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Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.6
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the ... Read here
Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 29.9
Covering 628 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you ... Read here
GAMDIAS HADES Laser Gaming Mouse Review
Today, we are going to take a look at the GAMDIAS HADES GMS7011 laser gaming mouse. T... Read here
The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway (Week 5)
This year, we are not only rewarding everyone who participates in the Tech ARP forums... Read here
BIOS Option Of The Week - Intel Turbo Mode Tech
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known... Read here
Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 16.8
These days, there are so many mobile GPU models that it has become quite impossible t... Read here
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Media Preview
On the 10th of February, 2015, Samsung Malaysia invited us to a media preview of the ... Read here
The 2015 Alienware 15 & Alienware 17 Launch Event
On the 6th of February, 2015, Dell Malaysia invited us to the launch of the newly-enh... Read here
The RAM Disk Guide Rev. 3.1
The RAM disk has been around since the 1980s, but it has never been popular due to th... Read here
Kingston Class 10 UHS-I SDXC Card (256 GB) Review
Today, we are going to take a look at the latest member of the Kingston Class 10 UHS-... Read here
The Samsung NX1 Masterclass Event Rev. 2.0
The Samsung NX1 Masterclass was conducted by Yaman Ibrahim, the award-winning Malaysi... Read here
Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 7.6
If you have no idea what's different between an AMD Opteron processor and an Intel Co... Read here
Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 11.8
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the ... Read here
The BenQ W1080ST+ & W1070+ Launch Event
If that's not enough to convince you, they let Jinnyboy, the Malaysian YouTube sensat... Read here
The Samsung Galaxy A5 & Galaxy A3 Smartphone Launch Event
Samsung Malaysia officially launched the Samsung Galaxy A5 and the Samsung Galaxy A3 ... Read here
   
AMD Carrizo APU Details Revealed!
AMD revealed at the prestigious International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC)... Read here
ED#188 : Apple iPhone 6 Copy Corruption Bug Rev. 2.0
Last month, I moved three videos and a bunch of photos from my Apple iPhone 6 to my c... Read here
ED#187 : How Well Does The Samsung S Voice Work?
Today, we are going to perform a few simple tests to see how well the Samsung S Voice... Read here
ED#186 : Experiencing The Samsung Gear S Smart Watch At The Samsung Gear S Spy Camp! Rev. 2.0
Check out what I experienced during the Samsung Gear S Spy Camp! Read here
ED#175 : How To Integrate Cloud Storage Services With Microsoft Office 2013 And Office 365 Rev. 3.0
To avoid another antitrust case (remember Internet Explorer?), Microsoft Office 2013 ... Read here
ED#185 : The New TrueCrypt - VeraCrypt Or CipherShed?
A French cryptography and IT security company called IDRIX announced the release of V... Read here
ED#184 : #Bendgate Isn't New But It Could Finally Change The Industry For The Better
#Bendgate is becoming a marketing boon for the Android and Windows Phone platforms. T... Read here
ED#183 : The Apple iPhone 6 Isn't The Only Smartphone To Bend It Like Beckham
Apple haters are having a field day with #Bendgate, with many comments and parodies i... Read here
ED#182 : Why Are Apple iPhones So Expensive?
We are not going to go into why Apple iPhones are not using "dated" hardware or "olde... Read here
ED#181 : How To Give Adobe Photoshop A Performance Boost With Your GPU
Let us show you how you can get Adobe Photoshop to use your discrete GPU, instead of ... Read here
ED#179 : Why It's Really Time To Ditch (And Strip) The Short Filename Rev. 2.1
Unless you are using old software from when Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock first bro... Read here
ED#180 : How To Switch The Location Of The Apple iTunes Backup Folder
While iTunes is smart enough to skip the apps (which can always be downloaded) and st... Read here
ED#178 : AV-Optimized Hard Disk Drives Are Safe To Use
For years, we have been debunking hard disk drive myths. Never did we expect to actua... Read here
ED#177 : All Halfbrick Studios iOS Games Are FREE!
Yes, you read that right. For a limited time only, the entire Halfbrick Studios catal... Read here
ED#176 : TrueCrypt Developer Drops New Bombshell - Open Source Fork "Impossible"
Well, it's been more than 3 weeks since TrueCrypt went down, and one thing's for sure... Read here
   
   
   
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Friday, February 27, 2015
Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.6
03:06 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications.

Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.

Currently covering 1045 desktop CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 19 different specifications for each and every CPU.


Here’s the latest update in Revision 15.6 :
- Added the Intel Core i5-4690K quad-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-5960K 6-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-5930K 6-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Core i7-5820K 6-core processor.
Link : Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.6

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/20948-desktop-cpu-comparison-guide-28.html#post376799



Malaysia’s Latest Intel®-based Tablet weighs in at RM699!
02:37 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, February 27, 2015 – As one of the region’s most prolific users of smartphones and tablets, Malaysian consumers are set to be spoiled for choice with the debut of iPro’s latest Intel Architecture based tablet – the LIVEPAD 8.9.

Powered by the Intel® AtomTM Z3735F Quad-Core processor and running on Windows 8.1, the LIVEPAD 8.9 (16GB) features an 8.9 inch (1920 x 1200) HD display; ideal for both casual gaming and productivity work including word and image processing. The tablet is supported by an 8000mAh battery and 2GB RAM.



It is available for its first 800 customers * from today until the 1st of March, 2015 at a one-time only introductory price of RM699 at Plaza Low Yat.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28482-malaysia-s-latest-intel-based-tablet-weighs-rm699.html




Thursday, February 26, 2015
Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 29.9
10:53 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Covering 653 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare 24 different specifications for each and every card. If you need to find out about the specification of any card, just come over and check out our Desktop Graphics Comparison Guide.

We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates.



Here are the latest updates in Revision 29.9 :
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Rev. 2 graphics card.
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 (Retail - GDDR5) graphics card.
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 Rev. 2 graphics card.
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 555 (OEM) graphics card.
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 505 (OEM - GT216) graphics card.
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 505 (OEM - GT218) graphics card.
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 Rev. 3 graphics card.
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 Rev. 2 graphics card.
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT Rev. 3 graphics card.
- Added the NVIDIA GeForce 9300 GS Rev. 2 graphics card.
- Corrected the Transistor Count and Die Size specifications for all NVIDIA GK208 GPUs.
- Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce GT 635 (OEM) graphics card.
Link : Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 29.9

Thanks again, Blashix!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/7916-desktop-graphics-card-comparison-guide-63.html#post376788




Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway (Week 5)
10:22 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Week 5 of the Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway is about to end!

As the first contest draws to a close, we are delighted to announce that the second prize is our review sample of the GAMDIAS HADES (GMS7011) laser gaming mouse!



This year, we are not only rewarding everyone who participates in the Tech ARP forums and the Tech ARP Facebook page, we are also going to reward our readers! So there are three ways you can win prizes in our 2015 giveaway :
a) Participate In The Forums
b) Facebook Share, Like & Comment
c) Just Read Our Articles
It’s THAT simple!


Link : The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway (Week 5)

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28440-tech-arp-2015-mega-giveaway.html#post376782



GAMDIAS HADES (GMS7011) Laser Gaming Mouse Review
10:09 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Today, we are going to take a look at the GAMDIAS HADES GMS7011 laser gaming mouse. For those who don’t know their Greek mythology, Hades is the Greek god of the underworld and brother of Zeus.



Do note though that GAMDIAS offers two different HADES models :
- GMS7011 - with a laser sensor
- GMS7001 - with an optical sensor
The model we are looking at is the GMS7011, which comes with a 8200 DPI laser sensor. Let’s check it out!

Link : GAMDIAS HADES (GMS7011) Laser Gaming Mouse Review

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28480-gamdias-hades-laser-gaming-mouse-review.html




Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.5
09:26 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications.

Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.

Currently covering 1044 desktop CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 19 different specifications for each and every CPU.


Here’s the latest update in Revision 15.5 :
- Added the AMD A8-7650K quad-core processor.
- Added the AMD A4-7350B dual-core processor.
- Added the AMD Athlon X4 860K quad-core processor.
- Added the AMD Athlon X4 840 quad-core processor.
- Added the AMD Athlon X2 450 dual-core processor.
- Updated the Transistor Count specification for the AMD "Kabini" family of processors.
- Updated the Die Size specification for the AMD "Kabini" family of processors.
- Corrected the Transistor Count specification for the AMD "Llano" family of processors.
- Updated the specifications of the AMD A10-7700K quad-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the AMD A8 PRO-7600B quad-core processor.
- Updated the specifications of the AMD A8-7600 quad-core processor.
Link : Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.5

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/20948-desktop-cpu-comparison-guide-28.html#post376773



BIOSTAR Promotes Family of Gaming Hardware Combo
09:16 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

February 24th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is promoting the gaming motherboard, the Gaming Z97X along with the VGA cards that are powered by nVidia’s GeForce GTX750Ti chipset as a compelling gaming hardware combo set.

The motherboard comes with the new Gaming Commander Box accessory as well as cutting-edge features like USB 3.1 on-board and innovative durability enhancements. This gaming family of hardware from BIOSTAR gives you a gaming combination comprised of the best motherboard and value priced GPU for a superlative gaming experience.



BIOSTAR’s GeForce GTX750Ti series of cards brings the visual horsepower needed for high-end gaming. With 2GB GDDR5, on a full size PCB with a unique dual fan cooling design, this card in combination with the Gaming Z97X motherboard is all you need.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28479-biostar-promotes-family-gaming-hardware-combo.html




Monday, February 23, 2015
AMD Carrizo APU Details Revealed!
10:45 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

AMD revealed at the prestigious International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) that the upcoming A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), codenamed “Carrizo”, for notebooks and low-power desktops will deliver a wealth of new, advanced power management technologies while achieving substantial performance through new “Excavator” x86 CPU cores and a new generation of AMD Radeon™ GPU cores.

Using a true System-on-Chip (SoC) design, AMD expects Carrizo to reduce the power consumed by the x86 cores alone by 40 percent, while also providing substantial gains in CPU, graphics, and multimedia performance over the prior generation APU.



New high density design libraries allowed AMD to fit 29 percent more transistors on Carrizo – 3.1 billion – in nearly the same chip size as the previous generation, Kaveri APU. This density increase has allowed a larger area for graphics, multimedia offload, and integration of the “Southbridge” system controller on a single-chip.

When there are only two active threads, the Intel Core i7 will automatically ramp up two of its processing cores by..."Link : AMD Carrizo APU Details Revealed!/a>

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28478-amd-carrizo-apu-details-revealed.html




Sunday, February 22, 2015
BIOS Option Of The Week - Intel Turbo Mode Tech
10:12 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition.

Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend.



This week, we will be taking a look at the Intel Turbo Mode Tech BIOS setting. Here’s an excerpt :
"When this feature is enabled, the Intel Core i7 processor can dynamically overclock one or two of its four processing cores to improve performance with applications that are not multi-threaded or optimized for quad-core processors (e.g.single-threaded applications).

When there are only two active threads, the Intel Core i7 will automatically ramp up two of its processing cores by..."
Link : BIOS Option Of The Week - Intel Turbo Mode Tech

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/24898-bios-option-week-31.html#post376761




Saturday, February 21, 2015
The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway (Week 4)
10:56 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Week 4 of the Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway is about to end!

As the first contest draws to a close, we are delighted to announce the SECOND giveaway theme - 10400 mAh Mi Power Banks from Xiaomi!

These awesome power banks not only pack 10,400 mAh of battery capacity, they feature nine layers of circuit protection and improved power output efficiency!



This year, we are not only rewarding everyone who participates in the Tech ARP forums and the Tech ARP Facebook page, we are also going to reward our readers! So there are three ways you can win prizes in our 2015 giveaway :
a) Participate In The Forums
b) Facebook Share, Like & Comment
c) Just Read Our Articles
It’s THAT simple!


Link : The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway (Week 4)

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28440-tech-arp-2015-mega-giveaway.html#post376755




Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 29.8
12:27 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Covering 643 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare 24 different specifications for each and every card. If you need to find out about the specification of any card, just come over and check out our Desktop Graphics Comparison Guide.

We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates.



Here are the latest updates in Revision 29.8 :
- Added the AMD Radeon R7 265X (OEM) graphics card.
- Added the AMD Radeon R7 260 graphics card.
- Added the AMD Radeon HD 7720 (OEM) graphics card.
- Added the AMD Radeon HD 7510 (OEM) graphics card.
- Added the AMD Radeon HD 6610 graphcis card.
- Added the AMD Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) graphics card.
- Added the AMD Radeon HD 6530 graphics card.
- Added the AMD Radeon HD 6510 graphics card.
- Added the AMD Radeon HD 6490 graphics card.
- Added the AMD Radeon HD 6290 graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon R9 260 (OEM) graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon R9 255 (OEM) graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon R7 250X graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the AMD Radeon HD 7670 graphics card.
Link : Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 29.8

Thanks again, Blashix!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/7916-desktop-graphics-card-comparison-guide-63.html#post376739



Samsung Electronics Demonstrates Leadership in Monitor Innovation and Design
12:22 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

BANGKOK, Thailand – February 12, 2015 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. will showcase a full lineup of innovative monitors and a SMART Signage TV at the Samsung Forum in Bangkok from February 12 to February 14, 2015. The cutting-edge solutions include curved and Ultra High Definition (UHD) monitors – most notably, the SE790C, SD590C, SE510C and SD850 – that feature unparalleled advancements in technology and design to deliver an immersive, comfortable, seamless and brilliant viewing experience.

Led by the SE790C, SD590C and SE510C, the latest range of advanced curved monitors from Samsung Electronics deliver the ultimate in comfortable and immersive viewing. The monitors’ modern, minimalistic designs also ensure there are no distractions for enhanced productivity. Along with these feature-packed curved monitors, Samsung Electronics’ SD850 offers brilliant color and higher resolution to enhance content creation and improve work productivity for business professionals.



Complementing these innovative technologies, Samsung Electronics will exhibit the RM48D SMART Signage TV all-in-one digital signage solution to show how impactful digital signage can be in promoting a company’s offerings. The SMART Signage TV features a sleek design with built-in content management system (CMS) for fully customizable messaging to meet business goals.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28475-samsung-electronics-demonstrates-leadership-monitor-innovation-design.html



Samsung Reinforces TV Leadership with New SUHD TVs, Smart TVs & Audio Solutions
12:11 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

BANGKOK, Thailand – February 12, 2015 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in Home Entertainment for nine consecutive years, today introduced an extensive range of SUHD TVs at its 2015 Samsung Forum in Bangkok. The new TVs set a new standard in premium UHD (Ultra High Definition) content and elevate the viewing experience to new heights.

Samsung also showcased its expansive lineup of audio products, including Omni-Directional 360 Audio and Curved Soundbars, which complement and enhance the home entertainment experience with immersive and crystal clear sound.



Samsung reserves the “S” identification for its most premium, flagship products that signify a true leap forward in technology. As the leader in the TV industry, Samsung is excited to extend the prestigious “S” identification to its newest premium TV line, the SUHD TV. The SUHD TV is designed to excite all of the senses, with sensational picture quality, seamless interaction and stylish design.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28474-samsung-reinforces-tv-leadership-new-suhd-tvs-smart-tvs-audio-solutions.html




Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Capture Your Signature Moment with Samsung NX500
11:58 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

BANGKOK, Thailand – February 12, 2015 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd today announced the launch of its new camera, NX500, combining industry-leading design and technology for everyday use, with the capabilities that professional photographers can rely on.

Featuring advanced technology such as high resolution 28MP BSI APS-C sensor, 4K and UHD video recording, a best-in-class DRIMeV image processor, NX AF system III, and Samsung Auto Shot, the NX500 has the core functionality of the NX1 engineered into a portable and convenient size.



Updated connectivity via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi provide users with an advanced wireless experience, as well as the ability to seamlessly shoot and share their captured experiences.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28473-capture-your-signature-moment-samsung-nx500.html



ED#188 : Apple iPhone 6 Copy Corruption Bug Rev. 2.0
09:44 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Last month, I moved three videos and a bunch of photos from my Apple iPhone 6 to my computer, only to find out later that two of the videos and one of the photos were corrupted. On closer inspection, they appear to be truncated - copied only partially.

Unfortunately, because I moved them, instead of copying them, they were lost forever. I tried numerous iPhone data recovery software out there but none of them could recover the deleted videos and photos. :(



However, I was able to reliably replicate the problem over and over again, allowing me to make several observations about this corruption problem.

In this update, we added a section called "It Only Happens With An SSD..."

Link : ED#188 : Apple iPhone 6 Copy Corruption Bug Rev. 2.0

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28433-ed-188-apple-iphone-6-copy-corruption-bug.html#post376738



Super Talent DuraDrive ZT4 Update
09:36 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

San Jose, California — February 16, 2015 — Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces its DuraDrive ZT4 solid state drive for commercial and industrial storage solutions.



The DuraDrive ZT4 is the successor to the highly popular DuraDrive ZT3 that utilizes a 40-pin Zero Insertion Force connector with an IDE interface. The ZT4 is commonly used in aerospace, enterprise computing, and medical systems to provide reliable and high application performance.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28472-super-talent-duradrive-zt4-update.html



QNAP Releases New Q’center App for Centrally Managing Multiple QNAP NAS
09:25 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Taiwan, Taipei, 17 February, 2015 – QNAP®, Inc. today announced the release of Q’center, an app that can centrally manage multiple QNAP Network-attached Storage (NAS) units with visualized statistics, allowing IT administrators to check QNAP NAS information and status for easy troubleshooting. Q’center provides immediate and complete information to assist IT administrators in making crucial decisions.



The dashboard provides a quick view to monitor the status of QNAP NAS including disk volumes, real-time CPU usage, and server log information. IT administrators can also create specific dashboards based on different scenarios to meet the needs of enterprise IT management.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28471-qnap-releases-new-q-center-app-centrally-managing-multiple-qnap-nas.html




Monday, February 16, 2015

   
Seagate Laptop SSHD 1 TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Revew
Western Digital AV-GP (WD30EURS) 3 TB Hard Disk Drive Review Rev. 2.0
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Details Rev. 2.0
Intel's Desktop CPU Roadmap @ October, 2008 Rev. 2.0
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB Overclocking Guide
Can Your Notebook Survive A Good Trashing?
NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT Tech Report
Seagate 500GB Barracuda 7200.9 Hard Drive Review Rev. 2.0
Creative Zen Portable Media Center Review
Steelpad S&S Professional Gaming Mouse Pad Review

 
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