Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB Solid State Drive Review and more
Posted on: 01/26/2013 11:46 AM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB Solid State Drive Review, Roundup: Mad Catz GLIDE 7 Gaming Surface Review, Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 64GB USB Thumb Drive, Seasonic Platinum Series 660W Power Supply Review, and Element Sector 5 Case for iPhone 5 Review
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB Solid State Drive Review @ Bigbruin.com
The Kingston SSDNow V300 series 120GB SATA III SSD being reviewed here was provided in a "notebook bundle kit", which includes accessories to make installation in a notebook computer extremely easy. You can also buy this drive in a desktop bundle kit, as well as without extra accessories in order to save a few dollars.
With advertised compressible sequential read and write speeds of 450MB/s, it will be interesting to investigate how well the V300 series performs. Before getting to that, let's check out some published data on the drive, as taken from the official product page on the Kingston website.
Read more: Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB Solid State Drive Review @ Bigbruin.comMad Catz GLIDE 7 Gaming Surface Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
One item which gets a significant refresh in Mad Catz move away from the Cyborg sub brand to the main is the G.L.I.D.E. 7 gaming surface. Today we have the refreshed product and will find out what it is all about.
Read more: Mad Catz GLIDE 7 Gaming Surface Review @ HardwareHeaven.comNZXT Phantom 630 Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
The Phantom 630 is the latest full-tower case from NZXT, targeted to users who are looking for a huge case with all imaginable features. Let's see what this monster has to offer.
Read more: NZXT Phantom 630 Case Review @ Hardware SecretsKingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 64GB USB Thumb Drive @ TechwareLabs
Today I am taking a look at the new Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 64GB USB thumb drive. As its name implies this is a USB 3.0 drive and according to the specifications supports transfer rates of up to 150MB/s Read and 70MB/s Write. I will test the reality of that a little later in this review. You may be pleasantly surprised by the results.
Read more: Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 64GB USB Thumb Drive @ TechwareLabsSeasonic Platinum Series 660W Power Supply Review @ PC Perspective
Seasonic has built a stellar reputation for themselves producing some of the best PC power supplies on the market. Over the years, Seasonic has been the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) of choice for companies like Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, and XFX to name just a few. But Seasonic also markets power supplies under their own brand name. The Platinum 660W/760W/860W Series is Seasonic's newest flagship line for the retail market. We will be taking a detailed look at the Platinum 660W model in this review. All of the PSUs in the Platinum Series are based on Seasonic's X-Series, which has brought several major advancements to the standard PC power supply platform since its introduction over three years ago.
• Proprietary circuit design delivers High efficiency (80Plus Platinum certified)
• Full modular DC Connector Module features integrated VRMs (3.3V and 5V)
• Hybrid Silent Fan Control (3 modes of operation: Fanless, Silent and Cooling)
• High-quality Sanyo Denki SanAce120 dual ball bearing fan with PWM
• High-reliability 105°C grade A capacitors and solid polymer capacitors
Read more: Seasonic Platinum Series 660W Power Supply Review @ PC PerspectiveInfographic: Evolution of the Console from Brown Box to Wii U @ TechReviewSource.com
What was the original video game console? The very first console dates back to 1967, when "The Brown Box" was released, five years before the Magnavox Odyssey launched in the early '70s, according to RIPT Apparel, which compiled a complete history of video game consoles into a tidy timeline.
Read more: Infographic: Evolution of the Console from Brown Box to Wii U @ TechReviewSource.comElement Sector 5 Case for iPhone 5 Review @ Anandtech
Most of the AnandTech crew seems to be averse to putting cases on their phones for a variety of different reasons. Im still of the persuasion where I want a case for everything that Im going to carry regularly both to prevent putting scratches and and also have a resulting device form factor something that looks a bit different than the norm. A few weeks after our iPhone 5 review posted, Element case reached out to me and offered to sample a review unit of their upcoming iPhone 5 case, the aptly named Element Sector 5. Element has been known for a while for making exotic cases that use metal instead of plastic and look like nothing youll see others carrying around, so when I heard about the iPhone 5 version I jumped at the opportunity. In addition, since I spent a lot of time back in the iPhone 4 and 4S days doing attenuation testing, getting to the bottom of whether this unique case detunes the antenna was particularly intriguing.
Read more: Element Sector 5 Case for iPhone 5 Review @ Anandtech