On paper one USB Flash drive might be faster than another, but you can’t believe everything a company tells you when they are marketing a product they are trying to sell you. Since security is such a big deal to corporations these days we decided to order in some FIPS 140-2 validated drives and do some testing of our own. We didn’t want to get ‘cherry picked’ samples, so we ordered in as many drives as our $1000 self-prescribed budget would allow.
Back in December 2010 PQI announced that they were releasing an all-new SDXC Class 10 memory card that was 64GB in capacity! The PQI 64GB card breaks SDHC’s former high capacity limit of 32GB by doubling capacity up to 64GB and upgrading the Class 10 SD 2.0 interface to high speed SD 3.0 specifications with the exFAT file system. Read on to see how this card performs against some popular 32GB SDHC memory card!
When it comes to PC components bigger is almost always better. Memory definitely fits into the “more is better mantra” and Corsair has just the kit for you. Operating at a modest 1600MHz at low voltage, the 8GB Corsair Vengeance memory kit is begging to be overclocked and helping to create a faster system. Read on to see how this kit performs and what we think of it!
Looking to get every last bit of performance from your new Intel Core i7 or Core i5 Sandy Bridge processor? Not sure how much impact memory speed has on performance? Take a look at our article today and you might be surprised at how much more performance a good 2133MHz memory kit will gain you as we take the latest Kingston HyperX Genesis kit and put it to the test!
Solid-State Drives weren’t the only thing Crucial was showing of at CES 2011. Crucial has been offering their Ballistix line of memory with an LED “Tracer” version for a number of years now. Today we got a glimpse of what the future of that product will become with Ballistix Smart Tracers.
Crucial Memory and Legit Reviews are joining forces to give two of our fans a complete Crucial.com memory upgrade simply by “liking” both Crucial Memory and Legit Reviews on Facebook! One person on each of our fan pages will be selected to win. Be sure to check out the rules for this drawing and enter if you’d like a chance to win an SSD and some computer memory!
Kingston’s DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 (DTU30) features the latest technology for USB Flash drives, making it ideal for early adopters who want to take advantage of all the performance improvements offered by USB 3.0 right away. We push the try as hard as we could using synthetic benchmarks and then transferred some files to see how it performs in real world testing against several other USB devices that you might have heard of before.
G.Skill’s PI Series is a performance oriented 6GB DDR3 triple-channel memory kit with a budget price. Sporting 7-8-7-24-2T timings at DDR3-1600 with only 1.5vdimm, this PI Series memory kit is supposed to be quite the kit. Check out how this kit scales and see how we had previously reviewed this kit’s unknown sibling.
Kingston Technology recently introduced the world’s first ultra-low voltage DDR3 dual channel memory kit that operates with just 1.25 volts at 1600MHz. The new offering is part of the new Kingston ‘LoVo’ (low voltage) HyperX DDR3 High-Performance memory product line. Read on to see how the Kingston HyperX LoVo memory kit performs and see how much power it can save!
G.Skill sets a new standard for DDR3 energy efficiency with their DDR3 ECO Series. This DDR3-1600C7 kit runs on a meager 1.35vdimm while offering performance and price similar to its competition. Check out how this low voltage kit stacks up and if low voltage memory is helpful in lowering power consumption.
The Super Talent SuperSpeed USB 3.0 RAIDDrive works in any USB port, but when used in conjunction with a USB 3.0 port it becomes a speed demon! Today we take a look at the Super Talent 64GB RAIDDrive and discover that it can reach speeds of 280MB/s read and nearly 130MB/s write on our test system! Read on to see how this drive performs as you won’t want to miss this one!
The Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3 2400MHz Memory is a kit of two 2GB DDR3-2400MHz CL9 SDRAM memory modules that are feature the highest clocked Intel XMP settings from any manufacturer. You just pop the pair of Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3 2400MHz memory modules in your Intel enthusiast system, enable XMP profiles and reboot. When the system comes back online you’ll be running at 2400MHz with some extreme memory bandwidth!
In the need for some more memory bandwidth? Overclocking like a madman but running out of overhead with your DDR? Patriot thinks they have the answer with their Viper II Sector 5 2000MHz kit. This kit is designed to give you some room to squeeze every ounce of performance from your system. We take a look at it to see if it does just that!
The Corsair Padlock has been reborn with version 2 and is designed differently than every other drive on the market with its on-board PIN entry system. How does this provide added protection? We break down the Corsair Padlock 2 details to help you make an informed decision on secure portable storage devices.