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Your average SSD fits in a laptop friendly 2.5-inch slot and does so meekly, not calling too much attention to itself. RunCore's next SSD powerhouse, however, is a little more bodacious. It takes up a desktop standard 3.5-inch slot and is said to rely on "substantial" sized PCBs on both sides of it...

December 10th 2010 at 12:31pm 0 Comments
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As the old Chinese proverb says: "Time flies like an arrow." Just like that, today -- coincidentally the 27th -- marks the one year anniversary of my Core i7 27-inch iMac. No words can express the satisfaction of having such sheer screen estate and computing power all encased in one gorgeous body,...

November 27th 2010 at 6:36pm 0 Comments
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What's after ludicrous speed? If you ask OCZ, the answer is HSDL speed, which is the company's new interface idea for bypassing the bandwidth limitations of standard SATA/SAS interconnects. Using a high-quality SAS cable to hook up its new Ibis drive to a PCI Express host card, OCZ has managed to d...

September 29th 2010 at 8:22am 0 Comments
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We know you like SandForce's ludicrous speed SSD controllers, but how much do you know about these enterprise-class chips really? If your answer is anything short of "everything," you'll have to give Tech Report's writeup a read, where the guys get down and technical with Corsair's latest SandForce...

June 22nd 2010 at 9:28am 0 Comments
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That controversial SandForce SF-1200 controller sure has been poking its head out an awful lot lately, and yet again we're watching it steal the show in another new SSD. Mushkin, a mainstay in the high-end RAM industry, has just outed a new solid state drive meant to compete with those already spla...

May 12th 2010 at 9:42am 0 Comments
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For the past nine months, Intel's X25-M G2 has been the solid state drive to beat, and manufacture as it might, rival OCZ hasn't been able to mass produce a SSD capable of matching its fantastic all-around performance. The original Vertex 2 Pro might have done the trick, but the company scrapped it...

April 10th 2010 at 8:32am 0 Comments