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Last month, we reported that some Samsung 840 EVO SSDs are still experiencing slow read speeds with old data. The issue was supposedly fixed with a firmware update issued in October, but some patched drives continue to exhibit the problem, including one of our own. Late Friday afternoon, Samsung...
For years, we've been testing storage performance on a pair of P67 motherboards equipped with Sandy Bridge processors. The machines have served us well, but we're in the process of phasing them out in favor of all-new hardware and updated tests. This is the beautiful beast that's been running...
Another week, another lame introductory sentence for our bulleted list of sweet PC hardware deals. Forget Chromebooks. Staples is selling Asus' 11.6" X205TA netbook for only $149.99 right now. The Win8.1 system has a quad-core Bay Trail processor, a 1366x768 display, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage...
Samsung's has developed a new line of eMMC solutions that promises to accelerate the storage performance of next-gen mobile devices. The fingernail-sized memory cards are basically self-contained SSDs, and according to Samsung VP of Memory Marketing Jim Elliot, they're the first based on the latest...
Blades, converged infrastructure businesses combined.
The latest threat report from Kaspersky suggests hard drives may have been spying on us for more than a decade. Infiltrating storage devices is just one component of the Equation Group, a "threat actor that surpasses anything known in terms of complexity and sophistication of techniques." The...
Last week's deals post was entirely devoid of SSDs—but this week's isn't. Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB is on sale at Newegg for only $399.99 without any rebates, coupon codes, or other hoops to jump through. That's $100 off the initial asking price, which is a sweet deal given the drive's...
Fresh from Amcom buyout, opens wallet.
Co-lo facility at old Fairfax print site hits the skids.
According to internal memo.
Converged infrastructure has NSX software-defined networking baked in.
After NetApp acquired SteelStore business, Brocade is next in line.
This week's deals post is all over the place, so let's get straight to the bulleted list: HP's Stream 7 Win8.1 tablet is on sale at the Microsoft store for only $79. As Slickdeals notes, you can also knock 5% off the total by texting MSSTORE to number 29502....
Also hunting for acquisitions.
Five-year deal with Electoral Commission.
Samsung has developed a fingernail-sized device with enough memory and storage for high-end smartphones. This ePoP, or embedded package on package, combines 3GB of LPDDR3-1866 memory with 32GB of eMMC storage. Those components are typically separate, but Samsung has squeezed them into a 15 x 15 x 1...
For more than a year, online backup provider Backblaze has been releasing reliability stats on the tens of thousands of mechanical hard drives in its storage clusters. Although that environment isn't entirely representative of what drives will encounter inside a typical PC, the reports have been...
For years, the PCI Express connectivity in Intel's core-logic chipsets has been limited to Gen2 speeds. Now, a new leak suggests the next generation is due for a Gen3 upgrade with a lot more lanes. Official-looking slides published by VR-Zone Chinese outline the specifications for Intel's upcoming...
Big-screen TVs seem to be the deal du jour ahead of Superbowl Sunday, but there are some nice bargains on PC hardware, too. Here's what caught my eye this morning: AMD's Radeon R9 290X graphics card is discounted all over the place. The best deal I've seen (thanks to Slickdeals)...
Do boring-looking storage devices get your goat? Then it behooves you to check out Silicon Power's new Unique 550, which is themed after the Chinese New Year: No, Silicon Power isn't kidding. Just read the company's pitch—it'll make you go doe-eyed: Featuring an adorable...
Consumer SSDs aren't the only ones that get periodic NAND updates. Intel has also refreshed some of its server-grade drives. The new DC S3710 and S3610 Series both employ a high-endurance variant of Intel's own 20-nm MLC NAND. As its name implies, the...
Solid-state drives will get a whole lot cheaper in the second half of this year. That's according to CK Chang, General Manager at Taiwanese digital storage firm Apacer. Speaking to DigiTimes this week, Chang said he expects 256GB SSDs to fall below $70 in that time frame, with 128GB...
Online backup provider Backblaze made headlines last year with a reliability study based on over 25,000 mechanical drives. Unlike previous publications in this vein, the report listed failure rates for specific makes and models. The data confirmed a lot of the anecdotal evidence that suggested...
IDC says space will still grow, thanks to mega centres.
True cost of cloud can be "underestimated and miscalculated".
This week's deals post is brought to you by the letter A, because it fits with our first item—and because I've run out of other clever ways to introduce our weekly run-down of discounted PC hardware. TigerDirect is selling AMD's FX-8310 processor for only $89.99 after a $25 mail-in rebate....
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We interrupt this week's deluge of CES stories for a look at some of the best PC hardware deals available right now. IPS monitors typically carry a premium, but not this one. Acer's 21.5" G7 Series G227HQLbi is on sale for only $99.99 at Newegg. The display has a 1080p...

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