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A fresh look at storage performance with PCIe SSDs
— 3:39 PM on March 31, 2015

SSDs have been bumping up against the limits of the Serial ATA interface for a while, but they don't have to be stuck behind the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung's 850 EVO M.2 solid-state drive reviewed
— 9:00 AM on March 31, 2015

Samsung's 850 EVO SSD debuted in December inside the usual 2.5" case. Now, the drive is spreading to smaller mSATA and M.2 form factors....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Rowhammer attack exploits shrinking process size in DRAM
— 2:24 PM on March 25, 2015

A couple weeks ago, Google's Project Zero team demonstrated a very clever exploit of modern DDR3 memory. Their inspiration came from a research paper, 

Type: Blog post Tags: Memory Software

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OCZ's Vector 180 solid-state drive reviewed
— 2:00 PM on March 24, 2015

OCZ's Vector SSDs are among the fastest around, and now there's a new one. The Vector 180 combines the company's proprietary Barefoot 3 controller...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The SSD Endurance Experiment: They're all dead
— 10:22 AM on March 12, 2015

What does Gloria Gaynor have to do with solid-state drives? You'll have to read the final chapter in our SSD Endurance Experiment to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Intel's Xeon D brings Broadwell to cloud, web services
— 10:30 AM on March 9, 2015

The Xeon D is Intel's pre-emptive strike against upcoming ARM-based competition in the server market. Built on 14-nm process tech and fortified with Broadwell cores,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

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A first look at USB 3.1 performance
— 11:30 AM on March 6, 2015

Today, we're going to take our very first look at some USB 3.1 gear. Asus has supplied us with a drive enclosure and a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Crucial's BX100 and MX200 solid-state drives reviewed
— 10:33 AM on February 25, 2015

Crucial makes some of the most popular SSDs around, so we were eager to get our hands on its latest creations. The MX200 features...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The TR Podcast 170.5: The Heimlich maneuver
— 1:48 PM on February 20, 2015

Last night's stream with Paul Heimlich was lots of fun. Thanks again to everybody who joined us live and participated via the chat. We talked about...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Software The Tech Report Podcast

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The TR Podcast 169.5 bonus edition: Q&A intensifies
— 10:59 AM on February 6, 2015

We had a bit of trouble getting started last night on the live stream due to my technical incompetence, but once we worked that out,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Displays Game consoles

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Asus' Crossblade Ranger motherboard reviewed
— 10:59 AM on February 3, 2015

Asus' Crossblade Ranger is a tweaker-friendly, top-of-the-line motherboard for AMD's Socket FM2+ processors. We kicked the tires and turned up the clocks to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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MSI's X99S MPower motherboard reviewed
— 3:35 PM on January 27, 2015

MSI's blacked-out X99S MPower motherboard is a menacing beast primed for overclocked CPUs and multi-card graphics. It's also peppered with slick little touches, like...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Some 840 EVOs still vulnerable to read speed slowdowns
— 2:22 PM on January 26, 2015

In October, Samsung patched its 840 EVO SSD to address a problem that caused slow read speeds with old data. Recent reports suggest the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung's Portable SSD T1 reviewed
— 9:00 AM on January 20, 2015

Samsung's Portable SSD T1 packs the 850 EVO into a pocketable case that's practically weightless. We've tested this miniature marvel to see how...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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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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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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The SSD Endurance Experiment: Two freaking petabytes
— 9:53 AM on December 4, 2014

Our SSD Endurance Experiment has reached an astounding two petabytes of writes. Only two drives remain, and they're coping very differently. We've...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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TR's 2014 Christmas gift guide
— 3:54 PM on November 25, 2014

It's that time of year again. The big man up north is making his list—and checking it twice—while shoppers to the south contemplate what...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays Input devices Mobile computing Software

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