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Toshiba Announces OCZ RD400 Series of NVMe SSDs

Today, 10:56 AM

Storage technology keeps on changing every day it seems, with faster speeds and smaller sizes launching all the time. Toshiba has something new for us, with its OCZ RD400 NVMe PCIe SSD offering improved bandwidth and speed to desktop and notebook users alike. The RD400 makes use of the PCIe 3.0 x4 slot for some insane speeds, with 2,600MB/s read and 1,600MB/s write speeds, and 210,000 / 140,000 read/write IOPS. Those are about four and a half times faster than SATA SSDs, meaning the RD400 is a fine option for speed demons. The RD400 offers those speeds in either the PCIe adapter or in its M.2 2280 form factor, so you can take advantage of it in desktops or notebooks with or without the M.2 slot. Each RD400 SSD uses 15nm Toshiba MLC NAND flash, offering up to 592TB of data written to it.

The Toshiba OCZ RD400 NVMe PCIe SSD comes in 128, 256, 512GB, and 1TB capacities. Pricing comes in at $110 for the 128GB, $170 for the 256GB, $310 for the 512GB, and $740 for the 1TB, with the PCIe adaper versions adding $20 to each capacity. Each one comes with a five-year warranty. No release date was given other than soon, so keep an eye on your ®etailer of choice.

Source: Press Release and PC Gamer

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Corsair Unveils the Dominator Platinum ROG Edition Memory

Today, 10:26 AM

One of the leaders in memory, cases, power supplies, and most other components, Corsair has introduced a new addition to its range of DDR4 memory. The Corsair Dominator Platinum ROG Edition has been designed in collaboration with ASUS and its Republic of Gamers team, offering a unique style to easily match the ASUS ROG motherboards. This 16GB (4x4GB) kit features an aluminum heat sink with the ROG red and black color scheme, as well as integrated LED lighting to look right at home on a ROG motherboard. Each kit runs at 3200MHz, but when paired with an ASUS Z170 ROG motherboard (such as the MAXIMUS VIII line), a custom XMP 2.0 profile can be enabled to bump the speed to 3333MHz. Patented DHX cooling tech helps keep the sticks performing despite whatever overclock you do, whether it's just with the custom XMP 2.0 profile or something of your own making.

The Corsair Dominator Platinum ROG Edition RAM is available now for $189.99. It features a lifetime warranty to give you peace of mind for the life of the RAM.

Source: Press Release

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Hardware Roundup: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Edition

Today, 09:56 AM

A new day is here, bringing a few items along the way to help get you through the day. We have a review on the Toshiba OCZ RD400 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, capable of fitting in an M.2 slot or in a PCIe slot with an available adapter to give you a couple different ways to expand your system storage. For some audio needs, the SteelSeries Siberia 350 Headset, with its 50mm drivers and DTS Headphone X tech, might just be the ticket. Ending things for today is the Shuttle XPC Cube Barebone SZ170R8, a compact kit that can still fit a ton of hardware inside for a powerful build.

Storage/Hard Drives
Toshiba OCZ RD400 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD @ PC Perspective

SteelSeries Siberia 350 Headset @ Benchmark Reviews

Shuttle XPC Cube Barebone SZ170R8 @ Madshrimps

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Hardware Roundup: Monday, May 23, 2016, Edition

Yesterday, 08:32 AM

Monday is here, bringing in another week and a couple of items for you to check out. We have a look a the Thermaltake Core X31 case, a mid tower model that still has plenty of room inside for a ton of gear, including two 360mm radiators. Our other item for the day looks at DDR4 memory speeds and if there is a benefit to running sticks at 4000MHz and higher. It gets expensive to get sticks that high, but there may be something to it if you go that route.

Thermaltake Core X31 @ ThinkComputers

DDR4 Memory at 4000 MHz, Does It Make a Difference? @ TechSpot

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Hardware Roundup: Friday, May 20, 2016, Edition

20 May 2016 - 10:26 AM

The end of the week is here, bringing with it several items to get the weekend going. We have a review of the GIGABYTE X99P-SLI motherboard, supporting new things like USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3, while also featuring metal reinforced PCIe x16 slots to keep your video card safe. There is a look at the Thecus 2-bay N2810 4K NAS, which can store your data and display content at 4K over HDMI. We have a second article exploring SeeMeCNC and the Eris printer to see if it's the best 3D printer for you. Another article examines the Dark Web, the deep web, and what kind of hidden things you can access and discover there. Ending things for today is a new case mod that is a nice tribute to the classic game Space Invaders.

GIGABYTE X99P-SLI @ PC Perspective

Storage/Hard Drives
Thecus 2-bay N2810 4K NAS @ Madshrimps

SeeMeCNC Eris @ LanOC Reviews
The Dark Web: A quick guide to exploring the hidden Internet @ TechSpot
Case Mod Friday: Digital Invasion @ ThinkComputers

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