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Synology has a new DiskStation NAS for every need

Synology has a new DiskStation NAS for every need

Once a tool for hardcore computer users only, network attached storage solutions or NAS have now become critical even for some households. That’s because these boxes come with storage reliability and easy access from multiple devices, without the hassle of setting up complex networks and computers. But not everyone needs the same kind of NAS hardware, and not everyone can definitely afford it. That is why Synology is introducing five new DiskStation NAS products that covers every need and every users, from the enterprising business owner to the tech savvy home owner.

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Nintendo Switch-branded SD cards on the way from SanDisk

Nintendo Switch-branded SD cards on the way from SanDisk

Nintendo and SanDisk have announced a new team up that will see Switch-branded microSDXC cards released later this year. Those microSDXC cards serve as the main memory cards for the Switch, and though the system ships with 32GB of on board memory, there's a good chance that you're going to need the extra storage afforded by an SD card at some point. Seeing an opportunity to make some cash, Nintendo has decided to license its name for use on these cards from SanDisk.

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SanDisk’s iXpand Base charges your iPhone as it backs up your photos

SanDisk’s iXpand Base charges your iPhone as it backs up your photos

Today's a pretty big day for SanDisk that started with the reveal of its impressive 400GB microSD card. The interesting reveals keep on coming with the announcement of the new iXpand Base. This tool wants to make it easy for you to remember to back up your iPhone by doubling as a charging station that sits atop your desk.

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SanDisk’s 400GB microSD is surprisingly affordable

SanDisk’s 400GB microSD is surprisingly affordable

It's probably not normal to drool over a memory card slot, but SanDisk's 400GB microSD may change all that. The first card of its size, the 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I has a long name but even more room for storage inside. Indeed, there's enough space for up to 40 hours of Full HD video.

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Western Digital My Book Duo offers space, speed, safety in a box

Western Digital My Book Duo offers space, speed, safety in a box

As much as we consume a ton of digital content, we also make a ton of them. From home videos recorded from our smartphones, cinematic footage from drones, environmental data coming from sensors and robot vacuum cleaners, the works. We’ll need a place to keep all of those, and our measly desktops, much less our external hard drives are definitely not up to the task. Answering the call, Western Digital, one of the leading makers of data storage solutions, has just announced the new My Book Duo that brings up to 20 TB of storage and RAID backups while remaining as simple to use as a USB hard drive.

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Synology DS416play NAS review: multimedia cloud at your fingertips

Synology DS416play NAS review: multimedia cloud at your fingertips

Every year, our homes become mini data centers, with the addition of new computers and mobile devices as well as the introduction of smart home and IoT appliances. We not only consume more massive amounts of data and content, we also produce just as much via our smartphones, digital cameras, and software. The measly hard drives confined to our desktops are no longer sufficient. We need a data storage that is not only capable of storing that much data but can also grant access to the same quickly and painlessly. Fortunately, Synology’s DS416play NAS offers storage, reliability, and convenience in one neat and affordable package for your home.

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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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Synology DiskStation DS418j has home uses in mind

Synology DiskStation DS418j has home uses in mind

Most of the time, when you hear about new Network-Attached Storage (NAS) products, they’re geared towards professionals or, at the very least, small to medium businesses (SMB) or home offices. But with the mass of data we produce and the growing number of computers and devices in our homes, the benefits of reliable data storage as well as access from multiple devices will soon also be critical for home owners as well. Ready to meet that demand, Synology has announced the new DiskStation DS418j for home use and with a home-friendly price to boot.

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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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Mobile C50 flash drive offers USB-A, USB-C, and micro USB connectors

Mobile C50 flash drive offers USB-A, USB-C, and micro USB connectors

Gadgets with USB-C are on the rise, adding yet another plug type into the mix for consumers to be mindful of. This makes flash drives particularly tricky, as you likely need an adapter or two to use the drive with all of your gadgets. Silicon Power wants to change that with its new Mobile C50 'triple-interface' flash drive, one that sports all three major USB connectors on a single device.

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Drobo 5D3 storage touts Thunderbolt 3 for performance boost

Drobo 5D3 storage touts Thunderbolt 3 for performance boost

Aside from the flexibility to plug almost any type of peripheral, one of the promises of the Thunderbolt 3 connector that Intel and Apple are pushing is speed. Taking advantage of the increase in data transfer bandwidth, Drobo is launching its new 5D3 RAID storage solution that not only keeps your data safe and intact, it can also charge your laptop or even be your computer's connection to a 4K or 5K monitor.

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Google Drive will soon make it easy to Backup and Sync PCs, Macs

Google Drive will soon make it easy to Backup and Sync PCs, Macs

The cloud storage wars just got a bit more interesting. Box just recently announced its Box Drive offering to practically replace shared network folders at work. Now Google is also expanding the scope of its own Google Drive cloud solution but with a nod towards regular consumers instead of the enterprise. With the upcoming Backup and Sync tool, users on Windows and macOS will be able to select whole folders to sync with Google Drive, making it easy as pie to store all your data on the mothership.

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