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The SSD Endurance Experiment: 200TB update
— 1:50 AM on October 28, 2013

We're in the process of hammering six SSDs with an unrelenting torrent of writes to see what happens as the flash wears out. Today,...

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Seagate's NAS HDD 4TB reviewed
— 2:52 PM on October 10, 2013

Seagate's NAS HDD 4TB is optimized for network-attached storage and desktop RAID implementations. It promises better reliability than typical desktop drives, too. We...

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Seagate's Desktop SSHD 2TB hybrid drive reviewed
— 12:25 PM on October 3, 2013

Seagate's hybrid tech has finally been deployed in a desktop drive. The Desktop SSHD combines an 8GB flash cache with 2TB of mechanical storage....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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WD's Red 4TB hard drive reviewed
— 12:01 AM on September 25, 2013

Low-power hard drives like the WD Red are especially desirable for secondary PC storage; they offer high densities, low noise levels, and affordable pricing. ...

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A quick look at Adata's DashDrive Durable HD710 waterproof hard drive
— 1:10 PM on September 13, 2013

Adata's DashDrive Durable HD710 puts a terabyte of storage inside a shock-resistant, waterproof enclosure with a USB 3.0 port. We take a closer...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Intel's Atom Z3000 'Bay Trail' SoC revealed
— 11:00 AM on September 11, 2013

Intel has just pulled back the curtain on the Atom Z3000 series, based on the "Bay Trail" SoC. Equipped with the potent new "Silvermont"...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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Intel's Core i7-4960X processor reviewed
— 2:00 AM on September 3, 2013

The NSA intercepted our review of the Core i7-4960X before we even had it completed. Let's listen in and see what they made...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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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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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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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...

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AMD's A10-6800K and A10-6700 'Richland' APUs reviewed
— 10:07 PM on June 17, 2013

AMD has taken its Trinity quad-core chips and tuned them so hard, a new code name sprouted forth: Richland. We've taken a pair of...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Haswell overclocked: the Core i7-4770K at 4.7GHz
— 10:09 AM on June 3, 2013

After studying Haswell's architecture and taking the chip through our benchmark suite, we gave overclocking a shot. Our findings suggest that Haswell requires beefier...

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Intel's Core i7-4770K and 4950HQ 'Haswell' processors reviewed
— 12:45 AM on June 3, 2013

Haswell is here, and we've somehow produced more words and graphs about it than the chip has transistors. We have frame latency-focused gaming tests...

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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...

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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.

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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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