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QNAP Thunderbolt 2 Turbo vNAS TVS-871T NAS has 20Gbps bandwidth

QNAP Thunderbolt 2 Turbo vNAS TVS-871T NAS has 20Gbps bandwidth

QNAP system has introduced what it claims to be the first Thunderbolt 2 Turbo vNAS TVS-871T with 20 Gbps bandwidth aimed directly at people using 4K workflows. The device supports Thunderbolt 2 connectivity and can be expanded with Thunderbolt-ready expansion enclosures TX-500P and TX-800P. An Intel Haswell processor powers the storage solution.

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Western Digital to purchase SanDisk for $19B

Western Digital to purchase SanDisk for $19B

It seems the ultimate digital storage products company has just been formed, as Western Digital has announced its acquisition of SanDisk for roughly $19 billion. With its wide range of hard drives and solid state drives (SSD), Western Digital is already the world's largest manufacturer of digital storage items, while SanDisk is seen as the third largest flash memory companies in the world.

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Synology DiskStation DS416 and DS216play aim at 4K video streaming

Synology DiskStation DS416 and DS216play aim at 4K video streaming

Synology has unveiled a pair of new network attached storage solutions called the DS416 and the DS216play. Both of the storage devices are optimized for task processing while the DS416 gets additional hardware including a hardware encryption engine. The DS216play is able to transcode 4K video on the fly.

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Samsung 950 Pro SSD uses PCIe Gen.3 x4 slot for 2500 MB/s read

Samsung 950 Pro SSD uses PCIe Gen.3 x4 slot for 2500 MB/s read

Samsung has trotted out its latest storage solution called the 950 Pro SSD and this storage solution promises very impressive read and write performance. The storage device is aimed directly at use in consumer and business laptop computers and uses a M.2 2280 form factor. That form factor is aimed at ultra slim notebooks and workstations looking more like RAM than a storage drive.

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Toshiba unveils 16GB SDHC TransferJet media card

Toshiba unveils 16GB SDHC TransferJet media card

Toshiba has introduced its new 16GB SDHC card at IFA in Berlin, and with it comes both Class 10 memory and support for the maker’s TransferJet close proximity technology. Using this wireless technology, users are able to transfer videos and photos from a camera to a mobile device or computer with a TransferJet adapter. 

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Seagate develops 2TB 2.5-inch HDD only 7mm thick

Seagate develops 2TB 2.5-inch HDD only 7mm thick

Seagate has announced that it has reached a new milestone in the development of 2.5-inch HDDs for mobile use. The new milestone is in areal density with a new 7mm thick HDD that has 2TB of storage capacity. The breakthrough means that manufacturers can get storage drives with a capacity of 1TB per platter.

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WD My Book Pro RAID storage hides up to 12TB capacity

WD My Book Pro RAID storage hides up to 12TB capacity

WD has unveiled a new external storage device for computer users that aims to be incredibly fast and offer lots of storage capacity. The device is called the MyBook Pro and it is a RAID storage array that uses Intel Thunderbolt 2 technology to deliver data transfer rates of 435 MB/s making it the fastest external solution that WD has offered to date.

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Toshiba announces new SSD, SATA HD options

Toshiba announces new SSD, SATA HD options

Toshiba has just debuted a handful of new PC storage options in the form of solid state drives (SSD) and traditional SATA hard drives (HDD). The Q300 SSDs are the flagship offerings, boasting of speed and performance improvements. The SATA HDDs are targeted for a number of purposes, including high performance, low energy usage, and mobile laptop users. With the new hard drives available in a number of size configurations, those looking for extra storage for their computer will easily be able to find one that fits their needs.

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Google will upload mailed hard drives, USB drives to cloud for developers

Google will upload mailed hard drives, USB drives to cloud for developers

While the vast majority of us common users can get by with cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive by simply uploading files via our local WiFi connection or from our phones, it's not exactly the same situation for developers with terabytes of data that needs to be migrated to cloud storage in a hurry. Fortunately for them, Google now offers an "Offline Media Import/Export" service that will take mailed in hard drives, USB flash drives, and tapes and upload the data to the cloud, for a fee, of course.

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Brazil’s ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe has 256 GB of storage

Brazil’s ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe has 256 GB of storage

It seems that ASUS is out to squeeze as much as it can from its ZenFone 2 champion. After announcing several variants in India, the manufacturer flew to Sao Paulo, Brazil to introduce the ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition. Don't be fooled by the similar name. While it does have the same markings as the Deluxe version in India, this ASUS smartphone adds even more. And by more, we mean more internal storage. 256 GB to be exact, one of the highest to be found in any smartphone today.

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Brinell debuts external SSDs with wood, leather, steel trim

Brinell debuts external SSDs with wood, leather, steel trim

In this day and age, we've come to expect premium material options like leather and bamboo on our smartphones, and German storage accessories maker Brinell feels its we apply the same standard to external hard drives. The Red Dot design award-winning company has expanded its Evo line of portable SSDs to include leather, steel, wood, and faux-carbon finishes. Prices start at about $220 for 250GB of storage, and in terms of premium look storage device, that's hard to beat.

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Samsung’s new USB 3.0 flash drives are ergonomic, classy

Samsung’s new USB 3.0 flash drives are ergonomic, classy

Samsung has announced the launch of a new USB flash drive product lineup. There are a total of three new flash drive designs, each one promised to be ergonomic and, as you can see in the image above, fairly attractive. All three flash drives are USB 3.0 and sport the maker’s NAND flash, and are all compatible with USB 2.0. This is part of Samsung’s effort to increase the branded storage options it offers for consumers, and joins its other existing flash drives, as well as SSDs and more.

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