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Best MicroSD Memory Card Review Roundup – 2015 Update

12 MicroSD (MicroSDHC/MicroSDXC) Cards Tested Back in late 2012, we rounded up a total of thirteen memory cards from a number of memory card vendors and put them to the test in both synthetic and real world applications. At th...



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SanDisk Posts Net Growth in 2014 Despite Q4 Setbacks

SanDisk recently announced Q4 and fiscal 2014 earnings, and they had some good news and some not-so-good news to share. So the good news. It’s good to be in the flash industry. SanDisk reported a record $6.63 billion in...



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AMD Reports $403 Million Net Loss, Plans Increase in R&D Spending in 2015

Without a doubt, 2014 was a tough year for AMD. Although the company managed a 4% increase in revenue to $551 billion, the company reported a net loss of $403 million for the year thanks to a $364 million net loss reported ...



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Microsoft Windows 10 Free for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 Users

Microsoft’s Executive VP of Operating Systems, Terry Myerson, kicked off their Windows 10 event this morning with a bang, confirming that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for not only Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users, bu...



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JMicron Secures SSD Controller Orders from Western Digital

Taiwanese publication Commercial Times recently reported that storage controller supplier JMicron Technology recently secured SSD controller orders from Western Digital (WD), indicating that WD’s prototype 4TB “...



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Review: Samsung Portable SSD T1 500GB

Ultrafast External Storage at Under 1 Ounce Let’s face it. External hard drives kind of suck. They’re slow, they’re heavy (even the portable ones), and one drop no matter how minor may result in complete dat...



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Review: Plextor M6e Black Edition 256GB PCIe SSD

Plextor M6e, Now Back in Black Last year, we had the pleasure of checking out Plextor’s M6e SSD which was one of the first PCIe SSDs on the market using the M.2 form factor. At the time we were fairly impressed with the d...



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CES 2015: Syber Vapor SLIM Prototype, Vapor Stream Prototype

Several weeks ago, we had the opportunity to review the Syber Vapor Xtreme, a new PC gaming console from CyberPowerPC’s newest sub-brand, Syber. Since we were fairly impressed with what Syber had done with their first P...



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CES 2015: OCZ Displays Vector 180 Series SSD, Z-Drive 6000 NVMe SSD

While OCZ’s biggest focus for CES 2015 was their upcoming JetExpress SSD controller, OCZ also took the opportunity to talk to us about their new OCZ Vector 180 consumer SSD and the OCZ Z-Drive 6000 enterprise SSD. The O...



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Preliminary Injunction Halts Sale of SanDisk ULLtraDIMM SSDs, IBM eXFlash Modules

A federal court in Northern California recently granted a preliminary injunction stopping the sale of SSD controllers sold by Canadian chipmaker, Diablo Technologies. The Diablo Technologies’ SSD controllers in question...