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The world's largest hard disk maker is going through a global business restructuring plan and, due to a slowing market, recently announced the plan to shut down a manufacturing plant and to cut over 6,500 jobs worldwide.
Samsung 960 Evo and Samsung 960 Pro SSD Review
Lightning Fast! The Samsung Evo models are very popular for mainstream models. Thanks to the widespread use of SSDs, the prices of SSD storage devices have been steadily decreasing. We tested the Evo and Pro series of the fast 960 NVMe SSDs made by Samsung and will provide our assessment in this in-depth review.
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 | NVIDIA Titan X Pascal | 32"
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 | NVIDIA Titan X Pascal | 32"
CES 2017 | Samsung wins 120 awards
Next to quite a few media and industry awards, Samsung received no less than 34 CES Innovation Awards at this year's edition of the Las Vegas technology show, including a Best of Innovation award in the video display category.
SanDisk unveils the world’s first Application Performance Class 1-compliant microSD card
The 256 GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition memory card is optimized for smartphones, being the first one compliant with the A1 specifications. This product will hit the market this month for $199.99 USD and can manage up to 1,500 random reads and 500 random writes per second.
CES 2017 | QNAP announces Thunderbolt 3 NAS and other new storage solutions
The Thunderbolt NAS introduced back in 2015 has been updated with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, but QNAP has also unveiled a NAS with optical disc drive compatibility, as well as a few other new products.
Kingston unveils world's first 2 TB flash drive
Dubbed Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT, this impressive flash drive has a shock-resistant zinc-alloy case, offers USB 3.1 speeds, and will hit the market next month in 1 TB and 2 TB variants.
QNAP announces TS-831X quad-core NAS
This new cost-effective NAS for businesses has eight hot-swappable bays, up to 16 GB of memory, and uses a quad-core AnnapurnaLabs Alpine processor. It also features a hardware-accelerated encryption engine, SSD caching, and two built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports.
ADATA announces 2 TB Ultimate SU900 3D NAND MLC SSD
The Ultimate SU900 will utilize a brand new SMI 2258 controller with capacities starting at 256 GB for 109 Euros. Sequential read and write rates cap out at 560 MB/s and 525 MB/s, respectively.
Analysts expect SSD prices to rise next year
Both MLC and TLC SSDs could rise by as much as 10 percent due to growing demand over traditional HDDs in consumer electronics.
Samsung dominates the NAND flash market
Earlier this year, Samsung expanded its 3D NAND flash memory manufacturing facilities in China and South Korea, also starting to manufacture 64-layer NAND flash memory chips earlier this month.
Samsung to release 4 TB 850 PRO SSD at CES 2017
Samsung has announced the release of a 4 TB 850 PRO SSD for January 2017.
Intel to delay release of super-fast Optane SSDs into 2017-2018
The Optane SSDs, many times faster than current NAND-based SSDs, were originally slated for a 2016 release. Intel will no longer confirm an exact release date, but has hinted we may have to wait until 2018 for a full-scale release.
Amazon and Seagate unleash an external hard drive
The Seagate Duet external hard drive only offers 1 TB of internal storage and uses USB 3.0 connectivity, but comes with one free year of Amazon Drive Unlimited Storage and automatic cloud backup support, all for just $99.99 USD.
Teardown reveals Microsoft Surface Studio has limited user upgradeability
Most major components are soldered on and cannot be replaced. However, the device appears to be fairly repairable.
Google Cloud acquires Qwiklabs
This startup founded in 2012 that offers lab-learning environments joins Google to enhance user training across all products on Google Cloud, including Google Cloud Platform and G Suite.
Symantec acquires LifeLock
This corporate purchase is worth $2.3 billion and, according to the two companies involved, its target is "to form world’s largest digital safety platform for consumers and families."
Adata announces waterproof SD700 external SSD for 120 Euros
The small and extra-durable external SSD utilizes USB Type-C for transfer rates of up to 440 MB/s with compatibility across PCs, Macs, and Android devices.
Plextor EX1 external SSD with USB Type-C coming this month
The external SSD will be compatible with both PCs and Android with storage capacity options ranging from 128 GB up to 512 GB.
iFixit's teardown of Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar reveals differences, difficulties
The new Macbook Pro 13" with Touch Bar has markedly different internals from its non-Touch Bar brother, including changes that make it horribly difficult to repair.
Google Play Music relaunches
The music streaming service by Google now relies on machine learning to create and curate playlists, also adding offline playing capabilities. Google Play Music also gets an overhauled home screen.
Seagate launches high capacity 5 TB external HDD
The Backup Plus Portable will be the world's largest capacity 2.5-inch external HDD at the consumer level when it launches next month for about $190 USD.
Microsoft updates Arrow Launcher and OneDrive
The personal launcher for Android gets a few new features and efficiency improvements, but the service once known as SkyDrive receives new capabilities as well, mainly related to photo sharing and editing.
Samsung Pay Beta hits the 3G/4G Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic
The cellular versions of both the Samsung Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic get beta-stage support for the mobile payment service in the US three months after their regular variants.
Amazon launches Music Unlimited streaming service
This new on-demand music streaming service features "tens of millions" of songs and starts at $3.99 USD per month (when used exclusively with an Amazon Echo device).
Spotify might acquire SoundCloud
The two companies are said to be in advanced talks, but there is no official confirmation yet. Spotify would benefit from SoundCloud's rich indie collection, but there could be more to such a deal.
Google Play Music now available in India
Almost five years after the music store went live in the US, Google finally releases Play Music on the Android dominated Indian market.
T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge get Samsung Cloud and the last security update
The new firmware contains the September Security Maintenance Release, but it also delivers the Samsung Cloud features like sync for photos, videos, and other files.
Samsung: NVMe SSDs are the future
According to Samsung the SSD market is changing fast right now. In 2017 the faster NVMe PCIe SSDs are supposed to be more important then the older AHCI SATA III based SSDs.
Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO SSDs coming next month
These two new drives offer capacities between 250 GB and 1 TB (960 EVO) and 2 TB (960 PRO), being expected to hit the market next month starting at $129.99 USD and $329.99 USD.
Oracle acquires Palerra
Founded in 2013, Palerra will join Oracle to help them extend the Oracle Identity Cloud Service with an innovative Cloud Access Security Broker. However the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and until it closes, both companies will operate independently.
IFA 2016 | Toshiba launches 2.5" A100 SSDs
The TLC-based A100 SSD will be aimed at entry-level users with a launch in late October.
Marvell announce new SSD controller for m.2 SSDs
Marvell launches a new series of SSD controllers including a DRAM-less variant for m.2 and BGA SSDs
Intel unveils six new SSDs with 3D NAND flash
3D NAND flash promises to consume less power and last longer than conventional SSDs for home, business, and server use in both M.2 and 2.5-inch SATA form factors.
Samsung Cloud Together now available for download
This app helps its users to manage popular cloud storage services such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Dropbox.
Samsung Cloud hits the Galaxy S7 series
The latest software update for the two Galaxy S7 models on the market brings the security updates for July, various fixes and optimizations, as well as Samsung Cloud, the service that will launch with Note7 this Friday.
Lenovo announces 48 TB SSD, Seagate to reach 60 TB
The new drives under development by Lenovo and Seagate promise to offer a very large amount of storage space, but both will target servers instead of desktop PCs and notebooks.
Micron intros its first 3D NAND memory for mobile devices
Micron's first mobile-optimized 3D NAND chip offers 32 GB of storage space and is compliant with the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.1 specification.
Samsung leads the global enterprise SSD market
With a 34 percent share of the global enterprise SSD market, the South Korean conglomerate is now the top supplier of SSDs used in corporate data centers.
Toshiba's new storage modules for tablets, ready to hit the market
Although Toshiba is out of the tablet market, they have just added a new TLC 3D NAND to its BG1 SSD card portfolio, a storage solution mainly aimed at tablets.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might launch next to a cloud storage service
Simply dubbed "Samsung Cloud," this service will launch with the next-gen Note phablet as Samsung's competitor to Apple's iCloud or Microsoft's OneDrive.
4 TB Samsung SSD 850 Evo now available
The world's first consumer-level 2.5-inch 4 TB SSD will cost you 1400 Euros to own and come with a 5-year warranty.
Samsung introduces world's first removable UFS memory cards
The new UFS cards come with sizes between 32 GB and 256 GB, delivering a significant performance boost compared to the solutions currently available on the market.
Apple might buy Jay Z's Tidal music streaming service
Apple aims to gain control of Tidal's exclusive music catalog but the talks are far from a conclusion right now.
Computex 2016 | QNAP NAS TS-453A wins Best Choice Award
This award for excellence was obtained in the Computers & Systems category and shows that hardware applications for IoT are slowly gaining the recognition they deserve.
Samsung starts mass production of the industry’s first single BGA 512 GB NVMe SSD for the consumer market
The PM971-NVMe offers up to 512 GB of storage space and is the industry's first SSD with this capacity that comes as a single BGA package and targets "next-generation PCs and ultra-slim notebook PCs."
QNAP announces TVS-x82 business NAS series
This new feature-packed business NAS family features up to 32 GB RAM and Intel Core Skylake processors, including the high-end i7-6700.
QNAP TBS-453A M.2 SSD NASbook now available
This compact and versatile NAS is the world's first M.2 SSD NAS with a built-in hardware-based network switch, being able to accommodate up to 4 M.2 SSDs and featuring a quad-core Intel processor.
Samsung Z3 gets software update
The 25.4 MB update removes the MixRadio app since Samsung discontinued the short-lived streaming service for Tizen OS earlier this week.
Samsung Music app now available via the Google Play Store
Next to MP3 and WMA, this new app that is still in beta can also handle FLAC and AAC files, but only works with devices running at least Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Microsoft announces SQL Server for Linux
While Microsoft previewed the core relational database capabilities earlier this week, SQL Server for Linux is only expected to become available next year.