Memory

Patriot Viper Elite 3000 MHz 16GB (2x8GB) kit

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Introduction Even though DDR4 kits are nothing new, with kits having been in use for over a year, progress in the memory industry does not stop with a technology like as DDR4 when dealing with Intel X99 and Z170-series chips. No, the wheel keeps on turning as companies like Patriot …

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Kingston Mobilelite Wireless G3 (MLWG3)& MobileLite Wireless Pro 64GB(MLWG3/64)

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Kingston Mobilelite Wireless G3 & MobileLite Wireless Pro 64GB In the 60’s we wanted to tune out, turn on, weird out and push back from society and find our own ways, those days are long past. The world we live in today is turned on tuned in online 24/7/365 and …

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Kingston 32GB UHS-I U3 microSDHC Review

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Kingston 32GB UHS-I U3 microSDHC Review As media playback formats increase the need for faster MicroSD cards has increased. With 2K/4K video playback and burst mode (Continuous still images on on DSLR cameras) older MicroSD cards just can’t keep up with todays needs. Face it most people going into your local …

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Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 Gen 1 128GB, HyperX Fast USB Thumb Drive

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Kingston HyperX Savage USB 3.1 Gen 1 128GB Drive Thumb drives are growing in capacity and speed as SSDs drop in price and increase in capacity. Today’s portable storage looks much different than just a few years ago. My first USB drive review was a Panda USB 1.0 drive with …

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Mushkin Redline Ridgeback 8GB Dual-Channel DDR4-2666MHz (15-15-15-35) (997192T)

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“Gamers, take notice. Rivals, take notes.” Hello hardware enthusiast. For today’s review menu we are serving 100% American made high quality memory modules from Mushkin. The exact kit on review today is the all new Redline Ridgeback 8GB Dual-Channel DDR4-2666MHz (15-15-15-35) (997192T). The world got it’s first taste of Mushkin’s …

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Patriot Viper 4 2800MHz 16GB (2x8GB) Dual-Channel Memory Kit

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INTRODUCTION All new motherboards and CPU’s are generally an improvement over what they replace. Well, Skylake goes above and beyond and replaces the old DDR3 memory format. This is the first mainstream chip to utilize DDR4 as the memory standard, and as a result, there are a large number of new kits …

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G.Skill TridentZ 16GB DDR 4 DC 3200 MHz (16 18 18 38), The Need For Speed!

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G.Skill TridentZ DDR 4 DC 3200 MHz When it comes to computers faster bigger and badder is better and speed in computing is a factor of money and carefully selected components that keep you off the Ramen shelves at your local grocers. Processor speed has always been king in computing …

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Kingston HyperX Savage 16GB Dual-Channel 3000MHz DDR4 Review (15-16-16-39) (HX430C15SBK2/16)

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HyperX Savage 16GB Dual-Channel 3000MHz DDR4 When Skylake came out we were tantalized with the possibilities for high-speed RAM exceeding existing top end kits. Kingston was nice enough to send over a Kingston HyperX Savage 3000MHz kit for us to check out, and with 16GB of dual-channel Savage timed at …

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Crucial Ballistix Sport 2400MHz 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 Review (BLS8G4D240FSB)

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Crucial Ballistix 2400MHz 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 Review Intel dropped the initial Skylake offerings and naturally there’s a bevy of new Motherboards and Ram flooding the component pipeline faster than ever before. Crucial is always ready for a new platform and today we have a kit of Ballistix 2400MHz 16GB dual Channel …

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Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB DDR4 2666MHz (15 17 17) Dual Channel Review (HX426C15FBK2/16)

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Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 (16 16 16) Dual Channel Review Skylake processors landed with a thundering applause and stores are sold out of the I7 6700K and production can’t keep up with demand yet. Since it’s not Intel’s “HEDP” High End Desktop Platform it uses Dual Channel Ram. The …

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Samsung Portable SSD T1 – good things come in small packages

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Even though many of us are using more and more cloud storage for things like images and music there still is a need for local storage on our desktops and laptops. On a desktop it usually is quite easy to just pop in another SSD or regular hard drive but …

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Crucial 16GB Ballistix Elite 2666MHz

Introduction Random Access Memory (RAM) is one of those items that a lot of computer users love to have a lot of. And in reality, you can never have too much RAM for your computer systems. What our Operating System (OS) doesn’t fully use, we will find a way to …

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Kingston HyperX Fury 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 Review (HX426C15FBK4/32), Lets mix it up!

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Kingston HyperX Fury 32GB 2666 MHz DDR4 Today we are going to mix it up a bit while testing a Kingston HyperX Fury 32GB 2666 MHz. We are going to attempt to mate it to a kit of HyperX Fury 32 GB 2400 MHz and run both kits in the …

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ADATA Premier Pro SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3)

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The role that SD and MicroSD cards play in our ever-increasing mobile lifestyle is becoming more and more important.  As our devices become more advanced and file sizes become larger, read and write speeds are increasingly crucial to how we interact and use our devices in our daily lives.   When …

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Kingston 32GB DataTraveler Mini 3.0(DTM30/32GB)

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The Kingston 32GB USB 3.0 DataTraveler Mini is a no frills, NAND flash based USB 3.0 thumb drive. Along with the no frills approach comes a no frills price, currently running $13.99. When you think about it, that’s a lot of storage for a pretty small price and comes out …

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VisionTek Road Warrior Roundup, 60 GB Go Drive, Wallet Drive and DriveXpander

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The world has become a mobile place. Mobility along with data communications and data transfer are part of our everyday lives. The cloud is okay, but data security can still be an issue. Thumb drives are alright, but limited in application and grow mega-expensive as their size grows. What do you do …

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G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 3000MHz 1.35v CL 15 15 15 35 (F4-3000C15Q-16GRR) Review

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We recently looked at a kit of G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 2666MHz and they were screaming-good both in speed and overclocking, and had nice, tight timings as well. We went back to the G.SKILL well and pulled out a G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 3000MHz kit so we can get a direct comparison between …

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G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB 2666MHz (F4-2666C15Q-16GRR), Overclocking Ambrosia!

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G.Skill has been churning out enthusiast memory that overclocks like nothing else we’ve ever seen. Pop a set of Ripjaws 4 into your dream machine and settle into the BIOS for an overclocking experience like you’ve never had! G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB 2666MHz G.Skills History ‘G. SKILL”, established in 1989 …

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Vengeance® LPX 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666 MHz C16 Memory Kit Review (CMK32GX4M4A2666C16)

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Corsair Vengeance LPX is designed for high performance overclocking on the Intel X99 platform. It has a pure aluminum heat spreader for fast heat dissipation and an eight layer PCB to help manage heat and provide more overclocking headroom. To that end Corsair has installed a second XMP 3.0 profile that …

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480GB HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD (SHPM2280P2/480G)

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Hard drives have been a big bottleneck in computers since the inception of computing.  While platter drives offer a lot of storage for an affordable price, they have always been handicapped by relatively slow speeds, unless you bought one of the high-priced 10k RPM drives or put them in a …

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Kingston Technologies Data Traveler microDuo 3

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With the plethora of different storage devices out in the market today to choose from for us to connect from one electronic device to another electronic device makes trying to choose one that fits the bill for us quiet difficult, as well as confusing. Especially, when we start adding the …

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Kingston Technologies micro-SD card with Mobile Lite G4 Media Reader

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The need to have more storage space on our mobile devices is becoming a necessity. We require more storage space so that we can take longer video’s, hold more of our pictures and are able to store and play our movies and songs on our portable devices; Phones and Tablets. …

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Kingston SM2280S3 120GB M.2 SATA SSD Review

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The good folks over at Kingston were kind enough to send over a Kingston M.2. SM2280S3 120GB M.2. Solid State Drive, whats the noise about you might ask. The noise is about the blazing speed one of these innocuous little drives can produce. As a little spoiler, to grab your …

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SanDisk UltraFit USB 3.0 FlashDrive (16GB)

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In an age where we no longer use floppy discs and many systems no longer even have an optical drive the USB-memory sticks have become invaluable for carrying around data, use as Live-“CD” for Linux-distros or even as install-media for Windows and other OS’s. While USB 2.0 was pretty slow …

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VisionTek USB Pocket SSD 120GB (900718), Pocket Sized Speed Demon

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Want the speed of an internal Hard drive in a pocket portable size? The VisionTek USB Pocket SSD (120GB) might be what you’re looking for.  Rated at speeds up to 455MB/s Read and 440MB/s write the VisionTek USB pocket SSD should not only meet your speed needs but also your …

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Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 16GB 2800MHz, The Viper Strikes (PV416G280C6QK)

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Founded in 1985, Patriot designs, manufactures and markets high performance, enthusiast memory modules, flash memory, and mobile accessory products with the objective of offering a perfect blend of quality and value for consumers. Happy 30th Patriot! Patriots long tradition of enthusiast ram modules is continued in their Viper 4 Series, …

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Kingston HyperX Savage (16GB)

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The HyperX brand has a long history for Kingston. Introduced in 2002, the HyperX branded memory modules delivers excellent performance with high overclocking potential. It quickly caught on among the enthusiasts as the premium memory module of the choice when comes to performance, reliability, and overclocking. Over the years, Kingston …

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Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 32GB 2400MHz, Harness The Fury!

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Kingston’s hit a home run with their HyperX Fury DDR4 32GB 2400MHz kit! Running in 4 colors, Black, Red, Blue and White you can color coordinate the screaming speed and dependability Kingston offers. In the past we’ve tested and proven more RAM is better and people will argue 32GB is …

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Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2

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MobileLite G2 MobilLite G2 Bundle The Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 is a small media reader that broadcasts a WiFi signal that just about any WiFi enabled device can receive. You can plug-in various storage media and have your files easily accessible to most WiFi capable devices. The MobileLite G2 will …

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Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ 3G

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Data security is an ever increasing concern yet many people consider a thumb drive “secure enough”, at least until it’s lost.  Kingston’s DataTraveler Locker+ G3 offers Password protection, 256-bit AES encryption and requires a re-format on the drive after 10 failed password attempts. Need that crucial data safe but easily accessible …

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Kingston HyperX Predator Predator DDR4 3000MHz – Putting Pedal to the Metal on X99

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Introduction Kingston has probably one of the longest standing and most diverse histories in memory with its KVR line being a staple in many business and OEM systems along with its performance “HyperX” Line branching off in many areas for OC and gaming. Today we are looking at the newest …

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Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666MHZ 16GB Quad Channel Memory Kit

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Introduction Corsair has been a long known player in the memory game and even after branching out into many other products they still deliver some great memory products very consistently Now that we have come upon DDR4 Corsair was the first to get us some hands on time with DIMMS …

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Patriot Viper 32GB Low Profile Memory Kit Review

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Introduction Patriot being in the memory game for some time always has some tricks up its sleeve so to see them join the “Low profile” game is really cool. Now to clarify obviously these are not the low profile spec in terms of PCB or sub 18mm sticks, these are …

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Patriot Viper III 2400MHz “Black Mamba” Memory Kit Review

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Introduction Patriot has been in the market for a long time but it is the lesser known little brother in the memory game. However this has not kept them from making some very cool memory models among other devices such as USB flash drives, mobile wireless storage and even a …

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Gskill F3-2666C11D-8GTXD 2666MHz Dual Channel 8GB Memory Review

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Introduction Gskill has been a popular memory provider for some time and their innovation along with work with high end overclockers helps push them to even more popularity as their memory can be seen at some tof the top benchmarks records in the world. Also the recent Computex show Gskill …

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Kingston HyperX Beast 2133 64GB

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We are featuring the exceptionally large 64GB HyperX Beast kit today. If that doesn’t spark your interest, this kit runs at a blazing 2133MHz for extreme enthusiast systems. Continue reading for more….. We are featuring the exceptionally large 64GB HyperX Beast kit today. If that doesn't spark your interest, this …

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G.Skill RipjawsX F3-2133C9D-16GXH

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We have the 16GB (2x8GB) G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3-2133 (F3-2133C9D-16GXH) in our lab today, and we’re going to run it through the gauntlet. In addition to just doing a simple review of the RAM modules, we’ll also take the opportunity to examine performance differences against 4GB modules, and test how Core …

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Kingston 64GB microSDXC SDCX10/64GB

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Promised to deliver at least 10 MB/s, the 64GB Kingston microSDXC card packs plenty of storage space for your mobile devices. For a 64GB microSD expandable storage for your mobile device, it also priced quite competitively at $60, and the included SD adapter makes it versatile so that you can …

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Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary 2400MHz 16GB Memory Kit

Kingston as a whole has been around a long time, but they created the HyperX brand when they realized there were people that wanted to push the limits of their system memory in order to increase performance. That was a long 10 years ago and the kit we have today …

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RAMDisks: Maximizing High-Capacity RAM

Want a tremendous speed boost? Keep reading, as we explore the benefits of a RAMDisk.

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