by Lyle Smith

Dell Precision 5720 All-in-one Workstation Review

The Dell Precision 5720 is the company’s newest all-in-one desktop offering designed specifically for media professionals. This new workstation features a plethora of different processor options from the 6th and 7th generation Intel Core families and the powerful Xeon line for maximum performance. Depending on budgets and/or needs, users will be able to equip their Precision 5720 with the power it needs for high performance during demanding professional software applications. Users can also add up to three 4K UHD displays to help improve workflow.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD Red 10TB Review

WD continues to expand the capacities of its popular Red brand of HDDs with the latest being 10TB. With this new bump up in capacity an 8-bay NAS can have a whopping 80TB of capacity without adding any expansion units. The HDDs come in 3.5” form factor making them a simple drop in replacement for lower capacity HDDs that users are looking to upgrade. As with the 8TB Red, WD is using its HelioSeal helium-technology and NASware 3.0.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba N300 NAS HDD Review (8TB)

Toshiba continues to lend more of its focus to the NAS drive market with the release of its N300 line, 3.5-inch hard drives designed for consumer and business/office users looking for a 24x7 high-performing, high-capacity storage solution. Like all drives of this kind, the N300 is optimized for reliability and endurance (a maximum of 180TB/year workload factor), and supports multi-RAID configurations inside NAS devices with up to 8 bays. The N300 family features a 6Gbps SATA interface, comes in capacities of 4TB, 6TB and 8TB, spin at 7,200rpm, and features 1 million hours mean time between failures.

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by Lyle Smith

NVIDIA Quadro P1000 Review

The NVIDIA P1000 is small form-factor professional graphics card from newly released Quadro cards featuring the company’s Pascal GPU architecture. We previously reviewed the mid-range P4000 model from NVIDIA’s new Quadro line and found it to be an impressive performer for its price point. The P1000 is a entry-level card from this family and is designed for those looking for an even more affordable GPU solution that minimizes the workstation footprint without having to sacrifice performance. Though it certainly can't handle demanding professional applications on the same level as the higher-class Quadro cards, the P1000 will be able to tackle most use cases.

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by Lyle Smith

NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Review

Early this year, NVIDIA announced their newest professional line of Quadro graphics cards that leverage the Pascal GPU architecture. We will be looking at the NVIDIA Quadro P4000, the middle-ground card of a product line that consists of models from all over the performance and form-factor spectrum. The P4000 is specifically designed for relatively demanding professional applications and comes equipped with a 1792 CUDA core Pascal GPU, 8GB GDDR5 of memory and advanced display technologies. Power-wise, NVIDIA quotes P4000’s max consumption at 105W, which is noticeably less than larger cards like the 150W M5000.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel 545S SSD Review

Intel’s latest client SSD featuring its new 64-Layer, TLC, Intel 3D NAND, is the 545S Series. The first version available, and the subject of this review, is the 2.5” form factor with 512GB capacity. Intel did state that it would be releasing more capacities, ranging form 128GB up to 2TB, and a M.2 form factor as well. The new drive is a SATA drive and will serve as an HDD replacement, offering better performance and lower power one typically sees when switching form SSD to HDD.

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by StorageReview Consumer Desk

Toshiba XG5 NVMe SSD Review

Announced last month, Toshiba’s XG5 is the company’s newest M.2 form factor (2280) NVMe SSD. The XG5 is also the first SSD from Toshiba to leverage the company’s 64-layer BiCS 3D flash memory (TLC) which delivers the highest layer count in the market. The XG5 comes in three capacities ranging from 256GB to 1TB and uses a single-sided form factor to enhance deployment flexibility in devices like ultra-thin computers or embedded/edge computing devices. The XG5 is targeted at mainstream client computing use cases where there's a clear need for performance, while still respecting a balance of power consumption and overall drive cost. For organizations with an enhanced security need, the XG5 comes in an SED flavor, supporting TCG Opal Version 2.01.

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by Tucker Mindrum

ADATA SU900 SSD Review

ADATA recently added to their 3D NAND SSD line with the SU900, a larger capacity option (2TB) that also includes performance improvements. Other than the newly added high speed SMI controller and the aforementioned changes, the SU900 is almost identical to its predecessor (the ADATA SU800 SSD). That said, the SU900 is being marketed as a good option for casual users looking to upgrade the storage of their ultrabooks, notebooks, or game consoles.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Releases The Smallest ISV-Certified Workstation

Today at its TRANSFORM commercial summit in New York, NY, Lenovo made two announcements around its PC offerings. Lenovo announced what it refers to as the smallest Independent Software Vendor (ISV) certified workstation, the ThinkStation P320 Tiny. Levono states that the P320 Tiny can run critical applications reliably in a one liter form factor. The company is also announcing a PC as a Service (PCaaS) offering to provide a fully-managed, fixed monthly cost subscription model combining hardware and services into a single solution.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TVS-882ST3 Thunderbolt 3 Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the availability of the TVS-882ST3, a 2.5 inch 8-bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS powered by a 6th Generation Intel 14nm Core i7/i5 quad-core processor. The new NAS also features AES-NI encryption, 10GbE 10GBASE-T dual networking ports, USB 3.1 10Gbps Type-C/Type-A ports, and 4K HDMI output. QNAP indicates that it is specifically designed to house an all-SSD configuration to improve workflow collaboration between Thunderbolt 3-enabled Macs and Windows users.

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