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Samsung 870 QVO solid state drive offers home users 8TB of storage
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Samsung 870 QVO solid state drive offers home users 8TB of storage

July 17th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
The Samsung 870 QVO solid state drive delivers up to 8TB of capacity, rivalling a hard disk. It is fast as well, though at a high cost of up to S$1,299....
DIY: Can’t get a laptop? What about building a compact PC?
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DIY: Can’t get a laptop? What about building a compact PC?

April 6th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Laptops were one of the things that flew off the shelves in Singapore over the weekend, after the country rolled out “circuit breaker” measures to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus sweeping around the world...
Goondu DIY: Destroying data on your hard disks for good
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Goondu DIY: Destroying data on your hard disks for good

October 18th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
If you have been simply throwing away your PC or hard disk, it is time to rethink how you destroy the data on the storage...
Goondu DIY: Building a small desktop PC with Intel NUC
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Goondu DIY: Building a small desktop PC with Intel NUC

July 3rd, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
The greatest thing about the Intel NUC is that it fits nicely on your desk without taking up so much space. And it is the simplest DIY PC to...
With Black Friday deals, SSDs get cheap enough for home storage
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With Black Friday deals, SSDs get cheap enough for home storage

November 27th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
With SSD prices falling over Black Friday, these new storage devices are now available in large capacities that are increasingly affordable for home...
WD’s Black² combines an SSD with a hard disk, costs S$459
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WD’s Black² combines an SSD with a hard disk, costs S$459

November 30th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
The WD Black² comes with both a 120GB SSD and a 1TB hard disk packed together, offering the speed of SSDs and the capacity of hard...
Xbox One or PS4 not “next-gen” enough? Get a PC, maybe
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Xbox One or PS4 not “next-gen” enough? Get a PC, maybe

May 25th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
An option exists in living room-friendly PCs that offer infinitely more options, more power if you invest the time and money in fitting one...
Geek buy: Corsair Force GT
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Geek buy: Corsair Force GT

April 30th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Using the popular Sandforce controller, it is at the apex in terms of SSDs for home users....
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OCZ Revodrive 3 comes to Singapore – and it’s not cheap

July 25th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
We just got word that the latest version of the PCI Express-based drive - yes, the chips are mounted on a card - is coming to Singapore via the local distributor Ban Leong Technologies. Limited numbers of the 240GB version are...
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MacBook Air: the blueprint for all future laptops?

July 23rd, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
Laptops seem destined to go the way of the thin, light, and user-focused MacBook Air, while high-powered notebooks will be relegated to a more select...
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Goondu DIY: installing an SSD in your HP Envy 14 laptop

July 17th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
So you’ve just bought your laptop and want to swap out the hard disk for a speedy solid state drive (SSD) instead? This is usually a straightforward task thanks to the modular designs these days, like on the Apple MacBook...
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IT Show 2011 deals: thin and light 13-inch laptops

March 13th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Good bargains to be had as some manufacturers roll out new models sporting Intel's Sandybridge chip and motherboard, while others cut prices for slightly older designs that are still pretty speedy and...