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The SSD Endurance Experiment: Only two remain after 1.5PB
— 11:35 AM on September 19, 2014

A couple of the SSDs in our endurance experiment have now reached 1.5 petabytes of writes. But another one failed on the last stretch,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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Adata's Premier SP610 solid-state drive reviewed
— 10:52 PM on September 15, 2014

At around $0.47/GB, Adata's Premier SP610 is priced to compete with budget SSDs from the biggest names in the business. The drive's four-channel Silicon...

Type: Feature article 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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Skylake reference designs have wireless charging, WiGig networking
— 6:13 PM on September 10, 2014

During yesterday's IDF keynote, Intel demoed mobile systems with wireless charging and WiGig networking. Scott surmised that those features could be integrated into the...

Type: News story Tags: Power Mobile computing Networking

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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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HGST's NVM Express SSDs scale up to 3.2TB
— 2:48 PM on September 9, 2014

Hard drives weren't the only products HGST revealed during its enterprise storage event this morning. The firm also uncorked its first PCI Express SSD...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Shingled platters breathe helium inside HGST's 10TB hard drive
— 1:30 PM on September 9, 2014

In a curious bit of scheduling, HGST decided to roll out a bunch of new enterprise storage...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Tomorrow's laptops could dock and charge without a single wired connection
— 1:20 PM on September 9, 2014

IDF — We now take wireless networking for granted, but at IDF San Francisco today, Intel previewed a future in which laptops and other devices...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Networking

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Dell's 5K desktop display is the new king of megapixels
— 10:08 AM on September 8, 2014

After years of complaining about the dearth of high-PPI desktop displays, PC users are finally getting their due—and then some. The market is slowly filling...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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AU Optronics panel to combine IPS tech, 144Hz refresh
— 9:00 AM on September 8, 2014

The first 144Hz G-Sync monitors are here, and they're amazing. Unfortunately, they're also based on TN panels. TN tech may have gotten a heck...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Deals of the week: Devil's Canyon, storage, and a 4K display for $540
— 4:21 PM on September 5, 2014

Labor Day is past, and fall is in the air. In keeping with the seasonal changes, maybe it's time for a new PC, or at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Storage Displays

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