Today we’ll be checking out a stylish USB 3.0 portable hard drive, by a company not known by many. The Silicone Power Diamond D10 series of portable hard drives are all equipped with USB 3.0 and use only a 2.5-inch hard drive. They’re available in multiple sizes and colors to fit most anybody’s need. The highly reflective coating and unique design isn’t something I’ve seen before in a portable hard drive, so read on further to find out more about it.
Synology loves hardware revisions, and the DS-212+ is the latest in the business series of dual-bay NASes from the network storage company. Sporting a faster processor, USB3, and lower power consumption, the DS-212+ shapes up to be a good improvement on the DS-211+. ThinkComputers has the review.
I have to say I am a huge fan of small form factor (SFF) cases. Not only because they are small but I am amazed at all of the features they can pack into such a small case. Today’s case is no exception. It fits Mini-ITX and Mini-DTX motherboards, has internal USB 3.0 and eSATA compatibility, a large 140mm intake fan, room for both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch hard drives, a really cool side panel release system and even a handle on top for easy transportation. The case I’m talking about is the PC-TU200 from Lian Li. Read on as we have the review.
Lian Li has been releasing a lot of small form factor cases over the past year. There are so many small form factor cases that are just garbage, so why not let Lian Li in to the game since they are known for creating high quality cases with loads of features. The PC-TU200 is a Mini-ITX cases and features a large 140mm fan, hot-swappable hard drive cage that fits up to 4 hard drives, side panels with no screws, USB 3.0 support and did I mention that this case does fit a standard ATX power supply? Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
Zotac has been one of the best at making very small form factor motherboards. Small form factor motherboards are perfect for media machines or small LAN machines. Today we are unboxing the Z68-ITX WiFi Supreme Motherboard from Zotac. The board features Intel’s Z68 chipset, NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 GPU w/ 1GB DDR3, USB 3.0, SATA 6GB/s, WiFi, HDMI and much more all on a tiny Mini-ITX board! Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
Today we get to check out Antec’s latest gaming case, the Eleven Hundred. The Eleven Hundred fits right in between the Twelve Hundred and Nine-Hundred in terms of price. It’s full of features including two USB 3.0 ports, 9 expansion slots, fan power hub, optional 120mm fan behind the motherboard tray, and plenty of cable management options. Read on further to see if it will keep up to par with the other high end Antec cases.
Have you ever had an external hard drive die on you? More importantly has this drive died because you dropped it or you may have spilled something on it? If that has happened to you then you may be interested in the external drive we are taking a look at today. The ioSafe Rugged Portable hard drive is made to be basically disaster-proof. It is crush proof up to 5,000 pounds, has drop protection up to 20 feet and immersion protection up to 30 feet for 3 days! That is pretty impressive, read on to see our unboxing and overview video!
External hard drive enclosures are nothing new, we have seen them since the USB 1.0 days. Now that USB 3.0 is becoming standard on most motherboards and cases we are seeing many USB 3.0 external hard drive enclosures coming out. One such external hard drive enclosure is the Goliath from Hornettek. This is a larger external hard drive enclosure as the name Goliath suggests so it will fit a 3.5-inch hard drive. Let’s check it out and see what is all about.
When Intel announced its second generation Core processors we had 2 different chipsets to choose from the P67 chipset and the H67 chipset. P67 was made for gamers and overclockers having advanced overclocking features and being able to support Intel’s “K” series processors. H67 was the cheaper option taking advantage of the built-in graphics of Sandy Bridge processors. Both chipsets were successful, but there were many people that wanted features in both chipsets. There is where the Z68 chipset comes in. It fills that void allowing users to overclock their system, while using the built-in graphics. Z68 offers plenty of other features as well, but we will get to that in just a little bit. Our first jump in to the Z68 chipset will be with the ASRock Z68 Extreme4 motherboard. This board features ASRock’s advanced V8 power phase design, 3 PCI-E x16 slots, SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 support, Intel’s Smart Response Technology, and LucidLogix Virtu GPU virtualization software. Let’s get right in and see what Z68 and the ASRock Z68 Extreme4 motherboard is all about!
Our friends over at Hornettek were nice enough to send us over their Goliath USB 3.0 external hard drive enclosure. With the popularity of 2.5-inch solid state drives it is very hard to find hard drive enclosures that support larger 3.5-inch hard drives. Luckily Hornettek has the Goliath that does support 3.5-inch hard drives and even better it is a USB 3.0 enclosure and has an 80mm cooling fan included. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
Feb 01, 2016 0