by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Adds New Capacities To N300 NAS & X300 HDD Series

Toshiba has unveiled new 12TB and 14TB models to both its N300 NAS and X300 HDD series. These drives sport a 3.5-inch mechanical form factor using laser welding technology, while their helium-sealed case is designed to keep the helium securely inside the enclosure. Both models also operate at 7,200rpm, feature an ultra-high 256MB data buffer, and use Toshiba’s advanced Stable Platter Technology to minimize vibrations. The latter technology stabilizes the motor shaft at both ends for improved tracking accuracy and maximum performance during read and write operations. 

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by Michael Rink

NVIDIA Promises Titan RTX Before The End Of 2018

NVIDIA announced that it planned to make their new GPU; the Titan RTX, available in the USA and Europe by the end of the month. It will use NVIDIA’s Turing architecture and deliver 130 TFLOPS of tensor performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

Arlo Unveils 4K Wire Free Security Cameras

Today Arlo Technologies, Inc. revamped its flagship wire-free security system with the introduction of Arlo Ultra. The new system will feature several of the great features Arlo has been know for color night vision and advanced image processing, as well as now coming with 4K Ultra HD resolution with high dynamic range (HDR). The new system will come with a free one-year subscription to Arlo Smart Premier, that the company says will give users a more personalized, intelligent smart home security experience, powered by Arlo’s sophisticated AI and computer vision technologies.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP HS-453DX Silent NAS Now Available

QNAP has officially released the HS-453DX NAS, which is highlighted by an Intel Celeron quad-core processor, HDMI 2.0 (4K 60Hz) output, 4K real-time transcoding, and 10GbE high-speed connectivity. Sporting a unique modern design suitable for workstation areas at home, QNAP’s new NAS solution features a fanless cooling for silent operation.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung 860 QVO SSD Review

Today Samsung released its own take of quad-level cell (QLC) NAND with the 860 QVO SSD. Samsung continues to do its own thing, even with naming conventions, and refers to the technology as 4-bit. The 860 QVO is aimed at maintaining Samsung’s 3-bit performance while lower the costs and thus creating a more efficient and cost-effective product. 

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by Lyle Smith

AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200 Review

The AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200 is a GPU solution designed for professionals who work with high-end graphics applications such as design, manufacturing, media and entertainment. It is also ideal for those who do their gaming on a notebook. Last year, we looked at a range of professional graphics cards, including high-end (NVIDIA Quadro P6000), mid-range (NVIDIA Quadro P1000) to low end (Radeon Pro WX 3100) options. The WX 8200 fits nicely in the upper part of this range with its 8GB of HBM2 memory and high bandwidth controller. AMD also boldly describes their new performance-driven card as the most powerful workstation GPU under $1000, that means it claims to have a better price to performance than NVIDIA's Quadro P4000.

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by Marshall Gunnell

NVIDIA Introduces Quadro RTX 4000

NVIDIA has unveiled today at the annual Autodesk Conference in Las Vegas, its first midrange professional GPU, the Quadro RTX 4000. Powered by the NVIDIA Turing architecture and the NVIDIA RTX platform, the Quadro RTX 4000 delivers real-time ray tracing to larger group of professionals.

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by Adam Armstrong

AMD Announces 7nm Data Center GPUs

Today AMD announced what it calls the world’s first 7nm data center GPUs, the AMD Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50 accelerators. The new Radeon Instinct accelerators are designed to deliver enough compute performance for next-generation deep learning, HPC, cloud computing and rendering applications and can be leveraged in use cases such as large-scale simulations, climate change, computational biology, disease prevention and more. AMD also updated its ROCm Open Software Platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lexar Announces 512GB A2 microSD Card

Lexar announced the largest A2 microSD card yet with the 512GB Lexar High-Performance 633x microSDXC UHS-I card. The card is ideal for high-end smartphones and mobile devices. Lexar will be demoing the card at PhotoPlus Expo held at Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York, from October 25th - 27th.

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by Marshall Gunnell

Crucial P1 1TB SSD Review

Launched today, the Crucial P1 SSD is the company’s latest drive targeted towards end users who want the benefits of NVMe technology in a more affordable package. The Crucial P1 features QLC NAND, which promises to further drive down prices, at the expense of write performance when compared to TLC or MLC products. The P1 comes in 500GB and 1TB capacities (with a 2TB to be announced in the future) and, perhaps most importantly, comes with a 5-year warranty.

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