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An early look at OCZ's Vertex 3 solid-state drive
— 12:26 AM on March 23, 2011

OCZ's long-awaited Vertex 3 solid-state drive is due out in a couple of weeks. Join us for an in-depth look at the drive and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Intel's 510 Series solid-state drive
— 4:14 PM on March 17, 2011

Intel's latest 510 Series SSD combines custom firmware with a 6Gbps Marvell controller. We take a closer look at the drive's performance to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Hitachi's Deskstar 7K3000 3TB hard drive
— 11:59 PM on March 13, 2011

Hard drive makers have been slow to release new models with three-terabyte capacities. Hitachi was the first to reach 3TB with a 7,200-RPM desktop...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Thermaltake's BlacX 5G USB 3.0 docking station
— 9:21 PM on February 7, 2011

External docking stations are a great way to quickly swap hard drives into a system. Gather round to see if I made a connection with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A quick look at Kingston's HyperX Max USB 3.0 SSD
— 11:48 PM on January 27, 2011

USB 3.0 is the most sorely needed peripheral interface upgrade in recent memory. Cheap notebook drives can make good use of the extra bandwidth, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Zotac's H67-ITX motherboard
— 5:04 PM on January 26, 2011

Zotac's H67-ITX is the first Mini-ITX motherboard capable of hosting Intel's new Sandy Bridge CPUs. We pit it against a stack of desktop...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Western Digital's Scorpio Black 750GB notebook hard drive
— 3:16 PM on January 20, 2011

When we rounded up 7,200-RPM notebook drives last month, Western Digital's Scorpio Black 500GB was our clear favorite. Today, we explore whether a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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A quick look at chipset PCI Express performance
— 10:23 AM on January 14, 2011

Finally, Intel has a mid-range chipset with proper PCIe 2.0 lanes. We test the P67's PCIe implementation to see how it stacks up.

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Sandy Bridge motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, Intel, and MSI
— 6:05 PM on January 4, 2011

You'll need a new motherboard to run a Sandy Bridge CPU. We look at four from Asus, Gigabyte, Intel, and MSI in search...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Samsung's 470 Series solid-state drive
— 12:14 AM on December 13, 2010

Samsung's latest 470 Series SSD has a new controller, dual cache chips, and a fresh kind of flash dubbed Toggle DDR NAND. We take it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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WD's TV Live Hub media box
— 3:17 PM on December 9, 2010

WD's TV Live Hub media player has a terabyte of network-attached storage and works with just about any media file under the sun. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Storage Personal tech

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Notebook hard drives square off at 7,200 RPM
— 5:22 PM on December 2, 2010

SSDs may be the new hotness, but 7,200-RPM notebook drives are a more realistic option for most laptop users. We round up four of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Asus details Sandy Bridge motherboard lineup
— 11:49 PM on November 14, 2010

Early last week I had a look at Asus' 6-series motherboards. Keep reading to see what the world's biggest mobo maker has in store...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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A closer look at AMD's Brazos platform
— 11:01 PM on November 8, 2010

Last week, I flew down to AMD's Austin campus for enchiladas and some hands-on time with the Brazos platform, which will hit ultraportables, netbooks,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets

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StarTech's USB 3.0 docking station
— 12:00 AM on November 1, 2010

External hard drive docking stations are the perfect accessory for PC enthusiasts. We test USB 3.0-powered one from StarTech to see if it's any...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Western Digital's Caviar Green 3TB hard drive
— 2:46 PM on October 28, 2010

WD's 3TB Caviar Green is the first internal hard drive to breach the 2.19TB barrier. We probe its performance, noise levels, power consumption, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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AMD's SB800-series fan speed controller exposed
— 11:00 AM on October 26, 2010

We've long bemoaned the sorry state of BIOS-level fan speed controls, but AMD's SB800-series south bridge chips have a lot to offer on that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Cooling

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A tribute to my under-appreciated home file servers
— 11:37 PM on August 19, 2010

I spend an almost embarrassing amount of time in front of my desktop PC. It's my workhorse, and the system that I endeavor to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage Systems Servers

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