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AMD Radeon R7 SSD: Australian Review

AMD is getting into the SSD game. Its Radeon SSDs join Radeon graphics cards, RAM and AMD’s own performance and mainstream CPUs and APUs, making it possible to build an all-AMD scratch-built PC. The new mid-range Radeon R7 SSDs are aimed at the mainstream gamer — one without a huge amount of cash to throw away, but just enough to upgrade to new components on a semi-regular basis.


AMD's New Radeon SSDs Appeal To The Average Gamer

Mirroring the arguments over Xbox versus PlayStation, Mac versus PC, and Coke versus Pepsi, PC gamers have their own perpetual debate: AMD or Intel? (And, by extension, Radeon versus GeForce.) If you come down on the AMD side of things, you’ll soon be able to kit your gaming PC out with a new branded component: AMD is getting into the SSD game.


Crucial MX100: Australian Review

Switching your PC or laptop’s hard drive from a traditional spinning disk to an SSD massively improves its responsiveness, but you don’t have to splash your cash on the absolute best of the best to get there. Crucial’s MX100 SSD services the mainstream PC upgrader that wants the speed of an SSD, but doesn’t want to spend an excessive amount of money to get there.


Samsung 850 Pro SSD: Australian Review

Buying an SSD can massively increase the speed of your PC, improving boot times, program loading speed and slashing power consumption. But what makes one solid-state drive different to another? All the changes you can’t see. Samsung’s new 850 Pro makes some significant behind-the-scenes upgrades to become the SSD you should buy today.


Samsung's New 850 Pro SSD Uses The World's First 3D Flash Memory

If you like fast PCs, have we got some news for you. Samsung has a new SSD — the 850 Pro — that promises the lowest ever power consumption, some of the fastest speeds, and a novel flash cell design that’ll have competitors scrambling.


Crucial M550 SSD: Australian Review

If you want to speed up your desktop PC or notebook, one of the best and most cost-effective upgrades you can make is to buy a solid-state drive to replace its internal hard drive. SSDs offer a quantum leap in performance and transfer speeds, and have steadily been dropping in price since they started becoming popular in the late 2000s. The Crucial M550 is a new mainstream SSD that aims to offer good value, excellent performance levels, and enough space to make switching from a spinning disk easy.


Recycle Your Old MicroSD Cards Into An SSD Drive

Instead of giving your unwanted memory cards away to your parents, or putting them someplace safe where they’ll inevitably get lost, this easy-to-build kit lets you turn a bunch of unused microSD cards into a far more useful SSD drive.


Insane Blasts Of Heat Could Make Flash Memory Live Longer Than Ever

Flash memory is fast, it’s stable, but it’s not without its flaws. It has a tendency to wear out after too many write-erase cycles, for example. Now there’s a way to deal with that problem, and it could lead to self-healing NAND flash memory that could last for much, much longer than the stuff we have now.


Hot Flash The Secret To SSDs That Will Outlast The Universe

Heat is never a desired quality in consumer electronics. Running your chips at high temperatures reduces their life and when it gets to extremes, kills performance thanks to throttling. Not so when it comes to flash memory, where a lot of heat, applied for milliseconds at a time, can allow a NAND cell to survive 100 million write cycles without breaking a sweat.


How To Buy A Hard Drive: An Essential Guide

Do you need gigabytes or performance? Laptop upgrades or a screaming new gaming PC? We walk you through what you need to know to pick the right storage solution for your PC.


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