Hardware Review Roundup: 1/15/21

Graphics: EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 Ultra @ Guru3D
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 2x16GB DDR4-2666 SODIMM @ [M]adShrimps
Storage: ADATA SE800 1TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD @ NikKTech, Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD @ ThinkComputers
Cases: Corsair 5000D @ Guru3D
Audio: EPOS Sennheiser GSX 300 Gaming Series @ NikKTech
Cooling: NZXT Kraken X63 RGB LCS @ Guru3D

ADATA Swordfish & Falcon M.2 NVMe SSDs

It seems many people are building brand new PCs this time of year and when it comes to storage we’ve seen a shift from people moving from traditional hard drives and even SATA-based solid state drives to M.2 NVMe storage.  With prices pretty low and many motherboards offering at least two M.2 slots it makes sense to go the M.2 route.  Today we will be taking a look at two M.2 NVMe solid state drives from ADATA.  The first is the Falcon, which offers sequential read and write speeds of 3100 MB/s and 1500 MB/s respectively.  Then we have the Swordfish, which is a bit slower with sequential speeds of 1800 MB/s read and 1200 MB/s write. 

Read more @ ThinkComputers

Today’s Reviews: 10/27/20

Case: Cougar Conquer 2 @ Neoseeker
Cooling: Thermalright Macho Rev. C @ TweakTown, Deepcool AS500 @ Hexus, SilverStone AR01 V3 @ The FPS Review
Peripherals: SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless Gaming Mouse @ [M]adShrimps
Storage: SK hynix Gold P31 M.2 NVMe SSD @ ThinkComputers, WD My Passport SSD 1TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 @ TweakTown, Corsair MP400 2TB SSD @ KitGuru, ADATA XPG Gammix S50 Lite M.2 NVMe SSD @ Tom’s Hardware
Memory: GeIL ORION DDR4-3600 16GB Memory Kit @ ThinkComputers
PSU: GIGABYTE P550B 550W @ APH Networks, SilverStone DA1650-G @ Tom’s Hardware, Thermaltake Toughpower PF1 750W @ Tom’s Hardware

Review Roundup – 10/15/20

Storage

ADATA XPG Gammix S50 Lite 2TB NVMe Gen4 M.2 SSD @ TweakTown
LaCie 1Big Dock SSD Pro 4TB @ TweakTown
Patriot Memory Viper VPN100 RGB PCIe 1TB M.2 SSD @ [M]adShrimps
Leven JPR600 2 TB NVMe SSD @ Guru3D
ADATA SE760 1TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD @ NikKTech
Corsair MP400 2TB NVMe M.2 SSD  @ TweakTown

Audio

Corsair HS60 Haptic Headset @ TweakTown
Corsair HS60 Haptic Headset @ Guru3D
Sennheiser EPOS GSX 300 External Sound Card @ TweakTown
Cooler Master MH650 Gaming Headset @ OCInside.de

Cases

Cooler Master MasterBox NR200 @ TweakTown
Deepcool Macube 110 @ Guru3D

Other

Mountain Makalu 67 Light-Weight RGB Gaming Mouse @ NikKTech
Corsair K60 RGB Pro @ Guru3D

ADATA Falcon 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD

With that out of the way the Falcon may not be the fastest M.2 NVMe around when it comes to writes but it does exceptionally well in reads and that along with its heatspreader, higher endurance and the 5-year limited warranty is why it gets our Golden Award.

Read more @ NikKTech

ADATA FALCON 1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD

ADATA released a new NVMe SSD, it should be a value product based on the new Realtek RTS5762DL controller that moved its data over 4 channels. The product is tagged to reach 3 GBs reads and 1.5 GB/s writes at a price of roughly 130 USD for the 1TB model. We check out if the product is worth it.

Read more @ Guru3D