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Fractal Design Define XL Computer Chassis Review

On the morning the Fractal Design Define XL chassis showed up at our facility, everything was shut down. It was the worst storm of the year with all news media warning people to stay in their homes as we were being pelted with the worst snowstorm of the season. Thats when the bets were on as to whether the postman’ …

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Tech Promos @ CES-Impersonators or Booth Babes

About a week or so before CES, a female colleague described the CES experience to me when, admittedly, I first heard the term booth babes.  She had made the statement, You will like the sights as booth babes are back this year and, as I had never been to CES prior, I was a bit confused. Having only spoken with …

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SandForce Quietly Releases Performance Improving Firmware – Page 3

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 40GB SSD Review (Re-Fresh) Our first indication that there may be new firmware on the horizon came earlier in the year with OWC who had requested a review on their soon to be released Mercury Extreme Pro 40GB SSD.  Receivingthe SSD was a confusing process which was uncommon with  OWC who had sent us samples previously, …

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Super Talent USB 3.0 RAIDDriveâ„¢ over 370 MB/s

It was only a few weeks ago that the SSD Review evaluated one of the fastest drives on the market with the Super Talent USB 3.0 SuperCrypt Flash drive pulling in scores of 254MB/s in our testing and then showing absolutely incredible side by sides with true solid state drives. Well, it seems that wasn’t enough for Peter Carcione and Super …

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The Vantec USB3 Dual HDD Dock Review (NST-D400S3)

As technology progresses and we move into the lightning fast world of SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3, several questions become apparent with respect to the possibilities that this new speedy interface may bring. The reality of transfer speeds is that SATA can reach a data transfer rate of 1.5GB/s, SATA 2.0 can reach 3GB/s and now with SATA 3.0, we …

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Price, Brand and Size

Our featured picture is a Sandisk 64Gb SSD which is the size of a postage stamp. . The primary concern 99.999% of us have with respect to SSDs is the price.  The size of the ssd, for the most part, dictates price and let me precede this by stating that if you are looking to build a RAID setup consisting …

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The Windows 7 Optimization Guide

Welcome to The SSD Review and congratulations on finding the internet’s most sought after resource in the optimization of Windows 7, The Windows 7 Optimization Guide. The Windows 7 Optimization Guide consists of several optimizations that will increase the performance of your Windows 7 environment, these ranging from very simple to somewhat advanced in nature.  All optimizations have been laid …

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