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Lexar SL200 1TB portable SSD revealed with USB-C

Lexar SL200 1TB portable SSD revealed with USB-C

There's a new Lexar external data drive in the world this week called the Lexar SL200. This is an SSD, with SSD-level performance, which means it'll roll at speed up to 550MB/s read and 400MB/s write. This machine has 256-bit AES encryption and connects with a USB-C port - that's USB-C to USB-C or USB-C to USB Type-A.

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Samsung 870 QVO SSDs pump up capacity to a whopping 8TB

Samsung 870 QVO SSDs pump up capacity to a whopping 8TB

Samsung today announced a new lineup of 2.5-inch quad-level cell SSDs that will all be part of the 870 QVO series. Storage options for these drives start out in familiar territory with 1TB, 2TB, and even 4TB models, but for the 870 QVO, Samsung is rolling out the big guns, announcing that the series will be home to an 8TB drive as well. Expect that to cost a pretty penny when it releases later this year.

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Apple adds new MacBook Pro 16″ GPU and Mac Pro SSD kits

Apple adds new MacBook Pro 16″ GPU and Mac Pro SSD kits

Apple is quietly adding new options for the 16-inch MacBook Pro and the Mac Pro, including SSD upgrades that will allow owners to squeeze more storage into their macOS desktop. Expected to be put up for sale later today, it'll add a new flagship GPU option for Apple's top-spec notebook, too.

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Xbox Series X backward compatibility includes Xbox 360 and OG games

Xbox Series X backward compatibility includes Xbox 360 and OG games

Today we're taking a peek at Microsoft's latest revealed details on Xbox Series X backward compatibility with older Xbox games. Microsoft revealed today that "thousands of games" are already playable on test versions of Xbox Series X hardware. It's clear already that this won't be a 1-for-1 game compatibility list with the Xbox One, but it'll certainly include a whole BUNCH of games right out the gate.

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Samsung T7 SSD boasts breakthrough speed for USB-C storage

Samsung T7 SSD boasts breakthrough speed for USB-C storage

Samsung's newest SSD is now available, with the Samsung T7 announced back at CES 2020 finally ready to slip into your pocket. Smaller and cheaper than the T7 Touch Samsung already launched - and which has a fingerprint sensor along with its solid-state drive - the regular T7 opts for simplicity instead.

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Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD comes with a fingerprint scanner

Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD comes with a fingerprint scanner

The mobile lifestyle now no longer just applies to smartphones. It's no longer unusual to see people carrying laptops around and working anywhere there's a Wi-Fi connection or a power outlet or both. The change in lifestyle and work habits has also changed the way we store and access data or even the volume of data we accumulate in a short amount of time. That means that portable storage, even usually expensive SSDs, has become more common and so is the risk of theft or loss. Samsung is coming to the rescue with a portable SSD that offers an additional layer of security on top, literally.

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Western Digital brings pocket-sized 8TB SSD prototype and more to CES 2020

Western Digital brings pocket-sized 8TB SSD prototype and more to CES 2020

The way we create and consume media these days has pretty much changed the way we store and retrieve data. Large hard drives with their moving heads and spinning disks still have a home in desktops and data centers but regular consumers would prefer more durable and more portable storage devices for the modern lifestyle. At CES 2020, Western Digital is showing off a few new products to address that need, including a portable SSD with an 8 TB capacity and 20 Gbps SuperSpeed.

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The Mac Pro 8TB SSD is available – but it’s not cheap

The Mac Pro 8TB SSD is available – but it’s not cheap

Maxing out a new Mac Pro is even more expensive a prospect today, with Apple adding its biggest SSD upgrade to the options list. The new desktop was added to the online store last week, kicking off at $5,999 but with a long list of customizations - if your pockets are deep enough. However, not all were available on day one.

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Samsung PCIe Gen4 SSDs boast three software innovations

Samsung PCIe Gen4 SSDs boast three software innovations

In the data storage market, bigger and faster are often seen as the hallmarks of a winning product. But in this day and age where almost everything important is stored digitally, data storage products need to go beyond those two raw features. Reliability and versatility are just as important as speed and capacity and Samsung is more than happy to promise those through its latest generation of solid-state drives that boast the combination of three technologies to open up a "new paradigm" of SSD performance.

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LaCie Rugged SSDs help creators take their work anywhere and everywhere

LaCie Rugged SSDs help creators take their work anywhere and everywhere

Today's technologies, both software and hardware, have made it easier to do work almost anywhere and everywhere and in almost any condition. Of course, when it comes to extreme conditions, you will need equipment that won't easily break under pressure or even under water. That's where rugged devices come in and LaCie's three new SSDs make the perfect partners for equally rugged laptops and smartphones used for crafting the next YouTube hit.

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WD_Black gaming HDD and SSD look like shipping containers

WD_Black gaming HDD and SSD look like shipping containers

This week the folks at Western Digital released a new collection of WD_Black series hard drives (HDD and SSD) with radical new industrial designs. When you're buying a hard disk drive or solid-state drive, especially an external HDD or SSD, you'll first look at the capabilities of the drive - mostly innards. Then you'll look at the external bits - the way the case looks, the bits you'll be seeing every time you access your gaming machine. Because of this, Western Digital went the extra mile (in the right direction) with their latest round of WD_Black.

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Toshiba XFMEXPRESS opens the door for removable SSD cards

Toshiba XFMEXPRESS opens the door for removable SSD cards

The current state of technology is pretty much a compromise when it comes to data storage. HDD's have high capacities and are cheap but sometimes unreliable while SSDs are thinner, more durable, but also more expensive. On smaller devices, PCIe attached NVMe storage offer speeds that even UFS much less eMMC storage can only dream of but users are mostly stuck with what's soldered onboard. Toshiba, however, is saying you don't need to choose with its new XFMEXPRESS form factor that is practically an SSD card not unlike a microSD card.

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