Author: GaK_45

Silicon Power Superior Pro (SD) An impressive mainstream SD Card

Recently we had to chance to take a close look at a media card device that was literally worth more than its weight in gold – the Silicon Power Superior 1100X 64GB – and walked away very impressed with Silicon Power’s commitment to providing excellent storage devices targeted at professionals. For most people though CompactFlash is not the form-factor that their camera uses. Instead it is the lowly SD UHS-I card that has become the de-facto ruler of both entry level and mainstream cameras. Today we are going to take a look at another Silicon Power media card series...

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ZenFone Max Plus Review

It has been our experience that buyers fall into two camps when it comes to mega-battery based phones. Those who either love them or those or do not. At the forefront of this market niche is ASUS with their ZenFone Max series. Last generation we took a long hard look at the ZenFone 4 Max and found it to be a decent phone that did make a few compromises in order to offer buyers massive battery life at a rather reasonable price. With the recent release of the ZenFone series we thought that the all new ZenFone Max Plus...

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Silicon Powers Superior 1100X (CF): Hardcore performance

Its certainly has been a while since we took a long hard look at the state of the external storage marketplace in general and high-end camera storage in specific. This is for the simple reason that not much has happened since our reviews of Lexar CF/CFast/XQD/SD storage – beyond the most of the Lexar division of Micron being sold to (China based) Longsys that is. This flattening of innovation is mainly due to the fact that memory cards are mature technology and what was true a couple years ago is true today… or was at least. Today we will...

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The Novice’s Guide to Mining

Before we begin, let’s get something out of the way first. Yes, mining is somewhat like gambling. Don’t gamble with money you cannot afford to lose. Yes ‘mining’ has become a four-letter word in certain circles. Do not let this scare you. If you really want to get into it – and you probably are interested as you are reading this series of articles – embrace the ‘basket of deplorables’ moniker some people will put you in. Not that long ago some of the loudest, most vocal detractors hurling curses at their fellow GPU buyers were also called similar...

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Seagate 10TB BarraCuda Pro: Redefining the term High Performance Hard Drive Review

It certainly has been a while since we took a look at Seagate and their raison d’etre: massive hard disk drive storage. In the intervening quarters Seagate has undergone a rather radical shift in focus and design philosophy for their consumer-orientated products. Where there was once a hodgepodge of models that somewhat overlapped with no real clear delineation in what a given model’s target demographic was, there is now laser like focus. In addition to this new and clearer design philosophy, Seagate has brought back their cult classic BarraCuda brand! With such a new and exciting product line-up we...

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