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Intel Responds to Fragmentation with New X25-M Firmware

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The 8820 firmware has completely renewed my faith in the X25-M. The weak link has been eradicated, and I’m thoroughly impressed with the renewed performance it will bring to all M series drive users. I am also thoroughly pleased with… Go To Full Article

Intel firmware addresses X25-M, X18-M SSD slowdowns

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This update implements several continuous improvements and optimizations to the drive algorithms including a resolution for a performance issue first reported by the PC Perspective review website. Keep in mind that the risk of a typical PC user experiencing this… Go To Full Article

Businesses to hold off upgrading to Windows 7 until after 2010

@ 2009/04/13 read/post comments(2)
Even in its beta form, Windows 7 seems to be generating considerably more positive feedback than Windows Vista. However, a survey quoted by InformationWeek suggests the hype machine hasn't done much to woo enterprise users. Diamond Research… Go To Full Article

The Poor Man's Notebook Project

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The company I work for sells a forensic computer system that is built inside a full size pelican case. That gave me the idea for the first case computer I built which I called the Poor Mans Netbook even though… Go To Full Article

[M] HDD Upgrade Time: Acard ANS-9010 vs Gigabyte I-RAM vs SSD

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As an alternative to the slow platter-based hard drives there already a few ram disk-based solutions on the market. Acard recently designed their ram disk product, which allows users to use DDR2 memory as storage method. Today, we have a… Go To Full Article

Install Vista/7/XP/2003 from USB with WinSetupFromUSB

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What it can be used for adding to your USB stick/disk: multiple Windows XP/2kX sources in the same partition (up to 10). They have to be in the first partition of the disk! Existing folders ~BT and ~LS and… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Element S VK6000

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Overall the new Thermaltake Element S makes for an interesting new product line for Thermaltake aiming less at flash for gamers and more so rugged construction, excellent expandability and cooling, and a refined design that doesn't shout gamer. If you're… Go To Full Article

Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, Jetway AM3 Motherboards Compared

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These motherboards span a $70 range between $110 and $180. That's the meat of the mid-range market and probably most of the high end, at least for Socket AM3 processors. The GA-MA790FXT-UD5P and the MSI 790FX-GD70 may sell for less… Go To Full Article

In Win Gundam Case

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For those of us out there who watch anime know, many of the best animes out there deal with the future of combat: the mobile suit, the mecha, the Gundam. Someone over at In Win Development Inc. must have also… Go To Full Article

MSI 790GX-G65 Motherboard Review

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AMD's launch of the AM3 platform is an interesting one from many angles. For the new computer owner the move to DDR3 memory is pretty clear as fewer and fewer motherboards with DDR2 memory support are hitting the market today… Go To Full Article

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