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PNY Pro Elite V2 and Elite-X PRO Portable SSDs Review: Performance on a Budget

PNY Technologies is well known in the computing industry for its NVIDIA-based graphics cards, but the company also participates in the DRAM and flash-based storage products markets. In the latter, PNY markets a range of USB flash drives, SD cards, and portable SSDs under variations of the ‘Elite’ tag. The company launched two new palm-sized…

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Western Digital Updates WD Blue Series with SN580 DRAM-less Gen4 NVMe SSD

Western Digital is unveiling its latest addition to the mainstream WD Blue family today – the SN580 NVMe SSD. A DRAM-less PCIe 4.0 x4 drive, it brings in performance improvements over the current lead product in the line – the SN570 launched in late 2021. This DRAM-less drive is the first PCIe Gen4 SSD in…

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SanDisk Pro G40 SSD Review: Exceptional speed and resilience

Article Hero Image The SanDisk Pro-G40 SSD offers fast and secure data transfer, exceptional durability, and versatility with an audience of professional content creators in mind. In 2023, fast-paced content creation rules the internet through short-term video, and amateurs and influencers alike find themselves needing a way to securely save their data. It’s become more…

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Western Digital Estimates HAMR HDDs to Emerge in 1.5 Years

Western Digital is somewhat behind its rival Seagate in adopting heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR), which promises radical improvements to areal density and HDD capacities. Still, the company expects hard drives that use this recording method to enter mass production in the next 1.5 years. This technology will open doors for nearline drives offering 40 TB…

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Western Digital Unveils Xbox Series X|S Expansion Cards

Ever since Microsoft introduced its Xbox Series X/S game consoles in late 2020, Seagate has been exclusively selling storage expansion cards for these systems. But to the chagrin of gamers everywhere, these single-supplier drives have maintained their high prices even as the price of NAND and industry-standard SSDs has plummeted in the last year. But…

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Phison Unveils PS5031-E31T SSD Platform For Lower-Power Mainstream PCIe 5 SSDs

At Computex 2023, Phison is introducing a new, lower-cost SSD controller for building mainstream PCIe 5.0 SSDs. The Phison PS5031-E31T is a quad channel, DRAM-less controller for solid-state drives that is designed to offer sequential read/write speeds up to 10,8 GB/s at drive capacities of up to 8 TB, which is in line with some…

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Millions of deleted files recovered in hard drives purchased online

Data recovery specialist Secure Data Recovery has shared the results of a recovery project that attempted to find out how many files could be recovered from a large number of hard drives (rather than solid state drives or memory cards) exclusively for TechRadar Pro.The companyy purchased 100 hard drives at random and tried to recover…

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Save up to $1,200 on iMacs, MacBooks, Apple Watch & Robot Vacs

Save on iMacs from $290 Friday’s top deals include $100 off a OnePlus 10 Pro smartphone, 40% off a Segway Ninebot electric scooter, 41% off a Lefant robot vacuum, and 27% off a Vizio 40″ Smart TV. The AppleInsider crew scours the internet for stellar deals at online stores to curate a list of high-quality…

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Seagate to Pay $300 Million Fine For Supplying Hard Drives to Huawei

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security this week imposed a $300 million fine on Seagate for violating U.S. export control restrictions. The storage company has admitted to shipping 7.4 million hard drives to Huawei in the 2020-2021 period, in direct violation of restrictions imposed by the U.S. government against the Chinese company…

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Western Digital suffers data breach, My Cloud still down

Breach at Western Digital AppleInsider may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made through links on our site. A hacker breached Western Digital and stole data, and in response, the company has shut down a wide swathe of its services which is preventing users from accessing their My Cloud files. On April 3, Western Digital…

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