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OCZ Z-Drive benchmarked

Daily Wibble 700MB/s write, 900MB/s... ‘nuff said
Tue Mar 10 2009, 21:34

CHARLIE'S RADAR picked up an OCZ device at CeBIT the other day, the Z-Drive. IT Review, however, managed to score a unit and benchmarked it. Word of warning: forget everything you've seen of SSD performance, this little piggy delivers >700MB/s average write performance...

OCAholic was lucky enough to get one of Asus' new Rampage II Gene motherboards which squeezes an X58 chipset into a micro-ATX mobo format. Lots of potential.

R&B Mods has a new type of fan design from Evercool, it's the Rifling Fan, which encases a 92mm fan in an 80mm mounting structure. This gets you some extra CFM and quietness for the same real estate.

TweakTown is looking at the Razer Carcharias gaming headset. At $79.99 they aren't cheap, but they have a bevy of features that make your life so much easier in-game.

Asus' N50VN 15.4-inch artsy notebook is on review at Tech Gage. It's an overall high-performing notebook with Splashtop instant-boot OS included and a bunch of pre-installed software. Worth a look.

Dragon Steel Mods is reviewing the JerkStopper laptop power cord retention kit. Like Apple's only not so refined, we think. Not universal, but seems to work...

OC Inside in Germany has updated their overclocking database with some new items such as the Phenom II...  should fill up more with CPUs as you chaps go there and post.

Pocketables had the privilege of testing all configurations of the Sony VAIO P "netbook". They've posted benchmarks to five different combos of the device. You can figure out your bang-for-buck ratio, there.

MacWorld, on the other hand, has thrown some benchmarks at the renewed Mac Minis. The new systems can even play some older games at about 30fps.

Laptop Mag has the Dell Inspiron Mini 10. Joanna is looking at a great device with lacklustre battery life which spoils the end result.  

G.Skill  has been putting out some serious kit like this 3x1GB DDR3-1600 CL8 memory. Benchmark Reviews had a look at it and gave it its seal of approval, despite the high price.

Digital Trends has a review of the TRENDnet TV-M7 Wireless IP Monitor. This looks like your traditional LCD photo frame, but it's an IP cam monitor that controls up to 16 simultaneous cameras. Only one camera included in the pack, tho'. µ


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