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Friday night topic: your worst tech purchase?
— 8:47 PM on May 30, 2014

What was the biggest stinker, the worst bit of tech gear you ever foolishly parted with money to obtain? Mine was a Quantum Bigfoot 5.25" hard...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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Release roundup: Low-end GeForces and budget SSDs
— 5:09 PM on May 30, 2014

Taiwanese hardware firms are probably saving their new hotness for Computex next week. Still, Corsair and Zotac provided fodder for this week's release roundup with...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage

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Deal of the week: Radeons, storage, and a mini PSU
— 11:07 AM on May 30, 2014

I've run out of clever things to say at the start of our weekly deals posts, so bring on the bulleted list. ...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power Storage Gaming

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Second-gen Samsung 3D NAND coming to premium SSDs
— 9:24 AM on May 30, 2014

Last year, Samsung started producing 3D "V-NAND" that stacks layers of flash memory on top of each other. The three-dimensional flash was deployed...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Seagate buys SandForce from LSI in $450 million deal
— 9:29 AM on May 29, 2014

Seagate cut its teeth building mechanical hard drives, and it has thus far stayed on the fringes of the SSD scene. But not anymore. The...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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New middleware tech said to triple SSD write speeds
— 1:35 PM on May 27, 2014

I'll take "almost sounds too good to be true" for $100, Alex. A research team from Japan's Chuo University claims to have developed a type...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Release roundup: Desk cases and jumbo hard drives
— 4:46 PM on May 23, 2014

Computex is fast approaching, but some companies are jumping the gun already with their new releases. This week, our inbox has collected announcements from Biostar,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage

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Deal of the week: Memorial Day discounts on GPUs, PSUs, SSDs, and games
— 11:25 AM on May 23, 2014

We're coming up on the Memorial Day weekend in the U.S., and there are loads of associated sales at online retailers. We've collected the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power Storage Gaming

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Budget Crucial SSD brings 16-nm NAND next month
— 12:13 PM on May 22, 2014

Earlier this week, word leaked out that Crucial is prepping a new MX100 SSD. The drive is set to arrive early next month,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Marvell's dual-lane SATAe SSD controller coming in Q4
— 9:14 AM on May 22, 2014

SATA Express ports are popping up on new Intel motherboards, but apart from an Asus prototype, we haven't seen any drives based on the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Report: AMD to license SATAe tech from ASMedia
— 9:21 AM on May 20, 2014

Intel's 9 Series chipset has native support for SATA Express devices. The new storage interface combines PCI Express and Serial ATA on a single...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Storage

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Deal of the week: An FX CPU, a mechanical keyboard, and more cheap storage
— 10:17 AM on May 16, 2014

Storage dominates this week's most appealing PC hardware deals, as usual, but we've also spotted a few other items. AMD's FX-8350 Black...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Input devices

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Toshiba and SanDisk partner on new fab for 3D NAND
— 9:08 AM on May 15, 2014

Last summer, Samsung kicked off mass production of three-dimensional NAND that layers memory cells vertically. It's not the only one working on stacked NAND...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Next-gen NAND fuels 1TB SanDisk X300s SSD
— 7:00 AM on May 13, 2014

There's another terabyte SSD in town. SanDisk's new X300s runs the gamut from 64GB all the way up to 1TB. It's based on...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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HDD study finds little correlation between temperatures and failure rates
— 7:00 AM on May 12, 2014

Online backup provider Backblaze has over 100 petabytes of storage spread across more than 34,000 hard drives. The company has shared some interesting reliability...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Deal of the week: GeForces, cases, and cheap SSDs
— 10:51 AM on May 9, 2014

There are quite a few interesting PC hardware deals this week, so let's get to it. Newegg has an MSI GeForce GTX...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Cooling Storage

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Release roundup: Tiny mobos, stylish PSUs, and more
— 1:14 PM on May 2, 2014

In this week's release roundup, we have news from Biostar, BitFenix, Nvidia, Sapphire, and Silicon Power. "Biostar's J1900NH2 motherboard: small, Intel-packed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Power Storage

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Early deal of the week: A 240GB SSD for $90
— 9:16 AM on April 30, 2014

Our deal posts usually go up every Friday, but we have to make exceptions when juicy bargains pop up during the week. That's the case...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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