Storage

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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Massive Attack album stored in DNA

Massive Attack album stored in DNA

Massive Attack's album Mezzanine is 20 years old. To celebrate, the band is working with scientists to store the album on DNA. Once coded, the band's classic album could last for at least hundreds of years, maybe thousands of years or longer. The technology that allows this was developed at ETH Zurich, and that's where the band went to get their business done.

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DirecTV Now cloud DVR goes live for all customers

DirecTV Now cloud DVR goes live for all customers

AT&T's OTT streaming television service DirecTV NOW has expanded its DVR features, making them available for all subscribers despite the continued "beta" status. The features are being made available to iOS and tvOS users first, though AT&T promises that Android, Roku, and Fire TV users will get access to the DVR and other changes in coming weeks. Joining the DVR is a new interface and more.

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Google One: What is it?

Google One: What is it?

This morning Google One was introduced to the world by newly minted Google One VP, Pavni Diwanji. This is a new name for a new subscription system with Google - and it begins with storage. This system takes over what was consumer-faced data storage, and ramps up from there. As Diwanji suggests, Google One is "a simple plan for expanded storage that includes extra benefits to help you get more out of Google."

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Samsung 970 Evo and Pro SSDs arrive with a surprise price drop

Samsung 970 Evo and Pro SSDs arrive with a surprise price drop

Last month, Samsung unveiled its new 970 Pro and Evo SSDs and now they're starting to show up for sale online. Several models are offered under the two lines ranging from 250GB to 1TB, most of them in the "Evo" lineup. Now that the products are showing up for sale, consumers have noticed one big, quiet change: they don't cost as much as Samsung said they would.

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Samsung PRO Endurance microSD cards are made for video cameras

Samsung PRO Endurance microSD cards are made for video cameras

Certain products continuously record video to a storage card, the biggest examples being security cameras and dashcams, and now Samsung is here with a microSD card made specifically for them. Called the PRO Endurance series, this product line's name hints at the model's extreme endurance, enabling the cards to withstand tens of thousands of hours of continuous recording.

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