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Samsung introduces 4TB SSD for a cool $1,500

Samsung introduces 4TB SSD for a cool $1,500 Samsung’s new 4TB SSD is a $1,500 solid state drive that aims to replace your HDD altogether, provided you’ve got four figures to drop on a storage medium in the first place.With SSD prices continuing to fall year-on-year thanks to 3D stacked NAND, why bother buying a hard drive at all?

AMD announces Radeon Pro SSG: A GPU with 1TB of SSD storage attached

AMD announces Radeon Pro SSG: A GPU with 1TB of SSD storage attached Going forward, the FirePro lineup is being retired altogether in favor of new, Radeon Pro branding.The interesting card, however, is the Radeon Pro SSG, a new Radeon Pro GPU with integrated M.

iPhone 7 storage tests show higher-end models are significantly faster than the 32GB version

iPhone 7 storage tests show higher-end models are significantly faster than the 32GB version According to Unbox Therapy’s Lew Hilsenteger, there’s an up to 8x speed difference between the 32GB and 256GB Apple iPhone 7 in speed tests.The iPhone 7 32GB needs 3 minutes, 40 seconds for the same job.

Spotify may be killing your SSD

Spotify may be killing your SSD If you use Spotify and its music streaming service you may want to reconsider, at least for now.While you wouldn’t think a single music app could possibly write enough data to cause hardware problems for a solid state product, the figures may surprise you.

SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand

SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand For the last few years, SDD prices have been falling steadily, thanks to increased NAND production by multiple companies and the transition to 3D NAND, which offers vastly increased densities for lower cost-per-bit.According to DRAMeXchange via CTimes, average contract prices for MLC NAND flash drives are expected to rise by 6-10% , while TLC products are anticipated to rise by 6-9%.

Nvidia offering 'PC Gaming Revival' kits to make old hardware fresh again

Nvidia offering 'PC Gaming Revival' kits to make old hardware fresh again The company has unveiled what its calling a PC Gaming Revival Kit, and while the hardware is currently only being stocked in Spanish-speaking countries, we suspect this kind of bundle could come stateside relatively easily if Nvidia sees strong uptake.These sorts of hardware products used to be more common, particularly when CD-ROMs and multimedia capabilities started to debut in consumer hardware.

How to Install an SSD in a PlayStation 4 or PS4 Pro

How to Install an SSD in a PlayStation 4 or PS4 Pro Despite the fact that solid-state drives (SSDs) read and write data much faster than mechanical hard drives do, the PlayStation 4 and even the PlayStation 4 Pro come with the latter.Fortunately, Sony made the PS4 hard drive replaceable, so users can expand the consoles internal storage or, better yet, swap out the mechanical drive with a solid state drive.

How do SSDs work?

How do SSDs work? Now, let’s talk about the more basic relevant question: How do SSDs work in the first place, and how do they compare with new technologies, like Intel Optane?To understand how and why SSDs are different from spinning discs, we need to talk a little bit about hard drives.

LG announces every Gram notebook for 2017, starts selling them immediately

LG announces every Gram notebook for 2017, starts selling them immediately Take for example LG’s new Gram notebooks for 2017, which the firm has made sure will be available in stores right away.All the 2017 LG Gram notebooks are clad in dark gray, save the base 13.

Notebook makers to offer better prices on smaller SSDs in 2017

Notebook makers to offer better prices on smaller SSDs in 2017 Now, it appears that SSDs are going to become even more pricey, which could have a significant impact on notebook PCs in 2017.In spite of the increase in prices, SSDs will likely remain popular due to their significant advantage in speed over hard disk drives (HDDs).

This $8 Cable Turns Your Old Hard Drives and SSDs Into External Storage

This $8 Cable Turns Your Old Hard Drives and SSDs Into External Storage If you have any old 2.5" hard drives or SSDs lying around and gathering dust, this $8 cable can turn them into USB external storage.

Backblaze has some advice if you need to destroy the data on an SSD

Backblaze has some advice if you need to destroy the data on an SSD Next, while using a drill or hammer to damage parts of an HDD will usually be enough to make the data unrecoverable, SSDs are different.They store their data in chips and not platters, and so destroying just part of an SSD isn’t sufficient.

Intel’s Optane Memory hopes to give your aging hard disk a kick in the pants

Intel’s Optane Memory hopes to give your aging hard disk a kick in the pants While the consumer versions of the SSDs won’t be available until later this year, the chip maker has something to tide us over — Intel Optane Memory.Before Intel Optane, which is based on the 3D Xpoint technology, users had to decide between the two different types of storage device.

Western Digital launches its first external solid state drive, the 1TB My Passport SSD

Western Digital launches its first external solid state drive, the 1TB My Passport SSD Not surprisingly, it’s a solid state drive that’s tailored to suit users who need to carry a large amount of storage capacity with them while they’re on the move.The My Passport SSD boasts a sleek external design, and measures 90 millimeters in height by 45 millimeters in length, with a thickness of less than half an inch.

Western Digital Announces its First Portable SSD

Western Digital Announces its First Portable SSD If you're one of those folks who loves external storage but also wants blazing fast speeds, today brought a really interesting announcement from hard drive manufacturer Western Digital.The company will soon be introducing its first ever portable SSD.

Intel's About To Shakeup Computing - Again

Intel's About To Shakeup Computing - Again A chip that’s many, many times faster than any SSD.For some time now, computers have basically had main types of storage: volatile (short-term) and non-volatile (long-term).

Intel Optane Review Roundup: Next-Generation Memory Standard Earns Lukewarm Reception

Intel Optane Review Roundup: Next-Generation Memory Standard Earns Lukewarm Reception After years of teasing and a major enterprise launch, Intel’s Optane memory is finally available for PCs and enthusiast systems.This isn’t a new feature from Intel; SRT has been supported on small SSD cache drives for at least five years, and Intel’s Optane drives appear to offer commensurate benefits to an SSD cache drive when used in an equivalent configuration.