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Sabrent intros USB-C Enclosure for M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSDs, offers up to 10Gbps speeds

Anthony Garreffa | May 28, 2024 4:05 AM CDT

Sabrent has just announced its new USB-C Enclosure for M.2 2230 PCIe NVMe SSDs that culminates in an easy-to-use solution for managing your short-form factor SSDs.

Sabrent intros USB-C Enclosure for M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSDs, offers up to 10Gbps speeds

If you're wanting to prepare to use your M.2 2230 SSD for installation into your Steam Deck, ASUS ROG Ally, Surface Pro 9, or other portable device, you just need to pop it into the Sabrent USB-C Enclosure for M.2 2230 PCIe NVMe SSDs (EC-NE30) and secure the hatch, and then plug it in through USB-C into your system. Easy!

Sabrent's new USB-C enclosure supports all major operating systems including Windows, macOS, and anything built on Linux. There's an integrated cable that makes for super simple plug-and-play operation, and since it's bus-powered, there's no drivers or additional cables required.

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Tape backup isn't dead: 152.9 exabytes of tape shipments in 2023 alone, an increase from 2022

Anthony Garreffa | May 27, 2024 8:33 PM CDT

If you thought magnetic tape backup was dead, you'd be wrong... with the manufacturers behind the Linear Tape-Open (standard) shipping 152.9 exabytes of magnetic tape capacity (compressed) in 2023 alone, and increase of 3.14% over 2022.

Tape backup isn't dead: 152.9 exabytes of tape shipments in 2023 alone, an increase from 2022

If you're old enough, tape backup has been around for decades and was slowly fading out of the market as a digital storage medium. Zip drives were disappearing, and external HDDs were meant to replace LTO tape for backup and archival storage. We've got tens of terabytes inside of external HDDs, terabytes of ultra-fast Gen4 and Gen5 SSDs, cloud storage, and other forms of storage... but tape backup isn't dying.

Tape backup has a massive capacity, it's durable, and can safely store data for up to 30 years. Better yet, once the data is stored and doesn't need to be accessed, it can last for decades without maintenance or checking on them. They're cheaper than external HDDs, and can be stored away safely from ransomware infections.

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Western Digital's new monster 6TB external HDD: world's highest-capacity 2.5-inch portable HDD

Anthony Garreffa | May 19, 2024 9:09 PM CDT

Western Digital has announced a new portable HDD expansion across its WD, WD_BLACK, and SanDisk Professional product lineups with the world's highest storage capacity in a 2.5-inch portable HDD at a huge 6TB.

Western Digital's new monster 6TB external HDD: world's highest-capacity 2.5-inch portable HDD

The new WD My Passport portable HDD, WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive, and SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE ArmorARD will all now be available in 6TB capacities. The new WD My Passport 6TB drive comes with the latest USB-C connectivity, and a modern metal design. The out-of-the-box experience is easy, with a convenient and slim form factor that fits almost anywhere... with 6TB in your pocket.

The 6TB WD My Passport Ultra and 6TB WD My Passport Ultra for Mac both retail for $199.99 MSRP. The 6TB WD My Passport and WD My Passport for Mac both retail for $179.99 MSRP. The 6TB WD My Passport, Works with USB-C retails for $184.99 MSRP. All products are available now at select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers and on the Western Digital Store

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KIOXIA to showcase Memory, SSD Solutions, and the power of PCIe 5.0 at Dell Technologies World

Kosta Andreadis | May 17, 2024 1:29 AM CDT

Dell Technologies World (DTW) will be held at The Venetian in Las Vegas from May 20-23, 2024. Dell and its partners will showcase the latest technology and AI innovations for businesses. KIOXIA, the pioneer of NAND flash memory, will be there with its range of SSD and memory solutions, including high-performance PCIe 5.0 SSDs, to demonstrate their benefits over PCIe 4.0.

KIOXIA to showcase Memory, SSD Solutions, and the power of PCIe 5.0 at Dell Technologies World

KIOXIA (booth #436) will be on the show floor with real-world server and storage configurations, including its KIOXIA CD8 Series Data Center U.2 NVMeTM SSDs, KIOXIA CM7 Series Enterprise E3.S NVMe SSDs, and more. As AI is a transformative technology, KIOXIA SSDs are pivotal in Dell's AI solutions.

"Since the day we invented it more than 35 years ago, flash memory has been a dynamic force propelling innovation forward," noted Alex Mei, vice president of corporate marketing for KIOXIA America, Inc. "With groundbreaking technologies such as PCIe 5.0 and EDSFF SSDs, we empower our customers to not only elevate application performance but also drive down total cost of ownership, all while fostering a more sustainable future."

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Pascari is a new enterprise brand from Phison, the biggest behind-the-scenes name in storage

Kosta Andreadis | May 15, 2024 7:56 PM CDT

Phison Electronics is one of the global leaders in NAND controller and storage technologies, supplying solutions and partnering with notable consumer-facing SSD brands like KIOXIA, Micron, Western Digital, and Samsung. Today, Phison announced that it has launched its new Pascari brand, which will deliver and tailor SSDs for the enterprise and data center markets.

Pascari is a new enterprise brand from Phison, the biggest behind-the-scenes name in storage

Pascari's first product is the new 2.5-inch form factor X200 Series of SSDs, which are high-performance PCIe Gen5 Enterprise SSDs with NVMe 2.0 and up to 32TB for maximum capacity and advanced features. They have a dual port design, ultra-low latency, and read speeds of 14.8 GB/s-you're looking at some serious speed.

"Introducing the Pascari brand marks a milestone for Phison as we continue to innovate and lead in NAND Flash technology," said K.S. Pua, CEO of Phison. "Our commitment extends beyond products; with Pascari and our IMAGIN+ design services, we are enabling organizations to custom-build flash storage architectures that precisely fit their performance demands, ensuring accelerated business growth and enhanced value creation."

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Samsung is preparing to create the world's first petabyte SSD

Jak Connor | May 13, 2024 12:31 AM CDT

The race to achieve the world's first petabyte-sized SSD is being headed by Samsung Electronics, and the finish line may be closer than we previously thought.

Samsung is preparing to create the world's first petabyte SSD

It was only in March last year that reports surfaced that Samsung Electronics was approximately a decade away from creating the first petabyte SSD, but now new research has come out that may reduce that timeline significantly. Firstly, Samsung is preparing to launch its 9th Gen V-NAND flash that features 290 layers stacked, a new global benchmark. Additionally, the manufacturer announced the existence of its 10th Gen V-NAND flash that features 430-layer stacking.

The quest to achieve a 1,000 terabyte, or 1 petabyte single SSD may still be some years away, but recently, we got a peak into the behind-the-scenes at what new technology the company is working on to make that storage goal a reality. Giwuk Kim, a Ph.D student at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), is set to present an analysis on Hafnia Ferroelectrics, and how ferroelectric properties could lead to smaller and more efficient capacitors/memory.

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Corsair launches MP700 PRO SE PCIe 5.0 SSDs: up to 4TB capacity, up to 14GB/sec read speeds

Anthony Garreffa | May 10, 2024 9:30 AM CDT

Corsair has just launched its latest MP700 PRO SE PCIe 5.0 SSD, setting new performance highs across the board and even winning an Editor's Choice award in our review on the Corsair MP700 PRO SE PCIe 5.0 SSD.

Corsair launches MP700 PRO SE PCIe 5.0 SSDs: up to 4TB capacity, up to 14GB/sec read speeds

The new Corsair MP700 PRO SE PCIe 5.0 SSD is capable of up to 14GB/sec (14,000MB/sec) sequential read performance, and up to 12GB/sec (12,000MB/sec) of sequential write performance. Corsair has multiple SKUs of its new MP700 PRO SE SSD: the regular MP700 PRO SE, the MP700 PRO SE with Air Cooler, and MP700 PRO SE Hydro X Series.

They all feature the same 14GB/sec reads and 12GB/sec writes, with the differences between the models being the Gen5 SSD on its own, Gen5 SSD + air cooler, Gen5 SSD + custom loop water block.

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Western Digital's new SanDisk Desk Drive offers up to 8TB of external orb-shaped storage

Kosta Andreadis | May 8, 2024 9:34 PM CDT

Western Digital has introduced the new SanDisk Desk Drive, a portable and sleek external storage and SSD solution for creators and those who don't want to worry about running out of space. The SanDisk Desk Drive is available in 4TB and 8TB capacities, starting from $379.99 USD. The internal SSD is formatted for exFAT, and it has a USB-C interface compatible with Windows and Mac devices.

Western Digital's new SanDisk Desk Drive offers up to 8TB of external orb-shaped storage

With NVMe storage, the SanDisk Desk Drive achieves read speeds of up to 1,000 MB/s, enough to house and readily access an extensive library of videos, photos, music files, and games. Western Digital says the drive is perfect for content creators and digital creators who work with large media libraries, giving them a high-capacity, fast, and flexible solution.

It can even handle 8K content. And for PC gamers, with an average install size of 36GB, the 8TB SanDisk Desk Drive can house around 200 games.

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Sabrent launches new Rocket NANO 1TB 2242 DRAM-less Gen4 SSD: up to 5GB/sec

Anthony Garreffa | May 8, 2024 10:28 AM CDT

Sabrent has just launched its newer, faster M.2 2242 SSD with the release of its new Sabrent Rocket NANO 2242 SSD.

Sabrent launches new Rocket NANO 1TB 2242 DRAM-less Gen4 SSD: up to 5GB/sec

The new Sabrent Rocket NANO SSD has been designed for specialized devices like the Lenovo Legion Go, Lenovo ThinkPad laptops, and other portables, but the company is clear that the Rocket NANO SSD will work anywhere. The new Rocket NANO SSD can be extended to M.2 2280 form factor, or you can adjust your motherboard standoffs while most enclosures, add-in cards, and devices such as cloners will work "as-is," says Sabrent.

This is a new DRAM-less SSD, so the Sabrent Rocket NANO SSD is single-sided, so there's no need to worry about whether it'll fit in your machine or device. Now, let's talk about those important read and write speeds, shall we?

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Sabrent's new USB-DS12: USB-C to SATA and IDE adapter for old school HDDs

Anthony Garreffa | May 8, 2024 8:42 AM CDT

Sabrent has the true one-stop storage management solution for SATA and IDE HDDs, SSDs, and optical drives like CD/DVD-RW. It easily connects to Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems and other host d evices over an integrated 5Gbps USB-C port (USB Gen 3.2 1x1).

Sabrent's new USB-DS12: USB-C to SATA and IDE adapter for old school HDDs

The maximum speed of the Sabrent USB-DS12 will depend on the drive's interface at speeds of up to SATA 3Gbps (SATA II, or SATA-300). The USB-DS12 adapter is plug and play, making it super-easy to work with virtually any device as it requires no drivers, and is hot swappable at all times.

If you've got a new HDD or SSD, or an old HDD or SSD, both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives require additional 12V power to operate reliably, so Sabrent -- the good guys they are -- have included an external power supply.

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