Entries by Nikos Rentas

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100 Watt USB Hub Unpowered Version. Is it Worth It?

Startech Gen 2 Type-C USB Hubs and a price point that can compete. 100 Watt USB Hub unpowered version could be the way to go for you and me. Is it Worth It? In my previous video I looked at a few USB powered and unpowered hubs to get the job done. My conclusion of […]

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Arctic P12 PWM | Lian Li Lancool II Mesh Fans Replaced

Fans Replaced! Lian Li Lancool II Mesh Case has some noisy fans. As such a replacement was in order. Arctic P12 PWM was not my first choice but since they did a great job with the Arctic AIO Cooler I thought why note. Although the case is nice, smooth and all around a good product, […]

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M.2 Expansion Card | Watch Before You Buy

M.2 Expansion Cards are a dime a dozen. The question is which is best for you. M.2 expansion card adapters can expand your options to adding a second and third drive based on your mother board type. You can also add either a single M.2 NVMe SSD PCIe expansion card adapter or a multi M.2 […]

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AMD USB Disconnecting Temp Fix. Temp Workaround. X570 Board

AMD USB disconnecting issues has been fixed up for some people where others are still struggling. For me the struggle is real both with the USB disconnecting issue and my M.2 drive speeds being affected. What occurs? The USB will disconnect either immidiately or randomly. This has happened with almost every device. The hub I […]

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Should You Upgrade to PCIe 4? Samsung 970 Evo SSD in 2021

Questioning if you should be upgrading to PCIe 4? Or is the Samsung 970 Evo SSD still good in 2021? Although this question may be different for everyone, it still comes down to your workflow and how you are investing your time, energy and money. If you want to invest into the PCIe gen 4 […]

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Sandisk Extreme Pro SD Card Reader. Should You Upgrade?

I am testing out the Sandisk Extreme Pro SD Card Reader in this quick review. I had the original which did a great job. However, due to the job I conveniently lost it so a new one was in order. I decided to give this SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II USB-C Reader – SDDR-409-G46 compares […]

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USB Hubs and USB-C Hubs. What to Know Before you Buy

USB and USB-C hubs are a dime a dozen. What you need to know before you buy one is based on your needs of workflow and dataflow. USB hubs vs USB-C hubs can come in a variety of types with a variety of price points. Powered vs nonpowered can also play a critical point. In […]

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Buying a Gen 4 SSD? Why the WD Black SN850 is the ONE for You

Buying a Gen 4 NVMe SSD is always a tough choice and the WD Black SN850 makes it easy. After testing the Samsung 980 PRO and the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus I decided to give this SN850 Gen 4 drive a try. Is it for everyone? Yes, yes it is. Super fast and super reliable. […]

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Samsung 980 PRO Review. Worth It? Watch Before You Buy

This Samsung 980 PRO Review has a goal. Is it worth it and should you buy. After watching all the reviews out there, reading up on all the issues of the different NVMe drives, and seeing first hand experience the epic caching slow downs of the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus, I put this to Samsung […]

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Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus Review. Not What You Paying For?

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus M.2 NVMe SSD is supposed to be a rocket of a drive. Don’t get me wrong, it is when it is working properly. However, there are issues. I, like you, watched a lot of reviews from trustworthy individuals and thought, “hey why not? Let’s try it out this Sabrent Rocket 4 […]