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Computing, Hardware

Western Digital’s new SanDisk SSD is its fastest and toughest yet

October 5, 2022

Via: Techradar

Western Digital has expanded its range of high-end SanDisk Professional products with the release of the PRO-G40 SSD. The company’s new SSD is compatible with both USB 3.2 Gen 2 and Thunderbolt 3 connections. And with anIP68 certification, it’s Western […]


Computing, Hardware

A whole new breed of SSDs is about to break through

September 8, 2022

Via: Techradar

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has released the first edition of a new set of standards designed to clear the way for a new breed of storage products: CSxes. Short for computational storage devices, CSxes differ from regular SSDs […]


Computing, Hardware

Your next ultrafast SSD might be here sooner than you think

August 2, 2022

Via: Techradar

The next generation of storage is about to get its biggest drop yet, the Samsung 990 Pro, at least if a recent regulatory filing is anything to go by. The Samsung 980 Pro remains one of the best SSDs available, […]


Computing, Hardware

Intel Raptor Lake could disappoint those who want a speedy PCIe 5.0 SSD

July 6, 2022

Via: Techradar

Intel’s next-gen Raptor Lake chips have been the subject of a flurry of rumors lately, and the most recent one is some controversy around the subject of support for PCIe 5.0 SSDs. This is based on a leaked slide that […]


Computing, Hardware

16TB M.2 NVMe SSDs won’t be coming any time soon – here’s why

June 16, 2022

Via: Techradar

Sabrent has confirmed it is set to launch its first 16TB SATA enterprise SSD (and probably the only 2.5-inch one) during the summer. “Back [in December 2020] when this 16TB SSD was announced, shortly after, Phison found problems with the […]


Computing, Operating Systems

Microsoft Trying to Kill HDD Boot Drives By 2023: Report

June 8, 2022

Via: Tom's Hardware

A recent executive brief from data storage industry analyst firm Trendfocus reports that OEMs have disclosed that Microsoft is pushing them to drop HDDs as the primary storage device in pre-built Windows 11 PCs and use SSDs instead, with the […]


Computing, Hardware

AMD Preps Smart Access Storage To Accelerate SSD Performance

May 6, 2022

Via: Tom's Hardware

AMD is reportedly preparing a new technology for its Ryzen processors called Smart Access Storage (SAS), according to a VideoCardz report,. The concept behind Smart Access Storage is similar to Smart Access Memory (SAM) but aims to accelerate storage performance […]


Computing, Hardware

I’m finally saying goodbye to PCIe 3.0 SSDs – it’s time for faster storage

February 22, 2022

Via: Techradar

Saying goodbye to a trusted SSD isn’t as easy as you think. When you’re constantly testing the best graphics cards, processors, you tend to find a reliable piece of equipment and rely on it heavily. For me, I like having […]


Computing, Hardware

SSD prices could spike after Western Digital loses 6.5 billion gigabytes of NAND chips

February 11, 2022

Via: The Verge

Western Digital says it has lost at least 6.5 exabytes (6.5 billion gigabytes) of flash storage due to contamination issues at its NAND production facilities. The contamination could see the price of NAND — the main component of SSDs — […]


Computing, Hardware

Intel has officially sold its SSD business to SK Hynix

December 30, 2021

Via: Techradar

SK Hynix, South Korean memory semiconductor supplier of DRAM chips and flash memory chips, has completed stage one of its acquisition of Intel’s SSD and NAND businesses. This follows recent official Chinese approval of the deal, which will see Intel […]


Computing, Hardware

Samsung teases blistering fast PCIe 5.0 SSDs

December 23, 2021

Via: Techradar

Ahead of CES 2022, Samsung has teased some ridiculously fast PCIe 5.0 SSDs, snappily named PM1743 SSD, that can apparently hit 13,000 MB/s read speeds without breaking a sweat. The advances come from Samsung combining the lightning fast PCIe 5.0 […]


Computing, Hardware

SSDs are failing just as often as hard drives

October 4, 2021

Via: Techradar

Solid-state drives (SSD) are often touted as more reliable than hard-disk drives (HDD), but new research from cloud backup and storage services provider Backblaze suggests that may not always be the case. The company recently put both variants to the […]


Computing, Hardware

Adata’s upcoming Legend SSD can hit 7.4 GB/s speeds, SE920 external drive goes up to 4GB/s

August 6, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Adata says its new SE920 SSD is the world’s fastest portable storage. The drive combines Intel Thunderbolt 3 and USB4 to push up to 4,000MB/s transfer speeds and features proprietary ‘Heat Conduction’ technology to keep temps in check. Like most […]


Computing, Hardware

Cloud vs external SSD/HDD storage: Which one to choose depending on your needs

May 25, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Cloud services have become part of everyone’s life. You might not realise it, but even if you open a PowerPoint presentation which was sent to you via email (or Dropbox), you’ve used the cloud. While the cloud may make external […]


Computing, Hardware

Sony unveils first major update for PlayStation 5

April 13, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Five months after its initial release, the PlayStation 5 is getting its first major update. Sony outlined the details in a recent blog post, and includes updates to storage options and more social and personalization control. Probably the most welcome […]


Computing, Hardware

SSD shipments outpaced HDDs in 2020, but capacity still favors mechanical drives

February 16, 2021

Via: TechSpot

According to data storage research and consulting firm TrendFocus (per Storage Newsletter), manufacturers shipped 333.12 million solid-state drives in 2020 – an increase of 20.8 percent year-over-year. Hard drive shipments, meanwhile, were down 18 percent annually to 259.81 million units. […]


Computing, Hardware

NVMe-over Fabrics: How NVMe-oF revolutionises shared storage

October 6, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

It’s almost a decade since the NVM Express Workgroup released the first version of the NVMe standard. Since then, the technology has become an increasingly common interface for solid state storage. But, on its own NVMe is somewhat limited because […]


Internet, Wireless & Cloud

Cloud flash storage: SSD options from AWS, Azure and GCP

June 19, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Flash storage is increasingly important to the enterprise market, and analysts expect solid state storage to largely replace spinning disks for enterprise systems, endpoints and consumer devices – possibly within this decade. Meanwhile, some predict spinning disk will be used […]


Computing, Hardware

Storage Performance Roundup: Mechanical Disk Drives to PCIe 4.0 SSDs and Everything In Between

December 16, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Computer storage has come a long way since our last roundup. We have new PCIe 4.0 SSDs, NVMe drives are becoming the de facto standard for new machines, and prices for legacy drives have plummeted. Rather than just focusing on […]


Computing, Hardware

Samsung unveils new PCIe 4.0 SSDs that “never die”

September 19, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Samsung’s PM1733 and PM1735 series come in 19 different models covering the HHHL (card-type) and 2.5-inch U.2 formats. Designed for use in servers and data centers, their storage ranges from 0.8TB right up to a massive 30.72TB. There has been […]