January 2004

Western Digital 740GD Raptor

The fastest ATA drive on the market just got faster (and bigger)

We can sum up the performance of Western Digital’s 74GB Raptor with two words: “holy” and “schnikes.” This drive goes beyond fast.

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum

After facing some minor 24-bit soundcard competition last summer (which has since all but fizzled out), Creative Labs could’ve easily settled into a simple holding pattern with its Sound Blaster Audigy 2, the company’s top offering.