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Sound Waves Could Power The Hard Drives Of The Future

Our need to store data is growing at an astonishing rate. An estimated 2.7 zettabytes (2.721) of data are currently held worldwide, equivalent to several trillion bytes for every one of the 7 billion people on Earth. Accessing this data quickly and reliably is essential for us to do useful things with it — the problem is, all our current methods of doing so are far too slow.

Microsoft Scraps Unlimited OneDrive Storage And Cuts Its Free Offering

Microsoft has announced that it’s scrapping its unlimited OneDrive cloud storage plan which it launched last year, as well as introducing a lower cap on its free offering, too.

Apple Quietly Made The Fusion Drive Much Smaller

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 950 Pro Is A Massively Fast, Super-Tiny M.2 SSD

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.

These Shelves Fill However Much Space You Have

Whether you need to move furniture around your place or are just too lazy to use a tape measure, flexible storage is very useful — like this set of shelves, that can double in size with a simple tug.

Wow, Samsung's New 16 Terabyte SSD Is The World's Largest Hard Drive

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.

How To Check And Manage Chromebook Storage

If you’ve picked up a Chromebook (or Chromebox), you’ll know you don’t get very much in the way of local storage — the system is designed for the cloud after all. Still, there are times when saving files locally is a good idea (watching movies offline for example) and you want to manage those handful of gigabytes effectively. Here’s how.

New 3D XPoint Storage Will Be 1,000 Times Faster Than Current SSDs

Think your solid state drive is blazing fast? Then prepare to be amazed by the new storage system being proposed by Intel and Micron, which promises speeds that are one thousand times faster than current NAND Flash memory.

Intel and Micron Team Up To Announce Revolutionary New Memory Technology

Dubbed 3D Xpoint, the new tech promises to be up to 1000 times faster than current NAND used in SSDs. It’s not just some pie in the sky might be invention — it’s slated to go on sale in 2016.

After A Preset Time, This SSD Drive Destroys Data For Maximum Privacy

A new type of SSD drive that works like a ticking time bomb for your data. But instead of blowing up, the drive automatically corrupts and destroys stored data after a preset time, ensuring maximum privacy and added security.

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