Today we mod a cheap eSATA hard drive enclosure found on eBay to upgrade our existing drives and provide a 500% performance boost.
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The In Win GRone case has a lot of great features that PC enthusiast and gamers will like. There is lots of room to install hardware, so it’s very expandable. The case is also very flexible with how you want to cool your rig.
Introducing the TransImp X3 Plus from Mukii. And it’s a lot better than a hollow chunk of aluminum with a fan glued to it. There was a chrome band that went around the front where the LCD panel is and one at the back where the enclosure comes apart to insert the HDD.
I’m always a bit skeptical of gaming cases, or the enthusiast cases. There’s no way I could convince myself to walk into my nearest Fry’s and pick one off the shelf that looked good. It simply goes against the common sense that many of us have developed to do our research before we buy. That [...]
I’ll say it like it is, The Cooler Master Elite 310 is not the case you’re going to be selecting for your next powerful gaming rig. However, it still a solid case that would be suitable for a budget build or if you’re going for something less flashy. The one we received was the model [...]
SuperSpeed USB emerged onto the scene as an answer to the limited bandwidth of today’s current popular connectivity interface. The additional throughput is a boon for external hard drives, but most other devices aren’t fast enough to take advantage of it. With USB 3.0 external drives, you can now realistically perform intensive data transfer tasks [...]
SuperSpeed USB (otherwise known as USB 3.0) is a new standard for PC peripheral connectivity. Although Intel has been hesitant to make this interface truly standard, more and more vendors are including the technology on their motherboards, and you can even purchase add-on cards to upgrade your current system. The increase in data transfer naturally [...]
Laptops are annoying. They are generally slower than desktops, come with less memory and smaller hard drives, and seem to overheat almost at a whim. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t know what I would have done without my netbook when I was stuck at the Pittsburgh airport for twelve solid hours, but they are [...]
A generation ago the only way to tell the difference between a high end gaming PC and a beige office box was by looking inside. Today PC gamers want to brand their gear as fashionable as gaming consoles, so everyone knows what’s up. There are no shortages of gaming computer cases, and because there are so many [...]
I don’t know how many times I’ve needed to back up my hard drive for a reinstall of my OS and been left wanting because I didn’t have any place to put all my pictures and data. I’ve had to rewrite several articles and reviews do to exactly such a scenario. It’s a sad fact, [...]
Hard drive docks are becoming more and more popular amongst the PC enthusiast and IT crowd. These docking stations are so convenient because it lets us easily transfer data and troubleshoot drives without having to open up our cases or perform lengthy installation procedures. I myself have suspended a temporary drive from the side of [...]
I’ve always been an advocate of external devices. Except for HDD enclosures - the lack of heat dissipation on most of them makes me shudder in my Spiderman jammies. But other stuff, like thousands of Plug N’ Play USB devices out there, have always made my eyes glaze over and my tongue hang like a puppy [...]
Sometimes setting up a RAID array can be a pain in the butt. For one, professional RAID cards can be expensive. Two, many “easy RAID” features of motherboards are closed solutions. Three: cheaper solutions may not be reliable, and often require offline rebuilds when something goes wrong.. What if you want to have the redundancy [...]
PC Gaming is a serious business. Maybe it’s because PC gamers are constantly upgrading their hardware and are usually on the cutting edge (if not bleeding edge) of the latest PC technology. PC gamers not only require their hardware to be fast, but look cool at the same time. There is a degree of one-upmanship [...]
More people are trading in their complicated rack of home theater equipment in exchange for an Home Theater PC. Most HTPCs are all-in-one appliances that can easily replace a DVD player, BluRay player (or burner), DVR, MP3 player, and can do many other entertainment tasks like gaming. If you’ve made the decision to upgrade your [...]
How would you support a greener world? As a geek, we have the ability to do the most. We come up with the technology. We come up with the ideas. And we know how to efficiently recycle our used hardware and electronics. So when you upgrade the hard drive on your laptop, the best thing [...]