Storage

Galaxy S9 could use Samsung’s new 512 GB UFS storage

Galaxy S9 could use Samsung’s new 512 GB UFS storage

Samsung is about to make microSD cards in phones redundant. Well, probably after a few years. The company has just announced that it has started the production of the world’s first 512 GB flash memory using the new UFS standard. This behemoth of a storage solution is intended for use in “next generation” mobile devices, which probably means we’ll get to see it when the Galaxy S9 gets announced early next year. Which also means it might not have a microSD card reader as well.

Continue Reading

Sony G Series memory card claims fastest CFast 2.0 title

Sony G Series memory card claims fastest CFast 2.0 title

With smartphones gnawing at their bottom line, camera makers are pushing the upper limits of DSLRs and professional camera equipment. But the increased capabilities and performance of latest gen cameras hasn’t given memory makers enough time to catch up. Sony, however, is now saying it has. The consumer electronics giant has just announced its new G Series of CFast 2.0 memory cards that it boasts is faster than the fastest CFast card around.

Continue Reading

Don’t sleep on these SanDisk microSD Black Friday deals

Don’t sleep on these SanDisk microSD Black Friday deals

Memory cards and USB drives may not be the most traditional thing to be thankful for on Thanksgiving, but if you're running out of storage on your phone or camera then some SanDisk memory deals for Black Friday 2017 may still give you reason to be grateful. Lighting up on Amazon today, the SanDisk Thanksgiving deals offer some sizable cuts on microSD cards up to 256 GB in capacity, among other swappable storage.

Continue Reading

Tesla Powerbank is a portable battery for your smartphone

Tesla Powerbank is a portable battery for your smartphone

Can't afford one of Tesla's big home batteries? It has a new alternative for you, and it'll fit in your pocket: the Tesla Powerbank. As you'd expect from a powerbank, this model is designed to charge your smartphone, earbuds, or any other USB gadget, and it is small enough to fit in your pocket. The Tesla Powerbank is available now from the company's own website.

Continue Reading

Synology DS918+ NAS Review

Synology DS918+ NAS Review

Our homes are turning into small offices, whether or not they actually have home offices inside. Multiple devices, increased use, and complicated setups now require more than the average box ISPs provide. 4K videos, thousands of photos and documents, and smart TVs have easily made external hard drives ineffective. For data storage and retrieval even at home, and especially in SMBs, you’ll want to invest in a solid NAS solution. And when it comes to such storage boxes, the Synology DS918+ is easily at the top of the line. This is why.

Continue Reading

Canon retro rangefinder camera revived as an 8GB flash drive

Canon retro rangefinder camera revived as an 8GB flash drive

Canon just revived one of its classic rangefinder cameras, but you won't be able to take photos with it. The camera comes in a miniature form-factor and contains within it a modest USB flash drive, giving camera lovers and photographers alike an unusual way to store and transport their images. The 'camera' includes a realistic lens.

Continue Reading

Nintendo Flash games are unofficially being saved from extinction

Nintendo Flash games are unofficially being saved from extinction

Flash is practically dead, whether you like it, and many definitely do, or not. But with it will go many of the Flash-based content that, admittedly, may have never seen the light of day without the now derided technology. Those include games made by Nintendo itself, which the gaming giant eventually shut down due to the dwindling appeal of Flash games. Now a lone Nintendo fan has embarked on a difficult quest to turn back time, unearth these games, and make them available for future generations. With or, most likely, without Nintendo’s blessing.

Continue Reading

Synology DS218play, DS218j, DS118 launched for homes, small offices

Synology DS218play, DS218j, DS118 launched for homes, small offices

The amount of data we produce and consume each day is staggering. And that’s not just in our regular lines of work but even with just the photos and videos we take day in, day out, with our smartphones. Storing those at home has become more than just a chore and not everyone subscribes to the sales pitch of the cloud. Why not have a cloud right at home? That’s practically what Synology is suggesting with the launch of the DS218play, DS218j, and DS118 NAS boxes to take care of your personal data storage needs at home or even that of your small office at home or elsewhere.

Continue Reading

SanDisk Automotive and Industrial SD cards can handle extreme temperatures

SanDisk Automotive and Industrial SD cards can handle extreme temperatures

SanDisk has taken the wraps off its new Automotive and Industrial SD cards, both of which are designed to withstand extreme temperature ranges. As their names suggest, neither card is intended for average consumer usage, but rather specialized purposes related to industrial and automotive needs. Both varieties of cards range in capacities from 8GB to 64GB.

Continue Reading

Western Digital now has a 14 TB hard drive

Western Digital now has a 14 TB hard drive

While consumers, particularly those on laptops, look to SSDs as their data storage of choice because of their speed and reliability, hard disk drives or HDDs are never going away. In fact, they have become even more critical because of the digital content we produce and store these days. Unlike SSDs, however, hard drives run into the limits of physics sooner. Which is why making a single HDD that reaches 14 TB capacity, such as Western Digital's Ultrastar Hs14, is no small matter for the enterprise.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Hoya Glass Substrates could usher in 20TB HDD era

Hoya Glass Substrates could usher in 20TB HDD era

Anyone who had been around PCs for long will remember the days when drive capacity was measured in megabytes and people thought that they would never use that much space. Then drives were in gigabytes and people thought the same thing again before the terabyte era came to be. Before HDDs can move into the 20TB range for storage capacity, a new type of substrate for the platters that actually store the data will come into play.

Continue Reading