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GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 LGA2011-3 ATX Motherboard Review

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The Intel Haswell Extreme (Haswell-E) edition processors have taken the desktop computing world by storm. They are basically capable of doing just about everything possible, and really well too. Sure, we all would love the biggest and baddest processor but that means spending a lot of money. Then you have worry about which X99 motherboard best suits your needs. …

World’s Fastest Console Is a SYBER PC with Identity Issues

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This is the year of the Steam Machine console, finding out if it will it gain any real traction in the industry. There is a lot of room for factory customization in the hardware, but will it be united with a single OS? This week SYBER, a division of CYBERPOWERPC, announced the availability of the Vapor Xtreme. It is packed …

Belkin Announces Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD for Macs and PCs

Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Extreme Dock HD

Belkin, a fairly well known manufacturer of computer peripherals, has announced a successor to their Thunderbolt Express Dock that is capable of Thunderbolt 2 technology. Thunderbolt 2 technology supports up to 20Gbps of bandwidth that can help you to not only connect up to 8 separate devices but also support up to one 4k cinema resolution display without batting an …

Kingston SM2280S3 120GB M.2 2280 SATA SSD Review

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The new Intel M.2 interface is the newest storage interface featured on motherboards that is directly connected to the PCI Express bus, supports higher capacity SSDs, and has potential for better bandwidth over the older generation mSATA. The M.2 interface supports M.2 PCIe SSDs and M.2 SATA SSDs. However, some motherboards only support one while other boards support both. That …

Backblaze’s Hard Drive Reliability Report Puts Hitachi in First Place (and Seagate in Last)

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Backblaze, an online backup service provider, has revealed the results of their continuous hard drive reliability report which features data collected over 34,881 drives from manufacturers such as Seagate, Western Digital and Hitachi. We originally covered their first report in February of 2014, where the company revealed that certain Seagate drives had a significantly higher failure rate than other …