Daily Reviews Summary 09/17/11
Posted on: 09/17/2011 10:27 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including NZXT Avatar S 1600 DPI Gaming Mouse Review, Hitachi Touro Desktop Pro 3TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review, and Corsair TX750M Power Supply Review

Silicon Power V30 60GB SSD (SP060GBSSDV30S25) Review
Bjorn3D posted a review on the Silicon Power V30 60GB SSD

Despite using the same controller, not all SSD's will perform the same. Besides the controller, what dictates the performance of the SSD are the type of the NAND used and the firmware. For an SSD, the controller and the NAND determine the raw performance. The firmware often will allow a manufacturer to tweak the drive’s performance in order to reach a higher transfer speed or IOPS despite the same hardware.

We have previously reviewed 240GB SSDs based on the latest SandForce 2000 controller such as OCZ Vertex 3 and Kingston HyperX. While these drives offer excellent performance, they can be relatively expensive at $200 a pop. Not everyone can afford such an expensive drive. For those who still want the performance benefit of an SSD, choosing a cheaper drive at smaller capacity is certainly an option for your primary drive. Today, we are going to take a look at a 60GB Silicon Power Velox V30 series mainstream/budget SSD based on the same SandForce SF 2000 controller.

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F1 2011 Game Review (PC) Review
HardwareHeaven.com posted F1 2011 Game Review (PC)

At the beginning of September we took a look at a preview build of F1 2011, covering some of the major changes which have taken place since last years release. Now we have access to a near final build which allows us to review the game so read on to find out what we thought of the experience.

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Hornettek Fantasy Media Player Review
TechwareLabs posted a review on the Hornettek Fantasy Media Player

Everyone likes movies, but not everyone has the patience or know-how to setup a media network for streaming to their TV. Hornettek makes it simple to watch Movies with their Fantasy Media Player.

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NZXT Avatar S 1600 DPI Gaming Mouse Review
Hi Tech Legion posted a review on the NZXT Avatar S 1600 DPI Gaming Mouse

The NZXT Avatar S 1600 dpi Gaming Mouse follows the tradition of the original Avatar Mouse. The NZXT Avatar S offers unique styling in a slimmer, ambidextrous form that molds easily to almost any hand. Built for gaming, the Avatar S comes equipped with a 1600 dpi laser engine for ultimate speed and precision, up to 30 inches per second. To ensure usability in all scenarios and applications, dpi is user selectable down to 400 and 800 dpi, which can be done through software or with mouse/scroll wheel for on-the-fly selection. Five programmable buttons make the Avatar S extremely flexible and user friendly for any gaming, as well as productivity applications.

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Hitachi Touro Desktop Pro 3TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review
Everything USB posted a review on Hitachi Touro Desktop Pro USB 3.0 Hard Drive.

To help fulfill the needs of consumers who want powerful, high capacity storage that also has to be aesthetically pleasing, Hitachi created their Touro line of external hard drive. The largest and fastest of these models is the Touro Desk Pro, which combines (up to) a 3TB 3.5" 7200-rpm hard drive with a case that is both elegant and sophisticated in design. Does the Hitachi Tour Desk Pro have what it takes to compete against the likes of Seagate, Western Digital, LaCie and others in this hotly contested market niche? Read on my full review to find out.

Verdict:
While not the fastest in all scenarios, the Hitachi Touro Desk Pro 3TB is still extremely powerful. This great performance coupled with its great looks will make it a very good option for many consumers. Just do not expect much from its rather basic software suite.

The Good:
+ Gorgeous good looks
+ Ventilation slits in case for increased passive cooling
+ Massive capacity
+ Easy to use software
+ Very good performance
+ Reasonable price

The Bad:
- Rudimentary software bundle
- No power switch
- Large footprint

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Nexus Silent Mouse SM-9000 Review
Vortez published a review on the Nexus Silent Mouse SM-9000

Up for review today is the new wireless laser mouse from their SM (Silent Mouse) series. Most of the SM-9000's features are largely as you'd expect for a standard wireless mouse. Only the addition of the patented silent switches (and to some extent the laser optics offered by your average premium products these days) set it out from the competition. These switches still retain the positive feel of clicking the mouse button but do not make any discernable noise in the process.

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SoundMAGIC E10 In-Ear Earphones Review
Tech-Reviews.co.uk posted SoundMAGIC E10 In-Ear Earphones Review

Here at Tech-Reviews, we like our headphones a lot. We believe that until you own an awesome pair of headphones, your life just isn't complete! The SoundMAGIC E10 In-Ear Earphones might just be the headphones you've been craving. Sporting a unique metal mechanical design with well balanced sound and extremely powerful bass, the E10s should be absolutely amazing. Let's take a look...

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Zotac FUSION350-A-E Motherboard Review
Hardware Secrets takes a look at the Zotac FUSION350-A-E Motherboard

Today we are reviewing the Zotac FUSION350-A-E Mini-ITX motherboard, which comes with an on-board AMD E-350 CPU, four USB 3.0 ports, Wi-Fi as well as additional features. Check it out!

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Corsair Vengeance Gaming Peripherals Preview
Neoseeker posted a preview on Corsair Vengeance Gaming Peripherals

Corsair announced and unveiled their new lineup of Vengeance PC gaming peripherals, and Neoseeker was there for a hands-on look.

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Corsair TX750M Power Supply Review
HardwareHeaven.com posted a review n the Corsair TX750M Power Supply

Today on our test bench we have the TX750M, a new addition to the TX range of high performance PSUs from Corsair. Aesthetically it is similar to the rest of the TX range however this time round Corsair have reduced the number of hard wired cables and introduced modular sockets for wiring that may not be essential.

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Patriot G2 Series PC3-10666 32GB Kit Review
TweakTown posted a review on the Patriot G2 Series PC3-10666 32GB Kit

As a user of 24GB of RAM myself, I can see the use in such a large amount of memory for anything from editing High Definition video personally, to people who want to use VMware. Up until now, though, we really only saw companies offer 16BG kits and if you wanted to make the move to a Z68 platform, massive memory amount options were limited.

That was 'till today. The Patriot kit we're looking at today is a part of the G2 Series or Gamer 2 Series and to be honest, while probably not the first market people think of when it comes to the need for huge amounts of RAM, if you've got the money to blow, the chances are you want to get as much RAM as possible.

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SteelSeries Sensei Review
Vortez posted a review on the SteelSeries Sensei

The product we have on review today is one such item, the SteelSeries Sensei Pro Grade Gaming Mouse. Like all of SteelSeries' mice, they are inspired by Japanese such as the Ikari (Anger) and the Xai (talent). As the name suggests, the Sensei is the very best, the 'teacher' in the dojo of mice. It's a very apt name because if you want to be the very best in your art,you will need a master Sensei.

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