Monday News, September 19th 2011

Kingston may of been fashionably late to the SandForce party, but its explanation for wanting to avoid the issues that have (and still) plague other manufacturers is sound. Its first SandForce offerings appropriately fall under the HyperX branding, and offer speeds to take full advantage of the new SATA 6Gb/s bus.

Time for a videocard review here at Rbmods, it was awhile ago we had one so today we are taking a look at a 6770 from HIS. You can find this videocard for around 100$ so it’s considered a mid class card on the market. What type of performance can you get out of this card? Lets find out.

The Z68A-GD65(G3) also comes with the Military Class II technology. Their "Mil Spec" uses Hi-c CAPs, Super Ferrite Chokes, and Solid State Capacitors for extreme stability. The Z68A uses the newest UEFI with the ClickBIOS II software for a full GUI within the Windows environment. There are 4 total SATA III ports(2 being Marvell controlled, 2 being Intel controlled) and 4 Intel controlled SATAII ports. 2 USB 3.0 ports are integrated in the back panel I/O while there is expansion for 2 more with the included internal connector. Integrated audio uses the Realtek ALC892 chipset.


SSDs that utilize 'Async' NAND flash memory seem to be all the rage these days. Despite the initial concerns with 'async' SSDs, we stated our belief that the price versus performance difference would appeal to the consumer, a tradeoff that seems to be paying off in dividends. Our report today is on the Super Talent TeraDrive CT3 120GB SATA 3 SSD. The CT 3 is yet another of the growing number of 'SandForce Driven' SSDs offering value through 'async' memory over performance.

Data security is an issue for all users these days. Losing a single drive worth of pictures, documents and videos can be just as devastating as a house fire, tornado, or even a hurricane for many people. It will remain to be that those things, unable to be replaced, are most missed by any victim of mother nature, or the whims of chance. Our report today is going to be on a product that we believe can tackle this concern. The RAIDon iR2940-6S-S2D RAID Enclosure is an item that just may be able to secure memories and, at the same time, enable this through a very easily understood interface.