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Clash of the terabyte titans: Crucial M500 960GB vs. Samsung 840 EVO 1TB
— 10:22 PM on December 18, 2013

Despite the fact that they both sell for over $500, the Crucial M500 960GB and Samsung 840 EVO 1TB are relative bargains. These SSDs...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Report: More TLC and PCIe solid-state drives coming next year
— 6:00 AM on December 17, 2013

SSDs with PCI Express interfaces are still relatively rare. So are SSDs...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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LSI to be sold in $6.6-billion deal
— 5:02 PM on December 16, 2013

My, my, how quickly things change. Just over two years ago, SandForce was snatched up by LSI for $322 million. SandForce went on to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: Keyboards, coolers, and storage
— 3:31 PM on December 13, 2013

We have a nice variety of deals this week, from mechanical keyboards and liquid coolers to solid-state drives and good old mechanical storage. ...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Input devices

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ASRock intros Killer gaming mobos, includes M.2 connectivity
— 9:24 AM on December 12, 2013

ASRock has introduced a new lineup of gaming-oriented motherboards, and I'm not sure I can set the stage any better than the press...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Samsung brings 840 EVO to mSATA, drops new firmware for 2.5'' version
— 6:00 AM on December 10, 2013

Bite-sized mSATA SSDs are perfect for notebooks and small-form-factor systems like Intel's NUC. Their storage capacities used to be somewhat limited, but not...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Next-gen Intel SSDs could have 2TB capacities, integrated heatsinks
— 9:21 AM on December 5, 2013

Information about Intel's next-gen SSDs has leaked out. Myce has published a collection of slides detailing several drives due to be released in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Data suggests consumer drives are as reliable as enterprise models
— 6:00 AM on December 5, 2013

Last month, online backup provider Backblaze published some interesting statistics on hard drive failure rates in its "storage pods." Now, the company is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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It's official: Toshiba will snatch up OCZ's SSD business
— 9:18 AM on December 3, 2013

Last week, we learned that OCZ had filed for bankruptcy—and that Toshiba...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Cyber Monday deals: Hardware edition
— 11:00 AM on December 2, 2013

Geoff has already covered some of the game discounts available for Cyber Monday this year. Now, let's have a look at some of the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Input devices Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Black Friday edition
— 11:23 AM on November 29, 2013

Amazon has a massive collection of PC games on sale, including a stack of very recent titles: If you don't have Battlefield...

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

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OCZ filing for bankruptcy, assets could go to Toshiba
— 1:58 PM on November 27, 2013

The writing has been on the wall for a while, and the axe...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: Testing data retention at 300TB
— 10:02 PM on November 25, 2013

We're slamming six SSDs with a nearly continuous stream of writes to see what happens as the flash wears out. Our subjects have now...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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WD's BlackĀ² notebook drive combines 120GB SSD with 1TB HDD
— 7:00 AM on November 25, 2013

Unlike SSHDs that augment mechanical hard drives with small flash caches, WD's BlackĀ² stacks a 120GB SSD on top of a 1TB notebook drive. This...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: Cheap storage, a Bay Trail discount, and more
— 2:59 PM on November 22, 2013

Even with Black Friday discounts not due for another week, there are plenty of bargain-priced SSDs out there today. The most appealing one may...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Input devices Mobile computing

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LSI introduces Nytro PCIe SSDs with low power consumption, 2TB capacity
— 9:16 AM on November 20, 2013

LSI is showing off some new enterprise gear at its Accelerating Innovation Summit in San Jose, California. The most interesting products may be in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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SATA, PCIe interfaces collide in SandForce SF3700 SSD controller
— 8:00 AM on November 18, 2013

SandForce's SF-2000 controller has been around since before SandForce was purchased by LSI. It'll be three years old in February, and the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: bargains on SSDs, graphics, and water cooling
— 5:29 PM on November 15, 2013

Man, it's been a long week. So here I am, mailing in the deals post with another bulleted list. Oh, look, cheap...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Storage

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