Hard Drives

by Cory Rice ·Posted 04/12/2022
The SanDisk Professional 7.68TB G-DRIVE PRO STUDIO SSD was created to handle some of the most demanding footage today’s filmmakers can output, with speed and reliability. With the new drive, editors can comfortably work on multi-stream 8K footage at full frame rates, render VR projects at full resolution, or blaze through less intense workflows.
0 Plays ·Posted 03/24/2022
With much thanks for a listener’s suggestion, we invited Pete Isgrigg back to the B&H Photography Podcast for an incredibly informative conversation about memory cardsexternal hard drives, and other digital image storage solutions. Isgrigg, who
by John-Paul Pale… ·Posted 03/25/2022
World Backup Day will soon be upon us and with all the tech that’s available, the topic of storage is bound to come up sooner or later. Whether you’re a casual user, a gamer, or a creative content professional creating backups, archiving data, or designing a surveillance system, storage will be one of the key factors in your overall build. However, not all drives are created equal, so read ahead to find out what kind of drive is recommended for your undertaking. Photo and Video Enthusiasts, Creative Content Professionals, and Power Users
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted 11/25/2020
Photographers are a tricky bunch to shop for, especially those avid shooters who seemingly already have all the gear they need. Cameras, lenses, bags, tripods, and so on, it’s a tough task to find a photo-related gift for the photographer who already has it all. Here are 10 ideas of some not-so-common gift options sure to please all types of photographers. 1. Lensbaby Special Effects Lens Sure, your photographer has all the fastest, sharpest, and most exacting glass they need, but do they have the lens that excels in the world of soft focus,
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted 09/03/2020
External, portable hard drives are often taken for granted. They’re something I’ve never considered much, beyond maybe thinking, “How small is it? What’s its capacity? Is it reliable?” But after getting to know the ArmorLock SSD from G-Technology, it’s making more sense to me how important it is to have a secure means for storing files. The ArmorLock solves this security issue in an elegant and modern way: through the use
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 06/30/2020
Samsung has just announced its latest computer data storage solution, the 870 QVO SATA III SSD. The 870 QVO is a second-generation quad-level cell (QLC) internal SSD that utilizes the latest SATA technology, large storage capacities, and best-in-class read/write speeds to deliver exceptional performance that's stable, swift, and secure.
by John-Paul Pale… ·Posted 05/20/2020
BarraCuda, FireCuda, IronWolf, SkyHawk, and Exos. While at first glance these may appear to be mythical creatures of legend from some Lord of the Rings fan fiction, Seagate has used these terms to represent different types of its hard drives and solid-state drives. So, suppose you're in the process of building a computer, populating a RAID or NAS array, replacing a corrupted drive, or simply expanding/upgrading your system's current storage. How can you tell which type of Seagate drive is best suited for you? While it may not be immediately
by William Min ·Posted 04/27/2020
Back up your 4K footage with the six-bay LaCie 6big Thunderbolt™ 3 RAID Array. Thunderbolt™ 3 provides double the video bandwidth of its predecessor, allowing you to daisy-chain dual 4K displays or a single 5K display to the LaCie 6big. Thunderbolt™ 3 speeds of up to 1400 MB/s (RAID 0) allow you to edit multiple streams of ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 4444 XQ, and even uncompressed HD 10-bit and 12-bit video.
by John-Paul Pale… ·Posted 03/31/2020
Made in both 2.5" and 3.5" form factors, WD Red NAS HDDs are already well known among those who need an über-reliable drive for 1-8 bay NAS environments. However, if there has been one downside to WD Red drives, it is that their 5400 rpm cannot drive data transfer speeds to match their impressive reliability specs. That is, until now, since WD has taken the durability of Red and placed it within an SSD. The result is the WD Red SA500 SATA III Internal NAS SSD, which is available in both
by John-Paul Pale… ·Posted 03/31/2020
No matter how you look at it, data grows and expands at an exponential rate. To help us better handle all of this binary information, Seagate has updated its IronWolf and Exos X14 lineups with some additional options. Designed for use in 1-8 bay NAS environments, Seagate’s IronWolf drives are a staple for those who need one that can endure 24/7 usage. With the advent of its 10TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD
by John-Paul Pale… ·Posted 04/01/2020
Blue, Black, Red, Purple, Gold, and Green. To most, those words are simply representative of colors on the spectrum, but in the tech world, these colors are used by WD to represent different types of its internal hard drives and solid-state drives. So, suppose you’re in the process of building a computer, populating a RAID or NAS array, replacing a corrupted drive, or simply expanding/upgrading your system’s current storage. How can you tell which color of WD is best suited for you? While it may not be immediately obvious, this article will
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 11/28/2021
Before you come storming the front doors of the B&H SuperStore with your torches and pitchforks, complaining about yet another new type of media you have to purchase, I should tell you that the latest format is a definite upgrade. This is no simple battle between two competing formats; this is an evolution that will make things better for everyone involved. What is this up-and-coming hero? CFexpress.
by Patrick Chiang ·Posted 08/19/2019
WD Black storage solutions are well known among gamers and performance enthusiasts. Based on reliability, performance, and endurance, they’re a solid choice when considering the competition. As I recently started piecing together my old/new system that’s been collecting dust, I had the opportunity to try the WD Black SN750 NVMe M.2 SSD. Mainly experienced with SATA III SSD performance, I needed to see the difference myself. Before
by Staff Writer ·Posted 08/20/2019
In recent times, we’ve become accustomed to instant-this and instant-that, so much so that waiting has become somewhat of a nuisance. Thanks to advancements in storage technologies, transferring files is no longer a test of patience. The SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD is built with NVMe technology to boost transfer speeds to up to 1050 MB/s, which saturates its USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface. Compared to USB 3.1 Gen 1, which
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 08/19/2019
For a working professional photographer like renowned maritime photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Onne van der Wal, the most valuable part of his business is not the tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of cameras and lenses he carries, it is that which cannot be covered by insurance or easily replaced: data. Clients don’t care if your Canon camera was lost to Davy Jones’s Locker in the middle of the shoot or if a lens was ruined by a rogue saltwater wave—they just want the images. Van der Wal, based in Newport, Rhode Island, has compiled