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Huawei sort of owns up to P10, Mate 9 storage tech debacle

Huawei sort of owns up to P10, Mate 9 storage tech debacle

As fast as smartphones might be, the one part of them that is relatively slow is the internal data storage. Most smartphones still use the old eMMC type storage, considered one of the slowest. A few OEMs now use the faster UFS storage, which some companies have used as a bragging right. One such company is Huawei, who has been advertising the fast storage tech on its Huawei P10 and even Huawei Mate 9 flagships. That is, until it was caught actually using the older eMMC on some models.

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Seagate DJI Fly Drive brings 2TB and a drone-friendly microSD slot

Seagate DJI Fly Drive brings 2TB and a drone-friendly microSD slot

In early January, Seagate and DJI announced a new partnership between the two companies that would result in storage solutions for drone operators. Today we're seeing the first of those products, the new joint-branded Seagate DJI Fly Drive, a portable storage drive with a microSD card slot. The drive is available in capacities up to 2TB, and most notably it contains a microSD card slot for shuttling videos from a drone's camera (such as one from DJI) to the Seagate drive itself.

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Synology DiskStation DS1517+, DS1817+ launch alongside DX517 expansion unit

Synology DiskStation DS1517+, DS1817+ launch alongside DX517 expansion unit

Synology has taken the wraps off a trio of new products, the DiskStation DS1517+ and DS1817+, as well as the new Expansion Unit DX517. The two tower servers bring with them 5-bay and 8-bay arrangements, respectively, both featuring a PCIe slot with support for either the maker's M2D17 M.2 SATA SSD adapter or the 10GbE network interface card. Both of the products, as well as the Expansion Unit, are available to purchase now.

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Western Digital G-DRIVE USB-C bring 10TB storage to MacBooks

Western Digital G-DRIVE USB-C bring 10TB storage to MacBooks

The new MacBooks, especially the new MacBook Pros, are probably the most controversial MacBooks yet. The smaller models ditched all but one USB-C port while the Pros ditched all ports in favor of all Thunderbolt 3's. That said, the decision had one positive side effect on the computing industry as a whole. More and more accessory and peripheral makers are jumping on the USB-C train to become compatible with the new MacBooks. Like this G-technology G-DRIVE USB-C device from Western Digital that brings not only external storage but also power to the MacBook.

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ADATA UV310 is a sleek and waterproof metal 64GB flash drive

ADATA UV310 is a sleek and waterproof metal 64GB flash drive

ADATA has taken the wraps off a new sleek metal USB flash drive, one featuring a shiny and durable metal design with a large open loop on the end and dark, stamped branding on the top. The drive is long and looks well when paired with any device, including high-end and aluminum laptops. The style isn't unlike what we've seen from Samsung, though it does have its own small bits of uniqueness. This joins the company's array of other, mostly less attractive, flash drive offerings.

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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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Sony G Series Professional SSDs launch for 4K video recording

Sony G Series Professional SSDs launch for 4K video recording

Sony has introduced a pair of new G Series solid state drives designed specifically for videographers or photographers who need expansive storage for Ultra HD 4K footage. Both drives are part of Sony's G Series Professional lineup, and they come in two capacities: 480GB and 960GB. The drives can be used with DSLRs or camcorders; they offer, among many other things, longer than usual lifespans alongside a high level of reliability.

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Intel brings Optane Memory storage to desktops with a caveat

Intel brings Optane Memory storage to desktops with a caveat

If you're a desktop user still green with envy from Intel's big Optane announcement last week, you can now revert to your regular color just a wee bit. Intel is now bringing that same ultra fast memory technology to the desktop, but not in the way you might think. Last week's announcement was about bringing Intel Optane SSDs to servers and workstations. This week, Intel is bringing Optane Memory to desktops in limited capacities of 16 and 32 GB not to replace your SSD or HDD but to supplement it.

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Drobo 5N2 brings enterprise-level NAS to home, small offices

Drobo 5N2 brings enterprise-level NAS to home, small offices

People produce and amass a staggering amount of files these days, and we're not talking about those who create media files for a living. From office documents to personal projects to family home videos, homes, and especially small to medium businesses, have a greater need for a secure and reliable way to store and access those files. The Drobo 5N2 was designed just for that very purpose, giving home users and SMBs the same peace of mind as professional NAS solutions, but in a smaller and more affordable form.

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Nintendo Switch has quickest game load times from internal storage

Nintendo Switch has quickest game load times from internal storage

Nintendo's new Switch console is a unique gaming machine, and not just because of its hybrid status as a portable or the plethora of controller configurations. The system sees Nintendo return to using proprietary cartridges for physical copies of games, but it also has 32GB of built-in flash storage, and accepts microSD cards for expandability. There are different reasons for using each of these three storage options, but which one has the fastest load times?

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IBM turns an atom into a nano-scale hard drive

IBM turns an atom into a nano-scale hard drive

By now it's a truism that data storage keeps getting smaller and smaller, but even with that knowledge IBM's latest advance is still jaw-dropping. Researchers at the company have managed to store data on a single atom, by turning it into the world's tiniest magnet. Admittedly, its single bit capacity isn't going to replace the USB drive in the bottom of your bag, but IBM says the potential is huge.

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Microsoft OneDrive ‘unlimited’ storage’s 1TB limit goes live

Microsoft OneDrive ‘unlimited’ storage’s 1TB limit goes live

Microsoft’s OneDrive storage had a bit of a tumultuous couple years, with the company first giving certain customers unlimited data and then later rescinding the ‘unlimited’ part of that equation when people starting using it in an unlimited fashion. While the change wouldn’t happen immediately, we knew it was coming and received more details this past December: that unlimited storage would become 1TB of storage starting on March 1 — that is, yesterday.

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