Chaitanya S

Chaitanya S

Lives in India Pune, India
Works as a Software Engineer
Joined on Jan 10, 2010

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couchpotato: There are plenty of 512GB or even 1TB USB flash drives out there.

Corsair Voyager GTX has 256GB and 512GB versions with 450MB/s read and 360MB/s write on the market for more than a year. How can Sandisk claim it has the highest capacity and fastest USB flash drive?

@Howaboutraw: Not sure where you are living but Corsair has been a reputed memory manufacturer for ages now. Only recently they ventured into making other Pc parts(seems like every Ram maker has been doing that now).
@Couchpotato: Intel was also doing everything in house but since Samsung entered ssd market they were caught sleeping with pants off. Now sadly even Intel has to source controllers from 3rd party.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 13:45 UTC
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couchpotato: There are plenty of 512GB or even 1TB USB flash drives out there.

Corsair Voyager GTX has 256GB and 512GB versions with 450MB/s read and 360MB/s write on the market for more than a year. How can Sandisk claim it has the highest capacity and fastest USB flash drive?

@Howaboutraw: Not sure where you are living but Corsair has been a reputed memory manufacturer for ages now. Only recently they ventured into making other Pc parts(seems like every Ram maker has been doing that now).
@Couchpotato: Intel was also doing everything in house but since Samsung entered ssd market they were caught sleeping with pants off. Now sadly even Intel has to source controllers from 3rd party.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 13:45 UTC

Usb 3.1 is quite misleading marketing term. That drive still uses 5Gbps interface not full 10Gbps interface.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 13:37 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
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Turbguy1: Cleaver and significantly impractical.

The wrench OD is too large to use in many applications (side clearance issues).

Impossible to apply the same torque vs a standard box wrench without risking mechanism damage (spreading/yielding).

I'll stay with Craftsman box and open end wrenches. ANY adjustable wrench is a mechanical compromise...

Always more points of failure is a bad design choice.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 05:13 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (185 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: It's unbelievable that the lack of memory expansion is not listed as a Con!

The phone is a PDA, PERSONAL Digital Assistant. It's like a handheld computer. So instant access to mountable storage is very important to countless people for easy backup, private sharing, transfers between devices. The Cloud is a poor alternative.

@Fun 4 all: I have had Ssds and Hdds fail on me that doesnt mean I will dump all my data/programs/OS onto cloud. Cloud storage is not the answer to every problem rather it comes with its own unique set of headaches. Having microsd card slot is convinient also it doesnt increase the size of device to unreasonable level. Its just dumb design choice to exclude that slot.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 03:05 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)

A friend of mine got D500 recently for wildlife shooting, and its seriously impressive camera. Buffer even when using just Sd cards is insane. Compared to that free advertisement given to craptastic Fstop gear this camera is worthy of gear of the year award.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 16:26 UTC as 26th comment
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tom1234567: Just got rid of Adobe LR AND PP today
I now use on1Photo Raw instead of LR,
and the new Affinity for windows released today in place of PP.

so Adobe no more monies from me,
the LR done nothing for the Fuji jpeg problems
I have the Fuji X-T2 and the D7200 and the new programs handle the files with no problems
I think a few more users will be leaving Adobe soon

Tom G

Since many have moved to On1 Raw, I want to know how well is the organisation and geotagging features? The only reason I still use Lr is for keyword tagging and Gps tagging of files. For me LR has gotten progressively worse in terms of performance and stability.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 10:58 UTC
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GaryJP: It's an update to the non CC version as well, although you don't get all the features.

Its very odd behaviour by adobe crippling non CC version. Also this version is unstable and since 6.4 all the updates have gotten steadily worse as though Adobe doesnt want to keep non CC version and would rather shove the subscription model down the users.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 10:53 UTC
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Graham Best: "In my opinion the F-Stop line of camera bags, including the Tilopa series, are by far the best on the market."

It would help the reader of the review, if the author would qualify opinions made. Why is the the reviewed bag "by far the best on the market"? Personally, I've been very pleased with Think Tank products. They've held up well for years, and should something fail, they're guaranteed for life with a free replacement (and a very good customer service department). I've been similarly pleased with LowePro products.

I'm very interested to see the author articulate what quality(s) makes the tested bag "by far" the best.

I guess accepting money under the table counts towards good write ups.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 15:48 UTC
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JEROME NOLAS: So this is how they cut them for the Photokina?

Probably, water jet cutting doesnt seem to leave behind burr seen with other methods of cutting.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 14:00 UTC
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entoman: I have back problems and I can recommend the Lowepro Flipside 400. It is very comfortable and feels much easier on the back and shoulders than some other bags loaded with a similar weight of equipment. You can't go far wrong with Lowepro (I have no connection with them, this is an honest recommendation).

I personally am a big fan of Photo Hatchback series especially the larger one. I find it perfect to carry 180mm macro attached to camera with one medium sized flash along with some random stuff like jacket, food and hydration bladder(inside the tablet compartment). Perfect for a day of shooting butterflies even in Himalayas when carrying large backpack for a day of trek is not worth the effort.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 15:06 UTC

Even if it costs half still its not free or built in so screw CrApple.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 13:42 UTC as 141st comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (765 comments in total)

It was Pentax ME Super for me.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 12:47 UTC as 624th comment
On article Nikon Small World 2016 winners announced (19 comments in total)

Been looking at these pics for last week, really good entries this year as well.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 11:43 UTC as 9th comment

Finally MS removed the PC from back of monitor and put inside the monitor stand. I was wondering how long it would take someone to design AIO without PC stuck to back of monitor.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 16:00 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Game Boy Camera (70 comments in total)

Never knew gameboy had an accessory camera to plug-in. Gameboy wasnt particularly famous here in India in the first place.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 12:48 UTC as 33rd comment

I hope this lens solves focus breathing and shorter effective focal length of VR2 lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 06:07 UTC as 96th comment | 3 replies
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rrccad: cute.. but really nothing new.

there's been companies offering modded DSLR's for astrophotography for years now.

@Darngooddesign: rather dpreview should wake and do a better job of reporting/reviews on such niche photographic tools. Couple of astronomers I know have modified DSLRs for astrophotography for ages now.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 16:15 UTC

One of the biggest issues has been many camera makers are reluctant to adopt CFast in the first place. When it came to industrial/embedded pcs that industry quickly got rid of CF in favour of CFast. I hope when it comes to CFexpress it gets adopted quickly.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 16:10 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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LukeDuciel: Do not buy WD My Passport portable HD. Their drive circuit boards are prone to fail and, because of the design, very hard to fix.

Usual USB HD boxes use a separate circuit board to adapt USB port to the standard SATA port on hard drive itself. When the circuit fails, you can still save the drive by connecting to the hard drive via SATA directly.

Western Digital has this brilliant idea to integrate USB driving circuit and SATA port circuit. So when you open the plastic shell of My Passport drive, you see a USB port directly on the drive. When the circuit fails or even the USB port itself wears out (bad soldering etc.), your data is practically gone, even if the drive itself is healthy and strong.

It is not a problem if WD can make their circuit and port durable in use. But this is not the case, at least for me. I already have 3 failed WD My Passport in hands (all 1TB model), among which I could only rescue data from the one with a badly soldered USB port.

Its not just WD but Seagate also has been doing the same for ages. Its to save the thickness of drives.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 06:34 UTC
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