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January 23, 2014

Hard Drive Reliability Study Finds Hitachi Drives Most Reliable, Seagate Drives Least

As product reviewers, we try our best to conduct thorough reviews of products. This generally means testing a certain product’s features, performance, build quality, and implementation, but thing we can’t always do right is reliability testing. Once we obtain or review products, we generally have only a couple weeks to thoroughly test it, and for products like hard drives, it’s quite impossible to determine failure rates when you literally have two weeks and a sample size of one.

Fortunately, there are companies out there that do conduct long term internal testing of their hardware and thanks to cloud storage provider Backblaze’s efforts, [...]

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February 5, 2013

Samsung Series 7 Gamer (NP700G7C-S01) Gaming Notebook Review

Samsung Forays into Gaming

It seems like Ultrabooks have become the talk of the town lately, and while thin, light and portable are great characteristics to have for a notebook, we all know that those looking to play Battlefield 3 on the go at more than 3FPS want something a little bit bigger. This is why today we’ll be reviewing the Samsung Series 7 Gamer (NP700G7C-S01) gaming notebook.

The Samsung Series 7 Gamer is one of the most expensive notebooks Samsung produces today and it definitely has the hardware to back it up. Powering its core is the ever so popular Intel Core i7-3610QM quad core processor running at 2.30GHz, but is capable of turboing up to 3.3GHz [...]

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August 3, 2012

SilverStone Redline RL01 Review

SilverStone’s Entry Level Enthusiast/Gaming PC Case

Similar to Lian Li, SilverStone typically specializes in conservative, but functional high-end cases.  However, with SilverStone’s Redline series cases, SilverStone is taking a step out of their conservative case design philosophy and giving the cases a more modern, gamer-centric appeal.  With a glowing logo and HDD activity lights as well as a red 120mm front fan, the SilverStone Redline RL01 looks tough and ready for action.

You can probably guess then that today we’ll be doing a review on the SilverStone Redline RL01 mid tower case. For our review, we received the USB 3.0, windowed model of the [...]

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August 1, 2012

Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) Review

A Tale of Two Storage Technologies

By now we all know that for the most part there are two major storage technologies out there – solid state drives (SSDs) and traditional hard drives (HDDs). Whereas solid state drives rely on NAND flash memory and a memory controller similar to how RAM in a computer works, traditional hard drives rely on spinning platters and a magnetic head that picks up data as the drive spins at thousands of rotations per minute.

SSD vs HDD: Pros and Cons

On one hand we’ve got the newcomer to the market, the SSD, and if you’ve been following up on your SSD reviews, you’ll know that they’re quiet, power efficient, shock [...]

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March 6, 2012

Ultimate Gaming / Video Editing Build [January 2012]

Over the past couple weeks we’ve done a lot of builds that are sane and reasonable, but today we bring you something a bit different. Yes, this is our ultimate gaming / video editing build. If you’ve got 10 grand lying on your couch, here’s how you should spend it.

Core Components

CPU – Intel Core i7 3960X

As the the fastest consumer Intel CPU, the hex Core i7 3960X is the perfect slab of silicone to power our ultimate gaming and video editing build. This hex core processor is clocked at 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo), includes 15MB of L3 Cache, and an unlocked multiplier for your overclocking [...]

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