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Along with the release of the SM951 PCIe SSD, Samsung had several new enterprise SSDs on display at the show. The PM863 and SM863 are SATA 6Gbps drives and pack a new Mercury controller (unfortunately I don't have any specifics at this point), but what's intriguing is the available capacities. The PM863 with 32-layer 128Gbit TLC NAND comes in up to 3.84TB capacity in 2.5" form factor, whereas the SM863 with 32-layer 86Gbit MLC NAND offers a half of that (i.e. 1.92TB). Sustained 4KB random write performance is a decent 15K IOPS for the PM863 and 20K for the SM863, but there is no word about endurance at this point. In addition to SATA drives, Samsung showed off three new SAS drives with new REX...

Toshiba and Qualcomm Set to Introduce UFS 2.0 Solutions in 2014

Since they first started showing up on the market, most smartphones and tablets have used eMMC flash storage. While in some ways similar to the NAND flash used in...

8 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2014

Rosewill Cases, Keyboards, and More at CES

Rosewill is one of those manufacturers that seems to dabble in just about everything. We mostly know them for their cases, power supplies, keyboards, and mice, but there’s plenty...

13 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2014

LEPA @ CES: PSUs, Cases, and Accessories

LEPA is basically an offshoot of Enermax, created by Ecomaster – the US distributor for Enermax PSUs (or at least that’s how I understand it). They were sharing a...

2 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2014

Enermax at CES: PSUs, Cases, and Cooling

Walk into Enermax’s CES suite and the first thing to greet you is a wall of quietly humming fans with blue LEDs, with a custom controller cycling through patterns...

5 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2014

Plextor’s M6 Series SSDs at CES

I stopped by Plextor at CES last week for the announcement of their latest SSDs, from their upcoming M6 series. These drives are slated to (eventually) replace the current...

6 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2014

Roccat Peripherals at CES

Wrapping up the last of my Tuesday meetings (yes, I’m that far behind – I blame the “black plague” that I picked up that knocked me out for the...

3 by Jarred Walton on 1/13/2014

ADATA at CES: SF-3700, Power Banks, etc.

Visiting any of the former RAM companies these days usually results in the same result: lots of SSDs, with RAM still there in the background and maybe PSUs and...

5 by Jarred Walton on 1/13/2014

Hands On with Corsair at CES: RGB LED Backlit Keyboards and More

Corsair had plenty to show at their suite, but I’ll be honest: the RGB LED backlit Cherry MX switch mechanical keyboard was by far the coolest looking thing I...

14 by Jarred Walton on 1/13/2014

Broadcom Teases Upcoming Cat 6 LTE Multimode Modem, M320 SoC with LTE

Last year at CES we took a look at Broadcom's LTE modem portfolio, where the company showed off a Cat 4 LTE baseband doing 10+10 MHz carrier aggregation, before...

18 by Brian Klug on 1/11/2014

A Look at Sequans Single Mode LTE Baseband

Verizon completed its LTE coverage rollout and achieved nearly parity with its 3G EVDO coverage in 2013, in addition to green-lighting LTE-only devices with its newest RFPs, allowing a...

3 by Brian Klug on 1/11/2014

A Look At Altair's Single Mode LTE Modem in the Ellipsis 7

I met with a number of LTE baseband makers at CES 2014, the first of which was Altair Semiconductor, who recently scored an interesting design win with Verizon's first...

3 by Brian Klug on 1/11/2014

Lenovo Digital Home, AIOs, etc.

Wrapping up the tour of Lenovo (and by no means capturing everything they had to display, I’m going to keep this short. Lenovo had their latest rendition of their...

2 by Jarred Walton on 1/10/2014

Lenovo: Yoga, Miix 2, and ThinkPad Tablets; Vibe Z and K900 Smartphones

Moving along in our Lenovo coverage, there were a couple of smartphones as well as quite a few tablets on display. The Yoga Tablet 8 and 10 promise up...

11 by Jarred Walton on 1/10/2014

Lenovo: New ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Yoga, IdeaPad, and Flex Laptops

Lenovo had their usual location set up in the AquaKnox lounge at the Venetian, with a huge number of products on display. We’ll break things up into the laptop/notebook/multi-modal...

16 by Jarred Walton on 1/10/2014

CES 2014: EagleTech and Nanoxia

EagleTech is a brand that many of our readers may not be familiar with – like so many other electronics and gadgets companies, they have a large selection of...

2 by Jarred Walton on 1/10/2014

Eyes On With the Oculus Crystal Cove Prototype

Last year, one of the most intriguing and hotly anticipated things I saw at CES was the Oculus Rift. Although the hardware was still early, and the display not...

17 by Brian Klug on 1/10/2014

Swiftech: Enhanced Liquid-Cooling Options

Swiftech is a fairly well-known name in the realm of computer cooling, founded nearly 20 years ago by Gabriel Rouchon (but not officially named Swiftech until 2001). While they...

15 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2014

OriginPC: New Genesis and Millennium Systems (and More)

OriginPC is a boutique PC system integrator with a twist: they ship their systems in gigantic wooden crates designed to kill reviewers like Dustin (RIP). The past couple of...

6 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2014

Mushkin CES 2014: SF-3700 SSDs

USB sticks and memory are fine, but the more interesting products at Mushkin are their upcoming SSDs. We’ve already discussed their new line of enterprise class SSDs, but Mushkin...

8 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2014

T-Mobile CES 2014 Uncarrier 4.0 Event Live Blog

We're seated now at T-Mobile's CES 2014 press event, where the operator will hopefully share some of its plans for the fourth step in its uncarrier series of changes...

31 by Brian Klug on 1/8/2014

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