Items tagged with Storage

When building a new PC, it's very likely that your fancy motherboard will feature multiple M.2 sockets. It's almost guaranteed that some portion of these SSD slots will be connected directly to the CPU socket, while others will connect to the CPU via the motherboard chipset. This undoubtedly adds latency, hurting... Read more...
Samsung T5 EVO Portable SSD: Starting $159 (2TB), $599 (8TB) The recently-released Samsung T5 EVO is a compact, rugged, external USB-C SSD that's well suited to a wide array of use cases. Compact Size Rugged Enclosure Excellent Compatibility Huge Capacity Price Premium Faster, More Affordable Options Available Samsung recently expanded its... Read more...
HighPoint is a name that will need no introduction to the people that will probably be interested in these products. Distinct from the budget firearms manufacturer with a similar name, HighPoint is a company who has been selling storage controllers since the 20th century. The latest products from HighPoint are... Read more...
It doesn't matter if your gaming platform of choice is a PC or a dedicated console. Either way, storage matters, as games are not exactly shrinking in size. Fortunately, it's pretty easy to upgrade the storage on your PC or console, and especially the PlayStation 5 when it comes to the latter, which lets you install... Read more...
It's not just fast CPUs and graphics cards that can benefit from beefy coolers, so too can the latest crop of solid state drives (SSDs) that shuttle data through the PCI Express 5.0 bus. That being the case, we suspect we'll see more drives emerge with towering coolers like the one MSI has plopped on its Spatium M580... Read more...
PNY CS3150 XLR8 1TB: Price As Tested $185 PNY's CS3150 1TB SSD has one of the best coolers we've seen on a PCIe 5.0 SSD, though it trails in regard to write performance versus 2TB drives. Good Reading Performance 1TB and 2TB Models Available Cooler Is Low-Profile And Uses USB Header Connector Three Different Themes To... Read more...
TerraMaster F2-212: Starting at $169.99 The TerraMaster F2-212 is a great entry-level NAS that can add terabytes of reliable storage to your home network. Excellent price Great media server with hardware 4K transcoding Easy setup and management Single 1Gb LAN Port No expandability Limited software add-ons Drive bays... Read more...
A class-action lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California alleges that Apple has created an "illegal monopoly" with its iCloud storage service. According to the lawsuit, "iCloud is no better (and often inferior" to alternative cloud storage services, but through "surgical... Read more...
Most forms of malware can only make the attacker money in a roundabout way. For example, selling stolen data or bundling infected systems into a rentable botnet. Ransomware is different, however, in that it can be a moneymaker all on its own, and that's why infections have increased every year. IBM has debuted a new... Read more...
Crucial T705: MSRP 2TB for $399, With Heatsink $439 The Crucial T705 NVMe SSD packs Micron's latest NAND flash memory, fresh firmware tweaks, and Phison's E26 controller, to offer class-leading performance. Ultra High Sequential Transfers Low Latency Top Performance In Trace-Based Tests Not Always Fastest In Random 4K... Read more...
Every cell in your body contains a bundle of nucleic acid—deoxyribonucleic acid, to be specific. More commonly known as DNA, this molecule contains all the genetic information that makes you a functional biological organism. Scientists have long been fascinated by DNA's incredible data storage density, but turning DNA... Read more...
Here's a fun fact: Dodge's last Viper SRT packed up to 645 horsepower with a top speed of a exceeding 200 miles per hour. We're not sure if Patriot Memory's Viper PV553 solid state drive (SSD) is an homage to the muscle car that Dodge retired in 2017, but it is ready to race with breakneck speeds, so long as you have... Read more...
In a world flush with solid state drive (SSD) options, Corsair just added to the pile with the introduction of its MP600 Elite, an intriguing storage line that appears to strike a nice balance between price and performance (the specs are a level above the regular MP600, which we'll get to in a moment). It's versatile... Read more...
Samsung officially announced its 990 EVO PCIe 4.0 and PCIe 5.0 SSDs today, after it was leaked earlier this month when it was accidentally listed on Samsung's own website. The 990 EVO is technically Samsung's first PCIe 5.0 SSD, though it is not a top-end drives capable of double digit GB/s. Instead, the 990 EVO is... Read more...
While it's possible to overclock PC components like CPUs, GPUs, and even monitors now, one thing you've likely never seen overclocked is an SSD. However, tech enthusiast Gabriel Ferraz has recently detailed how he was able to overclock a decade-old SATA III SSD with real performance enhancements. Although this... Read more...
We're now 2/3rds of the way through January (and over 5% through 2024 already), so the holidays are well and truly over, and everyone's back to work. That doesn't mean that there are no more tech deals to be had, though! Indeed, if you're a tech industry worker or just someone who has to deal with endless Zoom... Read more...
We're starting to sound like a broken record (or a buffering stream, if you're not old enough to remember vinyl), but there are factors at play that could drive up system memory and solid state drive (SSD) prices throughout the course of 2024. After several consecutive quarters of declines in DRAM and NAND flash... Read more...
Seagate is announcing the launch of its Mozaic 3+ hard drive platform, allowing it to offer customers hard drives with a staggering 30TB+ of capacity. These new hard drives use the company’s Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) technology, and can reach densities of 3TB per platter. However, Seagate claims that... Read more...
TeamGroup is launching its fastest solid state drive (SSD) yet and, according to the rated specifications, it will come close to saturating the PCI Express 5.0 x4 bus. To be more specific, TeamGroup's newly unveiled T-Force GE Pro SSD featuring 2,400MT/s NAND flash memory is rated to deliver sequential read speeds of... Read more...
Kioxia is the company formerly known as Toshiba Memory Solutions, the inventors of NAND flash memory. Along with a myriad of other major tech companies, Kioxia is et to showcase its extensive portfolio of technologoes at CES 2024, more specifically its array of SSDs and memory solutions. In announcing the company's... Read more...
It's a brand new year and, if you're a gamer, chances are high that your PC games library swelled in the waning moments of 2023. That's because Steam, Epic, and other digital distribution platforms closed out the year with tantalizing sales, which are still ongoing by the way. So, you might find yourself suddenly in... Read more...
So, you’ve gotten a lot of emails over the years, taken many photos and videos, and dumped a bunch of content into Google Drive. Subsequently you've gotten a warning that your storage space is running out, and while that may be a ploy to get you to buy an upgrade, that many not be necessary. You most likely can take... Read more...
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