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Exploring the impact of memory speed on Sandy Bridge performance
— 10:09 AM on February 9, 2011

K-Series Sandy Bridge CPUs have unlocked memory multipliers that make it easy to take advantage of faster memory modules. We explore performance with...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Memory

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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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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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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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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 quick look at Corsair's A50 and A70 CPU coolers
— 12:36 AM on October 13, 2010

Corsair has broadened its portfolio with a pair of reasonably priced CPU heatsinks. We take a quick look at what the A50 and A70...

Type: Feature article Tags: 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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7,200-RPM terabytes from Hitachi, Samsung, Seagate, and WD face off
— 10:04 PM on July 27, 2010

Hitachi, Samsung, Seagate, and WD all have two-platter terabytes spinning at 7,200 RPM. We've rounded up all four to find the sweet spot...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Getting to grips with thumb drive encryption
— 8:40 PM on July 14, 2010

Join us in welcoming Matt Trinca, the newest addition to TR's roster of bloggers. I recently found myself in the market for a new thumb drive....

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage

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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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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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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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