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Each year, computer storage technology advances considerably, allowing for faster access speeds and higher storage capacities. This section of our blog features information about new types of hard drives, solid-state drives, hybrid drives, RAID systems and much more.

Samsung 830 Solid-State Drive

Gaming Hardware Review: The Samsung 830 Series SSDs

A good SSD will boost a gaming rig’s load times and increase the performance of heavy input/output games, especially if you are using multiple background programs like TeamSpeak or Steam overlays. The Samsung 830 Series of SSDs are available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB sizes. The 830 series SSDs are designed to be used in laptops but are also compatible with desktop systems using a mounting adaptor.

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Buying A Solid State Drive For Your Gaming PC

As the price per gigabyte costs of Solid State Drives continues to plummet under the one-dollar mark, more and more people are beginning to consider SSDs as a viable upgrade option. How do you pick the right one for your gaming PC? Here's a few things to keep an eye out for.

Wireless Ahead

10 Benefits of Wi-Fi Hard Drive

External hard drives are ideal for their portability and convenient extra storage for our photos, videos, and documents. But they can still be cumbersome. The benefits and convenience of a Wi-Fi hard drive far out-weights any of its wired competition.

Close-Up of a SATA Hard Drive

Gaming PCs: RAID-0 and You.

Today's competitive PC gamers are constantly looking for an advantage in the titles that they play. These players will study tactics, practice for hours, and consistently upgrade their PC looking for the slightest performance increase. One such upgrade is a RAID array of storage drives. RAID 0 is considered as a performance upgrade for gaming PCs.

Set of solid state drives

Gaming PCs and Upgrading To A Solid-State Drive

Solid State Drives operate using a type of flash memory called NAND or "Negated AND" which is a type of logic gate that allows for the storage and access of data. Generally, the random access times of a SSD are as low as 0.1 ms with read latency times that are negligible due to the data being read directly from the storage location. Compare this speed to the average HHD random access time of 7 ms and the benefits of a SSD become clearer.

Patriot Aero Wireless External Hard Drive

New Patriot Aero Wireless External Hard Disk Drive

Patriot announced a new line of external wireless hard disk drives specifically targeting the mobile smart device market. The new line of Patriot Aero hard disk drives are will be able to connect with devices using USB 3.0 as well as 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless network technology. Also, the device is capable of working for up to 6 hours before needing to be recharged.

A Solid-State Hybrid Drive

Upgrades For Your Laptop: Seagate’s Thin SSHD

In an effort to provide a low-cost alternative to the current batch of laptop SSDs, Seagate has introduced the Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD. The new drive is designed to be small enough to fit in most super-compact laptops, fast enough to exceed the access speeds of most conventional drives, and inexpensive enough to compete favorably against solid state drives.

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