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13 Barebones Reviewed Are Anything But Square

Test Equipment, Continued

With regard to the front connectors, we performed various tests. As we know from the past, USB front connectors don't always provide adequate power for external hard disks. This is primarily the case when connecting other peripheral equipment that also requires a lot of power.

USB 2.0 and FireWire test: Vantec case with a built-in 2.5 inch hard disk

Lindy: USB stick with Compact Flash Interface

1.5 gigabyte USB hard disk from MSI without its own power supply

TV tuner card from Compro upgrades the barebone to a video recorder.

Razor Viper 1000: turbo mouse with 1000 dpi

Keysonic mini keyboard: matching design for the mini PCs