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Report: Chinese government investigating possible NAND price fixing
— 12:23 PM on December 29, 2017

Building a machine in 2017 was painful. Here at the end of the year, we're looking at average per-gigabyte SSD prices that are the...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Thursday deals: a 4K IPS display for $200 and more
— 11:00 AM on December 28, 2017

Greetings, gerbils. If you've been feeling like it's been a really slow week news-wise, you're not alone. We'd wager that CES 2018 is going to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Power Storage Displays

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G.Skill spreads 64 GB of 3466 MT/s DDR4 across four SO-DIMMs
— 9:35 AM on December 27, 2017

A while back, we reported on G.Skill's then-fastest SO-DIMMs running at 3800 MT/s. The company has since released mini-modules running at 4 GT/s,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Tuesday deals: Crucial MX300s, an Aorus GTX 1060 6GB, and more
— 10:02 AM on December 26, 2017

Good morning, gerbils. We hope you haven't put on too much weight over Christmas. After all, we wouldn't want you to be so pudgy that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Input devices

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The Tech Report System Guide: winter 2017 edition
— 8:00 AM on December 21, 2017

The Tech Report System Guide is back with a fresh new format and a multitude of system builds to serve DIYers on every budget. Start...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Storage Systems

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Second-gen Samsung DDR4 runs faster and sips less power
— 2:15 PM on December 20, 2017

Anyone who's built a PC lately knows that if you want fast memory, modules based on Samsung's RAM are probably the clearest choice. The company's...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Google Chrome will block some types of ads in February
— 4:15 PM on December 19, 2017

We reported on rumors of future baked-in ad-blocking in Google's popular Chrome web browser back in April. We spilled words on the subject again...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Internet

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Tuesday deals: a 1 TB 850 EVO for $260, a ton of peripherals, and more
— 11:45 AM on December 19, 2017

Do you feel that in the air? The ever-growing tension, the electricity, the anticipation for Santa's presents. Regardless of how you feel about the incessant...

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

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Crucial MX500 solid-state drives put 64-layer TLC flash to good use
— 11:00 AM on December 19, 2017

The latest generation of Crucial's mainstream SSDs has hit the shelves. The Crucial MX500 is Micron's first consumer drive using its 64-layer 3D TLC...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Seagate multi-actuator hard drives think two heads are better than one
— 4:05 PM on December 18, 2017

Technologies like shingled magnetic recording (SMR), heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR), and microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) all promise to improve the capacity of spinning...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel tips off potential 960 GB and 1.5 TB Optane SSD 900Ps
— 12:15 PM on December 15, 2017

I was pretty impressed with the performance of Intel's Optane caching solution when I messed around with MSI's Aegis 3 gaming desktop. Still,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Thursday deals: a nice Z370 mobo, a huge VA display, and more
— 11:15 AM on December 14, 2017

Hello, gerbils! I have a request for you today. I'm going to have a horizontal "wisdom" tooth (yes, really) pulled today, so I'll have an...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway: eight days left and counting
— 12:51 PM on December 13, 2017

Heads up, gerbils! I'm writing in to remind you of TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway. The fine folks at MSI, Antec, and Toshiba all contributed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Storage Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Corsair's latest SO-DIMM kit takes 32 GB of DDR4 to 4000 MT/s
— 9:11 AM on December 13, 2017

As computing moves to ever-shrinking desktop form factors, slow 2133 MT/s and 2400 MT/s DDR4 memory becomes less acceptable. Folks who demand the absolute top...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway: goodies from MSI, Antec, and OCZ
— 3:08 PM on December 11, 2017

Season's greetings, my dear gerbils and gerbilettes. Snow is falling, presents are being acquired, and the holiday cheer is in full swing. Companies are...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Storage Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Toshiba's latest hard drives store 14 TB without shingles
— 12:30 PM on December 8, 2017

We love our SSDs around these parts, but when it comes to inexpensive storage of large volumes of crucial data like Bruno's collection of cat...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Lite-On MU-X SSDs continue the affordable NVMe onslaught
— 4:02 PM on December 7, 2017

To the average gerbil, Lite-On is a name that's more likely to evoke memories of DVD writers than solid-state drives, but the company has a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Empty your iPhone onto the Adata i-Memory AI720 drive
— 12:13 PM on December 7, 2017

There are a lot of ways to get files off of an iPhone these days, some more cumbersome than others. After all, it's almost like...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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