Date: January 21st, 2003
Article by: Mat (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner
& Head Editor)
Product was donated by: Memorex
From the very beginning, our company and its products
have captured the attention of millions. How do you measure the value
of this kind of awareness? One way is through research. For example,
in recent brand studies, Memorex was placed in the top tier of all US
companies. We were second only to Sony™ when respondents were asked
to name a brand associated with recordable media. Moreover, the Memorex
brand was recognized by a full 87% of all participants. When asked to
complete the phrase "Is it live,..." a full 45% of consumers knew the
Our success is by no means accidental. Along with a strong
brand, we are blessed with a seasoned management team. Their experience
in finance, operations, sales and marketing have strengthened our market
position and expanded our distribution channels. Through this talented
group, we are meeting the needs of consumers and channel partners alike.
The Memorex company has been producing high quality recordable
disks, hard drives, and other goodies for over 40 years. The company
has recently decided to try its hand at producing computer modifications
as well. I will be checking out the latest and coolest mods to be released
by the company as well as comparing them to some other mods to see how
well the boys at Memorex have done. The purpose of this review will
be to find out how practical Memorex's mods really are, how easy they
are to install, as well as how cool they look!
The rounded Ultra ATA Cables look great and are good simple
modifications for any case; replacing the cumbersome and airflow-impeding
stock IDE cables. The rounded cable takes up a lot less space than the
stock cable normally does because of the cable shape. This surplus of
space created by the cable reduces constriction in the case while allowing
your friends to stare slack-jawed and drooling at the awesome hardware
that is normally concealed.
Fans and cooling are vital to the survival of your hard
drives, processor and a number of other heat sensitive parts inside
your computer. Evolutions in fan design have allowed fans to become
more silent while moving greater amounts of air at the same time. The
80mm LED fan by Memorex is very quiet compared to most, and has a great
air flow which makes it an ideal fan to own. It is made of clear plastic
and lights up with blue LEDs while it spins, instantly transforming
any boring desktop computer into a Rave-In-A-Box!
Cold Cathode lights have become the standard for any self
respecting LAN party-animal, lighting up the insides of cases like Christmas
trees. The lights do not get hot even after hours of being on, making
them perfect for inside a computer. They come in a variety of colors,
but the one I will be reviewing is blue and EXTREMELY bright (25,000k).
The cold cathode by Memorex is strong enough to light up my room, so
it should have no trouble illuminating the inside of my case.