Intel 525 Series mSATA SSD Performance Roundup and more
Posted on: 02/12/2013 11:13 AM
Here a roundup of the latest reviews and articles, including Intel 525 Series mSATA SSD Performance Roundup, Sapphire EDGE HD4 Mini PC Review @ KitGuru, OverclockersUK Ultima 10.1" IPS Android 4.1 Tablet Review, GALAXY GTX 660 GC Video Card Review, and ConnecteDevice COOKOO Watch Review
Intel 525 Series mSATA SSD Performance Roundup @ Legit Reviews
In the end, the 525 Series drives are really the mSATA version of the 520 Series drives with some additional firmware tweaks that are unique to Intel. Being powered by the SF-2281 controller, they put up stellar numbers when faced with data the controller can compress to turbocharge performance. On the 60GB drives and up, performance is roughly the same in that respect with reads all topping out around the 555MB/s mark and writes in the 520MB/s to 530MB/s range...
Read more: Intel 525 Series mSATA SSD Performance Roundup @ Legit ReviewsAerocool GT-SG 700 W @ techPowerUp
Aerocool enters the high-end PSU market with their fresh GT-SG PSU series. It offers great looks, Gold efficiency, modular cables, and quiet operation. In this review, we will take a detailed look at the GT-SG unit with a capacity of 700 W - Aerocool's medium capactiy member of the series.
Read more: Aerocool GT-SG 700 W @ techPowerUpEagletech Arion Foldable Bluetooth 3.0 Headset Model:ARHP200BF @ TechwareLabs
Bluetooth headsets are typically much further from headphones both on quality standards and sound quality. Most headsets are monophonic sound channel and thus arent guaranteed to put out the best quality. Having a headset in Bluetooth allows you to have phone conversations and listen to your portable media. Now Eagletech came out with Arion Foldable ARHP200BF, which is about 70$ at your regular internet retailers. This headset has omnidirectional microphone that picks up wonderfully leading to great conversations with little to no lack of hearing.
Read more: Eagletech Arion Foldable Bluetooth 3.0 Headset Model:ARHP200BF @ TechwareLabsKingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
Transferring files between 2 computers has been made extremely easy for a while now with flash drives. These devices are small enough to fit in our pocket, deliver fast transfer speeds, and can hold quite a lot of data. Today we are taking a look at one of Kingstons latest flash drives. Announced this year at CES the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 is a USB 3.0 drive that features read speeds of up to 150 MB/s and write speeds up to 70 MB/s. The drive has a solid metal matte finish and retractable design that protects the USB connection when it is not in use. Today we have the 64GB version on hand to see what it can do!
Read more: Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.orgNew 57 mm thin All-in-One PC from Shuttle @ Warp2Search
It comes with Dual Gigabit Ethernet, 3x COM and 1x LPT for unconventional applications, as well as offering a larger display, the new Shuttle All-in-One Barebone X70S also provides significantly more power. For the first time conventional Intel desktop processors can be used for the LGA1155 socket, e.g. Intel Core i3/i5/i7 (up to 65 W TDP, heatpipe-cooled). DDR3 RAM up to a total of 16 GB can be installed in the two SO-DIMM slots. The 5.7 x 46.8 x 36.4 cm (DWH) chassis of the X70S also has space for a 2.5" drive (SSD/HDD) as well as expansions via the Mini-PCIe slot, which can be fitted, for example, with an mSATA module.
Read more: New 57 mm thin All-in-One PC from Shuttle @ Warp2SearchLian Li PC-V700 Mid Tower Case @ Modders-Inc
For those of you that already know about the quality products that Lian Li makes you come to expect certain things like innovation and style. But those that may not have had the chance to experience it you are in for a treat as we take a look a the Lian Li PC-V700 Mid Tower Case or is it?
Read more: Lian Li PC-V700 Mid Tower Case @ Modders-IncSapphire EDGE HD4 Mini PC Review @ KitGuru
Today we are looking at the Sapphire Edge HD4 Mini PC, the latest in their Edge lineup which features an Intel Celeron processor. We reviewed the EDGE HD3 in February 2012, powered by the AMD E450 and the EDGE VS8 in December 2012, powered by the AMD A8 4555M APU. How does the EDGE HD4 Mini PC slot into the lineup and is it worth buying?
Read more: Sapphire EDGE HD4 Mini PC Review @ KitGuruVizio E500i-A1 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
The Vizio E500I-A1 is a 50-inch LED 1080p HDTV with deep black levels, a good selection of online content and a sleek design. We were a little disappointed with the quality of the image, however, especially in terms of the color vividness and the local-dimming.
Read more: Vizio E500i-A1 Review @ TechReviewSource.comOverclockersUK Ultima 10.1" IPS Android 4.1 Tablet Review @ eTeknix
Today we have something a little different in the eTeknix office, an Android tablet. While these aren't exactly new to us, this isn't my first nor likely my last tablet, it is however an interesting change of pace given I'm normally focusing on our chassis, peripheral and game reviews.
260mm x 170mm x 11mm
RK3066 ARM Cortex A9 1.60GHz Dual-Core CPU
Quad Core Mali 400 3D GPU
10.1" IPS 16:9 with 1280 x 800 LED Display
Android Jellybean 4. /w Playstore
1GB DDR3 RAM
8GB NAND Flash (upgradable to 32GB /w SD Card)
Wifi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.40GHz
10 Point Capacitive Screen
Mini-HDMI /w 1080p output support
0.3MP front camera, 2.0MP rear camera
5000maH @3.7v battery
1 yr Warranty
Read more: OverclockersUK Ultima 10.1" IPS Android 4.1 Tablet Review @ eTeknixGALAXY GTX 660 GC Video Card Review @ HardOCP
GALAXY has a factory overclocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 complete with a custom cooler. Today, we have it on our test bench to run against an AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition and an AMD Radeon HD 7850 to see which is the go-to card at the $200 price point now in the latest games with the latest drivers.
Read more: GALAXY GTX 660 GC Video Card Review @ HardOCPCubitek Mini Cube Case Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
For anyone looking to build their own compact system, whether it be a desktop or maybe a HTPC, Cubitek offer the Mini Cube. Compatible with Mini-ITX boards and featuring enough space to route wiring behind the motherboard tray... as well as fit in a GTX 690 this could be the solution to a number of consumers builds.
Read more: Cubitek Mini Cube Case Review @ HardwareHeaven.comZalman MS800 Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
The MS800 is the latest mid-tower case from Zalman. Let's see what this case has to offer.
Read more: Zalman MS800 Case Review @ Hardware SecretsConnecteDevice COOKOO Watch Review @ Madshrimps
COOKOO started as a project on Kickstarter and one of the available products is the Connected watch. When paired with the COOKOO CONNECTED APP from our iOS device, we’ll get different visual alerts on the LCD screen for incoming calls, missed calls, Facebook messages and more. The manufacturer promises continuous support and enhancements of the CONNECTED APP, but also a build for Android devices.
Read more: ConnecteDevice COOKOO Watch Review @ MadshrimpsIntel 525 mSATA SSD Review @ HCW
We review every capacity available of the Intel 525 Series SSD. The Intel 525 is similar to the 520 Series, but in an mSATA format.
Read more: Intel 525 mSATA SSD Review @ HCWSuper Talent Certifies Its Second Drive for Windows To Go @ Warp2Search
Certified through the Windows 8 Hardware certification kit, Super Talent’s RC4 is one of the world’s top USB 3.0 drives with SSD technology; it provides high random read/write speed capabilities and reports itself as fixed media. Super Talent’s RC4 meets and surpasses many of the performance requirements of Windows To Go certified drives.
Read more: Super Talent Certifies Its Second Drive for Windows To Go @ Warp2SearchEvercool Silent Shark CPU Cooler Review @ Hi Tech Legion
The Evercool Silent Shark is distinctly one of the most unique, and imposing, looking dual tower coolers on the market today. The Evercool Silent Shark presents itself in the case with a black embossed shroud with design and logo covering the dual aluminum finned towers and two 120mm fans. The towers of the Silent Shark have an offset, with the front tower leaning slightly forward. The front SSF-12 vortex fan can be tilted at a 30 degree angle down toward the motherboard to enhance air movement to other components, specifically the VRM, and provide cooling where it is most needed. The center silent fan is fixed between the two towers and attached to the center shroud. The Silent Shark uses six 6mm copper heatpipes along with a copper contact block for excellent enhanced heat transfer and dissipation. Evercool equips the Silent Shark with a multi-platform installation kit that is compatible with all of the latest Intel (775/1155/1156/1366/2012) and AMD (FM1/2, AM2/2+/3/3+) platforms.
Read more: Evercool Silent Shark CPU Cooler Review @ Hi Tech LegionOCZ Vector 256GB Solid State Drive Review @ OCIA.net
Today we take a look at a new Solid State Drive offering from OCZ, the Vector Series SATA III SSD. The Vector joins the Vertex models in OCZ's High-Performance category drives, touting a 7mm low profile design, Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller and either 128GB, 256GB or 512GB capacities. Like the Vertex 4 that Shawn reviewed last year, the Vector Series touts an impressive 5-year warranty. Performance looks to be on par with the Vertex as well, with over 500MB/s claimed sequential read/write speeds (on the larger capacity models) and around 100,000 random 4k IOPS.
Read more: OCZ Vector 256GB Solid State Drive Review @ OCIA.netGo Back SteelSeries Flux Guild Wars 2 Edition Headset Review @ Chiploco
SteelSeries is a leading manufacturer of pro-grade gaming peripherals like keyboards, mice, mouse pads, controllers and headsets; they also develop software for their own products. They mostly design peripherals after collaboration with professional gaming peripherals. Hence, their products generally have everything gamers wish for.
Over the years, SteelSeries has produced some quality headsets. SteelSeries Siberia V2, that we recently reviewed, is one of their best headsets. In recent couple of years, a trend of branding peripherals with popular gaming titles has rapidly picked up. It not only advertises the game but it also helps in selling the peripherals to fans of that particular game and most of the times nothing really changes in the peripherals apart from the color scheme. Rolling with the trend, SteelSeries has also painted some of their popular peripherals in “Guild Wars 2” colors.
Today, we have the SteelSeries Guild Wars 2 gaming headset with us. It’s based on their Flux headset featuring Guild Wars 2 artwork on ear cups, red colored ear cushions and red colored cord. It utilizes Flux’s simple fold-able design and compact ear cushions. The wire is also detachable form the ear cup which make it very traveler friendly. It also features ‘Listen-in’ support which will allow another person with the same headset to connect his set into yours and listen whatever you are listening.
Read more: Go Back SteelSeries Flux Guild Wars 2 Edition Headset Review @ Chiploco