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PS4 Pro SSD Upgrade: Does SATA III Make a Difference?

05/22/2017 - 14:17

When Sony launched the PS4 Pro late last year, it introduced an unusual mid-cycle performance update to its latest console platform. But in addition to increased processing and graphics performance, Sony also addressed one of the original PS4's...

Conclusions & Looking Ahead

05/17/2017 - 04:28

SSD Performance Conclusions

Testing Methodology & Results

05/17/2017 - 04:20

Games & Testing Methodology For this article, we tested three configurations: Original, non-Pro PS4 with Samsung 850 EVO SSD PS4 Pro with stock 1TB HDD (HGST 5400RPM) PS4 Pro with Samsung 850 EVO SSD Each configuration featured a clean installation...

Mesh Wi-Fi Performance Benchmarks: eero vs. Google Wifi vs. Amplifi HD

05/01/2017 - 11:41

Back in February we took a quick initial look at the eero Home Wi-Fi System, one of several new entrants in the burgeoning Mesh Networking industry. Like its competitors, eero's goal is to increase home Wi-Fi performance and coverage by switching...

Overall Experience & Conclusions

04/30/2017 - 15:09

Overall Experience In addition to the pure performance tests, we used each mesh system exclusively for more than a week. My home network is relatively complex for a consumer setup, including multiple NAS devices, a home server, and a plethora of wireless...

Bandwidth Test Results

04/30/2017 - 15:06

Single Unit Performance Although each system is packaged and sold to work in sets of three, we wanted to get an initial baseline of just how powerful an individual mesh access point could be. With Google and eero, this is easy, as all three units are the...

Setup & Testing Methodology

04/30/2017 - 14:59

Mesh Setup As mentioned earlier, the current crop of consumer-targeted mesh Wi-Fi systems are designed to prioritize ease of use over raw functionality. As a result, all three systems we're looking at today have a simplified setup process.

Design & Features

04/30/2017 - 14:47

The primary focus of this article is to compare the relative performance of each mesh networking system, but we'll first take a brief look at the design differences of each system and the initial setup process. [inline:files/review/2017-04-30/eero-...

The eero Home WiFi System: Get Meshed

02/17/2017 - 13:22

Mesh networking is the current hot topic when it comes to Wi-Fi. Breaking from the trend of increasingly powerful standalone Wi-Fi routers that has dominated the home networking scene over the past few years, mesh networking solutions aim to provide...

Angelbird Wings PX1 Heatsink PCIe Adapter Review

07/26/2016 - 15:30

Cool Your Jets: Can the Angelbird Wings PX1 Heatsink-Equipped PCIe Adapter Tame M.2 SSD Temps? Introduction to the Angelbird Wings PX1 PCIe-based M.2 storage has been one of the more exciting topics in the PC hardware market during the past year. With...