by Marshall Gunnell

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Review

The Quadro RTX 4000, announced in November of last year, is part of NVIDIA’s professional GPU family. The RTX 4000 is specifically designed for the CAD software professional, providing intense realism and immersive interaction with their designs. Consequently, this allows them to run advanced simulations and analyses on their local workstation.

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by Michael Rink

Western Digital Adds NVMe To WD Blue SSD

Today Western Digital (WD) is releasing their first mid-range NVMe drive. We previously covered the announcement for the second generation of their high-end Black line NVMe SSDs due out in April. The first gen of their high-end NVMe's are available now, so its no surprise WD is transitioning their mid-range Blue line of drives to NVMe. With the industry-wide adoption of NVMe having been anticipated for some time, we expect to see their Green line make the jump sooner rather than later, although we've not yet heard anything suggesting an exact timeline for that. 

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by Guest Author

Home Lab Deep Dive: U-NAS 800 Server Build (ESXi, FreeNAS)

I needed something compact for apartment life and to retire my aging thrown together server which has served me well for many years, but on it's last leg. I picked up some used parts off Reddit and my parts bin that I keep in my apartment, the goal pretty much is file storage for the time being, Plex eventually, but I'm also migrating my data from my old server to my new one which was just completed (per here).

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by Lyle Smith

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 Mobile Workstation Review

The Lenovo ThinkPad P52 is a performance-driven mobile workstation that features NVIDIA Quadro graphics and is ideal for engineers, designers, and prosumers looking for a powerful, yet compact, laptop. Lenovo also indicates that it is a VR-ready device. It also features a ton of connectivity including three USB 3.1 gen 1 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports, Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data Transfer), and an HDMI 2.0 port. For those on-the-go professionals who find themselves in areas without Wi-Fi, the P52 comes with the option of having 4G-LTE, which can sync with mobile provider plans.

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by Marshall Gunnell

Lenovo ThinkPad P72 Mobile Workstation Review

When in the market for a business-class workstation notebook, not much can compare to Lenovo’s ThinkPad. Historically, the ThinkPad has provided all one would need in a mobile workstation – durability, security, an easy management system, outstanding battery life, and extreme performance. One of the newer editions the ThinkPad line is the P72.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Announces New AI Workstations

Today Lenovo announced its new Lenovo AI Workstation. According to Lenovo, the new workstation is an out-of-the-box, client workstation platform designed to decipher the complicated process of getting started with AI solutions and enhance the efficiency of many machine and deep learning workflows. The new workstation is built on two of the company’s most powerful workstations the ThinkStation P520 and ThinkStation P920.

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by Lyle Smith

TerraMaster F2-221 Review

The TerraMaster F2-221 is a 2-Bay NAS designed for small businesses and the home use such as personal cloud and back up. It is compatible with both 3.5 and 2.5 inch HDDs as well as 2.5 inch SATA SSDs with a maximum capacity of a generous 28TB via two 14GB drives. It also features two USB 3.0 ports and two gigabit LAN ports. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch Review

Seagate has released a new edition to its portable Backup Plus line, this time with the Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch. The drive leverages USB 3.0 but comes with a handy adaptor so it can be used with USB-C as well. The Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch comes in both black and white and in either 1TB or 2TB capacities.

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by Adam Armstrong

LaCie Mobile Drive Review

This year at CES, Seagate, and LaCie by extension, announced a new portable HDD, the LaCie Mobile Drive. This new external storage solution has a beautiful diamond cut covering. The LaCie Mobile Drive comes in capacities up to 5TB and leverages a USB-C interface. ‚Äč

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron 1300 SSD Announced

Today Micron Technology Inc. announced its latest cost-effective SSD for client use, the Micron 1300 SSD. The 1300 is based off of the company’s prior 1100 SSD series and leverages 96-Tier 3D NAND. The drive has a SATA interface and comes in both 2.5” and M.2 form factor in capacities up to 2TB (for the 2.5” version).

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