Apple Mac upgrades certainly aren't cheap, but users should know that they're purchasing a system without many upgrade possibilities being given.
Other World Computing (OWC) are a zero emission Mac and PC technology company and are one of the global experts when it comes to pimping out your Mac system. Its latest offering is the 4.0TB Aura SSD upgrade for the 2013 Apple Mac Pro, set to cost a cool $2,128 for anyone who wants the privilege.
If you're not prepared to spend that kind of cash, $895 will get you the 1.0TB version or you can spend $1,447.99 on the 2.0TB kit instead. Packed within these kids are the SSDs themselves, an Envoy Pro SSD USB 3.0/3.1 enclosure for the existing 2013 Mac Pro SSD (so you can transfer files or use it in the future), a complete installation kit for the Aura SSD and a three year OWC warranty.
Kingston Digital, Inc. has released a product for those looking at carrying sensitive information, or just really don't want their siblings seeing the hundreds of selfies that were taken the night before.
Introducing the DataTraveler 2000, coming in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, packing Datalock Technology licensed from ClevX, LLC within and a keypad to ensure only you can access what is inside - unless someone else knows the code.
This USB drive is suitable for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 and even Vista systems, while also functioning just fine with Mac OS X, Linux, Chrome OS and Android devices. Offering USB 3.1 Gen. 1 speeds, this encrypted device allows users to choose their own PIN and auto-locks when removed from the host device, with further security measures meaning that it will delete the encryption key and password after 10 invalid login attempts.
CES 2016 - Patriot has not only unveiled their new PCIe-based Hellfire SSD, but a nifty SSD enclosure, and now two new USB 3.1-powered USB flash drives here at the Consumer Electronics Show.
The Viber USB is the first off the rank, with USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity, and backwards compatibility with USB 2.0. The Viber USB will be made available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB with a slick red and black style. As for pricing, we're looking at $34.99, $54.99, and $94.99 for the 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB, respectively.
Moving onto the Supersonic Mega USB flash drive from Patriot, with huge read speeds of 380MB/sec and write speeds of 70MB/sec. The Supersonic Mega USB comes in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities with pricing of $49.99, $89.99, and $229.99, respectively.
CES 2016 - If the new super-fast PCIe-based Hellfire SSDs weren't enough storage goodness for you from Patriot, the new Gauntlet 4 SSD enclosure should have you raising an eyebrow with its USB Type-C connectivity.
The Patriot Gauntlet 4 SSD enclosure converts any 2.5-inch SSD or HDD to an external storage drive, with Patriot providing two connector cables: a microB to Type-C and a microB to Type-A, which ensures that everyone can get use out of the SSD enclosure.
Saeed Arash Far, Global Director of Engineering for Patriot explains: "The Market is rapidly changing from the traditional USB connectivity and data transfer to the latest advancements in USB connectivity, such as Type-C, and the fast speeds of USB 3.1 Gen 2. With the Gauntlet 4, Patriot enables consumers to take full advantage of these speeds across different platforms in addition to Type-C enabled notebooks and computer systems".
The Gauntlet 4 SSD enclosure is backwards compatible with both USB 3.0 and USB 3.0, and will be available later this quarter for $39.99.
CES 2016 - LaCie unveiled its new Chrome Drive today at CES 2016, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 connectivity, offering 10Gbps speeds - up to 1GB/sec.
This is thanks to two 500GB M.2 SATA SSDs in RAID 0 inside, where they deliver speeds up to 940MB/sec. LaCie says that the Chrome Drive is a serious external storage powerhouse, capable of taking in two hours of 4K footage from a GoPro camera in just over one minute.
We also have the USB-C connector, but it's also compatible with the standard USB 3.0 connector, so it'll plug into most PCs and Macs.
When it comes to price, the LaCie Chrome comes in up to 1TB for $1100, which is quite a lot - but those speeds are damn impressive, as is the polished billet aluminum designer enclosure. For video editors on the go, this might be the new go-to solution for super-fast external storage.
CES 2016 - Seagate came out batting quite hard at CES and Storage Visions 2016, with an impressive new external HDD thanks to its acquisition of LaCie.
Seagate and LaCie showed off a huge 8TB external HDD powered by USB-C, so if you have USB-C on your PC or Mac, you can enjoy the new connectivity standard. The new LaCie Porsche Design external HDDs come in 4TB, 5TB and 8TB capacities, for all data needs - be it backups of your important data, photos, business files, or even your Steam directory.
All you'll need to do is use a single USB-C cable, and that's enough to power the entire drive and provide data transfer. As for pricing, LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive arrives in 4TB from $209.95, with no pricing provided on the 5TB and 8TB drives just yet.
Seagate is following its Backup Plus Slim mobile hard drive with the Backup Plus Ultra Slim and claiming the world's thinnest 2TB mobile HDD title in the process.
The Ultra Slim measures 113.5 x 76 x 9.6 mm, weighs 135g, and makes use of Seagate's 2.5'' HDD tech, which they say makes it twice as thin as rival 2TB drives; it supports USB 3.0 and 2.0 with transfer speeds up to 120MB/s.
Vying to give users peace of mind, OCZ has announced further expansion of its ShieldPlus Warranty to 66 new countries including Australia, Japan, Thailand and more. This expansion brings the total coverage up to 99, marking a major global presence by this technology giant.
Alex Mei, CMO, says that this expansion aligns with OCZ's company agenda, stating that "It has always been important for OCZ to provide high-caliber products and service and our ShieldPlus warranty raised the bar for end-user support." "We are pleased to announce that key regions such as China, Japan, and Australia can now partake in ShieldPlus, furthering our commitment to reduce hassle, minimize downtime, and provide top-notch service to the masses," he continued.
Covering products released after July 2014, ShieldPlus Warranty is extended to drives from the ARC 100 series, the Radeon R7 series, the Vertex 460A series, the Vector 180 series, and the Trion 100 series.
CES 2016 - Samsung is staying ahead of the portable SSD game announcing their new T3 SSD, a portable SSD that arrives in capacities all the way up to 2TB.
The new T3 SSD is a little bigger than its predecessor, but it's smaller than most business cards. It's twice as heavy as the T1, weighing in at 1.8 ounces (51g). The extra weight isn't just there as additional heft, Samsung has included a shock-resistant metal case and internal frame, meaning that the new T3 SSD can take up to 1500Gs of force, and a drop from up to six feet.
Samsung adds that it has included an integrated Thermal Guard feature that stops the T3 from overheating in extreme temperatures. The T3 SSD features vertical 3D-NAND (V-NAND) memory, which is found in Samsung's 850 EVO SSD, with the T3 capable of read/write speeds of up to 450MB/sec.
CES 2016 - SanDisk has shown further commitment to the portable storage realm with its recent announcement of an all-terrain SSD and new flash drives.
The rugged portable SSD is named the SanDisk Extreme 510 and comes packed with a 480GB drive within. Capable of protecting your drive with its rubber bumper and IP55 water and dust resistance rating, this new product transfers files at up to 430 MB/s. Further featuring 128-bit encryption, this product is available for $249.99 with a two-year warranty.
Adding to the portable storage realm is SanDisk's new highest capacity flash drive, the Connect Wireless Stick and its sibling, the Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0. Storing a massive 200GB, SanDisk's new Connect Wireless stick is compatible with Apple and Windows desktop or mobile devices, allowing users to stream content or transfer files around. The Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 is marketed towards those looking at smaller solutions, allowing users to manage their Android device storage via the SanDisk Memory one app, making full use of this products' 128GB storage. The Connect Wireless Stick is available for $119.99 with the Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 being now on the shelves for $59.99.