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Apple is refreshing its iPad family, part of which entails an upgraded iPad Air lineup with a bigger display size option that's on the level of an iPad Pro, and faster custom silicon inside. Namely, the latest-generation iPad Air is rocking Apple's M2 silicon, which Apple claims yields nearly a 50% performance boost... Read more...
MSI Spatium M570 Pro: 2TB for $329 The MSI Spatium M570 Pro is a PCIe Gen 5 SSD with class-leading performance and an integrated cooler that (literally) towers over the competition. Excellent Performance Native PCIe Gen 5 Interface Low Latency Great For Gamers Price Premium Not Suitable For PS5 MSI has consistently... Read more...
ASUS has shown off a new hybrid graphics accelerator and storage PCIe Gen4 card on China’s equivalent of YouTube. GM of ASUS China, Tony Wu, took to Bilibili this weekend to share a concept design which melds an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and an M.2 SSD expansion card. If you have read our review of the GeForce RTX... Read more...
Seagate has announced a trio of collectable NVMe SSDs with a Star Wars theme. The Seagate Lightsaber Collection Special Edition FireCuda PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSDs cleverly use an RGB LED light bar to represent the glowing blade from a 3D light saber design M.2 faceplate. Seagate sticks to characters from the original... Read more...
PCIe 5.0 SSDs are about to be out, and they're super-fast, with peak transfer rates up over 12 GB/second. Anything moving data around that quickly is going to use some significant power to do it, and as you are likely already aware if you read this site regularly, PCIe 5.0 SSDs get pretty warm. There's a variety of... Read more...
Utah-based PCIe add-in-card developer Apex Storage has launched its maiden product, and it is pleasingly ambitious. The Apex Storage X21, earns its suffix for its ability to cram 21 M.2 NVMe SSDs into a single expansion slot. This add-in-card (AIC) thus facilitates the addition of up to 168TB of storage (using 8TB M.2... Read more...
Solidigm P44 Pro: Starting At $55, $179 For 2TB Model The Solidigm P44 Pro is an enthusiast-class PCIe Gen 4 solid state drive that offers excellent all-around performance at competitive prices. Strong All-Around Performance Low Latencies Aggressive Pricing Good Endurance Ratings None Since Solidigm was formed... Read more...
Gigabyte’s Aorus Gen 5 10000 SSD has hit retail at last, albeit for pre-order or back-order, depending upon where you prefer to purchase. To celebrate the device’s near-availability, Aorus Middle East has shared an unboxing, product examination, and testing video from a prominent Arabic TechTuber called Cambotar... Read more...
ASRock's new Blazing Quad M.2 card is the newest in its series of Quad M.2 cards, starting with the PCIe 3.0 "Ultra" and continuing with the PCIe 4.0 "Hyper" card. The latest version supports four M.2 SSDs up to 110mm in length, and it can run all four at the peak PCIe 5.0 x4 rate of 16 GB/sec—assuming your host CPU... Read more...
We recently reported that the first consumer PCIe Gen 5 SSD had hit retail, in Japan, in the shape of the CFD Gaming PG5NFZ Series. Now, eminent Twitter PC hardware leaker momomo_us has acquired one of these impressive 10GB/s devices. The Tweet text translates to ‘Gun gun gun gun’ which in Japanese is a way of saying... Read more...
Heat is the enemy of most electronics, and performance throttling is one of the most effective safeguards against potential damage that might otherwise occur. For the most part, throttling is unavoidable outside of extreme (and generally impractical) cooling solutions like liquid nitrogen. That doesn't mean there's... Read more...
Have you built a machine recently, loyal HotHardware reader? If you have, then it probably included an M.2 SSD, and if it did, then you're well aware of the annoyance that is the M.2 screw. Too small for the screwdriver you use for the rest of the PC, and terrifyingly tiny if you drop it on the floor, the screw is... Read more...
In a matter of days, you'll be able to preorder Apple's latest MacBook Air with an M2 processor inside. The company announced today that preorders will open up on the redesigned M2 MacBook Air on Friday, July 8, and then release a week later on July 15 (customers who preorder should start receiving them that day as... Read more...
Word to the wise, if you're a content creator or otherwise dabble in photo and video editing, Apple's newest base model MacBook Pro with an M2 processor can become a real slog when weighed down with heavier workloads, according to some tests posted on a popular YouTube channel. A higher SKU is shown to be markedly... Read more...
Earlier this month, Apple unveiled its second generation M2 processor with some notable upgrades over the previous generation M1. It's a physically bigger SoC that packs 20 billion transistors, and supports up to 24GB of fast unified memory with 100GB/s of memory bandwidth, which is 50 percent higher than the M1... Read more...
The big unveil at Apple's WWDC 2022 event earlier this week was its next-generation M2 processor. Apple introduced a base variant, not a flagship slice of silicon, though speedier versions will inevitably come at some point. The first of those, a presumed M2 Pro model, could arrive relatively soon if the latest... Read more...
Apple has unveiled an all-new MacBook Air that is thinner and will ship with the latest M2 chip that was also introduced today. The newly redesigned MacBook Air will also come equipped up to 18 hours of battery life and MagSafe charging, among other things. The tech giant has been busy today announcing its upcoming... Read more...
Apple made a handful of announcements at its WWDC 2022 keynote today, not the least of which is a next-generation addition to its custom Arm-based silicon. As was expected, Apple announced its M2 system-on-chip (SoC). It's a refined slice of silicon that packs 25 percent more transistors than its base M1 silicon... Read more...
Well, it's that time again. You guessed it—Apple leaks and speculation time! It didn't take long for the product leakers to come up with new information for M2-based portable devices this time around, right after Apple unveiled its M1 Ultra at last weeks Peek Performance event. As part of that event, Apple also... Read more...
Though cryptocurrency has drawn some ire worldwide, there is some serious market potential, and it would be foolish for tech companies to ignore potential financial gains. Take, for example, a cryptocurrency called Chia, which utilizes unused storage as part of a proof of space and time blockchain. The faster, the... Read more...
While Apple's Mac mini received an internal upgrade late last year with an M1 SoC, the actual look of the computer hasn't changed much over the past decade (save for the removal of the optical drive). That is set to change with the next generation, which could be even thinner than the current model. The Mac mini... Read more...
Apple recently discontinued its iMac Pro, an all-in-one machine that targeted professionals and sat above the consumer-oriented iMac. Given that the iMac Pro was a popular device, it stands to reason that a replacement is in the works that will take advantage of custom Apple Silicon. Well, a new report claims that... Read more...
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