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First Intel Optane hardware could be coming to consumer desktops

First Intel Optane hardware could be coming to consumer desktops Ever since Intel announced its 3D XPoint storage (brand name: Optane), there’s been interest from the enthusiast market.Micron expects its version of 3D XPoint, dubbed QuantX, to sell for about half the price of DRAM, but 4-5x more than NAND flash.

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.

Who makes the most reliable hard drives?

Who makes the most reliable hard drives? For the last few years, Backblaze has released quarterly reports on its hard drive reliability and replacement rates.Over the last three months, Backblaze has swapped out 3,500 2TB HGST and Western Digital hard drives for 2,400 Seagate 8GB drives.

New 'App Class' SD cards will offer guaranteed performance for mobile applications

New 'App Class' SD cards will offer guaranteed performance for mobile applications The SD Association has announced a new performance standard for SD cards aimed at improving customer experiences and delivering more consistent performance metrics.The new performance information has become necessary because of Android’s new “Adoptable Storage” capability, which was introduced just over a year ago with the debut of Marshmallow.

Kingston announces world's largest capacity 2TB flash drive

Kingston announces world's largest capacity 2TB flash drive That might not be the case anymore with Kingston’s new 2TB flash drive.Unlike other modern thumb drives which are much, much smaller than a thumb, the DataTraveler Ultimate GT is rather hulking by comparison.

Store 4TB of Files (or PS4 Games!) For $110, No Power Cord Required

Store 4TB of Files (or PS4 Games!) For $110, No Power Cord Required Whether you need to be better about backing up your computer, or are just so excited that the PS4 is finally adding external hard drive support, you can get a WD My Passport 4TB drive for just $110 today for Prime members on Amazon, the best price they’ve ever listed.It wasn’t that long ago that drives over 2TB required an extra power supply, but that’s not the case here; just plug it into a USB port, and it’s good to go.

10 free online storage services to claim your space in the cloud

10 free online storage services to claim your space in the cloud Below are our favorite cloud storage apps for iOS and Android, and some tips on how to avoid paying for cloud storage at all.Once you have your groups, take a look at how much space you need and create separate free cloud storage accounts for each category.

10 tips to free up storage space on your Android phone or tablet

10 tips to free up storage space on your Android phone or tablet More: The best Android apps for almost any occassion One of the easiest ways to increase storage space on your Android device is to buy a MicroSD card.You won’t be able to move every app onto your new card, but with older versions of Android — Android 5.

The complete guide to using a MicroSD card on your Android phone

The complete guide to using a MicroSD card on your Android phone Using MicroSD cards can sometimes be a little tricky.From balancing files to choosing the right card in the first place, there’s a lot to keep in mind.

Western Digital, Toshiba increase device storage capacity with 512Gb ‘3D’ chips

Western Digital, Toshiba increase device storage capacity with 512Gb ‘3D’ chips The chip is an industry first and the result of a collaboration between Western Digital and Toshiba.Instead, 3D NAND places cells on layers and stacks these “floors” vertically like tall skyscrapers.

Store 2TB Worth of Files (or PS4 Games) For Just $70

Store 2TB Worth of Files (or PS4 Games) For Just $70 Whether you need to be better about backing up your computer, or are just so excited that the PS4 is finally adding external hard drive support, you can get a 2TB Seagate Expansion external drive for $70 today, which is about as low as 2TB drives get these days.Seagate had a spotty reputation a few years ago, but it seems like they’ve cleaned up their act; the slightly more expensive Seagate Backup Plus is the current Wirecutter recommendation, and the Expansion has a stellar Amazon review average from over 4,000 customers.

Give Your Old Hard Drives New Life With This $9 Enclosure

Give Your Old Hard Drives New Life With This $9 Enclosure Sure, you could buy an external hard drive for not that much money, but if you have a spare HDD or SSD laying around, you can give it new life as a DIY external with this $9 enclosure.Hell, I actually bought an SSD for the express purpose of turning it into an external drive, and it’s been great.

Samsung offers free 256GB microSD card with Galaxy S7

Samsung offers free 256GB microSD card with Galaxy S7 If you're looking for a new phone to keep all your gigabytes of pictures, videos and music on demand at all times, Samsung has a new deal that will set your heart aflutter just in time for Valentine's Day.The Samsung-branded microSDs typically sell for $250 if you buy directly from Samsung, although Amazon sells the card for just $135.

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.

Lenovo is refreshing its Flex 4 2-in-1s with more storage, 7th-gen Intel CPUs

Lenovo is refreshing its Flex 4 2-in-1s with more storage, 7th-gen Intel CPUs After launching the Lenovo Flex 4 here in the United States last year, the company is gearing up to refresh the convertible notebook in the near future.The refresh is slightly smaller, too, despite keeping the same screen size, down from the older model’s dimensions of 13.

One of the Best Router Ever Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg In Today's Gold Box

One of the Best Router  Ever Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg In Today's Gold Box Whether you’re upgrading to 802.11ac, trying to extend your wireless network, or just want to stop forking over a modem rental fee to your ISP, today’s Amazon Gold Box is overflowing with networking gear.

Toshiba goes big: New hard disks come in sizes enormous, gigantic, and huge

Toshiba goes big: New hard disks come in sizes enormous, gigantic, and huge Well, you can soon with Toshiba’s absolutely massive 8TB consumer-grade hard disks in the 3.Announced on Wednesday, Toshiba’s new MN series HDDs bridge the gap between enterprise-level storage capacity and high-performing desktop hard disks.

The Best External Drives For Your PS4

The Best External Drives For Your PS4 The clouds have parted, the heavenly choirs are singing, and the PS4 is finally adding support for external hard drives, meaning you’ll no longer have to perform minor electronic surgery to store more games on your console.Your easiest option here is going to be a portable, USB-powered external drive, which are available in sizes up to 5TB.