Articles about Storage (page 2)

Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 7 15TB Storage
While roaming the InterBee 2015 floor, I spotted the new 15TB Fujifilm LTO data tapes which are used for “cold storage” (archiving) by many companies, including Google. Ultrium 7 doubles the capacity of the previous Ultrium 6 product (6.5TB). Fujifilm says that Barium Ferrite (BaFe) magnetic tapes can achieve extremely high data density because of low noise to signal ratio.

Samsung SSD 950 PRO Review
Every year Samsung releases a brand new SSD product and this year is no exception. For 2015, Samsung introduces the world’s first (another one) NVMe PCIe SSD the Samsung 950 PRO [official 950 Pro page].The 950 PRO is basically assembled with the best components and features that Samsung SSD has to offer to date. The board and the controller are from the OEM SM951-NVMe while the memory are from the […]

Samsung 950 PRO SSD: Performance Explosion
At the 2015 Samsung SSD Global Summit, Samsung has introduced its latest SSD product, the 950 PRO SSD. This new storage product will come only in the M2 form-factor which allows its use in select thin laptops in addition. There’s also support for PCIe 3.0 which ensures optimum drive performance. The good news is that the performance improvement is mind-boggling. 

Seagate Backup Plus Portable 4TB USB 3.0 Drive
Seagate has launched a new personal backup solution with the Backup Plus Portable 4TB USB 3.0 drive. It uses the latest, more dense storage available to consumers and provides an easy solution for power users who have accumulated a significant amount of data.

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Samsung T1 SSD Review: Portable Storage Redefined
Launched at CES 2015, Samsung new T1 Portable SSD has been designed to create a “new category” of flash storage, somewhere between a USB key, with which it shares a very compact size and light weight, and a regular portable drive with which it can compete in terms of storage capacity. On paper, the Samsung SSD T1 fits the bill completely, providing not only raw performance and compactness, but also […]

Toshiba Canvio Connect II Portable Hard Drives
Toshiba has announced new portable hard drives at CES 2015. These products bring expanded capacity of up to 3TBs in a variety of colors with features like remote access and scheduled backups. Users not only get more storage, therefore a bigger bang for their buck, but the ability to access the portable hard drive remotely which is a good incentive on its own to pick up one of the Canvio […]

Samsung Portable SSD T1: A New Design For Portable Drives
While you may think that the Flash Storage market is pretty much mature and well catered for, Samsung has come up with a product that is designed to address a specific segment between small storage like cards and USB keys and SSD drives in a USB case.Samsung’s Portable SSD T1 aims to accomplish three things: first, it needs to be fast, and on that front, the Portable SSD T1 controller […]

Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB Review
I consider myself as a mainstream user. My computer needs do not require the latest and the fastest at a premium price. After the release of the 850 PRO line which I reviewed last July, I was eager to see what Samsung would come up with the 850 EVO line since it is a better match for my computing usage and wallet.I am familiar with the Samsung SSD products. I […]

SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD: Consistent Speed + 10 year warranty
During the Computex 2014 trade show in Taiwan, Sandisk has launched the Sandisk Extreme Pro 3.5” SSD, which aims at the high-end enthusiast PC/Gaming market. The SSD can reach peak theoretical speeds of 550MBps (read) / 520 Mbps (write) and comes in capacities that reach 1 Terabyte. However, the most important feature for this storage device is its ability to keep its performance around its peak level long after it […]

Samsung 840 EVO mSATA 1TB Review
Following the launch of the EVO 2.5″ last summer, Samsung packed all the goodness of the EVO into an mSATA format, and in this review we are testing the Samsung 840 EVO mSATA 1TB in particular. Aside from the 750GB model, the mSATA line offers the same capacity as the 2.5″ EVO line, ranging from 120 GB up to 1 TB.Not only Samsung is still the only manufacturer using TLC […]

Intel 730 SSD Review (480GB)
The latest Intel SSD, the 730 series brings enterprise class hardware to the consumer market. Intel made some tweaks to its Data Center SSD, the DC S3500 and re branded it as the 730 series. Unlike the DC S3500 line, which offers 9 SSDs, sizing from 80 up to 800 GB, the 730 series is only available in two capacities, 240 and 480 GB. It is rather a smart move […]

WD My Cloud Review (2TB Model)
Thinking of having your own personal cloud, WD My Cloud may be what you have been waiting for. Marketed as “Save Everything, Access Anywhere”, the My Cloud is available in 2, 3 and 4 TB size. As a single drive setup, the My Cloud targets mostly home users and it is priced accordingly. For instance, the model tested in this review is built around a 2 TB red WD hard […]

Buffalo MiniStation Air: More Than A Portable Drive
[CES 2014] Smartphone and tablets have changed the way we carry content. People no longer need to carry around discs full of content, they can simply load up their mobile devices. However, these devices offer a limited amount of storage which often isn’t enough. In that case, portable wireless HDDs come in handy. The new Buffalo MiniStation Air is a bonafide wireless HDD, but it does much more than allowing […]

Seagate Backup Plus Slim and Backup Plus Fast
[CES 2014] Seagate is introducing a new line of external backup hard drives with Seagate Backup Plus Slim, a new series that follows the previous “Backup Plus” drives launched in June 2012. As you have guessed, the new ones are smaller, thanks to the natural size reduction of drives but the more important update in 2014 is the capability to (partially) backup Android and iOS devices in addition to PC […]

LaCie Unveils New Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 Hard Drive
[CES 2014] For the professional photo editor or video editor, having ample amount of hard disk space is necessary. After all a good majority of these professionals work with raw files and files whose resolutions are huge, meaning that every single file could be a few megabytes, and in the case of videos, a few hundred to one gigabyte alone! This is where LaCie comes in as the company has […]

LaCie Sphere Is A Stylish Looking Hard Drive
[CES 2014] External hard drives and USB flash drives are something we don’t necessarily think too much about in terms of design. However LaCie is a company that has not been shy about styling their products as we have seen them collaborate with Porsche on hard drives before, which is why it is not surprising, and somewhat of a delight, to see LaCie announce a new external hard drive in […]

NETGEAR ReadyNAS 716 Gets Xeon 3.2GHz CPU and 16GB of RAM
NETGEAR has just announced the ReadyNAS 716, a powerful Network Attached Storage (NAS) system for business usage that NETGEAR says is powerful enough to serve 150 concurrent 1080p video streams… if your network can support it. To achieve this level of performance, NETGEAR has tapped into a powerful Xeon (Ivy Bridge) E3-1225v2 quad-core CPU from Intel which runs at 3.2GHz and is couple with 16GB of RAM (ECC memory). More […]

Samsung SSD EVO 250GB And 750GB Review
Capitalizing on their success with the 840 series, Samsung released their new SSD TLC based drives named EVO. With this new line, Samsung broadens their offer with five drives ranging from 120GB up to 1TB.The first generation of Samsung TLC SSD stacked up with MLC drives on the read I/O but lagged behind in term of writes I/O. Looking at the data-sheets from Samsung for the 840 EVO, it appeared […]

TDK Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording Boosts HDD Capacity (HAMR)
At CEATEC Japan, TDK was demonstrating HAMR (heat-assisted magnetic recording), a technology designed to dramatically increase the data density of mechanical hard drives. Hard drives are typically limited by how much bits of information they can safely store per square inch of each platter surface (HDDs can feature many platters or disks). Since the information is saved as a magnetic polarity, attempting to pack too much information in a tight […]

Western Digital’s My Cloud Makes Network Storage Easy
Western Digital (WD) has just launched a new family of “personal cloud solutions” called My Cloud. This consists in new hardware of course, but includes an even more important software solution that lets users access and manage their data from a personal cloud in an easy way. The idea behind My Cloud is that managing a personal cloud based on one of more network attached storage (NAS) devices in your […]