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Kingston HyperX Predator SHPM2280P2H/480G 480GB PCIe M.2 SSD
Kingston HyperX Predator SHPM2280P2H/480G 480GB PCIe M.2 SSD
There is a new breed of SSD on the market that can provide insanely fast transfer rates, and the Kingston HyperX Predator SHPM2280P2H/480G 480GB PCIe M.2 SSD is the first of these to land at Bigbruin.com. With read speeds exceeding 1400MB/s, and write speeds in excess of 1000MB/s, this drive is definitely fast. While some of the other drives used in this review are older and not nearly as high end - the point of reference is very good for those considering an upgrade.
D-Link DHP-701AV 2000Mbps AV2 2000 Powerline Adapter Kit
D-Link DHP-701AV 2000Mbps AV2 2000 Powerline Adapter Kit
The DHP-701AV is a powerline adapter kit which uses the electrical lines in your home to transmit data, meaning you don't have to run traditional Ethernet cables or worry about the limited range of a wireless connection. The DHP-701AV is rated for 2000Mbps, which is extremely fast for such a device. In this review I will see just how fast it will go on my home's electrical system, and compare it to a few other similar devices.
Kingston FCR-HS4 USB 3.0 High-Speed Media Reader
Kingston FCR-HS4 USB 3.0 High-Speed Media Reader
It is hard to get too excited about a card reader, but the FCR-HS4 is definitely a nice one. While I typically prefer these kind of things to be compact for portability and so I can hide them away in a drawer, since I have been using this one I leave it right out on my desk. It sits nicely under my monitor and gives me quick access to all of my cards without having to go hunting. It looks good, stays put nicely, and as the testing showed it performs very well.
Noctua NH-L9x65 Low-Profile CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-L9x65 Low-Profile CPU Cooler
While the NH-L9x65 is much more compact than the typical CPU cooler, it isn't as small as many others. The key benefit of coolers like the ITX30 and NH-L9i comes from their height... I would not be able to fit the NH-L9x65 in to the Mini-ITX cases that I use (Minibox M350), but the other two (as well as the Titan cooler) do fit. If I had a system with just enough room for a 65mm cooler and demanded the best cooling, the NH-L9x65 would be the choice among those tested.
SpotCam HD Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera
SpotCam HD Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera
Overall the SpotCam HD Wi-Fi wireless video monitoring camera is a strong performer. It costs less than the comparable DropCam HD, while providing basically all the same features. It even includes 24 hours of free cloud storage, but if you require more than 24 hours of storage their rates are quite a bit less than DropCam's. So you can save money upfront and every month/year after that.
Synology Diskstation DS415+ 4-Bay NAS Server
Synology Diskstation DS415+ 4-Bay NAS Server
In late 2014 Synology released another 4-bay NAS server intended to take their award winning designs and innovations to the next level. The new Diskstation DS415+ takes all of the things people have grown to love in terms of the hardware and the DSM interface, and further refines them with user friendly installation features, dual Gigabit LAN ports, hardware data encryption, and some serious horespower under the hood.

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Eachine Slim X3 6000mAh External Battery Power Bank
Up for review I've got a 6000mAh portable battery pack from Eachine called the X3 or Slim X3. This battery pack is small making it portable but the best part is that it has microUSB and stand USB cables built right into the battery pack itself so you may not even need to carry any cables with you. Overall the X3 battery pack is a great product, read on the learn more… technogog.com
VisionTek 240GB Go Drive SSD
Driven by a LSI SandForce SF2200 controller and designed for the Sata 3 6Gb/s interface the VIsionTek GO Drive can reach speeds of 550 MB/s Read and 520MB/s write. Solid State Hard Drives have become the go to hardware solution to speed up computers and help overcome a decades long hard drive bottleneck situation. You can enjoy a much faster storage solution for a fairly modest price as SSD prices drop, the VIsionTek Go Drive runs about $138 which is inline with good quality SSD's but VisionTek has gone to some serious lengths to ensure good drive longevity. bjorn3d.com
Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router
This may strike some of you as a bit odd but the first thing i do whenever i go to a hotel, restaurant or cafeteria I've never been in the past i always check to see if they have WiFi available and if so what is its strength and range. To my surprise most places feature mediocre WiFi signal strength at best with average overall range so in most cases it's not easy to get access especially if there are many people already logged on. This of course is not a problem we encounter at home or at the office but that doesn't mean people are not always looking for ways to improve both signal strength and range. Lately many manufacturers have focused in bringing consumers the latest 802.11ac standard which they many times marry with the older 802.11n standard to boost available wireless signal strength and in some cases even range. However it was no other than Netgear that first took things a step further with the revolutionary Nighthawk X6 R8000 router which is here with us today. nikktech.com
Complete Guide To Speeding Up Your PC's Boot Time
As you know, many people buy SSDs to not only speed up their computing experience, but also speed up the boot time of their machines. SSDs will sometimes cut minutes off boot times when compared to hard drives, however, more often than not, many people do not know how to properly configure, or even know that it is possible to configure their system in such a way to speed up their boot time even more.There are some other things you can do than just slapping an SSD in your system and setting the SATA mode to AHCI or RAID to achieve ultra-fast boot times by using the latest hardware. When we say ultra-fast, we mean powered off system to desktop in 6-10 seconds. thessdreview.com
Intel Core i7-5775C Broadwell Processor
Intel's Broadwell launch has been quite interesting to say the least. If you can remember when we first heard of Broadwell its was rumored that it would not be a socketed processor, but rather it would come in the BGA package. On top of this rumor the actual launch of Broadwell was supposed to happen last year at the same time as the 9 Series chipset. Intel decided to delay the launch of its Broadwell processors till they were officially announced at Computex last month, luckily we did get socketed processors! Broadwell will be the "tick" in Intel's "tick-tock" release schedule which we have seen for many years now where a "tick" is a node shrink of a previous microarchitecture and a "tock" is a new microarchitecture. thinkcomputers.org
Corsair Hydro Series H80i GT Liquid Cooler
Corsair revamped the Hydro Series of all-in-one liquid CPU coolers once again with the H80i GT. This new design takes the thick 120 mm radiator design a step further with an ultra-thick radiator. Add in a new look, full Corsair Link support, and exceptional performance, and it is another top AIO from Corsair. techpowerup.com
Kingston SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 128GB SD Memory Card
Kingston recently updated their SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 line with the addition of 128GB and 256 GB cards. Today we will be looking at one of these larger capacity cards. The Kingston SDXC cards take advantage of UHS-I Class 3 write speed performance making them ideal for capturing the latest 3D and 4K2K video formats. technogog.com
Toshiba AL13SXB60EN 600GB SAS 12Gb/s HDD
Most people I know think that enthusiasts and serious gamers are the ones who always choose the fastest hardware components money can buy for their own systems but that's really far from the truth at least in regard to storage media. In that area for most consumers (enthusiasts and serious gamers included) even a regular SSD is good enough to do the job but for professionals and enterprise users alike there are more important things to take into account other than performance with endurance and the typical price/capacity ratio leading the list. There are of course several enterprise-grade SSD models in the market as we speak but unfortunately to date they haven't been able to catch up with mechanical HDD models in terms of price (that may change in 2016 however) and in some cases even endurance. Toshiba has released several enterprise-grade HDD lines over the past 3 years or so and they continue to do so this time with the brand new AL13SXB60EN (and to date we're the first to take a look). nikktech.com
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Smart Phone
While there seems to be an endless number of Android phones on the market, for those of you shopping for one this summer are most likely only going to be looking at just a few. The perennially popular Galaxy S lineup being at or near the top of that list. This year Samsung introduced the S6 with two models (and just recently announced a third), you can pick from the regular Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. On top of wanting to see what the new Samsung phones had to offer, I also really wanted to take a closer look at the difference between the two phones. I spent a little time with the original S6 and then spent a bunch of time with the Edge to see what sets it apart and also to see what justifies its higher price point. So today I'm going to talk a little about my experience. lanoc.org
Cooler Master Geminii S524 VER.2 CPU Cooler
The GeminII series from cooler master has a very unique design that allows not only the CPU to be cooled, but also the memory and power delivery components located near the socket of the motherboard. Another key point of the GeminII series is compatibility, the Cooler Master S524 Version 2 borrow from it's predecessor by keeping ram compatibility with modules up to 47.06 mm in height, as well as with cases that allow for 105.4 mm of height, making the GeminII S524 Version 2 adequate for small cases like the Haf Stacker 915F. benchmarkreviews.com
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