Category: hardware

SEAGATE 16GB HAMR DISKS

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Seagate has finally shipped their first 16TB HAMR disks for general data center use. The new HAMR technology has been under development for a very long time. Now Seagate has developed it enough that concerns over the plates being damaged seem to be mitigated enough for general use. Hard disk plates are now mostly made …

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AMD 2990WX VS INTEL I9-9900K

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We have seen many articles about AMD’s flagship CPU vs Intel’s flagship CPU we felt was time to clarify some things most never consider. This article is very cynical for reason. The AMD 2990WX is a large die that is segmented into 4 pieces. Each piece is interconnected by a fast bus but it does …

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SURFACE PRO 4 PATCH

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We have noticed Microsoft has released a BIOS for the Surface Pro 4. Immediately more reports are coming in that it did not fix the touch screen problems. Recall we reported the problems earlier and the forum posts have since become flooded with hundreds of posts. We are speculating again that a corrupt Windows …

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INTEL MOVES 3DXP TO DDR4 SOCKETS

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Intel has been redesigning their 3D Xpoint memory product to be able to install it in corporate servers with DDR4 sockets. The new design is almost as fast as DRAM and it is persistent like SSD and hard disks. This move will change the paradigm of the PC for consumers as eventually this technology …

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AMD ATHLON 200GE PROCESSOR

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The AMD Athlon 200GE processor is the new Zen based logic for socket AM4. The MSRP is $55 for a boxed CPU and cooler. AMD Athlon delivers responsive, reliable computing for everyday users Radeon Vega 3 Graphics for smooth videos and gaming 2 Cores / 4 Processing Threads 4MB L3 cache 3 GCN graphics cores …

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SURFACE PRO 4 WOES

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We noticed a few posts on forums and it has become a serious problem almost overnight. With the loss of the stylus and touchscreen the Surface Pro 4 has become nothing more than overpriced laptop. Users are understandably upset. Somebody from Microsoft posted that they are aware of the issues and promised they would work …

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GIGABYTE SSD 120GB & 240GB

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Gigabyte is best known for its motherboard and graphics cards, but like so many PC component companies with diversified product portfolios, it’s now officially entered the SSD market as well. What’s unique, however, is that Gigabyte is the only top tier motherboard maker to expand into SSDs. Gigabyte has launched a couple of low cost …

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ADATA SU800 SATA SERIES NOW HAS 2TB MODEL

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ADATA SU800 series SSD drives are now available at up to 2TB in capacity, ADATA originally launched the SU800 series back in 2016 but now they have new capacity points to offer. The SU800 series are standard 2½” laptop size SSD drives. The SU800 are 7mm thick so they can fit most any machine. The …

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QNAP TS-332X NAS

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The QNAP TS-332X is a small 3 drive network attached storage unit for the home or small business, RAID 5 3x M.2 SATA ports 3x SATA III drive bays 10 gigabit SPF+ port, supporting 10GBASE-T Quad-core Cortex A57 CPU TS-332X-4G: 4GB DDR4 RAM, upgradable to 16GB TS-332X-2G: 2GB DDR4 RAM, upgradable to 16GB The TS-332X …

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I7-8086K CPU

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Intel has launched a new i7-8086K for the Coffee Lake Z270 motherboard. The CPU has 6 cores with hyperthreading and it has the 630 integrated graphics with 24 execution units. The unlocked CPU can reach 5 GHz with the turbo core and adequate cooling. The CPU was named for the 40th anniversary of the 8086 …

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