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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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Western Digital Black NVMe SSD takes the battle to Samsung

Western Digital Black NVMe SSD takes the battle to Samsung

The Western Digital WD Black 3D NVMe SSD was revealed today in a number of capacities. WD showed off a 1TB model, one at 512GB, and another at 250GB. These solid state drives are M.2 2280 in form, which means they're tiny, and they're ready to take on the most popular competition on the market right out the gate.

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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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Samsung’s new 30.72TB SSD is breaking all the records

Samsung’s new 30.72TB SSD is breaking all the records

Samsung has outed its latest SSD, the PM1643, with a whopping 30.72 terabytes (TB) of solid-state storage. The record-breaking drive is the industry's largest SAS SSD; indeed, even its 40 GB of DRAM alone is more flash than some smartphones and tablets are shipping with in storage today.

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Samsung 860 PRO and EVO SSDs aim to supercharge your 4K

Samsung 860 PRO and EVO SSDs aim to supercharge your 4K

Samsung has a new pair of performance SSDs, and if you're prone to fast drive envy you should probably look away now. The Samsung 860 PRO and 860 EVO and the latest in the memory maker's SATA interface solid-state drives, and the successors to the 850 PRO and 850 EVO that proved to be so popular among enthusiasts back in 2015.

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Intel’s Optane consumer SSDs make rip-roaring speed mainstream

Intel’s Optane consumer SSDs make rip-roaring speed mainstream

Intel's first Optane SSD has hit shelves, and if you're all about super-speed storage then your mouth might be watering. The Intel Optane SSD 900P Series stores up to 280 GB in its 2.5-inch format, or more if you've space in your PC for a half-height add-in card. More importantly than raw capacity, however, is how quickly that storage is accessed.

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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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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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Western Digital My Passport SSD is maker’s fastest portable drive

Western Digital My Passport SSD is maker’s fastest portable drive

Western Digital has taken the wraps off what it says is its fastest portable drive ever, the My Passport SSD. This presents a new category of external drives for Western Digital customers, one that features a solid state drive rather than a hard drive. The company says this model is palm-sized with rapid speeds and a durable body for safe, fast data storage and access. Among its other features, this new drive has a USB-C port for use with compatible computers.

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My Passport SSD is a new USB-C portable storage drive from WD

My Passport SSD is a new USB-C portable storage drive from WD

Amongst the few brands that are making the jump - at least in one product - to USB-C for portable storage is WD. They've confirmed the creation of the "My Passport SSD", their first WD Portable SSD product. This device looks tough, can handle some drop damage, and connects to USB-C devices with swiftness.

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