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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Bluetooth Problem Workaround

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is an excellent machine just like its predecessor. Unfortunately just like the first generation Yoga it has an annoying flaw in wireless connectivity that is yet to be fixed.

First generation Yoga convertibles had a tendency to drop WiFi connetions or have poor conniption quality. Eventually it seems to be […]

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro SSD Benchmark

Since I’m into running benchmarks on different SSDs, here’s another benchmark. This one is for the integrated SSD in Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 2 Pro that was recently released.

It actually packs quite a punch.

Linear read/write: 501/254 megabytes per second

512K read/write: 425/522 megabytes per second

4K read/write: 24/64 MB/s

4K QD32 read/write: 341/246 MB/s

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Accelero Xtreme 7970 Review (Crossfire), and an attempt at Noctua VGA cooling

So the night has passed and the glue has cured on the second Radeon HD 7970 and I got about to installing it. As I suspected, it was a very tight fit. I had to install the lower card first and then the other after it. If I ever need to take cards […]

Accelero Xtreme 7970 Installation Success

So the thermal glue has cured and I took the modified HIS 7970 with Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme 7970 cooler for a test drive. So far I like the results. The video card is completely quiet when idle and under full load and barely noticeable when fan is manually set to 100%. Since I only […]

Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire Comparison by Noise and Temperature

Radeon 7970 is nice in terms of performance but it comes at a price in terms of fan noise. These videocards consume a lot of power (8+6 pin 12V connectors) and emit a lot of heat when under full load. Small fast turning fans are noisy. Reference design calls for one 80mm radial fan like […]

Intel SSD RAID0 performance after upgrade

Here goes again… I’ve recently upgraded my motherbaord from Intel DP55WG to Asus Sabertooth X79. My initial intention was to upgrade to another Intel board but Intel X79SI turned out to be an utter disappointement in many way (topic for a separate post).

In light of the fact that Intel will soon bring TRIM support […]

SSD Raid performance update

It’s beed another month of smooth sailing with my Intel Series 320 SSDs in RAID-0 array. I’ve pumped at least several hundred gigabytes of data though it due to some heavy image processing. Here’s how it looks now:

 

Intel 320 Series 600GB SSD RAID-0 performance

Inter 320 series 600GB RAID0 performance

I’ve been using this array for almost a month now and it has been pretty stable. I moved a lot of data though – definitely more than the size of the disks. Windows has been reinstalled a couple of times with full backups of my apps and multimedia […]

OCZ Colossus vs Intel 320 Series SSD comparison

I guess that you can call me and SSD geek. More than a dozen drives have been though my system so I decided it is time to publish some stats that I’ve accumulated over time:

2 Intel Series 320 600GB SSD in RAID0 performance

Here’s my latest build: 2 x Intel 320 Series 600GB […]

SSD RAID-0 review – my personal experience

I’ve been playing around with SSD drives in raid configuration for almost 2 years now and would like to share my experience that will hopefully save somebody some time and money.

All RAID configurations described here were based on Intel RAID controller built-in to P55-based motherboards.

I’ve built my first SSD RAID-0 rig when Windows […]