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Tested: Which PC upgrades offer the biggest performance boost for your buck?

We took a mainstream PC and individually upgraded it's processor, graphics card, memory, and storage. Find out which ones busted our benchmarks.

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Plextor M6e SSD review: It's faster than a SATA drive, and not much more expensive

For only a little more than a SATA SSD, the Plextor M6e PCIe drive offers a 20-percent jump in read performance.

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LaCie ships world's fastest external hard drive

The external Little Big Disk drive is aimed at 4K video processing jobs

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Toshiba's OCZ cranks up speed on new 3.2TB solid state drives

The Toshiba subsidiary's Z-Drive 4500 SSDs have software tools for caching

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Move from a hard drive to an SSD

You can easily clone a small hard drive to a large one. It's not so easy to clone a large hard drive to an SSD.

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Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive review: Not the killer storage upgrade it could be

Kudos to WD for combining SSD read performance and hard-drive capacity in a single package, but a high price tag and slow SSD write performance complicate the buying decision.

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Intel 730 Series SSD (480GB) review: Good performance and a strong warranty

Intel's new 730 series SSD has an enterprise heritage and a long warranty, but its performance is only middle of the pack.

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Intel kills SSD overclocking plans, unleashes its fastest-ever enthusiast drive

Meet the Intel 730 series, Intel's flagship SSD with improved flash and controller speeds.

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OCZ lives, debuting new SSDs with Toshiba's backing

OCZ has begun life as a Toshiba storage subsidiary, with a new 480GB SSD.

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SSD prices face uncertain future in 2014

Technology advances fail to budge SSD buyers from trying to paying as little as they can for the most storage possible. But SSD pricing for 2014 is uncertain. Here's why.