Consumer Reviews
by Lyle Smith

Crucial BX300 SSD Review

The Crucial BX300 is the company’s latest consumer SSD that combines their 3D NAND with a budget-friendly price tag. The new BX300 SSD is the direct successor to the BX200 and features a Silicon Motion Controller and custom firmware. Highly energy efficient, the BX300 is available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities.

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by Lyle Smith

WD My Passport Ultra Review (4TB)

The My Passport Ultra drive is a portable HDD that features USB 3.0 connectivity and the company’s usual slick-looking design. Designed for consumers and professionals on the go who to store large amounts of data, the new My Passport Ultra is available in a maximum capacity of 4TB. This new release features an updated design, higher capacity, and improved performance compared to the previous generation.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Portable SSD T5 Review

The Samsung Portable SSD T5 is the company’s latest high-performing mobile storage solution powered by advanced V-NAND technology. The T5 is the long-awaited successor to the popular T3 (released way back in early 2016) and is designed for media professionals and enthusiasts who transfer massive amounts of data.

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by Lyle Smith

Lenovo ThinkStation P910 Review

The Lenovo ThinkStation P910 is part of the company’s P-series, a family of rugged workstations that offer higher internal capacity as well as more support for workloads than any of their other previous series. These tank-like workstations can scale to entry level all the way up to the high demands of CAE, R&D, rendering, special effects and Oil & Gas. The P910 is the most powerful model of the bunch, as Lenovo touts it as highest producer of I/O output on the market along with having the largest storage capacity.

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD Review

The SanDisk Ultra 3D is a new client SSD similar to that of the WD Blue 3D. Because this drive is on the lower end of the performance scale, its main application will be general upgrades from an HDD-based system to solid-state technology for faster boot up times and speedier overall performance. It should also be noted that WD has the same drive under its own brand, so this is essentially an identical SSD with a different sticker slapped on it.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Quadro P6000 Review

Unlike several vendors in the industry, NVIDIA likes to keep it a bit simpler in terms of naming their products. A higher number is equal to a higher performer. In our previous reviews we’ve looked at GPUs on the lower end of performance and how they perform in workstations. Today we will be looking at the NVIDIA Quadro P6000 the second most powerful (and possibly the highest performing) GPU NVIDIA has to offer for desktop workstations.

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by Lyle Smith

NVIDIA Quadro P5000 Review

We previously reviewed several of the lower to mid-range cards from NVIDIA’s new Quadro line, and now we’re moving into higher end models, specifically the P5000. This powerful card is equipped with more CUDA cores and larger framebuffers compared to the lower models, enabling significantly better performance during larger datasets in complex enterprise workflows. Additionally, NVIDIA indicates that its advanced GPU-accelerated ray tracing technologies, such as NVIDIA Iray, allow professionals to complete their projects much faster.

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by Lyle Smith

NVIDIA Quadro P2000 Review

We previously reviewed the NVIDIA Quadro P1000 and P4000 GPUs, and though they certainly aren’t nearly as powerful as the company’s highest-end workstation GPUs, both of these cards performed well enough to suit most general professional use cases--and at a very affordable to boot. The P2000 offers much of the same, lying somewhere in between those two cards in the performance spectrum. Touted as the perfect balance of performance and features, this compact form factor GPU offers the power needed for creative professionals who work with intensive 3D applications.

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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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