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microSD Express cards just launched: Here’s why that matters

microSD Express cards just launched: Here’s why that matters

Last June, the SD Association rolled out its SD 7.0 specification. Along with increasing the maximum potential capacity for SD cards to 128TB, this also introduced SD Express, which greatly increased data transfer rates. Today, the SD Association announced the roll out of the SD 7.1 specification, bringing those improvements from 7.0 to microSD cards as well.

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Seagate Game Drive 2TB HDD is officially licensed for the PS4

Seagate Game Drive 2TB HDD is officially licensed for the PS4

Seagate has taken the wraps off its new Game Drive, an external hard drive specifically designed for the PlayStation 4 console. This 2TB HDD is officially licensed for use with the console, obviously serving as a way for players to store an additional number of games without upgrading the console's internal hard drive. Sony says owners can store around 50 titles on the external storage drive.

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Samsung 1TB UFS chip practically confirms Galaxy S10+ rumor

Samsung 1TB UFS chip practically confirms Galaxy S10+ rumor

Unlike LG, Samsung isn’t one to always drop hints or pre-announce products and features. What it does, however, is announce the components that usually end up on its next flagship phone. In this case, the Korean manufacturer is announcing the mass production of is embedded Universal Flash Storage chip or eUFS with a capacity reaching 1 terabyte. And while that may already be an important achievement in itself, it’s even more interesting because of the rumors surrounding the upcoming Galaxy S10+.

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This 1TB Lexar SDXC UHS-I card is perfect for 4K and 3D VR

This 1TB Lexar SDXC UHS-I card is perfect for 4K and 3D VR

Lexar may have only returned to the flash storage space last year, but it's wasting no time in offering a ridiculously large SD card. The new Lexar Professional 1TB 633x SDXC UHS-I card is one of the largest SD format memory cards you could find for your camera, video camera, or 3D capture rig.

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Samsung 860 QVO SSD targets entry-level consumer market

Samsung 860 QVO SSD targets entry-level consumer market

NAND-based storage like SSDs are often hailed for their reliability and speed but their prices have put them out of reach from average consumers. Fortunately, technology and manufacturing may be starting to become cheap enough that data storage manufacturers will soon be able to offer cheaper options. That does seem to be Samsung’s spiel for its new 860 QVO SSDs, offering capacities that reach up to 4 TB without reaching the prices of other SSDs, even its own. At least in theory.

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Samsung Android 9 Pie Adoptable Storage is too little, too late

Samsung Android 9 Pie Adoptable Storage is too little, too late

It seems that Samsung is finally trying to play the good Android citizen card lately. In addition to cleaning up its act as far as monthly security updates go, it has also opted to work with Google right from the start in supporting its grand vision of foldable phones. Now based on leaked firmware for its Android 9 Pie beta, Samsung may finally be adopting the Adoptable Storage feature introduced a few years ago. That said, such a feature may not make much sense considering smartphones these days have generous amounts of internal storage.

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A new PS4 Pro 2TB model is coming

A new PS4 Pro 2TB model is coming

The high-budget games of the modern era tend to take up a ton of space. Microsoft and Sony both offer consoles that start at 500GB of internal storage and go up to 1TB from there, but depending on the kind of games you play, 1TB might not even be enough to store your entire library. There are external storage options for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but a better solution is just to have as much storage as possible from the get go. Today, Sony announced a new PS4 Pro that helps with just that.

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Western Digital hard drive lineup gains a 15TB behemoth

Western Digital hard drive lineup gains a 15TB behemoth

Storage is one of the great unifiers of the information age. Everyone needs more storage, whether they're an individual consumer or a massive company. For those in the latter group, Western Digital today announced a beefy new HDD that packs a whopping 15TB of storage.

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Lexar unveils world’s largest capacity A2 microSD card at 512GB

Lexar unveils world’s largest capacity A2 microSD card at 512GB

Lexar has unveiled its new 633x microSDXC, a model it says has the largest capacity of any A2 microSD card on the market. At 512GB, the new 633x offers consumers hundreds of gigabytes in a tiny form factor alongside speeds of up to 100MB/s. The card can meet the needs of Android devices for storing and running apps.

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Lexar JumpDrive F35 USB protects your data with your finger

Lexar JumpDrive F35 USB protects your data with your finger

Almost all smartphones these days, even some budget-friendly ones, have a fingerprint scanner, though some are even moving beyond it now. Laptops are just getting started on that trend but those could only protect what's stored in the computer. Your data in external hard drives and USB flash drives? Ripe for the picking (unless they've been heavily encrypted). Enter Lexar's newest USB flash drive designed to protect your files in the same way that smartphones do: with your fingerprint.

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Latest Flash malware includes cryptocurrency mining software, but still updates Flash

Latest Flash malware includes cryptocurrency mining software, but still updates Flash

Yes, Adobe Flash is still around, unfortunately, and that means it's still used as a way to target unknowing users with malware. As you'd expect, the latest malware to gain attention disguises itself as an update to Flash to trick users into installing malicious software. This time around, the malware is a cryptocurrency mining bot that uses system resources to mine for Monero. But there's an interesting twist: it actually does update the Flash software. Thanks, malware!

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Synology DiskStation DS119j brings a 1-bay NAS option

Synology DiskStation DS119j brings a 1-bay NAS option

NAS products are almost perfect for today’s average household. Such network-attached storage solutions are not only great for backing up digital files that have become critical to today’s workers and students, they are also great for serving up the growing number of digital content we enjoy. NAS, however, scares the heck out of almost anyone unfamiliar with networks and computers because of their complexity of their setup, their maintenance, and their price. Which is why Synology is bringing out the 1-bay DS119j to address those pain points.

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