Review: Patriot Burst SSD 120GB [PBU120GS25SSDR]

Patriot Burst SSD 120GB [PBU120GS25SSDR] is a classic 2.5 ”SATA III form factor solid state drive with 120 GB of memory on board with TLC specification and Phison S11 controller. SSD supports TRIM team, Smart Zip technology, Bad Block Management, Low Power Management, Static and Dynamic Wear leveling. It has 32 MB SDR DRAM cache memory. It has a three-year warranty from the manufacturer. The computeruniverse store provides a two-year return guarantee without compensation for return shipping from the buyer. A solid-state drive is attractive for buyers primarily due to its good price-volume / work / speed ratio.

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Review: Samsung 860 QVO SSD MZ-76Q4T0BW 4TB [MZ-76Q4T0BW]

Samsung 860 QVO SSD MZ-76Q4T0BW 4TB [MZ-76Q4T0BW] – the first solid-state drive from Samsung, built on NAND QLC chips (four-level cell).

The Samsung 860 QVO is a regular 2.5-inch solid-state drive that still uses the general SATA III interface to communicate with the rest of the system. According to the specs, the SSD comes with a QLC 3D NAND flash memory, which leads to an increase in density and therefore lower price than other types of flash memory such as TLC. Unfortunately, as was the case with other new QLC SSDs, the new flash memory may have lower performance and endurance.

Samsung QVO runs at speeds up to 550/520 MB / s, comes with a limited three-year warranty and endurance up to 1440 TB (TBW) for the 4 TB model.

The consistent performance of the Samsung 860 QVO matches that of the Samsung 860 EVO, but worse than 8000 EVO in specifications of 98,000 / 90,000 random read / write operations. This is understandable given that the Samsung 860 QVO focuses on cost rather than speed. Performance seekers should probably choose the EVO or PRO models.

Like all recent Samsung SSDs, the Samsung 860 QVO is equipped with TurboWrite technology, which helps improve disk write performance. SSD is available in three capacities: 1 TB (MZ-76Q1T0BW), 2 TB (MZ-76Q2T0BW) and 4 TB (MZ-76Q4T0BW).

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Review: Samsung SSD 860 EVO M.2 (2280) SATA3 500GB [MZ-N6E500BW]

Samsung 860 EVO is the world’s best-selling SATA SSD. Specially designed for mainstream PCs and laptops, using V-NAND technology and a reliable controller with a streamlined algorithm, this drive is a very fast SSD for everyday tasks.

The EVO series uses 3-bit flash memory per cell (TLC), but it reserves 2.3% of the NAND capacity for background operations and caching. This helps offset the poor write performance of the TLC memory.

Samsung has equipped the 860 series SSD with a new MJX controller that supports low-power DDR4 memory, so it probably has a new built-in memory controller. Most likely, the company managed to create an MJX controller based on a smaller lithography, which ensures lower power consumption, cooler operation and lower production costs.

Samsung approves that its fourth-generation 64-layer V-NAND consumes 30% more power than its 48-layer predecessor. Samsung has taken a big step forward by lowering the input voltage from 3.3 V to just 2.5 Volts. It also allowed to reduce the data access speed to 500 microseconds, which is 1.5 times faster than in the previous generation.

The 860 Series supports hardware encryption using Opal TCG and Microsoft eDrive.

The 860 EVO has excellent endurance and reliability. If there weren’t a new 860 Pro that provides double endurance rating, the 860 EVO would become the market leader in solid state drives with 150 TB endurance for recording for every 250 GB of used capacity. SSDs are still covered by the standard five-year warranty.

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Review: Corsair Force MP510 SSD PCIe M.2 NVMe 480GB [CSSD-F480GBMP510]

The Corsair Force Series solid-state drives range has a strong lineage dating back to 2010. Having passed through several stages of controllers, NAND types and recently moving from strictly SATA to PCIe interface with several form factors, Corsair products have become one of the best products on the SSD market. The Corsair Force MP510 has excellent endurance performance and almost the best-in-class performance, with a five-year warranty. The Force Series MP510 line belongs to the high-end category.

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Review of the Hama FlashPen Laeta Twin USB3.0 128GB Schwarz flash drive (OTG micro USB & USB)

Hama FlashPen Laeta Twin USB3.0 128GB is a compact USB flash drive from the German manufacturer Hama with an aluminum case in gray. It has two interfaces: for computer devices with USB-port and portable devices with micro-USB interface, with a lid on both sides.

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Review: System PC case Fractal Design Node 202 Mini-ITX [FD-CA-NODE-202-BK]

Fractal Design Node 202 is one of the most compact cases available on the market for organizing a gaming system with a high-performance graphics card. With a vertical position, the case takes up very little space on the table, while it can contain a Mini-ITX format motherboard and an SFX power supply unit, several 2.5 ”drives, and a long dual-slot graphics card. Thats why this case is an ideal option for building a very compact gaming system. The case has a strict appearance with the use of mainly black color in the design.  White LED of average brightness placed near the power button informs user the status of the computer. The top and bottom panel of the case is made of metal. The top panel has a small perforation just above the processor, and the bottom has two perforated zones. For the vertical orientation of the case in the kit is a plastic stand with anti-slip legs. In the lower and upper panels with vertical placement there are also perforated areas. The installation place of the power supply is equipped with anti-vibration pads. Any SFX power supply unit with a length of up to 130 mm is suitable for the Fractal Design Node 202 Mini-ITX [FD-CA-NODE-202-BK].

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Disadvantages of this solution:

  • Since the case is relatively small, the temperature of the components inside will be somewhat higher than when using more spacious solutions.
  • The compact size of the case imposes some restrictions when installing components into it, such as: the inability to install 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch devices; supporting only SFX power supplies up to 130 mm; the ability to install only a pair of 2.5-inch drives;
  • Assembly problems may arise due to the lack of space for the hands. For example, there are some inconveniences when installing wide and long graphic cards;
  • with a vertical orientation of the housing, dust will penetrates through the top panel, which is devoid of a filter.
  • the height of the processor cooler is limited to 56 mm;

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Review: GIGABYTE GeForce RTX2060 OC Rev. 2 6GB [GV-N2060OC-6GD 2.0]

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX2060 OC Rev. 2 6GB – an entry-level graphics card for a resolution of 2560 x 1440. With this resolution, not all games will play even at high settings, but in FullHD the card shows itself perfectly. In idle time, until the video card warms up to 46 degrees, the fans do not start. Gigabyte itself is positioning its device as a “golden mean” between the flagships and simpler modifications. Modification 2.0 differs in the location of the ports and the design of the radiator of the cooling system. The graphics card is made for ordinary people – a minimum of pathos, a minimum of overpayment, and only one glowing inscription with a custom glow. The circuit board itself has original design and Ultra Durable VGA element base. It consists of solid and tantalum-polymer capacitors, as well as chokes with a ferrite core.

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Review: Palit GeForce GTX 1660 StormX 6GB [NE51660018J9-165F]

The Palit GeForce GTX 1660 StormX 6GB video card is made in compact dimensions and can be installed in a mini-ATX package. Cooling provides by single-fan system with a plastic casing. The video card is one of the best products in terms of price and performance. The card is devoid of illumination and other additional decorative elements, and thanks to this, the manufacturer was able to launch such an inexpensive product on the market. Aluminum radiators with fins and three copper heat pipes are in direct contact with the graphics core and memory chips. The video card has enough performance to run modern FullHD resolution games.

Compared with previous GPU generations, the NVIDIA Turing microarchitecture introduced a number of improvements: the ability to simultaneously perform floating point operations (FP32) and integer (INT32), reworked the data caching system with an increased L1 volume, added new rendering methods, and also support the latest versions of technology DirectX 12 level Feature Level 12_1.

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Review: Intel Core i5-9400F 6 core (Hexa Core) CPU with 2.90 GHz [BX80684I59400F]

Technically, the Core i9-9400F is based on the same semiconductor foundation as the past-generation Core i9-8400 Coffee Lake processors, differing only by a slightly increased clock frequency and the fact that the integrated GPU is hardware-locked at the production stage. Thus, the company has achieved a reduction in waste in the workplace, and left customers in the cold. However, due to the lack of shortage of these processors, the price for them usually does not exceed the recommended one, thereby making them, in some cases, profitable for purchase, in particular, when purchased from the computeruniverse.net online store.

In terms of performance in applications this is not best processor, however, in games it is better than a half times more expensive flagship Ryzen 7 2700X, which makes its choice very rational for mid-level gaming systems.

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Review: Noctua NF-A12x15 PWM Lüfter 120mm [NF-A12x15 PWM]

Noctua NF-A12x15 PWM Lüfter 120mm [NF-A12x15 PWM] is a 120mm fan from a leading Austrian manufacturer of cooling systems, whose products are characterized by increased efficiency, quality and durability, but at the same time have a slightly higher price than their competitors. The main advantages of the NF-A12x15 PWM fan are a small thickness, quiet operation and a six-year warranty from the manufacturer.

Compared to other 120mm fans with a thickness of 15mm, the Noctua NF-A12x15 has the highest maximum static pressure – 1.53mm H2O – and the highest maximum airflow value – 55 Cubic Feet per Minute. A big advantage is the rich package bundle for any conceivable and inconceivable using: Y-shaped splitter, extension cord and extension cord with step-down resistor, anti-vibration nails.

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