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What Is SATA? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About It

What is SATA? In short, it’s how almost everything storage-related connects to your motherboard. If you’ve owned a desktop PC or laptop in the past decade and a half, you can be confident it was a Serial ATA (SATA) compatible piece of hardware. Whether it was a hard drive (HDD), a solid-state drive (SSD), or an optical drive, almost all of them used SATA until recently. That’s not always the case, as there are some newer standards available for high-speed drives. But alongside PCIe and NVMe, SATA is still a…

How to buy a gaming PC for the best performance and value

A gaming PC is a big investment — and in the case of a gaming desktop PC, it can be a big piece of equipment, too. That’s why consulting a comprehensive gaming PC buying guide like this one is a great way to figure out what you need and where you should focus your budget. Between your graphics card, processor, RAM, and storage, there’s a lot to consider, but not all of it requires the same level of investment. That’s why we’re here to show you how to buy a gaming desktop. Putting together a gaming rig for the first…

SATA vs. PCIe: the important difference you need to know

In the ever-evolving landscape of computer hardware, storage interfaces play a crucial role in determining the speed, efficiency, and overall performance of storage devices. Two primary contenders in this arena are SATA (Serial ATA) and PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express). Understanding the differences, advantages, and limitations of these interfaces is essential for users looking to make informed decisions about their storage solutions. Here’s how to distinguish the two storage options by size, speed,…

You can save up to $100 on a new Samsung 870 QVO SATA III SSD

Last updated: June 27th, 2023 at 17:12 UTC+02:00 Samsung has some of the best storage solutions on the market, and the 870 QVO SSD is one of the best overall SATA III solutions. And now, it’s available for a lower price. The 870 QVO SATA III SSD is now available at discount prices for all storage configurations, including 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and a whopping 8TB. The higher you go with the storage capacity, the more money you can save. Starting with the 1TB model, you can now get it for $59 instead of $89. The 2TB 870 QVO…

Best SSDs 2022: Top SATA and NVMe Drives

Solid-state drives (SSD) are the modern storage option, but as the name suggests they have no moving parts like a traditional hard disk drive. So not only are they more rugged than hard drives, they’re much, much faster. For a big performance boost, here are the best SSDs you can buy. This isn’t about go-faster bragging rights though. Yes, you can copy enormous files to an SSD in record time, but it’s the massive boost that the drive will give you your computer’s responsiveness that will shock you most: applications…

$60 DIY Raspberry Pi NAS Kit Offers SATA, Impressive Cooling

Anyone kicking themselves that they missed out on the Argon EON (opens in new tab) while it was still in Kickstarter has another chance to jump aboard the DIY Raspberry Pi (opens in new tab) powered NAS train, as 52Pi has revealed a mini tower NAS kit, as reported by Liliputing (opens in new tab).(Image credit: 52Pi)There's more Pi than storage in the 3D printed case, however, as the tower only accepts a single M.2 SSD (SATA, up to 2TB), connected via a USB bridge, while the Raspberry Pi 4 (opens in new tab) board itself…

Best SSDs 2022: SATA, NVMe, and Add-in Cards

Finding the best SSD or solid-state drive for your specific system and needs is key if you want the best gaming PC or laptop, or even if you just want a snappy productivity machine. A slow storage drive often leads to a big bottleneck, forcing your processor (even if it's one of the best CPUs for Gaming) to waste clock cycles, waiting for data to crunch. To speed up your write and read speed, you need a speedy SSD. To figure out which is the best SSD, we test dozens of drives each year and highlight the best drives…