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Patriot Supersonic Magnum Flash Drive

With the advent of affordable solid state drives and the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, we have seen a drastic increase in the size and speed of flash drives. Patriot is one of the companies leading the way on both speed and size with its Supersonic Magnum line, which we will be looking at today. The Supersonic Magnum flash drive is 256GB flash drive with a read speed of 250MB/s and a write speed of 160MB/s. In this review Benchmark Reviews will be verifying the speed of the Patriot Magnum Supersonic and compare it to two SATA-II SSD's.

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Leawo Total Media Converter Ultimate

The Leawo Total Media Converter Ultimate claims to be an all-inclusive media management system that allows you to transcode and backup Blu-ray, DVD, and just about any other media format available. The Total Media Converter Ultimate is priced at $99, which makes it one of the pricier options for media conversion and storage. In this article, Benchmark Reviews will look at the Leawo Total Media Converter Ultimate and determine if it is worth the price premium for the functionality it provides.

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Hackintosh OS X Software Installation

To get the Hackintosh computer running with Apple OS X, we'll be using the UniBeast and MultiBeast utilities, the reasons building a Hackintosh has become so much easier than it used to be. We'll use UniBeast to create a specially formatted USB key from which we can boot to install OS X Mountain Lion, and we'll use MultiBeast to install the drivers and tweaks to get things like Ethernet and audio working after the initial OS X installation. In this guide I'll show you how to build a modern Hackintosh guaranteed to work.

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Can Console Gaming Save AMD From Collapse?

One year ago Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) company stock was publically trading for $8.20 per share, and since then value has sunk to as low as $1.86 per share, performing far worse than other stocks within the same industry. While the numbers don't lie, they don't always tell the entire story. Not so long ago I wrote an article that asserted how game developers would see new demand for their products as the platform technology improved. The obvious winners were those invested in game console production and development, but it was too early to point the finger at many specific names. Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's XBOX platform were expected to thrive well into the next generation, but hardware component suppliers were still an unknown... until now. Unofficially announced, both Sony and Microsoft have selected Advanced Micro Devices as the source of their next-generation console processor needs. How much will this help to save a failing company?

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ASUS Orion Pro Gaming Headset
The Republic of Gamers (ROG) was established by ASUS in 2006 in order to be the organization's entity that focused solely on the needs of PC gamers. Since then, the ROG has not only produced great gaming hardware, but it has developed into a gaming community. It goes without saying that ASUS has the respect of the vast majority of hardcore gamers out there, and ASUS set out to ensure that the Orion Pro gaming headset would nothing but elevate its reputation. The goal here was to develop a headset that delivered unrivaled audio, yet remained light and comfortable. Benchmark reviews will test the ASUS Orion Pro gaming headset to see if it lives up to the ROG standards.

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Ineo AlienVibes W601 Speaker System

There are times when you just have to let the music roar, and headphones are not an option. So what do you do? How about a compact speaker system with great bass performance and quite a bit of power at a very decent price. Benchmark Reviews has put the Ineo Alienvibes W601 Subwoofer Speaker System (with remote control) to the test and we were impressed with how it performed. Crank up the volume and it has a big punch and wall shaking bass. This may be the sound system you are looking for.

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Intel 525 SSD mSATA Solid State Drive

Built from the same technology that made the Intel SSD 335 Series possible, the Intel Solid State Drive 525 Series packages a LSI/SandForce SF-2281VB1-SDC processor optimized for the mSATA interface with 6Gb/s bandwidth and available in capacities up to 240GB utilizing 25nm INFT NAND Flash components. Ideal for high-performance storage in notebook computers, tablet devices, and enthusiast motherboard, the Intel 525 SSD is a simple upgrade that instantly boosts speed and responsiveness. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the Intel SSD 525 Series mSATA Solid State Drive (SSDMCEAC240B301) against SATA 6GB/s storage solutions.

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CM Storm Quickfire TK Mechanical Keyboard

For many of our readers, a keyboard is the way they interact with the world whether it is for work or pleasure. In our ever more connected world, problems like typing speed and comfort are becoming more of a necessity than a nicety. Cooler Master realizes this and has brought out an entire line of mechanical keyboards to handle the demanding needs of typists. In this review, we will be looking at the CM Storm Quickfire TK w/Cherry MX Red switches. These light linear switches are preferred by many gamers for their light touch and linear motion. In this article, Benchmark Reviews will determine if the CM Storm Quickfire TK Mechanical Keyboard SGK-4020 is a great value or if enthusiast we be better served with a different keyboard.

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120GB OCZ Vertex 3.20 Solid State Drive

OCZ Technology launched their Vertex 3 solid state drive based on the second-generation LSI-SandForce SF-2281 processor back in early 2011, making it a familiar storage product among high-performance enthusiasts. Two years later they've revisited the popular design, and made several improvements. Now available with 20nm Synchronous Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash components, Vertex 3.20 is designed to offer better performance for less cost. Vertex 3.20 arrives in 120GB and 240GB capacities, both offering 550 MB/s reads and 520 MB/s writes. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the 120GB OCZ Vertex 3.20 SSD (model VTX3-25SAT3-120G.20), and compare it against the fastest SATA 6GB/s storage solutions.

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