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The SSD Endurance Experiment: Testing data retention at 300TB
— 10:02 PM on November 25, 2013

We're slamming six SSDs with a nearly continuous stream of writes to see what happens as the flash wears out. Our subjects have now...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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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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TR's fall 2013 system guide
— 4:53 PM on November 1, 2013

We've updated our four staple builds to account for all of the latest hardware releases, including the arrival of new graphics cards from AMD...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Topre's Type Heaven mechanical keyboard reviewed
— 11:20 PM on October 28, 2013

Once marginalized by their extravagant pricing, Topre mechanical keyboards have now entered (somewhat) more affordable territory. How does the $150 Topre Type Heaven stack up...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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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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Live blog from day two of Nvidia's Montreal 2013 event
— 9:01 AM on October 18, 2013

We're back with a live blog from day two of Nvidia's Montreal 2013 event. We're expecting some intriguing hardware announcements today.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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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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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. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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The SSD Endurance Experiment: 22TB update
— 10:33 AM on September 6, 2013

We're testing six SSDs to see how many writes they can take before burning out and what happens to performance as the flash degrades. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Asus' X79-Deluxe motherboard reviewed
— 11:29 AM on September 5, 2013

Most motherboard makers are relying on existing LGA2011 models to complement Intel's latest Ivy Bridge-E CPUs. Asus has taken a different approach by rolling...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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A closer look at RAPID DRAM caching on the Samsung 840 EVO SSD
— 2:19 PM on August 29, 2013

Along with its SLC-based TurboWrite cache, Samsung's 840 EVO SSD has a secondary caching layer that stores data in system memory. This so-called RAPID...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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TR's back-to-school 2013 system guide
— 1:10 PM on August 23, 2013

The back-to-school season is upon us, and we've updated our system guide for the occasion. In addition to refreshing our usual builds, we've...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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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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Intel aims to reinvent the data center
— 9:32 PM on July 29, 2013

Last week, Intel hosted an event for press and analysts where it provided some updates on the state of its data center business. Then...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Systems Networking Servers

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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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