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Lexar JumpDrive F35 USB protects your data with your finger

Lexar JumpDrive F35 USB protects your data with your finger

Almost all smartphones these days, even some budget-friendly ones, have a fingerprint scanner, though some are even moving beyond it now. Laptops are just getting started on that trend but those could only protect what's stored in the computer. Your data in external hard drives and USB flash drives? Ripe for the picking (unless they've been heavily encrypted). Enter Lexar's newest USB flash drive designed to protect your files in the same way that smartphones do: with your fingerprint.

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Synology DiskStation DS119j brings a 1-bay NAS option

Synology DiskStation DS119j brings a 1-bay NAS option

NAS products are almost perfect for today’s average household. Such network-attached storage solutions are not only great for backing up digital files that have become critical to today’s workers and students, they are also great for serving up the growing number of digital content we enjoy. NAS, however, scares the heck out of almost anyone unfamiliar with networks and computers because of their complexity of their setup, their maintenance, and their price. Which is why Synology is bringing out the 1-bay DS119j to address those pain points.

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Amazon storage sale has big drives for low prices today

Amazon storage sale has big drives for low prices today

Storage is something that a person living in the digital age can never get enough of, and if you find yourself a little low on available space, then you might want to have a look at Amazon. Today, the company is hosting a one-day sale on a variety of different storage devices, from SD cards and flash drives to SSDs and external hard drives. Some of the discounts on offer are pretty solid, so let's dive into them.

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Seagate’s 14TB hard drives drop huge storage in your PC or NAS

Seagate’s 14TB hard drives drop huge storage in your PC or NAS

If you want maximum storage in a single drive, Seagate may well have just the hard-disk for you. The drive-maker's latest range packs a whopping 14 TB of capacity, with multiple models targeting everything from desktop PCs through to network-attached storage and more.

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Samsung Portable SSD X5 can transfer a 20GB video in 12 seconds

Samsung Portable SSD X5 can transfer a 20GB video in 12 seconds

Samsung has launched a new external storage solution for individuals who need Thunderbolt 3 and a durable, compact form factor. Called the Samsung Portable SSD X5, this new model is relatively slim and sporty, offering up to 2TB of storage and fast transfer speeds for portable access to loads of data. Though there's a lot to like about this drive, it comes with a big price tag to match.

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HyperX’s Nintendo Switch microSD cards have a serious downside

HyperX’s Nintendo Switch microSD cards have a serious downside

Unless you're planning to buy all of your Nintendo Switch games on physical media, purchasing extra storage for your console is basically a must. Though the Switch is shaping up to be a great platform, one of Nintendo's biggest oversights with it is only including 32GB of internal storage. When you consider that the OS takes up a portion of that already small storage, you don't really have a lot of space to work with out of the box.

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Samsung sends 4TB QLC SSDs into mass production

Samsung sends 4TB QLC SSDs into mass production

With the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara quickly approaching, Samsung has made a rather exciting announcement for those who pine for high-capacity SSDs. The company revealed today that it has begun mass production on a new 4-bit quad-level-cell SSD that boasts 4TB of storage. These drives, Samsung says, are the industry's first 4-bit, 4TB QLC drives produced for consumers.

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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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