Wired has yet another exclusive look at the Sony PS5. This morning Wired’s Peter Rubin detailed a recent visit to Sony’s California HQ where he checked out a dev console, played a few demos, and got a few more details on the PS5 — including release date and ray tracing facts. But the bulk of the piece — and seemingly the bulk of the message Sony is trying to convey — is that solid-state drives are fucking sick.
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The solid-state drive or SSD has evolved from an expensive luxury available only to the professional power user to standard issue for anyone picking up a laptop. At the same time, many more standards and technologies have developed around SSDs, meaning picking one isn’t as straightforward as it once was — but we’re going to bring you right up to speed here.
There are literally hundreds of external storage options available. Between spinning hard drives, SSDs and memory sticks, it can be challenging to know what the best choice is. When it comes to high-capacity, portable storage that delvers fast performance, you'll end up looking for portable SSDs. That's where the LaCie Portable SSD comes in. This compact USB-C storage powerhouse offers slick performance in a tiny, elegant package.
Yesterday we reported on the details surrounding Samsung's new SSD X5 portable SSD. And now know how much it will set you back in Australia.
Before you throw out that old desktop or laptop, consider upgrading its storage. Whether your computer uses a hard drive or an older solid-state drive (or SSD) it's probably time to upgrade it. SSDs are getting faster every years and replacing the storage in your old computer with a new SSD won't cost you too much, it won't take that long to fit, and it will make a huge difference to the speed of your computing experience.
Western Digital's My Passport SSD promises to be the company's fastest portable drive yet - especially designed content creators and tech enthusiasts, it boasts "exceptional" speed and portability to manage massive files on the go.
Here's all the details on where you can grab one, and what it will set you back.
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.
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.
Video: The price of solid state drives has been on a steady decline for the last year, and they're already a top pick for easily improving the performance of your laptop, desktop or even your PS4. But they also make really fantastic external drives -- if more expensive than a traditional hard drive.