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Tuesday deals: a high-end Dell XPS 13 for $1560, big screens, and more
— 11:11 AM on July 31, 2018

Howdy, folks. Europe is under a massive heat wave right now, and it's getting to be Serious Business. Where before I was poking fun...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Samsung posts a soft second quarter on weak flagship phone sales
— 9:00 AM on July 31, 2018

It's quarterly financial reporting season, and Samsung Electronics recently posted its second-quarter results. The company raked in $52.1 billion in revenue (58.48 trillion South...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Memory Mobile computing

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Deals of the day: a 120-GB SSD for $28 and a 256-GB drive for $50
— 2:45 PM on July 30, 2018

Have an older system that could really do with an SSD upgrade? Our deal-scouting today turned up a couple drives that could take the mechanical-hard-drive...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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Samsung's 860 EVO 1 TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on July 30, 2018

Samsung has replaced the longtime reigning champion of the mainstream SSD market. We test out the 860 EVO to see whether doubling V-NAND layers doubles...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700 for $200 and more
— 12:04 PM on July 26, 2018

Greetings, folks! I hope you're enjoying the summer weather. Around here it's warm and balmy enough, and there haven't been reports of massive fires—at least...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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Backblaze publishes its hard drive obituary for Q2 2018
— 12:58 PM on July 25, 2018

We're into the third quarter of 2018, and that means it's time for yet another Backblaze quarterly report. It's interesting to see the results...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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David Kanter dissects Intel's plans for Optane Persistent Memory
— 9:34 AM on July 24, 2018

Intel's Optane Persistent Memory sticks put 3D Xpoint memory chips in DIMM slots. While that may sound straightforward enough, the shift from DRAM to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Servers

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Toshiba's XG6 SSDs put 96-layer NAND to good use
— 9:05 AM on July 24, 2018

When we reviewed Toshiba's XG5 NVMe SSD, it was one of the fastest drives we'd tested. Although that was the first drive we fondled...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel and Micron will part ways on 3D Xpoint development
— 10:47 AM on July 17, 2018

Intel and Micron work together to develop and produce not only NAND flash (at least, until recently), but also the lower-latency non-volatile 3D Xpoint...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Monday deals: a Crucial MX500 500-GB SSD for $88 and much more
— 1:22 PM on July 16, 2018

Hey, folks! We're pushing our deals post forwards because Amazon's running its Prime Day sales and pretty much every other retailer under the sun is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Mobile computing

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Toshiba's RC100 480 GB SSD reviewed
— 3:30 PM on July 12, 2018

Toshiba's RC100 NVMe SSD takes a bold stab at life without DRAM or a full four lanes of PCIe connectivity. Unlike many DRAM-less SSDs, however,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung mass-produces fifth-gen V-NAND with over 90 layers
— 9:00 AM on July 10, 2018

Samsung has delivered another salvo in the race to ever-increasing NAND flash density and performance. The company has begun mass production of its fifth-generation...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Seagate dives back into consumer SSDs with BarraCuda drives
— 9:00 AM on July 5, 2018

Seagate made a foray into client SSDs five years ago, but its consumer storage products of late have hewn to good old spinning rust...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Tuesday deals: a 4K IPS display with FreeSync for $340 and more
— 11:38 AM on July 3, 2018

Howdy, folks. If we had to guess, you're set to leave work early and go on a shopping spree for explosives, if you haven't already....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cases Power Storage Displays Input devices

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Adata SR2000 business-class SSDs are ready to rip
— 9:00 AM on June 29, 2018

Adata may be best-known for its budget-friendly consumer offerings, like the $150 1TB SU800 we saw yesterday. However, the company offers a whole...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Thursday deals: a 1-TB Adata SU800 SSD for $150 and more
— 9:58 AM on June 28, 2018

Howdy folks. From the outside, it might look like a slow week at TR HQ, but we're cooking up multiple reviews for your delectation. While...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Storage Displays Input devices

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SD Express gives removable storage speeds a leap forward
— 9:00 AM on June 27, 2018

Nobody can deny that SD and microSD cards are useful, but I groan every time I have to use one. Their performance starts at "abysmal"...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Tuesday deals: a 1-TB Crucial MX500 SSD for $200 and more
— 10:33 AM on June 26, 2018

Howdy, folks. The TR BBQ XV is done, and many gerbils have their bellies full and went home with gear from Corsair and Gigabyte. If...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing

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