Home server - January 2014 and more
Posted on: 01/19/2014 11:13 AM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles: Home server - January 2014, Corsair Hydro H105 CPU Cooler Review, Mionix Naos 7000 gaming mouse, Antec Nineteen Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case, Western Digital Red (WD40EFRX) 4 TB NAS Hard Disk Drive Review Rev. 2.0, and Sandisk X210 128GB SSD review: business SSD from Sandisk
Home server - January 2014 @ Hardware.Info
The home server. It's subject to heated debate on Hardware.Info. Opinions differ widely on subjects like the necessity for keeping the design compact, the advantage of hot-swap bays, acceptable energy consumption, how much CPU power is needed, what type of storage and so on. It's safe to say that the "ideal home server" does not exist, because its intended use differs widely among our readers.
Read more: Home server - January 2014 @ Hardware.InfoCorsair Hydro H105 CPU Cooler Review @ KitGuru
Today we are going to take a look at the latest liquid CPU cooler from Corsair, the Hydro H105. The Hydro H105 differentiates itself from the competition as it has a thicker radiator, which should theoretically improve performance over a standard thickness model.
Read more: Corsair Hydro H105 CPU Cooler Review @ KitGuruMionix Naos 7000 gaming mouse @ Rbmods
It is time for another gaming mouse review, we are looking at the Mionix Naos 7000 this time . A few years ago we reviewed an earlier model of the Naos and were well suprised of the quality so I have reasonably high expecations going into this review.
Read more: Mionix Naos 7000 gaming mouse @ RbmodsAntec Nineteen Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case @ NikKTech
It's no secret that enthusiasts, overclockers and professionals mostly choose full towers to house their systems in order to take advantage of their massive interior space and much better potential airflow levels. I also happen to believe that the larger the tower the easier it is to fit the largest possible hardware components inside, swap them and to build an very efficient and complete cooling system. Unfortunately nowadays the trend is to shrink everything and so most manufacturers focus in releasing mini ATX/ITX cases in an effort to cover the largest percentage of the consumer base. Luckily however exceptions do happen from time to time by some of the leading manufacturers in the market and so today we will be taking a look at the largest Full Tower ever released by our friends over at Antec the quite remarkable Nineteen Hundred (1900).
Read more: Antec Nineteen Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case @ NikKTechWestern Digital Red (WD40EFRX) 4 TB NAS Hard Disk Drive Review Rev. 2.0 @ Tech ARP
The popularity of Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices is rapidly ramping up in both small businesses and homes, fueled by their usefulness and their increasing affordability. This surge in interest has led Western Digital to add a new family of hard disk drives - the WD Red family of NAS hard disk drives, even as Seagate drops production of 5,400 RPM desktop hard disk drives.
Of course, this begs the question - why choose a WD Red when the WD Green (formerly known as the WD Caviar Green) hard disk drive is also a low-powered, slower-spinning hard disk drive? It mainly lies in the WD NASware firmware, its comprehensive compatibility testing with common NAS systems and a dedicated WD Red 24x7 support line.
Today, we are going to take a look at the latest addition to Western Digital's family of Red drives - the WD40EFRX with 4 TB of storage capacity.
Read more: Western Digital Red (WD40EFRX) 4 TB NAS Hard Disk Drive Review Rev. 2.0 @ Tech ARPSandisk X210 128GB SSD review: business SSD from Sandisk @ Hardware.Info
When we recently tested a Netgear NAS device, we stumbled onto a Sandisk SSD we hadn't seen before, the X210 128GB. Of course we had to run it through our standard series of SSD tests. The X210 is part of Sandisk's professional range of SSDs, aimed at business laptops, desktops, data centers and servers.
Read more: Sandisk X210 128GB SSD review: business SSD from Sandisk @ Hardware.Info