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Canon’s 5DS camera replica is a functional flash drive

Canon’s 5DS camera replica is a functional flash drive

Canon has launched its own miniature DSLR, a scaled replica of the Canon 5DS camera with a removable 'lens' and all the tiny details. The big difference, of course, is that the replica isn't a camera -- it's a flash drive, satisfying your mobile storage needs. Remove the lens, and you’ll have access to the USB connector.

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Microsoft does a U-turn, returns 15GB to old OneDrive users

Microsoft does a U-turn, returns 15GB to old OneDrive users

Running a cloud storage, of course, costs money and offering some amount of that space for free will incur some amount of loss. It can also be prone to abuse, whether free or paid, and sometimes you just have to set your foot down. But when you punish well-meaning, innocent users along with the bad, you're bound to get some very unhappy, not to mention vocal, people. It's a lesson Microsoft learned the hard way when it nerfed its OneDrive storage space for existing free users, which It is now returning with an apology.

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Synology DiskStation DS716+ powered by quad-core 1.6GHz CPU

Synology DiskStation DS716+ powered by quad-core 1.6GHz CPU

Synology has announced a new network attached storage solution called the DS716+. The new storage solution is an encryption-oriented, scalable dual bay NAS server that has a quad-core 1.6GHz CPU under the hood. The device is aimed at the small business that needs a reliable and efficient storage and app server.

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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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