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How to back up and upgrade your PS4’s hard drive

How to back up and upgrade your PS4’s hard drive It needs to be formatted using FAT32 or exFAT, and if you want to back up a full drive, the external drive should have at least the same capacity as the internal drive.Select the System option, go down to Back Up and Restore, and then go into the Back Up PS4 sub-menu.

Intel demos 3D XPoint, showcases Optane’s 2GB/s performance

Intel demos 3D XPoint, showcases Optane’s 2GB/s performance This new memory, 3D XPoint (pronounced “crosspoint”) is a non-volatile memory that Intel is advertising as the first major memory breakthrough in 25 years.Early speculation was that 3D XPoint would be based or at least related-to phase change memory, but Intel has denied that this is the case without specifying the exact details of how Optane actually works.

Seagate now shipping seven-platter, helium-filled 10TB hard drive

Seagate now shipping seven-platter, helium-filled 10TB hard drive Helium-sealed hard drives have been gradually making their way into data centers and enterprise drives.At 10TB, Seagate is pushing the envelope on absolute drive capacity as well, with seven drive platters and 14 heads in total.

Backblaze releases billion-hour hard drive reliability report

Backblaze releases billion-hour hard drive reliability report Companies do not release failure data and the handful of studies on the topic typically cloak vendor names and model numbers.For those of you wondering if drive vibration actually matters, here’s a video of someone stopping a drive array by yelling at it.

Data stored at the atomic level with super-high density

Data stored at the atomic level with super-high density Researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have devised a way to store data on the atomic scale by manipulating single atoms.The density of the proof-of-concept atomic storage created for the study is 500 terabytes per square inch.

Seagate unveils the world’s largest SSD: 60TB

Seagate unveils the world’s largest SSD: 60TB The 60TB SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) SSD is intended for large-scale enterprise data centers that need maximum storage and compute performance.With just 17 of these drives, you can hit 1PB of storage; Seagate says it’s ideal for large local or cloud-based storage arrays, active archives, online video, and read-intensive environments.

Best laptops for photo editing: Retina is important, but it’s not everything

Best laptops for photo editing: Retina is important, but it’s not everything When we last looked at the best options in the market last year, there were some clear leaders.This isn’t an exhaustive list of the best laptops for photo editing, but if you are in the market, one of these is likely to suit your needs.

Samsung unveils next-generation 960 Pro, 960 Evo M.2 drives, with blistering speeds, up to 2TB capacity

Samsung unveils next-generation 960 Pro, 960 Evo M.2 drives, with blistering speeds, up to 2TB capacity The Korean company is also launching the 960 EVO — and like its previous EVO drives, this one is based on TLC NAND.The 950 Pro relied on Samsung’s 32-layer NAND, while the 960 Pro is based on a denser, 48-layer NAND variant.

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.

The PC market just fell for the fifth straight year as unit shipments continue to decline

The PC market just fell for the fifth straight year as unit shipments continue to decline Total PC sales in 2011, for comparison, were 365 million units, or 1.“The broad PC market has been static as technology improvements have not been sufficient to drive real market growth.

Toshiba may spin off or sell its NAND flash business after accounting scandal, cost overruns

Toshiba may spin off or sell its NAND flash business after accounting scandal, cost overruns The scandal drove two of the company’s former CEOs and eight other executives to resign their positions and wiped $8 billion off Toshiba’s market value.All of this brings us to the company’s NAND flash factories, which are fairly potent cash cows that also have high operating costs.

Steam now lets you move specific game installation folders

Steam now lets you move specific game installation folders Moving your Steam installation from one PC to another has always been more of a “Technical workaround,” and less of a supported method of migrating games from Point A to B.Now, a new client update has added the ability to move specific game folders without reinstalling a title or messing around with symlinks.

Seagate plans 16TB drives for 2018, 20TB by 2020

Seagate plans 16TB drives for 2018, 20TB by 2020 During its conference call yesterday, the hard drive manufacturer laid out its near-term roadmap, with aggressive plans to ramp drive capacities over the next few years.Right now, Seagate’s highest-end drive tops out at 10TB, but the company plans to double that within the next three years, with 16TB drives rolling out as soon as mid-2018.

Intel releases specs for first Optane SSD, new drive should pack a wallop

Intel releases specs for first Optane SSD, new drive should pack a wallop Now, however, we have some idea how Optane will perform, at least in Intel’s initial data center SSD.One thing we do know, however, is that Optane can deliver excellent performance even with a queue depth of 1.

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.