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Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

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MSI shows next-gen Intel motherboards
— 11:19 AM on April 17, 2014

Motherboards based on Intel's next-gen desktop chipsets are almost upon us. We've known they were coming for some time, but this is the first...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Behind the scenes with Intel's SSD division
— 10:39 AM on April 10, 2014

Last month, we met with the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group responsible for Intel's SSDs. We got hard numbers on failure rates, details about efforts...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Adata's Premier Pro SP920 solid-state drive reviewed
— 8:30 PM on April 1, 2014

Adata's latest Premiere Pro SP920 SSD bears an uncanny resemblance to a big-name drive that was released recently. This isn't a straight copycat, though....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Gigabyte's G1.Sniper 5 motherboard reviewed
— 12:40 PM on March 21, 2014

Gigabyte's G1.Sniper 5 is a beast. It has a Haswell-compatible socket, multiple wired and wireless networking options, exotic integrated audio with a replaceable OP-amp,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Crucial's M550 solid-state drive reviewed
— 7:00 AM on March 18, 2014

The Crucial M500 is one of the most popular SSDs around. Now, there's a updated version with higher capacities, better performance, and more sensible...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Intel's 730 Series solid-state drive reviewed
— 11:00 AM on February 27, 2014

Intel's new 730 Series desktop SSD is rather unique. It's based on the company's datacenter drives, it has an extra flash die onboard, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: Data retention after 600TB
— 11:35 PM on February 23, 2014

Our SSD Endurance Experiment has crossed the 600TB threshold, and we've performed an extended data retention test to celebrate the occasion.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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AMD's A8-7600 'Kaveri' processor reviewed
— 7:00 AM on January 14, 2014

AMD's next-generation APU packs in a ton of innovation, including updated "Steamroller" CPU cores, GCN graphics, and advanced HSA features. But is it enough to...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: 500TB update
— 9:34 PM on January 9, 2014

Our SSD Endurance Experiment has reached the half-petabyte mark, so it's time for another checkup.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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MSI's latest Z87 motherboard, GeForce GTX 760 graphics card have Mini-ITX dimensions
— 2:00 AM on December 4, 2013

MSI has introduced a pair of pint-sized products primed for small-form-factor gaming rigs. One is a Mini-ITX motherboard based on Intel's top-of-the-line Haswell platform,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards

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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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AMD reveals 2014 APU roadmap for tablets, convertibles
— 4:15 PM on November 13, 2013

We already know that AMD's next-gen Kaveri APU is coming to mobile systems. However, the chip will only fit into power envelopes ranging from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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OCZ's Vector 150 solid-state drive reviewed
— 8:00 AM on November 7, 2013

There's a new SSD in town. OCZ's Vector 150 combines the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller with 19-nm Toshiba NAND and additional spare area. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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