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PNY Turbo 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
PNY Turbo 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
The key additional "Con" to consider now is that the drive failed completely after 3 uses in about 2 weeks of ownership. This premature death may also explain the inconsistent benchmark results, as it was limping to an early grave. Reviews on Amazon.com and other stores indicate that I am not alone with this problem, and that perhaps everyone should just stay away from the Turbo series of flash drives from PNY.
Kingston UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC Card
Kingston UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC Card
The Kingston UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC card can provide extremely fast transfer rates when used in the proper device. Testing confirmed that you can indeed achieve the rated read speed of 90MB/s and the rated write speed of 80MB/s, which are both very impressive values for an SDXC/SDHC card. Keep in mind that you will not see these speeds with a camera or card reader that is not UHS-I capable.
Thermolab ITX30 Low Profile CPU Cooler
Thermolab ITX30 Low Profile CPU Cooler
The ITX30 is rated for use with processors having a maximum thermal design power (TDP) of 100W, which provides much more flexibility than something like the Noctua NH-L9i, which maxes out with CPUs with a TDP of 65W. Both coolers were tested in this review on an Intel i3-3225, which has a TDP of 55W, and while the Noctua unit kept things two degrees cooler, ThermoLab is confident that their cooler could handle much more heat.
Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable Hard Drive
Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable Hard Drive
Western Digital is a hard drive manufacturer that has built up quite a catalog of complimentary products to make use of their drives. In this review we are going to take a look at the My Passport Ultra 1TB portable hard drive, which is a compact device featuring USB 3.0 connectivity and a handful of additional features available thanks to pre-installed software.
Actiontec WCB3000NK01 Wireless and Ethernet Over Coax Adapter Kit
Actiontec WCB3000NK01 Wireless and Ethernet Over Coax Adapter Kit
If expanding the reach of your network is on your to-do list, the Actiontec WCB3000NK01 should be on a short list of items you need to consider. It completes what could be a daunting job in just minutes, and it will not only provide a pair of RJ45 wired connections at the other end of your coaxial cable run, but it will also provide a dual band wireless extender.
Dropcam HD Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera
Dropcam HD Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera
The Dropcam HD is attractive for a variety of reasons. For monitoring a single location in a home using a Dropcam is a great choice. The image quality is great, you get a wide field of view, and the CVR activities / alerts work very well. Two way audio is a feature I enjoy using on my existing IP cameras, and Dropcam's implementation works very well.

From Around The Web
SilverStone PS10 Case
Are you in the market for a budget priced chassis that looks like you spent more? Introducing the PS10 case from SilverStone, a mid-tower case that offers a wide variety of hardware configurations and cooling support. SilverStone frequently leans toward a more budget build of case, yet their cases don't lack for interesting character which appeals to many builders. Can the new PS10 live up to both of these expectations? pureoverclock.com
Gigabyte BRIX Pro And Intel Iris Pro Graphics
The Gigabyte BRIX Pro is a tiny 4.5-inch square "brick" of technology, if you will, and it's powered by an Intel Core i7-4770R quad-core processor with integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200. This CPU actually boasts the fastest, most powerful Intel graphics engine we have tested to date, so this should be an interesting ride to say the least. hothardware.com
XFX Radeon R7 240 Core Edition Video Card
The Radeon R7 240 is an entry-level GPU that replaces the Radeon HD 8570 and competes directly with the GeForce GT 630 from NVIDIA. The model we are analyzing is the Radeon R7 240 Core Edition (R7-240A-CL) from the traditional manufacturer XFX. It is a single slot card with 2 GiB of DDR3 memory. Let's see how this model fared on our tests. hardwaresecrets.com
Samsung XP941 Native PCIe M.2 SSD (512GB)
As we have previously mentioned in our review of the Plextor M6M solid state drive, it is important to remember that SSD's can come in different shapes and sizes. Not all drives are going to be the 2.5" form factor and fit perfectly into your ultra book or desktop. We spoke briefly about the mSATA form factor and that you will find it most often in a laptop, but as laptops and ultra books become slimmer, the demand for smaller, yet faster, drives increases. Bring in the native PCIe M.2 form factor. The PCIe M.2 SSD eliminates the SATA 3 bottleneck, where with SATA 3 you can expect SSD speeds around 500 MB/s, but with PCIe you can expect speeds nearly double this. Incredible isn't it? Imagine, 1GB/s and you are not even using a RAID 0 configuration; it really is astonishing. The Samsung XP941 PCIe M.2 SSD is one of, if not the fastest drive we have ever seen. technologyx.com
OCZ VERTEX 460 240GB SSD
We recently put the Vector 150 SSD to the test which impressed us but our main criticism was the price. Today, we look at the opposite end of the scale with the Vertex 460. The Vertex 460 is much more budget conscious but that isn't to say the drive compromises on either speed or quality because with up to 545MB/s Sequential Read and up to 525MB/s Sequential Write performance and a 3 year warranty you would be foolish to write off (excuse the pun) this very rapid storage solution. vortez.net
Samsung Galaxy S5 Android Smartphone
I've been a fan of the Galaxy series of smartphones from Samsung since the first Galaxy S many moons ago. Yes, some people may have their gripes about the plasticky feel, the oversaturated display or the TouchWiz UI, but my impressions of these phones has generally been positive. Given this, I fully expected to be equally impressed the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S5. Is this fifth-generation device worth your hard-earned money? Or are there better alternatives on the market? megatechnews.com
SilentiumPC Fera 2 HE 1224 CPU Cooler
SilentiumPC send us their latest budget friendly heatsinks. Compatible with all of the major Intel and AMD platforms out there we take for a test run on a hot running setup to see how it stacks up to the reference cooling from Intel. madshrimps.be
Noctua NH-D15 Dual-Tower CPU Cooler
Noctua thus has introduced the NH-D15, a dual-tower cooler tweaked for efficiency. Do not mistake its large size as an exercise in brute force for the NH-D15 upon closer inspection, is a measured approach to cooling. Moving to a pair of larger NF-A15 fans, the NH-D15 boasts excellent thermal management capabilities at a lower noise level. modders-inc.com
Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X OC & R9 290 Vapor-X OC Video Ca
There is no doubt that AMD gamers have been spoilt for choice this year when shopping for a new graphics card. Sapphire have been at the forefront of the new GPU revolution, thanks in no small part to their remarkable, class leading Tri-X cooling system. kitguru.net
ASRock FM2 A85X-ITX Motherboard
AMD has finally delivered on the new Richland APUs. And yes, they come with complete backwards compatibility. The question is, are any of the motherboards that were designed for the FM2 socket and Trinity still worth using with their latest chip? Or do you need something more? ASRock, a leader in innovative motherboard design, might have had the answer all this time, with the ASRock FM2 A85X-ITX. Maybe big things do come in small packages? futurelooks.com
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