Apple has made a few changes to its MacBook lineup today one of which is the price cut for SSD upgrades for almost the entire Mac lineup. They’re still expensive, mind you, but certainly not as expensive as they once were, which one can argue is a good thing. Expanding internal storage on an Apple notebook has never been cheap in the first place.
Samsung today announced the launch of a new consumer solid state drive (SSD) lineup. The Samsung 860 QVO SSD offers multi-terabyte storage options at affordable prices. It’s available with up to four terabytes (TB) of storage capacity with great speed and reliability. The SSDs are built on Samsung’s high-density 4-bit multi-level cell NAND flash architecture.
Samsung’s consumer SSD products are well regarded and the company is adding another product to that list today. It has announced the launch of the Portable SSD X5, it’s a Thunderbolt 3 compatible external drive that’s capable of backing up a 20GB 4K UHD video in around 12 seconds.
Intel has unveiled what it claims to be the “world’s densest, totally silent solid state drive.” While SSDs have been around for a very long time, the form factor that this drive is based on is not only unique but it also enables Intel to cram an absurd amount of storage in a device that’s roughly the size of a 12 inch ruler. Intel’s first ruler SSD has 32TB of […]
Samsung today announced that it has started mass production of the industry’s first 4-bit consumer SSD. Based on the 1-terabit V-NAND, Samsung says that this industry-first solid state drive will deliver outstanding performance that’s equivalent to the company’s 3-bit design. This brings a new level of efficiency to Samsung’s consumer SSDs.
Samsung is a world leader in advanced memory technology and the company has shown off its capabilities today in a big way by announcing the world’s largest SSD that offers a staggering 30TB of storage. The company today announced that it has started mass producing the Serial Attached SCSI solid state drive called PM1643 and that it offers the industry’s largest storage capacity at 30.72TB.
Western Digital today announced the launch of two new SSD lineups. It’s not surprising even though Western Digital is best known for its hard drives. That’s because the company acquired SanDisk for $19 billion last year, and SanDisk has quite a lot of experience in making SSDs. The two lineups are branded under Western Digital and SanDisk each and are the first SSDs to be based on SanDisk’s 64 layer […]
If you’ve ever bought a hard drive you might have come across Western Digital. Its My Passport lineup of external hard drives is quite popular in part due to their affordability and reliability. Interestingly, the company hasn’t been in a rush to come out with a portable solid state drive, the storage solution preferred by those who are willing to spend more money for better performance. It’s rectifying that today.
There are obvious speed advantages that solid state drives boast over their magnetic, disk-based hard drive counterparts but there is something that SSD owners have to be mindful of. Rapidly transferring data to and from SSDs can cause data loss by simply wearing out the storage drive. That’s not to say that this happens often but it remains a possibility. It can prove to be a problem with intensive tasks […]
Samsung NVMe SSD 960 PRO ReviewEditor's Pick
It’s that time of the year, Samsung released its new NVMe SSD line, the 960 Pro. As we are familiar with Samsung’s nomenclature, the “PRO” version is MLC based and is equipped with the best components available to the consumer market, whereas the EVO is TLC based.Last year model, the 950 PRO was available in two sizes, this year, the 960 PRO line comes in three capacities, starting at 512 […]
Seagate today announced the launch of a new 512GB SSD Game Drive for the Xbox One. The new SSD promises to provide faster storage for games on Microsoft’s flagship console. To further drive the point home that this SSD has been created with the Xbox in mind, it even comes with a special paint job. The enclosure is black and green while there’s also an Xbox logo in one corner […]
During its SSD Summit in Seoul, Samsung will announce two new SSD drives named 960 Pro and 960 EVO. Both are built on the M.2 form-factor, and NVM Express (NVMe) PCIe Gen.3 x4 interface for flash memory.
I can list countless reasons why SSD storage is better than your conventional hard drive, the biggest reason being that it’s considerably faster, but the only downside here is that SSDs are still relatively expensive when compared to HDDs. If you’re looking for several TBs of SSD storage and money is no object then Samsung has just the perfect thing for you.
Formatting a hard drive is a quick way to erasing all content and cleaning a disk up before a sale, or a system installation. It’s not something people do everyday, so it’s OK to have forgotten the steps, or to be a little queezy about doing it. Here’s how to simply format a Windows disk, but let’s look at a few definitions first:
Samsung today announced that it’s expanding the availability of its 750 EVO solid state drive worldwide. The company also confirmed that the SSD which was previously available in 120GB and 250GB capacity is now available worldwide in 500GB capacity as well. These SSDs enable mainstream consumers and PC makers an efficient migration path from HDDs and slow-performing entry-level SSDs to a faster and more reliable storage solution.
Following its external T1 SSD drive last year, Samsung is back with a T3 SSD USB 3.1 drive that targets the same market, with some improvements. This new drive can put up to 2TB of storage in about 2.75 cubic inches. I’ll go over the design, some performance numbers, use cases and a comparison with its predecessor.
Seagate has unveiled a production-ready unit of what it claims to be the “fastest-ever” SSD (solid-state drive), with throughput performance of 10 gigabytes per second. This production-ready unit is said to meet Open Compute Project specifications which makes it a good choice for hyper-scale data centers that want to more to the latest flash technology with support for the latest and most sustainable standards.
Last year Samsung announced what they were calling the world’s largest capacity SSD for enterprise storage. This is basically a 15.36TB SSD that really just puts to shame everything we’ve seen in computers so far, but then again they are designed for enterprise use so it makes sense that it is capable of holding so much data.
When you think about SSD brands, maybe brands like Samsung or Intel come to mind. Now if you’re looking for more options, you might be interested to learn that Sony could soon be a brand worth your consideration as the company has recently taken the wraps off its latest SSD in the form of the SLW-M series.
Back in the day when SSDs weren’t as common as they are today, they came in really small storage sizes and cost a tiny fortune. These days SSDs are still expensive compared to regular HDDs, but they are considerably more affordable, especially considering that they have also increased in storage capacity.