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VAIO, Fujitsu and Toshiba PC Division Merger Stalls

With the PC market being increasingly commoditized, those firms without economies of scale are seeing their PC divisions are more of a liability than an asset. After being spun off from Sony nearly 3 years ago,…

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Toshiba Doubles Layoffs to Over 14000 Positions

The past few years haven’t been good for Japanese conglomerates and the it appears things are getting even worse at Toshiba. After a massive accounting scandal popped up last year, the Japanese firm ended up losing…

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ASRock E3V5 WS (Intel C232) Super Alloy Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications, and Packaging Today’s motherboard review lands right in the middle of everything. Not because it’s all over the place, but because it has a lot of usage scenarios and support for pretty much any…

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PNY CS2211 XLR8 240GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction Today’s review is a special one for me as it is the first time I get to review a PNY SSD. I got the XLR8 CS2211 2.5-inch gaming branded SSD on the test bench today…

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Toshiba Recalls Batteries Amongst Fears of Melting

Toshiba is a company known for their laptops and SSD’s, offering hardware to hundreds of people. If you are one of those people it may be best to double-check your laptop as Toshiba recalls batteries amongst…

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OCZ Z-Drive 6000 NVMe U.2 SSDs Get Dual Port Functionality

Enterprises need a whole different level of redundancy than the average consumer and there are many solutions in that regard, may it be RAID setups to prevent data loss and downtime during a drive fail or…

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Supermicro X11SAE Workstation (Intel C236) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications, and Packaging Intel recently released their Greenlow based Skylake series Xeon CPUs and it’s a pleasure to take a look at the first enterprise-grade motherboard built for these processors today. I have Supermicro’s X11SAE…

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VAIO Wants Merger With Toshiba and Fujitec PC Divisions

After being spun off from Sony two years ago, it looks like VAIO is planning to expand its PC operations. Despite the doom and gloom in the PC market, VAIO is reportedly planning a merger with…

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ZOTAC Announces the Sonix PCIe NVMe SSD

During our visit to CES last month, we had a first look at Zotac’s first PCI-Express based solid state drive and we already liked what we saw there. Now Zotac officially announced the new drive and…

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Toshiba Launches HK4 Series SSDs

Toshiba America Electronic Components has just announced the availability of a new enterprise 6Gbit/s SATA solid state drive series named HK4, which was designed with high-performance, high-capacity and reliability in mind. These products represent the company’s very…

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Toshiba Unveils SSDs with 15nm TLC NAND Flash Memory

Just in case you were looking for a brand new high-performance SSD, you should know that Toshiba has just revealed the launch of its “SG5 series.” What makes these SSDs special when compared to other similar…

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OCZ Introduces Trion 150 SSD Series

OCZ already showcased their Trion 150 series SSD during CES 2016 in Vegas and now it has been officially introduced. The new Trion 150 series replaces the current Trion 100 series and it is built with…

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Toshiba Drops Chip Production in Favour of NAND

Even with the accounting scandal 6 months behind it, Toshiba is still finding its actions limited by the fallout. As a result of discovering that profits from many divisions had been exaggerated, the Japanese conglomerate has been cutting…

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Toshiba’s Read-intensive 2TB and 4TB PX04SL SSDs Now Shipping

Enterprises need a whole different set of hardware than we consumers do and Toshiba has a lot to offer in this area and among the available enterprise products is a whole list of solid state drives…

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Fixstars Launches World’s First 13TB SSD

19 Fixstars has unveiled the world’s first 13TB 2.5-inch solid state drive, more than doubling the capacity of the next largest SSD of 6TB. There is a catch, however, and it’s a pretty big one: the…

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OCZ Significantly Broadens ShieldPlus SSD Warranty Program

With more and more of our purchases being online these days, it is ever more important to have a good RMA and warranty policy in case something goes bad. In a major but not unsurprising move, OCZ Storage…

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Toshiba Records $4.5 Billion Annual Loss

Toshiba CEO was forced to resign after revelations came to fruition about the company’s management exaggerating operating profits by as much as $1.2 billion. Clearly, this has made a profound impact on their reputation among partners…

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Toshiba is Apparently Selling Their Camera Business to Sony

There have been rumors circulating from Bloomberg, the Japan Times and Reuters regarding the sale of Toshiba’s sensor business to Sony. Apparently, the deal is worth $165 million and part of Toshiba’s large restructuring programme. The image sensors…

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Tsinghua Group Look to Acquire SanDisk and Toshiba

China is looking to expand heavily into the storage industry with the latest acquisition rumour. According to the report, Tsinghua Group, a Chinese government-controlled investment group is looking into acquiring either SanDisk or Toshiba to get…

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Kingston SSDnow KC380 1.8-Inch Solid State Drive Review

Introduction The solid state drive that I’m taking a look at today is one that I’ve actually had around for a while, but couldn’t test up until now. I’m taking the tiny 1.8-inch KC380 SSDnow from Kingston…

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Gigabyte MW70-3S0 (Intel C612) Dual CPU Workstation Motherboard Review

Introduction Gigabyte’s motherboard series based on the Intel C612 chipset is quite an impressive one and I’ve already had the pleasure to test the MU70-SU0 server motherboard. Today I’m taking a look at its bigger brother,…

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Toshiba Unveils Budget-Friendly ‘Click’ Laptop

The tablet and laptop hybrid design, made famous by the Microsoft Surface, is becoming more widely adopted as shown by the iPad Pro. Usually, these devices incur a rather hefty cost and out of the reach…

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Toshiba Reports $318m Net Loss

Toshiba’s fiscal performance from the year start to March has finally been revealed and recorded a net loss of $318 million. The delayed result was caused by the sale of its investment in Finnish firm, Kone…

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Toshiba Introduces Q300 and Q300 Pro SSDs

Toshiba announced two new internal solid state drive series with large capacity and great performance. The two new drives are the Q300 series built for a balance of performance and value and the Q300 Pro series…

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World’s First 12.5-Inch 4K Ultra HD Convertible Laptop Unveiled by Toshiba

The Digital Products Division of Toshiba has just revealed the world’s first 12.5-inch convertible laptop featuring 4K Ultra HD. The product in question is named Satellite Radius 12 and was designed to offer an irreproachable user…

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OCZ RevoDrive 400 Revealed: NVMe Speeds for M.2

While we’ve long had M.2 SSDs, those drives have often been limited to either SATA speeds or suffered from the legacy AHCI protocol. In order to get around the legacy standard, consumer SSDs are starting to…

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Toshiba Wants 128TB SSDs with QLC and BiCS by 2018

  Remember those 6TB and 8TB SSDs some vendors have planned for next year? You can ignore those, because pretty soon, we’re going to get drives that are going 16x as large. At least that is…