External Storage

LaCie Rugged and d2 storage updated with Thunderbolt 3

LaCie Rugged and d2 storage updated with Thunderbolt 3

LaCie has announced updates to both its d2 and Rugged storage models, adding USB-C to the Rugged model and Thunderbolt 3 to the LaCie d2. With these updates, users can use the same drives LaCie has previously announced with the latest laptop models, such as the new MacBook Pro. These drives are offered with storage options ranging up to a 5TB hard drive or a 1TB SSD for the Rugged and up to 10TB for the d2.

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Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT flash drive has a 2TB capacity

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT flash drive has a 2TB capacity

Kingston Digital has taken the wraps off a new flash drive with a crazy high capacity, relatively speaking: 2TB. That’s despite its small 72mm x 26.9mm x 21mm size, making it an exceptionally small way to tote around a lot of data. According to Kingston, this capacity can accommodate up to 70 hours of 4K UHD-resolution videos.

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Lenovo Smart Storage boasts dual-band WiFi and 6TB capacity

Lenovo Smart Storage boasts dual-band WiFi and 6TB capacity

Along with its other CES 2017 offerings comes the Lenovo Smart Storage device, an attractive external storage option boasting a 6TB capacity and a variety of connectivity features, including peer-to-peer access and dual-band WiFi. Unlike many similar devices, the Lenovo Smart Storage features integrated facial recognition for better sorting your synced photographs, doing so based on the faces in those photos.

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Seagate Duet portable hard drive syncs with Amazon Drive

Seagate Duet portable hard drive syncs with Amazon Drive

Seagate has introduced a new portable hard drive called Duet, one that features Amazon branding on the case and supports syncing with Amazon Drive, the company’s cloud storage service. The drive itself has a 1TB capacity, and it backs up whatever data you put on it to Amazon Drive, which can then be accessed using its related mobile app. Not an Amazon customer? You'll get free cloud storage to get you started.

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Seagate 512GB SSD Game Drive for Xbox One arrives in November

Seagate 512GB SSD Game Drive for Xbox One arrives in November

Seagate has taken the wraps off a new SSD drive for the Xbox One called the Game Drive for Xbox. According to Seagate, the Game Drive was designed specifically for Microsoft’s video game console, offering gamers an expansion option for storing games beyond the limit of the Xbox’s internal drive. The drive comes in a 512GB capacity and will be available starting next month.

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Synology launches the new DS216j home NAS

Synology launches the new DS216j home NAS

There used to be a time where virtually all of your files were stored on a single computer. Maybe you'd have CDs or floppy disks with some backups, but that was generally it. In today's world, you don't necessarily want all of your media and important documents sitting on a desktop or a laptop. Instead, you might look to a NAS to help you out.

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Synology promises personal cloud with new DS416j NAS

Synology promises personal cloud with new DS416j NAS

Despite the best efforts of the cloud, personal network-attached storage haven't gone away, and Synology is courting media-amassing home users with its latest. The DiskStation DS416j borrows the 4-bay flexibility of its business-minded cousins, but puts that quartet of drives to work with hardware encryption.

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QNAP NAS TS-251+ and TS-451+ are ready for virtualization

QNAP NAS TS-251+ and TS-451+ are ready for virtualization

QNAP has unveiled a pair of new network attached storage devices including the dual bay TS-251+ and the quad bay TS-451+. Both of the storage devices are designed to be scalable and high-performance solutions for small offices and workgroups while being affordable devices to own.

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Expand your Xbox gaming with new Chatpad, Seagate Game Drive

Expand your Xbox gaming with new Chatpad, Seagate Game Drive

Gamescom this week has seen Microsoft make its biggest pitch to try and wrest the laurel away from Sony's PlayStation 4. While the jury still deliberates on whether it has succeeded or not (and some already think it has), Microsoft continues to throw more and more goodies to the gaming public. Completely optional but at the same time completely wanted, Microsoft is making available two peripherals for its Xbox consoles that extend the gaming experience almost quite literally, with a Chatpad controller plugin and a new Seagate Game Drive storage.

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Gnarbox edits and shares HD video sans laptop

Gnarbox edits and shares HD video sans laptop

There are a bunch of reasons why people like to record HD video and then need the ability to edit that video without a notebook. It's easy to record HD video wherever you are and whatever you are doing today thanks to cameras like the GoPro that are small and portable. It’s not so easy to edit that video without having a notebook with you at all times. The Gnarbox is designed specifically to allow you to edit your video and share it on the go without needing a notebook.

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Samung P3 external drive: 4TB without the power cord

Samung P3 external drive: 4TB without the power cord

Data storage is definitely undergoing a big change, from the UFS 2.0 that trumps eMMCs in mobile devices, to the 10 TB hard drive, to the crazy expensive 512 GB microSD card, to this new 4TB portable external hard drive from from Samsung. Although that storage size isn't exactly new as far as hard drives or even SSDs are concerned, this is probably the first time that such a large capacity would come in such a small package. Measuring only 19.85 mm (0.78 in) in height, the Samsung P3 also touts ultimate portability by throwing away the power cable.

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Kingston microDuo 3C USB-C Review – One drive, Two plugs

Kingston microDuo 3C USB-C Review – One drive, Two plugs

One day the tech world will have embraced the USB-C connector - until then, we’re reliant on devices like Kingston’s DataTraveler microDuo 3C USB Flash drive to bridge old and new. The double-sided thumb drive sandwiches between 16GB and 64GB of storage in-between a pair of plugs: a regular USB 3.1 on one end, and a USB-C 3.1 on the other. As a new MacBook user, I’m understandably curious about anything that works around the ultraportable’s notorious lack of ports: read on for my review.

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