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ADATA Elite SE880 1TB External SSD Review

Up for review today is another external storage device, the ADATA Elite SE880. This tiny little device comes in two sizes, 500GB and 1TB, of which we’ll be looking at the larger 1TB model for this review. ADATA lists speeds up to 2000 MB/s (seq. reads) and 2000 MB/s (seq. writes), so it’s no slouch at moving data on paper. It sits inside a rugged metal chassis and connects to your device through a USB 3.2 Gen2x2 (20 Gbps) Type-C connector. Priced at $79.99 (500GB) and $129.99 (1TB), there’s a lot of performance for the money for external storage.

MSI RX 6750 XT Gaming X Trio

MSI RX 6750 XT Gaming X Trio 12G Video Card Review

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Today, we get a chance to share a new budget video card from AMD, the RX 6750 XT. Based on the Navi 22 XT die, the new RX 6750 XT is nearly identical to the RX 6700 XT, aside from being equipped with 18 Gb/s GDDR6. The RX 6750 XT slips into the product stack between the RX 6700 XT and RX 6800 and judging by where it sits, it should be more than adequate for WQHD (2560 x 1440) gaming.

V-Color Manta XPrism 32GB DDR5-6200 CL36 Review

Memory

This review will present the V-Color Manta, which was just released to stores.

V-Color isn’t a popular brand in the US but is gaining fans with a balanced price and good quality. I had a chance to review previous memory kits of this manufacturer, and I’m glad to see how the brand has been improving over the last few years. V-Color also isn’t afraid to release high-frequency memory kits, but sadly, most of them we can see only on the motherboards’ RAM compatibility lists. Enough with the introduction; let’s look at the reviewed memory kit from the Manta series.

Colorful Warhalberd NVMe 512 GB

Colorful Warhalberd CN600 M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen3 512 GB SSD Review

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Colorful has been in the personal computer industry for over 25 years, yet many of us aren’t that familiar with its products. This is primarily due to its substantial presence in China and only within about the last decade have they expanded operations to include the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The product we are reviewing today is the Colorful Warhalberd CN600 M.2 PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD. It comes in two sizes (256 GB and 512GB), of which we’re testing the latter. Colorful situates the CN600 as an affordable option for the budget-conscious shopper looking for an entry-level NVMe SSD. We’ll take a detailed look at the drive’s specifications, features, and performance and see if it’s worth a look for your storage needs.

Silicon Power Armor A66 2 TB

Silicon Power Armor A66 USB 3.2 Gen1 2 TB Portable Hard Drive Review

Reviews

Today we have an opportunity to share some information about an external hard drive. From cold storage and backups to a traveling drive, some users need the portability of such devices. And if you’re anything like me, these drives can take some abuse during their travels which may require more protection than a simple plastic case. Silicon Power mitigates this risk in the Armor A66 by placing a HDD inside a military drop-test standard (MIL-STD-810G) and IPX4 water-resistant chassis. We’ve got 2 TB black and yellow version, but there are different colors to choose from and capacities reach up to 5 TB. We’ll take a look at the heavy-duty construction of the A66, highlight the durable features, and help you determine if it will suit your demanding needs.

Silicon Power XS70 1TB NVMe SSD

Silicon Power X-Power XS70 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen4x4 SSD Review

In this review, we look at Silicon Power’s XS70 1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD. This drive utilizes PCIe Gen4 x4 technology and NVMe 1.4 support which allows for higher performance, lower latency, and lower power consumption than previous generations. With a rated sequential read speed of up to 7,300 MB/s, this could potentially be one of the fastest drives Overclockers.com has ever reviewed. If that isn’t enough to entice you to keep reading then you should also know the XS70 boasts capacities of 1 TB, 2TB, and a whopping 4 TB. There’s a lot more to like about this drive so without further adieu, let’s get to it.

XPG ATOM 30 Kit

ADATA XPG ATOM 30 1TB NVMe with SU670 250GB SSD Kit Review

Today, we review XPGs new ATOM 30 Kit. This dual SSD kit includes an XPG ATOM 30 1 TB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe M.2 and an ADATA SU670 250 GB SATA SSD. Packaging two drives together, XPG has created this as a dual system upgrade kit for older laptops or aging desktops that just need something a little more. The ATOM 30 is the little brother to the ATOM 50 SSD that we reviewed earlier this year. With the ATOM 30 being a PCIe Gen 3 version we should expect a slower drive than the ATOM 50 and a price tag that is budget-friendly. In this kit you also receive a 250 GB ADATA SU670 SATA drive. While much slower than an NVMe they still pose a great upgrade for a dated mechanical hard drive commonly found in laptops or prebuilt desktops.

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MSI MEG Z690 ACE Motherboard Review

Motherboards

Today, the MSI MEG Z690 ACE is our test bench’s DDR5 LGA 1700 motherboard. The Z690 ACE is one classy-looking motherboard forgoing any onboard RGB LED and covered in so many heatsinks it has a real heft to it. It feels like MSI has thrown everything into this board, including the kitchen sink.

MSI MPG Quietude 100S

MSI MPG Quietude 100S Mid-Tower Case Review

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The MSI MPG Quietude 100S represents MSI’s dedication to providing silent performance and modest designs. With our recent review of MSI’s MEG Coreliquid S280 AIO cooler and its slogan “Can’t Hear It Coming” it should be obvious MSI is making a lot of silence in its product line-up. The MPG Quietude 100S is the chassis counterpart to its flagship AIO cooler. This mid-tower case features a multitude of noise-reducing technologies, minimalistic lighting, and high-speed connectivity. Often times when a case is designed for silence there is a trade-off with thermal performance. In this review, we will put that to the test. How silent is the Quietude 100S and is there any compromises?

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