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ASRock supports Smart Response caching on X79
— 12:09 PM on October 24, 2012

When Intel introduced its ultra-high-end LGA2011 desktop platform last November, the associated X79 chipset was a bit of a disappointment. We were expecting loads...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Storage

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Deal of the week: 25% off games and a $0.66/GB Samsung SSD
— 12:30 PM on October 19, 2012

Sleeping Dogs is one of my favorite games of the year. Just two months after its initial release, the price has been slashed...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Memory Gaming

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Release roundup: Motherboards and secure USB 3.0 drives
— 5:46 PM on October 18, 2012

We've got a couple of motherboard-related announcements in this week's release roundup. The folks at Super Talent have also chipped in with news about their...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Deal of the week: Cheap SSDs, gaming bundles, and more
— 5:03 PM on October 12, 2012

OCZ seems to be suffering the effects of its overly aggressive SSD pricing strategy, but for now, the getting's good—so long as you're a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming Operating systems Windows

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Release roundup: Big cases, big drives, and ambidextrous mice
— 4:31 PM on October 12, 2012

In our look at this week's miscellaneous product launches, we have fresh fodder from Cooler Master, Lian Li, and Western Digital:

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Input devices

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OCZ warns of 'significant' Q2 net loss
— 3:21 PM on October 11, 2012

OCZ's aggressive discounting of SSDs may have gone too far. The drive maker has lowered its revenue estimate for the second quarter due to the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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SSD shipments continue dramatic growth
— 12:21 PM on October 11, 2012

As SSD prices continue to tumble, consumers and businesses are snatching up an increasing number of drives. According to market research firm IHS,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Pocketable Thunderbolt drive promises 750MB/s transfer rates
— 12:19 PM on October 9, 2012

Most of the Thunderbolt-equipped storage devices on the market employ arrays of mechanical hard drives. Not Promise's Pegasus J2, which is being billed...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: solid-state storage at 59 cents/GB
— 5:26 PM on October 5, 2012

Our own Geoff Gasior wrote a pretty interesting story about declining solid-state storage prices yesterday. One of the highlights was a graph that ranked...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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Intel intros Atom platform for NAS devices
— 11:20 AM on October 5, 2012

Network-attached storage devices seem to be getting more and more popular these days, not only in the home, but also in small businesses that may...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Networking

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TDK tech could bring 10TB hard drives in 2014
— 11:15 AM on October 3, 2012

A little more than six months after Seagate demoed a hard drive platter with an areal density of one terabit per square inch, TDK...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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HDD shipments rebound, exceed pre-flood levels
— 12:50 PM on October 2, 2012

A little less than a year ago, devastating flooding in Thailand decimated the hard drive industry. Entire factory floors were submerged under several feet of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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WD's new RE drives come in 4TB capacities, SAS and SATA flavors
— 7:00 AM on September 27, 2012

For quite some time now, 4TB hard drives have been conspicuously absent from Western Digital's lineup. That changes today with the introduction of a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Hitachi archival storage tech uses quartz glass
— 11:11 AM on September 26, 2012

The more data we have, the more of it we want to preserve—and the longer we want it to endure. Hitachi may have created...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Toshiba touts slim USB 3.0 external hard drive
— 5:51 PM on September 24, 2012

There's nothing trendier—or faster—than an external SSD or USB 3.0 thumb drive for lugging data around. Mechanical drives are still the kings of capacity per...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Samsung 840 Series SSDs debut with 21-nm NAND
— 10:57 AM on September 24, 2012

Samsung's 830 Series is currently our favorite SSD. It's well-priced, has relatively low power consumption, and offers the most well-rounded performance of any...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: SSDs at 55 cents a gigabyte
— 5:09 PM on September 21, 2012

If you haven't already blown all your money on a new iPhone 5 (then immediately regretted it because of the broken Maps app), then good...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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NAND prices may rise as Samsung starts making 128GB chips
— 10:54 AM on September 20, 2012

The popularity of flash memory has risen dramatically in recent years. First, there were MP3 players and thumb drives. Then along came smartphones...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing

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