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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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REVIEWED! – Corsair F90 Force Series 90GB SSD Review

It was just a few days back that Corsair announced the news of their upcoming release of the F90 and F180 solid state drives, both member of their Force Series of SSDs with capacities of 90 and 180GB respectively. We found a very interesting bit of information in this release that seems to run along the same course of many …

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Corsair F90 Force Series 90GB SSD Review – Testing Protocol and ATTO Disk Benchmark

TEST BENCH, SOFTWARE AND PROTOCOL TEST BENCH CONFIGURATION Motherboard Asus Rampage III Gene SATA 6Gb/s USB3 CPU Intel i7-930 CPU@2.80Ghz (OCd to 3.2Ghz) RAM 6Gb G.Skill 1600 Triple Channel Graphics MSI N460GTX DDR5 768MB Power Supply OCZ ModXStream-Pro 600w CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212+ OS Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate Wifi Belkin Surf & Share Wireless USB Adapter Monitor …

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Corsair F90 Force Series 90GB SSD Review – Benchmark Evaluation

2. Crystal Diskmark x64 ver. 3.0 (oFill) We were discussing the importance of the 4kb random writes earlier and the result of 59MB/s here is an excellent result.  For a better understanding of this, one of our most popular articles, ‘The Manufacturers Bluff’, is linked and discusses the imnportance of the 4kb random performance results in comparison to the coveted …

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Memoright unveils 2.5” STM-25 series SSD

The best choice for High Performance, Cost Effectiveness & Stability Taipei, Taiwan, 8 Dec 2010 “ Memoright, a Taiwan-based company dedicated to technological development and integration for SSDs (solid-state drives) and high-end storage equipment, announces the launch of their 2.5-inch STM-25 MLC SSD Series.. . The STM Series provides a cost effective SSD solution, with a maximum capacity of 256GB, …

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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Processor @ eTeknix.com

AMD however, have been releasing more and more CPU’s onto the market, especially with the X6 range of Phenom II’s with the flagship being the 1090T clocked to 3.2GHz and a turbo speed of 3.6GHz all for around the£190 mark. The next logical step would be to bring out something to succeed the 1090T with a faster clock speed. That’s …

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Antec High Current Pro 850W Power Supply Review

Antec recently introduced a new range of High Current Pro series power supplies, including 750W, 850W, 1000W and 1200W models. All of these models have 80 Plus Gold Certification and are rated to 92% efficiency using the highest quality Japanese brand capacitors. . The High Current Pro Series of power supplies is designed to satisfy the demands of the high …

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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Processor Review @Hi Tech Legion

“The Phenom II X6 1100T is the latest flagship CPU from AMD’s Leo platform, running at 3.3GHz stock speed, 100 MHz faster than the previous 1090T processor. The AMD Phenom II X6 1100T is being introduced at a much lower price-point than its predecessor, at $30 less, with the entire AMD CPU line up adjusted accordingly, further increasing their competitive …

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AMD Phenom-II X6-1100T Processor @ Benchmark Reviews

While enthusiasts await AMD’s next-generation “Bulldozer”-based desktop CPUs, AMD continues to expand their current desktop CPU line, introducing the Phenom-II X6-1100T processor. The 6-core Phenom-II X6-1100T takes over the top spot in AMD’s CPU line from the 1090T, and does it at a suggested retail price of only $265.00. The clock speed improvements over the 1090T are minimal: both the …

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Samsung SSDs Available In Canada But At What Price?

A few weeks back The SSD Review posted our evaluation of the new Samsung 470 Series SSD and a barrel full of e-mails were received asking when it would be available in Canada. It seemed that it was readily available in the US but retail sales couldn’t be found in Canada. . It seems that our conversations with Samsung Reps, both …

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Razer BlackWidow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard @ Benchmark Reviews

For a select few, mechanical keyboards hold a special place in their hearts, unfortunately for those people the number of mechanical keyboards on the market is very small with even less having any type of unique design for gaming. Razer recently introduced the Razer BlackWidow mechanical gaming keyboard, which uses the Cherry MX Blue switches to give it auditory and …

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H.A.W.X. 2 Gaming and Performance Review @Hi Tech Legion

Do you have the need? The need for speed? Once upon a time I did. A good portion of my childhood was spent in San Diego near the Miramar base. For those that don’t know, Miramar used to be the home of TOPGUN, which was also made famous by the movie. It was where the elite fighter pilots were trained. …

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nVidia’s Quadro and Tesla sales manager defects to AMD

Earlier this year, KitGuru broke the story that Manju Hegde, nVidias VP for PhysX and Cuda moved across to AMD. Weve just heard that the person managing nVidias professional product sales across a massive region (including the UK) has also defected to Team AMD. Interesting development. KitGuru investigates. Originally with Seimens, Rob MacDonald is a seasoned veteran with almost 14 years …

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