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32GB Flash Survivor by Corsair Reviewed

32GB Flash Survivor by Corsair Reviewed

So I’ve had the 32GB Corsair Flash Survivor for a few days now which has been time enough for me to run some benchmarks on it and see how practical it is for every day use. I must say, I love it, I was copying some files to it for a friend, and I came to the realization that for once I didn’t have to worry about copying too much and filling up the flash drive mid copy as there is almost nothing I could copy to this drive that would fill it up.

Samsung 64GB SSD performance benchmarks

Samsung 64GB SSD performance benchmarks

Earlier this month Samsung sent over their new 64GB solid-state drive for us to play with, and Vincent promptly slapped it into his MacBook Pro to see whether it made much of a difference in access speed.  Well, we've finally dragged it away from him, extracted the SSD and put it through some benchmark testing.

As a test machine we used Alienware's m9750 laptop running Windows Vista 32-bit (as we reviewed here), comparing the Samsung 64GB SSD with Sandisk's 32GB SSD in both single and dual-drive RAID-0 configurations.  After each hardware change we reinstalled the laptop's OS using Alienware's supplied restore disk, then ran HD-Tach and HD-Tune to test burst and transfer rates.

ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT pitted against rival Nvida GeForce 8800GTS

ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT pitted against rival Nvida GeForce 8800GTS

In console gaming you've got three groups of people; those that love the PS2, those that love the Xbox 360 and those that love their Wii. In PC gaming it's a little different. You've got processors and graphics cards. Intel fans, and AMD fans; Nvidia fans and ATI fans. Today we see what happens when we pit one of the new DX10 cards from AMD up against a similar Nvidia card. I'll just warn you, it isn't pretty.

Benchmarks appear for the upcoming ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT

Benchmarks appear for the upcoming ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT

ATI's new DirectX 10 lineup will be making its debut before long, but the guys over at DailyTech already managed to get their hands on the Radeon HD 2900 XT for some early benchmarks. If the first benchmarks are anything to go off of, things are looking good for ATI's new cards.

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