System & Components

Kingston 32GB DataTraveler microDuo 3C Flash Drive Review

Many of you are aware by now that USB 3.1 drives are becoming available in two connection types – Type-C and the standard Type-A that has been around since the beginning of USB connectivity. Kingston sent us a USB 3.1 flash drive that offers both connection types, which ensures compatibility with all USB 3.1 capable devices. Read More

Lian Li PC-O8 Case Review

Today for your reading pleasure, a product that’s hot off the assembly line from Lian Li! This is their brand new PC-O8 ATX cube case. A completely new design to the Lian Li lineup, this case is set for the top-end of the market. Kick back, grab your reading glasses, and see what sets this apart from other cube cases out there. Read More

ADATA Premier SP610 512GB SSD Review

ADATA needs no introduction as they’ve been a well-known name in the memory and storage industry for some time now. Due to the uncertainty surrounding SandForce, we’ve begun to see alternate SSD controllers being used by manufacturers that were once almost exclusively using SandForce controllers. Phison and Silicon Motion are two examples of SSD controllers that might not be well-known, but we are beginning to see them used more often. Today’s review sample utilizes the Silicon Motion (SMI) SM2246EN controller, which will be the first experience we’ve had with this controller. Read More

Inateck FE3001 USB 3.0 HDD Enclosure Review

Today, we have an opportunity to look at one of Inateck’s newest product offerings in the FE3001 USB 3.0 HDD enclosure. This latest offering supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) and has several other features worth checking out too. So, let’s get to it and see what this latest Inateck offering is all about. Read More

OCZ Vector 180 240GB SSD Review

Today we get a chance to review OCZ’s latest enthusiast-level drive in the Vector 180 240GB. OCZ boasts the Vector series of drives is the “be-all and end-all of feature sets for the most demanding of users who won’t settle for anything but the best”. We will take a look at the feature set, check out the drive performance, and see how it stacks up to the competition. Read More

OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD Review

It wasn’t that long ago when the future of OCZ was in doubt, which came as sad news to many in the PC enthusiast community. Luckily, almost immediately after filing bankruptcy, they were promptly swooped up by the Toshiba Group. The acquisition seems like a match made in heaven with Toshiba being a worldwide leader and manufacturer of NAND flash. The marriage definitely affords OCZ the opportunity to be much more competitive in the saturated SSD market. Read More

Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD Review

HyperX (a division of Kingston Technologies) lifted the embargo on their new Savage line of SSDs today, and we’re Johnny on the spot with a review on launch day. Meant to be the replacement for the HyperX 3K SSD, the Savage SSDs offer much faster speeds than its predecessor and does away with the SandForce controller in favor of the Phison S10 quad-core controller. Read More

Akasa InterConnect EX Review

It has been my policy not to review items that companies did not send for review. In the case of the Akasa InterConnect EX, I am violating that policy. I bought this unit retail, and I was so impressed with it I had to share. When we are done with this review, you will see why. Read More

Thermaltake Core X9 Case Review

Thermaltake has long been known for carrying a wide variety of products. Items such as power supplies, CPU coolers (both AIO and Air), many accessories, and also cases to name a few. This review covers one of their new cases, the Core X9. The case is shaped like a cube, part of a new(ish) trend in enthusiast computing because of the room and flexibility they tend to offer over your typical towers and mid-towers. Read More

Inateck FD1006C USB 3.0 Docking Station Review

Inateck continues to roll out a steady stream of new and innovative products to meet the demands of their customers. Case in point is their newly released FD1006C USB 3.0 docking station, which they sent along for us to check out. This Inateck docking station is a “Lay-Flat” design that supports the UASP protocol and accepts large capacity 2.5″ or 3.5″ HDDs. So, let’s get started and see what Inateck has come up with this time around. Read More

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