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Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery (Technician) Review

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Pros: Works, Featureful

Cons: Issues with .CR2 files, Dated looking GUI

Review: Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery - Technician   It goes without saying that backup is an essential topic when discussing data management. However, this is something oh so many forget to do or don’t even think about. One of the worse repercussions of forgetting about this important task is data loss. Losing a file to something as simple as emptying the recycle bin or nasty as a media failure, put blatantly, Sucks. With a capital “S.” When you lose priceless memories such as baby photos or that report you were working on all week you may feel helpless. It is in your time of need a good data recovery software can be a knight in shining armor.     Stellar...
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Plextor M3 Series 128GB SSD Unboxing and Review

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Pros: Fast, reliable, not SandForce

So there you go. I just got this in the mail today. This is a fast drive, similar to the Corsair Performance Pro, Crucial M4, and the Samsung 830. It should be reliable in the long run. I am currently using it as a storage drive for my photos and hopefully it will speed up some of my editing time. Plextor PX-M3S Specs: Capacities 128GB - PX-128M3S 256GB - PX-256M3S 512GB - PX-512M3S Performance 128GB - 510MB/s read, 210MB/s write 256GB - 510MB/s read, 360MB/s write 512GB - 525MB/s read, 445MB/s write Features SATA 6Gb/s interface Marvell 9174 processor Toshiba 24nm Toggle NAND Buffer - 512MB (128GB capacity - 256MB) Power Consumption (Typical) - 0.1W (Idle); 5W...
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Good Fan Controller

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Pros: Cheap and reliable

Cons: LED lights are vey bright

Got this b/c I was too cheap to get a more expensive fan controller. I was very surprised at how well it works, I can even turn the fans off completely. The lights change from RED to BLUE depending on the adjustment of power added to the fan. Now I can adjust my fans to the sound level I want and this purchase was well worth it.

Reliable, low budget PSU

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Pros: 520 watts, cheap

Cons: No Power cable

Great 80 plus certified psu. Runs cool and quiet. The cable are long. 40 amps on the 12v rail is nice. Great length for bottom mounted supplies. Plenty of power connectors for sata and molex devices. I got this running in my dad's build/Server. I have it powering a i3 2100 and 6 HDDs 24/7 and it give no issue, it has worked flawlessly.

Loud

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Pros: Move a lot of air, blue

Cons: Loud!

These fans are loud especially at full speed, I can't concentrate when they are maxed. They are definitely not 19dBA as marketed that's for sure. Other than that they cool great and move a good amount of air. I have 5 in my case and am considering replacing them for something quieter.

Awesome wireless mouse

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Pros: Wireless, responsive

Cons: None

I have used this mouse over the past year and it has worked great for me. I can easily lay down on my bed and control my PC from a few feet away. It is the first wireless mouse that has lasted me over 6 months too. I really like the ability to have the USB adapter hidden away in the mouse too. Recommended

Great TV/Monitor

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Pros: TV Tuner, picture, inputs

Cons: None

Like I said this has been a great TV/Monitor. I constantly use it for photo editing and watching movies and it has never given me an issue so far. I love the tons of inputs on the back and the picture quality is great! The remote is easy to use and the navigation menus are easy to follow. If you are in look of a TV/ monitor I would definitely recommend this!

Good home user keyboard

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Pros: Cheap, nice keys

Cons: None

Ok, so this is a pretty decent keyboard for $10. I haven't used anything else this cheap that performs as well. the keys are responsive and click nicely. I would definitely buy again.
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