Category: hardware

INTEL 660P M.2 SSD

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The Intel 660p M.2 SSD replace the earlier 600 series SSD. MSRP are $99 for 512GB, $199 for 1TB and $399 for 2TB. M.2 2280 form factor 512MB, 1024MB, 2048MB PCI Express 3.0 x4 64-layer QLC logic design SMI controller 1800 MB/s read/write 100 TBW endurance per 512 GB over 1.6 million hour MTBF end …

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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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LENOVO IDEAPAD 330

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The Lenovo Ideapad 330 and 330S are the new laptops that features the Intel Cannon Lake 10nm i3 processor. As we have reported earlier, Intel has had yield problems with 10nm devices This machine sells for $400 and up depending on the options. The best model is well over $1200. The 330 is available with …

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GIGABYTE UD PRO SSD 256GB & 512GB

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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: so far Form Factor: 2.5-inch internal SSD SATA …

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SSD MAINTENANCE

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SSD drives are increasingly popular for PC gaming boxes. With the recent move to motherboard mounted SSD drives, Windows is now faster to boot and games load faster. SSD drives need some minor maintenance. The disk optimizer in Windows 10 can TRIM SSD drives properly which is one of the many reasons to upgrade immediately, …

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INTEL OPTANE 905P

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Intel has a new model of their Optane phase change storage unit available. The 905P is based on NVMe PCI 3.0 x4 host interface, and available in two form factors – HHHL add-in card with LED light (960GB), and 2.5″ U.2 with heatsink on housing (480GB). The storage capacity is double the previous 900P series. …

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QLC SSD CHIPS MARKET HEATING UP

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The new quad level cell (QLC) NAND provides a new 33% improvement in capacity at the expense of write endurance, Thee chips are better suited for secondary storage which does not change often such as with most games (DOTA 2 notwithstanding). Toshiba, Intel and Micron all have been all developing QLC NAND mostly as …

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SAMSUNG 970 SSD SERIES

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Samsung has revamped their M.2 SSD drives with the new 970 series. The Samsung 970 EVO and PRO delivers breakthrough speeds, best-in-class reliability, and a broad range of capacity options up to 2TB (M.2 2280).   The latest V-NAND, new Phoenix controller, and Intelligent TurboWrite technology enhance high-end gaming. M.2 2280 NVMe 64-layer TLC NAND 3500 …

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