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 >>

SanDisk’s 1TB microSD is Now Available to Order on Amazon but it’s Pretty Pricey

SanDisk unveiled its 1TB MicroSD along with Micron at MWC back in February. SanDisk's offering is the faster of the two and it's finally available to order over on Amazon for a rather hefty £453.99. Read More >>

Intel’s Speediest Storage Tech Could Be Coming to Regular Laptops Soon

Some of the fastest storage tech around is soon going to be available to people buying just any old laptop. Intel’s Optane technology, based on 3D Xpoint is really fast, but unless you’re building your own computer or manage a server farm it’s been out of reach. Which is a shame because Optane offers blazing storage speeds and the ability to improve traditional SSDs using Optane Memory. Read More >>

MWC 2019: World’s First 1TB MicroSD Cards Shown Off

MicroSD inclusion in phones doesn't matter as much as it used to, since storage has been getting cheaper so the phones themselves come with ridiculous amounts of space. But there are still lots of reasons you might want to whack a huge memory card in your smartphone, and SanDisk and Micron have got your back. Read More >>

How to Pick the Right Memory Card for Every Device You Own

As with a lot of tech purchasing decisions, when it comes to buying a memory card you can’t just click on the first result that appears on your online retailer of choice and that’s that—today’s memory cards, with their small sizes and huge capacities, have features and specs all of their own. Here’s what you need to know. Read More >>

Your External Hard Drive Can Finally Join Your Computer’s Trippy Light Show

If you’re someone who can’t work, play, or kill time online without your desktop PC blinding you with a spectacle of flashing LEDs, ASUS will now let your external hard drive join the desktop rave. The company’s new FX HDD drive includes its own set of LEDs, illuminating a circuit trace pattern that will sync to the glowing patterns flashing across all of your other devices. Read More >>

Intel Says It Made the ‘World’s Densest’ SSD By Cramming 32 Terabytes Into the Shape of a Ruler

You probably haven’t touched a 12-inch ruler since your primary school days, but think back to how that makeshift sword felt in your hand; that’s roughly the same size as a new solid state drive from Intel that stacks 64 memory cells atop each other to create a dense 3D grid packing 32 terabytes of storage. Read More >>

7 Reasons Why This Is the One Gadget Your Home Network Needs

You might think your home network is complete after you buy a good router, but that’s not true! There’s a lot of ways to to improve it, and how you compute. But the best gadget to invest in after a solid router is a Network-Attached Storage, or NAS drive. If you’re new to the idea of drives, they’re basically hard drives that connect directly to your router rather than one of your computers—and that gives them a number of advantages to the local hard drive you might have installed inside your laptop or desktop. Here’s why you might want to set up a NAS drive yourself. Read More >>

Do People Still Buy CDs? YouGov Figured it Was Worth Finding Out

These days any mention of CDs online ends with some snarky mid-30s dude making a comment that goes something like "hur hur, what's a CD?", because digital downloads and streaming has caused people to somehow forget about decades of abundantly available physical media. Those people may be shocked to find that music is still available on compact disc, as a trip to any HMV will tell them. But the question is, with the prominence of digital consumption, and the rising popularity of vinyl, do CDs still have a place in modern life? YouGov decided it was going to find out. 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 >>

I Desperately Want This Ancient Apple Disk Drive With a Blu-Ray Upgrade

I haven’t touched a DVD, CD, or even a Blu-Ray disc in years, let alone one of the floppy disks the Apple Disk II was designed to load back in the early ‘80s. But I might find a reason to use outdated media again just to justify putting this upgraded piece of classic computer hardware on my desk. Read More >>

This New Integral Memory 512GB MicroSD Card Is the Biggest on the Market

There’s now a microSD card capable of holding over half a terabyte of data. Per the Verge, Integral Memory’s new 512 gigabyte card exceeds the previous record holder, SanDisk’s 400GB card, by over a quarter more memory. Read More >>

CES 2018: SanDisk Squeezed 1TB of Storage Into a Single USB Stick

Every time a big tech show roles around we inevitably see some sort of miniature storage device with a ludicrous amount of space. SD cards, microSD cards, USB sticks, you name it. CES 2018 is no different, with SanDisk showing off a regular-sized USB stick with a whopping 1TB of storage squeezed inside. Read More >>

CES 2018: LaCie’s New Rugged Drive Can Backup All Your Footage On Location Without a Computer

LaCie’s rugged portable drives, distinguished by their bright orange padding, are popular with photographers and videographers who need to backup footage and photos while away from the safety of their desks. Taking that idea one step further, LaCie’s new DJI Copilot drive can ingest and back up your media all by itself, letting you leave your laptop at work. Read More >>

Microwave Tech Could Produce 40 TB Hard Drives in the Near Future

We’re all generating data faster than storage providers can keep up, and that problem is only going to get worse. On Friday, Western Digital announced a potential game changer that promises to expand the limits of traditional HDDs to up to 40TBs using a microwave-based write head, and the company says it will be available to the public in 2019. Read More >>