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Intel's Atom Z3000 'Bay Trail' SoC revealed
— 11:00 AM on September 11, 2013

Intel has just pulled back the curtain on the Atom Z3000 series, based on the "Bay Trail" SoC. Equipped with the potent new "Silvermont"...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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A quick look at SolarFocus' Solar Mio Pro USB charger
— 10:47 PM on August 8, 2013

Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are handy accessories in the wilderness, but charging them can be challenging. We look at the Solar...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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An intro to all things ARM
— 4:39 PM on July 11, 2013

ARM summoned some of the world's most technically inclined journalists and analysts to a confab at its headquarters in Cambridge, England recently. In an obvious...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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Three weeks with the Samsung Galaxy S4
— 3:37 PM on July 1, 2013

Last year, I bought an iPhone 5. For the past three weeks, however, I've been using one of the finest Android handsets on the market:...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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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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Seagate's 600 SSD solid-state drive reviewed
— 2:18 PM on May 31, 2013

For years, hard drive makers have largely steered clear of consumer SSDs. Seagate is finally ready to get into the market, and we've taken...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Seagate's Desktop HDD.15 4TB hard drive reviewed
— 8:31 PM on May 28, 2013

Seagate's Desktop HDD.15 serves up 4TB for only $190. We take a closer look at how it compares to the competition.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The next Atom: Intel's Silvermont architecture revealed
— 12:00 PM on May 6, 2013

Since their debut five years ago, Intel's Atom microprocessors have relied on the same basic CPU core. Next-gen Atoms will be based on the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Asus' VivoTab Smart ME400C tablet reviewed
— 3:44 PM on April 30, 2013

This Windows 8 tablet has an Atom processor, solid battery life, and a $430 price tag. Is it compelling as a tablet, and can...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Crucial's M500 SSD reviewed
— 10:29 AM on April 18, 2013

Crucial's long-awaited replacement for the m4 SSD breaks new ground by using 128Gb NAND chips. We take a closer look at how that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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WD's Black 4TB hard drive reviewed
— 9:56 PM on April 7, 2013

Western Digital's Black 4TB the only desktop hard drive to combine that top-of-the-line capacity with a 7,200-RPM spindle speed and five years of warranty coverage....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Seagate's Laptop Thin SSHD 500GB hybrid drive reviewed
— 11:11 PM on April 2, 2013

Seagate's latest hybrid drive combines a thin 7-mm form factor with high-density mechanical storage and dual-mode NAND. This so-called SSHD is Seagate's first to be...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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