External Drives

by John-Paul Pale… ·Posted
Lexar is releasing a new series of rugged drives called the ARMOR 700 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Portable SSD. It's designed as a portable companion for photographers, videographers, and content creators and is fast enough to directly capture 4K video at 60 fps from an iPhone 15 Pro or Pro Max. Lexar ARMOR 700 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Portable SSD Thanks to an
by Steven Wong ·Posted
With the launch of the SanDisk Desk Drive SSD, balancing between performance and data storage capacity feels like less of a compromise. Available in 4TB and 8TB capacities with a 20 Gb/s USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 connection, you can offload your memory cards and back up your video, photo, and music libraries in short time using the included Acronis True Image software. And with up to 1000 MB/s sequential read speeds, you
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted
Rugged, portable, and fast, Samsung’s T9 series of SSDs are the latest and greatest models in this content- creator-focused line of USB-C external storage. Following in line with the immensely popular T5, T7, and the T7 Shield, the T9 gains a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2x2 port, essentially doubles the transfer speeds of the T7, and retains the rubberized, durable exterior design of the Shield for extra protection during everyday
by Mos Khan ·Posted
If you haven't heard of Nextorage, that's because the brand is relatively new. Established as a Sony subsidiary that got its start making PS5 SSDs in 2019, Nextorage is a newcomer to storage space. Let's consider some of the brand's storage-based products below. Nextorage's bread and butter are memory solutions, which means you can expect staples like SD cards or CFexpress Type B cards to make up a nice chunk of its catalog. The brand offers two different models of CFexpress Type B cards that come with slightly different specs. The
by John-Paul Pale… ·Posted
Built using the 40 Gb/s USB4 standard to power demanding tasks, the OWC Express 1M2 USB4 External SSD is designed for photo and video professionals, DITs, prosumers, performance enthusiasts, and other creative professionals. Available with either a 1TB, 2TB, or
by Mos Khan ·Posted
Apple's MacBook has become so ubiquitous it's no wonder this laptop has an extremely robust ecosystem of accessories. Of course, no two people have the same needs, so accessories can really help fill in the gaps in a workflow. The best ones can increase productivity or provide access to additional ports and, in general, can increase one's quality of life significantly. While there are way too many accessories to cover every single one in this guide, we will take a look at some staple categories and a few of our favorite recommendations for
by John-Paul Pale… ·Posted
There's no question that SSDs are not only becoming more of a mainstay, but also increasing in their overall capacity. To this end, Crucial has further bolstered its lineup with the X9 Pro USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD and X10 Pro USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Portable SSD, both of which are well suited for use
by Rebecca Melville ·Posted
Big transitions, like leaving for school, can be difficult for many of us. But with the right products, you can bring the creature comforts and security of home to college. As anticipation for the new academic year mounts, consider some of our suggestions as potential parting gifts to ensure the college student in your life is set up for success.  The Basics In many of today’s courses, especially for students interacting with storage-demanding multimedia, a hard drive is considered a necessity. For new students, a good storage device can
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SanDisk Professional’s PRO-BLADE lineup isn’t just a series of products—it’s a complete ecosystem that delivers performance, versatility, and fast workflow scalability. The PRO-BLADE lineup includes the PRO-BLADE SSD MAG, PRO-BLADE TRANSPORT, and the PRO-BLADE STATION (which will be available later this year). Let’s take a deeper dive and see exactly what is offered. PRO-BLADE SSD MAG We wouldn’t be anywhere
by William Min ·Posted
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
by John-Paul Pale… ·Posted
If you’re a photo or video editor who needs to work from their mobile device or perform backups while traveling or on location, consider the GNARBOX Portable Backup & Editing System. Already available in 128GB, GNARBOX has just upped the ante by increasing the flash storage capacity to 256GB. The GNARBOX is a mobile editing suite that fits in your pocket. Small and compact, and around the size of a standard portable drive, it is
by David Adler ·Posted
To record, edit, or do just about anything with digital video, you need adequate storage space to store your video files. However, stating this obvious truth doesn’t really help anyone, does it? You may be asking yourself, “How much storage do I need on my drives?” Or, “Is any old hard drive good enough for playing back my video files?” For the TL;DR folks out there, the answers are “a reasonable amount” and “not necessarily,” respectively. If that’s not enough information, read on! I’m going to discuss computer-connected video storage in