Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB SSD RAID Review

We recently reviewed one of the fast Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256 GB SSD, but we wanted it faster again. Said and done, because today we test two of these fast Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256 GB SSDs. We build a hardware RAID0 striping with two of these SSDs and compare their performance with a software RAID 0, with one single Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256 GB SSD and with two Crucial m4 SSDs in RAID 0. Let us continue … Continue reading Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB SSD RAID Review

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Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB SSD Review

Today we have a Xtreme fast SSD for review at ocinside.de, the Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB. The Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256 GB SSD is based on the Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2 controller like the previously tested Crucial M500 480 GB SSD and reached an amazing high performance with the new Plextor firmware 1.03. So let us continue with the SSD comparison and the review of the Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256 GB. Thanks for the support … Many thanks for … Continue reading Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB SSD Review

Crucial M500 480GB SSD Review

Since this week the new M500 SSD from Crucial is available is in the stores and this SSD has not only an enormously high performance, but now also offers a capacity close to the 1TB at a price where some other fast SSD starts with the half size. Today we have the smaller Crucial M500 480 GB SSD CT480M500SSD1 with integrated 256-bit AES encryption tested and extensively benchmarked. Crucial declares both the M500 480 GB SSD and the Crucial M500 … Continue reading Crucial M500 480GB SSD Review

ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M AMD Socket FM2 Micro-ATX Motherboard Review

The AMD Socket FM2 platform has an excellent price/performance ratio and is especially very interesting for those who like to build a less expensive PC. ASRock top this with this AMD Trinity motherboard and offers for less than 60 EUR a micro-ATX motherboard with three PCI Express slots, one PCI slot, five SATA3 ports, one eSATA3 port, Gigabit LAN, 7.1 sound with optical output, USB3.0, USB2.0 and in addition to the optional COM port even an optional LPT port, which … Continue reading ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M AMD Socket FM2 Micro-ATX Motherboard Review

Seagate Constellation.2 ST91000640NS 1TB HDD Review

SSDs are currently the first choice for a high performance at very small dimensions. The SSD prices are getting lower, so that now even 256 GB or 512 GB are getting affordable. But those who would like to equip their notebooks with a bigger drive like e.g. 1 TB, will probably buy a conventional hard drive. And even for desktop PCs or servers a 2.5-inch hard drive can make sense, which Seagate is showing us with their fast Seagate Constellation.2 … Continue reading Seagate Constellation.2 ST91000640NS 1TB HDD Review

CeBIT 2013 Coverage

The CeBIT 2013 computer fair in Hanover showed also in this year a lot of new products. On the following 10 pages of our CeBIT 2013 report you will see approx. 150 pictures with new IT products. This ocinside.de CeBIT 2013 report is hardware related and contains new Haswell and Mini-ITX motherboards, chassis, cooler, PSUs, SSDs, memory modules, NAS and wireless storage solutions. It is only available in German language, but it is worth watching the pictures or use a … Continue reading CeBIT 2013 Coverage

Xigmatek Gigas Review

The Xigmatek Gigas PC case does not look like a standard Midi-Tower, but rather like a subwoofer in a high-quality aluminium chassis. So the enthusiast can decide to use the Xigmatek Gigas case cube made of brushed aluminium as HTPC in the living room or as stylish gaming PC. Because the case is not only very attractive, but provides also great cooling for high-end PC hardware. We examined the Xigmatek Gigas enclosure and test the practicality on the following 5 … Continue reading Xigmatek Gigas Review

HP TouchSmart 520 All-In-One Touchscreen PC Review

Touchscreen systems are fully in line with the trend – as Smartphone, Tablet PC or as complete All-In-one PC with touch and multitouchscreen panel, which OCinside.de is testing now after several HTPC and media player reviews. Today we have a review of the Hewlett-Packard TouchSmart 520 All-In-one PC with 23-inch touch display, integrated webcam, sound system and many other features that will make the PC life easier for the user. Let us test, how well the touch panel is working … Continue reading HP TouchSmart 520 All-In-One Touchscreen PC Review

Cooler Master Eisberg Prestige 240L Review

We have already tested some liquid coolers and some pre-filled PC water cooling devices at ocinside.de and today it is time to publish the new Cooler Master Eisberg Prestige 240L review. A few months ago we had already the pleasure to take a look at the first preview versions of it and today is the official launch of the new improved Cooler Master Iceberg 240 version. The Cooler Master Eisberg 240L AIO water cooler is based on a copper dual … Continue reading Cooler Master Eisberg Prestige 240L Review