Seagate Laptop SSHD 1 TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Review and more
Posted on: 06/28/2014 10:12 AM
Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles:ADATA Premier SP610 SSD (256GB & 512GB) Review: Say Hello to an SMI Controller Attitude One Almaz Review be quiet! Dark Rock 3 Review CM Storm Sirus-C 2.2 PC & PlayStation 4 Gaming Headset Corsair Graphite Series 730T Case Review Dell Inspiron 15 (7537) Review DXRacer TV Lounge Chair Gamdias Hermes gaming keyboard review GIGABYTE Z97X-Gaming G1 WiFi-BK Intel Z97 Motherboard Review Hands On With AMD’s Gaming Evolved Client Game DVR Intel Core i7-4790K (Devil's Canyon) CPU Review featuring Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 5 Lenovo ThinkPad 10 Windows 8.1 Bay Trail Tablet Review Seagate Laptop SSHD 1 TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Review
ADATA Premier SP610 SSD (256GB & 512GB) Review: Say Hello to an SMI Controller
The ADATA Premier SP610 is the first SSD with a new Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller to enter our test labs. This is a drive going after the lower cost markets, but performance is almost a complete unknown. Now we're ready to see what the SMI controller can do, so join us as we see if it can challenge Crucial's MX100 and Samsung's 840 EVO in the value market.Read full article @ AnandtechAttitude One Almaz Review
Almaz is the new and stylish headset from Attitude One. It features a rather unique and sophisticated design and is compatible with Windows, Android and iOS. Of course being equipped with a standard jack connector you can use it with any audio system you want. At a first glance especially the bundle appears to be really good and there is also a flexible microphone.Read full article @ ocaholicbe quiet! Dark Rock 3 Review
The be quiet! Dark Rock 3 has several improvements over the previous design, such as improved dynamic wave-contour cooling fins with enhanced cooling area, small dimples on the surface to increase air circulation, six high-performance heat pipes with copper lining and aluminum caps, 190W TDP, and a new arrangement of heat pipes to enhance the cooling capacity. The included single PWM fan quietly gets the job done at stock settings, and even keeps the heat under control with a mild overclock. The diamond-cut aluminum top cap covers the heat pipe stubs, so if you have a case with a side panel window, you can proudly show off the Dark Rock 3.Read full article @ OCCCM Storm Sirus-C 2.2 PC & PlayStation 4 Gaming Headset
CM Storm, the gaming division of legendary manufacturer Cooler Master is back once again with the release of their Sirus-C 2.2 gaming headset. The Sirus has long been a popular product of CM Storm, but this new model looks to kick things up a notch with improved performance and specifications. Not only is the headset compatible with PC, but also PlayStation 4, making it a tempting purchase for those who love to game on both PC and the latest Sony console.Read full article @ eTeknixCorsair Graphite Series 730T Case Review
Priced at a little over £70 from most major online retailers, the Sirus-C isn’t overly expensive, especially given the brand name and the multi format support, so it will be interesting to see how it stacks up to the competition. Especially when you can pick up something like the Turtle Beach PX3 and the MadCatz Tritton Pro+ for around the same money. However, the Sirus-C does have some impressive specifications behind it that should give it a leading edge, most importantly being the 2.2 drives, that’s two drivers in stereo configuration and two sub woofers to give your sound extra depth and low end grunt, something that will no doubt appeal to a gaming audience.
As time has passed, Corsair has stood by a code of “Quality” above all else. This code has made them a leader in Computer Cases and with AIO (All in One) water cooling systems like the Hydro-series that are commonly used worldwide. The company is great with their customers after the sale as well with a winning customer service that is extremely pleasing to the end user and builds more sales by giving confidence that when someone buys a Corsair Product they are buying Quality and Reliability and that is what makes Corsair the Great Company that it is. Look for a 3 week turnaround on returns or replacement. The 730t Graphite Series case is a brand new edition to the Graphite family of Corsair cases. The 730t Full Tower case is new to the market and has not quite caught on yet but we have a feeling that this along with his big brother the 760t cases will be a hit with modders and builders alike.Read full article @ ThinkComputers.orgDell Inspiron 15 (7537) Review
The touch-screen Dell Inspiron 15 (7537) ultrabook is aimed at power users who absolutely need premium components for heavy multitasking.Read full article @ TechReviewSource.comDXRacer TV Lounge Chair
Although my wife would most likely argue against this, we as gamers don’t always spend all of our time at our PCs. The market for console gaming is huge and DXRacer recognized that and has jumped into the market with chair designed specifically for it. There new TV Lounge Chair shares a few features with their office chairs but the overall design is drastically different and focused specifically on living room gaming. I took the opportunity to bust out the PlayStation again and put in a little game time in the living room.Read full article @ LanOC ReviewsGamdias Hermes gaming keyboard review
If you are in the market for a new gaming keyboard then there are no shortage of products available from companies such as Razer, Steelseries, Roccat and TTeSports. Today we are seeing how new kid on the block Gamdias fares against the competition with their flagship keyboard, The Hermes.Read full article @ KitGuruGIGABYTE Z97X-Gaming G1 WiFi-BK Intel Z97 Motherboard Review
GIGABYTE is certainly one of the top motherboard manufacturers out there these days, and their G1 Series of motherboards have been running strong for a number of years now. Today I have the chance to get my hands dirty with the latest in the G1 series, the GIGABYTE Z97X-Gaming G1 WiFi-BK Intel Z97 Motherboard. The Z97X-Gaming motherboard isn't for the budget minded individual, with a retail price of $379.99 itâs meant for the elitist that wants the best of the best and is planning on running multiple graphics cards...Read full article @ Legit ReviewsHands On With AMD’s Gaming Evolved Client Game DVR
Over the last few years we have seen both AMD and NVIDIA become increasingly interested in developing and nurturing software ecosystems around their products. Born out of a desire to improve sales by offering additional functionality and to get a leg up on the competition in whats otherwise a market of near-perfect substitutes, we have seen everything from APIs to middleware to software rolled out alongside video cards to develop these ecosystems.Read full article @ AnandtechIntel Core i7-4790K (Devil's Canyon) CPU Review featuring Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 5
Last month Intel launched their Z97 chipset, essentially an evolution of Z87, which in many cases brought new features such as SATA Express and M.2 compatibility to the mainstream desktop market. There was of course no new CPU at that time with the existing socket 1150 processors working without issue in the new boards. Since then though Intel launched (along with some lower spec models) the Core i7-4790K, a model which sits at the top of their mainstream platform. Today we see how it compares to various other models when installed on Gigabytes Z97X Gaming 5 and paired with PowerColors new dual core 290X Devil 13.Read full article @ Hardware HeavenLenovo ThinkPad 10 Windows 8.1 Bay Trail Tablet Review
As a followup to its ThinkPad 8 tablet, Lenovo has now incorporated Intel's Bay Trail platform into its larger ThinkPad 10, a business-ready slate the company claims can offer users a full PC experience. Stopping there would be selling this tablet a bit short, however, as it's really a multi-mode device that can serve a number of purposes, both during and after business hours. Ideally, this would negate the need to purchase separate systems for work and play.
What Lenovo's really doing here is tapping into the potential of Microsoft's Windows 8.1 ecosystem. From the beginning, Microsoft envisioned Windows 8/8.1 as a universal operating system built for work, play, and everything in between, but software will only get you so far. It's up to Microsoft's hardware partners to figure out how best to take advantage of Windows 8.1, and with the ThinkPad 10, Lenovo's answer is to accessorize the platform...
full article @ HotHardware.com[/url]Seagate Laptop SSHD 1 TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Review
Seagate has been the foremost proponent of the SSHD - the solid state hybrid drive. It's basically the integration of a regular hard disk drive with a solid state cache. This allows them to significantly improve the performance of their hard disk drives with just a small bump in the price tag.Read full article @ Tech ARP
Seagate considers the SSHD to be superior to the Flash Cache Module (FCM) because of potential data integrity issues during power or device failures, and superior to the Dual-Drive concept because of cost reasons. That's why they are not just offering this technology in their laptop HDDs, they are also offering it in their desktop HDDs.
Today, we are going to take a look at their top SSHD model for the laptop market - the 1 TB Seagate Laptop SSHD (ST1000UM000).