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Intel Optane 800P SSD launched for consumers who can afford it

Intel Optane 800P SSD launched for consumers who can afford it

With improvements in processors and volatile memory (RAM) technologies, data storage has become the bottle neck in computing performance, be it in mobile devices or, especially, in PCs. While there are still a lot of factors going in favor of HDDs, SSDs have become the go to solution for fast data access. Intel, however, has been boasting that it could do better with its Optane SSDs. Aimed initially at data centers and enterprise customers, Intel brought that technology to consumers with last year’s 900P and now with the more compact 800P M.2 Optane SSD.

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SanDisk 400GB microSD card is world’s fastest at 160MB/s

SanDisk 400GB microSD card is world’s fastest at 160MB/s

SanDisk has unveiled a 400GB microSDXC card, giving mobile users a new external storage option for greatly expanding their device's internal storage capacity. The drive is offered under the SanDisk brand, officially taking the title of the world's fastest UHS-I microSD card. The company introduced the card at Mobile World Congress 2018 where it demonstrated the card in action.

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Samsung’s new 30.72TB SSD is breaking all the records

Samsung’s new 30.72TB SSD is breaking all the records

Samsung has outed its latest SSD, the PM1643, with a whopping 30.72 terabytes (TB) of solid-state storage. The record-breaking drive is the industry's largest SAS SSD; indeed, even its 40 GB of DRAM alone is more flash than some smartphones and tablets are shipping with in storage today.

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Samsung 860 PRO and EVO SSDs aim to supercharge your 4K

Samsung 860 PRO and EVO SSDs aim to supercharge your 4K

Samsung has a new pair of performance SSDs, and if you're prone to fast drive envy you should probably look away now. The Samsung 860 PRO and 860 EVO and the latest in the memory maker's SATA interface solid-state drives, and the successors to the 850 PRO and 850 EVO that proved to be so popular among enthusiasts back in 2015.

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LaCie DJI Copilot will appeal to more than just drone owners

LaCie DJI Copilot will appeal to more than just drone owners

Seagate is kicking off CES 2018 with a bevy of new portable storage, along with the recognition that it takes more than just a big chunk of HDD to get attention these days. Top of the list is the latest fruits of the company's collaboration with drone-maker DJI, a new LaCie DJI Copilot that wants to earn a spot in your flight kit.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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