VIDEO: Dell Optiplex 5070 Reviewed, Benchmarked, Disassembled & Upgraded To Crucial P1 SSD

In this video we explain the components and ports on the new Dell Optiplex 5070 SFF . We benchmark the 5070 with the Dell factory SK Hynix 256GB Class 35 NVMe SSD and then benchmark it again with an upgraded Crucial P1 1TB NVMe SSD. The video also shows a very basic disassembly of this this very simply Small Form Factor (SFF) computer. We explain the issues with the Crucial P1’s performance and life span including…

SOLVED: Flickering, Overly Bright or Swirling Colors on Monitor of All-In-One Dell Inspiron 5477 or Optiplex 7460

If you have a Dell Optiplex 7460 or its retail brother, the Dell Inspiron 5477 and the screen: flickers is far too bright is blurry has a dark edge around the outside edge swirling colors unable to wake the system up from display off mode using touch there is a fix for this known problem(s). Before you run through this process, however, you should power down the unit and unplug it for one minute to…

Latest Dell OptiPlex Desktops Still Do Not Have Thunderbolt

Despite Dell’s sales staff statements and promotional material claims the latest update to the Dell Optiplex line the 60 series (5060’s and 7060’s) do NOT have Thunderbolt Dell says that the Optiplex 5060 will not have an Thunderbolt option but the 7060 will at some point in the future.  As of this writing, there is no release date for a Dell corporate desktop with Thunderbolt. If you are thinking you can get around this by…

SOLVED: How To Install SSD Caching Using Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST)

If you have a spinning disk and want to make it run much faster you can add in a small Solid State Disk and combine them using Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST).   RST will then add the SSD to the spinning disk and copy whatever you frequently use to the SSD so it can be accessed MUCH faster.  The benchmark from shown in the image to the right is from Puget Systems, but our…