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BitFenix Raider Mid-Tower Gaming Case Review

BitFenix may be known to many of you for their sleek and innovative case designs, which allow them to stand out against the competition. It is their attention to detail, both inside and out, that enables them to catch the eye of potential consumers. Today, we will be looking at their latest Raider model, which looks primed to continue the …

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OCZ Releases Arowana SSD Firmware – Tests Show Big Upgrade For 34nm Indilinx Barefoot Drives

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In May of 2011, OCZ announced a new type of firmware for Indilinx-controlled drives. That firmware, named for a type of carnivorous fish, carried the name Arowana Flash Translation Layer. The Arowana FTL eventually made its way into the Vertex Plus family, however, enthusiasts with the original Barefoot-controlled drives would have to wait until now, ten months later, to get a chance to …

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Graphic Card Reviews – The Big News for March 23, 2012

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Sometimes you just have to take a break, like it or not.  And saying that, there is also always a time to get back to the shop and so here I am. After a brief  ‘personal hiatus’,  I came back to find an inbox full of graphic card reviews.  If your looking for a different view on the newest graphic card …

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Avnet Embedded Assembles The Best In The SSD Industry For FREE SSD Virtual Summit on April 3/4

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Whether it be consumer or industry, anybody seriously looking at solid state drives today has become familiar with such names as Crucial/Micron, Intel, Kingston and OCZ in the client world along with Adaptec, Dell, Hitachi, LSI, Rorke Data, Seagate, Smart Storage Systems, STEC and Toshiba in the business and enterprise world. So what would you think if Avnet brought the …

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Toshiba MK4001GRZB 400GB SAS 6Gb/s Enterprise SLC SSD Review

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Our SSD review today will be on the Toshiba MK4001GRZB 400GB SAS 6Gb/s Enterprise SLC SSD and will be the first to undergo our new Enterprise Test Protocol. This SSD brings with it some of the best sustainable performance in the realm, and also has recently taken the Grand Prize for Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Conservation from the Japan …

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Marvell Releases SATA 3 88SS9187 SSD Controller – Promises Low Power and 500MB/s Speeds For Ultras

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Marvell was the first to enter the SATA 3 SSD market by several months.  The Crucial C300 used the first SATA III Marvell processor as early as mid-2010. Since that time, there several manufacturers have used the Marvell controller, and with great success. No stranger to enterprise needs, Marvell controllers have also been used to equal success in enterprise flash …

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