CDRLabs kicks off the week with a review of RiDATA's new 128GB X Series solid state drive. This MLC-based SSD utilizes JMicron's JMF612 controller chip and is capable of delivering up to 255MB/s sequential read and 190MB/s sequential write speeds. The X Series also features 64MB of on-board cache as well as static wear-leveling, TRIM support and a mini USB port.

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CDRLabs kicks off the week with a review of LG's 10x Blu-ray Disc rewriter, the WH10LS30. This new Super Multi Blue drive is capable of 10x BD-R, 8x BD-R DL and 2x BD-RE writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 10x. The WH10LS30 is also backwards compatible with all major CD and DVD formats and includes features like HP's LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling system.

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Today, CDRLabs brings you a review of Plextor's 12x Blu-ray Disc writer, the PX-B940SA.  Offering some of the fastest BD reading and writing speeds available, the PX-B940SA is capable of 12x BD-R, 12x BD-R DL and 2x BD-RE writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 8x. Plextor's new drive is also backwards compatible with all major CD and DVD formats and includes features like a 4MB buffer and a software bundle from CyberLink.

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CDRLabs has taken an in depth look at Plextor's new 128GB solid state drive, the PX-128M1S. This MLC-based SSD utilizes Marvell's "Da Vinci" 88SS8014-BHP2 controller chip and is capable of delivering up to 130MB/s sequential read and 70MB/s sequential write speeds. The PX-128M1S also features 64MB of on-board cache as well as Plextor's unique wear leveling and garbage collection technologies.

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CDRLabs has taken a long overdue look at Lite-On's latest external slim DVD writer, the eTAU208. This stylish and compact drive is capable of 8x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 6x DVD±R DL and 5x DVD-RAM writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 8x. Along with a unique top-load design, the eTAUS208 also features many of the technologies we've come to expect from Lite-On, as well as HP's LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling system.

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Today, CDRLabs brings you an in depth look at Leadtek's MPEG-2/H.264 transcoding card, the WinFast PxVC1100. This low profile PCI Express card features Toshiba’s SpursEngine SE1000 processor which allows it to encode HD content in less than real time and improve the quality of upconverted video. The PxVC1100 also comes bundled with TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress. Using this software, the card is able to encode virtually any video file at resolutions ranging from iPod to HD and at bit rates as high as 50Mb/s.  Add a comment

CDRLabs kicks off the week with a brief review of HornetTek's new hard drive enclosure, the X2-RAID. This stylish, dual bay enclosure holds two SATA hard drives and can be connected to a Windows, Mac or Linux computer using either USB 2.0 or eSATA. The X2-RAID also features a versatile RAID system that can be configured for data protection, maximum capacity or a balance of the two.

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CDRLabs finishes up the week with a review of ASUS's external slim Blu-ray combo drive, the SBC-04D1S-U. This stylish and compact drive is capable of 8x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 4x DVD±R DL and 5x DVD-RAM writing speeds and can read Blu-ray Discs at 4.8x. ASUS also designed the SBC-04D1S-U to be  powered completely off a computer's USB bus. Without the need for an AC power source, you can burn a DVD or watch a Blu-ray movie wherever you go. Add a comment

CDRLabs has put together a brief review of Matrox's CompressHD H.264 encoding accelerator card. This low profile, half-length PCI Express card supports Matrox MAX technology and features a dedicated hardware processor which allows it to encode H.264 video at resolutions ranging from iPod to HD in less than real time. Add a comment

CDRLabs kicks off the new year with a review of Lite-On's 24x DVD writer, the iHAS424-08. This Serial ATA equipped "Super AllWrite" drive is capable of 24x DVD±R, 12x DVD±R DL, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW  and 12x DVD-RAM writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. Along with support for HP's LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling system, the iHAS424 also features many of the technologies we've come to expect from Lite-On, including more advanced ones like SmartWrite, SmartErase and OverSpeed. Add a comment