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Your Top Picks: Tom's Hardware Forums' Q4 2013 BestConfigs
Dec 1, 2013 - in Reviews
Have you ever come up with your own idea for a killer rig? Don't forget to tell us about it on the Tom's Hardware forums. The following ten setups were configured by forum members and chosen as winners in the Q4 2013 BestConfigs Poll.
Haswell And Richland Memory Scaling: Picking A 16 GB DDR3 Kit
Sep 15, 2013 - in Reviews
Graphics workloads love fast memory. But how much difference can a desktop-oriented kit have on gaming performance with Intel's HD Graphics 4600 or AMD's Radeon HD 8670D? We test six 16 GB kits, two all the way up to DDR3-2400 to find out.
Adata Launches the XPG V2 3100 Overclocking Memory
Aug 6, 2013 - in News
The XPG V2 3100 is the newest entrant into ADATA’s family of overclocking memory and aims to “bring ultimate performance to gamers using Intel’s 4th Generation processors.”
Adata DashDrive Air AE400 Review: Wi-Fi, Charger, And Card Reader
Jul 10, 2013 - in Reviews
Adata's DashDrive Air AE400 offers a lot of functionality in a small package. It’s a USB port, an SD memory card reader, a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices, and a 5000 mAh power bank able to charge your smartphone and tablet. How well does it work?
System Builder Marathon, Q2 2013: System Value Compared
Jun 25, 2013 - in Reviews
Our top three builders struggled to fit big performance into three tiny ITX-based platforms at three budget levels. Will the more expensive machines once again justify their higher prices through dramatically-improved performance? Read on for more.
ADATA Unveils the SX2000 1600 GB Solid State Drive
Jun 15, 2013 - in News
The ADATA SX2000 is an enterprise class SSD that offers 1600 GB of storage and read / write speeds of up to 1.8 GB/s.
ADATA Launches XPG V2 DDR3-2800 Memory Kits
May 30, 2013 - in News
Adata has announced two new memory kits, both running at 2800 MHz.
Six Low-Voltage Dual-Channel 8 GB Memory Kits, Overclocked
May 12, 2013 - in Reviews
We've abided by Intel's 1.55 V recommendation for two architectures and two die shrinks, yet most performance memory manufacturers ignore it. Recent problems with one of our builds raised the question, how far can we push RAM without killing CPUs?
Adata Releases XPG DDR3-2600 Gaming Memory
Apr 19, 2013 - in News
Adata has released its flagship gaming memory SKU, a 16 GB kit with two 2,600 MHz DDR3 DIMMs.
Adata Announces SX1000L Business-grade SSDs
Apr 3, 2013 - in News
Adata has announced two server grade SSDs.
ADATA Updates Firmware of SSDs With Sandforce 2200
Apr 2, 2013 - in News
Adata has released an update for a number of its SSDs which solves TRIM issues.
ADATA Launches Premier UHS-I Memory Cards
Mar 13, 2013 - in News
The new line-up of memory cards are designed "to economically meet the performance needs of the most commonly used portable electronics".
Round-Up: 10 mSATA SSDs From Adata, Crucial, Mushkin, And OCZ
Jan 6, 2013 - in Reviews
The first mSATA-based SSDs we reviewed wowed us with diminutive dimensions, but not as much with performance. Today's best efforts are a lot more like their desktop equivalents, though. We round up 10 models between 64 and 256 GB and nail down a winner.
Tom's Hardware's 2012 Gift Guide, Part 3: The Tech Toys
Dec 9, 2012 - in Picture Story
Ready for the final gift guide of the year? Part 3 includes the toys that didn't fit in our component or peripheral coverage. High-tech coffee maker to serve up your caffeine? Check. Web-enabled thermostat? Yup. Wi-Fi-controlled helicopters? We have two!
Tom's Hardware's 2012 Gift Guide, Part 2: For Gadget Geeks
Nov 28, 2012 - in Picture Story
Our annual holiday season gift guide continues! In Part 2, we focus on peripherals and portables. Whether you're looking for productivity, capacity, connectivity, or sheer, sexy awesomeness, we've got 17 amazing suggestions to make your season brighter.
Time To Upgrade: 10 SSDs Between 240 And 256 GB, Rounded Up
Nov 22, 2012 - in Reviews
Over the past year, we've seen the cost per gigabyte of solid-state storage drop in a major way. Once upon a time, we shopped for affordable 60 and 80 GB drives. Now we really want 256 GB drives in our desktops. Meet the last 10 models to land in our lab.
USB 3.0-Based 2.5" Hard Disks From Adata, Hitachi, And WD
Aug 30, 2012 - in Reviews
USB 3.0 allows external hard drives to realize their performance potential. Each of the three external USB 3.0-based 2.5” disks we're reviewing also excels in some other discipline. We study these specialties up close: speed, capacity, and durability.
ADATA Releases XPG Gaming v2.0 Series DDR3 8GB Kit
Jul 23, 2012 - in News
ADATA adds DDR3 2400G 8 GB dual-channel memory kit to its XPG Gaming v2.0 Series.
ADATA Releases XPG SX300, Premier Pro SP300 mSATA SSDs
Jun 20, 2012 - in News
ADATA announced the launch of the XPG SX300 and Premier Pro SP300 mSATA SSDs, which are geared towards users who wish to get the most out of recently released motherboards that have built-in mSATA sockets on PCs or laptops.
Adata Rebrands with New, Simple Naming Scheme
Jun 9, 2012 - in News
No more confusing, difficult to remember names.
Ten 60 GB SandForce-Based Boot Drives, Rounded-Up
Feb 29, 2012 - in Reviews
What makes one SandForce-based SSD different from the others that appear to be just like it? We round up 10 models with 60 GB of capacity to explore the effects of NAND interfaces. We also stumble across some interesting data related to full drives.
ADATA Launches New SandForce SSDs With More Capacity
Feb 28, 2012 - in News
ADATA has released three new SSDs to its lineup: XPG SX900, Premier Pro SP900, and Premier SP800
Best SSDs For The Money: November 2011
Nov 22, 2011 - in Reviews
Welcome to the sixth iteration of our highest-ranked SSDs at any given price point. We updated our recommendations to reflect the recent price drops on second-gen SandForce hardware. There are several good deals to be found for right about $200 bucks.
Round-Up: 15 microSDHC Cards, Benchmarked And Reviewed
Nov 9, 2011 - in Reviews
With rated write performance as high as 10 MB/s and capacities as high as 32 GB, there's plenty of choice in the microSDHC marketplace. Do the contenders actually hit their performance targets? Interestingly, some of them are actually quite a bit better!
Best SSDs For The Money: October 2011
Oct 13, 2011 - in Reviews
Welcome to the fifth iteration of our highest-ranked SSDs for any given budget. We updated our recommendations to reflect the recent price drops on second-gen SandForce hardware. There are several good deals to be found for right about $200 bucks.
ADATA Introduces XM13 mSATA Solid State Drives
Oct 11, 2011 - in News
ADATA Technology has launched the XM13 mSATA SSD based on the latest SandForce Controller.
System Builder Marathon, Sept. 2011: System Value Compared
Sep 25, 2011 - in Reviews
Big changes to a few components radically alter the performance profile of every machine in this quarter's competition. We’ve already seen how these changes affect the value of each machine, but how will they compare to each other?
System Builder Marathon, Sept. 2011: $2000 Performance PC
Sep 19, 2011 - in Reviews
Falling memory prices make it easier to spend our $2000 budget on the fastest available components. How much faster is a pair of GeForce GTX 580s than two Radeon HD 6970 cards? Noticeably. But is the value any more compelling? You're about to find out.
ADATA Doubles Down on SATA III With Value SSD
Sep 9, 2011 - in News
ADATA has introduced another budget-friendly SSD to the market with their announcement of the S510 SATA 6 Gb/s SSD to go along with the S511 SSD.
Seven 8 GB DDR3 Memory Kits For Your AMD A75 Motherboard
Sep 4, 2011 - in Reviews
Because integrated GPUs generally employ shared system memory, RAM performance has a significant effect on gaming frame rates. We're testing seven 8 GB DDR3 kits that manufacturers tell us are a perfect match for AMD’s mainstream Llano-based APUs.