Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB SSD Reviews and more
Posted on: 09/27/2016 09:52 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

AeroCool XPredator II Full Tower Chassis Review
Arctic Liquid Freezer 240 CPU Cooler Review
Crucial MX300 750 GB SSD Review
GE 13868 Plug-In Outdoor Smart Switch
InWin Classic Series 750W Fully-Modular 80 Plus Platinum PSU Review
Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB Solid State Drive Review
Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB SSD Review
Monster Elements Bluetooth Over-ear Wireless Headphones Review
QNAP TS-251A 2-Bay SOHO NAS With QuickAccess Port Review
Review: Samsung 850 EVO 4TB SSD
Using a U2F Key to Secure Your Google, Dropbox, and GitHub Accounts
Z170 Motherboard Charts: 19 Models tested - ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming Aura

AeroCool XPredator II Full Tower Chassis Review
Although obviously not designed with water cooling in mind still the XPredator II full tower chassis by AeroCool has plenty of interior space for even the largest hardware components, enough drive bays for even the most demanding users and a good number of useful features.


Read full article @ NikKTech

Arctic Liquid Freezer 240 CPU Cooler Review
In-the-know cooling enthusiast use thick radiators and fan sandwich configurations to boost cooling without altering a case. What happens when a value cooling brand leverages both of these concepts into a 120x240mm, sub-$100, closed-loop kit?


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Crucial MX300 750 GB SSD Review
Today, we test the Crucial MX300 750 GB SSD on OCinside.de. With the MX300 SSD not just Micron 3D NAND is used for the first time in Crucial SSDs, but there are also new sizes at Crucial with 275 GB, 525 GB, 750 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB. In the following review we will take a look at the features of the new Crucial MX300 750 GB SSD and compare benchmark results with many other SSDs from ADATA, Crucial, Intel, OCZ, Plextor, Samsung and Co..


Read full article @ OCInside.de

GE 13868 Plug-In Outdoor Smart Switch
As I mentioned at the start of this series of Jasco / GE sponsored reviews, the newcomer to the home automation scene is Bluetooth. Here again Jasco / GE has a growing line of products ranging from in wall switches and dimmers to plug in devices like we have already covered. For this mini review we will be looking at the GE 13868 Plug-In Outdoor Smart Switch which has a Bluetooth radio built-in. Unlike the other products covered thus far; this unit is actually designed to be used outside when mounted as directed. It is rated for 120V/60Hz service with a 600W incandescent, ½ HP, or 1800W resistive load and operate in a temperature range of 14-104F (-10-40C). Also unlike the previously reviewed items; this device does not need a hub. What you will need is an IOS device 7.0 or later or Android 4.4 or later to communicate with the outlet via the Avi-on app which is free to download.


Read full article @ Bigbruin.com

InWin Classic Series 750W Fully-Modular 80 Plus Platinum PSU Review
InWin has won many awards for their incredible chassis designs in recent years, and we should know, we’ve awarded many of them, as have many other publications around the world. However, their love for aluminium and flawless design doesn’t stop at the chassis market, as we’ll see today with their Classic Series 750W power supply.

“Classic Series power supplies feature a stunning aluminium enclosure with a refined brushed hairline finish, which adds a simple, yet classy touch to the exterior while enhancing quality of the product. Premium Japanese capacitors with 105 °C rating improves power stability at higher temperatures and provides an ultra-long lifespan. We are so confident in the quality of the Classic Series power supplies that we offer a 7-year manufacturer’s warranty to ensure In Win’s commitment to superior quality, overall long-term reliability and performance.” – InWin

Equipped with a one-piece aluminum enclosure, the 750W model comes equipped with 80 Plus Platinum efficiency, a high-quality 120mm fan, all the safety certifications and protective systems you could hope for and fully modular cables.


Read full article @ eTeknix

Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB Solid State Drive Review
We have seen almost all solid state drive manufactures release an “entry-level” drive. This is mainly because of the ready availability of TLC NAND. While these entry-level SSDs do not have the performance and endurance of the high-performance SSDs we all love, they most definitely offer better performance and endurance than traditional hard drives. Kingston is one such company that has recently released an entry-level solid state drive and today we get to take a look at it. The drive is the SSDNow UV400 and it is powered by the Marvell 88SS1074 SSD four-channel controller with Toshiba 15nm 2D planar Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND. The drive offers sequential read and write speeds of 550 MB/s and 500 MB/s respectively along with a random 4K IOPS read and write of 90,000 IOPS and 35,000 IOPS respectively. Let’s jump in and see what the SSDNow UV400 from Kingston is all about!


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB SSD Review
As the name suggests, Kingston's UV series brings the ultra value. The new UV400 should be a very popular product for value-focused shoppers because Kingston designed it to provide high capacity flash-based storage on a beggar's budget.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Monster Elements Bluetooth Over-ear Wireless Headphones Review
Monster might not be a company that you are particularly well versed in as a hardcore KitGuru gamer/hardware enthusiast, but it is one you should hear more of in the future. Quite literally because it produces high end headphones. The Elements are Bluetooth connected and are designed to offer a more full sounding experience than the likes of Apple’s recent Airpod design.


Read full article @ KitGuru

QNAP TS-251A 2-Bay SOHO NAS With QuickAccess Port Review
There are a lot of different NAS systems on the market and they each have their ups and downs, or rather the area where they excel – which is great as there is a good chance that there is just the right model out there for your specific needs. One thing has however been missing, at least in my opinion, and QNAP fixes that with their latest NAS, the TS-251A 2-bay NAS system with QuickAccess port. Today I’m taking a closer look at exactly this system and will show you what it can do. Should two bays be too few for you and you rather want four, then QNAP has that covered too with the TS-451A which is the same system, just with double the amount of drive bays.

Before we get into the features, let’s talk a bit about the hardware that is powering this awesome little SOHO NAS. It is powered by Intel’s 14nm Celeron N3060 dual-core CPU which has a clock speed of 1.66GHz and a boost speed of up to 2.48GHz. When it comes to the memory, there are two version available, one with 2GB and one with 4GB dual-channel DDR3L which can be upgraded to 8GB should you wish to do so. It also features a 4GB flash module for the QTS operating system, so it won’t take away space from the installed HDDs for that.

Moving on from the inside to the outside where we find all the available connections, and there are quite a few of those on the TS-251A. It features three USB 3.0 ports for external storage, peripherals, printers, scanners, and other USB devices such as WiFi dongles and TV sticks – two on the back and one on the front for easy access coupled with a one-touch copy button. It also features dual Gigabit Ethernet connections that can be coupled with link aggregation. In this model, QNAP even included an SD card reader directly in the NAS, allowing you to easily unload all you camera content onto the NAS without the need for cable.


Read full article @ eTeknix

Review: Samsung 850 EVO 4TB SSD
At Flash Memory Summit earlier this year, Samsung announced their new 48-layer 3D V-NAND and along with that they announced that they’ll be using the new NAND in their 850 EVO SSD, pushing capacities up to a staggering 4TB. Considering 1TB was the largest capacity just 4-5 years ago, a 4TB drive designed...


Read full article @ Custom PC Review

Using a U2F Key to Secure Your Google, Dropbox, and GitHub Accounts
Last week we discussed the basics of two-factor authentication (2FA) and we wanted to delve deeper into one of its methods that go beyond SMS and app-based authentication. The FIDO U2F keys act like secure pen drives you can use for two-factor authentication and the best part of all, they are less than $20.


Read full article @ TechSpot

Z170 Motherboard Charts: 19 Models tested - ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming Aura
In our comparison tables, meanwhile you find benchmark values regarding 19 recent Z170 motherboards. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right motherboard.


Read full article @ ocaholic




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