Saturday News part 2

Posted on Saturday, April 19 2003 @ 3:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck

Cremax ICYDOCK Bodyguard525
You may have noticed quite a few SCSI drive reviews at ClubOC within the last few months, but has anything been reviewed on what it takes to cool a high-performance drive these days? Common sense would tell you that a 15,000 rpm SCSI drive would create quite a bit of heat that is detrimental to not only the drive but your system when that heat is blown into your system by the typical HD cooler. Then along comes Cremax to the rescue, a premier manufacturer of HD bay coolers for high performance server and workstation use. being that most of us don't have access to high quality server, ClubOC wants to expose our readers to what you can really get for your money. Don't get me wrong there are plenty of high quality Bay coolers out there from other manufacturers, but to my knowledge these coolers may or may not be good enough for SCSI workstation use. See how the Cremax ICYDOCK Bodyguard525 performs, right here on ClubOC!
Review Link : ClubOC

JMTek USBDrive Professional Review
Floppies suck...Period. The next generation of users will have key-chained sized devices that allow us to store files and data at faster transfer rates ever matched by a floppy. Better technology has lead into many advances. Particulary USB 1.1 and USB 2.0. The new standard allows for up to 480 Mbps. Sooner or later you will be able to boot your computer up from your USB drive, even possibly flashing your bios from a USB key drive. Another major advantage is that USB Drives are small and portable. Today we are taking a look at the JMTek USBDrive Professional
Review Link : Modsynergy

Cooler Master Cooldrive 3
Hard drives need cool love, and neglecting them could lead to corruption and drive failure. We checkout Cooler Master's latest drive cooler, and determine if it helps keep things cool.

"Temperature wise it does reduce the heat by 3C under load, which should go some way to help prolong your drives life. All the temperatures are within specifications for the drive, regardless of the Cooldrive3 being used, so I will leave it up to you to decide if the extra 3C is worth buying this."
Review Link : Viper's Lair

AMD Barton Compatibility In ABIT Motherboards!
Worried about Barton support in ABIT motherboards? Well, there's no need to listen to all the rumours! We will dispel all those rumours in our editorial on Barton Compatibility In ABIT Motherboards!

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Altec Lansing 221 speakers
Altec Lansing, one of the most well-known and respected companies for their history in computer audio or audio in general, has become a name attached to relatively inexpensive and solid PC speakers. Altec's products are often found bundled in OEM packages nowadays, and the company also continues to maintain a very respectable line of retail speakers and accessories from PC gaming and music, to TV/console audio. On deck today are their low-end value computer speakers, model 221.

Review Link : OCA

KT400A Gigabyte 7VAXP-A Ultra
The KT400A chipset has yet to find popularity amongst motherboard makers. Gigabyte was the first to produce a retail KT400A which was dubbed the Gigabyte 7VAXP-A Ultra. We always look forward to chipset revisions as they offer improvements and what didn't work so well and perfect what did. KT400A offers a few improvements but are they enough to battle the NFORCE2 motherboards? Gigabyte's KT400A predecessor, the GA-7VAXP Ultra, is a powerful and feature rich platform and is a hard act to follow. The KT400A may be dubbed "the little chipset that could." The question is why?
Review Link : Icrontic

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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