PC Hardware

Seagate unveils new Video 2.5 HDD

Seagate unveils new Video 2.5 HDD

Hard drive maker Seagate has announced a new 2.5-inch hard drive specifically designed and engineered for use in 24/7 video applications. The hard drive is aimed directly at the DVR, set-top box, and surveillance market. The Video 2.5 HDD was engineered specifically for performance and operation in three key areas of importance for the video industry.

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GE announces new thin-as-a-credit card cooling system for ultrathin laptops and tablets

GE announces new thin-as-a-credit card cooling system for ultrathin laptops and tablets

Anyone who's ever looked inside a computer or laptop at the hardware knows that there are a lot of components inside the chassis of computing systems that take up a lot of space. Typically, one of the thickest parts of many computer systems is the heatsink that keeps the processor cool. Many of those heatsinks require big blocks of copper or aluminum and cooling fans.

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Mushkin unveils world’s first 480 GB mSATA SSD

Mushkin unveils world’s first 480 GB mSATA SSD

There are a few different types of SSDs on the market today for storing data in computer systems. Typically, when we think SSD what comes to mind are the 2.5-inch form factor drives that are used in larger notebooks and desktop computers. However, when it comes to putting SSDs and some of the incredibly thin ultrabooks and other small notebooks on the market those 2.5-inch form factor SSDs are simply too big.

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Crysis 3 PC requirements land, get ready to upgrade

Crysis 3 PC requirements land, get ready to upgrade

For years now, we've used the Crysis series to determine how good a PC is at a glance, with enthusiasts today still asking "But can it run Crysis?" when you bring up your PC's technical specifications. It looks like Crysis 3 will continue the series' trend of demanding a lot of power, as Electronic Arts has released the PC requirements for the incoming game. Luckily, EA has share the requirements two months before Crysis 3 launches, which is good since it sounds like some of us will have to spend some time upgrading.

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AMD bundles free video games with its new HD 7900 video card

AMD bundles free video games with its new HD 7900 video card

The practice of bundling video games with video cards has been around for a long time. Often PC gamers looking for a new video card to increase the performance of their gaming machine choose between very similar cards from different card brands depending on the video game bundled with the hardware. AMD is going to be offering one of the best video game bundles ever with its new Radeon 7900 graphics card.

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Valve looking to enter PC hardware business

Valve looking to enter PC hardware business

Well, this is pretty interesting: a new Valve job ad pegs the Half-Life developer with an interest in jumping into the PC hardware business. The job ad calls for an Industrial Designer who will be "defining new entertainment experiences through both hardware and software." Even more interesting is what the company has to say about the current state of the PC hardware industry.

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SandForce SF-2200/2100 storage processors promise an extra hour of runtime

SandForce SF-2200/2100 storage processors promise an extra hour of runtime

SandForce is a company that produces a number of different processors that control flash storage inside an SSD or computer. These controller chips can have a huge impact on how the computer performs overall including having a major impact on speed and battery life. The company has announced new controller chips promising significantly improved battery life called the SandForce SF-2200/2100 Client Flash Storage Processors.

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