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Amazon Snowmobile service is a semi-truck with a giant hard drive

Amazon Snowmobile service is a semi-truck with a giant hard drive

Last week, Amazon announced a new service for uploading large amounts of data to its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage. Dubbed Snowmobile, it's an actual 18-wheel semi-truck hauling a storage container filled with hard drives. See, it's not meant for times when you need to back up your photo or video collection, but rather for an entire company's data, such as a movie studio's archives or a government agency's library of satellite imagery.

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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 Backup Plus Portable 5TB crams 1TB data per platter

Seagate Backup Plus Portable 5TB crams 1TB data per platter

Seagate has announced a new external storage drive that is portable has has lots and lots of storage space. The drive is called the Backup Plus Portable 5TB drive and it is the largest capacity mobile drive on the market. Seagate says that the high-capacity portable drive is perfect for users who like to shoot 4k video and high-resolution images.

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Apple cuts Mac flash storage upgrade pricing

Apple cuts Mac flash storage upgrade pricing

If you are in the market for a new Mac computer storage upgrades for the older Mac Pro and MacBook machines have been reduced at Apple. If you like the idea of spending big money on the Mac Pro with its umbrella holder style, you will want to hear this. Apple has cut the price of storage upgrades for buyers of the Mac Pro. The base amount of storage is still a 256GB PCIe-based flash device. Upgrades include 512GB or 1TB of the same type of storage media.

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G-Technology G-Drive Slim SSD USB-C aims at MacBook Pro users

G-Technology G-Drive Slim SSD USB-C aims at MacBook Pro users

G-Technology is a premium storage brand owned by Western Digital and it has unveiled a new product called the G-Drive slim SSD USB-C. This drive brings faster data speeds and USB connectivity that will be perfect for users of the new MacBook Pro notebook with the USB-C port. The external SSD is offered in 1TB and 500GB capacities.

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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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Entry-level MacBook Pro’s SSD can be replaced

Entry-level MacBook Pro’s SSD can be replaced

The highlight of Apple’s MacBook press event is undoubtedly the laptop’s new Touch Bar, and the abundance of Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports. But not all MacBook Pros are created equal, and there is one model that at the expense of a less expensive price tag, eschews the Touch Bar. This entry-level MacBook Pro, however, might have one more advantage in addition to the larger battery. It might also be possible to more easily upgrade its SSD storage. With a bit of work, of course.

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LaCie Bolt3 and 6big: ultra-fast desktop storage with Thunderbolt 3

LaCie Bolt3 and 6big: ultra-fast desktop storage with Thunderbolt 3

LaCie has two more desktop storage products to go alongside the 12big it announced back at NAB: the Bolt3 and the 6big. All three products (including the 12big) feature Thunderbolt 3 for use with Apple’s new MacBook Pros or other supported devices. According to LaCie, these products feature the ‘fastest and largest desktop drives’ currently available, making them suitable for videographers dealing with 4K content and more.

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CompactFlash Association at work on CFexpress cards good for 8GB/s

CompactFlash Association at work on CFexpress cards good for 8GB/s

The larger the files you are working with on a digital camera or other device that stores data to a CompactFlash card, the faster the card you need. Large files can really slow a fast camera down when the storage card needs a while to catch up when shooting bursts. To help speed things up the CompactFlash association has announced that it is developing a new breed of memory cards called the CFexpress card.

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Western Digital unleashes My Passport redesigns, new WD Blue and Green SSDs

Western Digital unleashes My Passport redesigns, new WD Blue and Green SSDs

Western Digital has a slew of new product announcements to make today, announcing redesigns for two lines of external hard drives and revealing two new internal solid state drives. The company is teaming up with fuseproject to give the My Passport and My Book lines something of a refresh, while at the same time introducing its new WD Blue and WD Green SSDs.

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Drobo 5C USB-C RAID storage manages itself without your help

Drobo 5C USB-C RAID storage manages itself without your help

Despite the prevalence of cloud storage, not everything can be safely tucked away on the nebulous Internet. Sooner or later, hard, local storage will be needed. The problem with these is that most don’t offer the same resilience and reliability that professional cloud storage services offer. Of course, there are RAID storage solutions, but those are commonly difficult to setup, much less expand. Not so Drobo’s newest product, the Drobo 5C, which does all the heavy lifting and worrying about setups and maintenance so that you won’t have to.

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Lexar 256GB 633x microSD card ready for 4K video galore

Lexar 256GB 633x microSD card ready for 4K video galore

Lexar has announced a collection of new microSD cards and accessories to work with said microSD cards, including a new 256GB 633x unit this week. This card, they suggest, is able of storing 9 full hours of 4K video at once. Devices without a microSD card slot can also partake, just so long as they've got their own micro-USB port or USB-C port, now that the company has revealed their C1 microSD Reader and their M1 microSD Reader as well.

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