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How I saved over 40GB and probably sped up disk access
— 11:00 AM on September 26, 2014

I was going to make this an Etc. post, but apparently that's not good SEO. Such is life Google. Anyhow, after a long string...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Latest Backblaze reliability update shows rising failure rates for some hard drives
— 9:46 AM on September 24, 2014

Back in January, online backup provider Backblaze published reliability statistics on over 25,000 mechanical hard drives deployed in its storage servers. In that setting,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Microsoft unveils a wireless display dongle of its own
— 11:43 AM on September 23, 2014

Look out, Chromecast. Microsoft has stepped into the ring with a wireless display dongle of its own. The catchily named Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Micro Center selling AOC's 24'' G-Sync monitor for $450
— 10:18 AM on September 23, 2014

AOC announced its 24" G-Sync monitor back in June. The display was scheduled to arrive in Europe the following month, and it's finally available...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Reversible, USB Type-C cables can pass DisplayPort signals alongside data and power
— 6:00 AM on September 23, 2014

As if the reversible USB Type-C connector weren't cool enough already, cables based on the standard will be able to carry DisplayPort signals....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Early deal of the week: Delicious SSD discounts
— 4:01 PM on September 22, 2014

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you some nifty SSD deals. Adorama is running a one-day sale on SanDisk's Extreme Pro solid-state drives,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Acer's G-Sync-infused 4K monitor priced at $800
— 12:20 PM on September 22, 2014

After years of stagnation, the PC monitor scene is enjoying a bit of renaissance. There are 4K displays with ultra-high pixel densities and G-Sync units...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Some of Samsung's TLC SSDs are slow to read old data
— 10:48 AM on September 22, 2014

Samsung has deployed three-bit TLC NAND in two generations of solid-state drives: the 840 Series and the 840 EVO. The value-oriented drives have been very...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Oculus unveils new VR headset prototype
— 6:00 AM on September 22, 2014

The first Oculus Connect conference was held late last week. There, Oculus VR unveiled its latest prototype VR headset, code-named Crescent Bay.

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Deal of the week: A 23'' IPS monitor for $150, a 200-mm fan for free, and more
— 11:04 AM on September 19, 2014

The best deal of the week is easily Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 970, which is already selling online with prices starting at $329.99....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Storage Displays

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Curved VA panel powers 27'' Samsung monitor
— 9:12 AM on September 19, 2014

I guess curved PC monitors are a thing now. Samsung is the latest to join the party with the S27D590C, a concave...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Monitor scaler makers commit to FreeSync hardware
— 9:24 AM on September 18, 2014

AMD is collaborating with the "industry's biggest scaler vendors" to produce dynamic refresh hardware for PC monitors. According to the official AMD press release,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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AOC's new backlight tech saves your eyeballs from harmful wavelengths
— 6:00 AM on September 18, 2014

A lot of us spend the majority of our waking hours staring at LCD displays. That's tough on the eyes for various reasons, including the...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Micron's M600 SSD accelerates writes with dynamic SLC cache
— 7:00 AM on September 16, 2014

In some ways, Micron's M600 SSD is exactly what you'd expect. It combines the company's own 16-nm NAND with a marginally updated version of the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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DisplayPort 1.3 supports 5K displays, 4K at 120Hz
— 10:49 AM on September 15, 2014

Dell's upcoming 5K monitor reportedly requires dual DisplayPort inputs to drive its 5120x2880 panel at full resolution. Future displays should be able to support...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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Deal of the week: The Pentium AE for $55, cheap SSDs, and more
— 11:15 AM on September 12, 2014

This week's deals post runneth over with discounted goodness. Behold: The Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition CPU is already a sweet deal at its usual asking price,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays

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What's your biggest PC bottleneck?
— 9:52 AM on September 12, 2014

Modern PCs are incredibly powerful. They have multi-core CPUs, massively parallel graphics processors, gobs of memory, and...

Poll Question: • What's your biggest PC bottleneck?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Memory

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WD's Ae archival drive has ''progressive'' 6.x TB capacity
— 6:00 AM on September 10, 2014

A while back, at the behest of its datacenter customers, WD developed a family of hard drives specifically for "cold" archival storage. The product line...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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