Data Storage

Massive Attack album stored in DNA

Massive Attack album stored in DNA

Massive Attack's album Mezzanine is 20 years old. To celebrate, the band is working with scientists to store the album on DNA. Once coded, the band's classic album could last for at least hundreds of years, maybe thousands of years or longer. The technology that allows this was developed at ETH Zurich, and that's where the band went to get their business done.

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Google One: What is it?

Google One: What is it?

This morning Google One was introduced to the world by newly minted Google One VP, Pavni Diwanji. This is a new name for a new subscription system with Google - and it begins with storage. This system takes over what was consumer-faced data storage, and ramps up from there. As Diwanji suggests, Google One is "a simple plan for expanded storage that includes extra benefits to help you get more out of Google."

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New Galaxy S9 and S9+ models might make early adopters cross

New Galaxy S9 and S9+ models might make early adopters cross

New Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ (or Galaxy S9 Plus, if you prefer), models are coming to Samsung online. These new models will sport expanded storage over their predecessors, coming with either 128GB or 256GB internal storage. Both models will be made exclusive to Samsung's online store.

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Samsung 970 PRO, EVO NVMe SSDs put SATA drives on notice

Samsung 970 PRO, EVO NVMe SSDs put SATA drives on notice

A lot of tech marketing puts the spotlight on CPU cores and clock speeds but professionals know that data storage can make or break a workflow just as much. Unlike with CPUs, however, advancement in storage technology hasn't exactly made great leaps and we're pretty much still tied to decades-old tech. Samsung, however, wants to tell you that you don't have to compromise. With its new 970 PRO and 970 EVO NVMe SSDs, you are promised six times faster speeds than equivalent SATA-based SSDs. With a price to match, of course.

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Western Digital, Seagate launch portable storage for content creators

Western Digital, Seagate launch portable storage for content creators

As the capabilities of cameras, both smartphone and professional, increase, so too the demand for high-quality, hi-res content. Such content, however, doesn’t just happen by magic. They are carefully crafted which, somewhere along the way, means they have to be stored and processed on high-speed, high-capacity storage. To meet not just the demand for content but the need to process that content on location, storage specialists Western Digital and Seagate are announcing new solutions for creative professionals on the go.

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Nimbus ExaDrive DC100 100TB SSD sets new storage milestone

Nimbus ExaDrive DC100 100TB SSD sets new storage milestone

Nimbus Data just set a storage milestone with the announcement of its new ExaDrive DC100, a 100TB solid-state-drive. This model boasts the largest capacity of any SSD to date, offering more than three times the storage capacity of its closest competitor, the company says. In addition to its record-breaking capacity, Nimbus says its ExaDrive DC100 uses 85-percent less energy per terabyte than competing models.

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Intel Optane 800P SSD launched for consumers who can afford it

Intel Optane 800P SSD launched for consumers who can afford it

With improvements in processors and volatile memory (RAM) technologies, data storage has become the bottle neck in computing performance, be it in mobile devices or, especially, in PCs. While there are still a lot of factors going in favor of HDDs, SSDs have become the go to solution for fast data access. Intel, however, has been boasting that it could do better with its Optane SSDs. Aimed initially at data centers and enterprise customers, Intel brought that technology to consumers with last year’s 900P and now with the more compact 800P M.2 Optane SSD.

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512GB microSD card exists: here’s when it’s coming

512GB microSD card exists: here’s when it’s coming

What is the largest capacity microSD (technically microSDXC) card in the market today? If you answered SanDisk’s tiny 400 GB card launched last August, then you’re woefully out of date. Well, just half out of date. UK-based Integral Memory just announced its a microSDHC/XC Class 10 UHS-I card with a whopping 512 GB of storage inside. Only problem for now is that it isn’t available for you to buy just yet. And when it does, be prepared to pay a pretty penny for it.

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Galaxy S9 variants tipped: RAM, Storage Size

Galaxy S9 variants tipped: RAM, Storage Size

This week a variety of Samsung Galaxy S9 devices were leaked in codes indicating a wide variety come spring 2018. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is said to come in two variants, while the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is said to come in three. The most awesome of these is tipped a limited-edition Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus with 6GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.

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Galaxy S9 could use Samsung’s new 512 GB UFS storage

Galaxy S9 could use Samsung’s new 512 GB UFS storage

Samsung is about to make microSD cards in phones redundant. Well, probably after a few years. The company has just announced that it has started the production of the world’s first 512 GB flash memory using the new UFS standard. This behemoth of a storage solution is intended for use in “next generation” mobile devices, which probably means we’ll get to see it when the Galaxy S9 gets announced early next year. Which also means it might not have a microSD card reader as well.

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Sony G Series memory card claims fastest CFast 2.0 title

Sony G Series memory card claims fastest CFast 2.0 title

With smartphones gnawing at their bottom line, camera makers are pushing the upper limits of DSLRs and professional camera equipment. But the increased capabilities and performance of latest gen cameras hasn’t given memory makers enough time to catch up. Sony, however, is now saying it has. The consumer electronics giant has just announced its new G Series of CFast 2.0 memory cards that it boasts is faster than the fastest CFast card around.

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Synology DS918+ NAS Review

Synology DS918+ NAS Review

Our homes are turning into small offices, whether or not they actually have home offices inside. Multiple devices, increased use, and complicated setups now require more than the average box ISPs provide. 4K videos, thousands of photos and documents, and smart TVs have easily made external hard drives ineffective. For data storage and retrieval even at home, and especially in SMBs, you’ll want to invest in a solid NAS solution. And when it comes to such storage boxes, the Synology DS918+ is easily at the top of the line. This is why.

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