storage

A Slimmed Down Windows 10 Could Make Cheap Tablets Suck Way Less

Windows 10 already seems waaay better than Windows 8. Cortana integration, Spartan browser, a Start Menu — yes please. But how about some more storage space on your tiny solid state drive? Yeah, that sounds nice too.


SanDisk Has The First Flash Drive With A Reversible USB Type-C Connector

Remember those rumours about a 12-inch MacBook that ditched a MagSafe connector and traditional USB ports for a single USB Type-C port? If true, SanDisk’s new Dual USB Drive will be the first flash drive that’s able to connect to that redesigned hardware without an ugly adaptor.


SanDisk Squeezes 200GB Into A Tiny MicroSD Card

Stop for a second and take a look at the fingernail on your baby finger. That’s roughly the size of a microSD card that can now hold a whopping 200GB of data thanks to SanDisk. Remember when USB flash drives with a full gigabyte of storage were mind-blowing? We were so foolish back then.


The Isolated Vault That Could Store Our Data On DNA For Two Million Years 

Inside a permafrost-encrusted mountain below the Arctic circle sits the seed bank that could be humanity’s last hope during a global food crisis. This month, scientists suggested that this unassuming vault is the ideal space for preserving the world’s data on DNA.


SanDisk iXpand Drive For iOS: Australian Review

Picked up a 16GB iPhone or iPad and realised you can’t store much on it? Time to pick up one of the best after-market storage gadgets we’ve seen in recent memory: the Sandisk iXpand Drive for iPhone and iPad.


Gizmodo Australia Reader Review: Synology DiskStation DS215j Home NAS

You could say that Heath James’ technology life is complex. He’s the manager of an IT-centric team within a large organisation and has 14 years project experience. At home, he and his wife have a teenage daughter and two younger children shared on a part-time basis. Heath is also one of two winners in our recent Synology NAS competition and, with the help of his family, took the device through its paces over the Christmas break. This is his in-depth review.


The Smallest Game Of Chess Takes Up Just 487 Bytes

In this age of digital bloat, you might be surprised to hear that making a game as small as possible is an attractive challenge. But this tiny implementation of chess is just that — and takes up just 487 bytes on your hard drive.


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.