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66% (115 votes)
24% (42 votes)
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10% (17 votes)
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Seagate BarraCuda Pro ST10000DM0004 10TB Review (Page 1 of 10)

About a year ago, a man of African descent came to our church. Since our church consists of mainly Chinese people, it was not hard to spot him. In the part of the service acknowledging newcomers, the chairperson on stage greeted the man of African descent. "Where are you from?" he asked from the pulpit. While the rest of us clearly heard the man answer "Calgary", the chairperson enthusiastically responded, "Africa? I have been to Africa. I have been to Libya, Egypt, and a few other countries!" Needless to say, everyone facepalmed so hard, we almost fell over our chairs. I think the chairperson's rather enthusiastic but erroneous response can mostly be explained by his incorrect preconceptions. Because he already presumed the man came from Africa even before he asked the question, when the chairperson heard a three syllable response, it only confirmed his prior bias. In any case, I think if we make wrong initial assumptions, it will bring us to the wrong conclusions. On the other hand, if we come with the correct knowledge, then we can arrive at the right conclusions. If you are buying a hard drive expecting cutting edge performance, or a solid state drive expecting a swimming pool of storage, then you will be sorely disappointed. This does not mean solid state drives cannot come in generous capacities, or hard drives have to be slow, but you just have to come with the right mindset and expectations for each product. Today, we will take a look at the Seagate BarraCuda Pro ST10000DM0004 10TB hard drive. Seagate's BarraCuda Pro is the company's latest performance lineup, meaning it promises up to a whopping 10TB of storage with good data throughput. Of course, by "good", we can expect cutting edge performance among its peers; obviously not relative to SSDs. With that knowledge in place, how will the ST10000DM0004 stack up against the competition? Read on to find out!


In last week's article of the Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro L, Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Kwan showed to us the importance of hearing clearly and contextually. Listening in general is an important part of communicating with others, but if what you hear is actually not what is said, this can lead to unexpected results, or misunderstandings to say the least. Of course, these types of mistakes happen to everyone, including Yours Truly. A few weeks ago, I was having hot pot, when one of my friends asked a couple how long they had been together for. "Five minutes," we all heard from the guy, leaving us to stop and stare hard at him. Even the significant other looked over and gave him a look, despite them sitting next to each other. "That hot pot must have been really hot?" I thought to myself. It was not until we all actually questioned him when he responded laughingly, "Five months, not minutes". As you can see, listening plays an important role in our lives, and if it is not clear, misinformation can be spread. Today's review unit, the TUNAI CLIP, is a Bluetooth wireless receiver, allowing you to transform wired headsets into wireless ones. With the number of mobile devices dropping support of the 3.5mm audio jack, this makes a lot of sense. However, despite going to wireless, I still fully expect the audio, whether music or voice, to be transmitted clearly. Can the TUNAI CLIP can hold true to this fact, or will we have another misunderstanding in the making? Read on to find out!

Amazon Cloud Directory shakes up databases

From InfoWorld: Nobody thinks of directory services like LDAP or Active Directory as fonts of innovation. But to Amazon, they are a starting point for building something new.

A new public offering from Amazon called Cloud Directory aims to take the ho-hum idea behind a directory service—a hierarchical database—and endow it with features that make it useful to a far wider range of applications.

LG 2017 OLED TVs now up for pre-order, starting at $2500

From CNET: Looks like you'll pay at least $500 more to own a 2017 LG OLED TV compared to the 2016 version.

In advance of any official pricing announcement from LG itself, retailer B&H has posted pre-order pages for the 55-inch ($2500) and 65-inch ($4000) sizes in LG's C7 series of OLED TVs. We expect other retailers to follow suit soon.

Those prices are $500 and $1000 more than the current prices for LG's entry-level OLED TVs, the B6 series.

BitTorrent brings its free Live streaming service to Android

From PC World: BitTorrent has been trying to shake its image as a pirated movie purveyor for years and use its peer-to-peer powers for good, and now you can enjoy its free, legal, and legitimate TV service right on your Android phone.

PayPal on Amazon? It might happen yet

From CNET: PayPal has confirmed it has been in talks with Amazon to potentially enable its users to purchase items and services from the shopping site using PayPal.

"We have been in conversations with Amazon," PayPal CEO Dan Schulman told Bloomberg in an interview. "We're closing in on 200 million users on our platform right now. At that scale, it's hard for any retailer to think about not accepting PayPal."

Apple takes patent battle with Qualcomm to China

From InfoWorld: Apple has filed two new lawsuits against Qualcomm, this time in China, that allege the mobile chip maker abused its market dominance and patents to charge excessively high licensing fees.

Apple is seeking 1 billion yuan ($145 million) in damages from Qualcomm, according to Beijing’s intellectual property court, which announced Wednesday it would hear the lawsuits.

HTC confirms that a flagship Snapdragon 835 phone is coming this year

From PC World: Fresh off reports that Samsung's Galaxy S8 would be the first phone to launch with the highly anticipated Snapdragon 835, HTC wants everyone to know it won’t be left behind. Despite the upcoming release of a brand new flagship built on the older 821 architecture, HTC is vowing to deliver an 835 phone as well this year, possibly just months after the U Ultra’s launch.

LG G6 ditches removable battery for water-resistant body

From CNET: LG is looking to play it safe with its next flagship phone.

The company's upcoming G6 phone, which will be unveiled next month at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, will have a sealed battery like the iPhone and Galaxy S phones, according to a person familiar with the company's plans. LG opted to skip the removable battery to make the phone water resistant. This follows confirmation that it will also lose the modular gimmick of the G5.


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