Data Storage

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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Synology DS218play, DS218j, DS118 launched for homes, small offices

Synology DS218play, DS218j, DS118 launched for homes, small offices

The amount of data we produce and consume each day is staggering. And that’s not just in our regular lines of work but even with just the photos and videos we take day in, day out, with our smartphones. Storing those at home has become more than just a chore and not everyone subscribes to the sales pitch of the cloud. Why not have a cloud right at home? That’s practically what Synology is suggesting with the launch of the DS218play, DS218j, and DS118 NAS boxes to take care of your personal data storage needs at home or even that of your small office at home or elsewhere.

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Western Digital now has a 14 TB hard drive

Western Digital now has a 14 TB hard drive

While consumers, particularly those on laptops, look to SSDs as their data storage of choice because of their speed and reliability, hard disk drives or HDDs are never going away. In fact, they have become even more critical because of the digital content we produce and store these days. Unlike SSDs, however, hard drives run into the limits of physics sooner. Which is why making a single HDD that reaches 14 TB capacity, such as Western Digital's Ultrastar Hs14, is no small matter for the enterprise.

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Hoya Glass Substrates could usher in 20TB HDD era

Hoya Glass Substrates could usher in 20TB HDD era

Anyone who had been around PCs for long will remember the days when drive capacity was measured in megabytes and people thought that they would never use that much space. Then drives were in gigabytes and people thought the same thing again before the terabyte era came to be. Before HDDs can move into the 20TB range for storage capacity, a new type of substrate for the platters that actually store the data will come into play.

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Samsung T5 portable SSD promises crazy speeds thanks to V-NAND

Samsung T5 portable SSD promises crazy speeds thanks to V-NAND

Computers, especially laptops, are getting thinner and thinner. At some point, it might be near impossible to cram more data storage in those already crammed spaces. But even if future technology does make it possible, there will always be a need for external storage you can take with you anywhere. Unfortunately, such portable drives are often limited in capacity, bulky, slow, or all of the above, especially when compared to internal data storage. Not unless you save up for Samsung’s new SSD T5 portable drives.

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Synology DiskStation DS418j has home uses in mind

Synology DiskStation DS418j has home uses in mind

Most of the time, when you hear about new Network-Attached Storage (NAS) products, they’re geared towards professionals or, at the very least, small to medium businesses (SMB) or home offices. But with the mass of data we produce and the growing number of computers and devices in our homes, the benefits of reliable data storage as well as access from multiple devices will soon also be critical for home owners as well. Ready to meet that demand, Synology has announced the new DiskStation DS418j for home use and with a home-friendly price to boot.

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Samsung V-NAND flash memory to address growing data storage needs

Samsung V-NAND flash memory to address growing data storage needs

Although our devices are getting smaller and our appliances getting smarter, the amount of data we produce have grown immensely. As such, it is even more critical to find ways to store all that data without having to expand the amount of physical space that servers and racks already occupy. Samsung, best known for smartphones and consumer electronics, might just have the data storage solution for those as well. It has just revealed a series of data storage solutions whose high capacities are all thanks to Samsung’s new V-NAND tech.

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Intel Ruler SSD squeezes 300,000 movies into a single rack

Intel Ruler SSD squeezes 300,000 movies into a single rack

Intel has revealed its latest SSDs, and while there have been advances internally, it's the design of its new "Ruler" SSD form-factor that's probably most striking. Named, unsurprisingly, after its long and skinny shape, the new drive may look unwieldy but it has been designed with a very specific purpose in mind. Namely, maximizing how much storage you can fit into a single rack.

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Sony, IBM develop a 330 TB magnetic tape storage

Sony, IBM develop a 330 TB magnetic tape storage

The 50s called and they want their tapes back. Forget crystals, holograms, or even DNA. The storage solution of the future might come from the pass. And that’s not an exaggeration either. Sony and IBM have joined several of their technologies and innovations together in order to make a palm-sized magnetic tape cartridge capable of holding as much as 330 TB of data. An achievement considering that a comparable cartridge only holds 15 TB at most.

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Drobo 5D3 storage touts Thunderbolt 3 for performance boost

Drobo 5D3 storage touts Thunderbolt 3 for performance boost

Aside from the flexibility to plug almost any type of peripheral, one of the promises of the Thunderbolt 3 connector that Intel and Apple are pushing is speed. Taking advantage of the increase in data transfer bandwidth, Drobo is launching its new 5D3 RAID storage solution that not only keeps your data safe and intact, it can also charge your laptop or even be your computer's connection to a 4K or 5K monitor.

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