Flash Storage

Samsung 850 EVO SSD adds another bit to 3D V-NAND tech

Samsung 850 EVO SSD adds another bit to 3D V-NAND tech

For those not aware of it, Samsung also makes storage solutions, from flash memory inside mobile devices to SSDs for conventional computers like desktops and laptops. For the latter, the Korean manufacturer is trying to take another step forward when it comes to storage technology. Building on the 3D V-NAND tech it first unveiled in the 850 Pro last July, the 850 EVO pushes the limits by using 3 bits per memory cell, increasing the overall capacity of a single Flash memory chip compared to traditional 2-bit storage.

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Sony G Series XQD version 2 memory cards support 350 MB/s writes

Sony G Series XQD version 2 memory cards support 350 MB/s writes

Professional and amateur photographers alike who use high-end DSLR cameras like the Nikon D4 and D4s know that a fast memory card is a requirement if you want to take full advantage of the camera's capabilities. Sony has quietly launched a new generation of memory cards that will begin shipping on November 3. These memory cards are called the G Series XQD version 2 memory cards and deliver impressively fast read and write speeds.

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SanDisk 512GB Extreme PRO SDXC: a high-capacity memory card for pros

SanDisk 512GB Extreme PRO SDXC: a high-capacity memory card for pros

SanDisk has introduced a new memory card that keeps pace with the most demanding photography and video recording needs: the 512GB Extreme Pro SDXC card. The card boasts several features targeted at pro users and those with demanding needs, including the ability to withstand harsh temperatures and water.

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Samsung 850 Pro is the first 3D V-NAND SSD

Samsung 850 Pro is the first 3D V-NAND SSD

Samsung might now be more popular for mobile devices but it also makes some pretty impressive data storage drives. Hoping to further improve that impression, the company has just launched its latest SSD, the 850 Pro. Though the speeds that Samsung reports might be on par with other high-end drives in the market, the real differentiating factor of the 850 Pro is the use of what Samsung calls 3D V-NAND technology.

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SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD poised to level up PC gaming

SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD poised to level up PC gaming

It has been a year and a day since SanDisk unveiled its Extreme II SSD. Now, at Computex once more, the flash storage manufacturer is announcing the evolution of this solid state storage device, the Extreme PRO, a drive that it is selling to be the drive for hardcore PC gaming, graphics-intensive applications, and serious multimedia work.

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Toshiba TransMemory Pro USB 3.0 Flash Drive writes at 205MB/s

Toshiba TransMemory Pro USB 3.0 Flash Drive writes at 205MB/s

Toshiba is big in the storage device market. That might not be the first thing we think of when we hear the Toshiba name, but the company has a range of storage devices. One of the new products in that storage line is the TransMemory Pro 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive. The drive offers fast reads and writes with lots of capacity for your digital files.

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CompactFlash Association unveils XQD Ver.2.0 spec

CompactFlash Association unveils XQD Ver.2.0 spec

The first version of the CompactFlash Association XQD specification rolled out way back in December of 2011. That specification brought with it more performance for the CF cards used in many high-end cameras. The CompactFlash Association is back with a revised specification called XQD Ver.2.0.

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SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive marries storage with microUSB and full-sized USB

SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive marries storage with microUSB and full-sized USB

SanDisk has announced a new USB flash drive this morning. This one is called the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive and offers up to 64GB of storage along with a full-sized and micro-sized USB connection. This drive is intended for Android users, and works with both Mac and Windows on the desktop side.

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PhotoFast i-FlashDrive swaps files between mobile and desktop

PhotoFast i-FlashDrive swaps files between mobile and desktop

Sometimes it can be the simpler items that make an impression, and that happens to be the case with the i-FlashDrive. This is a small flash drive that has a variety of connectivity options. Or put simpler, this flash drive connects with Android and iOS and even allows users to swap files between the drive itself, or the phone or tablet.

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Samsung to launch 1TB mSATA SSD this month

Samsung to launch 1TB mSATA SSD this month

Samsung this evening announced it will launch the industry's first 1-terabyte (1TB) mSATA SSD this month. That doubles the capacity (512GB) of some of the largest-capacity mSATA SSDs generally available today. As such, the 1TB 840 EVO mSATA SSD is poised to bring unprecedented large-capacity hard storage to some of the market's thinnest portables.

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Apple recalls MacBook Air over flash storage flaw

Apple recalls MacBook Air over flash storage flaw

Apple has issued a recall for some MacBook Air notebooks, warning owners that the flash storage used in the ultraportables could fail and result in a loss of data. The "MacBook Air Flash Storage Drive Replacement Program" affects select 64GB and 128GB configurations of the notebook sold between June 2012 and June 2013, and will see Apple replace free of charge the potentially risky drives.

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SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 has up to 450 MB/s reads

SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 has up to 450 MB/s reads

SanDisk recently announced a new memory card aimed at cinema pros. The memory card has 120 GB of storage and is called the SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card. The memory card product is aimed at professional broadcast, cinematography, and professional photography markets.

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