Understanding MTBF in SSD and more
Posted on: 01/07/2013 12:28 PM
Here a roundup of the latest articles, including Understanding MTBF in SSD - What Does an SSD's MTBF Mean for You?, Round-Up: 10 mSATA SSDs From Adata, Crucial, Mushkin, And OCZ, KingFast F3 Series 2.5" SATAIII SSD 240GB KF2509MCF Review, AT&T MiFi Liberate 4G LTE Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Review, and Toshiba AT300SE Tablet Review
Understanding MTBF in SSD - What Does an SSD's MTBF Mean for You? @ HCW
I have noticed that a lot of people take the MTBF spec into consideration when comparing different SSDs without fully understanding what that figure means.Read moreRound-Up: 10 mSATA SSDs From Adata, Crucial, Mushkin, And OCZ @ Tom's Hardware
The assumption most people make is that a drive like the Intel 335 Series, with an MTBF of 1.2 million hours, isn’t expected to last as long as a drive like the Samsung 830, with its MTBF spec of 1.5 million hours. However, that is not how MTBF works.
The first mSATA-based SSDs we reviewed wowed us with diminutive dimensions, but not as much with performance. Today's best efforts are a lot more like their desktop equivalents, though. We round up 10 models between 64 and 256 GB and nail down a winner.Read moreKingFast F3 Series 2.5" SATAIII SSD 240GB KF2509MCF Review @ Madshrimps
he new F3 Series of SSDs from KingFast incorporate the well-known SandForce SF-2281VB1 controller and are well tuned for achieving high read/write performances. For added value, the SSDs are also shipped with a 2.5’’ to 3.5’’ adapter, fixing screws and a short SATA cable to get the installation done in a couple of minutes.Read moreAT&T MiFi Liberate 4G LTE Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Review @ Legit Reviews
Are you looking for a 4G LTE hotspot that can handle up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices! The AT&T MiFi Liberate 4G LTE hotspot can do just that and has a color touchscreen display, a microSD card slot for media sharing and tons of other features. It also has a large 2900 mAh Li-Ion battery to keep the hotspot running for up to 11 hours before it needs to be recharged. Read on to see more about the Liberate and to see our speed tests results from across America!Read moreToshiba AT300SE Tablet Review @ t-break
The AT&T MiFI Liberate Mobile Hotspot is packed full of features, but more importantly is uses the AT&T 4G LTE Network and has solid performance numbers in the cities that we tested it out in. The color touchscreen was nice and the user interface was simple to navigate and use. It even has features like DNLA for media streaming and GPS, which make this one fully featured hotspot! The performance and features of the AT&T MiFi Liberate are solid, so if you want a device that performs well, lasts a long time (around 10 hours in our field use) and is loaded with features this is it...
When I recently reviewed the Toshiba 7 and 10 inch tablets, the AT270 and AT300 respectively, it was the 7-inch tablet that came out on top. The AT300’s screen felt lackluster for the price, and Ice Cream Sandwich OS felt like it slowed things down just for the sake of having Flash compatibility.Read moreCES 2013 - CES Unveiled Media Kickoff Event Coverage @ Legit Reviews
With the AT300SE, Toshiba aims to provide a cheaper, slightly bulkier, but much faster alternative to the regular AT300 tablet. So the AT300SE comes with the same hardware as the regular AT300, carrying the Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM. The 10-inch IPS display panel also remains the same with a 1280 x 800 resolution, giving it a rather bland 149ppi density.
The AT300SE also comes with the same battery, giving it almost 9 hours of usage. Two things have changed significantly, though. The first is the rear camera, downgraded from the 5MP in the AT300 to just 3MP in the AT300SE, while the front facing drops 2MP to 1.2MP. However, there is a nice upgrade in the form of Android Jelly Bean, which helps giving the ageing processor a nice shot in the arm.
CES Unveiled is the official press event of the 2013 International CES and Legit Reviews was in attendance trying to find some interesting and innovative products to show to our readers tonight. CES Unveiled is attended by more than 1,500 media and analysts from around the world. We fought the hoard of journalists for a glimpse of what the highlights of the CES 2013 would be and we think we have assembled a good look at those products in this article.Read moreEVGA SuperNOVA NEX750 PSU review @ Guru3D
We stated it several times in our PSU reviews already, the sheer amount of PSUs out on the market are plentiful and diverse. EVGA jumped that bandwagon as well as they recently have introduced a 1500 Watt (yes -- you read that right) power supply. The thing is sincerely intriguing not only in it's power design, but also features.Read moreBehind the wheel of a Smart car @ t-break
EVGA took that 1500 Watt model as a template, a basis of some sort and took the very best out of it and implemented that base design into much smaller more affordable power supplies. Hence the NEX650 and NEX750 Gold certified power supplies are born.
The two new SKUs come with high-power output with GOLD certification and sleeved cables based product. The SuperNOVA NEX series are all about efficiency. The PSU as tested today carries a Gold certification. Bronze, Silver but really Gold or Platinum is what you want, but that segment in hardware, we agree, is expensive and thus comes at a price premium.
Of all the things that we receive at t-break, there’s one thing that I steer (pun intended) clear of, and that’s cars. I have zero knowledge of what’s under a car’s hood, or what horsepower is or even how to change a car tire. Seriously, when it comes to cars I’m truly a fish out of water. As a point, when it came time for me to buy my first car, I walked into the Nissan showroom, pointed at a blue Tiida, and had this conversationRead moreSwann OutbackCam Review – Waterproof Infrared Security @ Techgage
It’s not often we get to review cameras here at Techgage, but this particular one caught our attention. A self-contained, rugged, water-proof, infrared, long-life, external camera for keeping an eye on those distant locations, without having to worry about trailing cables and storage. With a “set it and forget it” attitude, the OutbackCam from Swann has a lot going for it, so let’s see what it’s capable of.Read moreLenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review @ Hardware Canucks
The OutbackCam packs a fair bit of tech and features into a small package, suitable for hiding away from prying eyes. Under the water-proof exterior is a 5 megapixel camera which can take pictures at 2560×1920 and record video at 640×480, both of which are in color during the day and monochrome infrared during the night. The camera uses a Passive Infrared (PIR) detector for motion-detection to save power. All images are time-stamped, complete with lunar cycle. The camera has auto-exposure and white-balance. All media is stored on the supplied 4GB SD card, and the whole thing runs off of 4x AA batteries, lasting up to a month of unattended use. Quite the package.
With the advent of Intel’s efficient Ivy Bridge processors, manufacturers have been able to push the Ultrabook design to the next level without sacrificing performance. There’s no better example of this than Lenovo’s new X1 Carbon which is not only incredibly thin but also boasts one of the most rigid, durable chassis on the market.Read moreCorsair Hydro H60 Review @ OCC
Unlike other Ultrabooks we have reviewed in the past, with a starting price of over $1,200, the X1 Carbon is considered a “premium” product. With that being said, Lenovo is targeting professionals who want the ultimate in portability but aren’t willing to push aside any other aspects of business computing. Dell tried this with the short-lived, budget friendly but excellent Vostro V131. Its back-to-basics approach made a perfect fit for students and everyday consumers as well. Granted, Lenovo’s entry may be too expensive for anyone on a shoestring credit card limit but it should go above and beyond the expectations for standard mass market products.
As processors become more power efficient, it seems that the cooling demands have escalated when it comes time to overclock the CPU and system. Corsair has been on the forefront of providing cooling solutions for the enthusiast with their Hydro series solutions such as the new Corsair H60 High performance Liquid cooling solution that started the wave of self-contained water cooling solutions from a variety of manufacturers.Read moreThe TR Podcast 126: As the second turns, an unexpected journey @ The Tech Report
Over this time Corsair have worked with Asetek and Coolit to deliver not only the first Hydro series self contained liquid cooling solutions, but to improve the designs when and where possible. Here at Overclockersclub we have looked at a good selection of the Corsair Hydro series product stack, including the Corsair Hydro Series H60, H80, and the Corsair Hydro Series H100, which has just seen an upgrade to the H100i. With each generational change the systems have offered improvements to the cooling performance delivered. Examples would be the switch from Asetek to Coolit after the H50 and H70 were delivered that brought along a new pump head/cooling plate design, with the ability to monitor the pump assembly with Corsair's own Link technology.
In this episode, we answer listener mail, share our impressions of Peter Jackson's latest film, and get down and dirty with AMD's Radeon HD 8790M GPU, Samsung's 840 Pro SSD, and our latest inside-the-second benchmarks.Read moreTTesports Level 10M Gaming Mouse @ Rbmods
TTesports and BMW design; something that goes together? Can’t it be anything less than a success? Well we are going to answer that question today as we review the Level10M gaming mouse from TTesports. This mouse has a new innovative design but does it really work? Lets find out!Read moreLaCie 5big NAS Pro Review - Part I @ Anandtech
We have looked at LaCie's 5big offering before in late 2010. In that product, the only LaCie signature was the industrial design and choice of hardware components of the NAS. The performance figures were left to Windows Storage Server 2008 R2. The time has now come for LaCie to move forward with their own custom NAS OS based on Debian Linux for their 5-bay configuration. The 2big NAS offering had impressed us with its performance in a 2-bay configuration for SOHO and SMB applications involving a few users. However, translating that performance to a 5-bay multi-user SMB scenario is definitely challenging. On top of that, the SMB / SOHO NAS market is quite hot, with multiple players competing in terms of features and price. How well does LaCie's 5big NAS Pro perform and what features does it have to differentiate itself? Read on to find out more about the LaCie 5big NAS Pro being launched today.Read moreFPS Gaming Mouse Roundup 2012 @ Madshrimps
In this group test I will focus on a specific feature and gaming goal to reduce the variables as we go on a quest to find some of the best First-Person-Shooter wired mouse out there. To properly gauge the performance of my new gaming rodents I spend several weeks with each to get to know the ins and outs, their features and deliver a good dose of my personal opinions on these mice.Read moreFractal Define R4 Mid Tower Case Review @ Madshrimps
Swedish Company Fractal Design is renown for their sleek enclosures. In typical Scandinavian style their product range can best be described as: A minimalistic yet striking design, where less is more. Quality, functionality and pricing go hand in hand. Today we introduce one of their latest creations: The Fractal Design Define R4 enclosure. A mid tower case with main focus on silent operation, yet no compromises are made on configurability and functionality as the review will highlight. The Define R4 is the successor of the older R3 design. Now sporting two Silent 140mm iso 120mm version fans, improved cable management, two extra USB3.0 front panel ports and a more flexible design regarding big CPU coolers and ultra long power supplies and graphics cards. Let's unpack Fractal's latest creation.Read moreCES 2013 Podcast Day 1 - Everything Lenovo, NVIDIA Tegra 4 and Shield @ PC Perspective
It's time for podcast fun at CES! Join us as we talk about the first day of the show including a lot of announcements from Lenovo, the NVIDIA Tegra 4 and Shield products and more!Read more