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What do you want to see in our new storage test suite?
— 3:12 PM on February 10, 2010

The number of new hard drives, SSDs, and other interesting storage devices due out this year is staggering. Heck, even what's coming in just...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage

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Left 4 Dead 2: reheating zombies Cajun style
— 6:58 PM on December 11, 2009

I'll make no apologies: I was a fan of the original Left 4 Dead. By the time my interest waned and my friends and I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Taking a crack at the great CPU-GPU balance question
— 10:16 AM on December 8, 2009

We get some interesting questions and article suggestions via email from time to time, and we just don't have time to address them all with...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming

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A quick first look at USB 3.0 performance
— 8:45 PM on December 6, 2009

USB 2.0 has been around for nearly a decade—an eternity in the PC world. We've taken a quick first look at its replacement, SuperSpeed USB...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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If Michael Bay made a video game—thoughts on Modern Warfare 2
— 11:13 AM on November 25, 2009

Since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 apparently broke records with the biggest-ever entertainment launch two weeks ago, odds are you've already played it....

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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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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Shooting my way through Borderlands
— 12:58 PM on November 6, 2009

"Okay, just one more mission..." That phrase usually preceded me going to bed far too late through most of last week. Yes, I was bitten...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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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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It's addictive, but is it fun?
— 11:44 AM on August 28, 2009

I made a dreadful mistake a week ago. With my Radeon HD 4870 in MSI's hands in City of Industry, my desktop has been cheerfully...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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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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Crysis averted
— 1:35 PM on July 31, 2009

(Warning: spoilers below!) I'm not sure if my preference has been stated in this blog before, but I'm decidedly not a fan of Crysis. My taste...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Intel's second-generation X25-M solid-state drive
— 11:40 PM on July 26, 2009

Intel has updated its X25-M SSDs with new 34nm flash chips, tweaks to reduce latency and speed random write performance, much lower prices, and the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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A plea for Lara Croft
— 11:38 AM on July 17, 2009

No matter how many times I tell them, none of my friends believe me when I say the more recent Tomb Raider games are actually...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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Hands-on with Street Fighter IV PC
— 12:50 AM on July 16, 2009

First, I'll come out and say it: Street Fighter IV for the PC is a tremendously impressive port. If you weren't paying attention to Capcom's...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

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A storage performance retrospective
— 4:53 PM on July 9, 2009

Over the years, our storage test rig has run through 70 desktop and notebook hard drives, SSDs, and exotic RAM disks. We've compiled all our...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Toward a more rational backup strategy
— 10:43 PM on July 7, 2009

Like many of us, my history of backup management is shameful, littered with poorly labeled DVD-Rs, manual file copies, and a minimum of forethought. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Windows

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