Samsung Tightens Security on Its SSDs With Fingerprint Verification

Samsung has announced its pocket-sized T7 Touch SSD with a built-in fingerprint sensor. Read More >>

CES 2020: SanDisk Crammed a Colossal 8 Terabytes Into This Tiny SSD

Falling somewhere between the extreme portability of a USB flash drive and the capacious affordable storage of a traditional hard drive, portable SSDs provide speed, convenience, and durability, but typically top out at around 2TB of storage at the moment. That’s still a lot of storage, but SanDisk has created a prototype external SSD drive that can finally compete with traditional hard drives when it comes to capacity, thanks to a whopping 8TB of storage. Read More >>

Sony Seems Ridiculously Proud of the PS5’s SSD

Wired has yet another exclusive look at the Sony PS5. Yesterday, Wired’s Peter Rubin detailed a recent visit to Sony’s California HQ where he checked out a dev console, played a few demos, and got a few more details on the PS5 – including release date and ray tracing facts. But the bulk of the piece – and seemingly the bulk of the message Sony is trying to convey – is that solid-state drives are brilliant. Read More >>

The Complete Guide to SSDs in 2019

The solid-state drive or SSD has evolved from an expensive luxury available only to the professional power user to standard issue for anyone picking up a laptop. At the same time, many more standards and technologies have developed around SSDs, meaning picking one isn’t as straightforward as it once was—but we’re going to bring you right up to speed here. Read More >>

Why Fast SSD Storage Might Be the Best Upgrade for Your Computer

Before you throw out that old desktop or laptop, consider upgrading its storage. Whether your computer uses a hard drive or an older solid-state drive (or SSD) it’s probably time to upgrade it. SSDs are getting faster every year and replacing the storage in your old computer with a new SSD won’t cost you too much, it won’t take that long to fit, and it will make a huge difference to the speed of your computing experience. Read More >>

LaCie’s Fastest Rugged Drive Yet Also Plays Nice With Your USB-C Laptop

It’s not the first external drive from LaCie with a USB-C connection, but the company’s much-loved rugged line just got a hefty speed boost for those who are too impatient to wait for their data to backup, and refuse to take care of their hardware. Read More >>

Seagate Demos Astonishing 60TB SSD for Business Superpowers

If you happen to have a high-end data centre and an unlimited budget, here's your next exciting purchase; Seagate's 60TB SAS SSD, which is, as foreshadowed by the model number, an SSD with 60TB of storage space. That's enough space to put a dog's brain in one folder and every song ever recorded in another. Read More >>

Forget the New Playstation 4.5, an SSD Is All You Need

The rumours are already flying that we’ll be getting a new PS4 soon. Well, sort of. It won’t play different games than the current PS4 does, it will just play them better. This is all in aid of making a PS4 that can handle the beefy graphics requirements of Playstation VR, and do what the original PS4 should have done: output 4K graphics. Read More >>

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We Fucked Up Some ‘Rugged’ Storage Drives With a Machete

The price of solid state drives has been on a steady decline for the last year, and they’re already a top pick for easily improving the performance of your laptop, desktop, or even your PS4. But they also make really fantastic external drives — if more expensive than a traditional hard drive. Read More >>

You Can Upgrade a Macbook Faster Than You Can Boil an Egg

There’s one big drawback to Apple’s thin, svelte laptop: once you pull the trigger on a Macbook, you’re generally stuck with the specs for life. So when a company claims to offer an idiot-proof SSD upgrade, it’s worth checking out. Read More >>

Seagate’s New 10GBps SSD Will be the World’s Fastest

Seagate’s new SSD will be very, very fast indeed. In fact, able to transfer data at up to 10GB per second, it’s 6GB per second faster than its previous best — and it’s claimed it will be the fastest in the world. Read More >>

There’s Finally a Way to Upgrade Macbook Storage

When I bought my Macbook Pro a year ago, I was feeling so internally guilty about spending over a grand on a laptop that I only paid for 128GB of storage, a decision I’ve regretted about three times per day ever since. This solution isn’t cheap, but at least it will stop me whining. Read More >>

Samsung’s 16TB SSD is Now an Actual Thing People Can Buy

Last year, Samsung made the rest of the world feel mighty inadequate by announcing a world-record 16TB SSD. Turns out that was more than just talk: Samsung is shipping the drives to (very wealthy) customers today. Read More >>

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You Can Throw This Tonka-Tough SSD Drive Around and Your Data Will Still Be Safe

A portable SSD is already a better way to carry gigs of valuable data. The lack of moving parts means there’s less chance of the drive dying if it gets jostled, banged, or accidentally dropped. But your data’s even safer with SanDisk’s updated, rugged SSD that’s now wrapped in a shock, dust, and water-resistant bumper. Read More >>

SSD Prices are Plummeting, Say Goodbye to Hard Drives

Solid-state drives are superior to hard drives in every way but one: they’re faster, lighter, and less fragile, but they’re also more expensive. The last one has been the only thing keeping HDDs alive, and that thread appears to be getting thinner by the day. Read More >>