We talk SSD bait-and-switch, pricing of DDR4, and more
Kingston dropped by for a quick visit to show off some new HyperX toys and we figured we’d bring them into the podcast room so you could also get a front seat in on the conversation. On episode #230 of the No BS Podcast, Jimmy and Tom are joined by Kingston’s Senior Technology Manager Mark Tekunoff, Public Relations Manager David Leong, and Reverb Communications Public Relations Director Douglass Perry. In the short half-hour podcast, we look at the company’s new HyperX Cloud headset and discuss the fairly recent “bait and switch” SSD controversy in which synchronous NAND was later swapped out with slower asynchronous NAND on retail shelves. We also talk about the future of DDR4, particularly in regards to pricing, yields, and performance.
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Running out of room in your computer case for yet another hard drive? Perhaps consolidating your older, smaller HDDs is the answer you're looking for. In order to do that, you'll need a capacious HDD to hold all that data. It just so happens that today's top deal is for a Seagate 6TB 3.5-inch Internal HDD for $280 with free shipping (normally $300 - use coupon code: [EMCPBPE99]). In addition to lots of storage space, this 7200 RPM drive also boats 128MB cache.
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Kingston Technology today introduced the latest addition to its SSDNow V300 series, the V310. What's special about the V310 is that it's a 960GB SSD, the largest capacity available in Kingston's entire stable of SSDs (the second largest is 480GB, which is available in Kingston's HyperX 3K and V300 Series). The V310 also swaps the custom LSI controller found in the V300 Series for a Phison 3108 controller.
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Remember playing MASH (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House) as a kid? Nobody who landed on "S" followed up their predictive misfortune with a fist pump. We all hoped to land on "M" with the girl or guy of our dreams, though in real life most of us ended up in an "A" or "H." We may be a few funds short of the "M" for ourselves, but we can give our PC parts the royal treatment. Full tower cases are basically the mansions of the enclosure world, which is the topic of today's top deal -- a Thermaltake Chaser Series Chaser MK-I Full Tower Case for $90 with free shipping (normally $115 - use coupon code: [EMCPDHD35]; additional $25 mail-in-rebate). It's has tons of space inside, USB 3.0 ports, and a top-mounted HDD hot swap docking station.
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Some kids grow up wanting a pony, others pester their parents for a dog or fish. So what happens? We all ended up with cats, and now the Internet is filled with various cat-themed memes. That's okay -- we love cats, and we love many of the memes. But what we really wanted growing up was RAM! And lots of it! "Where would we even buy a RAM?," our parents would ask. "At CompUSA!," we'd reply, only to be ignored afterwards. Well, now that we're adults, we can own as much RAM as we want. And what better time with prices being having plummeted over the last decade or so! For example, look at today's top deal for a G.Skill 16GB (2x8GB) Ripjaws X Series DDR3-1600 RAM Kit for $141 with free shipping (normally $165 - use coupon code: [EMCPEHH25]). The only thing you need to feed it is data!
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