Seagate Desktop HDD.15 4TB Hard Drive Review and more
Posted on: 05/29/2013 11:35 AM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including Seagate's Desktop HDD.15 4TB hard drive, Intel SSD DC S3700 200GB review, PowerColor HD 7850 SCS3 passive 1 GB, Surface Pro personal computer/tablet, and Acer Aspire V5-431P review: 14-inch touch for less than € 500
Seagate's Desktop HDD.15 4TB hard drive reviewed @ The Tech Report
Seagate's Desktop HDD.15 serves up 4TB for only $190. We take a closer look at how it compares to the competition.
Read more: Seagate's Desktop HDD.15 4TB hard drive reviewed @ The Tech ReportJabra VOX In-Ear Headphones Review @ ThinkComputers.org
When it comes to listening to music, watching a movie or even playing a game we want great quality sound. Many people get this in the form of large bulky headphones. While this do provide great sound they are not the easiest to travel with or say take on a run with you. This is where in-ear headphone or earbuds as many people refer to them come in. Today we are taking a look at a set from Jabra called VOX. VOX features 8.6mm drivers at 16 Ohm, a lightweight design, in-line controls and much more. Are these the next set of in-ear headphones for you? Read on as we take a look.
Read more: Jabra VOX In-Ear Headphones Review @ ThinkComputers.orgPanasonic TC-L55ET60 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
The Panasonic TC-LET60 series is a moderately priced LED HDTV line that delivers a high contrast ratio, inky blacks, and outstanding image detail. You also get a nice selection of Web apps, built-in Wi-Fi, and passive 3D with two sets of glasses.
Read more: Panasonic TC-L55ET60 Review @ TechReviewSource.comWD Se 4TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review @ Techgage
Last summer, WD released its first-ever hard drive series dedicated to NAS use, called Red. These drives target users who require both large storage and high reliability under a RAID setup, but don’t necessarily need top performance (though, as we discovered, the Reds do perform quite well). Since the series’ release, it seems the drives hit their mark; many NAS users I know have already implemented them into their setups.
With Red, the SOHO and SMB markets are covered – but what about a similar option for the enterprise? As this article has no doubt given away, that void has just been filled.
Introducing WD’s Se enterprise series.
Read more: WD Se 4TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review @ TechgageIntel SSD DC S3700 200GB review @ Myce
Welcome to Myce’s first Enterprise class Solid State Storage (SSS) solution review.
We are delighted that this review is for an Intel DC S3700 200GB SATA SSD, which is widely regarded as a first class Enterprise solution.
The DC S3700 is a breakthrough product for Intel, which has propelled them into, once again, being a competitive player in the Enterprise Space. With the DC S3700 Intel has pushed a new byword and yardstick into the evaluation of SSS solutions – “Consistency”.
Read more: Intel SSD DC S3700 200GB review @ MyceGRID 2 Video Review and Gallery with Stuart Davidson @ HardwareHeaven.com
Today Stuart Davidson takes a look at GRID 2 for PC. Over the last few months, Stuart's been testing GRID 2 with Codemasters and now he can reveal his findings, thoughts and driving skills. Check it out!
Read more: GRID 2 Video Review and Gallery with Stuart Davidson @ HardwareHeaven.comPowerColor HD 7850 SCS3 passive 1 GB @ techPowerUp
PowerColor's HD 7850 SCS3 is a fanless implementation of the HD 7850, which means that it does not emit any noise while offering enough performance for serious gaming in full HD. With a price increase of $25 over the reference design, it's not too expensive either.
Read more: PowerColor HD 7850 SCS3 passive 1 GB @ techPowerUpMicrosoft Surface Pro personal computer/tablet @ Silicon Republic
Powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, the new Surface Pro tablet computer from Microsoft is perhaps the best indicator yet for where personal computing is heading. Pay attention for this heralds an era of versatile computing that we just shape around ourselves and a fight-back by a technology giant that won't give up.
Read more: Microsoft Surface Pro personal computer/tablet @ Silicon RepublicSilverStone NT01-PRO CPU Cooler Review @ Futurelooks
The Silverstone NT01-PRO is a specialized version of their NT01-E cooler from their Nitrogen Series. The NT01-P has a solid copper base with six heatpipes 6 mm in diameter attached to aluminum fins. This is a pretty standard material design, but the NT01-P is a half-height, offset CPU cooler. At 140 mm wide, 120 mm tall (40 mm from base to fins and 100 mm for fins), with the entire assemble offset by 35 mm, this gives the cooler an interesting profile. Each fin is also 50 mm wide for a fairly high surface area.
The NT01-PRO is designed to support a number of cooling configurations. It can be a passive cooler for processors with a 65W TDP or less as recommended by SilverStone. Adding up to two 70 mm or 80 mm fans will allow usage with a processor of up to 150W TDP. The mounting system also works with any currently available CPU socket design and mounts in four different directions. This versatility comes at a price of $54.00 at select e-tailers.
Lets get a better look at what you receive at that price with the NT01-PRO.
Read more: SilverStone NT01-PRO CPU Cooler Review @ FuturelooksNVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
Last week NVIDIA introduced the GeForce GTX 780 graphics card that was designed for gaming enthusiasts. The GeForce GTX 780 uses the powerful Kepler GK110 GPU with 2,304 cores and 3GB of high-speed GDDR5 memory. We compare the GeForce GTX 780 to the GTX Titan, GTX 680 and GTX 580 to see how it compares to its predecessors at 1920x1080, 2560x1600 and 5760x1080 screen resolutions on the latest gaming titles!
The performance decrease that we expected to see from Titan was present, but not nearly as bad as we expected. For example in Metro: Last Light at 5760x1080 the GeForce GTX 780 was just 9% slower than the GeForce GTX Titan. At 2560x1600 and 1920x1080 screen resolutions that performance gap narrowed to just 4-6 percent, which is on the borderline of being significant. Our testing in Battlefield 3, Bioshock Infinite, Far Cry 3, Hitman: Absolution and Tomb Raider all showed similar results. Just for fun we also benchmarked the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 video card that came out in November 2010 and found that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 nearly doubles the performance of that card. If you happen to have one of those cards and are looking for a significant performance jump before you update, you finally have a good option and it no longer costs $999...
Read more: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Video Card Review @ Legit ReviewsKingFast E-Drive 2.5'' SATAIII SLC 120GB SSD Review @ Madshrimps
The E-Drive SSD from KingFast sports high reliability SLC NAND flash from Intel, along with the proven LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller, which makes it ideal in enterprise environments. The product is available in 60GB and 120GB capacities, with no 240GB in sight yet and we also get a full 3-year warranty.
Read more: KingFast E-Drive 2.5'' SATAIII SLC 120GB SSD Review @ MadshrimpsDeepCool GAMMAXX S40 CPU Cooler Review @ Proclockers
Today, we will be reviewing a product from a company we have yet to do business with. DeepCool maybe new to other sites but they have been around for a decent amount of time. Over that time, they have produced some pretty good products. DeelCool products range from CPU coolers to fan controllers and everything in between. We will be taking a look at one of their newest CPU coolers.
The GAMMAXX S40 isn’t DeepCool’s biggest and meanest cooler but it is geared to be one of their better sellers. Reason being is that it is categorized as a budget cooler aimed for users looking for a decent upgrade from the stock OEM cooler that comes with AMD and Intel processors. We will be taking a tour of the DeepCool GAMMAXX S40 and see if it is worth your hard earned money.
Read more: DeepCool GAMMAXX S40 CPU Cooler Review @ ProclockersSteelseries Sensei [RAW] Frost Blue @ FunkyKit
Meeting with Steelseries at CES we briefly spoke about their [RAW] series of products. Basically they are cut down versions of their high-end expensive products. Instead of cutting performance, all the performance parts and some of the not so necessary bits are cut out in order to lower the price point and let people who could otherwise not afford a top of the line product to be able to do so.
Of course I loved the idea so Steelseries was kind enough to send a sample of their [RAW] version of the popular Sensei mouse, the Frost Blue edition. Over the course of the review we will be taking a look at everything this mouse has to offer.
Read more: Steelseries Sensei [RAW] Frost Blue @ FunkyKitAlienvibes W601 Review @ Reliable PC Reviews
It’s time to do our first speaker system review and we will be taking a look at the Alienvibes W601 2.2 channel speakers. Alienvibes is a brand new company, founded by some of the guys over at Ineo Technology and currently they have just a few products to offer the market. The W601 is their highest end speaker system, and as such we’re eager to get a look at them and see how they perform! The W601 system can be found online starting at right around $150. They are capable of playing MP3 format music from SD/MMC card, mobile device, computer, USB drive, and MP3/MP4 players.
Read more: Alienvibes W601 Review @ Reliable PC ReviewsApotop DW09 Wireless Reader Review @ Reliable PC Reviews
Have you ever been on a flight or long car ride with your tablet or phone and wished there was a way to enjoy media that you have on an SD card or a USB flash drive? If that’s the case then you’re going to definitely want to keep reading along and see what the Apotop DW09 Wireless Reader is all about. Apotop has recently released their DW09 Wireless Reader which is a combination Wi-Fi access point (AP), and wireless file sharing device. It’s capable of supporting up to 3 users simultaneously with up to 150Mbps speeds to ensure perfect streaming to all 3 users.
Read more: Apotop DW09 Wireless Reader Review @ Reliable PC ReviewsAcer Aspire V5-431P review: 14-inch touch for less than € 500 @ Hardware.info
A lot of the laptops that we review on Hardware.Info aren't the cheapest of products. The one we're looking at today is an exception in that regard, the Acer Aspire V5-431P-987B4G50Mass is available for just under 500 euros.
That this is an entry-level laptop isn't immediately obvious when you look at it. It's also part of a product line that has much more expensive notebooks, and aside from a lack of a few stickers and backlighting for the keyboard, it doesn't look so different. It's a bit more compact than your average laptop, due to the 14-inch TN screen with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels. It's interesting that it is a touchscreen, which is pretty special at this price point. It even has 10 touchpoints.
Read more: Acer Aspire V5-431P review: 14-inch touch for less than € 500 @ Hardware.infoSilverStone DS322 RAID HDD Enclosure @ DreamWare Computers
SilverStone is known for some of the highest quality PC products on the market, and they continue to meet and exceed all expectations for quality, craftsmanship, and performance.
Today I have with me one of SilverStone's newest external hard drive enclosures: the DS322. The DS322 has dual 3.5" SATA hard drive bays with RAID support and a USB 3.0 interface for the fastest data transfer speeds possible. So, without further ado, letâ€™s take a closer look at this great new HDD enclosure from SilverStone.
Read more: SilverStone DS322 RAID HDD Enclosure @ DreamWare Computers