DAS Promise Pegasus R4 Review

Data storage units have become an integral part of PC hardware in recent years. Such conjuncture is simply explained by the rising necessity to store huge amounts of information and transfer the data to various devices. NAS and DAS units have been developed with the intention to solve all storage problems, however, the efficiency of their work is much dependent on the interfaces they use for data transfer. USB 2.0 interfaces are unable to cope with voluminous info; the prevalent now USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces are efficient only for a single winchester. But when it comes to the management of really huge data blocks, there appears a need for a more advanced solution. Promise Technology dares to solve all vital issues by releasing DAS Pegasus R4 with Thunderbolt interface which is notable for the high and stable data transfer speed with the retention of compatibility.



General Characteristics


DAS Promise Pegasus R4 series does not differ so much in design terms from other …

One-Shot MSI Z170A Tomahawk Mainboard Review

Arsenal Gaming is a specific lineup of motherboards in MSI’s portfolio. It embraces 7 different models, joined under military-style codenames. The units are targeting primarily gaming community, although the Z170A Tomahawk is a universal solution at an affordable price. As distinct from the comrades, it features a set of controllers & sockets which are considered to be remnants of the past. Let’s find out what kind of advantages this board offers.



CPU & Memory


Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk is developed on Intel Z170 Express chipset. It supports LGA1151-compatible CPUs of the 6th generation (Skylake): Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7. The hardware rests on a 4-layer dark PCB (304x224 mm, ATX) with red PCI-e and RAM slots. The rear panel is differentiated by the availability of a backplate for the CPU socket. The integrated ISL95856 controller is accountable for the providing power to the CPU (3+5 VRM).


The board comes with four DIMM slots for the …

Maxthon 3.0. Browser Review

The search for the needed information and work with various online data is currently facilitated due to the availability of various browsers. In the majority of cases, Internet users give preference to the most popular browsers, such as Opera, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, IE, which proved to be multifunctional and user-friendly at the same time. This is a verity that cannot be argued, though IT market is full of alternative browsers which show good functional characteristics but are less-recognizable by the Internet community. Maxthon, which appeared in the market more than 10 years ago and is prognosticated to gain popularity in the nearest future, can be ascribed to such browsers.


General Peculiarities of Maxthon 3.0.


Maxthon developers intended to combine all efficient features from the most popular browsers and integrate them into their product. Moreover, some of the features were supposed to exceed those of the global browsers. Maxthon 3.0. browser is based on the …
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