It isn't the first external drive from LaCie with a USB-C connection, but the company's much-loved rugged line just got a hefty speed boost for those who are too impatient to wait for their data to backup, and who refuse to take care of their hardware.
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Say hello to Seagate's new portable 512GB Game Drive for Xbox SSD. It's portable, so you can take your games to your mate's place.
Using flash storage, it fits about 15 titles (based on 35–50GB per game) and promises to reduce waiting at welcome screens - as well as enable quicker transitions between levels.
SSDs can be a great way to speed up a PC, but for those in pursuit of the ultimate performance, the Samsung 960 Pro is king. The problem is that it costs up to an eye watering $1700, albeit for a massive 2TB. For those on a slightly more modest budget, Samsung has now also released the more affordable 960 Evo.
We covered the launch back in September, but how do the drives stack up in the real world? (Spoiler - they are stupidly fast).
It’s that time of year again, when Samsung announces their latest solid state drives at an SSD summit in Seoul, Korea. Performance is the name of the game, with a new NVMe drive that bests last years 950 Pro by a decent margin. There is also a slightly more budget friendly EVO drive, which also offers top notch performance. So how much do they cost (spoiler, up to $1700!), and how did Samsung manage to improve speeds yet again?
Samsung has begun mass producing the industry's first NVMe PCIe solid state drive (SSD) in a single ball grid array (BGA) package.
The tiny (we're talking 20mm x 16mm x 1.5mm, weighing just a single gram here) new BGA NVMe SSD, named PM971-NVMe, has everything you'd expect from a full sized SSD — including NAND flash memory, DRAM and controller — and more.
The Samsung Portable SSD T3 is an external solid state drive that is smaller than a business card, weighs 51 grams and comes with up to 2TB capacity.
You'll get fast file transfers based on sequential read and write speeds of up to 450MB/s with a USB 3.1 interface — up to four times faster than some alternative external HDD solutions.
The rumours are already flying that we'll be getting a new PS4 soon. Well, sort of. It won't play different games than the current PS4 does, it will just play them better. This is all in aid of making a PS4 that can handle the beefy graphics requirements of Playstation VR, and do what the original PS4 should have done: output 4K graphics.
A portable SSD is already a better way to carry gigs of valuable data. The lack of moving parts means there's less chance of the drive dying if it gets jostled, banged or accidentally dropped. But your data's even safer with SanDisk's updated, rugged SSD that's now wrapped in a shock, dust and water-resistant bumper.
For the last few years, Apple's iMacs have tried to combine the best of both storage worlds in the Fusion Drive, a SSD/hard-drive combo that's meant to blend performance and storage capacity into one. The newly refreshed iMacs are sporting Fusion Drives, but they're much smaller than their predecessors.
Samsung's SSDs have always been fast. We were big fans of the 840 Pro, and its mainstream Evo variant — it was the first SSD to crack through the 1TB storage barrier. Then the 850 Pro and Evo came around, and we thought things couldn't get too much better. As it turns out, they couldn't — not unless Samsung tried out a new form factor and high-speed data connector.
Gone are the days when you have to sacrifice size for speed with an SSD drive in your laptop. At the Flash Memory Summit in California, Samsung just revealed a new 2.5-inch SSD drive with an incredible 16 terabytes of storage. It's not only the world's largest SSD — it's actually now the world's largest hard drive, period.
Solid-state drives outclass hard drives as a storage medium in almost every way: they're faster, less fragile, and can store more data per square inch. But according to some experts, SSDs suck at long-term storage of information, thanks to one particular problem: temperature.