Lacie portable High Performance SSD review: For the Pros

Such high performance in such a small form factor that sometimes you wonder, wasn’t this only a dream not too long ago? The amount of computing power we carry with us has increased manifold and at the same time we are operating in a distributed computing environment. In this age of smartphones, laptops and iPads and kindles, storage has become portable beyond belief. In 1991, 1000$ got you a 20MB flash SSD that could be used inside computers for mission critical applications, today for half the price you can get a tiny futuristic slab of storage that will meet and augment all your high performance needs. The Seagate Lacie Portable SSD is for the pros who keep moving. Let’s find out why.

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SanDisk Extreme 1TB UHS-I microSD card announced

Lasrt year Western Digital Corporation introduced SanDisk Extreme 400GB microSDXC world’s fastest UHS-I microSD card offering 160MB/s  read speed. Today at the MWC, it has introduced 1TB version of it along with the 512GB variant. This is also the highest capacity microSD cards in the world. Another company, Micron also introduced c200 1TB microSD card today, but it delivers only up to 100MB per second read speed even though its write speed is 95 MB/s. Continue reading “SanDisk Extreme 1TB UHS-I microSD card announced”

1TB Lexar Professional 633x SDXC UHS-I card and Lexar NM200, NM500, NM520, NM600 M.2 SSDs announced

Lexar, popular for its flash memory solutions has introduced new Lexar Professional 633x SDXC UHS-I card with whopping 1 terabyte (1TB) of memory. It has also expanded its internal Solid-State Drive (SSD) portfolio with the its M.2 NM series; featuring a traditional SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD (NM200), plus more advanced solutions with NVMe performance (NM500, NM520, NM600) for entry-level to PC enthusiasts.

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Lexar introduces world’s highest-capacity 512GB microSD UHS-I A2 card

Integral might have been the first to introduce the world’s highest-capacity 512GB microSD. Lexar today introduced the world’s highest-capacity 512GB microSD with support for Application Performance Class 1 (A2) requirements from the latest SD Association’s 6.0 specifications to help launch and load apps faster, compared to A1. This offers up to 100MB/s transfer speed.

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Sandisk Mobile Storage Solutions: The Best Way to Backup Your Phone

Early on a Sunday morning, I get a frantic call from a cousin. I need help, he says. I accidentally dropped my phone and it looks like I’ve lost all the photos from my honeymoon. Did you not backup your phone, I ask him. Or at least store the data in a storage solution? No, he said. Continue reading “Sandisk Mobile Storage Solutions: The Best Way to Backup Your Phone”

SD Express and SD Ultra Capacity will offer up to 985MBps transfer rate and up to 128TB cards

The SD Association at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai announced SD Express and new SD Ultra Capacity (SDUC) cards. The SD Express adds PCI Express and NVMe interfaces to the legacy SD interface. The PCIe 3.0 interface delivers 985 MBps maximum data transfer rate and the NVMe v1.3  protocol enables advanced memory access mechanism. Continue reading “SD Express and SD Ultra Capacity will offer up to 985MBps transfer rate and up to 128TB cards”

Sandisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC UHS-I card Review

Just a few years ago if you’d told me we’d be able to stuff 400GB of storage into something the size of my thumbnail, I’d have probably dismissed it as fantasy. After all, it wasn’t that long ago when 8, 16 or even 32GB memory cards were more than sufficient. Such is the pace of technology. Anyways, when Sandisk asked us if we’d want to check out their all new 400GB memory card, we just couldn’t say no. Follow along for our review of the Sandisk Ultra 400GB UHS-I microSDXC memory card.  Continue reading “Sandisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC UHS-I card Review”

Samsung PRO Endurance microSD card with 25 times better endurance announced

Samsung has introduced new PRO Endurance microSDHC/microSDXC card that promised  industry-leading endurance and up to 43,8001 hours of continuous video recording. This is targeted to be used in intensive video monitoring applications such as surveillance and security cameras, body cameras and dash cams, making continuous video monitoring fast and stable. It offers up to 100 MB/s read speeds, provides FHD recording and 4K support via write speeds of up to 30 MB/s. Continue reading “Samsung PRO Endurance microSD card with 25 times better endurance announced”

SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC card launched in India for Rs. 19999

SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSD

Western Digital Corporation has launched SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC, which was introduced as the world’s highest-capacity microSD card at the IFA 2017 in Berlin last year. It meets the Application Performance Class 1 (A1) requirements from the latest SD Association’s SD 5.1 specifications that lets the card to load apps faster. Most of the high-end smartphones should support this card. Continue reading “SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC card launched in India for Rs. 19999”

SanDisk Extreme 400GB world’s fastest UHS-I microSD card announced

Last year at the IFA Western Digital Corporation introduced SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC world’s highest-capacity microSD card. This week at the MWC it has introduced SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC world’s fastest UHS-I microSD card offering 160MB/s  read speed.  It also meets the Application Performance Class 1 (A2) requirements to help launch and load apps faster, compared to A1.

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UFS 3.0 standard released, offers 2x faster performance than UFS 2.1

UFS 3.0

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association today announced the new UFS 3.0 standard making it the first to introduce MIPI M-PHY HS-Gear4 with a data rate of up to 11.6 Gbps per lane which is a 2x performance increase over UFS 2.1. Continue reading “UFS 3.0 standard released, offers 2x faster performance than UFS 2.1”

Integral 512GB microSDXC world’s highest-capacity microSD card announced

Last year at the IFA Western Digital Corporation introduced SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC as the world’s highest-capacity microSD card for $249.99. Now UK-based Integral Memory plc has introduced 512GB microSDXC V10, UHS-I U1 card as the world’s highest capacity microSD. Continue reading “Integral 512GB microSDXC world’s highest-capacity microSD card announced”

SanDisk Industrial microSD, SD and Automotive SD cards announced, can withstand extreme temperatures

SanDisk Industrial microSD and SD cards

Western Digital has introduced their new SanDisk SD and microSD cards line-up for the Automotive and specialized industrial applications. The company claims that these cards work in extreme and radical situations as they come with health status monitor capability, special data retention mechanisms. They are faster than their predecessors thus enabling them to handle tasks like surveying commercial drones and automobile dash cameras. Continue reading “SanDisk Industrial microSD, SD and Automotive SD cards announced, can withstand extreme temperatures”

SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC world’s highest-capacity microSD card announced

SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSD

Western Digital Corporation at the IFA 2017 in Berlin announced SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC, which it claims to be world’s highest-capacity microSD card, couple of years after introducing 200GB microSDXC card. It meets the Application Performance Class 1 (A1) requirements from the latest SD Association’s SD 5.1 specifications that lets the card to load apps faster. Most of the high-end smartphones should support this card. Continue reading “SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC world’s highest-capacity microSD card announced”

WD Blue 250GB SSD Review

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After completing SanDisk acquisition last year, Western Digital introduced WD Blue and WD Green solid state drives (SSDs), the first WD-branded SATA SSDs for consumers in October. These were was launched in India a few months back. Both these promise near-maximum speed of SATA drives. Is the WD Blue 250GB SSD worth the price? Let us find out in the review.

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