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Amazon storage sale has big drives for low prices today

Amazon storage sale has big drives for low prices today

Storage is something that a person living in the digital age can never get enough of, and if you find yourself a little low on available space, then you might want to have a look at Amazon. Today, the company is hosting a one-day sale on a variety of different storage devices, from SD cards and flash drives to SSDs and external hard drives. Some of the discounts on offer are pretty solid, so let's dive into them.

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Windows 10 Storage Sense will upload rarely used files to OneDrive

Windows 10 Storage Sense will upload rarely used files to OneDrive

Data storage on most PCs is cheap. Or t least cheaper than, say RAM. Adding more is almost never a problem, unless you’re talking about devices with more or less fixed storage capacities and little or no expansion capabilities. Like laptops or tablets. Since Windows 10 has to cater to them all, Microsoft is making it smarter about the way it handles data storage. In the upcoming Windows 10 update, it will make its Storage Sense feature free up even more space by offloading old files to everyone’s favorite dumping ground: the cloud.

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Seagate’s 14TB hard drives drop huge storage in your PC or NAS

Seagate’s 14TB hard drives drop huge storage in your PC or NAS

If you want maximum storage in a single drive, Seagate may well have just the hard-disk for you. The drive-maker's latest range packs a whopping 14 TB of capacity, with multiple models targeting everything from desktop PCs through to network-attached storage and more.

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Samsung Portable SSD X5 can transfer a 20GB video in 12 seconds

Samsung Portable SSD X5 can transfer a 20GB video in 12 seconds

Samsung has launched a new external storage solution for individuals who need Thunderbolt 3 and a durable, compact form factor. Called the Samsung Portable SSD X5, this new model is relatively slim and sporty, offering up to 2TB of storage and fast transfer speeds for portable access to loads of data. Though there's a lot to like about this drive, it comes with a big price tag to match.

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HyperX’s Nintendo Switch microSD cards have a serious downside

HyperX’s Nintendo Switch microSD cards have a serious downside

Unless you're planning to buy all of your Nintendo Switch games on physical media, purchasing extra storage for your console is basically a must. Though the Switch is shaping up to be a great platform, one of Nintendo's biggest oversights with it is only including 32GB of internal storage. When you consider that the OS takes up a portion of that already small storage, you don't really have a lot of space to work with out of the box.

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Samsung sends 4TB QLC SSDs into mass production

Samsung sends 4TB QLC SSDs into mass production

With the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara quickly approaching, Samsung has made a rather exciting announcement for those who pine for high-capacity SSDs. The company revealed today that it has begun mass production on a new 4-bit quad-level-cell SSD that boasts 4TB of storage. These drives, Samsung says, are the industry's first 4-bit, 4TB QLC drives produced for consumers.

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2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar might have a data recovery problem

2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar might have a data recovery problem

It seems that the uncertainty over Apple’s newest MacBook Pro generation. The problematic keyboard has been “fixed” by what is practically a cover-up. The most powerful Core i9 model might be throttling too much to take advantage of all that power. But now there might be an even bigger threat to the 2018 MacBook Pro’s longevity. Based on teardowns, sources, and lack of documentation, the latest gen notebooks might be unable to save the data on your SSD if its logic board becomes irreparable.

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Seagate BarraCuda SSD revealed: Specs, price and speeds

Seagate BarraCuda SSD revealed: Specs, price and speeds

Seagate is adding a new SSD to its line-up, with the BarraCuda SSD targeting PC upgraders who won't compromise on speed but who don't necessarily have sky-high budgets. The new 2.5-inch drive offers up to 2 TB of solid-state storage.

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New SD 7.0 specification ushers in 128TB card capacity

New SD 7.0 specification ushers in 128TB card capacity

The SD Association has announced the new SD 7.0 specification, one that opens the door for 128TB SD cards with faster transfer speeds than existing cards. This is in contrast to the existing maximum SD card storage capacity of 2TB, though no cards are actually available at that capacity. The new higher storage potential is being referred to as SD Ultra Capacity, SDUC for short, with the SD Express interface.

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Galaxy Note 9 with 512GB storage: you can’t have it

Galaxy Note 9 with 512GB storage: you can’t have it

It’s an unfair and honestly unreasonable fact of life that not all smartphones of the same model are created equal. Depending on which market you’re on, you might have access to features or designs that aren’t available to others. Companies call it “strategic business decisions”. Consumers call it insane. Either way, Samsung isn’t bucking the trend this year with the upcoming Galaxy Note 9, which may come with its first ever 512 GB capacity. And it won’t be sold to majority of the world’s population.

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Seagate Game Drive for Xbox delivers fast 2TB SSD to your console

Seagate Game Drive for Xbox delivers fast 2TB SSD to your console

It’s E3 week so, naturally, there will be a lot of games being announced. Many of those will flaunt hi-res, photo-realistic graphics. Almost all of those will eat gigabytes of storage space on your PC or console. To help you prepare for the inevitable, Seagate is announcing the availability of a new kind of Game Drive for Xbox consoles, one that promises the data capacity of an external storage with the speed of an internal drive thanks to SSD technology and USB 3.0.

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Adobe fix: If you’ve got Flash, you’ve got a problem

Adobe fix: If you’ve got Flash, you’ve got a problem

Today the folks behind Adobe software safety revealed a fix for a flaw for Flash. You might not use Flash actively - you might not even realize it's on your computer (desktop computer, that is,) but there it might very well be. Good news for Apple computer users is this bit of malware seems to be relegated to Windows. Maybe. Very likely, but not certainly.

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