First SATA 6G Marvell SSD Tested

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While it looks like any other SSD, this Marvell-branded casing hides the first-of-its-kind performance of an SSD optimized for SATA 6G speeds. There are some important caveats to mention with this drive. * Marvell is NOT going to… Go To Full Article

USB 3.0 Performance Preview

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Currently we have three USB 3.0 equipped motherboards in our possession. The Gigabyte X58A-UD7 that we showed you here earlier this week. We have also taken delivery on a Gigabyte P55A-UD6 motherboard that has USB 3.0. Both of these motherboards… Go To Full Article

Most Bad-*** Hard Drive On The Planet?

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Hard drives gone bad don’t always have to end up in the trash. Miguel Rivera, a systems administrator, took a pile of used drives, gutted some and turned them into beautiful sculptures. Go To Full Article

Western Digital introduces 'Advanced Format' - Up To 10% More Usable HDD Space

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This is a new format method they will be incorporating into their various drive lines. Advanced Format represents a new way for their drives to handle data internally. Instead of each individual sector having its own Sync/header and ECC, the… Go To Full Article

Asustek Set to Withdraw from Mainboards Manufacturing?

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Asustek Computer, the world’s largest maker of mainboards, has decided to completely spin off its mainboards and graphics cards manufacturing arm Pegatron Technologies, the company said this week. The move will allow Asus to become more competitive in terms of… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA supplies 80% of all graphics circuits for Intel Calpella

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NVIDIA is said to have landed 80 percent of the design contracts that were out for bidding. In short this means that the majority of computers using the Calpella platform and discrete graphics circuits, I.e. where the integrated Intel GPU… Go To Full Article

Official Microsoft Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

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When you purchase Windows 7 from Microsoft Store, you have the option to download an ISO file or compressed files. The Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool allows you to create a copy of your Windows 7 ISO file on a… Go To Full Article

Intel releases Turbo Boost monitoring gadget

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The installer is an 18MB download, and it places the monitoring tool along with other gadgets in Windows' Gadget Gallery. As you'd expect, the Turbo Boost Technology Monitor will show up in the sidebar if you're running Vista and on… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Internals Revealed

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Intel Turbo-Charges Transistors with New Materials

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Intel Corp. this week said that it had reached a milestone in its quest to make transistors switch ever faster while using less energy, by integrating a high-k gate with a compound semiconductor transistor. Details were presented this week at… Go To Full Article

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