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Rocket XTRM-Q 16TB external SSD promises speed and storage capacity

Rocket XTRM-Q 16TB external SSD promises speed and storage capacity

Any user who moves large files to and from a desktop or laptop computer wants the fastest external storage possible. Moving large files can take an extremely long time with slow interfaces and storage solutions. Sabrent has unveiled a new external SSD inside an aluminum housing called the Rocket XTRM-Q (SB-DXMQ-8X2). The solid aluminum enclosure is built for durability and helps dissipate heat.

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Crucial SSDs used for Chia cryptomining no longer void warranty

Crucial SSDs used for Chia cryptomining no longer void warranty

Cryptocurrencies have not only changed the way some see and exchange money, it has also changed how some companies make and sell computer components. By moving money to the purely digital realm, cryptocurrencies have also shifted the burden of "making" to computer hardware. CPUs and GPUs are the prime targets, but now even SSDs are also fair game. The latter, however, might be on the losing end of the wear and tear battle, forcing SSD makers to make changes to their warranty policies, sometimes in questionable and bewildering ways like what Micron's Crucial consumer SSD brand almost did.

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Galaxy Z Fold 3 to have 256GB and 512GB storage options

Galaxy Z Fold 3 to have 256GB and 512GB storage options

Google was never a fan of removable storage on Android and refused to put microSD card readers in any of its Nexus or Pixel phones. Other Android phone makers, however, preferred to keep users happy, and Samsung used to be one of those. Despite the initial backlash, Samsung has been slowly removing memory expansion options from its flagship phones. That makes this rumor about the Galaxy Z Fold 3's storage options even more significant, especially in light of its rumored price tag.

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MIT technique paves way for storing tons of digital data as DNA

MIT technique paves way for storing tons of digital data as DNA

The amount of new digital data grows by 2.5 million gigabytes every day, according to MIT, adding to the approximately 10 trillion gigabytes of digital data that already exists. All of this data -- movies, music, and more -- are stored in huge data centers that are both costly and increasingly massive. This represents a growing problem as the world becomes increasingly digitized and archival demands grow.

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The best Google Photos alternatives you may already be paying for

The best Google Photos alternatives you may already be paying for

The big Google Photos change is almost upon us, and if you've been enjoying free, unlimited uploads since the cloud storage service launched then you're about to get an unpleasant surprise. Switching to a paid model will help keep Photos around, Google argues, but the good news is that there's a decent chance you could already be paying for an alternative.

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SanDisk Professional storage solutions are made for Hollywood

SanDisk Professional storage solutions are made for Hollywood

Many people these days extol saving your files to the cloud and cloud storage providers have likewise expanded to target enterprise customers with features like encryption, backups, and the like. While that seems to be fine for the majority of professional office work, there are other professional enterprises where cloud storage just doesn't cut it. Creative industries, like those in movie-making and photography, still rely on local data storage and Western Digital's new SanDisk Professional brand is taking aim at that segment with premium-sounding, and possibly premium-priced, storage solutions.

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WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive made for PS5 and Xbox Series X, but there’s a catch

WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive made for PS5 and Xbox Series X, but there’s a catch

This week the folks at Western Digital revealed their latest external WD_BLACK D30 game drive SSD. This new storage solution was made specifically to work with gaming consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, right out the gate. UPDATE: There are two WD_BLACK D30 devices, one just called D30 Game Drive SSD, the other specifically branded with the word "Xbox".

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This new tool could save you paying for Google Photos for a while

This new tool could save you paying for Google Photos for a while

Google Photos is adding a new tool to weed out blurry pictures, forgotten screenshots, and oversized videos, as the cloud photo service prepares to axe its free unlimited uploads option. Having cemented itself in the digital lives of many with its promise of limitless cloud storage, as of June 1, 2021, that all changes.

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Google cloud storage restrictions extended for Docs and friends

Google cloud storage restrictions extended for Docs and friends

Google's generous unlimited storage offers were admittedly too good to last. Whether or not some people took advantage of that, it was only a matter of time before it became unsustainable, at least as a business. Late last year, Google announced a couple of changes to its formerly unlimited options for Workspace and Google Photos users. It is now announcing an extension of that deadline as a way to give administrators, businesses, and users more time to prepare for the inevitable.

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Apple’s iMac purge continues as 21.5-inch storage options thin

Apple’s iMac purge continues as 21.5-inch storage options thin

There's been something of an iMac purge happening over at Apple lately. At the beginning of the month, Apple made two configurations of the 21.5-inch iMac unavailable, and now the company has delisted those two models entirely. That, obviously, suggests that Apple has straight up discontinued the two models in question, thinning out its iMac offerings before an expected refresh later this year.

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Samsung 980 NVMe SSD is unexpectedly priced for its speed

Samsung 980 NVMe SSD is unexpectedly priced for its speed

Samsung today added a new NVMe M.2 drive to its lineup, introducing the 980 NVMe SSD. If you're thinking that you've heard this name before, you're definitely not alone there, as one could be forgiven for thinking that this same SSD was already announced last year. That SSD, however, was the 980 PRO NVMe SSD, while this is a more affordable option for those who aren't necessarily looking to have a top of the line M.2 drive in their rig.

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Google Photos High Quality might not be near-identical to original

Google Photos High Quality might not be near-identical to original

When Google launched its Google Photos cloud storage, not to be confused with the app of the same name, it was hailed as the ultimate way to save space on your phone and preserve your digital memories almost forever. It came with a rather generous offer of nearly unlimited photo storage space, provided they uploaded only in High Quality. Nothing lasts forever, as they say, and it seems that Google is revising its earlier statements in favor of taking up more space towards a Google One subscription.

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