In a bit of offbeat news this afternoon, SilverStone has announced a set of thermal pads for M.2 SSDs, the SST-TP01-M.2. These pads are designed to eliminate (or at least reduce) throttling of modern, high-performance drives under high loads. The pads are made of silicone and Silverstone claims they can reduce temperature of SSDs by over 10°C.
M.2 SSDs have a number of advantages over drives in traditional 2.5” form-factor: they are smaller, they are faster (because they use the PCIe interface with the NVMe protocol), they are (sometimes) cheaper to make, and so on. However, one of the main drawbacks of higher-end M.2 SSDs is the high heat dissipation of their controllers (and memory chips) despite their small form factor, which can lead to...
Thermaltake has launched a new high-end chassis with more features than you can shake a memory stick at... but is less sometimes more?
Christoph Katzer on 1/5/2009
You asked and we delivered: 20 lower wattage power supplies tested and reviewed. Those of you looking for a good PSU for a moderate system need look no further.
Christoph Katzer on 12/31/2008
Seasonic recently launched their new M12D series, designed to compete in the upper echelon of power supplies. Could this be the perfect power supply for your next high-end system?
Christoph Katzer on 11/26/2008
Are you tired of all the 1000W power supplies? If so, Thermaltake's latest TR2 QFan series might have the cure for your extreme wattage blues.
Christoph Katzer on 11/19/2008
Had you ever wondered how much money you actually spend to run your PC each day? Perhaps you want to know how much money you might save by upgrading...
Christoph Katzer on 11/14/2008
Silverstone's new Fortress FT01 is a classy looking chassis that doesn't rely on flash to compete. Find out if this case might make a good home for your next...
Christoph Katzer on 11/10/2008
Enermax has now officially launched their Revolution 85+ power supplies, boasting some of the highest efficiency scores in the market. We are happy to report there's some substance behind...
Christoph Katzer on 11/6/2008
Corsair sent us their second-most powerful PSU, rated at 750W, and we see how it stacks up to the competition.
Christoph Katzer on 10/30/2008
Super Flower is a company that has been around a long time, manufacturing cases and power supplies under their own name as well as for others. We've got their...
Christoph Katzer on 10/16/2008
Antec sent us three of their Fusion cases, which target the HTPC market. Join us for a closer look.
Christoph Katzer on 10/9/2008
Join us as we review the little brother in Antec's Signature series and see how it compares to its older sibling and other power supplies.
Christoph Katzer on 10/1/2008
How big does your power supply really need to be for your new computer? We examine the real power requirements of modern components to provide answers; what we discover...
Christoph Katzer on 9/22/2008