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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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Rumor: Nvidia working on Project Boulder server processor
— 1:17 PM on September 21, 2012

At the Consumer Electronics Show in 2011, Nvidia unveiled Project Denver, a custom CPU compatible with the ARM instruction set. This processor was...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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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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GloFo preps 14-nm FinFET process for 2013
— 9:46 AM on September 20, 2012

Three-dimensional transistors are coming! Okay, so maybe they're already here. You can already find 'em inside every Ivy Bridge processor on the market today. Independent foundries...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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AMD's Client Division chief is also leaving
— 5:04 PM on September 18, 2012

The executive exodus continues at AMD. On the heels of yesterday's news about AMD CFO Thomas Seifert throwing in the towel, the Wall Street...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Founder and CEO Ryan Petersen is out at OCZ
— 4:43 PM on September 17, 2012

OCZ founder and CEO Ryan Petersen has resigned from the company. In the official press release, Petersen is thanked for his contributions to the DRAM...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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AMD's Chief Financial Officer calls it quits
— 4:37 PM on September 17, 2012

Yet another top executive is leaving AMD. This latest departure has mildly tragicomic undertones, because the man calling it quits is none other than Thomas...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Updated: While Clover Trail drops Linux, Hondo won't support Android
— 11:24 AM on September 17, 2012

AMD expects its Hondo APU to infiltrate the tablet market. We won't see the chip to pop up in devices running Google's Android OS...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Operating systems

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Deal of the week: Nvidia's GTX 660 and storage bargains
— 5:26 PM on September 14, 2012

After the performance Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 660 put on earlier this week, we couldn't leave it out of our deal post. I mean,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage

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Release roundup: Backlit clickiness and slim SSDs
— 4:56 PM on September 14, 2012

This week in our look at miscellaneous product launches and announcements, we bring tidings from Lian Li, Rosewill, and Silicon Power:

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Input devices

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Magma ExpressBox offers Thunderbolt-connected PCIe slots
— 12:50 PM on September 14, 2012

Intel's Thunderbolt interconnect has a lot of potential for notebooks, whose increasingly slimmer profiles limit not only the number of expansion ports that can be...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Mobile computing

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NGFF spec promises smaller SSDs
— 11:15 AM on September 14, 2012

Move over, mSATA. Intel has a new standard for ultra-small-form factor SSDs. Dubbed the Next Generation Form Factor, or NGFF, the standard should...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Helium-filled hard drives increase density, lower power
— 10:54 AM on September 13, 2012

To quote UK rapper Scroobius Pip, "helium is the second-lightest gas that there...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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OCZ's Barefoot 3-powered Vector SSD due next quarter
— 6:00 AM on September 13, 2012

Back in July, we learned all about OCZ's upcoming Barefoot 3 controller. This week at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, the guys...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Seagate, WD tease next-gen hybrid drives
— 10:42 AM on September 11, 2012

Looks like Intel's next-generation Haswell platform will have some special sauce for hybrid...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: A 128GB SSD for $55, and other bargains
— 5:17 PM on September 7, 2012

The cost per gigabyte of solid-state storage has been shrinking for a while now, but we're still amazed at some of the deals that pop...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays Mobile computing Gaming

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