I expect many of their cooling solutions knowledge will have been put to good use in the design of this chassis, but the Silencio isn’t all about cooling, although the clue to that is hidden in its name “Silencio” which is the Spanish word for silence. As Cooler Master them selves put it, “[the] Silencio 650 is an extremely silent mid-tower based on an elegant and classy design.” so today I will be taking a look if cooler master has delivered on their promise of silent performance as well as their own name in terms of cooling capability in this chassis.
It has remained relatively quiet at the Corsair RAM department; especially with the launch early this year of Intel's 3rd generation processors, most RAM manufacturers had an entire dedicated Ivy Bridge lineup ready. Their high end versions warranting exhilarating speeds of 2400mhz and beyond. Best off all, these kits are not limited for benching purposes only, but also perfectly suitable for daily usage. American RAM giant Corsair however seemed to be more focused on power supplies, AIO liquid cooling solutions and their rapidly expanding SSD and case market, a real disappointment for the enthusiast RAM fans, as everyone was dreaming of another stellar RAM kit alike their infamous GTX2 Hyper based Dominator kit. Enthusiasts have been sitting on their hunger for a new breed of high end Corsair DIMMS. However a new wave of gorgeous looking RAMs is coming our way in the shape of the Dominator Platinum series.
The Patriot Supersonic 64GB USB 3.0 drive gave up the ghost today, spitting out "Disk Write Protected" and "Read Only" errors when attempts to write data or format the drive were made. By our estimate, this Patriot 64GB USB 3.0 drive lasted about 14 months. A tech support ticket has been filed.... and the resolution posted in PCSTATS' Updated review.
So you've been using your camera for a few years now yet every time you want to upload photos to your desktop you have to use an ugly adapter or plug the whole camera into a USB port. Today we will be looking at an elegant and functional solution to this problem: the card reader. NZXT in their own fashion have released the Aperture M Card Reader compatible with every flash-memory card under the sun and 2 USB 3.0 ports. Follow us as we take a closer look at the NZXT Aperture M Card Reader.
ADATA markets the SX900 line of SSDs as the "most powerful SSD on Earth" which is a bold statement and bound to catch the attention of potential customers. Being powered by the SF-2281 controller through a SATA III interface, we expect high performace but is it really the best and what about the TRIM issue that has recently cropped up? Read on to see what we have to say about both questions.
NAS units (or servers as i like to call them) are amongst the hottest network/storage related peripherals of our time (in terms of sales) which really makes sense since they combine extremely low electrical requirements with a very small size and in some occasions even a low price tag (at least entry level solutions do). Needless to say however that these little devices can't do every single thing an regular PC (or even HTPC) can do but the tasks that they were designed to do they do a lot better (due to lower resource demands) and that's what really counts in the long run. A couple of months ago on our test bench we had the latest TurboNAS TS-469 Pro by QNAP, an 4 bay NAS server with remarkable performance (largely thanks to the 2.13GHz Dual Core Atom processor) and countless features. Still since many people don't really need that many drive bays today we will be testing its smaller brother, the dual bay TurboNAS TS-269 Pro.
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