Popular Peripheral Related Links

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Links to popular Peripheral Manufacturers plus information:

Solid State Drives Toolbox

Miscellaneous

Best USB 3.0 Flash Drive Speed Tests 2013
Click HERE

3 Tools to Check and Test USB Flash Drive
Click HERE

USB 3.0 vs. eSATA: Is faster better?
Click HERE



Mods, feel free to keep this updated.
 
Shinma

Shinma

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#8
Considering a USB thumb drive for myself recently so,

Son of the USB 2.0 Hi-speed Flash drive roundup
Dated Wednesday, April 13, 2005:
Click HERE

USB 2.0 Hi-speed Flash drive roundup
Dated Thursday June 03, 2004:
Click HERE


You can take it with you: 14 tiny USB flash drives
Dated June 24, 2004:
Click HERE


USB Drive Roundup
Dated July 19, 2004:
Click HERE


Labs roundup: USB disks: Introduction
Dated October, 2004:
Click HERE


If anyone has more recent roundup/review,
Please provide link. :)
 
Shinma

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#9
Son of the USB 2.0 Hi-speed Flash drive roundup review link added.

From the review(s),
Appears few handle low power support and/or boot capability...
 
Shinma

Shinma

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#10
For those considering a new DVD burner,
Following may be of interest to some extent:

DVD Burners Roundup
Dated Wednesday, July 20, 2005:
Click HERE
 
MuFu

MuFu

Moderator
#11
Here the (difficult to find!) Maxtor Acoustic Management Utility, AMSET.EXE. You can use it to almost completely silence hard drive seeks, or virtually half seek time on drives that have "quiet" mode enabled by default. More info here: http://www.adriansrojakpot.com/Speed_Demonz/Maxtor_Silent_Store/Maxtor_Silent_Store_02.htm

It works on recent drives e.g. DiamondMax 9. I get about 19-20ms random access seek time on my drives in "quiet" mode and sub 14ms in "fast" (as measured by HDTach).
 

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Shinma

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#13
Just a personal observation,
Not particularly impressed with the BenQ DW1650 DVD burners.
BenQ appears to still have quality control issues during manufacturing.
If they are too lazy to stamp the labelling for Master, Cable Select, Slave, so that it is clearly legible,
Not sure what other corners they may have cut.
And what the bleep! is with that burning smell with all those drives?!

Took a look at three different DW1650 models with supposedly three different shipping dates.
 
krupted

krupted

New Member
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Benq is just the new name for Acer. Apparently they figure a name change will change thier quality control, or their pr in quality control.
 
Shinma

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krupted said:
Benq is just the new name for Acer...
Thanks.
I was aware of that but due to some rave reviews of burning quality,
I decided to grit my teeth and try them again.

UPDATE:
Needless to say,
I have already gone back to using LG brand...
 
krupted

krupted

New Member
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Shinma said:
Thanks.
I was aware of that but due to some rave reviews of burning quality,
I decided to grit my teeth and try them again.

UPDATE:
Needless to say,
I have already gone back to using LG brand...
well thats a shame. i honor you for giving people a second chance. as for me, never- not for these guys at least. too many hours in my early years just going nuts trying to figure out why brand new hardware doesnt work. that, or if it did work i would get the cd out to my car, get nice and pumped to hear the music, only to get skips and jitters the whole way though. pissed me off to no end, it was only soon after that i found places like hardwarecentral to help me find real hardware.

so its samsung and lg then. i can add something else- you know those uber-NEC burners? like the ND3540a's that everyone was dying to get a year and a half ago? they are lame too. both of mine barely burn or play anything anymore. what doesnt even work in my htpc or main pc plays absolutely perfect in my laptop's dvd read only drive :rolleyes: and everything i burn with them now barely works at all. very weak burns, and i never buy anything expect tiayo yuden blanks....


edit- uh... a year later i guess? :eek:
 
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Shinma

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I avoided the NEC burners due to premature failures.
Dying within a year of purchase...