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QNAP's TS-253Be and TS-453Be NAS boxes drink from Apollo Lake
— 9:01 AM on February 15, 2018

We imagine most buyers of prebuilt network-attached storage systems just want to plug the box in and forget that it exists for at least a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

HyperX's Cloud Alpha gaming headset reviewed
— 3:59 PM on February 13, 2018

HyperX has continually refined its Cloud series of headsets ever since the original became a smash hit for the company, and the Cloud Alpha is...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

Tuesday deals: a Samsung 32" H75-series 4K display and more
— 11:29 AM on February 13, 2018

Hello, gerbils! It's a muted and dreary day outside, and it's actually a little comfortable to stay in where there's air conditioning and lots of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

VLC 3.0 arrives with HDR support, Chromecast streaming, and more
— 2:47 PM on February 9, 2018

Major updates to VideoLAN's VLC media player don't happen every day. The player's development goes all the way back to 1996. Its 1.0 release...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

Thursday deals: a 2-TB Micron SSD for $390, huge monitors, and more
— 11:22 AM on February 8, 2018

Howdy, gerbils and gerbilettes. I'm sure you're waiting with bated breath for Jeff's review of AMD's desktop Ryzen APUs, but you'll have to wait...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays

Latest Steam Audio SDK beta adds AMD TrueAudio Next support
— 4:00 PM on February 6, 2018

About a year ago, we brought news of Valve's Steam Audio SDK, a set of software tools designed to aid game and VR developers...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

SK Hynix's new enterprise SSDs top out at 4TB
— 1:11 PM on February 5, 2018

When I got up this morning, gerbils, do you know what was the first thing I thought? I wished there were more SSDs to choose...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Backblaze fires off its 2017 hard drive reliability report
— 3:30 PM on February 2, 2018

The disaster recovery artists over at Backblaze have published the latest of edition of the company's eye-opening hard drive reliability reports. Andy Klein, the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Thursday deals: a Corsair K65 Lux, a sweet X370 mobo, and more
— 10:23 AM on February 1, 2018

Hi there, folks. Endless Space 2 has sunk its claws on me again thanks to the release of the Vaulters expansion, and it's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory Input devices

Plextor M8V SSDs bring 3D NAND to entry-level builders
— 9:09 AM on February 1, 2018

Plextor has some new SSDs for the market segment looking to upgrade from a clunky old hard drive. The M8V series comprises the M8VC...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Razer's Seiren Elite mic makes life easier for streamers
— 1:30 PM on January 31, 2018

Razer's Seiren and Seiren X microphones can already be seen on the desks of some of the internet's popular game streamers, but the company...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

Tuesday deals: a Microsoft Surface Pro, portable storage, and more
— 12:43 PM on January 30, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbils. Carnaval is just around the corner, and in the next couple weeks my little hometown will be nuts with samba, reveries, and...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

Samsung Z-SSDs draw a bead on Intel's Optane drives
— 9:17 AM on January 30, 2018

Intel's Optane SSDs and the 3D Xpoint memory they're based on offer impressive latency and quality-of-service consistency. Samsung is now ready to fire back...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Thursday deals: big displays, Z370 mobos, and more
— 9:58 AM on January 25, 2018

Good morning, dear gerbils. It's a really slow day today news-wise. For some reason, there's nothing currently going in the PC hardware world. But that's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Displays

Adata ED600 external storage enclosure safeguards drives within
— 9:31 AM on January 24, 2018

We've covered some pretty exotic methods of taking data on the go, but sometimes low cost, high durability, and reliable compatibility are the most...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Samsung releases the 860 EVO SATA SSDs
— 4:00 PM on January 23, 2018

Have you read our review of Samsung's 860 Pro SSD yet? I won't spoil it for you entirely, but I will say that there...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 7 1800X, a nice Z370 mobo, and more
— 1:30 PM on January 23, 2018

Howdy, folks. I wonder how many of you are in a similar predicament as me, with some sort of whooping cough that's keeping me awake...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Memory Gaming Game consoles

Micron 5200 SSDs cover business data with 64 layers of 3D TLC NAND
— 11:30 AM on January 23, 2018

We've seen a number of consumer-focused SSDs based on various 64-layer implementations of 3D TLC NAND flash chips. Micron says its 5200-series SATA...

Type: News story Tags: Storage