Monthly Archives: January 2015

Notes: Transcend SSD340 Vendor Specific SMART Attributes

Having reviewed the Jmicron JMF667H based Transcend SSD340, one of my biggest frustrations was the lack of documented SMART data variables. Even to this date, CrystalDiskInfo still does not understand the vast majority of the attributes which are Vendor Specific … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: Apotop Wi-Copy (DW21) 5200mAh Power Bank

Towards the end of 2014, I entered a competition held by Scorptec for a chance to win an Apotop Wi-Copy power bank. Guess what? I won! Thanks Scorptec! As a bit of a hobbyist photographer, backing up photos and keeping … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: HP Stream 8 Tablet (Intel Z3735G+Windows 8.1 w/Bing)

In a world where ARM CPUs and Android OS have come to be dominating factors in the tablet and mobile marketspace, and Chromebooks have become a big force in the educational market (at least in the US), it seems that … Continue reading

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Notes: Transcend SSD340 Firmware Update SVN423c

Since my review of the Transcend SSD340 back in August, it seems that Transcend has offered a firmware update. My SSD shipped with firmware SVN423b, and the latest version available from Transcend’s website is SVN423c. Unfortunately, Transcend have not elected … Continue reading

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Review: Agilent U1241B 4-Digit Handheld DMM & Accessories

Early in December, I made a trip to element14 to treat myself to an early Christmas present. Having posted about it on my element14 blog, inviting members to take a guess at what the surprise would be, I was surprised … Continue reading

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Random: Happy 2nd Anniversary to

In late December, I warned that the site might get a little bit quiet. That wasn’t an empty threat, as for the past month, there really hasn’t been anything new on here. Here’s a little update as to what has … Continue reading

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