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The Exos 14 TB HDD is currently sampling and will begin shipping to large-scale data centers later this summer. (Source: Anandtech)

Computex 2018 | Seagate Exos 14 TB HDD coming soon to consumer markets

It's clear that HDDs will soon become obsolete even when it comes to capacity, but the enterprise sector is still relying on these devices because SSDs still cost a fortune in large numbers. Seagate's latest Exos 14 TB HDD is prim...
Dell reported total unaudited assets of over US$123 billion. (Source: brandchannel)

Dell Technologies announces strong first quarter financial results

A press release from Dell Technologies has shown that the Texas-based company has enjoyed strong results for the first financial quarter of fiscal year 2019. Total net revenue stood at US$21.4 billion, which is a considerable incr...
Samsung SSD 970 Evo Review

Samsung SSD 970 Evo Review

In terms of SSDs, Samsung has been a market leader for years and regularly updates its own, at this point, very extensive portfolio. With the new SSD 970 Evo, it targets businesses and private customers who are looking for a high-performance M.2 SSD. Our test confirms the high performance of the new model and also shows the distance to the competitors.
Toshiba now has the regulatory approval needed to complete the sale of their semiconductor business to a consortium of companies. (Source: Toshiba)

US$18 billion sale of Toshiba's Memory Corporation to consortium that includes Seagate and Apple is approved

Consortium of buyers includes Seagate, Apple, Dell, Kingston, and SK Hynix. This is one of Seagate's biggest movements into the NAND flash business, an area where their major competitor, Western Digital, has focused on in recent y...
The new SSDs from Gigabyte incorporate Toshiba 3D TLC NAND flash memory. (Source: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte announces its UD PRO Series SATA SSDs

Taiwanese motherboard specialist Gigabyte has announced an entry into the SSD market. The company has published a press release detailing its new UD PRO Series. The series currently consists of just two SATA III drives: a 256 GB m...
Samsung claims the 970 Pro can offer a sequential read speed of up to 3,500 MB/s and sequential write speed of up to 2,700 MB/s. (Source: Samsung)

New Samsung 970 Pro and Evo SSDs receive price cuts

The latest solid state drives from Samsung have only just been launched, and they have already received price cuts. The tech giant announced the 970 Pro and Evo NVMe SSDs in April, with the devices being made available for purchas...
Intel Optane 905P range offers twice the capacity of the previous series. (Source: Intel)

Intel releases new enthusiast-grade Optane 905P SSDs

Intel has launched the new Optane 905P range of SSDs, which are based on the previous 900P series. The 905P range comes in two variants; a 960 GB PCI-e based add-in card and a 480 GB U.2-based 2.5" drive, and both of them are avai...
Samsung Pro Endurance 128 GB. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Pro Endurance 128 GB MicroSD is rated to record a massive 43,800 hours of video footage

The new Samsung Pro Endurance has impressive endurance stats compared to their competitors and read speeds that match non-endurance cards.
The new DDR5 modules will not only be faster, but will also provide increased capacities for servers. (Source: Cadence)

DDR5-4400 RAM modules demoed by Cadence and Micron, DDR5-6400 coming soon

The first DDR5 memory modules are slated for a 2019 commercial release, while JEDEC will finalize the specifications this summer. The DDR5-4400 module demoed by Cadence requires lower voltages and is considerably faster than the c...
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus in Lilac Purple. (Source: Samsung)

Ultrabook sized storage: Samsung gives the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus 128 GB and 256 GB storage options in the US

The 128 GB and 256 GB versions of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are now available for pre-order in the United States. These have previously been available in some select markets and are now exclusively available from Samsung's ...
Samsung, Micron, and Hynix control 96 percent of DRAM market, now accused of price fixing (Image source: ExtremeTech)

Samsung, Micron, and Hynix control 96 percent of DRAM market, now accused of price fixing

Manufacturers may have been artificially inflating DRAM prices by restricting supply and agreeing to not cannibalize the market share of others. The abnormal rise in revenue by as much as 166 percent YoY has caused at least one U....
Report claims 55 percent of all retail laptops will carry SSDs by 2019 (Image source: Samsung)

Report claims 55 percent of all retail laptops will carry SSDs by 2019

To enthusiasts, a primary SSD may seem like a no-brainer for new PCs. Unfortunately, everyday shoppers at most retailers are still drawn in by the higher capacities and lower price points that HDDs offer and not realize the immens...
The 970 Evo and Pro NVMe SSDs are part of Samsung's mid-range storage solutions. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung launches 970 Evo/Pro NVMe M.2 SSDs

Samsung is refreshing its mid-range NVMe SSD lineup with the 970 Evo and Pro models that are using the latest version of the company's 64-layer 3D V-NAND memory chips. The Pro version is slightly faster but comes only in 512 GB an...
The global semiconductor market enjoyed 2016-2017 growth of 21.6%. (Source: VR Zone)

Report places Samsung ahead of Intel in semiconductor market

A press release from research company Gartner has stated that Samsung has overtaken Intel as the world’s largest semiconductor vendor. The figures for 2017 show the South Korean company gaining 14.2% of the global market share whi...
Google Photos movie editor: old and new (Source: Android Police)

Google Photos gets new video editing tools and a white color scheme

Although it still does not feature filters and themes or the ability to add text, the movie editor inside Google Photos has just received a new interface with a white color scheme, as well as new controls and commands that aim to ...
Purchase Guide: The best SSDs (image: Samsung)

Purchase Guide: The best SSDs

One of the biggest trends of the past few years in terms of computers is without a doubt the establishment of a completely new kind of storage device - the faster and all-electronic instead of partly-mechanic Solid-State Drives. T...
'Ultra small' 3D NAND produced by Micron for mobile use. (Source: Micron)

Oversupply means NAND flash prices will drop further, says TrendForce

Market analysts are predicting that the slight oversupply of NAND flash for eMMC/UFS and SSD storage seen in the first few months of 2018 will continue through to the middle of the year. Due to a delay in production expansion, thi...
Kingston launches UV500 3D-NAND SSD in M.2, mSATA, and 2.5-inch form factors (Source: Kingston)

Kingston launches UV500 3D NAND SSD in M.2, mSATA, and 2.5-inch form factors

The entry-level consumer TLC series includes 256-bit encryption and Opal 2.0 at affordable starting prices of $60 USD for the 120 GB model. Kingston SSDs are notable for their five-year standard warranty as opposed to two to three...
Each ThunderBlade model comes with 4 interconnected Silicon Motion NVMe drives. (Source: OWC)

OWC releases ThunderBlade external SSDs with SoftRAID and 3800 MB/s read speeds

The external NVMe SSDs from OWC are aimed at high-end users who create UHD content. Capacities range from 1 to 8 TB but prices are considerably higher than the mass produced NVMe solutions. Two ThunderBlade models can be connected...
Western Digital launches WD Purple MicroSD card for enterprise use (Source: Western Digital)

Western Digital launches WD Purple MicroSD card for enterprise use

The WD Purple series is designed to withstand more rewrites and at wider temperature ranges than a consumer-grade variant. Applications where constant data access is vital, such as on surveillance systems or servers, can benefit f...
The sleek black-red heatsink lowers the operating temperature of the Gammix S11 by 10 degrees Celsius. (Source: ADATA)

ADATA unveils the XPG Gammix S11 NVMe SSD

Specifically designed for gamers, PC enthusiasts, overclockers, and video rendering professionals, the new XPG Gammix S11 from ADATA offers read speeds of up to 3200 MB/s, while the write speeds can reach 1700 MB/s. The included s...
Kingston advertises a life expectancy of one million hours mean time between failures (MTBF). (Source: Kingston)

Kingston launches new entry-level PCIe NVMe SSD

Kingston Technology has released a new SSD to its extensive product line-up. The A1000 is a PCIe NVMe solid state drive that is available with three different storage capacities: 240 GB, 480 GB, and 960 GB. The A1000 is an entry-l...
It is possible to take the World Backup Day pledge on either Facebook or Twitter. (Source: PCMag)

March 31 - Happy World Backup Day

In case you weren’t aware, March 31 is World Backup Day. Today is the day when computer users should no longer procrastinate with that crucial task and take a few moments to backup their data. It might seem like an April Fools’ Da...
The Huawei P20 Pro is expected to feature a massive 40 MP main sensor. (Source: TechRadar)

Is Huawei developing a 512 GB phone?

It appears Huawei might be working on a smartphone that offers a whopping 512 GB of storage space. A recent online listing for a Huawei device offers specification details such as 6 GB RAM and 512 GB ROM. If the Chinese technology...
QNAP TS-x73 NAS with AMD RX-421ND processor (Source: QNAP Systems)

QNAP launches the AMD-powered TS-x73 NAS lineup

The AMD RX-412ND-powered QNAP TS-x73 lineup targets small businesses and power users, featuring 4, 6, and 8 drive bays. In addition to the aforementioned processor and 4 GB or 8 GB of memory, its list of features also includes 2 P...
Nimbus Data ExaDrive DC100 enterprise SSD world's largest SSD at 100 TB (Source: Nimbus Data)

100 TB: Nimbus Data launches the world's largest SSD drive

Just one month and a few days after the introduction of Samsung's 30 TB SSD, Nimbus Data pushes the size of the world's largest such drive to the impressive value of 100 TB. Compared to the previous owner of the crown, the new kin...
Intel’s new Optane 800P series of M.2 SSDs have arrived. (Source: Intel)

Intel launches Optane 800P M.2 SSD range

Intel has launched the latest edition to its expanding range of Optane SSDs for both notebooks and desktops. The new SSDs require just 2 PCIe 3.0 lanes, offering users more flexibility with their system configurations.
The M.2-to-SD adapter is custom-made and only serves to demo the proof of concept. (Source: Anandtech)

MWC 2018 | Western Digital shows fast SD cards with PCIe X1 interface

The proof of concept demoed at MWC 2018 delivers sequential reads of up to 880 MB/s and sequential writes of 430 MB/s, which are significantly better than what the current UHS-III standard ofers. However, WD says that PCIe SD card...
SanDisk Extreme 400 GB. (Source: SanDisk)

MWC 2018 | The SanDisk Extreme 400 GB MicroSD card is the world's fastest UHS-I MicroSD card

MicroSD cards have been getting steadily faster over the last few years with sequential speeds that compete with 2.5-inch hard drivers and improvements in IOPS that make them more able to handle application storage. The newly anno...
Samsung 30 TB SSD (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

Samsung begins mass production of 30 TB PM1643 enterprise SSD

The new Samsung PM1643 drive has a 30.72 GB capacity that makes it the industry's largest Serial Attached SCSI SSD for use in next-gen enterprise solutions. Its specs include four times the random read and three times the sequenti...
Micron plans on releasing SSDs equipped with cheaper QLC memory soon. (Source: Micron)

Micron announces its first SSDs with QLC NAND memory

Micron has announced a lineup of enterprise SSDs using QLC NAND memory and will release the drives soon. These will be among the first available solid state drives using the cheaper QLC technology.
The new Viper series will replace the existing Hellfire models. (Source: Anandtech)

Patriot demos Viper M.2 NVMe SSDs with impressive read/write speeds

Thanks to the new Phison PS5012-E12 NVMe controller, the upcoming Viper M.2 SSDs will be able to provide almost identical speeds for sequential reads and writes, and will come in capacities ranging from 240 GB to almost 2 TB.
Samsung 256 GB eUFS now in mass production for automotive applications (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

Samsung begins mass production of 256 GB eUFS solutions for the automotive market

The industry's first 256 GB eUFS 2.1 solution for automotive applications that incorporates advanced features of the UFS 3.0 standard can handle a temperature range between -40° C and 105° C and provides a sequential read speed of...
Plextor announces new entry-level M8V SSDs (Source: Plextor)

Plextor introduces entry-level M8V SSDs

Plextor has announced the M8V series of SSDs which will offer entry-level performance. The solid state drives will be released in both 2.5" and M.2 formats with capacities of 128, 256 and 512 GB.
UFS 3.0 specification promises to be twice as fast as UFS 2.0  (Image source: Symbolfoto)

UFS 3.0 specification now finalized for the next generation of smartphones and automobiles

A car with 256 GB of storage? The new UFS standard incorporates a couple of features designed specifically for implementation onto cars.
Samsung SZ985 Z-SSD low-latency drive for advanced enterprise applications (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

Samsung launches 800 GB ultra-low latency SSD for supercomputing

The new SZ985 Z-SSD drive is the most effective solution for log data processing and high-speed caching, targeting the enterprise customers in need of top performance and reliability for AI, big data, and IoT applications.
Samsung 860 Evo and Samsung 860 Pro SSD (SATA) Review

Samsung 860 Evo and Samsung 860 Pro SSD (SATA) Review

Maxed out. Samsung launches the SSD-860 series for the SATA-3 interface in order to support upgrading users without a fast M.2 connection. What is the difference between the 860 Evo and 860 Pro? How fast are the new models and who should buy one? All this is clarified in our test of the 1 TB storage version.
Samsung 860 EVO SSD lineup January 2018 (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

Samsung 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSDs now available

The Samsung 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSDs come in 2.5-inch, mSATA, and M.2 form factors, employing a new MJX controller and 64-layer V-NAND flash memory. The available capacities are 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, or 4 TB.
Micron's GDDR6 are significantly slower than the ones from Samsung and Hynix. (Source: HotHardware)

Micron is bringing GDDR6 memory to non-GPU products

Micron and its partners want to improve the adoption rate of GDDR6 chips, making them compatible with non-GPU products like AI neural nets, car image processors and networking devices.
The microSDXC cards are no bigger than a thumbnail. (Source: Integral Memory)

Integral Memory first to launch 512 GB microSDXC memory cards for mobile devices

The first 512 GB microSD cards are slated to launch this February with reading speeds up to 90 MB/s and support for 1080p video recording.
Enmotus mainly provides storage software solutions for servers. (Source: Enmotus)

Enmotus FuzeDrive brings fast storage to AMD Ryzen users

The FuzeDrive software "melds" SSDs, HDDs, NVMe devices and even DDR4 system RAM into one large storage pool that remains bootable and does not require OS reinstallation.
The M.3 form factor measures 30.5 mm instead of 22 mm, so it can fit more memory chips and controllers. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

CES 2018 | ADATA preps support for the upcoming M.3 SSD form-factor standard

The M.3 form-factor provides a 30.5 mm surface, allowing manufacturers to add more memory chips, failure capacitors and larger controllers. The M.3 SSDs will thus feature larger capacities, improved speeds and extended security fe...
The new models were leaked by an unknown Chinese source. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

Intel's upcoming 760p and 660p QLC PCIe NVMe SSD specs get leaked

The 760p models seem to be Intel's high-end consumer models for 2018, while the 660p feel more like a mid-range variant, which integrates QLC memory and should cut the prices in half.
The new Optane 800p SSDs integrate four or eight 3D XPoint memory dies and feature improved read/write speeds. (Source: Anandtech)

CES 2018 | Intel showcases 58 GB and 118 GB Optane 800p SSDs

The Optane 800p SSDs can act as cache memory, as well as regular storing devices, and the 1W idle state makes them ideal for laptops.
Samsung 2nd-generation HBM2 memory chip (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

Samsung begins mass production of 2nd-generation HBM2 memory

The 2nd-generation 8 GB HBM2 memory is the industry's first such solution capable of delivering a data transfer speed per pin of 2.4 Gbps. This memory is branded Aquabolt and directly succeeds the original HBM2 known as Flarebolt.
The EVLVR external SSD comes with a metallic "candybar" form-factor case with rounded edges. (Source: Patriot)

CES 2018 | Patriot's EVLVR SSD is one of the most affordable external NVMe solutions yet

Featuring a PCIe 3.0 2X interface, the EVLVR external SSD comes in capacities ranging from 256 GB to 1 TB at very competitive prices of at most US$489.99
Dell claims their Portable Thunderbolt 3 SSD is one of the most compact and fastest in the world.

CES 2018 | Dell introduces super-sleek TB3-based portable SSDs

Dell has announced a compact TB3-based portable SSD that should deliver transfer rates up to 2650 MB/s. It won't come cheap, however, as the 500 GB and 1 TB models will retail for US$439 and US$799 respectively.
Adata announces new memory, storage, and lots of accessories at CES 2018

CES 2018 | Adata shows off RGB-backlit XPG Spectrix memory modules, SX8200 and NGSFF SSDs, and mobile equipment

At CES 2018, Adata is presenting numerous novelties within its memory, storage, and mobile product ranges. Here is an overview of the coming products.
Toshiba showed off some of its storage advancements at CES. (Source: Overclock 3D)

CES 2018 | Toshiba unveils RC100 Series M.2 NVMe SSDs and a 96-layer QLC BiCS 3D NAND

At CES 2018, Toshiba showed off a new RC100 Series of M.2 NVMe SSDs along with their 96-layer QLC NAND technology. The RC100 SSDs enable mainstream PC users to upgrade to SSDs in a cost-effective and power-optimized manner.
The DIMM modules and SSD in the latest iMac Pro. (Source: MacRumors)

iMac Pro teardown reveals upgradeable RAM and SSD but it's not for the faint-hearted

While the new iMac Pro is not end-user upgradeable, Apple component supplier, OWC, did a teardown of the latest iMac Pro base model and found that the RAM and SSD can actually be upgraded if needed.

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