Review @ Kitguru


  • OCZ Synapse Cache 64GB @ ocaholic
  • OCZ Technology Octane 512GB Solid State Drive with 1.13 Performance Firmware @ TweakTown




  • AVerMedia Game Capture HD for PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii @ Futurelooks
  • Core i7-3960X and Core i7-3930K Radeon HD 7970 Gaming-Performance-Difference @ ocaholic


  • Zotac GTX 580 AMP2 3GB Edition Review @ HardwareLOOK
  • Nouveau Project Reverse-Engineered NVIDIA OpenCL Driver @ Phoronix



  • Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 Intel LGA1155 Motherboard Review @ Ocinside
  • MSI Big Bang Xpower II X79 @ ocaholic
  • 13 Socket 2011 Boards – MSI Big Bang Xpower II @ ocaholic
  • Biostar TPower X79 @ Bjorn3D


  • Synology DS411J NAS Review @ Technoyard
  • GreenSmart Markhor Laptop Sleeve @ Techreaction
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 featuring the ASUS VG278H Screen @ HardwareHeaven
  • Windows 8 confirmed for February 29th (Beta Queue) @ Kitguru
  • ASUS VG278H LCD Monitor 3D Vision-2 Kit @ Benchmark Reviews
  • HDD Pricewatch: Three Months Into the Thai Floods @ Techspot
  • Western Digital WD TV Live Media Player Review @ Bigbruin
  • Basic Casemodding Listener Mailbag Interview with a Top Overclocker @ Ninjalane
  • NewerTech NuPower Battery for all MacBook Pro 17″ non-Unibody @ TestFreaks
  • Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus Computer Case Review @ APH Networks


  • Synology DiskStation DS212 2-Bay NAS Server Review @ Bigbruin


About Karen Tokar

Believe it or not my interest in computers started before most of my generation even knew what one was. It was that interest and a move to Goose Bay, Labrador that began what would turn out to be a major turning point after the purchase of my first computer. The rest is history as they say.

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