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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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Lexar 256GB Professional 1000x microSDXC card inbound

Lexar 256GB Professional 1000x microSDXC card inbound

Lexar has taken the wraps off its new 256GB capacity Professional 1000x microSDXC UHS-II U3 card. This product joins the three previous cards in this lineup, each with lesser capacities. Thanks to the UHS-II tech, this microSD card is capable of read transfer speeds up to 150MB/s, as well as a write speed of up to 90MB/s. The new microSDXC card will be available to purchase in the first quarter of this year.

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Kingston 1TB and 2TB USB sticks start shipping [Update: Price]

Kingston 1TB and 2TB USB sticks start shipping [Update: Price]

That fated day has arrived. That day when you can fit as much as 2 TB of data in your pocket. If you had large pockets, you could have probably still fit a slim external hard drive, but that has nothing on what Kingston has just unveiled. Yes, Kingston has USB flash drives in 1 or even 2 TB capacities, ensuring that all your data, photos, and videos can be within reach, even when the Internet, and therefore the cloud, isn’t.

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SanDisk iXpand flash drive and Connect Wireless Stick boosted to 256GB

SanDisk iXpand flash drive and Connect Wireless Stick boosted to 256GB

SanDisk has announced a new version of its previously launched iXpand Flash Drive for iOS. This newest version brings the same design as the previous version, but with a greater 256GB capacity. Joining the new iOS flash drive is the new SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick, likewise arriving with a 256GB capacity, but with the addition of password-protected WiFi.

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Sony’s new SF-G memory cards claimed to be world’s fastest

Sony’s new SF-G memory cards claimed to be world’s fastest

We are living in a 4K age, with TVs, monitors, and even some smartphones capable of display such high-resolution content and cameras, and, yes, smartphones being able to create hi-res images and videos. The bottleneck, however, is the intermediate holding place for 4K content captured by cameras. In other words, memory cards. While handy and compact, SD cards aren’t exactly the fastest storage medium around, but they’re the only ones you can use with digital cameras. Well, worry no more, because Sony has just announced its new SF-G line of SDXC cards which it boasts is the world’s fastest memory card.

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LaCie Rugged and d2 storage updated with Thunderbolt 3

LaCie Rugged and d2 storage updated with Thunderbolt 3

LaCie has announced updates to both its d2 and Rugged storage models, adding USB-C to the Rugged model and Thunderbolt 3 to the LaCie d2. With these updates, users can use the same drives LaCie has previously announced with the latest laptop models, such as the new MacBook Pro. These drives are offered with storage options ranging up to a 5TB hard drive or a 1TB SSD for the Rugged and up to 10TB for the d2.

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SanDisk reveals Solid State USB Flash Drive, A1-spec microSDXC card

SanDisk reveals Solid State USB Flash Drive, A1-spec microSDXC card

At CES 2017 today, Western Digital's SanDisk brand announced two new high-speed mobile storage products, including a microSD card and a USB flash drive. The first is the 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card Premium Edition, the first such card to meet the new Application Performance Class 1 (A1) standard. With this microSD card, smartphone users can take advantage of not just increased storage capacity, but greatly improved speed for loading apps and saving media.

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DJI and Seagate team up to develop storage solutions for drone-shot content

DJI and Seagate team up to develop storage solutions for drone-shot content

Seagate and DJI made a joint announcement at CES 2017 today, letting the world know that they have partnered to solve the problem of storage and backup for content recorded using a drone. With high-resolution UAV cameras like the ones DJI offers, space can be a major issue when it comes to storing the massive video files that result from a drone flight. This is where Seagate - one of the most well-known manufacturers of hard drives and SSDs - comes in.

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Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT flash drive has a 2TB capacity

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT flash drive has a 2TB capacity

Kingston Digital has taken the wraps off a new flash drive with a crazy high capacity, relatively speaking: 2TB. That’s despite its small 72mm x 26.9mm x 21mm size, making it an exceptionally small way to tote around a lot of data. According to Kingston, this capacity can accommodate up to 70 hours of 4K UHD-resolution videos.

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