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Seagate BarraCuda SSD revealed: Specs, price and speeds

Seagate BarraCuda SSD revealed: Specs, price and speeds

Seagate is adding a new SSD to its line-up, with the BarraCuda SSD targeting PC upgraders who won't compromise on speed but who don't necessarily have sky-high budgets. The new 2.5-inch drive offers up to 2 TB of solid-state storage.

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New SD 7.0 specification ushers in 128TB card capacity

New SD 7.0 specification ushers in 128TB card capacity

The SD Association has announced the new SD 7.0 specification, one that opens the door for 128TB SD cards with faster transfer speeds than existing cards. This is in contrast to the existing maximum SD card storage capacity of 2TB, though no cards are actually available at that capacity. The new higher storage potential is being referred to as SD Ultra Capacity, SDUC for short, with the SD Express interface.

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Galaxy Note 9 with 512GB storage: you can’t have it

Galaxy Note 9 with 512GB storage: you can’t have it

It’s an unfair and honestly unreasonable fact of life that not all smartphones of the same model are created equal. Depending on which market you’re on, you might have access to features or designs that aren’t available to others. Companies call it “strategic business decisions”. Consumers call it insane. Either way, Samsung isn’t bucking the trend this year with the upcoming Galaxy Note 9, which may come with its first ever 512 GB capacity. And it won’t be sold to majority of the world’s population.

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Seagate Game Drive for Xbox delivers fast 2TB SSD to your console

Seagate Game Drive for Xbox delivers fast 2TB SSD to your console

It’s E3 week so, naturally, there will be a lot of games being announced. Many of those will flaunt hi-res, photo-realistic graphics. Almost all of those will eat gigabytes of storage space on your PC or console. To help you prepare for the inevitable, Seagate is announcing the availability of a new kind of Game Drive for Xbox consoles, one that promises the data capacity of an external storage with the speed of an internal drive thanks to SSD technology and USB 3.0.

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DirecTV Now cloud DVR goes live for all customers

DirecTV Now cloud DVR goes live for all customers

AT&T's OTT streaming television service DirecTV NOW has expanded its DVR features, making them available for all subscribers despite the continued "beta" status. The features are being made available to iOS and tvOS users first, though AT&T promises that Android, Roku, and Fire TV users will get access to the DVR and other changes in coming weeks. Joining the DVR is a new interface and more.

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Samsung 970 Evo and Pro SSDs arrive with a surprise price drop

Samsung 970 Evo and Pro SSDs arrive with a surprise price drop

Last month, Samsung unveiled its new 970 Pro and Evo SSDs and now they're starting to show up for sale online. Several models are offered under the two lines ranging from 250GB to 1TB, most of them in the "Evo" lineup. Now that the products are showing up for sale, consumers have noticed one big, quiet change: they don't cost as much as Samsung said they would.

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Samsung PRO Endurance microSD cards are made for video cameras

Samsung PRO Endurance microSD cards are made for video cameras

Certain products continuously record video to a storage card, the biggest examples being security cameras and dashcams, and now Samsung is here with a microSD card made specifically for them. Called the PRO Endurance series, this product line's name hints at the model's extreme endurance, enabling the cards to withstand tens of thousands of hours of continuous recording.

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New Galaxy S9 and S9+ models might make early adopters cross

New Galaxy S9 and S9+ models might make early adopters cross

New Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ (or Galaxy S9 Plus, if you prefer), models are coming to Samsung online. These new models will sport expanded storage over their predecessors, coming with either 128GB or 256GB internal storage. Both models will be made exclusive to Samsung's online store.

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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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Amazon Music Storage will kick out uploaded music this month

Amazon Music Storage will kick out uploaded music this month

The music streaming market is a pretty vicious one and rivals, more often than not, want to make sure you are pretty much locked into their service. That pretty much means making sure you get your tunes from them and only from them. While some services do allow you to upload some of your own files, Amazon is slowly closing the door on that option. By the end of this month, it will remove music uploaded to its Music Storage locker unless you do one simple thing to postpone the inevitable.

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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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