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Samsung's 850 EVO goes portable in mini USB 3.0 SSD
— 4:05 PM on January 5, 2015

The 850 EVO is one of the smallest SSDs we've encountered, so it's only fitting that Samsung has squeezed the drive into an external...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Nvidia shows Tegra X1-based cockpit, driver-assist computers for cars
— 11:29 PM on January 4, 2015

After introducing the Tegra X1 this evening, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang made it clear that the new chip isn't aimed at phones. Rather, Nvidia envisions...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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WD demos SSHD prototype with SATA Express interface
— 8:24 PM on January 4, 2015

SATA Express ports have been available on select 9-series motherboards since last spring. Drives designed for the new standard have been scarce, but WD

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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New MSI Z97 mobo sports a USB 3.1 Type-C connector
— 8:02 PM on January 4, 2015

Finalized last August, the USB 3.1 Type-C connector has a reversible design that promises to eliminate the infamous USB quantum superposition problem. MSI...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Input devices

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Deal of the week: A 1080p IPS display for $110, and more
— 10:22 AM on January 2, 2015

2014 was a great year for discounted PC hardware, and 2015 is off to a good start. Here are the deals that caught my eye...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Gaming

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Happy new year!
— 5:36 PM on December 31, 2014

Hope you all enjoy your celebrations around the turning of the year. 2014 was a good one for us, and I'm excited to see what...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: An Asus monitor for $125, a 240GB SSD for $80, and more
— 1:42 PM on December 26, 2014

Gift-wrapping season may be over, but consumerism knows no respite—and there are plenty of ways to indulge in that today. Let's start with the non-storage...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays

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Merry Christmas, everybody!
— 3:43 PM on December 24, 2014

Here's hoping all of you have a most excellent Christmas holiday. We'll be celebrating ourselves, so news...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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IHS: 2014 was a good year for the semiconductor industry
— 12:53 PM on December 22, 2014

In 2014, the semiconductor market enjoyed its "best industry performance since 2010," according to the latest report from market research firm IHS. IHS projects...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: what are you giving for Christmas?
— 3:55 PM on December 19, 2014

So here's the question: what are you getting your "significant other" (wife/husband/girlfriend/boyfriend/whatever) for Christmas this year?  Anything...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Notes from TR's next-gen storage testing
— 3:13 PM on December 19, 2014

In between work on other projects, I've been running exploratory tests on PCIe SSDs to see how their performance characteristics differ from the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage

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RRAM breakthrough could lead to 1Tb chips built on 28-nm tech
— 10:00 AM on December 19, 2014

Remember Crossbar, the firm developing resistive random access memory (RRAM) with higher performance and endurance than NAND? The company announced a breakthrough at...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Western Digital acquires enterprise SSD maker
— 5:23 PM on December 15, 2014

Another firm specializing in enterprise solid-state storage has been acquired by Western Digital. This time, it's Skyera, which Western Digital describes as a "developer...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Deal of the week: a 27'' IPS monitor for $180 and a 1TB MLC SSD for $370
— 10:41 AM on December 12, 2014

Retailers are still recovering from their Black Friday binges, but that hasn't stopped us from finding some nice deals that should appeal to PC enthusiasts. Best...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming

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Seagate's Archive HDD uses shingled recording to squeeze 1.33TB per platter
— 10:31 AM on December 9, 2014

In August, Seagate revealed that it had started shipping its first 8TB hard drive. Details were scarce at the time, but the drive has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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In the lab: Plextor's M6e solid-state drive
— 6:00 AM on December 9, 2014

Alongside several other projects, I've been slowly putting together our next-gen storage test suite. Part of that effort involves experimenting with PCIe SSDs, and I...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Marvell tunes its latest NVMe SSD controller for tablets and convertibles
— 12:14 PM on December 8, 2014

In August, Marvell introduced a potent PCIe SSD controller with four Gen3 lanes and support for the NVM Express protocol. Today, it's back...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Samsung's 850 EVO solid-state drive reviewed
— 9:00 AM on December 8, 2014

Samsung's long-awaited 850 EVO SSD employs three-dimensional NAND with three bits per cell. It augments that TLC storage with an SLC write cache, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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