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Here’s how PS5 storage expansion will work

Here’s how PS5 storage expansion will work

Lately, there have been some rumors have been making the rounds which claim that Sony may turn on the PlayStation 5's M.2 expansion slot through a firmware update sometime this summer. That is probably refreshing news to any actual or would-be PlayStation 5 owners out there, because if there's one thing the console needs, it's more storage. After leaving a console generation where 1TB of internal storage proved to be too little for many gamers, the PlayStation 5 ships with a rather paltry 825GB SSD, which is limited to 667GB of usable space.

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M1 Mac SSD lifespan concerns might not be a clear-cut case

M1 Mac SSD lifespan concerns might not be a clear-cut case

The new Macs based on the Apple M1 Silicon have brought a lot of new and exciting things to Apple's computing platform. As with any new thing, there are also questions and concerns about the changes that these bring. It's no surprise, then, that users, developers, and tech pundits are a bit worried about reports surrounding the longevity of the new M1 Macs' SSDs but the numbers might not actually be giving the whole picture.

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TerraMaster F5-422 NAS Review

TerraMaster F5-422 NAS Review

The past few months have seen many office work and processes move into homes because of the ongoing pandemic. Even before that, however, the volume of content we produce and consume even at home has made conventional storage solutions, like the HDDs and SSDs in desktops and laptops, no longer adequate. Modern work and lifestyles have given rise to smaller and more affordable Network-Attached Storage or NAS products targeting homes, whether for work or personal use. The TerraMaster F5-422 is one such NAS and we take a good look at what it delivers to your setup at home.

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Corsair MP600 SSDs make a big deal of industrial design aesthetics

Corsair MP600 SSDs make a big deal of industrial design aesthetics

Corsair just revealed several off-the-wall next-generation solid state drives (SSD) the likes of which you've probably never seen before. Included in the mix are the Corsair MP600 CORE, MP600 PRO, and MP600 PRO Hydro X Edition. As you'll see right out the gate, each of these components is made not JUST to sit inside your PC and function well - they're made to LOOK good, too.

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Samsung 870 EVO SSD gives 8K creatives a storage speed boost

Samsung 870 EVO SSD gives 8K creatives a storage speed boost

Samsung has a new version of its most popular SSD, with the Samsung 870 EVO promising up to a 38-percent boost in speed for those wanting a big chunk of speedy solid-state storage. Replacing 2018's 860 EVO, the new SSD supports maximum SATA sequential read speeds of up to 560 MB/s, and write speeds of up to 530 MB/s.

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SanDisk, WD, WD_Black brands ramp up portable SSD to 4TB

SanDisk, WD, WD_Black brands ramp up portable SSD to 4TB

This week WD announced a set of devices that'd be getting upgrades for the new year. The SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD (non-pro), the WD_Black P50 Game Drive SSD, and the My Passport SSD from WD will all be given new iterations in the market with 4TB storage inside. They'll be priced between $679.99 and $749.99 dependent on model.

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Fujifilm and IBM create new magnetic tape with 580TB capacity

Fujifilm and IBM create new magnetic tape with 580TB capacity

All the data that people worldwide and companies store on the cloud has to be backed up somehow. For a long time, the backup medium of choice has been magnetic tape, and IBM thinks that will continue to be true for decades to come. IBM says that the one technology able to handle the massive amount of data being created is magnetic tape, a 60-year-old technology.

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Your old Google account may be deleted if it’s too full or inactive

Your old Google account may be deleted if it’s too full or inactive

This week Google sent notifications to users about policy changes that'd be going into effect in the year 2021. These changes affect users of all Google services, including Gmail, Google Drive, Google Photos, and the rest. If you're the sort of person who works with a Google One membership, you've got little or nothing to worry about. If you've been using Google services for a long time and never thought to delete an old email, you're going to need to pay attention.

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SK hynix shows off 176-layer 4D NAND flash

SK hynix shows off 176-layer 4D NAND flash

SK hynix has announced that it has completed the development of the industry's most multilayered 512-gigabit triple-level cell (TLC) 4D NAND flash comprised of 176 layers. The company says it provided samples to controller companies last month so they could design products around it. Previously, SK hynix promoted its 4D technology using a 96-layer NAND flash product combining Charge Trap Flash with high-integrated Peri.

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Google cloud storage update – use it or lose it

Google cloud storage update – use it or lose it

Google reminded us again of the terrible, inevitable truth of cloud storage and services. You cannot depend on any one company to hold your data forever. Allowing your photos and videos and whatever other files you've got resting in Google's servers, be it in Google Drive, Google Photos, or even Gmail - Google holds the keys. Google made the case for downloading and/or keeping your files to yourself multiple times over the past year - now's the time to exit.

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PlayStation 5 has a rough storage restriction

PlayStation 5 has a rough storage restriction

As we inch ever closer to the PlayStation 5's release date, we're learning more and more about it. Today's new morsel of information concerns the capabilities of the PlayStation 5 when it comes to managing storage. On launch day at least, it seems the PlayStation 5 will have some strange limitations when it comes to transferring games between drives.

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The PlayStation 5’s best storage expansion option won’t be ready at launch

The PlayStation 5’s best storage expansion option won’t be ready at launch

The PlayStation 5 is nearly here, but those of you thinking of buying an SSD for the console's expansion slot right away will probably want to hold off. As it turns out, you won't be able to use that expansion slot from day, which limits your internal storage options to the SSD that ships with the console. While that has the potential to fill up fast with the games that will be available on launch day, you won't be entirely limited in your options.

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