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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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Zotac's H67-ITX motherboard
— 5:04 PM on January 26, 2011

Zotac's H67-ITX is the first Mini-ITX motherboard capable of hosting Intel's new Sandy Bridge CPUs. We pit it against a stack of desktop...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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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A quick look at chipset PCI Express performance
— 10:23 AM on January 14, 2011

Finally, Intel has a mid-range chipset with proper PCIe 2.0 lanes. We test the P67's PCIe implementation to see how it stacks up.

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Sandy Bridge motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, Intel, and MSI
— 6:05 PM on January 4, 2011

You'll need a new motherboard to run a Sandy Bridge CPU. We look at four from Asus, Gigabyte, Intel, and MSI in search...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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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Asus details Sandy Bridge motherboard lineup
— 11:49 PM on November 14, 2010

Early last week I had a look at Asus' 6-series motherboards. Keep reading to see what the world's biggest mobo maker has in store...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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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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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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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Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI tackle AMD's 890FX chipset
— 1:39 PM on April 29, 2010

With 44 Gen2 PCIe lanes and six 6Gbps SATA ports, AMD's new 890FX may be the finest high-end chipset on the market. Join us...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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