Archive | April, 2010

Upgrading an Old Laptop with an SSD: performance?

April 23, 2010

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Upgrading an Old Laptop with an SSD: performance?

By upgrading an old laptop or desktop using a Solid State Drive (SSD) from an HDD, what performance improvements can you expect? This article outlines my experience upgrading a four year old Dell 640m with an A-RAM Pro 120GB SSD, the result of which was a snappier machine -measured to be 3-4 times faster across the board. Definitely a worthwhile upgrade.

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Sennheiser Earphones Fakes, or Not?

April 18, 2010

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Sennheiser Earphones Fakes, or Not?

When I buy a pair of Sennheiser’s on EBay, am I getting a knock-off (counterfeit), a factory ‘back door’ model, or the genuine product? I’ve gone through quite a few pairs of Sennheiser’s CX200, CX300 II and one CX 500 ear-canal earphones, most of which (though not all) have been bought through EBay resellers. For the most part, they have been good quality – with the occasional store-bought pair being indistinguishable in listening or packaging quality.

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