Based on the second-generation Everest 2 platform and featuring Ndurance 2.0 technology, the OCZ Vertex 4 solid state drive arrives one year after they acquired the well-known flash controller manufacturer Indilinx. Boasting the industry's best SATA-based I/O performance, the Vertex 4 series (VTX4-25SAT3) is designed to deliver optimized performance for enthusiasts wanting to capitalize on near-instant response times. OCZ Vertex 4 SSDs are available in up to 512GB capacities, and deliver up to 550MB/s read speeds with up to 95,000 Random Read IOPS. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests these specifications, and compares the OCZ Vertex 4 solid state drive to the leading competition.
OCZ has launched a new product in their famous Vertex line of drives……The Vertex 4. The Vertex series of drives is probably the most numerous and popular line of Solid State Drives ever offered. OCZ has done more to popularize the Solid State Drive than any other manufacturer to date. OCZ started out with an Indilinx SSD Processor in the Vertex 1 and has come full circle by using an Indilinx SSD Processor with the Vertex 4 - well kind of.
Today we are going to be looking at one of the many Zalman’s chassis’: the Z11 Plus chassis. This particular chassis incorporates a unique feature that I have yet seen on other manufacturer’s chassis. And that being, an HDD cooling system incorporated into the chassis directly. Instead of just placing a fan on or near the HDD’s, like other manufacturer’s do, Zalman specifically designed a powered venting system on this chassis that will help keep our HDD’s cool during their usage, and not have that heated air circulate inside of the chassis.
Seagate has just launched a new external hard drive which may seem like a continuation of their FreeAgent or GoFlex series of drives. The new drives come in a variety of colors and capacities, features the universal connector they have made popular over the last couple of years, and includes pre-installed software to make backup simple and more useful than ever.
Solid state drives offer much better performance than traditional mechanical hard drives, so they are ideal for those who want the best possible performance from their system. Today we are going to look at two 60 GB SSDs, the Kingston SSDNow V+200 and the Zalman F-Series. Which one should you buy?
Raidmax has been around for a while now and like many other case manufacturers know just what the gamers want in a case. They have had a few hits in their existence but they are hoping for the same with the Seiran. Raidmax has released several models of cases in the past few months and we are hoping to review more them. But the Seiran is one of the models with the least amount of extreme looks to draw attention to it. The Seiran comes in three of today’s popular colors which are red, black and white.
While most of the industry is attending Computex just half around the world away the surprisingly high temperatures where i live (31+ degrees Celsius) keep reminding me of just how good winter really is (snow addict). Because of that and also because lately we've been receiving quite a large number of CPU Coolers (some of which are also showcased in Computex right now) i decided to spend the better part of this week testing all of them one after the other (time is quite important). The first of those CPU Coolers to get mounted on our test bench is no other than the latest Dark Knight SD-1283 Night Hawk Edition by XIGMATEK.
MSI has sent us the new Ravager mid tower case. If the black with blue claw marks on the sides doesn't get your attention, the price will at just $99 MSRP at the time of this review. The blue color scheme continues inside with most of the motherboard mounting plate, HDD trays and quick-release clips for the 5.25” drive bays. The Ravager comes with many features that can be expanded upon and upgraded easily so the consumer can not only purchase the case at a great price but is able to customize case with what he/she wants.