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The SSD Endurance Experiment: 22TB update
— 10:33 AM on September 6, 2013

We're testing six SSDs to see how many writes they can take before burning out and what happens to performance as the flash degrades. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A closer look at RAPID DRAM caching on the Samsung 840 EVO SSD
— 2:19 PM on August 29, 2013

Along with its SLC-based TurboWrite cache, Samsung's 840 EVO SSD has a secondary caching layer that stores data in system memory. This so-called RAPID...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Introducing the SSD Endurance Experiment
— 4:47 PM on August 20, 2013

We all know that flash memory has a limited tolerance for write cycling, but what does that mean for SSD endurance? We're testing...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The desktop PC needs a makeover
— 1:25 AM on August 16, 2013

My PC is too big. Much too big. I'd always vaguely suspected it,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage

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Samsung's 840 EVO solid-state drive reviewed
— 7:00 AM on July 25, 2013

Samsung's entry-level 840 EVO SSD combines affordable TLC NAND with a server-style SLC cache. We explain the drive's unique buffering tech and explore...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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SanDisk's Extreme II SSD reviewed
— 12:10 AM on July 9, 2013

With MLC main storage and an SLC flash cache, the SanDisk Extreme II is unlike any other SSD we've encountered. We explore the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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OCZ's Vertex 450 solid-state drive reviewed
— 11:05 AM on June 21, 2013

OCZ's Vertex 450 SSD returns to the family's roots, combining an updated Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller with the latest 20-nm NAND. We explore how...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Seagate's 600 SSD solid-state drive reviewed
— 2:18 PM on May 31, 2013

For years, hard drive makers have largely steered clear of consumer SSDs. Seagate is finally ready to get into the market, and we've taken...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Seagate's Desktop HDD.15 4TB hard drive reviewed
— 8:31 PM on May 28, 2013

Seagate's Desktop HDD.15 serves up 4TB for only $190. We take a closer look at how it compares to the competition.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Crucial's M500 SSD reviewed
— 10:29 AM on April 18, 2013

Crucial's long-awaited replacement for the m4 SSD breaks new ground by using 128Gb NAND chips. We take a closer look at how that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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WD's Black 4TB hard drive reviewed
— 9:56 PM on April 7, 2013

Western Digital's Black 4TB the only desktop hard drive to combine that top-of-the-line capacity with a 7,200-RPM spindle speed and five years of warranty coverage....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Seagate's Laptop Thin SSHD 500GB hybrid drive reviewed
— 11:11 PM on April 2, 2013

Seagate's latest hybrid drive combines a thin 7-mm form factor with high-density mechanical storage and dual-mode NAND. This so-called SSHD is Seagate's first to be...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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SSD prices down 38% in 2012, but up in Q4
— 2:46 PM on January 15, 2013

SSD prices fell substantially in 2012. However, they actually went up in the fourth quarter, spurred largely by an end to OCZ's deep...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung's 840 Pro Series SSD reviewed
— 5:00 PM on December 19, 2012

The Samsung 830 Series has been our favorite SSD for some time. We've been testing its 840 Pro successor to see how the new model...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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TR's 2012 Christmas gift guide
— 4:30 PM on December 7, 2012

We've compiled our lists and checked them twice. Read on for TR's Christmas gift guide.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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OCZ's Vector SSD reviewed
— 11:00 AM on November 27, 2012

At last, OCZ has an SSD controller all its own. The Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller debuts in the Vector SSD, and we've run...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung's 840 Series SSD reviewed
— 10:47 AM on November 15, 2012

Samsung's 840 Series SSD combines a next-gen fabrication process with an extra bit per cell to lower the cost per gigabyte. We take...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Hard drive prices one year after the flood
— 11:11 AM on November 8, 2012

More than a year has passed since flooding in Thailand ravaged the hard drive industry, sending prices skyward. We check in to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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