Faster storage can help with more than just the basics of storing and moving files. It can improve performance of your computer and operating system, as well as give a boost to gaming and make your creative editing programs run smoother. Now for the latest and greatest tech to hit consumer storage: PCIe 4.0.NVME M.2 SSDs. Samsung has come through for us all with the 980 PRO series.
Everyone should be securing their data. While you may not have to worry about that movie you downloaded from iTunes, you likely have some more sensitive data you would like to protect in a digital vault. And then you still might want to toss that into a real, physical safe. The constant threat has brought secure portable hard drives to the forefront and it seems companies are coming out with more to help enterprise and everyday customers.
The Benefit of Physical Media
The Web is a dangerous place. Every time you load a webpage, send, or
Samsung’s T7 Portable SSD warrants many adjectives. It’s fast. It’s secure. And as the name implies, it is indeed portable. But the word I keep coming back to is elegant. That’s not a description I usually associate with storage devices, but for the T7, it fits.
Samsung 2TB T7 Portable SSD
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The prospect of an Antarctic journey is sure to conjure an inescapable sense of adventure in even the most seasoned traveler. Award-winning photographer and journalist Caryn B. Davis knows this feeling well, because her travel bug runs deep. A former producer, writer, and cameraperson for television documentaries, Davis shifted cameras and careers, in 2000, to specialize in architectural and travel photography.
“My dream has always been to travel the world and take pictures and write about it,” she says. “And that seems to be happening with
Having more megapixels and higher resolution video isn’t always a good thing. Shooting with the latest cameras is almost certainly going to fill up your hard drives quickly. I know from personal experience, having recently picked up a 61MP Sony a7R IV from which each raw file exceeds 100MB and a couple of minutes of 4K video, will take up gigabytes of space. At home, I have the luxury of a RAID array but, when I’m working on
Designed for content creators who prefer to travel without a laptop, the GNARBOX 2.0 SSD 1TB Rugged Backup Device offers 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of NVMe PCIe SSD storage for backing up photos, videos, and other files
Big orange bumpers. Protective covers for the connections. Armored corners. Rugged hard drives sure do look the part and, with manufacturers claiming they can be dropped, knocked around, and survive a light rain, sure do seem reassuring for the adventurous types. Would they truly hold up to this type of abuse in the real world? We took a sampling of the latest tough drives and held them to their rated standards for falls, water spills, and any other miscellaneous statements printed on the box.
We pulled out four so-called “rugged” drives to
Say you’re a musician traveling on the road, or a producer—somebody who likes to make music from a laptop-based studio. You camp out at a hotel and program what you need to program, or mix what you need to mix. Eventually, you’ll run into problems.
The files you’re working on will require more space than your laptop allows. Or, you’ll run a lot of samples and virtual instruments, both of which tend to run more smoothly on an external drive. Even if you can fit all your projects on a laptop, you can’t forget about backup—the threat of losing