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  2. Hopefully, everyone can get this card before the bots do. Full unboxing of the new Nvidia 3060 Ti Gaming X Trio from MSI below:
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  4. Rest assured that no matter if you choose a mainstream Core i5, a high-end Core i7, or the enthusiast Core i9 that you will be getting a very good to excellent processor. All three offer a lot of performance without all that much upfront cost. It just is those who want to get the best, most optimal, option for their needs should put more time, thought, and effort into their decision. So do your homework. Think about what you actually do with your system. Then come to your own conclusions. Not what anyone, including us, tell you what you should be buying. Doing otherwise may result in a rather
  5. In summary, if you are looking for a good deal, do not need it to be ‘the fastest’ PCIe 3.0 drive going, and do not plan on hammering it with more than 50% of the free capacity at one time, the Silicon Power UD70 2TB is a good option at a great price. Just understand the target demographics it was built for and the compromises required to hit its low asking price before you track one down. Read the full review below: https://www.realhardwarereviews.com/silicon-power-ud70-2tb-review/
  6. In summary, if you are looking for a good deal, do not need it to be ‘the fastest’ PCIe 3.0 drive going, and do not plan on hammering it with more than 50% of the free capacity at one time, the Silicon Power UD70 2TB is a good option at a great price. Just understand the target demographics it was built for and the compromises required to hit its low asking price before you track one down. Read the full review below: https://www.realhardwarereviews.com/silicon-power-ud70-2tb-review/
  7. Thank you! I'm looking through that thread now. It looks like I'll be dropping by Best Buy on my way home tonight to have a look at what they have! They have 10TBs in stock, so maybe I'll grab a couple!
  8. I PMed you a link to the my source for this, a very popular Canadian deals (non-tech) forum. There are no guarantees you'll get the one you're looking for, but the accumulated intelligence is rather compelling, especially with returns allowed for unopened drives until January 16th, 2021. As those reports stand now, and discounting any shills: Barracuda Pro 2 Ironwolf Pro -> 07/20 (7 reports) - S/N Prefix: NAABAY* / NAABAZ*, Silver Sticker -> 08/20 (11 reports) - S/N Prefix: NAABAC* / NAABC*, Hologram Seal -> 09/20 (6 reports) - S/N Prefix: NAABE7*, Clea
  9. I saw that these were on sale and have been searching all over to find out what drives are in these. All I've seen is reports (at least as recent as 3 months ago) is that they are Barracuda Pro drives in them. I haven't found anyone reporting Ironwolf Pros or EXOS drives in them. (not that I've seen every single report ever, mind you) Do you know of any sources confirming they have switched over? If I knew for sure they were, I'd grab two for my backup NAS but I'm not interested in Barracuda Pro drives.
  10. Following up on this because $20/TB is finally back in Canada after something like 3 years (edit: and briefly in 2019). $200.19 for a Seagate Expansion 10TB Desktop External (STEB10000400) Best ever pricing on these drives. https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/seagate-expansion-10tb-desktop-external-hard-drive-steb10000400/13873749 Buyers who shucked these are still reporting mostly Ironwolf Pros and EXOS X16 drives which is a phenomenal upgrade on the Barracuda Pros found at first in these and in the 8TB models. That said this sale ends Nov. 26 and it is to wonder what the Blac
  11. With their mixture of performance, capacity and price we highly recommend either kit if you are interested in having massive amounts of RAM on tap. Optimally we recommend picking up two kits… as having 128GB of RAM really does open up a world of possibilities that smaller 64GB setups can not match. For instance, having a 64GB RAM drive and still having 64GB for actual Random Access Memory means game load times, application load times, and nearly anything else load times are a thing of the past. Forget PCIe 4.0 NVMe drives… RAM Drives are where the real performance is at. The same is also true
  12. Should I get this or the newly released WD 850?
  13. When you then add in a good warranty, with excellent customer support, into the mix the DS1520+ not only easily justifies its asking price it makes a lot of the competition look over-priced by comparison. Just be warned, when you do use Synology, and their DS1520+, as your introduction to the wonderful world of Network Attached Storage you may just end up with a new hobby and habit. One where you may quickly find yourself spending way too much time thinking about a ‘long overdue’ 10GbE network update and their sexy Xeon and Ryzen Embed options… or maybe even a homebrew option. Just understand
  14. Thanks for the review. There is a lot of content within the read that seems to be focused on the current state of people recommending amd. While I don’t 100% agree with all the comments, I respect your honesty in it. I completely agree that there is always a case to make different recommendations, vice blanket statements. That being said, there was a long window of time were the general consensus was intel unless you fell into certain use cases...now that has generally reversed...whether we like it or not. I don’t think I am biased and have and will continue to buy whatever is the best pr
  15. Its crazy to believe that a CPU is capable of not only breaking the 5Ghz barrier but running all ten flat-out at 5.3Ghz which is an insane amount of horsepower. Check out our full review of the Intel I9 10900K below. https://www.realhardwarereviews.com/intel-core-i9-10900k-review/
  16. Seems like a great drive! Thanks for the review.
  17. So, if you are looking for a new NVMe SSD, especially to pair with your fancy new AMD system, the Seagate FireCuda 520 is a good choice for those craving good performance at a reasonable price right now. For those who already own the last gen 510 series or its equivalent… you may want to skip a gen before upgrading. Especially if you plan on using it on your Intel or older AMD based PC. The same is true of those patient enough to wait for the better controllers to land, for when they do we fully expect the FireCuda 520 to be EOL’ed and replaced with a much more potent model.
  18. As such, the IronWolf 125 Pro may be overkill for your needs and the noticeably lower asking price of the standard model may make it a better overall value. Of course, peace of mind is priceless, so if you can afford one (or more) of these bad boys the IronWolf Pro 960GB model should be on your short, short list. We foresee it becoming a cult classic in experienced homebrew circles. Just as we foresee the standard doing the same for the NAS Appliance and PC storage market. Rest assured, no matter which model you choose you can be confident that they will not be the bottleneck in your NAS devic
  19. The all new Crucial X6 may not win any awards for sheer speed (as it is SATA and not NVMe based) nor for having the lowest asking price in the market… and certainly no awards for being the most robust; but those are about the only major negatives we can think of. This is a rather flexible, predictable, and not overly expensive model that we can see making waves in a corner of the market that has become rather saturated of late. That in and of itself is impressive. Read the full review below https://www.realhardwarereviews.com/crucial-x6-2tb-external-ssd-review/
  20. Taken as a whole, if you are not impressed by what Seagate was able to do… you have not been paying attention. It may not be flashy, it arguably is not being marketed optimally, and certainly is not a ‘revolutionary break through’ we have come to expect, but this new gen is a great evolution to an existing foundation. A firm foundation that has been further refined, and this refinement does pay tangible dividends. As such, if you can afford the asking price the Seagate IronWolf Pro 18TB easily justifies its professional moniker and its asking price – and then some. For those that cannot? Fear
  21. We are surprised on what this little guy can do. Check out our full review of the Crucial X8 2TB below! https://www.realhardwarereviews.com/crucial-x8-2tb-external-ssd-review/
  22. This is honestly the perfect thing for people who love having a little personal flair in their bedroom, or on their desk. Overall it’s a solid buy especially as gift if your willing to put some money behind it. If your looking for something cheaper they do offer smaller and cheaper versions in their pixel art series that you can buy. Read the full review here
  23. The LaCie 2Big RAID going to be right for every customer and every possible scenario? Of course not. Not everyone needs the flexibility a dual bay D.A.S has to offer. Not everyone will be able to get over toting around this much added weight. Not everyone will like the lack of daisy chaining abilities. Others still will prefer to spend the same amount of money on 1Big Dock and get more features at the expense of RAID abilities. For security conscious professionals, the lack of a lock on the drive caddies will be a major turn off. As such not everyone will be able to justify the asking price. T
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