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TerraMaster D2 Thunderbolt 3 Review

TerraMaster D2 Thunderbolt 3 Review

The amount of data we generate and accumulate is sometimes too much for our laptops or even desktops to accommodate. Normal external hard drives are veritably just that, hard drives you plug in as needed. Networked Attached Storage or NAS provide some speed, reliability, and power but at the price of complexity. Enter Direct-Attached Storage or DAS like the new TerraMaster D2 Thunderbolt 3 that offer the reliability of NAS drives without the hassle nor the latency of networks.

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OWC Envoy Pro EX claims to be the ‘fastest USB-C SSD ever built’

OWC Envoy Pro EX claims to be the ‘fastest USB-C SSD ever built’

Today OWC revealed its latest external SSD, the Envoy Pro EX. The Envoy Pro EX works with both PCs and Macs and promises pretty ridiculous transfer speeds for an external drive, with OWC saying they can go as high as 980MB/s. It's available in a number of sizes as well, though depending on what you're after, the price you pay has the potential to get expensive quickly.

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OneDrive Personal Vault adds secure folder as Microsoft boosts storage

OneDrive Personal Vault adds secure folder as Microsoft boosts storage

OneDrive is making some big changes today, doubling the storage in its standalone plan, while adding a new OneDrive Personal Vault for maximizing security around the most important files. The new Personal Vault features is an extra-protected subset of data, which can be only be accessed with secondary authentication.

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Google Drive and Photos divorce: Who gets what?

Google Drive and Photos divorce: Who gets what?

Google Drive and Google Photos will soon de-sync photos and videos hosted between the two. Google suggested that "automatic sync" between the two services was just "confusing" for users, so they've decided to "simplify" the experience. Accidental deletions and appearances of counting data twice will soon be out the door - sort of.

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SanDisk 1TB Extreme microSD card is now ready for your money

SanDisk 1TB Extreme microSD card is now ready for your money

Smartphones and digital cameras are getting more capable and more sophisticated and that's not yet considering the new breed of 360-degree 3D cameras that are starting to pop up here and there. This means that internal storage may no longer be enough to hold even the shortest videos and common microSD cards may be too low and too slow to meet the need for speed. Enter the first generation of 1 TB microSD cards now led by the SanDisk Extreme. With promises high capacity and high speed, this card will breeze through your video and data workload, if it doesn't burn a hole in your wallet first.

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Intel Optane Memory H10 promises super fast SSDs in laptops, mini PCs

Intel Optane Memory H10 promises super fast SSDs in laptops, mini PCs

Intel may be best known for its CPUs but the company has also dabbled in other markets where its silicon prowess could be used. Although it has pretty much failed in producing a noteworthy graphics card, it's making quite an impression in the flash memory department with Optane. Now it is combining two of its best technologies in the Intel Optane Memory H10 with solid-state storage to give laptops, 2-in-1s, all-in-ones, and mini PCs an edge in data storage and access.

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Groundbreaking DNA drive saves data in the building blocks of life

Groundbreaking DNA drive saves data in the building blocks of life

Collaborating with the University of Washington, Microsoft has demonstrated a system that can store information in synthetic DNA and then retrieve the data afterward. The proof-of-concept device is among the first of its kind and can automatically encode data into a DNA sequence and then convert the information back to ones and zeros again so it’s readable by digital machines.

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Dropbox device linking limits just got added for Basic accounts

Dropbox device linking limits just got added for Basic accounts

Dropbox has quietly added a new limitation on free accounts, putting a cap on how many devices can be linked simultaneously. The cloud storage service offers new users 2GB for free, along with access across multiple devices; however how those devices are linked to an account is changing, and it could end up causing frustration.

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Sony CFexpress memory card promises to be even faster than CFast

Sony CFexpress memory card promises to be even faster than CFast

The past few days may have been filled with mobile news but the computing industry wasn't content to be silent either. The USB Implementers Forum (USB IF), for example, has announced the new unified USB 3.2 branding and new microSD Express cards have launched with even better speeds to meet new demands today. Not te be left behind, Sony has announced the development of the CFexpress Type B, its latest CompactFlash memory card, that would run circles around its fastest CFast cards.

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Samsung eUFS 3.0 goes into mass production, too late for Galaxy S10

Samsung eUFS 3.0 goes into mass production, too late for Galaxy S10

Samsung proudly boasted about the Galaxy S10+'s 1 TB internal storage but that might already be outdated before the year is over. That large data storage, the largest among phones, is already on the eUFS 2.1 standard that is faster than most internal smartphone memory these days. But now Samsung has just announced the production of eUFS 3.0 that is even faster and, yes, there will be a 1 TB capacity coming later this year.

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1TB SanDisk Extreme is a beastly microSD card with a monster price

1TB SanDisk Extreme is a beastly microSD card with a monster price

Those of you who have been waiting for a high-capacity microSD card with fast transfer speeds might like what Western Digital is showing off at MWC this year. The company has announced a new 1TB microSDXC card that it claims is the fastest UHS-I card in the world. Officially dubbed the 1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC card (which is quite the mouthful), prospective buyers might want to start saving now, because it certainly has the price tag to match its high capacity and potential transfer speeds.

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microSD Express cards just launched: Here’s why that matters

microSD Express cards just launched: Here’s why that matters

Last June, the SD Association rolled out its SD 7.0 specification. Along with increasing the maximum potential capacity for SD cards to 128TB, this also introduced SD Express, which greatly increased data transfer rates. Today, the SD Association announced the roll out of the SD 7.1 specification, bringing those improvements from 7.0 to microSD cards as well.

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