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Lian Li Fuse Classic Brushed Aluminum and Modern RGB Lighting with new LANCOOL ONE Chassis

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Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd., world’s leading manufacturer of aluminum chassis for enthusiasts, custom OEM/ODM case solutions and case accessories is pleased to announce the official launch of the LANCOOL ONE chassis. Featuring Lian Li’s signature brushed aluminum finish and quality combined with modern RGB lighting, the LANCOOL ONE brings a new twist to a classic Lian Li design. Debuted in the recent COMPUTEX 2018 expo, the LANCOOL ONE has already managed to wow consumers due to its unique design and incredible value offering.

Classic Look with Modern RGB

Nobody in the business does aluminum better than Lian Li and the LANCOOL ONE continues that legacy with its stylish aluminum front panel which exudes a timeless, elegant vibe but is given a modern touch with impressive RGB lighting. The RGB lighting serves as both an accent piece for the front panel as well an ambient lighting for the internal chamber giving it a two-in-one function that provides a lot of value. The LEDs also illuminate front fans directly so users not using RGB fans on the front can get the illusion of using RGB fans on the front thanks to the front panel lighting.

Lian Li has worked with all leading motherboard brands to provide the LANCOOL ONE with RGB sync support with most popular lighting control software like ASUS AURA Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, ASRock Polychrome and MSI Mystic Light.

Optimized Airflow for Great Cooling

Both top and front panels of the Lian Li LANCOOL ONE offer great airflow. Lian Li has designed the LANCOOL ONE to have optimized airflow so users who want to maximize cooling can do so thanks to plenty of fan mounting locations. Integrated removable dust filters allow ease-of-cleaning and reduced dust inside the chassis. The front panel of the LANCOOL ONE features an open front slit and side vents maintain looks while still providing high airflow for a great balance of looks and function. 

The LANCOOL One supports up 360mm radiators on the top or front (only one at a time) or users can also mount a single 280mm radiator on the front. A total of nine 120mm fans can be installed on the LANCOOL One for incredible airflow possibilities.
Multifunction PSU Shroud

Increase cooling in your case or add more storage with the Lian Li’s innovative dual-function PSU shroud. The shroud includes removable drive trays to house two additional 2.5” drives like SSDs or mount additional two 120mm fans for improved cooling that helps in cooling PCIe devices like the GPU. Underneath the PSU shroud, user can install up to two 3.5” drives like HDDs for further storage. The drive cage is removable and you can move it so you can have more space underneath the shroud for other airflow or modifications.

Cable Management Made Easy

The modular drive cage caddy can be removed for easier cable routing and the LANCOOL ONE also features plenty of tie down points for easier cable management. This enables a cleaner look and an easier time when doing maintenance.
Modern Meets Classic with More Features

The LANCOOL ONE features a full tempered glass side panel which is locked in place with LIAN LI’s signature mounting system, which allows for a seamless look yet still secure and easy to use. This makes it easier to remove your tempered glass panel and do maintenance and cleaning as well as installation of new components on your system.

Support for modern systems is given attention as the LANCOOL ONE supports up to larger EATX motherboards and the tilted tray design compliments the cable management feature of the LANCOOL ONE making it easier to route cables on the front. Motherboards following the E-ATX standard with dimensions of 12” x 10.9” can fit in the LANCOOL ONE. Furthermore, The LANCOOL ONE can accommodate motherboards with width of up to 280mm.
For greater presentation possibilities, the LANCOOL ONE can accommodate vertical GPU mounting.

Vote and Win! Get the Chance to Own a Lian Li Strimer!

Lian Li is excited to bring the LANCOOL ONE to consumers worldwide and to celebrate this release, Lian Li is giving everyone the chance to vote for their favorite feature of the LANCOOL ONE. Once voted, participant will get the chance to win Lian Li’s brand new, innovative Strimer RGB PSU cable.
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The Evolution of Play - Growing Up With Video Games

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For more than two decades, PlayStation has been a source of fun and entertainment, providing gamers fond childhood memories to look back on. From the age of memory cards and booklets of CDs to having an extraordinary gaming experience with the PlayStation VR, one can’t help but feel nostalgic while paying homage to their beloved games.

Let’s take a trip down the PlayStation memory lane and check out how our favorite games have evolved over time.

God of War

First Release: God of War | PS2 | 2005
Latest Release: God of War | PS4 | 2018


The God of War franchise could easily be considered as one of the most popular titles among PlayStation gamers, making it the fastest-selling title on PS4 exceeding sales of 3.1 million copies in the first three days of its release. The title has produced a variety of main installments and several side games with the storyline, gameplay and of course, graphics, changing along the way.

One of the main developments in the latest release is leaving its Greek roots and moving on to the world of Norse Mythology. Its gameplay has also changed throughout the years. God of War features a third-person camera viewed from over-the-shoulder compared to previous installments with a fixed camera perspective. A departure though from the PS3 installment Ascension, the latest release goes back to single-player mode similar to its early releases. The PS4 Pro edition of the game features commendable graphics with two modes: Performance and Resolution, which players can easily switch to and from.


First Release: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune | PS3 | 2007
Latest Release: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy| PS4 | 2017


As a franchise that has spanned for almost a decade, Uncharted has seen four main installments plus a prequel, a card-game spin-off, and a standalone expansion. All four major installments of the series offer a single-player mode controlling its protagonist Nathan Drake. Each installment’s storyline takes gamers to a different setting following the action-packed journey of Drake as he seeks lost treasures and cities. Drake’s final appearance in the series (Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End) is marked by a number of accolades praising key elements such as graphics, character development, and storyline.

But how do you make an Uncharted game without Nathan Drake as your lead? Naughty Dog had an answer and made the right move passing on the torch. In the Lost Legacy, gamers got a pair of bad-ass women in the form of Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross snapping necks and cashing treasure-endorsed cheques. The game featured all of the hallmarks of the celebrated Uncharted franchise, including a rich cinematic story, action-packed set pieces, exotic destinations, and intricate puzzles.

The standalone franchise also involved Filipino skills and artistry. Manila-based game development studio Secret 6 collaborated with Naughty Dog to produce the game, with the former being the brain and talent behind the Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’s assets. The 140-man team of Secret 6 made over 100 assets for the game including high-quality cinematic assets, hero assets like weapons and vehicles, and environmental props.

Gran Turismo

First Release: Gran Turismo | PS1| 1997
Latest Release: Gran Turismo Sport | PS4 | 2017


Since its launch in 1997, Gran Turismo has since become one of the most iconic titles in PlayStation. This racing video game series has since released over 15 games, seven of which being primary releases, beginning from PS1 all the way to PS4.

Gran Turismo has two modes: arcade and simulation. Arcade allows gamers to choose any vehicle and inflict damage whereas Simulation Mode requires players to truly act like professional drivers – this means getting licenses as well as paying for vehicles and customization. From its debut to its current release, major changes include the expanded number and kinds of cars as well as the development of the game graphics. It has also since developed an online-aspect for the game in which players can compete with other users and race online.

Ratchet & Clank

First Release: Ratchet & Clank | PS2 | 2002
Latest Release: Ratchet & Clank | PS4 | 2016


A mascot-driven game featuring a humanoid and a robot takes center stage in Ratchet & Clank. Ratchet is a Lombax – a fictional species that come from the planet Fastoon – and has lived by himself as a mechanic on the planet Veldin. Clank is his robot partner who previously escaped from the war-robot factory in which he was created. Together they go on missions to fight evil forces in the universe.

The series has spawned eight major titles to its name, several spin-offs, and a reimagining of the first game as its latest release. For the most part, the series has stayed true to its roots in terms of gameplay. It has maintained its mix of platforming, action, and RPG elements with Ratchet being the main playable character.

In the 2016 version, the reimagined masterpiece places you in a world filled with colorful visuals that you don’t regularly see in most games. This beloved platformer was supposed to be a HD remake of the 2002 classic, but fans were pleasantly surprised to see that this Ratchet and Clank was a total reimagination of its predecessor. With new weapons, races, and upgrades, the latest version was a hit with gamers.


First Release: Spider-Man | PS1| 2000
Latest Release: Spider-Man | PS4 | 2018


Last but not the least, from the makers of Ratchet & Clank comes another iconic title starring one of the world’s most well-known superheroes. In its first launch in 2000, we saw Spider-Man going through different levels and battling various villains such as Venom, Carnage, and Mysterio to name a few. Gamers also got to experience the superhero’s capabilities as they crawl walls, swing distances, and shoot webs at opponents.

Fast forward to 2018, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Insomniac Games, and Marvel have teamed up to create a brand-new and authentic Spider-Man adventure. This isn’t the Spider-Man you’ve met or ever seen before. This is an experienced Peter Parker who’s more masterful at fighting big crime in New York City. At the same time, he’s struggling to balance his chaotic personal life and career while the fate of millions of New Yorkers rest upon his shoulders.

Gamers Battle It Out with the All-New Honor Play

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Honor Play, Honor’s first gaming smartphone powered by GPU Turbo technology, made its debut at the ‘Game with the Brave’ event in partnership with SM Cyberzone at SM City Fairview last Saturday, August 11, 2018. Top gaming personalities Ashley Gosiengfiao, Caster Riku, Bea Benedicto, and Suzzysaur showcased their gaming prowess in a live Arena of Valor (AOV) match together with Mr. Wang Yang, Honor Philippines Country Director, select fans and HiHonor community members, with Benedicto’s team emerging as the ultimate AOV masters.

The Honor Play brings immersive gaming experience to mobile gamers with its groundbreaking GPU Turbo upgrade and powerful Kirin 970 flagship chipset, making it a gamer’s dream companion. “Through the Honor Play we promise to provide our customers with an exceptional user experience at the best value as it delivers top-end quality and performance at a highly competitive price point,” shares Mr. Wang. 

The Honor Play debuts at Php15,990 and will be available on Lazada, Shopee and stores nationwide, starting August 13, 2018. It comes in black and blue, with a RAM of 4GB and up to 64GB expandable storage via microSD card slot up to 256GB.

Game like a pro without interruptions

The launch of the Honor Play brings together gamers in onsite matches of Injustice 2, PUBG, Arena of Valor (AOV), and Asphalt 9: Legends. Attendees also got to bring home exciting prizes including brand new Honor Play phones by winning trivia games and one-on-one battles.

With the Honor Play’s AI capability, players were immersed through its AI real-time image and audio recognition. Imagine feeling the vibration in 30 different scenarios – as if playing in real-life! Not only that, its AI 3D surround sound offers cinematic experience complete with 3D stereo effect. The Honor Play also boasts of a 6.3” FullView Display and sports an extended battery-life to ensure gamers don’t run out of battery while playing their favorite game.

Gamers hate it most when their playtime is interrupted. With Honor Play’s Game Suite, you can switch on the high-performance mode and block notifications while you’re playing, allowing you to up your game minus the disruptions. Recording your gameplay is also possible with useful shortcut tools like screen record, screen shot, and share function so you get to capture your important moments without halting the game.

Game-on device that’s perfect for millennials

While Honor Play’s GPU Turbo technology makes it the perfect gaming smartphone, its other features are also suitable for those looking for a perfect device that can address their daily needs. Sporting an AI-enabled dual rear 16MP+2MP camera with AI Motion Detection and Image Stabilization function, the Honor Play lets you capture images, adjust camera settings, and auto-identify scene types real time.

The Honor Smart Gallery is also perfect for organizing and identifying your photos and turning them into a music video with AR gestures, make-up, and even backgrounds using pre-installed applications.

Availability Information:

Honor Play Store List Nationwide

Metro Manila
·        SM City North Edsa – Mediabox
·        SM Megamall – PCX Mobile
·        SM Mall of Asia – PC Express
·        Ayala Malls Trinoma – Sienna Mobile
·        Market! Market! – PC Express
·        Robinsons Place Manila – MegaOne

North Luzon
·        SM City Clark – Gentext
·        SM City Olongapo – Mobile Extras
·        SM City Tarlac – Digital Tunnel

South Luzon
·        SM City Calamba – Greentelcom
·        SM City Lipa – Greentelcom
·        SM City Lucena – Greentelcom
·        SM City Batangas – Presnet
·        Robinsons Place Lipa – Skywaves
·        Waltermart Tanauan – Presnet

·        SM City Cebu- Aerophone
·        SM City Iloilo – Aerophone
·        Robinsons Tacloban – Cellcom

HKC M27A6F 27-inch 1080p VA Monitor Review

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The market for the 1080p 27-inch monitor isn’t what you’d exactly call healthy, throw in the term “gaming” and the prices would shoot up way past the budget meal threshold. There have indeed been signs of new “gaming” monitors popping up. It’s a misuse of terms, so don’t let that fool you. Not only does it not apply, the pixel density even gets worse as you move up the screen real estate. Going back to the topic, we’re here today to take a look at a 27-inch monitor, the HKC M27A6F to be exact.

Model NameM27A6F
LCD Panel (VA)
Display size27" Diagonal White LED-Backlight
Brightness(Typical)220cd/m2 (Typical)
Contrast(Typical)1000:1 (Typical)
Pixel Pitch0.31125(H)X0.31125(V)
Resolution (H x V)1920*1080
Aspect Ratio16:9
Response Time(Typical)5ms (Typ.)
View Angles LR,UD(CR>10)H 170/ V 160
Panel SurfaceAnti-glare
Display Colors16.7M colors
PC Input Range
Max. display frequency
(Resolution H*V/Fv)
1920*1080 /60 Hz
Input 1D-Sub x1
Input 2HDMI
Consumption(Typical)On: < 36W
Standby<=0.5W, Off<=0.5W
Power RangeAC 100-240V 50/60Hz
Power Mode
Indicator Light
Power on : Blue (LED)
Power saving : Blue Flicker (LED)
Operating Condition
Temperature0℃ ~ 40℃
Humidity20% ~ 85%, non-condensing
Packing Dimension
Net Weight3.93
Gross Weight5.59
Tilt-5∘~ 15∘
Kensington LockYes
VESA Mounting75*75mm
Front ControlMenu, Bri (-), Vol(+) Auto/Enter, Power
On Screen DisplayHKC Standard OSD format
ColorWARM,COOL,User Mode
Preset ModePC, Movie, Game, ECO Modes
Yes (1.5M) 12V 3A
HDMI Cable
Yes (1.5M)
User Manual(Paper)
PricePhp 8,950


Let us be clear that this is not a gaming monitor, and thankfully HKC doesn’t want to lie about that. Starting from the box, the M27A6F is packed in a simple brown carton that’s pretty much standard with monitors.

What’s included here is pretty much another standard affair with monitors, and as basic as it gets. The panel itself, the base, the DC 12V power adapter, and some paperwork. That’s about it. We’re not looking for anything special here, and for the price (which we’ll get to in a while), it’s what you’d expect.



We love anything straightforward, no-frills approaches whenever we come by products for review, and the HKC is it. Its beautiful frameless design is quite pleasing to the eyes, and its slim form factor is desirable if I do say so myself. The menu buttons are a bit hard to actuate, and you might as well expect a wobble sometimes when you try to fire it.

What we detest about the M27A6F is its base and stand. No, it’s not because it’s not sturdy enough. Rather, it’s a bitch to get on that we had a lot of difficulties just to mount it. And don’t even get me started on removing the base from the stand. It’s next to impossible without inflicting any damages.

As far as the ports go, it’s pretty much basic. There’s one for HDMI, one for VGA, and that’s about it. It could have done well with an added audio jack for its size as a great entertainment monitor, but no. HKC just had to stray far from the light on that one.


The OSD controls on the M27A6F is what you’d probably call difficult for starters. The base just isn’t that sturdy, and paired with its light body the monitor tips whenever you tweak your settings with a push of a button.

From the main menu, you can adjust the brightness levels, image positioning, color temperature, OSD settings, resetting the OSD settings, and the hotkey type to make things easier. We usually just fine tune it to our liking, and there’s not much to worry about since you only have so little to tweak.

Now, these options on the menu are quite self explanatory. But let’s go ahead an expound on them. Brightness lets you change the brightness and contrast levels, plus access to different presets such as Text, Game, Movie, and Standard. This section also lets you enable DCR and blue light filter.

Next up is the Image section, which lets you adjust the H and V positions of the screen, plus the clock and phase, and the aspect ratio of the display. Color Temp on the other hand lets you adjust the color temperature, which is done through RGB levels. OST Settings lets you adjust the position of the OSD screen plus the transparency, while reset gives you the option to start from scratch as well as enable auto off. HKC isn’t clear on the duration for that, but it’s best that you turn it off. The Miscellaneous section lets you adjust the hotkey type for < and >, as well as choose the signal source between VGA and HDMI.


We’re dealing with 27 inches of 1080p screen space right here. 27 inches is indeed massive, but for a 1080p VA panel, things get a little murky. The pixel density goes lower as the screen size increases, and 24 inches would probably be the sweet spot when it comes to that. But hey, that doesn’t mean the M27A6F is bad, not by a long shot.

MotherboardGIGABYTE AB350M-DH3
CPUAMD RYZEN 5 1600 3.2GHz
RAM16GB DDR4 2400MHz
CoolerCorsair H60 (2018)
StoragePlextor M9e 512GB M.2 SSD+ Seagate BarraCuda 4TB + 2TB Western Digital Green HDD
PSUCorsair VS450
CaseSilverstone RL06
OSWindows 10 Pro N
DisplayHKC M27A6F 27-inch 1080p monitor

Colors are quite rich and vibrant on the 26A6F and do pop out, and the viewing angles aren’t too shabby. Sure, it’s a VA panel, but it does bode well when it comes to viewing angles. That’s also complemented by 220cd/m2 brightness level right on here.

On the other hand, if you find 1080p a thing of the past for you, NVIDIA’s DSR helps by moving things up a bit to increase your working space to 4K. It's not exactly native 4K, but it does a great job expanding your horizons. That’s what I’ve been doing to make things efficient and help on the productivity side, you just don’t want to waste that size, you know?

Since we’re also one for multitasking, we have also used the 26A6F with our PlayStation 4. That screen size is great enough for a bedroom or a personal room if you’re limited on space, although the lack of an extra HDMI port and an audio jack may turn you off. But hey, if it works, it works.


The HKC M27A6F doesn’t make any bold claims as a gaming monitor, or even a high performance monitor at that. It’s a straightforward offering that gets the job done for those that want something that “just works.”

It’s not what you’d exactly call perfect – there are several gripes you’d have to deal with first. Installation is a bit of a chore, and the lack of an extra HDMI port or at least a DVI port and an audio jack could be off-putting. But once you get past around that, the HKC M27A6F poses itself as a well-rounded offering that gets the job done.

PNY Announces USB Drive 3.0 the Hook Attaché and Wave Turbo

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PNY Technologies (PNY) considered one of the worldwide leaders in consumer electronics market and flash memory products, has released two sophisticated flash drives that delivers exceptional performance at an economical price range: the Hook Attaché 3.0 and Wave Turbo 3.0.

Wave Turbo 3.0 is a modern flash drive with a sleek and attractive housing with huge storage capabilities. It is the ideal storage device for storing your images, music and files or documents. It features a sleek ergonomic wave housing design with a sliding USB connector, which smoothly extends from the drive at the push of a thumb. The cap-less mechanical design eliminates the hassle of lost drive caps.

Wave Turbo 3.0 brings the convenience and speed of USB 3.0 interface that delivers high speed data transmission of digital files. It is conveniently designed with a strap hole so that one can easily loop a string through and connect to a keychain or a mobile phone.

The Hook Attaché 3.0 is a tiny metal USB with a durable and innovative elastic hook design that can be easily attached to key chains, briefcases, purses, and backpacks etc.

The cap less design allows direct plug and play access to the USB ports. The Hook Attaché is made by high-quality aluminum material and protects digital files from dust, scratches and water making it sturdy for repeated usage. It provides massive storage in its small size with storage capacity up to 128GB. It delivers USB 3.0 transmission and is compatible with computers, laptops, tablets, and any other devices come with USB ports.

Both the flash drives are backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and runs with Windows 7, 8 and 10, Mac OS 10.3 and above.

Resident Evil 2 Remake Limited Edition Features a Typewriter

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Capcom is pulling off another one of its super expensive limited edition runs for Resident Evil 2 Remake. For this time around, the product in question is a super expensive bundle that comes with a typewriter-inspired Bluetooth keyboard.

And as you’ve guessed it, this Limited Edition print will only be available in Japan. It’s a collaboration done together with Qwerkytoys and its Qwerkywriter S mechanical keyboard, which is modeled after the save mechanism for Resident Evil 2. Needless to say, it’s a fully functional Bluetooth mechanical keyboard. Our only source of info on the keyboard is the original Qwerkywriter S’s web page. Basically, you’ll be getting Cherry MX switches here, wired/wireless connection, and a battery life that can go up to 1 month of runtime.

How much will this set you back? Apparently, this Resident Evil 2 Remake Limited Edition bundle will cost around 82,800 yen, and that will include the keyboard itself, an ink ribbon, and a PS4 copy for the game. You could also jump in for the keyboard for only 75,000 yen. But hey, a quick Google Fu will show the keyboard’s and its original design for only $249.

Capcom previously did another expensive run with Resident Evil 6. It was a lame jacket. That's all that we can say about it, really.

Via | Siliconera
Source | Qwerkywriter

Transcend PCIe SSD 110S 256GB Review

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A couple of days ago we made our first contact with Transcend’s PCIe 110 M.2 NVMe SSD (that’s a pretty long name for what it is, actually), and we’re here today to take a closer look into it. So, there’s no better time than the present to put it under the test and run some of our standard tests while we’re at it? We’re not gonna settle for a simple unboxing, anyway.

Dimensions (Max.)80 mm x 22 mm x 3.58 mm (3.15" x 0.87" x 0.14")
Weight (Max.)8 g (0.28 oz)
Bus InterfaceNVMe PCIe Gen3 x4
Flash Type3D NAND flash
Capacity128 GB/ 256 GB/ 512 GB
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature0°C (32°F) ~ 70°C (158°F)
Operating Voltage3.3V±5%
Read Speed (Max.)1,800 MB/s
Write Speed (Max.)1,500 MB/s
CertificateCE/ FCC/ BSMI
WarrantyFive-year Limited Warranty
Warranty PolicyPlease click here for more information about the Transcend Warranty Policy. Warranty does not apply when SSD Scope's wear-out indicator displays 0% within the warranty coverage.


Let’s start things off with the basic installation, which is fairly straightforward. Of course, to begin with, your system is required to be equipped with an M.2 slot that covers 2280 form factor. The 110S doesn’t exactly come with a screw to fix it in, but your system’s motherboard most likely has one to cover up for it. You’ll need to simply slot it in and screw it in place, and once you’re done, that’s about it.


MotherboardGIGABYTE AB350M-DH3
CPUAMD RYZEN 5 1600 3.2GHz
RAM16GB DDR4 2400MHz
CoolerCorsair H60 (2018)
StorageTranscend PCIe 110S SSD 256GB + Seagate BarraCuda 4TB + 2TB Western Digital Green HDD
PSUCorsair VS450
CaseSilverstone RL06
OSWindows 10 Pro N
DisplayBenQ GW2270H

Basically, what we’re dealing here is an NVMe SSD that utilizes the current PCIe Gen3 X4 interface, and we’re expecting for speeds to shoot up. So, then, let’s get started with our standard tests.

Crystal Disk Mark
We begin with one of the storage benchmark standards with Crystal Disk Mark to measure both of its read and write rates through a series of tests.

AS SSD Benchmark
AS SSD Benchmark is one of the standards when it comes to storage benchmarking, and it reads/writes a 1 GByte file as well as randomly chosen 4K blocks. It can also measure in IOPS in addition to MB/s.

ATTO Disk Benchmark
ATTO Disk Benchmark is an industry leading benchmark that help measure performance of system storage such as hard drives, solid state drives, RAID arrays, and so forth.

Real World Performance
For the real world performance, we'll be using a set of 20GB file consisting of 119 video files, as well as an archived 16GB to test it out. The time is measured in seconds, and of course, lower is better.


Transcend has been nothing but successful in its series of storage solutions entry-level and enthusiast-grade. For its price, it easily makes its mark as one of the most affordable NVMe SSD offerings available in the market today. The Transcend PCIe SSD 110S has the performance to match, great value, and the company’s longstanding 5-Year Warranty backing it up. It’s definitely a score.

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