Month: October 2014

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Logic Supply ML400G-50 Fanless m-ITX PC

The latest in Logic Supply’s continuing efforts in the realm of Silent Computing is the ML400 series, which features mini-ITX boards in robust, fanless cases. A close look at the ML400G-50, based around a mobile 4200M chip in the ASRock IMB-180 motherboard.

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Habey MITX-6771 Bay Trail Embedded Motherboard

The Habey MITX-6771 is a thin mini-ITX board with an embedded quad-core Bay Trail SoC and a fanless heatsink.

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Crucial MX100 512GB & Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSDs

The Crucial MX100 512GB is the ultimate value SSD with the best capacity:price ratio on the market, while the Samsung 850 Pro 256GB is positioned as the latest ultra-fast premium flagship emphasizing performance and reliability.

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Thecus N7710-G 7-Bay NAS with 10 GbE

The Thecus N7710-G is a no-nonsense 7-bay NAS tower server that focuses on function over form. The user interface is humdrum but the hardware is the true star, including a 2.9 GHz Sandy Bridge processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 10 GbE card.

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Gigabyte BRIX Pro SFF Powerhouse

The Gigabyte BRIX Pro is essentially a supercharged NUC sporting a high speed quad core Haswell CPU. While it offers similar performance to much larger machines, it’s also far from whisper quiet.

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Recommended Hard Drives

Our reference article about HDD noise, along with complete acoustics-ranked listings of all SPCR-reviewed HDDs since late 2008. Latest update 4 October 2014.

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