Items tagged with Storage

We've all been there, right? You want to add another SSD to your system, but all your M.2 sockets are full. You could get a SATA SSD, but that's not going to satisfy your need for speed. No, you definitely need more NVMe storage, and that means you're going to have to get a PCIe-to-M.2 adapter. If that's the case... Read more...
Silicon Power is getting ready to release the XPower XS80, a "groundbreaking" solid state drive (SSD) with a PCI Express 5.0 interface paving the way for incredibly fast sequential read and write speeds on supported platforms. Of course, it's backwards compatible so you don't necessarily need a PCIe 5-based system to... Read more...
Samsung T9 SSD: Starting $139.99 (1TB), $439.99 (4TB) The new Samsung T9 Portable SSD is reminiscent of the rugged T7 Shield external SSD that launched earlier this year, at least in terms of industrial design, but internally the T9 features a new platform for significantly more performance.  Compact Form Factor... Read more...
Samsung SSD 990 Pro: Starting At $69, 4TB - $334 MSRP Samsung has boosted the SSD 990 Pro series cpacaity to 4TB, while maximizing performance in PCIe Gen 4 systems. High Capacity Strong All-Around Performance Single-Sided Relatively Low Power Good Endurance PCIe Gen 5 SSDs Have Arrived Middling Game Level Loads... Read more...
As with most storage mediums, the life of a solid state drive (SSD) can be really long, disappointingly short, or somewhere in between. That's not exactly helpful info. So how reliable are SSDs really? That, dear reader, is a loaded question. Fortunately, the folks at Backblaze, a cloud backup provider that employs... Read more...
The fortune tellers at TrendForce predict that NAND flash memory prices are stabilizing and on track to rebound next quarter. That's good news for suppliers, which are making moves to induce a rebound. For consumers, however, it means SSD pricing is leveling out and could potentially go on an upward swing as we head... Read more...
Western Digital has launched a solid state drive (SSD) line—WD Black SN770M—that takes direct aim at the relatively recent crop of handheld game consoles, including Valve's Steam Deck and the ASUS ROG Ally. The Black SN770M ships in the shorter M.2 2230 form factor that both of those consoles utilize, which is less... Read more...
After teasing a 4-terabyte (TB) capacity addition to its flagship 990 Pro solid state drive (SSD) lineup last week, Samsung has now revealed when it will be available and how much it will cost—it releases next month with pricing north of $300 for both the standalone 4TB drive and the version that comes with a heatsink... Read more...
Gigabyte is adding to a small but growing pile of solid state drives (SSDs) that make use of the PCI Express 5.0 bus for faster throughput. That puts the company's new Aorus Gen5 12000 SSD in elite company. By our count, there are around half a dozen PCIe 5.0 SSD models (not including different capacity options)... Read more...
It took a little while but Samsung has confirmed that it will indeed add a 4TB capacity option to its flagship 990 Pro solid state drive (SSD) series. That's great news for a couple of reasons, one of which is that the 990 Pro is compatible with the PlayStation 5. Additionally, these kinds of additions can help drive... Read more...
Mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs) are alive and well as a bulk storage medium with companies like Seagate paving an HAMR path to 50TB and beyond, but as with any piece of tech, not all models are created equal. Fortunately, cloud backup firm Backblaze frequently shares drive failure stats for its fleet of HDDs (and SSDs), and its latest storage Read more...
Hard drives are dead, right? The proliferation of cheap solid-state storage certainly has made the ol' spinning rust largely obsolete for desktop builds and typical consumers, but when you need to store a ton of data in as small a space as possible, you're still not going to beat a hard drive. It looked like that... Read more...
Igor’s Lab has leaked key details about Intel’s next-generation CPU socket, LGA 1851 that will launch with Arrow Lake S in 2024-2025. The new socket will reportedly feature enhanced M.2 storage connectivity with more CPU lanes and higher bandwidth compared to previous generations. The new socket specifications also... Read more...
There's little reason to skimp on storage these days, even when it comes to outfitting your PC with a fast solid state drive (SSD). Why is that? Well, there's been a steady decline in SSD prices over the past year due in part to a continued oversupply of NAND flash memory chips. Combine that with the fact that... Read more...
Have you looked up pricing on solid state drives (SSDs) recently? If not, you might be surprised to discover how far they've fallen, depending on the last time you checked. That's true even if it's only been a few weeks since the last you time browsed for a storage upgrade. And it could be true the next time you look... Read more...
If you use Windows 11, how's your SSD doing? Ever since March of this year, users have been complaining of drastically reduced write performance on solid-state drives due to Windows updates, and the issue has gotten progressively worse. If you've felt like your system is slowing down over time this year, this could be... Read more...
ASUS has shown off a new hybrid graphics accelerator and storage PCIe Gen4 card on China’s equivalent of YouTube. GM of ASUS China, Tony Wu, took to Bilibili this weekend to share a concept design which melds an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti and an M.2 SSD expansion card. If you have read our review of the GeForce RTX... Read more...
Seagate just released its first solid state drive (SSD) line to make use of the PCI Express 5.0 bus, the FireCuda 540 series, and with it comes some much-needed competition to a small but growing segment. As you might imagine, Seagate is targeting "gamers, [content] creators, and tech enthusiasts" with its foray into... Read more...
Micron has announced that it is sending samples of its latest Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 4.0 ICs to smart device makers. Devices using these new NAND chips will benefit from double speed transfers compared to the previous gen UFS 3.1 solutions. The headlining figure given by Micron is that transfers of up to... Read more...
Galax has retooled its Hall of Fame (HOF) Extreme 50 solid state drive (SSD) that it showed off earlier this year, with the latest iteration offering even faster speeds. Like the original model, Galax's new HOF Extreme 50S variant hitches its storage wagon to the PCI Express 5.0 bus but kicks things up a notch with... Read more...
With Father's Day just around the corner, here are a few deals that dear old dad is sure to appreciate. There are plenty of ideas to choose from that range from a pair of Sonos Bluetooth speakers to a gaming PC from HP. Liven Up The Party With Sonance Speakers What dad would not appreciate a set of Sonos outdoor... Read more...
Seagate has issued a new firmware update for its FireCuda 530 PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSDs that enhances the DirectStorage capabilities of the drive. This will enable drive owners to utilize the full strength’s Microsoft’s DirectStorage API with applicable GPUs and games that support the feature, dramatically improving load... Read more...
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