Items tagged with Storage

It's a technical marvel that mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs) don't give up the ghost way more often than they do. Some models are more prone to premature failure than others, of course, but overall these storage devices with their moving parts and platters have proven surprisingly resilient. One model in particular... Read more...
Western Digital is rolling out some new high speed storage options for PC and console gamers. One of them is the Black SN580X shown above, an internal solid state drive with an NVMe interface, and other other is the Black P40 Game Drive, a fast and portable storage solution with a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 interface and RGB... Read more...
ASUS has its hands in a lot of cookie jars, including everything from smartphones and laptops, to motherboards, power supplies, graphics cards, a sea of gaming peripherals, and more. What you won't find among its extensive catalog of products, though, are any solid state drive (SSD) solutions. That's about to... Read more...
When it comes to smartphone storage, it's the capacity that typically hogs the limelight. The type of storage matters too, though, and Samsung is ready to facilitate a new breed of 5G handsets and other devices with the industry's first Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 4.0 storage solution operating at twice the speed of... Read more...
Researchers at Saga University in Japan have developed an ultra-high purity diamond wafer they say can store the same amount of data as 1 billion Blu-ray discs. Assuming they are equating the storage capacity to single-layer Blu-ray discs, each of which can store up to 25 gigabytes of data, these tiny diamond wafers... Read more...
It wasn't that long ago that we were all using regular old spinny disks for storage. Time was, you really wanted to use dedicated hardware for RAID arrays to get the best performance. Plugging them into your motherboard and using software—or worse, firmware—RAID was seen as the inferior, poor man's option. Using a... Read more...
This year's Dell Technologies World event is right around the corner and one of the conference's Diamond sponsors, Kioxia, will be in attendance to showcase a handful of "breakthrough flash storage solutions." Among them will be one of the first public demonstrations of a drive based on the EDSFF E3 form factor for... Read more...
Kioxia is expanding its ever-growing storage portfolio with the introduction of the XG8 solid state drive (SSD) series, a lineup of high performance drives intended for multiple segments. Technically the XG8 series falls within the high-end client category for systems like performance laptops, desktops, and gaming... Read more...
Solidigm today announced it has begun volume production of a couple of high-speed solid date drive (SSD) lines for enterprise and cloud clients. They include the D7-P5520 and D7-P5620, both of which Solidigm is pitching as the industry's most advanced PCI Express 4.0 family of SSDs, with much improved read and write... Read more...
A massive 200TB capacity solid state drive (SSD) sure would give your growing games catalog room to breathe, especially when even patches and game updates are swelling in size. It's probably going to be a minute or two before we see that kind of capacity in the consumer realm, but 200TB SSDs could actually be coming... Read more...
Making fast SSDs for consumers is a good way to build street cred with enthusiasts, but the real money lies in the enterprise sector. This is not lost on Seagate and Phison. Having already worked together on the FireCuda 530 series, which is one of the fastest SSDs on the market, Seagate and Phison announced a long... Read more...
Like practically every PC component, speed gains in solid state drive (SSD) storage come at the expense of heat output. And just like your CPU and GPU, that also means cooling plays a critical role in both peak and sustained performance. So far we've been able to get by with passive cooling solutions (heat shields)... Read more...
The NVMe M.2 solid state storage market continues to expand with an ever-increasing number of drives, at a variety of price points and performance targets. There has been a steady influx of high-end drives targeting enthusiasts, along with an array of more-affordable DRAM-less offerings specifically tuned for consumer and gaming workloads.... Read more...
Mushkin has released a new flagship solid state drive (SSD) line, the Redline Vortex series, and not only is it the fastest NVMe drive in the company's garage, it's one of the speediest SSDs ever made. Well, on paper, anyway—we haven't tested the Redline Vortex (yet) but with a rated sequential read speed of up to... Read more...
One of the best features of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S has arrived on PC and will eventually pay dividends to owners of fast storage devices. Microsoft's DirectStorage API, announced in 2020, is now shipping as a public software development kit (SDK) so game developers can get busy tapping into storage... Read more...
You've undoubtedly heard of a microchip, but might not be all that familiar with Microchip, as in the company. It's actually a pretty big one, with billions of dollars in annual revenue and multiple chip fabs in the United States. We'd be just fine if it ever decided to make a bigger splash in the consumer space... Read more...
Power outages are not only inconvenient, especially if they linger on forcing you fumble around by candlelight, they can also eradicate your data. No duh, right? Well, not so fast. Today's drives have protections in place to prevent data loss during a sudden power outage, but they may not always work. Some recent... Read more...
As your games catalog grows, so too does your need for more storage (unless you fancy always having having to uninstall titles to make room for new ones). Fortunately, a lot of systems let you expand storage in some way. That includes the Nintendo Switch and Valve's upcoming Steam Deck that will being shipping later... Read more...
Don't bother penning an obituary for the mechanical hard disk drive (HDD), the storage medium is not going anywhere. Sure, we're all enamored by incredibly high-speed solid state drives (SSDs), and the push into PCI Express 5.0 territory will see another big jump in performance. But as far as capacity goes, HDDs still... Read more...
Are you looking to upgrade your storage? A solid state drive is definitely the way to go, especially for a high-powered PC that might be used for gaming or content creation. There are a plethora of options to choose from too, and one of the most compelling right now is a 1TB Crucial P5 Plus SSD (shown above) that's... Read more...
Whatever you think about Microsoft, it's clear that the Windows 11 launch has been a bit of a bumpy ride for Redmond. There have been issues with buggy start menus, stability problems, HDR issues, incompatibilities with various devices (including certain network adapters and printers), poor performance particularly... Read more...
TeamGroup is putting the finishing touches on a screaming-fast solid state drive (SSD) that leverages the PCI Express 5.0 bus to deliver incredibly high bandwidth metrics. While not out yet, TeamGroup says its upcoming T-Force Cardea Gen 5 SSD will be the highest performing PCIe 5 drive when it does actually arrive to... Read more...
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