Preparing System Image for Windows 10 Upgrade

Microsoft has generously offered Windows 10 as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, and so far the response has been very positive. In this article Benchmark Reviews details the steps needed to successfully complete a full backup of Windows 7 or Windows 8 to a System Image, prior to upgrading to Windows 10. This process preserves everything on the drive, and may be used to restore back to your previous installation without losing any data or applications. This guide may also be used to create a Windows 10 backup System Image, or for creating a hard disk image that can be restored onto an SSD.

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Thecus N8900PRO Rackmount NAS Server Launched

Thecus N8900PRO Rackmount NAS Server Launched

Thecus N8900PRO Rackmount NAS Server Launched Thecus Technology Corp. today announced the expansion of its rackmount NAS line up with the addition of the N8900PRO. Embedded with the Intel Xeon E3-1275 Quad Core 3.4GHz processor, 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM (offered up to 32 GB), and an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, the N8900PRO offers business users with a powerful, full-featured …

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Amped Wireless TAP-R3 AC1750 Wi-Fi Router with Touch Screen Announced

Amped Wireless TAP-R3 AC1750 Wi-Fi Router with Touch Screen Announced

Amped Wireless TAP-R3 AC1750 Wi-Fi Router with Touch Screen Announced Get a blazing-fast, whole-home Wi-Fi network in minutes with a few taps of your finger Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long range wireless solutions for the home and office, is shipping the next model in its TAP Series of Touch Screen Wi-Fi …

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Seagate Nytro XF1440, Nytro XM1440 M.2 NVMe SSDs and the Nytro XP6500 Flash Accelerator Card Introduced

Seagate Nytro XF1440, Nytro XM1440 M.2 NVMe SSDs and the Nytro XP6500 Flash Accelerator Card Introduced

Seagate Nytro XF1440, Nytro XM1440 M.2 NVMe SSDs and the Nytro XP6500 Flash Accelerator Card Introduced Products Designed for Demanding Enterprise and Cloud Applications Demonstrated at Flash Memory Summit Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX), a world leader in storage solutions, announced today at the Flash Memory Summit conference the new Nytro® XF1440 2.5”, Nytro XM1440 M.2 …

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ROCCAT NYTH Modular Gaming Mouse Review

NYTH is billed as an MMO mouse, but ROCCAT is confident that it can be a world-beater no matter what game you are playing. In fact, ROCCAT states that the NYTH possesses, “deep button modularity that fluidly transitions into a MOBA or FPS master tool with ease.” Considering the features and specification that have been equipped on this well-endowed mouse and considering the track record of this company, it is easy to take ROCCAT’s word for it and believe that the NYTH will be another successful addition to what is already considered an outstanding gaming peripheral lineup. I have plenty of ROCCAT devices, so I have no reason not to believe the good folks over there, but still, let’s have some fun, put this mouse to work, and see what she’s made of.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and P70 Mobile Workstations Released

Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and P70 Mobile Workstations Released

Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and P70 Mobile Workstations Released Expanded Mobile Workstation Portfolio Features Best-in-Class Speed, Reliability and Display for the Most Demanding Professional Users Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today unveiled the beginning of a new family of mobile workstation innovations, the ThinkPad P50 and P70, at the SIGGRAPH 2015 Conference and Exhibition. These new ThinkPad P Series …

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QNAP Cloud Drive Sync – Beta App Introduced

QNAP Cloud Drive Sync - Beta App Introduced

QNAP Cloud Drive Sync – Beta App Introduced Due to the unexpected service suspension of the Dropbox® Linux Client, users of QNAP® Systems, Inc. NAS are now unable to activate Dropbox synchronization through the Dropbox Sync app. Users who have the Dropbox Sync app currently installed and are connected to their Dropbox account are unaffected, …

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Creative Sound BlasterX Professional Gaming Audio Gear Announced

Creative Sound BlasterX Professional Gaming Audio Gear Announced

Creative Sound BlasterX Professional Gaming Audio Gear Announced Premium Line of Gaming Audio Peripherals is Committed to Delivering Exhilarating Gaming Audio Experiences with Comfort, Durability and Performance at Their Core Creative Technology Ltd today announced at gamescom 2015 the Sound BlasterX Gaming Series, a new line of gaming audio peripherals designed for today’s generation of discerning …

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Philips Brilliance 27” Monitor Introduced

Philips Brilliance 27” Monitor Introduced

Philips Brilliance 27” Monitor Introduced Today EPI (North America brand license partner for Philips Monitors) announces the new Philips Brilliance 27” Monitor with PerfectKolor Technology (272P4APJKEB) for professionals, with full Adobe RGB color. In graphic design, video-making, digital prepress and post-production, there is no room for a display that gets creative on how it represents colors. Uniformity and accuracy …

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Razer Orbweaver Chroma Mechanical Gaming Keypad Released

Razer Orbweaver Chroma Mechanical Gaming Keypad Released

Razer Orbweaver Chroma Mechanical Gaming Keypad Released Razer refreshes its top-of-the-line, mechanical gaming keypad, featuring adaptable ergonomics and Chroma lighting for maximum control and customizability Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the launch of the Razer Orbweaver Chroma, a customizable, mechanical, ergonomic gaming keypad that is specifically designed for …

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Razer DeathStalker Chroma Gaming Keyboard Launched

Razer DeathStalker Chroma Gaming Keyboard Launched

Razer DeathStalker Chroma Gaming Keyboard Launched The all-new Razer DeathStalker Chroma offers professional gaming-grade performance and 16.8 million color options on fully programmable slim chiclet keycaps Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the launch of the Razer DeathStalker Chroma, a high-performance gaming keyboard featuring fully programmable slim chiclet keycaps …

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EVGA Z170 Motherboards Introduced

EVGA Z170 Motherboards Introduced

EVGA Z170 Motherboards Introduced Performance Refined Introducing the EVGA Z170 motherboard lineup. These motherboards take performance to another level with next generation features such as high performance native SATA 6G ports, next generation USB 3.1*, up to NVIDIA 4-Way SLI support*, Creative Core3D Audio*, and more. A reimagined board and color layout with the latest …

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SPEEDLINK ULTOR and VELATOR Mechanical Keyboards Introduced

SPEEDLINK ULTOR and VELATOR Mechanical Keyboards Introduced

SPEEDLINK ULTOR and VELATOR Mechanical Keyboards Introduced Jöllenbeck GmbH continues to expand its current PC gaming range with its own brand SPEEDLINK. At today’s gamescom day, the company is presenting two mechanical keyboards for the first time. The full-size VELATOR keyboard (RRP € 69.99) not only has a driver, but also ten macro-enabled keys and other …

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EA Need for Speed Game Announced

EA Need for Speed Game Announced

EA Need for Speed Game Announced An Immersive Narrative Inspired by the Heroes of Today’s Car Culture Brings an Emotional and Authentic Experience to Need for Speed Ghost Games™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) studio, announced today the car culture icons who have inspired the narrative behind the reboot of Need for Speed™, and revealed how technology …

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Seagate Game Drive for Xbox Announced

Seagate Game Drive for Xbox Announced

Seagate Game Drive for Xbox Announced Add 50+ Games and Even Take the Games with You Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced at Gamescom the new 2TB Game Drive for Xbox®, the result of a strategic marketing relationship with Microsoft. This new external drive is designed to complement the …

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WD My Passport Cinema 4K Ultra HD Movie Storage Device Announced

WD My Passport Cinema 4K Ultra HD Movie Storage Device Announced

WD My Passport Cinema 4K Ultra HD Movie Storage Device Announced WD and 20th Century Fox Partner to Offer 4K UHD Movies for Instant Purchase and Enjoyment WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) company, and world leader in storage solutions, today announced the new My Passport® Cinema 4K Ultra HD (UHD) movie storage device, an easier …

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LG Wine Smart Flip Smartphone Launched

LG Wine Smart Flip Smartphone Launched

LG Wine Smart Flip Smartphone Launched Flip Phone with Android Lollipop Supports the Latest Apps and Multimedia Functions LG Electronics (LG) brings global consumers with its newest hybrid smartphone designed especially for a generation of users who are more accustomed to the feel of flip ― also known as folder or clamshell ― phones. Originally announced …

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ROCCAT Nyth Gaming Mouse and Sova Modular Gaming Board to Debut at Gamescon 2015

ROCCAT Nyth Gaming Mouse and Sova Modular Gaming Board to Debut at Gamescon 2015

ROCCAT Nyth Gaming Mouse and Sova Modular Gaming Board to Debut at Gamescon 2015 • The hyper-modular gaming mouse and innovative gaming board to be front and center in Cologne • New ROCCAT Swarm driver software downloadable now Hamburg, 4 August 2015 – ROCCAT’s ambitious MMO-hybrid gaming mouse is here. With its completely hot-swappable side button grid, the …

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BIOSTAR Gaming Z170X Motherboard Introduced

BIOSTAR Gaming Z170X Motherboard Introduced High Sensory Experience BIOSTAR a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards is proud to announce the release of its top-end Gaming Z170 series, the Gaming Z170X.  Based on Intel’s next-gen Skylake processors, this ATX form factor sports a 2Gbe LAN capability.  The Z170X features onboard USB 3.0 with dual …

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Seagate 1200.2 Serial Attached SCSI Solid State Drive Announced

Seagate 1200.2 Serial Attached SCSI Solid State Drive Announced

Seagate 1200.2 Serial Attached SCSI Solid State Drive Announced 1200.2 SSD Engineered for Enterprise and Cloud Users Requiring Ultra-fast Performance and a Wide Range of Capacity and Endurance Options in a Single Platform Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced the availability of the 1200.2 Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Solid State …

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MyDigitalSSD 240GB SATA m.2 SSD Review

As computers become ever smaller, their storage devices shrink as well. The Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF), also known as m.2, provides not only a smaller envelope for storage devices to fit in, it defines new PCI-E based interfaces as well as the legacy SATA 6G interface. MyDigitalSSD’s Super Boot Drive is equipped with Toshiba toggle NAND and a Phison PS3109 controller, and is Benchmark Review’s test subject for today.

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ASUSTOR Surveillance Center 2.3 Software Released

ASUSTOR Surveillance Center 2.3 Software Released

ASUSTOR Surveillance Center 2.3 Software Released More detailed permissions management with role-based access control, more automation for a larger variety of tasks, simplified and intuitive on-screen controls, and newly added compatibility for even more camera brands, providing even more options and flexibility for creating the ideal surveillance solution. ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider …

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Noctua NM-i115x Skylake LGA1151 Socket Upgrade Mounting Kits Announced

Noctua NM-i115x Skylake LGA1151 Socket Upgrade Mounting Kits Announced

Noctua NM-i115x Skylake LGA1151 Socket Upgrade Mounting Kits Announced Noctua today announced that it will continue its tradition of supplying customers with its premium-class SecuFirm2™ mounting kits for novel platforms free of charge. While most Noctua heatsinks support Skylake’s LGA1151 socket out of the box, older models can be upgraded with the NM-i115x kit at no additional …

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Vertagear SL-2000, SL-4000, and SL-5000 Gaming Chairs Presented at Gamescom

Caseking SL-2000, SL-4000, and SL-5000 Gaming Chairs Presented at Gamescom

Vertagear SL-2000, SL-4000, and SL-5000 Gaming Chairs Presented at Gamescom Gamescom 2015, the World’s largest event for interactive entertainment, will be located in Cologne, Germany from August 5th to August 9th. Organized by Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware (Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software) will have over 800 exhibitors from more than 45 countries that will present their …

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EVGA X99 Micro2 Motherboard Introduced

EVGA X99 Micro2 Motherboard Introduced

EVGA X99 Micro2 Motherboard Introduced Engineered for the mATX Enthusiast The EVGA X99 Micro2 takes all the great features from the EVGA X99 Micro motherboard, and upgrades it with USB 3.1 Type-C, increased SATA ports, improved layout design + BIOS and refreshed look. The EVGA X99 Micro2 offers a stunning set of features and overclocking …

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