storage

Samsung's New PCIe SSD Writes At 2.15GBps And Uses Barely Any Power

This little chap might not look much, but within lurks a super-fast, super-efficient SSD. Samsung’s latest PCIe flash drive can move data at up to 2.15GB per second — and only draws 2mW of power while in standby.


An Extra-Long MicroUSB Tip Lets This Flash Drive Circumvent Phone Cases

If you’re OK with doubling the thickness of your svelte Android smartphone with a chunky case, you’ve probably realised that the myriad of OTG microUSB flash drives out there won’t actually attach to the bottom of your device. So SanDisk is throwing a bone to those of you paranoid about breaking your phone with a new USB 3.0 flash drive featuring a cartoonishly long microUSB port that can reach past the thickest case.


The Magical USB Port On The iStick Pro Drive Transforms Into MicroUSB

It turns out there are still some ways to improve a USB flash drive that don’t involve just cramming more storage inside. The iStick Pro, coming sometime in March of this year, features a Lightning connector on one end for attaching to iOS devices, and a wonderful transforming USB/microUSB connector on the other making it also compatible with laptops and Android devices.


This 1TB SSD Is Adorably Tiny 

A terabyte in your pocket? There are a few options out there, even absurdly expensive USB drives. But none of them are quite as slick as Samsung’s newest portable SSD. And while its tiny little body tops out at 1TB for now, there are bigger sizes coming down the line.


This Curvy Flash Drive Hides Behind Your iPhone So It's Less Intrusive

If you’re regretting your decision to save a few hundred bucks on your iPhone or iPad by opting for the smaller 16GB model, there are ways to boost your smartphone’s storage capacity. But because swapping in a larger microSD card just isn’t an option in the Apple world, you’ll have to settle for an external storage solution. And while there are lots of Lightning-friendly flash drives already on the market, the iBridge from Leef features a clever curvy design that wraps around behind your device in an attempt to be less intrusive.


LaCie Wrapped This 1TB External Drive In Mirror-Finish Gorilla Glass

LaCie’s no stranger to turning external storage into works of art. Last year it hid a terabyte of drive space inside a silver-plated sphere, and while its brand new Mirror might have a more traditional rectangular form factor, it’s the first external drive to be completely wrapped in reflective, scratch-resistant, mirror-finish Gorilla Glass. So you’ll spend as much time looking at yourself as you do looking at it.


Seagate's Seven Is The World's Thinnest External Drive

USB flash drives have already broken the half-gig barrier, but if you’re looking for compact portable storage that’s a little cheaper, Seagate has squeezed its ultra-thin 500GB laptop drive into an equally svelte seven-millimetre thick housing that still makes room for a built-in USB port.


Seagate Makes Some Compromises For A Cheap $130 Wireless Drive

The easiest way to expand the storage capabilities of your smartphone or tablet is with a wireless external drive. It means there’s never any memory cards to swap (or lose) and you can share videos, photos, and music with multiple users at the same time. And while Seagate’s new Wireless drive isn’t the largest you’ll find, it perfectly balances features and functionality with a competitive $US130 price tag.


LaCie's Rugged RAID Offers Extra Data Protection With Two Drives Inside

With their now-iconic rubber orange armour, LaCie’s rugged external drives have become the go-to choice for professionals in the field looking for a reliable place to store and transport photos and footage. And while LaCie’s new Rugged RAID might be a little larger than its predecessors, it provides even more protection with a pair of hard drives inside that ensure your data is perpetually backed up.


This 8TB Seagate Hard Drive Only Costs $US260

If you’re running out of digital storage and are on a tight budget, you could do a lot worse than consider Seagate’s latest hard drive. Part of its Archive HDD line, you can pick up an 8TB model for just $US260.