SSDs

PCIe 4.0: Everything you need to know, from specs to compatibility to caveats

AMD’s new Ryzen platform ushers in the first big changes to PCIe since 2010. Come July, AMD gets to hoist the trophy in the race

AZZA’s E-Sports Table is a $2k glass desk you can build a PC in

Luxury PC accessory maker AZZA appears to have taken the notion of ‘desktop gaming’ to a very, very literal conclusion with its E-Sports Table –

Intel’s 2nd-gen Optane Memory M15 upgrades storage performance speeds

Intel’s “2nd-gen” Optane Memory devices finally increase the number of PCIe lanes. Buried among 10th-gen Core laptop CPU news, Intel unexpectedly dropped an update to

AMD Navi Radeon RX5000 family announced: Prices incoming 10th of June

AMD has now officially announced the first Navi GPUs, Radeon RX5000, and we have a release month – July – but we’re still waiting on prices

Seagate IronWolf 110 2.5-inch SSD: Up to 4TB of NAS storage designed to last, but a lot of cash

With a TBW rating of nearly 2TB for every gigabyte of capacity, this drive is rated for the long haul While Intel’s Optane SSDs set

Alienware m17 (2019) Review

Alienware’s on a roll. After launching the game-changing Area 51-m, the company has launched the new m17 laptop. Priced at $3,999, this laptop is for gamers who

Intel Optane Memory H10 promises super fast SSDs in laptops, mini PCs

Intel may be best known for its CPUs but the company has also dabbled in other markets where its silicon prowess could be used. Although

Asus ROG G703GX Review

The Asus ROG G703GX is a tank with an RTX 2080 graphics chip. Can it possibly be worth more than £4,000? What is the Asus

NVMe SSDs: Everything you need to know about this insanely fast storage

The new wave of memory-based storage blows away the older generations. NVMe is no longer a nice-to-have storage technology. If you’re shopping for a new

Samsung 970 EVO Plus review: Samsung’s entry-level NVMe SSD is faster and cheaper

A firmware tweak improves performance, especially sustained throughput. Samsung’s 970 EVO has always been the fastest of the low-priced NVMe SSDs, and the company’s new

The most important thing to do if your Mac has a Fusion Drive: Back up your data

The Fusion Drive combines data on an SSD and hard drive, so the loss of either is a huge problem. SSDs (solid-state drives) offer extremely

Best Apple Laptops 2018

The MacBook lineup is now a mix of new and older laptops, with a variety of options for both professionals and casual users. The new MacBook Air packs

Seagate BarraCuda 250GB SSD Hands-on Review

Last month, we tested Seagate’s Fast SSD for those who want a fast storage solution on-the-go. This time we’re taking a look at the Seagate

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB review

The Samsung 850 EVO is the latest in its affordable line of performance SSDs and shows Samsung’s desire to push the solid state game along,

Adata HD830 2TB review

Traditional external hard disk drives have managed to carve a niche in the storage market and as margins get eroded, vendors have had to come

Western Digital Black NVMe 500GB SSD Review: Lightning Fast Drive

It’s one of the fastest SSDs in the market today If you want to turbocharge your PC or notebook’s loading and access speeds, you’ll definitely

SecureData SecureDrive BT 1TB review

When it comes to storing data, there are two schools of thought. Either do it locally (on a hard drive or local server) or store

Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 review: An ice-cold, whisper-silent beast of a graphics card

The powerful, massive Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 lets you choose between chilly temperatures or near-silent operation, outclassing the Nvidia Founders Edition in every way.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti review: Changing the game

These graphics cards are built for the future. What does that mean today? The GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti aren’t like any other

Seagate BarraCuda Pro 14TB review: Pushing the hard drive limits yet again

More space, faster sustained speeds… There’s nothing not to like about Seagate’s latest platter spinner. All about all we have to say about the Barracuda

Here’s every feature Apple might copy from the PC for the updated MacBook Air 13

When you’re a laptop that hasn’t been updated significantly since 2015, you have a lot of choices for upgrade features. The buzz continues to build

Acer Aspire 5 A515-51-58HD review: Optane memory gives this budget laptop a boost

HDD + Optane = speed. While it’s thicker and heavier than we’d like and it suffers from an iffy display, the Optane memory-equipped Acer Aspire

Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD (1TB) Review : Classy, practical, and speedy USB 3.1 Gen 2 storage

The Extreme Portable SSD’s convenient form factor trumps the drive’s slight performance deficit compared to the Samsung T5. With its fast USB 3.1 Gen 2

ASUS ROG Huracan G21 Review: Compact Gaming Beast

It’s a compact gaming desktop like no other It’s hard to justify buying a pre-built desktop nowadays, especially when it’s ridiculously easy to build your

Should you buy a 32-core Threadripper 2990WX?

Here’s why you should—or shouldn’t—buy AMD’s crazy new 32-core Threadripper CPU. AMD’s 32-core  Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is arguably the most powerful “consumer” CPU ever sold.

Intel SSD 660p review: Quad Level Cell (QLC/4-bit) NAND makes its debut

Good performance for a startlingly low price make this drive a game-changer for bargain users. But it’s a dud when it runs out of cache.

ASUS ROG Strix GL504 Scar II: The FPS Gamers’ Dream?

Announced back in June during COMPUTEX, the ROG Strix Scar II is the newest model in the company’s FPS-centric gaming notebook lineup. While already has

ASUS TUF B450M-PLUS GAMING Review

Our Verdict The ASUS TUF B450M is what most of the folks eager to build an AMD system have been waiting for. These B450 boards

Laptop buyer’s guide: What to get when everything’s on sale

Everything you need to know to find the good deals among the mediocre ones. Laptop deals don’t just rain from the sky for the holidays.

Best laptop for students UK: The best laptops for school, college and university in 2018

A good laptop is crucial for the modern student – read the definitive list of the best laptops and Chromebooks, from just £200 *** Note