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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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Delving deeper into AMD's Mantle API
— 3:30 PM on November 25, 2013

At its APU13 developer conference in San Jose, California, AMD invited journalists and developers to listen to hours worth of keynotes and sessions by Mantle's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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WD's Black² 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 Black² 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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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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Not-quite-live blog: panel discussion with John Carmack, Tim Sweeney, Johan Andersson
— 1:39 PM on October 18, 2013

Join us as we offer a not-quite-live blog of an unprecedented panel discussion with John Carmack, Tim Sweeney, and Johan Andersson

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming

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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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Live blog from day one of Nvidia's Montreal 2013 event
— 8:55 AM on October 17, 2013

We're live from Nvidia's gaming event in Montreal, where, uh, we don't know what's happening next.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics 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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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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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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SanDisk's Extreme II SSD reviewed
— 12:10 AM on July 9, 2013

With MLC main storage and an SLC flash cache, the SanDisk Extreme II is unlike any other SSD we've encountered. We explore the...

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...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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