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SanDisk Pro-G40 portable SSD Revealed

The SanDisk Pro-G40 portable SSD comes with a USB-C interface for both Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.2 Gen 2 transfer modes.

Solidigm plans to introduce 30 TB and 61 TB capacity SSDs

Solidigm told about its plans to introduce Essential Endurance and Value Endurance SSDs based on the Solidigm�s fourth-generation 192-layer QLC technology.

SeagSeagate Unveils Exos 2X18 World's Fastest Hard Drives with Speeds That Rival Some SSDs

Seagate adds 18TB and 16TB capacities to its Exos 2X18 HDD family, each available in a choice between SATA 6Gbps and SAS 12Gbps interfaces.

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus-G NVMe SSD for gamers

The Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus-G SSD comes with custom firmware optimized for Microsoft's DirectStorage texture streaming API.

New Lexar NM800 PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD

The Lexar NM800 Pro SSD is based on the Rainier IG5236 eight-channel NVMe v1.4 NAND flash controller and is available in capacities up to 2TB.

TerraMaster F4-423 four-bay network attached storage (NAS)

The TerraMaster F4-423 is a four-bay NAS designed for home or small office use that features some high-end specifications.

Transcend unveils MTE250S NVMe 1.4 PCIe 4.0 SSD

Transcend has launched MTE250S PCIe 4.0 SSD that delivers sequential read and write speeds of up to 7200/6500 MB/s.

GIGABYTE Announces AORUS Gen4 5000E SSD with Up to 5,000 MB/s Read Speeds

GIGABYTE has added two AORUS Gen4 5000E M.2 NVMe SSDs to its line-up. They feature read speeds up to 5,000MB/s and come in 1TB and 500GB capacities.

Qnap entry-level native NVMe TS-h1090FU NAS

The Qnap TS-h1090FU is high-density NVMe all-flash NAS that features U.2 NVMe PCIe Gen 4 x4 SSD architecture and has a powerful hardware package.

Solidigm Introduces the P44 Pro Solid State Drive

Solidigm has introduced the P44 Pro SSD for gaming PCs and workstations that delivers up to 7,000 MB/s sequential read speeds.

CFD's PG5NFZ PCIe 5.0 x4 Gaming SSD with Active Cooler Coming in November

CFD introduced its PG5NFZ series SSD drives featuring a PCIe Gen5 x4 interface that will be available in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities.

New OWC's Envoy Pro Mini � a Pocket-Sized SSD for All Computers

The OWC Envoy Pro mini is a pocket-sized external SSD that is compatible with USB or Thunderbolt (USB-C) ports and available in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities.

New Western Digital SN850X NVMe High Performance SSD

The WD Black SN850X SSD is a powerful, high-end PCIe 4.0 drive for gaming that has options for RGB lighting and a heatsink and is available in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities.

MSI Reveals Spatium M570 PCIe 5.0 x4 SSD: Up to 12.3 GB/s

MSI announces Spatium M570 PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD that comes in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities and is a good option for professionals, content creators, and gamers.

Kioxia Unveils XG8 High-Performance NVMe SSD

The Kioxia XG8 SSD is designed for client and EOM environments and is available in 512GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities.

SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD is built to survive

The SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD is a light-weight drive that should appeal to photographers and video makers alike.

This Satechi SSD Enclosure Is a Cost-Effective Way to Boost an Apple Mac's Storage

Satechi recently announced its USB-C Aluminum Tool-Free Enclosure for housing M.2 PCIe NVMe and SATA SSDs.

Morgan Stanley Discarded Old Hard Drives without Deleting Customer Data First

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management agreed to pay $35 million to settle allegations that it failed to properly dispose of hard drives and servers containing its customers' personal data.

Sony's Nextorage Demos PCIe 5.0 SSD as It Enters SSD Market

Sony is about to enter consumer SSD market and demonstrated its Nextorage M2-2280 SSD with a PCIe Gen 5 x4 interface.

SanDisk Professional G-Drive range overhauled with 10Gbit USB 3.2 Type-C

The SanDisk Professional G-Drive Enterprise-Class USB 3.2 Gen 2 external HDD is ready to go for Mac computers and Windows PC.

Crucial P3 SSD NVMe as Secondary SSD

The Crucial P3 is a fast and efficient SSD that is available in capacities up to 4TB and would make a good secondary drive for any machine.

QNAP TS-h1290FX with support Gen 4 U.2 NVMe SSDs NAS

The QNAP TS-h1290FX NAS is a desktop array that offers 12 SFF storage bays and supports both Gen 4 U.2 NVMe SSDs and lower-cost SATA devices.

Samsung Electronics Unveils High-Performance 990 PRO SSD

Samsung Electronics introduced the 990 PRO, the company's high-performance NVMe SSD based on PCIe 4.0.

Synology FlashStation FS3410: New 24-bay NAS unveiled

The Synology FlashStation FS3410 NAS has 24 all-flash bays in a 2U rackmount enclosure and is a good solution for SMBs, enterprise offices, and data centers.

Microsoft Trying to Kill HDD Boot Drives By 2023

Microsoft is pushing OEMs to not support HDDs as the primary storage device in pre-built Windows 11 PCs and use much faster SSDs instead.

TerraMaster Releases New U8-111 8-Bay Rackmount NAS for Business

The TerraMaster U8-111 NAS is a highly scalable enterprise-class 8-bay networked storage server that features an enterprise version of the TOS 4.2 system.

Songs has the power to crash a hard drive

Playing a Janet Jackson song could bring down some old laptops by crashing the hard disk inside them.

New QNAP HS-264 dual-bay slim NAS

The QNAP HS-264 is a small, powerful 2-bay NAS for home users that is powered by an Intel Celeron N5105 quad-core processor.

Solidigm Announces P41 Plus SSD

The Solidigm P41 Plus is a PCIe 4.0 x4 QLC SSD that is based on Solidigm's 144L QLC NAND and Silicon Motion's SM2269XT controller.

New QNAP TS-253D-4G dual-bay NAS

The QNAP TS-253D-4G NAS is designed for business and home users and offers strong performance, lots of connectivity options, and a good selection of apps.

Asustor Announces Lockerstor 2 Gen 2 AS6702T NAS

The Asustor Lockerstor 2 Gen 2 AS6702T is a powerful two-bay NAS device that's loaded with premium features and is designed for content creators and small-business users.

Silicon Power launches UD90 NVMe SSD

The Silicon Power UD90 NVMe SSD features the Phison E21T DRAM-less controller and 176-layer TLC flash and comes in three capacities.

The New Synology DiskStation DS3622xs+ NAS

The Synology DiskStation DS3622xs+ offers an impressive capacity for small and medium-sized businesses with big network storage demands.

Micron Reveals Crucial X6 4TB Portable SSD

The Crucial X6 Portable SSD features improvements to performance and efficiency over the original model and is rated for up to 800MBps for sequential reads.

Phison's new X1 controller powers Seagate SSD

Phison has announced its new X1 advanced controller-based SSD platform built in partnership with Seagate to meet the demands of faster global data-center infrastructures.

Seagate announces 30TB+ HDDs coming by mid-2023

Seagate announces next-generation HAMR HDDs are coming in mid-2023, with capacities of over 30TB.

Silicon Motion's MonTitan PCIe 5.0 SSD controller

Silicon Motion has announced its first SSD platform featuring a PCIe Gen5 interface aimed at enterprise-grade applications.

QNAP�s first tower all-flash U.2 NVMe/SATA TS-h1290FX NAS

QHAP has launched its first tower all-flash U.2 NVMe/SATA TS-h1290FX NAS designed to excel in the most demanding work environments.

Samsung Electronics Develops Second-Generation SmartSSD

Samsung developed a second generation of its computational SmartSSD powered by Xilinx Versal Adaptive SoCs from AMD.

Patriot launches Viper VPR400 SSD

The Patriot Viper VPR400 SSD features the InnoGrit's DRAMless IG5520 four-channel controller and is equipped with Micron 176 Layer B47R flash.

PNY EliteX-PRO, a new generation portable SSD

The new PNY EliteX-PRO SSD is compact, has a simple design, and is capable of reaching speeds of up to 1,600MB/s and 1,500MB/s in sequential read and write.

Phison's PCIe Gen 5 E26 SSDs to Offer up to 13 GB/s, E20 for Servers up to 32 TB

In a recent Annual Report publication, Phison talks about three key solutions that include the PCIe Gen 5 E26, PCIe Gen 4 E25 and PCIe Gen 4 E20 products.

TerraMaster launches its T6-423 Professional NAS with TOS 5 OS

The TerraMaster T6-423 is a compact 6-bay high performance NAS for SMB users that supports the new TOS 5 operating system.

Micron's latest SATA-based 5400 SSD could deliver a fatal blow to the HDD

The new Micron 5400 SATA SSD comes with the company's proprietary 176-layer NAND technology and delivers significantly better performance than traditional HDDs.

The New Synology DiskStation DS1522+ NAS

The Synology DS1522+ is a compact 5-bay NAS designed for both home and business users that is powered by an AMD Ryzen R1600 CPU.

PNY announces XLR8 CS3140 NVMe Gen 4x4 M.2 SSD

The PNY XLR8 CS3140 SSD features a Phison PS5018-E18 controller and Micron 96-Layer 3D TLC NAND and offers 7,500/6,850 MBps of sequential read/write throughput.

Micron Reveals Budget Crucial P3 Plus SSDs: PCIe 4.0 x4 with 3D QLC NAND

The Micron Crucial P3 Plus and P3 SSDs are based on Micron�s 176-layer 3D QLC NAND memory and promise capacities of up to 4TB.

HP mid-range FX900 NVMe SSD

The HP FX900 SSD features the Innogrit IG5220 controller that is paired with 176-layer 3D TLC NAND flash from Micron to offer fast performance.

ADATA Releases the SE880 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Portable SSD

The ADATA SE880 is a solid, external, portable SSD in a compact form factor that is very fast at everyday tasks.

Western Digital Announces First 26TB Server Hard Drive

Western Digital introduced the new high-capacity and high-performance 26TB Ultrastar DC HC670 HDD during its What's Next event in San Francisco.

Lexar Announces SL660 Blaze 1TB Portable SSD

The Lexar SL660 Blaze Game Portable SSD is aesthetically pleasing, supports the fast USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 interface, and is rated for shock resistance.

QNAP Launches TS-1264U-RP NAS for small businesses

The Qnap TS-1264U-RP NAS comes with excellent data protection features and is good for small businesses with limited space.

Lexar Launches New Entry-level NM760 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD

The Lexar NM760 is an entry-level SSD that features DRAMless design and offers a speed of up to 5300MB/s read and 4500MB/s write.

The first Apacer SSDs to run at ultra-rapid 13,000MB/s break surface

Apacer has unveiled the first PCIe Gen5 SSDs with read speeds of up to 13,000MB/s: the Apacer branded AS2280F5 and the Zadak branded TWSG5.

Asustor Revealed Lockerstor AS6604T NAS

The Asustor Lockerstor AS6604T is the 4-bay NAS with 2.5GbE connectivity that is ideally suited for most home use cases and small businesses.

Kioxia Launches Exceria Pro 2TB SSD

Kioxia Exceria Pro 2TB SSD features 112-layer BiCS5 TLC NAND Flash and delivers the sequential reads and writes of 7,300MB/s and 6,400MB/s.

SK Hynix lays claim to fastest PCIe 4.0 SSD

SK Hynix has released a brand new Platinum P41 PCIe Gen 4 SSD, featuring capacities of up to 2TB and sequential speeds of up to 7000MB.

Verbatim Launches Write-Once External SSD with 10-Year Warranty

Verbatim has announced a new SWOVA128G SSD designed specifically for long-term storage that comes with a 10-year warranty.

Asus is set to enter the high-performance SSD market

Asus is ready to launch a high-performance M.2 PCIe Gen 4 �4 NVMe SSD, the ROG Strix SQ7 that is available in 1TB capacity.

WD Launches Green SN350 1TB NVMe SSD

The WD Green SN350 1TB NVMe SSDs are entry-level drives that feature DRAM-less cache and are built for light and casual use.

Seagate Exos X20 and IronWolf Pro 20TB HDDs

The Seagate Exos X20 and IronWolf Pro 20TB HDDs offer high storage capacity, are fast for different use cases, and come with a 5-year warranty.

Terramaster T12-423 Celeron based 12-bay NAS

The Terramaster T12-423 is a compact 12-bay NAS that supports multiple RAID types and can deal with high-load workflows.

Silicon Power launches XPower XS70 SSD

Silicon Power XPower XS70 SSD is a high-end gaming drive that features attractive heatsink design and offers extreme performance.

QNAP Launches TBS-464 Mini All-Flash NAS

The QNAP TBS-46 is a compact NAS that accepts four M.2 SSDs and has the same management features as QNAP's full-sized units.

Seagate and Phison Broaden Partnership to Expand NVMe SSD Portfolio

Seagate and Phison have announced plans to expand their SSD portfolio of next-gen high-performance, high-density enterprise-class NVMe SSDs.

Kingston Fury Renegade NVMe SSD Revealed

The Kingston Fury Renegade SSD delivers sequential speeds of up to 7.3/7.0 GBps read/write and has more endurance than its predecessor.

The New Synology DiskStation DS1621+ NAS

The Synology DiskStation DS1621+ is a compact NAS for SMB that mixes performance with upgradable flexibility and numerous apps.

Toshiba Unveils the 18 Tb N300 and X300 Pro Series Hard Drives

Toshiba releases the new N300 Pro and X300 Pro HDDs that are available in capacities of up to 18TB with workloads up to 300TB/year.

Inland Prime M.2 NVMe SSD Revealed

The Inland Prime M.2 NVMe SSDs use Phison's E15/E15T SSD controller and Micron�s 176-Layer TLC flash and are available in 500GB and 1TB capacities.

Hewlett-Packard Announces HP EX900 Plus 1TB NVMe SSD

The HP EX900 Plus SSDs are designed with M.2 interface and powered by the InnoGrit IG5216 controller, offering speed of 3400 MB/s read and 3000 MB/s write.

The New TerraMaster T9-423 9-Bay NAS

The TerraMaster T9-423 9-bay NAS is designed for high-performance requirements and features a current-gen server-grade Intel CPU.

Western Digital Red Pro 20TB HDD Launched

The new WD Red Pro 20TB NAS HDDs are designed specifically with medium or large scale business customers in mind and can handle high-intensity workloads.

QNAP Announces TVS-675 desktop NAS

The QNAP TVS-675 NAS is powered by the Zhaoxin KaiXian KX-U6580 octa-core processor and comes with 8GB of base DDR4 non-ECC memory.

Teamgroup T-Force M200 4TB External SSD Revealed

The Teamgroup T-Force M200 external SSD features a nice design, uses an USB3.2 Gen2x2 interface and can achieve up to 2000MB/s.

Western Digital SN770 Black mid-tier NVMe SSD

The WD Black SN770 is an efficient DRAM-less NVMe SSD that features a proprietary WD/Sandisk controller and a 112-layer TLC NAND.

Lexar Announces SL200 Portable SSD

Lexar SL200 is a compact SSD that offers up to 550 MB/s read and 400 MB/s write across three capacities � 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB and provides 256-bit AES encryption.

Micron Ships 176-Layer QLC NAND PCIe Gen4 Client SSDs

Micron Technology announced it�s now shipping the industry's first 176-layer QLC SSDs, capable of up to 4.5GB/sec read speeds.

Asustor AS1104T - the budget-friendly NAS Appliance

The Asustor AS1104T is a budget-friendly four-bay NAS with a Realtek ARM processor and a fixed 1GB of DDR4 RAM that is designed for heavier home use.

SK Hynix rebrands acquired Intel SSD business as Solidigm

SK Hynix is rebranding its acquired Intel SSD business as Solidigm with Intel's ex-non-volatile products boss Rob Crooke as its CEO.

ADATA XPG Atom 50 Gen 4 NVMe SSD

The ADATA XPG Atom 50 is a PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 2280 SSD that uses the latest NVMe 1.4 protocol and provides 5GB/s read and 4.5GB/s write speeds.

ASUSTOR DRIVESTOR 4 Pro (AS3304T) NAS

The ASUSTOR DRIVESTOR 4 Pro (AS3304T) NAS features 4 drive bays, a quad-core Realtek RTD1296 processor, and 2GB of DDR4 RAM.

Seagate Launches New One Touch External SSD (2021)

The Seagate One Touch SSD features a very compact form factor and comes in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities in a black, blue, or silver finish.
RAID Level 5 data redundancy: theory and reality

In theory, RAID 5 protects your data. In reality, RAID 5 is often a painful failure. Actual rates of double-disk failures are 2 to 1500 times higher than MTTDL predicts.
How reliable your newest big hard drive is?

"Cheap and Deep" is the mantra that calms the nerves of those trying to accommodate an era of surging data and dwindling budgets.
Why your hard drive cannot read or write

Our customers typically worry most about a disk drive's "click of death," but the fact is that unrecoverable read errors are much more common.
How to choose a data recovery company

The data recovery industry grows every day and every company that opens up markets itself as an expert. Of course, all of these companies are not equal.
Data Recovery Services: Be wary of cheap prices

Proper hard drive recovery can require manipulation of data at the sector level, transplantation of internal components and various other procedures.
How reliable your storage array is?

One of the issue particularly concerning with ultra-large hard drives is something called an unrecoverable bit error (UBE). Although rarely discussed with potential customers and definitely a topic "down in the weeds" UBE is a problem anyone working with ultra-large hard drives and RAID sets will eventually have to deal with.
Properly Rebuilding RAID 5 Arrays & Saving Your Data

Your data is valuable. You know that. You also know that data is fragile. It can be accidentally deleted or corrupted. It can be destroyed in a disaster, or an accident, or the hardware it is stored on can malfunction leaving it inaccessible.
What kills your Flash Drive and how you can avoid it

Like all forms of digital storage, the media can become corrupt and you can lose valuable information
Very often, when it comes to data migration, people think of humongous servers and big companies

Nevertheless, an average data storage device owner bothers him/herself with mentioned procedure at least once in two-three years.

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