Flash Storage

Samsung 850 Pro is the first 3D V-NAND SSD

Samsung 850 Pro is the first 3D V-NAND SSD

Samsung might now be more popular for mobile devices but it also makes some pretty impressive data storage drives. Hoping to further improve that impression, the company has just launched its latest SSD, the 850 Pro. Though the speeds that Samsung reports might be on par with other high-end drives in the market, the real differentiating factor of the 850 Pro is the use of what Samsung calls 3D V-NAND technology.

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SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD poised to level up PC gaming

SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD poised to level up PC gaming

It has been a year and a day since SanDisk unveiled its Extreme II SSD. Now, at Computex once more, the flash storage manufacturer is announcing the evolution of this solid state storage device, the Extreme PRO, a drive that it is selling to be the drive for hardcore PC gaming, graphics-intensive applications, and serious multimedia work.

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Toshiba TransMemory Pro USB 3.0 Flash Drive writes at 205MB/s

Toshiba TransMemory Pro USB 3.0 Flash Drive writes at 205MB/s

Toshiba is big in the storage device market. That might not be the first thing we think of when we hear the Toshiba name, but the company has a range of storage devices. One of the new products in that storage line is the TransMemory Pro 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive. The drive offers fast reads and writes with lots of capacity for your digital files.

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CompactFlash Association unveils XQD Ver.2.0 spec

CompactFlash Association unveils XQD Ver.2.0 spec

The first version of the CompactFlash Association XQD specification rolled out way back in December of 2011. That specification brought with it more performance for the CF cards used in many high-end cameras. The CompactFlash Association is back with a revised specification called XQD Ver.2.0.

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SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive marries storage with microUSB and full-sized USB

SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive marries storage with microUSB and full-sized USB

SanDisk has announced a new USB flash drive this morning. This one is called the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive and offers up to 64GB of storage along with a full-sized and micro-sized USB connection. This drive is intended for Android users, and works with both Mac and Windows on the desktop side.

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PhotoFast i-FlashDrive swaps files between mobile and desktop

PhotoFast i-FlashDrive swaps files between mobile and desktop

Sometimes it can be the simpler items that make an impression, and that happens to be the case with the i-FlashDrive. This is a small flash drive that has a variety of connectivity options. Or put simpler, this flash drive connects with Android and iOS and even allows users to swap files between the drive itself, or the phone or tablet.

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Samsung to launch 1TB mSATA SSD this month

Samsung to launch 1TB mSATA SSD this month

Samsung this evening announced it will launch the industry's first 1-terabyte (1TB) mSATA SSD this month. That doubles the capacity (512GB) of some of the largest-capacity mSATA SSDs generally available today. As such, the 1TB 840 EVO mSATA SSD is poised to bring unprecedented large-capacity hard storage to some of the market's thinnest portables.

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Apple recalls MacBook Air over flash storage flaw

Apple recalls MacBook Air over flash storage flaw

Apple has issued a recall for some MacBook Air notebooks, warning owners that the flash storage used in the ultraportables could fail and result in a loss of data. The "MacBook Air Flash Storage Drive Replacement Program" affects select 64GB and 128GB configurations of the notebook sold between June 2012 and June 2013, and will see Apple replace free of charge the potentially risky drives.

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SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 has up to 450 MB/s reads

SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 has up to 450 MB/s reads

SanDisk recently announced a new memory card aimed at cinema pros. The memory card has 120 GB of storage and is called the SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card. The memory card product is aimed at professional broadcast, cinematography, and professional photography markets.

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256 GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash card unveiled by SanDisk

256 GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash card unveiled by SanDisk

SanDisk has unveiled a new high-capacity storage solution for photographers and videographers using devices supporting the CompactFlash format. The new storage card is the SanDisk Extreme Pro 256 GB CompactFlash card. The card meets the latest VPG-65 specification.

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SanDisk Connect arrives for wireless storage and streaming to mobile devices

SanDisk Connect arrives for wireless storage and streaming to mobile devices

Wireless storage and streaming solutions have been around for awhile, and most of the big storage companies have out their own version of wireless storage, mostly in the form of a hard drive that you can connect to wirelessly if you're short on space on your mobile device. However, SanDisk is implementing a different method that includes nothing but a flash drive.

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SanDisk expands portfolio with Extreme II SSD

SanDisk expands portfolio with Extreme II SSD

SanDisk has announced that its portfolio of SSDs is being expanded with three new drives, among them and most notable being the SanDisk Extreme II SSD. As with many of the other devices and hardware we've heard about this evening, SanDisk will be showing off the Extreme II and the other two drives, both of which are OEM offerings, at Computex this week.

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