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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. ...

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Asus' X79-Deluxe motherboard reviewed
— 11:29 AM on September 5, 2013

Most motherboard makers are relying on existing LGA2011 models to complement Intel's latest Ivy Bridge-E CPUs. Asus has taken a different approach by rolling...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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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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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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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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ASRock's Z87E-ITX Mini-ITX motherboard reviewed
— 3:09 PM on July 2, 2013

With 802.11ac Wi-Fi, DTS-laced integrated audio, and the best firmware fan controls around, ASRock's Z87E-ITX sets a new standard for Mini-ITX motherboards. We put...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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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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MSI's Z87-GD65 Gaming motherboard reviewed
— 8:51 PM on June 18, 2013

MSI's Z87-GD65 Gaming delivers Creative-enhanced audio and a Killer NIC for just $180. We take a closer look at how it stacks up...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's Z87X-UD3H motherboard reviewed
— 12:29 AM on June 11, 2013

For Haswell, Gigabyte has radically overhauled its motherboard firmware and software. We take a closer look at both in action on the Z87X-UD3H.

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Asus' Z87-PRO motherboard reviewed
— 11:35 AM on June 5, 2013

Haswell is upon us, but you'll need a new motherboard to run Intel's latest CPUs. We take an in-depth look at the Z87-PRO to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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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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Gigabyte offers early peek at Z87 motherboards
— 3:38 PM on May 19, 2013

With Haswell approaching, motherboard makers are eager to show off their Z87 boards. We have the goods on what Gigabyte has in store for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Asus shows off Z87-based Haswell motherboards
— 1:01 AM on May 16, 2013

A few weeks ago, we got an early preview of Asus' upcoming Haswell motherboards. We can now tell you what's in store for the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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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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