Drives & Storage

by Mos Khan ·Posted 12/16/2022
2022 was a big year for Lexar, especially for its SSD Department, which launched three new SSDs in the latter half of the year. The new drives, the Lexar NM800 Pro, NM620 and a 2TB version of the NS100, are
by Richard Stevens ·Posted 11/23/2022
A few years ago, I realized my family had a media problem: our movies, home videos, music, and pictures were scattered all over the place. Some media was stuck on physical discs, a bunch of it was stored on unlabeled thumb drives, and some were even trapped on old, obsolete computers. Even worse, it was all dumb; we had no sensible way of accessing and managing our multimedia library. Like many of you, my 2020 was spent mostly indoors, so consolidating and organizing our media became a project. But I underestimated how long it would take to
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 11/17/2022
Earlier this year, Crucial added a 4TB storage option to its popular X8-series of external SSDs. Like the other storage options in the X8 lineup, the 4TB model promises fast transfer times, a slim, sturdy design, and enough storage to hold a small library’s worth of data. To see whether it could live up to those lofty promises, we took the 4TB X8 External SSD home for a weeklong hands-on review. Design When it comes to external
by John-Paul Pale… ·Posted 11/14/2022
QNAP has always offered a variety of NAS- and RAID-compatible solutions that can be used for virtually any computing, networking, and storage need. The brand’s latest offerings, the TVS-hx74 and TS-x64 series, are no exception and feature upgrades that will help users and businesses further excel. The TVS-hx74 ZFS NAS for Virtualization Applications The TVS-hx74 series, which is made up of the QNAP TVS-h474 4-Bay NAS Enclosure
by William Min ·Posted 11/01/2022
Optimized for PC and console gamers, as well as creatives, the Samsung 990 PRO SSD is designed for next-gen gaming and demanding productivity tasks, such as 3D rendering, 4K video editing, and more. The 990 PRO SSD features the PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe 2.0 interface, as well as an 8nm controller. For fast performance, the 990 PRO delivers sequential read and write speeds of 7,450 MB/s and 6,900 MB/s, respectively. In addition, the 990 PRO SSD
by Steven Wong ·Posted 10/05/2022
Whether you’re hiking through forests or trekking across the city, you can be assured that the portable PRO-G40 SSD from SanDisk Professional will keep your 4K videos, RAW photos, and other large files safe. Featuring 1TB and
by Steven Wong ·Posted 08/23/2022
The newly launched line of SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE Enterprise-Class External Hard Drives provides video editors, content creators, and other professionals with the storage and speed for data-intensive projects. Available in capacities ranging from 4TB to 22TB using 7200 rpm Ultrastar hard drives, the latest G-DRIVE can reach read and write speeds between 250 Mb/s and 280 MB/s. With an
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 08/23/2022
It’s safe to say that Samsung’s T-series SSDs are the best around. Their blend of performance, size, and price can’t be matched. The T7 is the current gen, but Samsung is doing great work in expanding the functionality of the series. Most recently the brand ruggedized it, resulting in the T7 Shield
by Mos Khan ·Posted 08/15/2022
Western Digital is releasing a new version of its NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSDs called the WD_BLACK SN850X. The SN850X—the updated version of the SN850 solid-state drive originally released in 2020—includes a built-in heatsink and is designed specifically for those who want top-of-the-line performance.
by Rebecca Melville ·Posted 07/18/2022
With excitement for the new academic year kicking up, we are looking for the right products to bring the comforts and security of home to college. Big transitions, such as leaving for school again, or for the first time, can be difficult for many of us. As a college grad with a younger brother going away to school for the first time, I have been thinking about how to prepare him for anything college life can dish out. Here is a handful of products I’ve shown him that you might also consider bringing along as you embark on a new semester. The
by Cory Rice ·Posted 07/08/2022
Like so many other photographers and filmmakers working with high-resolution imagery, I never seem to have enough free storage on my external drives. Ever on the lookout for more space and faster transfer speeds, I was excited to try LaCie’s 18TB 1big Dock, a desktop powerhouse designed with creative workflows in mind. Could this be the next home for my archive?
by Steven Wong ·Posted 06/30/2022
Maximize the storage and performance of your compatible desktop computer, laptop, and video game console system with the newly launched Crucial P3 Plus NVMe PCIe 4.0 solid-state drives. Available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, and
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With read speeds up to 7000MB/s and write speeds up to 5300MB/s, the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe solid-state drive promises some of the fastest speeds available! This game drive is not only compatible with gaming PCs, but also with the PS5. Additionally, there is an option to include heatsink, which keeps the WD_BLACK SN850 cool while in use. Are you a gamer pining for more speed? Check this out and send us your feedback, below.
by William Min ·Posted 01/11/2023
Samsung added the 4TB version of this drive to its popular T7 lineup last week, announced at CES 2023. Read the original story: Designed for outdoor use, peripatetic content creators can expand their storage with the Samsung T7 Shield Portable SSD. Available in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB models, the T7 Shield doesn’t just