SanDisk scooted into the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with a pair of high speed SDXC cards in tow. Actually, the SanDisk Extreme SDXC UHS-I series, available in 64GB and 128GB capacities, is the fastest of its kind on this or any other world (until little green aliens land on Earth and prove otherwise, anyway), featuring read and write speeds of up to 45MB/s, according to SanDisk.
Wireless routers are not really the most sexy products these days, but Netgear is trying to change that with the just announced WNDR4700. This Media Storage Router has all sorts of goodies that go beyond the routing of network connections. The WNDR4700 comes with a 2TB hard drive and a ton of firmware features to pump up any home network.
It’s increasingly becoming a wireless world, folks. Just check out the headlines from the past week or so. On top of the omnipresent smartphone/tablet chatter, we saw the launch of next-gen “5G Wi-Fi” chips capable of streaming 1080p video without a hitch, and now, today’s news: even your SD card is going wireless. Seriously.
If you were hoping to see some SuperSpeed USB 3.0 announcements at this year's CES, you're in luck. Toshiba has your back and on Monday trotted out its new TransMemory-EX series of USB 3.0-compliant flash memory products that take advantage of the SuperSpeed specification with read and write speeds of up 22 times and 18 times (respectively) faster than USB 2.0.
When Microsoft announced that drive extender was being stripped out of the final version of its new Windows Home Server line, the full wrath of the Internet literally fell upon them. The comments on the on the announcement were less than kind, and even though they had a workaround of sorts to keep your data duplicated, nothing really matched the allure of a single protected pool of storage.
For those unfamiliar with it the concept, drive extender is fairly simple to understand. Take any number of disks, add them to a storage pool, and files copied to it can optionally be duplicated across multiple disks to safe guard against individual failure and are presented as one large volume to the user. Fast forward to 2012 and they are ready to make amends by bringing the feature back, however this time they are going to reach a much wider audience by packing it in with Windows 8.
Live fast, love hard, and take a lot of pictures. If that's the motto you have tattooed on your arm, consider having it removed because that's a silly way to ink up your skin. Afterwards, take a peek at Lexar's new Professional 1000x CompactFlash (CF) card, the industry's first 1000x memory card serving up a minimum guaranteed sustained read speed of 150MB per second to help capture high quality images, 1080p Full HD video, and yes, even 3D video.
You can take off your aluminum foil deflector beanie, the bad guys aren't interested in what you have stored on your PC. That is, unless you work in the enterprise, in which case data thieves looking to swipe company secrets are a real threat. You may wish to know that Samsung's PM810 solid state drive (SSD) just attained Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) validation for conformance to the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 based on the drive model's heightened data security.
Hard drive makers put most of their eggs in a single basket by building the bulk of their manufacturing facilities in a flood prone section of Thailand, and that strategy came back to bite them on the backside when severe floods earlier this year dismantled their operations. As hard drive makers look to get back on track, they're coming up with various strategies to ensure no more monetary losses.
Toshiba on Tuesday morning announced that a complete tiered solution of its enterprise hard drives and solid state drives have been qualified by Super Micro Computer, Inc. That doesn't mean much for the average home user, but in the enterprise, being part of Supermicro's storage solutions means customers will be able to deploy Toshiba drives in each tier of the solution, from SSDs and HDDs for tier 0 and tier 1 storage requirements, to HDDs for nearline storage applications, Toshiba says.
We like solid state drives (SSDs) because of their blazing speeds. We like SuperSpeed USB 3.0, also because of its speed. And we like external form factors for their convenience (and speed, if you happen to be a fast runner). Super Talent wanted to find out what happens when you put the three together and what the company came up with is its new Storage POD Mini, "a portable SSD that will change how you think about external storage."