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The great upgrade: Tales from the ancient past
— 10:51 AM on July 14, 2010

Our current contest challenges readers to relate their first PC upgrade experiences for a chance to win a copy...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Storage

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3D movies and the value of entertainment
— 10:30 PM on July 8, 2010

To take full advantage of this past long weekend, I unlatched myself from my computer and went to see a movie with my girlfriend. We...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Today's solid-state drives: The value perspective
— 5:16 PM on July 6, 2010

Are SSDs worth the extra scratch versus hard drives? Which one is the best value? Our scatter plots have returned to tackle the

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Unoriginality Engine 3 and the console curse
— 11:22 PM on June 24, 2010

Am I just getting old? It can't be that, unless we've gone back a hundred years and I've already reached half my life expectancy. No,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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A short tour of Kingston's Hsinchu factory
— 12:59 AM on June 22, 2010

During our stay in Taiwan earlier this month, we hopped on a bus to Kingston's Hsinchu factory, where memory modules and SD flash cards

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Memory

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Corsair's Force F120 solid-state drive
— 12:55 PM on June 21, 2010

The first SandForce-based SSDs only squeezed 100GB of storage capacity from 128GB worth of flash. Corsair's Force F120 kicks that capacity up to 120GB,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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From start to finish in Rez HD
— 8:32 AM on June 18, 2010

This year's E3 expo has played host to all sorts of new gaming hotness. We've learned that the Need for Speed franchise will return...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Crucial's RealSSD C300 solid-state drive
— 11:36 PM on June 13, 2010

Crucial's RealSSD C300 is the first SSD with a 6Gbps Serial ATA interface and ONFI 2.1 flash memory. Let's see how it compares.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Seagate's Momentus XT hard drive
— 3:38 PM on June 1, 2010

Seagate's Momentus XT swaps the Windows-only shackles of previous hybrid drives for a scheme dubbed Adaptive Memory.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Super Talent's USB 3.0 RAIDDrive
— 11:51 PM on May 25, 2010

Super Talent's USB 3.0 RAIDDrive stripes dual internal SSDs to offer 32GB of SuperSpeed connectivity in a lightweight and easily pocketable package. We run...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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SandForce showdown: Corsair's Force F100 and OCZ's Agility 2 and Vertex 2 SSDs
— 11:29 PM on May 17, 2010

An SSD's controller chip largely determines its destiny. SandForce's SF-1200 is the latest controller to hit the market, and we've taken it for a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Darwinia: a great game for notebooks
— 12:00 AM on May 14, 2010

I love budget ultraportables—especially my Aspire 1810TZ. For my needs, the Aspire's Consumer Ultra Low-Voltage processor is snappy enough to make the thin-and-light...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Intel's X25-V solid-state drive on its own and in RAID
— 11:48 PM on May 10, 2010

SSDs are becoming cheaper to purchase. Case in point: Intel's X25-V 40GB, which is currently selling for $115. Can this value offering hang with the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A look at new SSDs from Corsair, Kingston, Plextor, and WD
— 9:24 PM on April 14, 2010

SSDs are finally cheap enough to be tempting for use in high-performance desktops. The market is teeming with new entrants, too. But which one is...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Corsair's Flash Padlock 2 USB thumb drive
— 11:10 AM on April 6, 2010

Corsair's latest USB thumb drive boasts 256-bit encryption, a PIN code locking mechanism, and a purportedly rugged enclosure. Is it all it's cracked up to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Western Digital's VelociRaptor VR200M hard drive
— 7:00 AM on April 6, 2010

Every time WD has released a new Raptor, the performance bar for desktop hard drives has been raised. But the new 600GB VelociRaptor VR200M enters...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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New Intel RST drivers hit performance scaling ceiling
— 12:11 PM on March 29, 2010

I was quite excited when Intel released its latest storage controller drivers last week. We knew these drivers were coming, and I'd been...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage

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Western Digital's 6Gbps Caviar Black 1TB hard drive
— 11:49 PM on February 17, 2010

Western Digital's Caviar Black 1TB is the first two-platter, 7,200-RPM drive to use the company's latest 500GB platters. The new Black is also WD's first...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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