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Intel SSD DC P4600 NVMe PCIe Review
     Sun, Feb 18 2018 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last year, Intel updated its line-up of NVMe, PCI Express-based solid state drives, for cloud and data center applications, with a couple of different models tuned for different workloads. The Intel SSD DC P4600 we will be showing you here was among those drives. It features a fourth-generation Intel controller and performance-optimized firmware, along with 3D TLC NAND flash memory (384Gb per die). If you remember, the DC P3700 we looked at a few years back had an 18-channel controller and MLC NAND, so the P4600 may sound like a downgrade in some respects, but as you’ll see a little later, performance is still strong with this newer drive relative to its predecessor...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Micron Enterprise 64-layer 3D NAND SATA SSD
     Sun, Feb 18 2018 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU) today launched the Micron® 5200 series of SATA solid state drives (SSDs), maintaining industry-leading performance, consistency, capacity, reliability, and overall infrastructure value. Built on Micron’s new industry-leading 64-layer 3D NAND technology, the Micron 5200 series of SSDs offers a cost-optimized SATA platform for business-critical virtualized workloads that cripple on a hard drive, such as OLTP, BI/DSS, VDI, block/object and media streaming.

Leveraging the proven architecture, performance and capacity of the well-regarded 5100 SATA SSDs, the Micron 5200 series is engineered to deliver a fast, easy and cost-effective enterprise storage solution to replace existing hard drives and legacy SSDs. Micron 5200 SSDs immediately deliver better total cost of ownership and improve data center efficiency through server and storage platform consolidation, reducing IT costs and simplifying infrastructure and maintenance. Now it is easier than ever before for enterprises to add more flash into the data center and get more out of server deployments.

As the first SATA enterprise SSD available with 64-layer 3D NAND technology, the Micron 5200 SSDs deliver improved densities, throughput, consistency, and power efficiency — all at a better value. The quality of an SSD depends on the NAND it’s built on, and the Micron 5200 series of SSDs is engineered to deliver improved reliability with the industry’s lowest annualized drive failure rate for SATA enterprise SSDs according to data sheet specifications, offering better value with Micron’s known silicon-to-system quality advantage.

“Micron 5200 SSDs unleash market-leading performance, capacity and reliability, paired with a rich feature set and unprecedented flexibility, adding up to the ideal storage solution for business-critical workloads,” said Micron Storage Business Unit Vice President and General Manager Derek Dicker. “We simplified the server qualification process by leveraging the same foundational architecture that’s currently available on Micron SATA SSDs. Customers can trust the same proven controller and firmware design while taking advantage of advanced flash media for better performance, quality of service, and value.”

“Today’s business-critical, virtualized workloads simply cannot run at peak, consistent performance on yesterday’s technology,” said Dedicated Computing Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing Dave Guzzi. “Customers need advanced storage technology to achieve better performance and reliability — and a lower total cost of ownership. Fortunately, Micron offers all this along with the ease of a common platform that leverages the same proven controller and firmware design as previous SSD generations.”

“It says a lot that Micron chose to release its next-generation SSD based on the architecture of its prior generation while only changing the NAND from 32-layer to 64-layer technology,” said Jim Handy of Objective Analysis. “This shows that the company and its customers are pleased with the performance and reliability of the earlier 5100 series and are open to migrating to a new flash technology in a way that minimizes requalification costs.”

Built on Micron’s industry-leading 64-layer 3D NAND technology for enterprise SATA SSDs, the Micron 5200 series of SSDs accelerates applications that need faster, more consistent performance, while offering overall infrastructure value and quality of service (QoS) at an improved total cost of ownership. Optimized for latency-sensitive, read-intensive workloads, these new SATA SSDs minimize storage bottlenecks with faster, predictable performance, making the move from hard drives to SSDs easier than ever before.

The Micron 5200 series of SSDs offers varying levels of performance and endurance to meet the diverse needs of low-latency, read-intensive workloads. Visit the Micron 5200 series SSD product flyer for additional information on the feature and function advantages. Micron 5200 SSDs are designed to replace 10K RPM hard drives and help IT managers deliver better performance and capacity – all while using less power. As an example, in an OLTP workload environment, a single Micron SSD allows you to get 3X more IOPS performance than an entire rack of 24 10K RPM hard drives.

cron 5200 SSDs are available now for OEM qualification and for purchase through distributors, such as ASI, Avnet, CDW, Ingram, Microland, WPG-Americas, Synnex and others. For more information, visit https://www.micron.com/products/solid-state-storage/product-lines/5200#.

  FULL STORY @ MICRON

Tt eSPORTS Nemesis Switch RGB Mouse Review
     Sun, Feb 18 2018 | 9:01A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has been some time since we have seen an affordable gaming mice for FPS/RTS/MOBA/MMO games. With the Nemesis Switch RGB from Tt eSPORTS, it features a patented key switch system for customization to enhance gaming experience. A total of 12 side buttons are present, with eight being the most a user can have at one time. At the heart of the mouse lies the PixArt 3360 optical sensor, which is one of the best gaming grade optical sensors at the time of this review. On top of that, the mouse comes in at a surprisingly affordable price. In this article, Benchmark Reviews will be taking a look at the Nemesis Switch RGB optical gaming mouse.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

Crucial BX300 480GB SSD Review
     Sun, Feb 18 2018 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are looking for a budget 2.5-inch SATA SSD you’ll quickly find that many are using TLC NAND Flash memory. TLC NAND has come a long way in recent years, but after a number of poorly implemented solutions have come to market it has some enthusiasts avoiding them. The Crucial BX300 series was launched in August 2017 as a budget drive that uses 3D MLC NAND with SLC caching! Read on to see how it performs when we put it to the test!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Fractal Design Define R6
     Sat, Feb 17 2018 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fractal Design is launching their updated flagship chassis, the Define R6 today. With the sixth generation of the case, things have changed considerably and Fractal Design has one again managed to come up with some nice features to set itself apart from the competition with the R6.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Lenovo Yoga 920 2-in-1 Laptop Review
     Sat, Feb 17 2018 | 9:02A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a 14" foldable display, an 8th-gen Core i7 CPU, and a premium-looking design, the new Lenovo Yoga 920 is aimed at business professionals who want a sleek laptop that is a solid companion on the go and for use in the board room, too.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Silicon Power Mobile C50 Triple-Interface USB 3.1 Flash Drive
     Sat, Feb 17 2018 | 9:01A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Even if the Mobile C50 does have only a length of 41.7mm, a width of 15mm and a height of 7mm, Silicon Power has succeeded to provide no less than three USB interfaces with it, so it’s compatible along a large number of devices. Its chassis is made of TPU and the product is available in 32GB, 64G and 128GB capacities."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

 
Samsung SSD 860 Pro Review: Fast, Reliable SATA Solid State
     Sat, Feb 17 2018 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Bleeding-edge NVMe solid state drives are a hot commodity in the enthusiast space and the premium laptop market, but there are still billions of legacy SATA ports out there just waiting to be attached to fast, reliable solid sold state storage. To that end, Samsung is delivering some band new SATA-based solid state drives today using the company’s latest 64-layer 3D V-NAND flash memory and a new controller – the Samsung SSD 860 PRO and 860 EVO Series drives. We’ve got a 2TB Samsung SSD 860 Pro in-house and have put it through its paces alongside some other recently-released SATA-based solid state drives.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Samsung's latest top-shelf SATA drive
     Fri, Feb 16 2018 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung's latest top-shelf SATA drive has arrived to put the aged 850 Pro out to pasture. Join us as we see what changes the past few years have effected for the high-performance SATA SSD with Samsung's brand-new 860 Pro in its 1-TB flavor.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Samsung 860 Pro 1TB SATA III SSD Review
     Fri, Feb 16 2018 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung hits the ground running with 64-layer 2-bit VNAND goodness, producing the fastest SATA SSD we've ever tested."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Intel SSD 760p Solid State Drive Review
     Fri, Feb 16 2018 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel is refreshing its mainstream NVMe-based solid state storage line-up with a brand new SSD targeting mobile and desktop platforms, that has much higher performance but lower power than its predecessors. The Intel SSD 760P series of solid state drives being introduced today combine the latest Intel 3D NAND with a third-party controller, and some custom firmware, to increase performance versus previous-gen offerings but also bring NVMe SSD pricing closer to SATA.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Define R6 marks the sixth generation of the Define series
     Fri, Feb 16 2018 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The performance of the Define R6 is in keeping with previous efforts from Fractal Design, with impressively low noise levels and very good temperatures as well. Fractal Design doesn’t just have a winner with the Define R6, they have one of the best overall ATX cases on the market right now. Is it perfect? Well, I could complain about a couple of things, such as the HDD trays (I like the type that slide in), and I would always want a little more space behind the motherboard for cables - but no case really is perfect. This one comes very close, however. Highly recommended!"
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

AMD Vega 8 Graphics Performance On Linux With The Ryzen 3 2200G
     Thu, Feb 15 2018 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Yesterday I posted the initial Ryzen 5 2400G Vega 11 Linux graphics benchmarks while for your viewing please today -- as well as this morning's 21-way Intel/AMD CPU Linux comparison that featured these new Raven Ridge APUs -- the results now completed are initial OpenGL and Vulkan performance figures for the Vega 8 graphics found on the Ryzen 3 2200G."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Beyerdynamic MMX 300 Professional Gaming Headset 2nd Gen Review
     Thu, Feb 15 2018 | 3:56P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Bridging the gap between a gaming headphone and an audiophile headphone is a daunting challenge. Beyerdynamic has shown with the MMX 300 gaming headset you can get a headset that confidently handles both gaming and audio like a pro.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREASYLUM

AMD Raven Ridge Desktop APUs
     Thu, Feb 15 2018 | 3:56P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We can now share with you the full details and reviews of the AMD Raven Ridge desktop APUs. Introducing... the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G APUs!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Linux Gaming Benchmarks
     Thu, Feb 15 2018 | 3:55P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

Here are our initial performance figures for the Vega graphics
found on the newly-released Ryzen 5 2400G "Raven Ridge" APU under Linux
and testing both OpenGL and Vulkan graphics benchmarks. CPU tests as
well as benchmarks of the Ryzen 3 2200G under Linux are forthcoming on
Phoronix."

  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

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