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  • News: Marvell to sell SSD accelerator adapters

    Marvell plans to begin selling PCIe adapter cards that will act as cache accelerators for consumer-class SSDs to be used in enterprise-class servers.

  • News: Amazon Web Services launches low-cost storage service

    Amazon Web Services has announced Glacier, a low-cost storage service that has been customized for data archiving and backup, the company said on Monday.

  • Buying Advice: Crucial v4 SSD review: very cheap 128 / 256GB SSDs, very low performance

    The Crucial v4s are pretty much the cheapest SSDs you can currently find, so it's not fair to expect the best performance. That said, the v4s are a lot slower than all other current SSDs, even the already slow OCZ Petrols. You get what you pay for, and in this case it's not a whole lot. It's almost an inevitable result of the price war that's been going on in the world of SSDs. There are better options out there for affordable SSDs.

  • How-Tos: Supercharge Your PC With a RAM Disk

    If you've ever wished that you could emulate the performance of a solid-state drive without installing a new piece of hardware, consider creating a new virtual hard drive on your PC that runs purely from RAM, also known as a RAM disk. Setting one up is a little tricky, but the performance benefits (if your system has enough RAM) are worth the effort.

  • Buying Advice: Plextor M5 Pro 128GB review: fastest SSD currently around

    The Plextor M5 Pro 128GB is the fastest 120/128 GB SSD that we've ever tested. It set new records in PCMark Vantage, PCMark7 and AS SSD. Here's our Plextor M5 Pro 128GB buying advice.

  • News: Sony's new "stacked" image sensors open door to smaller devices, more pixels

    Sony, which makes the camera modules used in the latest smartphones from Apple and Samsung, said Monday it will begin sales of a new image chip that is nearly half the size of current models.

  • How-Tos: How to Add RAM to Your Laptop

    One of the best ways to perk up the performance of an older laptop is by increasing its memory. Most of the time, the process of adding RAM is little harder than changing a light bulb. But not every laptop is easy to upgrade, and some modern thin-and-light units can't be upgraded at all--you have to buy the laptop with as much memory as you expect to need for its lifetime. Here's a primer to upgrading your laptop with additional RAM.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Tabloid entertainment

    The (putatively) true Hollywood story behind Apple's acquisition of AuthenTec, a (possible) sneak preview of the new iPhone dock-connector port, and the judge in the Apple-Samsung case exposes a troubling drug habit (sort of). Extra, extra, read all about the remainders for Thursday, August 16, 2012.

  • Buying Advice: Nvidia GTX 660 Ti review – including SLI and 3-way SLI

    Nvidia promised the GeForce GTX 660 Ti to be a graphics card that is ideally suited to gamers who play on a single full hd screen. After our extensive tests, we have to agree.

  • News: Which Ultrabooks Have User-Replaceable Batteries? Too Few

    Most new super-thin laptops, including Ultrabooks and the Retina MacBook Pro, are designed so consumers can’t change the batteries themselves. This is a big issue if you plan on keeping your new laptop for more than two years or want to hand it down to someone else later.

  • News: Startup Skyera says it can beat hard-disk storage prices with flash array

    Skyera, a Silicon Valley startup, says it can make high-speed flash storage for enterprises cheaper than hard disks by using the low-grade chip technology found in thumb drives.

  • News: SkyDrive Web App Gets a Makeover, Android App Coming

    Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage service is getting a new look and new features on the Web, and a SkyDrive Android app is just a few weeks away.

  • News: Microsoft revamps Skydrive cloud storage service

    Microsoft has given a makeover to its SkyDrive cloud storage service, including a new Web interface, as well as improvements to its desktop applications and developer API, the company announced on Tuesday.

  • News: HP aims three-part effort at network virtualization

    Hewlett-Packard is readying three new software capabilities that are designed to help enterprises pool their computing and storage resources across a network.

  • News: Violin to bring deduplication, replication, other tools to all-flash storage arrays

    Violin Memory plans to add deduplication, thin provisioning, snapshots and other features in a software update for its all-flash storage arrays, in a bid to match some key features that enterprises are used to getting in disk-based platforms.

  • Buying Advice: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB hard disk review: extremely fast 7200 rpm hard drive

    The performance of the Barracuda 7200.14 is simply outstanding. It belongs to the fastest 7200rpm hard drives that are currently available. Not only that, the disk is also more affordable than the high-end 7200rpm 2TB drives from other brands.

  • News: IBM claims spintronics memory breakthrough

    In a paper to be published in the scientific journal Nature this week, IBM researchers claim to have had a huge breakthrough in spintronics, a technology that could significantly boost capacity and lower power use over today's memory and storage devices.

  • News: Choose the Right Graphics Card: 2012 Edition

    Modern graphics cards are intimidating, hulking beasts in a world of increasingly tiny PC components. Most of them are double-wide, occupying two expansion-slot spaces, even though they use only a single physical slot. Many require two power connectors and beefier-than-average power supplies. Their primary audience appears to be serious PC gamers, who use an arcane jargon of their own: frame rates, VSync, antialiasing.

  • News: Samsung details next-generation Exynos processor for smartphones and tablets

    Samsung has shared more details about its next-generation Exynos 5 Dual dual-core mobile processor, which will be two times faster than comparable Exynos chips currently used in the company's smartphones and tablets.

  • News: Livedrive releases Chromebook app for cloud storage

    Cloud storage provider Livedrive introduced an app for Google's Chromebook on Thursday that is designed to give Livedrive customers access to their files stored online, which can total as much as 5TB.



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