We test AMCC/3Ware, Areca and LSI Logic enterprise-grade RAID controllers for entry-level applications.
It arrived later than expected, but it is also better than expected. Check out Samsung's new hard drive family, the Spinpoint F1, which is poised to take the pole position. Is it fast enough to win?
While the storage market is in motion thanks to Flash SSDs and Hybrid HDDs, Hitachi's new top models show that there has also been great progress in the conventional 2.5" drive space.
SSD drives are coming, but RAM drives are the real thing for true enthusiasts. These things are super fast. We compare the new HyperOS RAM drive to SanDisk's SSD drive.
AMD and Intel stress idle and max power use by their processors and platforms. To tell the whole story, we look at how much power typical systems consume over time, under different workloads.
The second part of this article series deals with the differences between single and dual channel memory, and the performance benefits of using RAID with two or even four hard drives.
Terabyte drives from Samsung and Seagate have been delayed, but WD just released a new 1,000 GB hard drive called the Caviar GP. It's no performance champion, but it's probably the most efficient desktop hard drive ever.
Server hard drives are migrating from 3.5" to the faster and more-efficient 2.5" form factor. But what's the performance difference between 15k and 10k RPM in the SAS space?
Formula, LANParty and Mars: these are Asus, DFI and Foxconn's newest and baddest P35-chipset gaming motherboards. All of them are packed with features, but which one rocks the boat?
Want plenty of power for very little money? Here's a CPU with an overclocking margin of 80% that can beat a Core 2 Duo E6750 for a fraction of its cost!
Last year we assembled an entry-level gaming PC for around $500. It did the job well. Our new machine, with AMD and Intel CPU options, doubles the performance of its predecessor.
Corsair and OCZ are the first to offer DDR3-1800 DIMMs, with both doing battle for your performance-minded dollars. Which is the better product for the uber enthusiast?
Next-generation platforms are a year away. Upgrading certain components can help a two-year old system remain viable until then.
Performance still is the most-important factor, but energy efficiency is getting more attention when it comes to component decisions. We scan low-power options that are available.
Forget about boosting storage capacity with old-fashioned hard drives. External devices are the way to go. We look at four 500 GB products from LaCie, Western Digital and Wiebetech.
SanDisk's SSD5000 shows that flash-based drives really do offer superior performance, while consuming less power. Still, there are some drawbacks.
Storage vendors are unifying professional and semi-professional RAID controllers by supporting both SAS and SATA. We look at a set of products and their performance.