GSK adds to ADC dealmaking with second Chinese biotech pact

Dive Brief:

  • GSK is deepening its investment in cancer treatments called antibody-drug conjugates, announcing Wednesday plans to pay $185 million to China-based Hansoh Pharma to license an experimental drug that has shown promise in lung, bone and soft tissue cancers.
  • Per deal terms, GSK could owe up to $1.5 billion in additional fees based on achievement of certain milestones, along with royalties for sales outside China and nearby markets where Hansoh will retain commercial rights. It is similar in scale to a deal the two companies signed in October for a Phase 1 drug being tested in gynecological cancer.
  • Spurred on by the success of drugs like AstraZeneca’s Enhertu, big drugmakers have spent billions of dollars this year to lock up rights to antibody-drug conjugates. Pfizer paid $43 billion to acquire developer Seagen, which has four marketed ADCs, and AbbVie paid $10 billion for ImmunoGen, while Merck & Co., Eli Lilly, Bristol Myers Squibb and BioNTech all signed licensing deals.

Dive Insight:

The recent rush of investment into ADCs contrasts with their first arrival on the market. Pfizer launched Mylotarg in 2000 to treat leukemia, but later withdrew and reintroduced it at a lower dose. The second ADC approved in the U.S., Seagen’s Adcetris, didn’t come for another 11 years.

Since then, nearly a dozen more have been introduced, sparking additional interest in the drug class. They combine the tumor-targeting capabilities of engineered antibodies with the tumor-killing capacity of chemotherapies, delivering more potent treatments directly to engineered tissues while minimizing side effects.

GSK successfully launched an ADC, Blenrep, the first drug to target a protein called BCMA that is found on multiple myeloma cells. It was pulled from the market in 2022 after failing a confirmatory trial, but could be on track for reintroduction now that it’s undergone additional clinical study.

With its Hansoh deals, GSK is moving toward solid tissue tumors. The ADC involved in Wednesday’s deal is called HS-20093 and targets an immunoregulatory protein called B7-H3. It is paired with a chemotherapy known as a topoisomerase inhibitor that’s similar to what’s used in Enhertu.

At the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in May, Hansoh reported data from a Phase 1 dose-finding trial in people with small cell lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, sarcoma and other types of solid tumors who had undergone at least three previous treatment lines. Fourteen of 40 evaluable patients in that trial saw their tumors shrink after treatment with HS-20093.

The October deal with Hansoh was for an experimental project called HS-20089, which targets a different tumor-specific antigen called B7-H4 but is also combined with a topoisomerase inhibitor. GSK paid $85 million upfront for rights outside of China, with $1.5 billion in success-based milestones and sales royalties potentially due.

GSK hasn’t been alone in looking to China for ADC innovation. Earlier this month, Bristol Myers signed a deal with SystImmune, a U.S.-based subsidiary of Sichuan Biokin Pharmaceutical, for an ADC in testing for breast and lung cancer. Last year, Merck formed a broad partnership with Kelun-Biotech.

Harnessing Mobility: How Walkin’ Wheels Dog Wheelchairs Enhance Physical Therapy

The Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair is a mobility assist device that provides dogs with the support they need to stay active. The Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair features full adjustability in length, width, and height to offer pets a customized fit. Many injured or paralyzed dogs will use a wheelchair during recovery and for additional support during physical therapy sessions.  

It’s essential to keep all dogs active, especially the older ones or those that face mobility issues. When a dog suffers from mobility challenges, it may become inactive, leading to weight gain and muscle loss, which can further exacerbate its condition. Incorporating a wheelchair into physical therapy is a great way to support your dog as they work to stand, walk, and work through their various exercises.  

The Role of Walkin’ Wheels Dog Wheelchairs in Physical Therapy  

Supporting Mobility with Walkin’ Wheels 

Although the exercises and methodology will vary by dog, a rehab specialist will work with your dog during physical therapy to build up muscle strength and increase range of motion and flexibility. Introducing a wheelchair can aid in maintaining and improving mobility. The cart’s support will reduce the pressure placed on a dog’s limbs while encouraging them to walk and continue to use their back legs. Some pets may rely on a wheelchair for all exercise, whereas other dogs may only need a wheelchair for a short period of time as they build up their strength and stamina.  

Choosing the right cart for your dog’s physical therapy is crucial and depends on the area that most needs support. Walkin’ Wheels rear wheelchairs offer support to weak hind legs, while the full-support wheelchair is designed to aid both front and back legs. The Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair is the most adaptable canine cart available. A dog undergoing rehabilitation may begin with a quad wheelchair, and as their front legs regain strength, the front attachment can be removed only to support the hind end. For those with a progressive condition such as DM, the rear cart can be converted into a full support wheelchair as needed. 

Enhancing Physical Therapy Outcomes with Walkin’ Wheels 

A wheelchair helps assist your pet in remaining active and getting exercise. Their cart can help enhance their physical therapy sessions by helping a dog stay upright in a natural standing position, work on maintaining their balance, and reduce the weight placed in their legs as their therapist works with them. Not only does this significantly benefit their physical well-being, but in between sessions, the cart can be used to support your dog on their daily walks and make it easier for them to go potty. Your dog’s wheelchair can be used daily and consistently to help them to stay mobile. When used in conjunction with physical therapy, a wheelchair can help improve your dog’s quality of life.  

Preparing for Physical Therapy with a Walkin’ Wheels Dog Wheelchair  

Consultation with a Veterinarian 

Your veterinarian plays a key role in helping you decide if your dog is a good candidate for a dog wheelchair. Treating canine mobility loss begins with a diagnosis. Your veterinarian will work to help you understand the underlying cause of your dog’s mobility loss and develop a treatment plan that best fits your pet’s needs.  

A veterinarian will assess your dog’s need for a Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair based on their gait and overall mobility. Determining if a wheelchair is the best choice for your pet often begins with a simple towel test. In this test, your vet will support your dog’s hind end – if the dog can walk forward while supported, they are an excellent candidate for a dog wheelchair. It’s important to understand that a wheelchair is only one piece of your dog’s treatment plan. Your dog’s therapy plan will include other methods of treatment as well, including pain management and various therapies. Your dog’s tailored therapy plan may include hydrotherapy, massage, exercises, acupuncture, and laser therapy, to name just a few.  

Choosing the Right Walkin’ Wheels Wheelchair 

The Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair is available in a range of sizes – the right cart for your dog will be determined based on your dog’s weight and rear leg height, as well as their condition. Here’s a quick guide to choosing the right cart for your dog based on their diagnosis: 

Rear Wheelchair 

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease 
  • Early-stage Degenerative Myelopathy (only back legs effected)  
  • Hip Dysplasia 
  • Knee injury – such as a CCL or ACL tears 
  • Hind limb paralysis  
  • Osteoarthritis in the hind legs 
  • General difficulty walking  
  • Occasional loss of balance 
  • Surgical recovery 

Full Support Wheelchair 

  • Cerebellar Hypoplasia 
  • Late-stage Degenerative Myelopathy (both back and front legs impacted) 
  • Neurological conditions 
  • Loss of strength in all four legs 
  • Balance struggles  
  • Additional stability for front limb amputations 

Proper fitting is critical to ensure your dog gets adequate support in their Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair. During therapy sessions, it’s pretty common for a dog’s body to change. This means the fit of your dog’s cart may need to be adjusted throughout their treatment. Luckily, an adjustable dog wheelchair can adapt to any physical changes in your dog’s body. If a dog gains or loses weight, the wheelchair width can be adjusted to accommodate. An adjustable wheelchair is ideal for dogs that are still growing, as that cart can grow with them.  

Check in regularly with your veterinarian over the course of your dog’s therapy treatments. Your rehab specialist should keep your vet up to date on your dog’s progress, but make sure to schedule regular vet visits so that your vet can help advise your dog’s treatment plan as needed. Sometimes, a dog’s progress may seem very gradual, but a lot can happen in a short time, and your vet may see a significant change that isn’t noticeable to you.  

Incorporating the Walkin’ Wheels Dog Wheelchair into Physical Therapy  

Introduction of Walkin’ Wheels 

Dog wheelchair for dog rehabilitation therapy

The timing of when your dog should begin using the Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair during therapy will be decided by your veterinarian and rehab specialist. For example, a dog in physical therapy after surgery will likely need to wait until their wounds are healed before using a wheelchair. A gradual introduction is also likely for a dog dealing with a spinal condition, like IVDD, which often requires weeks of crate rest before the dog is cleared for using a wheelchair. Other pets may be able to start using a cart much sooner. Always work with your veterinarian to decide when the time is right for your dog to begin using a wheelchair in therapy.  

When your dog gets the all-clear for wheelchair use, understand that introducing them to their new wheels will be on their own time. A gradual introduction of your dog’s cart may be needed. Your dog’s therapist may only recommend wheelchair use for a short duration at the beginning or during specific exercises. Many pets need to build up their stamina and will gradually increase their cart time over a few weeks. And remember that using a wheelchair is as new to your dog as it will be to you. Positive reinforcement and patience are crucial to helping your dog adjust to their new wheelchair.  

Targeted Exercises with the Walkin’ Wheels 

How and when your dog uses their new wheelchair for physical therapy will depend on the guidance of your physical therapist and may change over time. Here are a few examples of how your dog’s cart may be used during therapy sessions: 

  • Patterning and gait training – the wheelchair will support your dog as the therapist physically moves your dog’s feet to encourage them to step and move their back legs.  
  • Underwater treadmill – provides balance and keeps pets upright as they work through treadmill exercises.  
  • Flexion and extension – to help open the knee and or hip to promote range of motion.  
  • Therapy stands – used for additional support during acupuncture, massage, or laser therapies. 
  • Strength training – supportive aid during exercises to promote strength and stamina   

All these different therapies and exercises complement your dog’s use of the Walkin’ Wheels and are often done simultaneously with wheelchair exercises. A multi-modal approach is often the best choice to improve a dog’s mobility and well-being.  

Real-Life Success Stories with Walkin’ Wheels 

LuLu our beagle puppy is recovering from a spinal operation. The wheels have done miracles in helping her learn to walk again. She has not fully recovered yet but progress with the wheels has been great. 

– Lemual C. Stewart Jr. (Lulu’s dad)

Cutter’s cart has been amazing and a godsend. It has really improved her walking – even on her own! I’ve spread the word about you guys to tons of people around here & in Boston! 

– Dr. Julie Zitz, DVM, DACVS, MA

Paralyzed dog uses wheelchair during water therapy

Some of the things that I really like about it, one is cost. Cost is a reasonable cost that most owners can absorb and the adjustability. The adjustability also gives us the benefit of, as they improve to maybe allow them to try and use their rear legs more when maybe in the beginning, their rear legs had to be just elevated. And there are different components, different harnesses, different attachments that allow a dog to be maybe not completely weight bearing, where the rear legs are held up in stirrups to a lower level of support where they can exercise more with a cart for support, but more using their own limbs by themselves. 

– Dr. David Levine, PT, PHD, DPT, CCRP 

Conclusion

Incorporating a Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair into your dog’s physical therapy will encourage them to walk and build their strength over time. With the wheelchair’s support, your dog can easily manage their exercises while limiting the risk of further injury and promoting overall wellness. During therapy, your dog will work to regain their leg strength and muscle tone through structured exercise, while the wheelchair lessens the weight placed on aching joints and helps them stay active for longer. If your pet is facing mobility changes, talk to your veterinarian about exploring the Walkin’ Wheels as a possible solution for your best friend. It’s always important to seek professional guidance before beginning any rehabilitation plan. Provide contact information for inquiries or assistance with Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchairs. 

Does your dog use a Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair already? We’d love to hear your dog’s success story or experience with using Walkin’ Wheels during physical therapy. Please share in the comments below or email us at [email protected] 

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The most important lesson to teach your children about money

We live in a world of consumption, where people seek immediate gratification with the latest and greatest gadgets and products as soon as they hit the shelves.

Think about Apple and the ridiculously long line of people who queue for their updated iPhones!

When it comes to money management and becoming rich, though, patience and delayed gratification make all the difference.

Patient people are more likely to save their pennies than seek “easy” (and expensive) credit because they are happy to wait for a new car or big-screen TV.

They don’t have to have it all yesterday!

The power of delaying

One of the common Rich Habits that I’ve found among successful people is their ability to delay gratification.

Successful people possess higher patience and an aptitude to postpone the enjoyment of their work.

They have the ability to work hard to accomplish a goal that isn’t achieved for a long time.

Learning to delay gratification rather than seeking immediate satisfaction is essential for success, particularly when it comes to things like investing, business and making money.

Yet it’s not easy to change ingrained habits and the approaches to life that you’ve been practicing since childhood, but once you’re aware of the importance of the concept of delayed gratification, it’s entirely doable.

Start with small alterations to your thought patterns by acknowledging your habits intended to provide immediate gratification.

Remember, if it comes too quickly, chances are you will lose it again just as easily.

All good things take time!

As Warren Buffet wisely said: “Wealth is the transfer of money from the impatient to the patient.”

What does delayed gratification mean?

If you’re wondering what I’m on about let me explain…

The definition of delayed or deferred gratification is the ability to resist the temptation for an immediate reward and therefore wait for a later reward.

The later reward is generally much larger than the immediate one, and that’s why it’s worth the wait.

Research into the ability to delay gratification shows that there are a number of other positive outcomes from this skill, including academic success, physical and psychological health, and social competence.

Similarly, a person’s ability to delay gratification relates to other skills such as patience, impulse, self-control, and willpower, which are all involved in self-regulatory behaviour.

So, if we think about the rich and successful, one of their key Rich Habits is the ability to delay a smaller instant reward for a later more generous one.

But we need to remember that this skill isn’t natural for most people.

Children Learn Money

Humans are wired for instant gratification.

We love it!

While evolution made us that way long before our modern monetary system came about, unfortunately, the desire for instant gratification doesn’t help us when we’re trying to become wealthy.

In fact, it hurts us.

That’s one of the reasons many high-income earners are not ‘rich.’

You’ll often find the more they earn, the more they spend and they end up on a treadmill where they tend to spend more than they earn because they need to support a lifestyle that has little or no enduring value but has high fixed costs to maintain.

Typically they spend on things like big houses, fancy cars, and impressive vacations.

They live a life of instant gratification, where they live in a peer group of other big spenders and where they have to work harder and harder to maintain the lifestyle they no longer feel they have the time or energy to enjoy.

This is what we typically call the rat race! 

Delayed gratification and money

When it comes to the latest gadget or fad, most people have no self-control.

This is made even worse in the technological world we now live in where we all have access to instant money – real or otherwise.

Too many people use their credit cards for impulse purchases that in reality, they have no way of repaying any time soon.

Unfortunately, this type of mindset can quickly lead to financial ruin.

It’s time, to be honest with yourself– are you a slave to instant gratification?

If so there are a number of strategies to break the cycle, but first, you must recognise this Poor Habit.

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Let me be clear: Consumer debt is never OK.

Using your credit card for impulse purchases or taking on unnecessary debt for such non-appreciating assets as cars or, worse still, a personal loan to go on holiday is never a good idea.

Too many people see the limit on their credit card as their money – it’s not.

When you take on consumer debt it involves using dollars you’ll hopefully earn in the future for current expenses (or splurges) and paying the bank interest for the privilege of doing so!

This means that the “bargain” price you paid today is likely to cost you much more over the long run because you’re using credit to pay for it.

One key difference between people with consumer debt and those without, everything else being equal, is that the person with no consumer debt has mastered delayed gratification, while the person with consumer debt has not.

In its simplest form, the ability to wait 15 minutes to get two marshmallows instead of one marshmallow is delayed gratification – more on this fact a little later!

The ability to wait to buy something after you’ve saved for the item, rather than impulsively purchasing something as soon as you realise you want it, is delayed gratification.

The ability to invest money today to have money when you retire is delayed gratification.

The real question is; how do you learn delayed gratification?

Like I said: learning delayed gratification isn’t easy but it can become a skill in your Rich Habit toolkit if you follow a few simple tips.

1. Write down a list of money goals and put them somewhere that you can see them every day.

Another idea is to tell someone else what your money goals are, perhaps a mentor, who can then help keep you accountable to them.

2. Every time you’re tempted to purchase something consider whether it’s a want or a need.

If it’s a want, such as a new suit or handbag, then delay for at least 24 hours before deciding whether to buy it.

Most of the time, that 24-hour period will be enough time for you to see that you don’t need it at all.

For more expensive purchases, then you should delay for even longer.

Should you move in with your boyfriend? Quiz

Entering the realm of cohabitation is a major move—no pun intended. It’s a decision that can send your thoughts into a whirlwind, and you might find yourself second-guessing everything. But hey, that’s completely normal! It’s not just about sharing space; it’s about merging lives, routines, and so much more.

Dhriti Bhavsar, a seasoned relationship counselor with a master’s degree in Psychology, understands the weight of these choices.. That’s precisely why she crafted this quiz, designed to help you navigate the “should I move in with my boyfriend” conundrum.

And here’s the thing, moving in together isn’t just about coordinating furniture and closet space. Suddenly, when you have a disagreement, there’s no escape—physically, at least. It’s a big deal because you’re sharing more than just a home; you’re sharing a space where fights, make-ups, and everything in between play out on a daily basis. Plus, breaking up isn’t as simple when you’re both on the same lease. That adds a whole new layer to the mix.

So, whether he’s popped the question about cohabitating, or you’re debating if it’s time to bring it up, take a breather and dive into this quick 11-question quiz. It won’t take up more then 5-10 minutes of time, but it’s bound to shed some light on whether moving in together is the right move for you.

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BenQ HT2050A Review: Great (Big) Picture for the Money

If you’re shopping for a projector between $500 and $1,000, prepare to face a sea of clones. Sizes, designs and even button layouts are often nearly identical from one brand to the next. But there’s something different about the BenQ HT2050A. Although it has a similar price to the competition, it’s larger and there’s a more aesthetically pleasing, curvy design. It looks less like the repurposed business projector and more like something you’d want in your house. And the difference is more than skin deep: This projector’s performance is a step above as well. 

Like


  • Bright picture with great contrast


  • Accurate, realistic colors


  • Lens is shift a rarity at this price

Don’t like


  • Lens shift and zoom don’t adjust far


  • Rainbows, if they bother you

Better
contrast ratio
and color than its counterparts create some of the best picture quality we’ve seen in this price range. Darker blacks, paired with bright whites, all with accurate color, make for a pleasing image. The cherry on top is a small amount of vertical lens shift, which is rare in this price range and almost nonexistent in single-chip
DLP projectors
. This means more people will be able to fit the projector in their homes. In short the BenQ HT2050A is one of the best projectors you can get for the price. 

Editors’ note November, 2022: Despite being several years old, the HT2050A still offers great picture quality for a great price, and remains one of the best deals going for home projectors. It once again earns our Editors’ Choice award.

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BenQ HT2050A basic specs

  • Native resolution: 1080p
  • HDR-compatible: No
  • 4K-compatible: No
  • 3D-compatible: Yes
  • Lumens spec: 2,200
  • Zoom: Manual (1.3)
  • Lens shift: Manual
  • Lamp life (Normal mode): 3,500 hours

Like the other projectors in this price range, the HT2050A lacks 4K and HDR. It is 3D capable, though the glasses aren’t included.

BenQ claims 2,200 ANSI lumens. I measured approximately 1,591. It’s normal for projectors to measure lower than their claimed specs. This is a bright image, similar to the Epson HC2150 and only slightly less than the newer Epson HC2250.

Lens shift in this price range is rare, and rarer still with DLP projectors, so its inclusion here would be one of the HT2050A’s main selling points even if it didn’t look as good as it does. That said, the lens shift isn’t a lot. BenQ says it adjusts the vertical range by 10%. So depending where you place the projector, you’ll have a few inches of vertical leeway, but that’s it. Still, it definitely helps and is better than the nothing you get with most single-chip DLP projectors.

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The zoom range is only average however, falling behind the Epson. So you won’t be able to place it quite as close, or as far, from the screen. In that way it’s similar to many other DLP projectors in this price range.

Also average is the lamp life, at 3,500 hours in Normal mode. This goes up to 7,000 hours in the SmartEco mode, which maintains the maximum brightness of the Normal mode but drops lamp power during dark scenes for a better black level. Though you can occasionally see this happen, it’s fast enough that it’s fine to leave in this mode (unless you notice and hate it).

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Connectivity and convenience

  • HDMI
    inputs: 2
  • PC input: Analog RGB
  • USB port: 1 (1.5A power)
  • Audio input and output: Yes
  • Digital audio output: No
  • LAN port: No
  • 12-volt trigger: Yes
  • RS-232 remote port: Yes
  • MHL: Yes
  • Remote: Backlit

Both HDMI inputs have HDCP 1.4, meaning you can send each input any video source you want. This isn’t the case with some competitors, which only have HDCP 1.4 on one of the HDMI inputs. The USB connection has a claimed 1.5 amp output, letting you power a streaming stick directly with no external power adapters. 

The HT2050A has several legacy analog video inputs, which is a rarity these days. Not only do you get component video, but composite as well. So if you want to directly connect something like a Nintendo Wii, or, I don’t know, a LaserDisc player or something, you can do it with no extra adapters. These connections share RCA analog audio inputs.

There are also 3.5mm audio input and outputs, the latter to connect to an external speaker or
soundbar
.

The RS-232 and 12-volt trigger are useful for those with more elaborate home theater systems.

The remote is backlit with a relatively dim orange backlight. This is a good thing: Many of the current crop of projector remotes have a bright blue backlight. Using them can be like forming your own personal B-type star while you’re just trying to change the inputs in the dark.

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Picture quality comparisons

I compared the HT2050A to the Epson HC2150 and the Viewsonic PX727HD. The latter, like the BenQ, is DLP. The Epson, like the majority of Epson’s projectors, is LCD. I connected these via a Monoprice 1×4 distribution amplifier and viewed them all on a 102-inch 1.0-gain screen.

Right away the differences were apparent. Firstly, the Viewsonic was far dimmer, and didn’t have the contrast ratio of the other two. This put it at a distant third, so I spent most of my time comparing the Epson and the BenQ.

Both projectors are far brighter than even high-end projectors from a few years ago. What’s more obvious than the numbers would suggest is how much better the black level, and therefore the contrast ratio, is on the BenQ. This is clear when viewing widescreen movies, with the black bars several shades darker on the BenQ. Because their light output is roughly the same, this gives the HT2050A a bit more dimensionality to the image and more apparent depth. 

A good example of this is the contrasty scene in Avengers: Infinity War where Thor and his pet rabbit help Tyrion Lannister forge the Stormbreaker battle axe. Nidavellir’s colorful neutron star and magical effects are brightly offset compared to the darkness of space and the shadows of the forge. These shots don’t look bad on the Epson, but the shadows are far more gray than on the BenQ, giving the latter a more pleasing look overall.

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Color is another point in the BenQ’s favor. It’s just a little richer and more realistic. Greens especially look more natural. The grass in the Battle of Wakanda, also in Infinity War, for example, is just a more vibrant and realistic shade of green. The blue of the shield wall is a stronger, more vivid blue, without the sky looking like candy.

Another place where the BenQ wins out over the Epson is with motion resolution. All LCD-based displays have some degree of motion blur. DLP-based projectors don’t, thanks to the way they create an image. This is most obvious in the way the BenQ maintains detail when things move. Take the camera-panning action of Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow. When there are closeups of Emily Blunt or Tom Cruise’s faces, you can still see fine details throughout.

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On the other hand there’s DLP’s long-standing problem: rainbows. These are multicolored trails left by bright objects on screen. You may also notice them if you move your eyes quickly. Most people either don’t see them, or aren’t bothered by them, so they may not be an issue for you. But people who are bothered by them are really bothered by them. In that case, no single-chip DLP projector is likely to work. You’ll have to go with an LCD option like the Epson HC2150, or a higher priced LCOS projector (
Sony
or JVC) or a much more expensive three-chip DLP projector.

With its high light output, great-for-its-price contrast ratio and accurate color, the HT2050A is a great choice for someone looking to replace their TV, or who wants a projector for the occasional movie night. The icing on the cake is the lens shift, which should allow the 2050 to fit in a lot more homes than most projectors in this price range.

Geek Box

Test Result Score
Black luminance (0%) 0.089 Average
Peak white luminance (100%) 176.7 Good
Derived lumens 1591 Good
Avg. grayscale error (10-100%) 6.608 Average
Dark gray error (20%) 3.43 Average
Bright gray error (70%) 8.499 Poor
Avg. color error 2.759 Good
Red error 5.578 Average
Green error 1.391 Good
Blue error 3.254 Average
Cyan error 3.187 Average
Magenta error 1.871 Good
Yellow error 1.274 Good
Avg. saturations error 2.07 Good
Avg. color checker error 2 Good
Avg. luminance error 3.5 Average
Input lag (Game mode) 16.4 Good

Measurement notes and suggested picture settings

Before calibration the 2050A’s most accurate picture setting was Cinema, which was OK. Its grayscale wasn’t too close to D65, especially with brighter images. This was highly adjustable, however, and was easily dialed in to be accurate. Colors were fairly accurate out of the box: They were all close to their targets except for magenta, which was a little off, but not badly. Colors, just like color temperature, were adjustable. And after calibration, they were far closer.

There’s no iris on the 2050A, but it does have a variable lamp. Eco mode is about 33% dimmer than Normal mode. The contrast ratio in the Normal and Eco modes averaged 2,094:1, which is pretty good for a projector in this price range. The DynamicEco mode, which bases the lamp power on the average picture level of the image, creates a dynamic contrast ratio about 50% higher than the other lamp settings, but the contrast ratio within a single image is still 2,094:1.

Best Picture Mode: Cinema

Expert settings (suggested):

  • Brightness: 51
  • Contrast: 41
  • Sharpness
    : 7
  • Color: N/A
  • Tint (G/R): N/A
  • Color Temp: Normal
  • Gamma Selection: 2.2
  • Brilliant Color: On
  • Noise Reduction: 7
  • Fast Mode: Off

NFL Power Rankings Week 16: 49ers, Ravens on top, plus a surprise from every team

We’re coming down the stretch of the NFL season, and the playoff seedings and Power Rankings are starting to sort themselves out, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been some surprises along the way. Today, we’re going to look at one surprising aspect of each team’s season.

And then we’re going to start looking forward to a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup in Week 16 of the season.

(Last week: 1)

Sunday: Beat Arizona Cardinals 45-29

Surprise: Brock Purdy

We’ve let all the talk about whether the second-year quarterback is a top-10 quarterback in the league or even possibly the MVP obscure what remains at its heart the most remarkable story in the league. Purdy, the last pick of the 2022 draft, is now 16-3 as a starting quarterback. His passer rating (119) and expected points added per dropback (.32) lead the NFL and both would rank among the top five in the last 10 years in the league, according to TruMedia.

Up next: vs. Baltimore Ravens, Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET

(Last week: 3)

Sunday: Beat Jacksonville Jaguars 23-7

Surprise: They’ve clinched a playoff spot

Baltimore didn’t even enter the season as the favorite in its division, and now it’s the only team in the AFC to clinch a postseason berth. Lamar Jackson has been Lamar Jackson and the Todd Monken hire at offensive coordinator looks inspired. The Ravens have won eight of their last nine. Watching their defense, which leads the NFL with just 16.1 points per game allowed, go against the 49ers offense next week will be a treat.

Up next: at San Francisco 49ers, Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET

GO DEEPER

What we learned in NFL Week 15: Beware the Ravens and Bills, trouble in Pittsburgh and more

(Last week: 5)

Sunday: Beat Dallas Cowboys 31-10

Surprise: That they’ve lost six games

The Bills proved Sunday they’re one of the best teams in the league and a Super Bowl contender. More importantly, they got themselves closer to the playoffs, moving into the No. 9 spot in the AFC. Of course, the answer may be as simple as turnovers. The Bills are plus-11 in turnover margin in their wins (fourth in the league) and minus-eight in their losses (20th in the league). They didn’t turn the ball over against the Cowboys and rushed for 266 yards, their highest total since 2016.

Up next: at Los Angeles Chargers, Saturday, 8 p.m. ET

(Last week: 7)

Sunday: Beat New York Jets 30-0

Surprise: Why nobody else just drafted all the fast guys

Tyreek Hill didn’t play Sunday because of an ankle injury, and Miami still had three of the fastest people in the world on the field. Jaylen Waddle had a season-high 142 receiving yards on eight catches, and Raheem Mostert and Devon Achane had a combined 105 yards. The Dolphins have won four of their last five and can beat anybody in the league with their home run power.

Up next: vs. Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET

(Last week: 2)

Sunday: Lost to Buffalo Bills 31-10

Surprise: How they play on the road

Dallas, which is 7-0 at home, is now below .500 on the road, dropping to 3-4 with Sunday’s loss. The Cowboys lead the league in scoring (39.86 ppg) and scoring margin (plus-171) at home but are 15th in scoring (21.71 ppg) and have a minus-4 scoring margin on the road. This is not good news for a team that probably is going to have to play at Philadelphia or at San Francisco to get to the Super Bowl. It has played in both of those stadiums this year and lost by a combined score of 70-33.

Up next: at Miami Dolphins, Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET

(Last week: 4)

Monday: Lost to Seattle Seahawks 20-17

Surprise: The panic

The Eagles are the most hand-wringing 1o-win team in the NFL. They already have clinched a playoff spot and still have a good chance to win the NFC East, yet the team and its fans believe the sky is falling because it has hit a rough patch against talented opponents. The Eagles took control of the defense away from coordinator Sean Desai and handed it to Matt Patricia for Monday’s game. That didn’t work so well on the final drive as Drew Lock took the Seahawks 92 yards for the game-winning touchdown, but Philadelphia still has some of the most talented offensive and defensive lines in the league and will be fine in January.

Up next: vs. New York Giants, Monday, 4:30 p.m. ET

(Last week: 8)

Saturday: Beat Denver Broncos 42-17

Surprise: Sam LaPorta

It’s not shocking that the rookie tight end is good, but this good? LaPorta had three touchdown catches Saturday night and now has nine on the season, the fourth-most receiving touchdowns in the league. LaPorta, the No. 34 pick in the 2023 draft, already has 758 receiving yards, the sixth most by a rookie tight end in the history of the league. If he hits his average the rest of the season, he will end up third behind only Mike Ditka and Kyle Pitts.

Up next: at Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

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Sunday: Beat New England Patriots 27-17

Surprise: How hard it has been

Kansas City guaranteed its 11th straight winning record under Andy Reid, but it wasn’t without more drama. Kadarius Toney dropped a pass that turned into an interception, and the Patriots led 10-7 until the final minute of the first half. The defending Super Bowl champion is the No. 3 seed in the AFC right now. The good news is rookie receiver Rashee Rice had his fourth straight game with at least seven catches and 64 yards to take some of the pressure off Travis Kelce.

Up next: vs. Las Vegas Raiders, Monday, 1 p.m. ET


Myles Garrett and the Cleveland defense have the Browns closing in on a playoff berth. (Nick Cammett / Getty Images)

(Last week: 12)

Sunday: Beat Chicago Bears 20-17

Surprise: That nobody hired Jim Schwartz earlier

Cleveland’s defensive coordinator spent the last two seasons as a senior defensive assistant in Tennessee. Then the Browns put him back in charge of a defense, and Cleveland leads the NFL in defensive splash plays (363). The Browns have a league-high 65 tackles for loss that aren’t sacks and 41 sacks, which ranks eighth in the league, to go along with it. The defense has saved a season in which the offense lost running back Nick Chubb and quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Up next: at Houston Texans, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

(Last week: 11)

Sunday: Beat Washington Commanders 28-20

Surprise: They’re in the playoffs at the moment

This was supposed to be a reset year for the Rams, and it looked like it when they started 3-6. Since then, Sean McVay’s crew is 4-1 with the only loss coming to the Ravens. During the winning streak, the Rams are fourth in the league in scoring (29.8 ppg), and Matthew Stafford is fifth in the league in passer rating (105.2) and second in passing touchdowns (13). It’s been good enough to get them to the seventh seed, for now at least.

Up next: vs. New Orleans Saints, Thursday, 8:15 p.m. ET

(Last week: 14)

Sunday: Beat Minnesota Vikings 27-24

Surprise: They’re still in it

Jake Browning won his third game in a row Saturday, and the Bengals are now 3-1 since Joe Burrow’s season ended because of injury. Cincinnati, which is third in scoring in the last three weeks (31.7 ppg), was written out of the playoff race when Burrow went down but is the No. 6 seed in the AFC as of now. The problem is the Bengals have to play Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Cleveland down the stretch.

Up next: at Pittsburgh Steelers, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET

12. Seattle Seahawks (7-7)

(Last week: 17)

Monday: Beat Philadelphia Eagles 20-17

Surprise: The defense

Pete Carroll is known for defense, but the Seahawks are 27th in the NFL in defensive EPA per snap and have given up more plays of 10-plus yards (190) than all but two teams in the league. However, the defense got the job done Monday night, holding an illness-slowed Jalen Hurts and the Eagles to 17 points to stop a four-game losing streak. They’re just one spot out of a playoff spot with the Titans, Steelers and Cardinals left on their schedule.

Up next: at Tennessee Titans, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

(Last week: 13)

Sunday: Beat Tennessee Titans 19-16 in OT

Surprise: Another Kyle Shanahan disciple

Is there no end to the number of really good play callers San Francisco’s head coach can create in his lab? Texans first-year offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik is 36 years old and had only one year as a full-fledged member of the 49ers staff before joining DeMeco Ryans in Houston. Before that, Slowik had several secondary roles in San Francisco. On Sunday, he helped backup quarterback Case Keenum to a victory that keeps the Texans in the playoff race and keeps him on the radar for head coaching jobs.

Up next: vs. Cleveland Browns, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET


The Colts, featuring tight end Mo Alie-Cox, are one of the surprise teams in the NFL this season. (Justin Casterline / Getty Images)

(Last week: 15)

Sunday: Beat Pittsburgh Steelers 30-13

Surprise: This team is in the playoff race

The Colts were 4-12 last season. They lost quarterback Anthony Richardson, the No. 4 pick in the draft, in the fourth game of the year. Jonathan Taylor has played in only seven games. And yet, Indianapolis is eighth in the league in scoring (24.6 ppg) and has the No. 7 spot in the playoff race right now. Shane Steichen is making a strong case for coach of the year.

Up next: at Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

(Last week: 9)

Sunday: Lost to Detroit Lions 42-17

Surprise: Sean Payton-Russell Wilson is kind of working

Or at least it was until Saturday night when Payton had a very animated, and seemingly one-way, conversation with Wilson on the sideline. It was what everyone expected from their relationship headed into the season, but things had been going pretty well. After a career-low 84.4 passer rating in his first season in Denver, Wilson has bounced back to a 97.5 this year and has at least made it plausible he could be Denver’s starting quarterback next season.

Up next: vs. New England Patriots, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

(Last week: 16)

Sunday: Lost to Baltimore Ravens 23-7

Surprise: That Trevor Lawrence isn’t better

The No. 1 pick in the 2021 draft is good, but he was expected to be great. Lawrence is ninth in the league in passing yards (3,525) but just 21st in touchdown-to-interception ratio (1.8) and 23rd in EPA per attempt (.08). Sunday’s loss highlighted some of the frustrations with Lawrence, who threw an ill-advised pass at the end of the first half that cost the Jaguars points, and he simply dropped a ball without being touched on a scramble.

Up next: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET

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(Last week: 20)

Sunday: Beat Green Bay Packers 34-20

Surprise: They’re going to win the division

It’s not set in stone yet, but the odds are now 61.6 percent, according to The Athletic’s NFL betting model. This is the team that had the lowest preseason win prediction in the NFC South and lost six of seven games at one point this season. However, Tampa Bay has now won three in a row. Baker Mayfield, who Sunday became the first opposing quarterback ever to have a perfect passer rating at Lambeau Field, threw for 381 yards and four touchdowns against the Packers.

Up next: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET

18. Green Bay Packers (6-8)

(Last week: 10)

Sunday: Lost to Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-20

Surprise: How inconsistent they are

Beat the Lions and Chiefs? Lose to the Giants and the Buccaneers? Sure, the Packers have done all that in the last month. Oft-analyzed quarterback Jordan Love hasn’t been the biggest problem, either. The defense is 29th in success rate (56.4) and 23rd in yards per play allowed (5.4). On Sunday, the Packers surrendered the only perfect passer rating of Mayfield’s six-year career and 452 yards to the Buccaneers to fall into 11th place in the NFC.

Up next: at Carolina Panthers, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

(Last week: 18)

Saturday: Lost to Cincinnati Bengals 27-24

Surprise: The Justin Jefferson mystery

In the seven games Jefferson has played, he’s averaging 97.43 receiving yards per game, which ranks behind only Tyreek Hill. However, after Saturday, Minnesota is 2-5 when he’s in the lineup. In games Jefferson has missed because of injury, the Vikings are 5-2. Nick Mullens became the fourth quarterback to start a game for Minnesota on Saturday. He threw for 303 yards and two touchdowns but also had two interceptions.

Up next: vs. Detroit Lions, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

20. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-7)

(Last week: 19)

Saturday: Lost to Indianapolis Colts 30-13

Surprise: George Pickens is still on the team

The second-year wide receiver’s attitude has been enough of a problem that coach Mike Tomlin felt the need to tell the team’s official website that he and Pickens had “a great meeting” last week. It must not have been that great because Pickens had two embarrassing clips surface from Saturday’s game — one on which he put hardly any effort into a run block and one on which he seemed to run away from the opposing ball carrier after an interception. He leads the team with 52 catches for 814 yards, but it might not be worth all this.

Up next: vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET

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(Last week: 22)

Sunday: Beat New York Giants 24-6

Surprise: Derek Carr keeps getting away with it

Last week, the story was the New Orleans quarterback getting into another in-game argument with a teammate (adding center Erik McCoy to a list that includes wide receiver Chris Olave and offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael). This week, he threw three touchdown passes and had a 134.8 rating as the Saints won their second straight to stay alive in the playoff race.

Up next: at Los Angeles Rams, Thursday, 8:15 p.m. ET

(Last week: 28)

Thursday: Beat Los Angeles Chargers 63-21

Surprise: That offensive showing

Only one team, Miami in this year’s 70-20 win over Denver, has scored more points in a game since at least 2000. The Dolphins have Mike McDaniel calling plays and the fastest skill position group in the league. The Raiders have an interim head coach, Antonio Pierce, and a rookie quarterback, Aidan O’Connell, who even after Thursday is only 30th in the league in passer rating. It’s probably not enough to get Pierce the full-time job, but he’s 3-3 since taking the helm.

Up next: at Kansas City Chiefs, Monday, 1 p.m. ET

(Last week: 21)

Sunday: Lost to Carolina Panthers 9-7

Surprise: The offense is bad

Arthur Smith, who is in his third season, was hired for his offensive acumen. The Falcons have drafted an offensive skill-position player in the top 10 in each of the last three drafts. Their $46.6 million investment in their offensive line is the fourth-highest in the NFL. And yet they are 26th in the NFL in points (18.43) after scoring just seven Sunday against a one-win Carolina team. Now there’s a chance Smith is on his way out in Atlanta.

Up next: vs. Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

(Last week: 23)

Sunday: Lost to Cleveland Browns 20-17

Surprise: There’s still no answer on Justin Fields

With only three games left in the season, Chicago still doesn’t appear to have a clear answer about whether it should stick with Fields at quarterback or use the Panthers’ pick it acquired last March to take Caleb Williams or Drake Maye. Sunday was a “move on” game. Fields completed 19-for-40 passes for 166 yards and had a 46.5 passer rating. For the season, he is 23rd in passer rating (85.6) but is eighth in scramble EPA (17.72), according to TruMedia.

Up next: vs. Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET

(Last week: 24)

Sunday: Lost to Miami Dolphins 30-0

Surprise: Garrett Wilson is a top-25 receiver

Despite Zach Wilson and everything else that has gone wrong in New York, Garrett Wilson has 882 receiving yards, the 22nd most in the league. If that doesn’t sound that impressive, remember that the Jets are 30th in the NFL with 170 passing yards per game. Wilson led New York in receiving Sunday, but it was a pretty hollow achievement considering he had only three catches for 29 yards.

Up next: vs. Washington Commanders, Sunday 1 p.m. ET

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26. New York Giants (5-9)

(Last week: 25)

Sunday: Lost to New Orleans Saints 24-6

Surprise: They screwed up the 2024 draft

The Tommy DeVito story is great, or at least was until Sunday when New York lost for the first time in a month, but how fondly will it be remembered in New York in the future? The three wins that DeVito led before this have moved the Giants to the No. 7 pick in the 2024 draft at the moment. There’s still hope considering New York has to play the Eagles twice in the final three games, but for now the Giants still don’t have an answer to their quarterback problem.

Up next: at Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, 4:30 p.m. ET


Titans running back Derrick Henry went nowhere against the Texans on Sunday. (Christopher Hanewinckel / USA Today)

27. Tennessee Titans (5-9)

(Last week: 26)

Sunday: Lost to Houston Texans 19-16 in OT

Surprise: Derrick Henry is human

The last seven seasons had convinced us otherwise, but the Titans and their otherworldly running back are looking like they are near the end of their runs. On Sunday, Henry had the fewest yards (10) for any player with 20 or more touches in NFL history, and after the game, he indicated it could be his last season with the Titans. Tennessee was eliminated from the playoff race when Case Keenum led Houston to 10 points in the final 3:03 and overtime on Sunday.

Up next: vs. Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

(Last week: 27)

Thursday: Lost to Las Vegas Raiders 63-21

Surprise: That it took this long

The Chargers finally fired Brandon Staley, who fell to 24-24 in three seasons with Thursday night’s embarrassing loss. It was the fifth loss in the last six games for Los Angeles, which entered the season with playoff hopes and now is the second-worst team in the AFC, ahead of only the Patriots. Staley was hired because he was supposed to be an up-and-coming defensive guru, but the Chargers are 27th in points (24.6) and yards per play (5.6) allowed.

Up next: vs. Buffalo Bills, Saturday, 8 p.m. ET

29. Arizona Cardinals (3-11)

(Last week: 29)

Sunday: Lost to San Francisco 49ers 45-29

Surprise: Nothing really

This team is exactly what we thought it would be. There was a moment (remember the Week 3 win over Dallas?) when Arizona looked like it might be plucky, but the only wins since have come against the reeling Falcons and Steelers. The Cardinals have ended up where they want to be, in the mix to draft one of the top two quarterbacks in the league.

Up next: at Chicago Bears, Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET

30. New England Patriots (3-11)

(Last week: 30)

Sunday: Lost to Kansas City Chiefs 27-17

Surprise: The record

Bill Belichick hasn’t had fewer than seven wins in a season since 2000, and he’s on track for the fewest wins in his 29-year head coaching career. The Patriots are 28-36 since Tom Brady left after the 2019 season, but nobody expected things to be this bad. New England is 28th in the league in scoring margin (minus-113) and is in the bottom third of the league in both rushing and passing yards per game.

Up next: at Denver Broncos, Sunday, 8:15 p.m. ET

(Last week: 31)

Sunday: Lost to Los Angeles Rams 28-20

Surprise: The Sam Howell lovefest

Ron Rivera said he pulled Howell from Sunday’s game to protect him because the Rams defense was in a position to be very aggressive in its pass rush. Then Jacoby Brissett went 8-for-10 and led two touchdown drives in the fourth quarter. Howell is seventh in the league in passing yards (3,568), but his negative plays have outweighed all that yardage. Howell leads the league in both interceptions (15) and sacks (59).

Up next: at New York Jets, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

32. Carolina Panthers (2-12)

(Last week: 32)

Sunday: Beat Atlanta Falcons 9-7

Surprise: They won a game

In pouring rain in a nearly empty home stadium against an Atlanta team still in the race for the division title, Carolina put together a 90-yard drive and kicked the winning field goal as time expired. It doesn’t change how bad this season has been, but at least it made the Panthers feel a little better about themselves. “Obviously, we’re not gonna clinch anything, but it feels good to mess up their Christmas,” defensive end Brian Burns said.

Up next: vs. Green Bay Packers, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

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Which Storage Device Connection Is Best?

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Key Takeaways

  • SATA drives prioritize storage capacity, making them inexpensive and easily available for everyday use.
  • SAS drives are faster and more reliable than SATA drives, making them a better choice for enterprise-level applications and servers.
  • SATA drives are better for adding mass storage to a PC or local NAS, while SAS drives are better for servers and enterprise environments.


Interfaces like SATA and SAS allow motherboards to interface with HDDs and SSDs, allowing them to load operating systems, run programs, and do almost everything computers can.

However, with so many different uses and so much jargon, it’s easy to get lost in terms like “SATA” and “SAS.” What are they? How do they differ? Which one should you choose?


What Is SATA?

The SATA or Serial Advanced Technology Attachment connector uses the standard 15 power pins and seven data pins. SATA drives are more popular as they prioritize storage capacity over speed, resulting in inexpensive and easily available mass storage.

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However, just because SATA drives focus on storage capacity doesn’t mean they’re slow. Most consumer-based SATA drives start at 5400 RPM but can go as high as 7200 RPM. While SATA drives aren’t as fast as SAS drives, it is more than enough for most folks to run their computers.

SATA drives are also cheap, hence being the perfect storage solution for most situations, such as running a DIY NAS or taking regular data backups. Even with SSDs taking over, SATA HDDs are still popular for mass storage.

What Is SAS?

SAS stands for Serial Attached Small Computer System Interface. It uses a similar connector to SATA, also using 15 pins for power and seven for data transfer. However, the split in the SATA connector between the power and data transfer pins isn’t as prominent.

sas hard drive connector close up
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SAS drives are faster and more reliable than SATA drives in terms of data transfer. A SATA connector is fast at storing data, but outbound data isn’t transferred at the same speed. SAS remedies this issue by transferring data out as fast as it goes in.

They’re commonly used in enterprise-level applications and servers designed to run 24/7. According to Toshiba, one of the most popular HDD manufacturers in the world, the mean time between failures (MBTF) for SAS drives is between 1.4 to 2.5 million hours of use between 5 and 55 degrees Celsius. In contrast, the MTBF for general-purpose SATA drives is only about 600,000 hours of use at the same temperature. Comparison site Diffen puts this difference at 1.2 to 1.6 million hours of use at 45 degrees Celsius for SAS and 700,000 hours to 1.2 million hours at 25 degrees Celsius for SATA drives.

They consume more power, though, and it’s common practice to have a SAS drive load up the OS on a server and use SATA drives for storage. This is also done because SAS drives focus more on data transfer speeds than storage, meaning SAS drives over 500GB can be quite expensive.

SATA vs. SAS: What’s the Difference?

SATA and SAS drives have pros and cons, so here’s a handy table to compare the two.

SATA

SAS

Connector type

15-pin power, 7-pin data (split connector)

15-pin power, 7-pin data (merged connector)

Speed

5400 to 7200 RPM, data transfers up to 6Gb/s

7200 to 15000 RPM, data transfers up to 12Gb/s (with dual-port SAS)

Reliability

700,000 to 1.2 million hours at 25°C, may fail during or after prolonged use

1.2 million to 1.6 million hours at 45°C, designed to be used 24/7

Price

1TB drives start at ~ $25

Relatively more expensive. 1TB drives start at $35-$40.

Use Cases

Consumer PCs, laptops, and storage solutions

Enterprise environments such as servers and data centers.

Of course, there are several other connection types, especially if you’re talking about consumer PC use. SATA, compared to NVMe and M.2, falls short regarding reliability and speed. Even PCIe SSDs can be a good alternative compared to SATA.

Should You Use SATA or SAS?

As you can probably guess, both technologies have specific uses. If you want to add mass storage to your PC or local NAS, SATA is a better option overall. Not only do you get plenty of storage for relatively less cost, but you also get decent data transfer speeds in case you’re moving data over to your internal HDD or over the network to a NAS.

However, if you’re looking for storage for a server, processing-intense workstation, data center, or any other enterprise environment, SAS is the better choice. You get faster, more reliable storage designed to run constantly without failure. That said, it does come at a slight premium: cost. A 1TB SAS drive can be significantly more expensive than a 1TB SATA drive owing to the latter’s popularity. The exact cost can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but SAS drives are the more expensive option in most cases.

Overall, the choice comes down to what you’ll be using your drive for. If you just want to chuck it in your computer to act as mass storage, you’re better off with SATA. However, if you’re looking to upgrade storage on a server or need the drive to be constantly active, SAS is the way to go.

Eat dim sum like a local in Guangdong Province

Shrimp dumplings, a mainstay of dim sum in south China’s Guangdong Province. /CGTN

Shrimp dumplings, a mainstay of dim sum in south China’s Guangdong Province. /CGTN

There are thousands of types of dim sum available across China. /CGTN

There are thousands of types of dim sum available across China. /CGTN

There are thousands of types of dim sum available across China. /CGTN

There are thousands of types of dim sum available across China. /CGTN

There are thousands of types of dim sum available across China. /CGTN

There are thousands of types of dim sum available across China. /CGTN

There are thousands of types of dim sum available across China. /CGTN

There are thousands of types of dim sum available across China. /CGTN

There are thousands of types of dim sum available across China. /CGTN

At dim sum restaurants, guests order many small dishes to share. /CGTN

At dim sum restaurants, guests order many small dishes to share. /CGTN

At dim sum restaurants, guests order many small dishes to share. /CGTN

At dim sum restaurants, guests order many small dishes to share. /CGTN

At dim sum restaurants, guests order many small dishes to share. /CGTN

At dim sum restaurants, guests order many small dishes to share. /CGTN

There’s brunch, and then there’s dim sum. In south China’s Guangdong Province where the dining tradition originated, dim sum restaurants are everywhere. No one would bat an eyelid if you were to eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Ryan Gosling puts out 3 new remixes of ‘I’m Just Ken’

As if there wasn’t already Kenough of the Barbie-themed ads and merch over the summer, get ready for “Now That’s What I Call Ken-mas!”

That’s right, Ryan Gosling and “Barbie” composer-pop whisperer Mark Ronson have teamed up once again to release a Christmas-themed version of one of the movie’s hit songs, “I’m Just Ken.”

The song answers the question: “What if Ken was more devoted to seasonal Yuletide sounds than movie musical allusions?” One question it does not answer is “Why?”

The repurposed track includes a slightly different vocal performance from Gosling — who still affects the toxic-masculinity tone of the original composition — and myriad bells, a timpani or two, and a cascade of stringed instruments for that Christmas feel.

“Do you think it’s too Christmas?” the “La La Land” star asks a candy cane-wielding Ronson in a room jam-packed with holiday decorations and cookies. It’s the official music video for “I’m Just Ken — Merry Kristmas Barbie.”

Gosling then wonders aloud, “There’s just a worry if we do too much Christmas no one’s going to watch it after the 26th.” He is quickly reassured that that won’t be the case and proceeds to lay down the track, but not before throwing on Ken’s signature shades — because “the world can have Ken’s voice, but only Barbie can have his eyes.”

Not a fan of Christmas music? Fair enough. Well, maybe try the upbeat new disco version of the song.

“Can you feel Kenergy?” Gosling’s backup vocalists sing in the ‘70s-inspired reimagining of the tune. This take has shades of Dua Lipa’s “Barbie” disco anthem “Dance the Night,” which peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Aptly titled “I’m Just Ken — Purple Disco Machine Remix,” the track includes funky guitar riffs, beeping synths and all the drama of any good disco jam.

But wait — there’s more.

For the sensiKens of the world, Ronson and Gosling also put out an acoustic version of the song. Somehow more emotionally vulnerable than the original recording, “I’m Just Ken — In My Feelings Acoustic” employs acoustic guitars, a bigger string section, a whole lot of echoing vocals and more dramatic Kenergy than the entire theater departments at UCLA and USC combined.

The original film version of “I’m Just Ken” became a surprise hit amid the success of the billion-dollar “Barbie” box office run. The single peaked at No.87 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August.

Xiaomi Fires Three Employees for Spreading Rumours and Misinformation About Its First EV SU7

Mumbai, December 20: Xiaomi unveiled its first electric car, the SU7, in China on November 15, 2023. The company said it will start EV car production by partnering with Chinese automobile manufacturing companies and begin deliveries in February 2024. As committed, Xiaomi is closer to manufacturing its electric cars and offer to the customers. 

Recently, Xiaomi fired three employees who were spreading rumours and interrupting the company’s operations related to its cars. As per reports, the company also said to take legal action against two media outlets over its first car mode details leaked online. According to a report by Technode, Xiaomi is “known for its low-cost pricing advantage in the smartphone market”, and because of it, the company captured the attention of many brand enthusiasts. So such a interruption was not to be tolerated by the brand. ShareChat Layoffs: Indian Social Networking Service Platform Lays Off 15% of Workforce To Streamline Cost Base.

Xiaomi Fired Three Employees For Spreading Misinformation:

According to the report by The Economic Times, Xiaomi fired three employees from the company for misleading the market and spreading rumours about Xiaomi’s first EV cars. As per Technode’s detailed report, the three employees spread inaccurate information without seeking permission from the company and disrupted the operations of Xiaomi’s EV division. The report further said that the employees spread these rumours during conferences hosted by investment and brokerage firms.

The Technode’s report said that Xiaomi dismissed these three employees and will take legal action against them for breaching the code of conduct. Xiaomi also reportedly will take action against the leaks by two Chinese media outlets. In addition, the report also informed that the company is rumoured to debut its car during a press conference on December 28, but Xiaomi has yet to confirm it. Intel Layoffs: Chip Giant Lays Off 235 Employees in Its Fifth Round of Job Cuts in 2023, More Jobs Cuts To Happen in 2024.

As per the previous report, Xiaomi will likely introduce the new EV car in following variants: SU7, SU7 Pro, and SU7 Max. The Xiaomi SU7 will reportedly powered by Xiaomi’s Hyper OS and is expected to offer 210km top speed. The Chinese tech company will unveil its official range, features, specifications, and pricing for the global market in the coming months.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Dec 20, 2023 07:07 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).