Daily Reviews for Dec 2

SilverStone Raven RVS02 External USB 3.0 HDD / SSD Enclosure Review @ Legit Reviews The SilverStone RAVEN RVS02 is an external 2.5-inch hard drive housing that is designed to be portable and fast thanks to the Super Speed USB 3.0 connectivity. The enclosure is also screwless, so you can quickly and easily swap out hard drives. Read on to see how this affordable portable drive enclosure performs when we put it to the test!  Overall, I found the SST-RVS02 to be a good 2.5" external enclosure. The fact that it incorporates innovative features such as tool-less hard drive installation and carbon fiber decorative molding, one can quickly see the SST-RVS02 becoming a favorite among enthusiasts... BIOSTAR TA990FXE AMD 990FX Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews Over the past year Legit Reviews has had the opportunity to play with a few system boards from BIOSTAR. Each time they have left us impressed with a great cost/performance ratio. The BIOSTAR TA990FXE AMD 990FX AM3+ motherboard retails for $129.99 which is the lowest cost AMD 990FX motherboard we have looked at to date. How will it stack up to a pair of AMD 990FX motherboards that are nearly double the price? Join us as we find out!  When deciding on a new motherboard there are always a couple of areas to look at. First is the features that you need in a motherboard; the BIOSTAR TA990FXE has a rather solid feature set. Compared to some though, it's not as packed with features. BIOSTAR kept the features down, which in turn kept the price down. The BIOSTAR TA990FXE retails for only $129.99 which is one of the lowest priced AMD 990FX AM3+ motherboards on the market today. Synology DiskStation DS212j NAS Server Review @ Real World Labs Aimed towards home and small workgroup users the latest entry-level DiskStation DS212j NAS Server by Synology really has what it takes to become the bestselling unit in its class and price range in 2012. BitFenix Outlaw PC Case @ Pro-Clockers These were two great cases but BitFenix is at it again with a new case they want to promote. The case is the Outlaw. It shares the same SofTouch surface treatment but what it does share is their pricing. The Outlaw can be had for a mere $50 making it a value bet. The feature set plentiful including the inverted layout of the motherboard tray. Got you wondering now? Well read on and you will get to know just what we are talking about. Seagate Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid @ Benchmark Reviews Mechanical hard disk technology has been the traditional standard for decades, refined to the point where it can deliver massive storage capacity beyond 3TB. Recently introduced solid-state drive storage solutions have begun pecking away at the market share thanks to their tremendous speeds and operational performance. Each offers an advantage over the other, leading manufacturers to seek out a hybrid solution that delivers quick access and large data capacity. The original 500GB Seagate's Momentus XT hybrid had the right ingredients, just not enough polish. More than a year later, the Seagate Momentus XT 750GB solid state hybrid drive (SSHD) returns with a double-size 8GB SLC NAND flash SSD buffer fused onto a larger 7200-RPM hard drive. Seagate FAST Factor firmware and Adaptive Memory Technology negate the need for third-party software, and makes this an all-in-one hybrid SSD solution. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the Seagate Moment! us XT (750GB model ST750LX003) in single and RAID-0 configurations against its predecessor, and several of the fastest notebook storage devices available. Kingston HyperX 3.0 128GB 8-Channel USB Flash Drive Review @ Real World Labs If you are out to buy a large capacity USB 3.0 compatible flash drive and you need the highest possible data transfer speeds then look no further since none is currently faster than the latest and quite amazing HyperX 3.0 8-Channel USB Flash Drive by Kingston. SteelSeries Sensei Pro Grade Laser Mouse Review @ Madshrimps Sensei is one of the latest high performance mice from SteelSeries, coming with some features from its predecessor like the shape and the LCD underneath and its power is now doubled with the included 32bit ARM processor. The SteelSeries Engine application helps us customize easier features like ExactSens, ExactAim, ExactAccel or FreeMove and for the top LEDs we can choose one of the 16.8 million possible colors.