WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD Reviews, System Guide: January 2019 edition, Windows 10 Mobile EOL, and more
Posted on: 01/19/2019 10:36 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Review
AMD Gonzalo APU Could Feature 8 Zen Cores and Navi Graphics
Aorus AD27QD Review
Apple Beddit 3.5 Sleep Monitor Review
Asus ROG Ryuo 240 AIO with OLED Display Review
Asus Strix Fusion 700 Wireless Headset Review
Asus Strix Fusion Wireless Headset Review
Blackmagic eGPU Pro Review
Bloody MP-60R Mouse Pad & SP80 Mouse Review
DUNU Falcon-C Hi-Res Earphones Review
EKWB Classic RGB Lineup Review
Fractal Design Define S2 Computer Case Review
Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 10 Mobile security updates by the end of the year
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G Review
Quick Look: Using WD's Black SN750 SSD as a Thunderbolt 3 External Drive
System Guide: January 2019 edition
WD Black SN750 1TB Review
WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD Review
WD Black SN750 Review
WD Black SN750 SSD Review
WD My Passport Wireless SSD Review
Western Digital Black SN750 SSD Review
Western Digital WD Black SN750 SSD Review

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Review
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is the trip back to Strangereal I've wanted for over a decade. A killer story that ties together the world of Strangereal, addicting multiplayer, and some exclusive VR missions if you're on PlayStation 4 come together to create one of the best aerial flight sims on console.


Read full article @ Wccftech

AMD Gonzalo APU Could Feature 8 Zen Cores and Navi Graphics
Twitter user APISAK is back with another rumor, and this time, it seems to be about a potential upcoming AMD APU. As usual, it's not clear where the information is coming from, but the Twitter user apparently found a device with model name "AMD 2G16002CE8JA2_32/10/10_13E9." APISAK, KOMACHI_ENSAKA, and ComputerBase.de all took a shot at trying to decode that name using AMD's previous naming schemes, and , and they believe it represents a 8 core APU with a 1.6Ghz base clockspeed, a 3.6Ghz boost speed, a Zen + or Zen 2 architecture, and a "Navi 10 Lite" GPU.


Read full article @ HardOCP

Aorus AD27QD Review
Look past the RGB lighting as there's more to this gaming monitor than first meets the eye. Eyebrows were raised when Gigabyte first announced plans to form a new subsidiary dedicated exclusively to high-end gaming products, but credit where it's due, in the space of five years Aorus has become a serious player in a lucrative market. The firm's success has been built around products with a clear gaming focus, and we've been happy to recommend various Aorus graphics cards and motherboards in recent years.

Hoping to keep the momentum going, 2019 sees the launch of the first Aorus gaming monitor, the AD27QD Tactical Display. True to form, this 27in panel has a few tricks up its sleeve to help differentiate itself as a gaming solution first and foremost, and we've been able to spend the last week putting it through its paces.


Read full article @ Hexus

Apple Beddit 3.5 Sleep Monitor Review
Apple in 2017 purchased Beddit, a company that makes a sleep monitoring system designed to track your sleeping habits to help you improve your sleep hygiene.

Apple hasn't said much about the purchase, nor what it's doing with the data it collects from the Beddit system, but in December, Apple quietly pulled the original Beddit Sleep System and introduced a redesigned model with an updated and revised feature set.

There have been quite a few complaints about the new 3.5 version of the Beddit Sleep Monitor (and its accompanying app) because it removes some functionality that was available with the first model Apple offered. I've been using the original Beddit since 2017, so I decided to check out the new model to see how it compares.


Read full article @ MacRumors

Asus ROG Ryuo 240 AIO with OLED Display Review
Today we test the Asus Ryuo 240 AIO watercooling with addressable RGB illumination and OLED display on OCinside.de! We have tested in this review the visual appearance and of course if it can also convince regarding cooling performance, including new videos and again with 360 degree view, so that no detail is lost.


Read full article @ OcInside.de

Asus Strix Fusion 700 Wireless Headset Review
Today, we review the fourth product in the Asus ROG Fusion headset lineup. Sharing the exact same chassis and pedigree as its cousins, the Fusion Wireless naturally boasts the lack of wires feature to distinguish it from the regular 500's. There is, however, more than meets the eye going on under the hood, and it's safe to say that this headset is perhaps the most surprising product I have reviewed in 2018.


Read full article @ The Guru of 3D

Asus Strix Fusion Wireless Headset Review
Today, we review the fourth product in the Asus ROG Fusion headset lineup. Sharing the exact same chassis and pedigree as its cousins, the Fusion Wireless naturally boasts the lack of wires feature to distinguish it from the regular 500's. There is, however, more than meets the eye going on under the hood, and it's safe to say that this headset is perhaps the most surprising product I have reviewed in 2018.


Read full article @ The Guru of 3D

Blackmagic eGPU Pro Review
After several delays, the Blackmagic eGPU Pro is now available for purchase at Apples online and retail store locations. The Pro version of Blackmagics external graphics chassis is an upgraded version of 2018s initial release.
The original Blackmagic eGPU was a limited device for several key reasons: it was expensive at $699; it couldnt be upgraded; and with Radeon Pro 580 graphics, it lacked the punch of higher powered cards. Some of those problems carry over with the release of the new Blackmagic eGPU Pro, but its unquestionably a better device than its predecessor. Watch our hands-on video review for the full lowdown.


Read full article @ 9to5Mac

Bloody MP-60R Mouse Pad & SP80 Mouse Review
The V8 Headshot mouse was my main tool of for almost five years and was possibly the best mouse I had ever used, specifically because of how the Bloody's metal mouse feet kept gliding across my mouse pads. After half a decade of use, my mouse stopped working properly. Bloody's SP80 Bleeding Edge Gaming Mouse follows in its footsteps along with their RGB-infused gaming mouse pad. However - are they worth the cost?


Read full article @ MMORPG

DUNU Falcon-C Hi-Res Earphones Review
The Falcon-C Hi-Res Earphones by DUNU deliver on pretty much everything from crisp and accurate mids and highs to good bass levels and a wide/spacious sound stage.


Read full article @ NikKTech

EKWB Classic RGB Lineup Review
Like just about every other product on the market, RGB has been popping up in the water cooling market for a while now. It started on Monoblocks and EK even had it on their new Velocity line of water blocks. But their Supremacy water blocks have mostly been lacking with the exception of the Threadripper block. But at CES this year they have introduced their new lineup called the Classic RGB. They characterize it as “minimalistic and clean while maintaining class-leading performance”. That explains the Classic part of the name, but the second half also indicates that the new lineup has also added RGB lighting as well. I’ve actually had most of the components in the office to check out and now that the cat is out of the bag I can share them with everyone. So today I’m going to check them out and do a little testing as well.


Read full article @ LanOC Reviews

Fractal Design Define S2 Computer Case Review
The Define S2 is a flagship water-cooling focused case with all the attention to detail and premium features you should come to expect from Fractal Design.


Read full article @ APH Networks

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 10 Mobile security updates by the end of the year
Back in 2017, Microsoft announced that its Windows 10 Mobile platform was entering its end-of-life support phase, scrapping plans for new hardware and features. Users continuing to use the obsolete operating system have now been notified that security updates will come to an end in December.


Read full article @ KitGuru

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G Review
It's MSI's top of the line RTX 2060 - but is it worth £399?


Read full article @ KitGuru

Quick Look: Using WD's Black SN750 SSD as a Thunderbolt 3 External Drive
External SSDs with a Thunderbolt 3 interface are still the only option for users looking to get high-end performance in a bus-powered portable device. These SSDs have become possible due to the emergence of NVMe drives in the compact M.2 form-factor, which are fully capable of saturating the Thunderbolt 3 interface, never mind slower interfaces like 10Gbps USB 3.x.

The TEKQ Rapide was one of the first Thunderbolt 3 external SSD that we reviewed. Since it was fairly easy to disassemble, we also presented some benchmarks of a DIY Thunderbolt 3 SSD using the TEKQ enclosure and a SanDisk Extreme Pro M.2 NVMe 3D SSD. Now, since we happen to have Western Digitals WD Black SN750 SSD in, we decided it would be interesting to take a look at the new drive in a similar scenario.


Read full article @ Anandtech

System Guide: January 2019 edition
Welcome to TR's January 2019 System Guide. This is where the TR staff picks out the créme de la créme of hardware components fit for the most price-effective builds around. We've tried to create builds across a wide range of price points with parts that provide the best performance possible for the money. However, we don't just ferret out the cheapest components possible or compromise configurations to hit arbitrary price points. Indeed, these are the systems we'd build for ourselves, given the money. From our cheapest build to our most expensive (or the second-most expensive, at least), you can rest easy knowing that we've done the hard work of balancing the need for performance against the curve of diminishing returns.


Read full article @ The Tech Report

WD Black SN750 1TB Review
The Western Digital Black line of products has been around for years and it has always been reserved for WDs fastest consumer products. So two years ago they introduced their first NVMe drive and then last year WD refreshed that same model to an even faster design. The refresh caused some confusion though because the model name didn’t change so you will find that labeled as the WD Black NVMe 2018. Well, they haven’t been leaving things alone. WD has a new NVMe drive but this time to prevent confusion they have added a model number. So the new drive is called the WD Black SN750. This is also going along with a new push for the Black line to be their gaming lineup, so today I’m going to check out the new drive and see what is different and how it performs. Last years model was already fast, so it will be interesting to see if they managed to improve on that at all.


Read full article @ LanOC Reviews

WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD Review
Western Digital today is launching the latest version of its Black-series NVMe SSDs. Like its predecessor, the WD Black SN750 is targeted at gamers, introducing a new "Gaming Mode" that tunes the drive to favor performance over power efficiency.

The drive will be available in two variants — one including a heatsink and one without — in capacities up to 2TB. Western Digital worked with cooling experts EK to design the heatsink.

We had a brief time to review the 1TB non-heatsink model and have some initial performance results to share.


Read full article @ PC Perspective

WD Black SN750 Review
WD's new Black SN750 offers a surprisingly good performance upgrade through firmware and software tweaks. Western Digital's new Black SN750 comes with the same hardware as the previous-gen model, but the company revamped the firmware to extract as much performance as possible. Western Digital’s new Black SN750 NVMe SSD is ready to take on the fastest drives on the market with a new brand image, an updated SSD dashboard with a new gaming mode, and performance-boosting firmware tweaks to the existing hardware configuration.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

WD Black SN750 SSD Review
WD's new Black SN750 offers a surprisingly good performance upgrade through firmware and software tweaks.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

WD My Passport Wireless SSD Review
Western Digital is one of the world’s largest storage manufacturers with a wide array of products to meet their customer's unique needs. Its My Passport Wireless line of external drives offer more than just convenient storage. With on-board Wi-Fi, battery, and SD card readers, WD bills them as working photographer’s best friend. That certainly sounds like a common use case for a device like this, but will this latest WD My Passport live up to its promise?


Read full article @ HotHardware

Western Digital Black SN750 SSD Review
Western Digital and manufacturing partner Toshiba have talked about the benefits of 96-layer TLC (BiCS4) for some time now. Toshiba just announced its second product to use the new memory, BG4, while Western Digital has largely ignored the new media's availability.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Western Digital WD Black SN750 SSD Review
Last year Western Digital overhauled their WD Black NVMe SSD with an upgrade to 3D NAND and a new in-house SSD controller, transforming the product line from one of the slowest NVMe drives to one of the top high-end competitors. Now the third generation WD Black SSD is here, with the model number SN750 to avoid confusion with its predecessors. (Internally, last years model was known as the SN700, and the OEM version was the SN720.) The new WD Black SN750 is an incremental update over last years model, keeping the same basic controller and 64L 3D NAND combination but refining the firmware and adding a 2TB option. Western Digital is also shifting their marketing efforts more toward gamers with the addition of SKUs featuring a large heatsink.


Read full article @ Anandtech




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