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Zotac's Zbox HD-ND22 barebones mini PC
— 12:16 PM on August 26, 2010

Atom-based nettops easily get bogged down, but Zotac's latest Zbox pairs a capable CULV Celeron with an Ion chipset. Let's see what this budget...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems

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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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Zotac's Zbox HD-ID11 barebones nettop
— 11:25 AM on July 13, 2010

Zotac's Zbox HD-ID11 brings a dual-core Atom, Ion GPU, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and XBMC support to a barebones nettop. Is it the ultimate bargain HTPC?

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems

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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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Crucial's RealSSD C300 solid-state drive
— 11:36 PM on June 13, 2010

Crucial's RealSSD C300 is the first SSD with a 6Gbps Serial ATA interface and ONFI 2.1 flash memory. Let's see how it compares.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Seagate's Momentus XT hard drive
— 3:38 PM on June 1, 2010

Seagate's Momentus XT swaps the Windows-only shackles of previous hybrid drives for a scheme dubbed Adaptive Memory.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Super Talent's USB 3.0 RAIDDrive
— 11:51 PM on May 25, 2010

Super Talent's USB 3.0 RAIDDrive stripes dual internal SSDs to offer 32GB of SuperSpeed connectivity in a lightweight and easily pocketable package. We run...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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SandForce showdown: Corsair's Force F100 and OCZ's Agility 2 and Vertex 2 SSDs
— 11:29 PM on May 17, 2010

An SSD's controller chip largely determines its destiny. SandForce's SF-1200 is the latest controller to hit the market, and we've taken it for a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A look at new SSDs from Corsair, Kingston, Plextor, and WD
— 9:24 PM on April 14, 2010

SSDs are finally cheap enough to be tempting for use in high-performance desktops. The market is teeming with new entrants, too. But which one is...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Western Digital's VelociRaptor VR200M hard drive
— 7:00 AM on April 6, 2010

Every time WD has released a new Raptor, the performance bar for desktop hard drives has been raised. But the new 600GB VelociRaptor VR200M enters...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Western Digital's 6Gbps Caviar Black 1TB hard drive
— 11:49 PM on February 17, 2010

Western Digital's Caviar Black 1TB is the first two-platter, 7,200-RPM drive to use the company's latest 500GB platters. The new Black is also WD's first...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Four killer PSUs go head to head
— 9:22 PM on January 14, 2010

Although not a particularly titillating PC component, the PSU is arguably one of the most important. We've pitted four fresh enthusiast-focused units from Corsair, Enermax,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

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Seagate's Barracuda XT hard drive
— 11:38 AM on November 24, 2009

Seagate's Barracuda XT is the first hard drive to support the third-generation Serial ATA 6Gbps standard. We've taken a closer look at the 'cuda,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A quick look at Kanguru's e-Flash eSATA/USB thumb drive
— 4:08 PM on October 29, 2009

A new hybrid eSATA/USB connector nicely marries the two standards to provide external storage devices with plenty of bandwidth and adequate power. We take...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Western Digital's Caviar Black 2TB hard drive
— 9:02 PM on October 26, 2009

Western Digital's Caviar Black 2TB finally spins the company's 500GB platters up to 7,200 RPM. The drive has a fancy dual-stage actuator and a beefy...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Seagate's Barracuda LP 2TB hard drive
— 11:22 AM on October 14, 2009

Western Digital's Caviar Green line popularized power-efficient hard drives, and now Seagate has joined the party with a Barracuda LP that packs two terabytes. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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An upgrade tale 2: upgrade harder
— 11:45 AM on September 25, 2009

So, almost three years had passed since my last major system upgrade—downright shameful negligence for someone in this line of work, clearly. I won't...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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A quick look at In Win's Ammo encrypted hard drive enclosure
— 9:23 AM on August 25, 2009

External hard drive enclosures are a dime a dozen, but In Win's Ammo brings something new to the table: RFID-authenticated AES encryption. It's a novel...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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