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Feature: Solid state of the art

Best gaming SSD 2018: Top SATA and NVMe drives for your PC

Buying an SSD can be a nightmare when there are so many models to choose from, but the good news is that there's never been a better time to buy one, as prices are down (especially if you're eyeing up Amazon Prime Day deals right now) and availability is high - which is why we're here to help you in your quest to find the best gaming SSD…

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Samsung 860 Evo SSD price slashed to just £66 for 250GB

The July discounts continue this week, this time on the rather good Samsung 860 Evo SSD. Currently our top recommendation in our best gaming SSD rankings, you can now grab a 250GB 860 Evo for as little as £66 in the UK, or a mere £105 for the 500GB version, the latter of which also bags you a free copy of The Crew 2.

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Feature: Pro-bably not the best use of your money

Samsung 970 Pro review: Do yourself a favour and get the Evo instead

For those after the very best that NVMe SSDs have to offer, Samsung's Pro line has often been the go-to choice for workstation and power peeps alike. They're usually faster than their more consumer and wallet-friendly Evo SSD siblings, and often come with higher endurance ratings for all that inevitable heavy-lifting they'll be doing once you've popped them into your PC. Today, I have Samsung's latest,…

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Feature: An SSD evolution

Samsung 970 Evo review: The best NVMe SSD around

The Samsung 960 Evo and 960 Pro NVMe SSDs feel like they've been around for an absolute age, but when I heard they were getting replaced earlier in the week by a new 970 series as of May 7, it still came as something of a surprise. These new NVMe models are also split into Pro and Evo variants, and today I've got the 1TB…

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Samsung adds 970 Evo and 970 Pro to their NVMe SSD family

Surprise! Just when you thought Samsung's 960 Evo and 960 Pro NVMe SSDs were going to stick around for another year, today brings news of their shiny new replacements: the appropriately-named 970 Evo and 970 Pro. I'll be reviewing them both very shortly, but for now here's a quick run-down of each SSD's specs and the kind of speeds we can expect to see from them when…

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Feature: Ultimate HDR in ultimate widescreen

Samsung CHG90 review: We’re gonna need a bigger desk

The Samsung CHG90, or the LC49HG90DMNXZA to give it its full and proper title, is by far the most ludicrous monitor I've ever seen. Measuring a whopping 49in across its fancy curved diagonal, this ultra-super-stupidly-wide 32:9, 3840x1080, 144Hz, HDR (let me catch my breath for a second) FreeSync 2 VA display is proper bonkers. And I sort of kind of love it.

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Samsung T5 review: A fast external SSD that costs just a bit too much

If you thought the WD My Passport SSD was a dinky external SSD, the Samsung T5 really takes the cake. Measuring just 74mm tall, 57mm wide and 10.5mm deep, the T5 is almost exactly the same size as a small box of matches. Weighing a featherweight 51g, it's exceedingly light, too, its cool metal chassis putting bigger, bulkier external hard drives to shame. This is…

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Feature: Pro-bably the quickest way to empty your wallet

Samsung 960 Pro review: Blistering fast SSD that costs an absolute bomb

There are several things that make the Samsung 960 Pro a bit special. The first is its ridiculous speed. With a claimed sequential read speed of up to 3500MB/s and a sequential write speed up to 2100MB/s, this is essentially a Formula One car crammed inside a drive no bigger than your index finger. It was also the first NVMe SSD aimed at us normal, non-enterprise…

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Feature: Still the best NVMe SSD money can buy

Samsung 960 Evo review: Still the best value NVMe SSD money can buy

When Samsung first launched their pair of flagship 960 SSDs at the tail-end of 2016, they were the fastest NVMe SSDs on the planet. Coming in 960 Evo and 960 Pro flavours, they were five times faster than your typical SATA3 SSD and offered almost as much speed as their PCIe-based interfaces could manage. Today, little has changed, and both remain widely regarded as the…

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Feature: The Pros and cons of Samsung's new SSD

Samsung 860 Pro review: get the 860 Evo SSD instead

Samsung's Pro range of SSDs have always had a hard time in the face of their cheaper Evo counterparts. On the face of it, they're meant to be faster and longer-lasting - the very best gaming SSD, so to speak - but when the Samsung 850 Evo and 960 Evo proved to be pretty much just as quick as their respective Pro siblings for a lot less…

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Feature: A miniscule evolution

Samsung 860 Evo review: Improved endurance, but just as fast as the 850 Evo

For the past three years, Samsung's 850 Evo has been consistently the best gaming SSD money can buy. It's often been more expensive than the competition, but its speed, endurance rating and generous five-year guarantee have all helped it secure its place as one of the mainstays of any PC gaming build. Finally, however, it looks like the 850 Evo's time at the top is about…

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Feature: Storage wars

Samsung 850 Evo review: Still a great SSD for those in the UK

The Samsung 850 Evo is one of the most popular SSDs around, and with good reason. Thanks to its blistering speeds, five-year guarantee and best-in-class endurance rating, it's sat near the top of most best gaming SSD lists ever since it first came out at the end of 2014. If your PC's been feeling a bit sluggish lately, then the Samsung 850 Evo will almost certainly…

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Feature: Quid pro quo?

Samsung 850 Pro review: SSD overkill

If you're in the market for an SSD upgrade (and if you're still using a hard disk, you really should be) you're spoiled for choice. Any modern SSD, such as the Samsung 850 Evo, Crucial BX300 or WD Blue 3D, will transform your PC, but there are some of you who need the ultimate in performance. Enter Samsung's 850 Pro range.

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ZeniMax’s legal war over Oculus Rift targets Gear VR

ZeniMax, the owners of studios including Bethesda and id Software, have sent their lawyers after Samsung over the Gear VR phone cybergoggles. Following their $500 million (partial) legal victory against Rift makers Oculus, where a jury agreed that Oculus folks had broken a non-disclosure agreement with ZeniMax and infringed upon their copyright, ZeniMax are trying to halt the Rift and going after related people and…

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Feature: Bent isn't so bad

Why Curved Monitors Aren’t So Crazy

In a revisionist purge of Stalinist, possibly even Balderickesque, proportions, I deny everything. I definitely did not say that curved LCD screens are an appalling gimmick conceived to exploit our most base consumerist tendencies. Or anything about delicious, plump-breasted pigeons. Not now that I've actually seen one, I didn't. A curved screen, that is. Not a pigeon. I've seen those before. That's not to say…

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Week in Tech: Buy Yourself The Gift Of Graphics

As the festive season approaches and thoughts inevitably turn to gifts and giving, to those we love and cherish and want to keep safe from all the horror and the hurt, I can't help but recall Captain Blackadder's priorities at such moments. So, that'll be me. Or rather you. Look, what I'm trying to say is that it's nearly Christmas, graphics cards look cheap, so…

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Feature: Know your 3D MLC from your 2D TLC

Week in Tech: Microsoft Loves Desktops, 3D SSDs, AMD

Bit of a mishmash this week while deep and meaningful matters continue to machinate. First up comes news that Microsoft wants your love. Yes, you, the lowly, worthless, mouthbreathing desktop user. Apparently the next significant version of Windows, codenamed Threshold, is designed to win desktop users back. Since there's actually a fair bit to like about Windows 8 in terms of under-the-hood optimisations that get…

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Week In Tech: Are SSDs Really Reliable?

Oh hell, it's happened again. But this time it's induced not only frustration but a sudden pang of guilt. Another of my SSDs has gone titsup.com and my borderline breathless fanboyism for SSDs is flashing before my eyes. What have I done? Have I been wrong all along? Are SSDs still not fit for public consumption? At the very least, it's reason enough to re-examine…

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Week in Tech: SSD Update. Just Buy One

It's been many moons since our last update on solid state of play. And now the SSD game finds itself in a bit of an odd spot. It seems like we're on the cusp of a big transition, what with new PCI Express-based interfaces on the horizon. At the same time, existing SATA III drives feel like they've finally grown up, decided to give the…

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RPS Asks: What Do You Do When Tech Dies?

My default position when old-ish tech dies is to assume it's too much hassle to deal with the company, and that something that lasts 3+ years needs to be replaced properly. It might just be me, but I don't think it is. I hear a lot of people asking for suggestions to replace dead technology: it seems more people check Amazon before checking warranties. But…

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