MacBook Pro 2016 SSD Data

The worst thing about the MacBook Pro’s non-replaceable SSD

November 18th at 6:49 PM

The worst thing about the MacBook Pro’s non-replaceable SSD

Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro has received plenty of criticism from all sorts of potential buyers, even though the machine is probably one of the best laptops you can buy. Some people hate the lack of ports, while others would love to be able to add more RAM to the laptop or upgrade the storage in the future.

If you buy an entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, you’ll at least be able to replace the SSD yourself. But Touch Bar versions come with soldered SSDs. That means users are stuck with the initial storage, and a discovery tells us that’s a rather scary prospect when it comes to data recovery.

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Spotify SSD Bug Fix

Spotify has been quietly killing your SSD’s life for months

November 13th at 12:20 PM

Spotify has been quietly killing your SSD’s life for months

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services out there. But it turns out it’s also a dangerous one, at least for your SSD’s life. The app has been quietly killing your SSD’s life for months by writing massive amounts of data over and over, even when the service was in idle mode. More →

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MacBook Pro Late 2016 SSD Upgrade

Upgrading the new MacBook Pro is still a major pain

November 1st at 3:54 PM

Upgrading the new MacBook Pro is still a major pain

We know that Apple’s MacBook Pro aren’t user upgradeable for the most part. What you buy is what you get, so choose wisely when ordering one. The only thing you can replace is the SSD, recent reports have shown. But don’t expect hassle-free upgrades. Apple still doesn’t want you to open the MacBook Pro, as a teardown of the “dumb” MacBook Pro (late 2016) shows.

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MacBook Pro 2016 SSD Speed

Apple makes the world’s fastest phones, and now it might make the fastest laptops

November 1st at 1:48 PM

Apple makes the world’s fastest phones, and now it might make the fastest laptops

There are plenty of people criticizing Apple’s newest MacBook Pro generation for a variety of reasons. But when it comes to performance, the laptop will blow past its predecessors and outperform most, if not all rivals. Sure, the 2016 MacBook Pro has some limitations when it comes to RAM and graphics. But on the other hand, it’s also got the fastest drives in the industry.

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MacBook Pro 2016 RAM SSD Upgrades

Is the brand new MacBook Pro upgradeable?

October 31st at 6:50 AM

Is the brand new MacBook Pro upgradeable?

A brand new MacBook Pro version is on sale in Apple stores and on Apple’s site, and the laptop isn’t cheap. That’s not necessarily unexpected, considering that Apple has always sold premium notebooks for premium prices. But before you give Apple your money you should know that you have to spend extra cash on certain dongles so that your other PC peripherals still work with the new machine. There’s also the question of upgradability to consider. MacBooks have a better overall life than their counterparts. But does the 2016 generation let customers change RAM or SSD? More →

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Samsung 960 Pro Evo SSD

Samsung’s insanely fast new SSDs won’t work in your MacBook

September 21st at 3:42 PM

Samsung’s insanely fast new SSDs won’t work in your MacBook

We just saw the first 1TB SD card in the world, albeit only a prototype at the moment. But now it’s time to look at new SSD hardware that’s even more impressive, and arguably more useful. If you’re searching for incredibly fast SSDs, Samsung’s got you covered.

The company unveiled a pair of drives that will make future laptops crazy kinds of fast. The new drives offer sequential read speeds of at least 3.200Mbps and sequential write speeds of at least 1,900Mbps. Unfortunately, the new Samsung 960 Evo and Samsung 960 Pro will not work with current MacBook Pro and Air models. More →

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Largest SSD

A 60TB SSD is such glorious, beautiful overkill

August 10th at 9:00 PM

A 60TB SSD is such glorious, beautiful overkill

No one, not even the most dedicated sysadmin, can justify buying a 60TB SSD. That much data is better stored on a tape deck, or in a giant planet-sized supercomputer à la Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. But Seagate clearly disagrees, because it’s gone ahead and built it anyway.

Let’s try and put 60TB into perspective for you. By my back-of-the-calculator math, that’s enough for 85,000 TV episodes, 14,000 movies, or 80 years of regular-quality MP3 music. That is, scientifically speaking, quite a lot of music.

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4TB SSD: Samsung

A 4TB SSD is perfect for hoarding old Steam games

July 11th at 9:00 PM

A 4TB SSD is perfect for hoarding old Steam games

I don’t have enough stuff to justify owning a 4TB solid-state drive, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting one quite badly. All the 4TB drives on the market to date have been designed for use in data centers, and the performance (and price!) makes them unsuitable for sticking in your battlestation.

The latest addition to Samsung’s popular range of 850 SSDs changes all that. The new $1,500 4TB keeps the same performance specs as the smaller-capacity models, while granting you the ability to fit even the largest collection of rare anime onto one disk.

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2016 MacBook Pro Specs

Samsung’s new SSDs might make the 2016 MacBooks Pro faster and thinner than ever

May 31st at 7:35 AM

Samsung’s new SSDs might make the 2016 MacBooks Pro faster and thinner than ever

Storage is one of the first world problems when it comes to modern computing devices. We can’t have enough of it on iPhones and laptops, and we want it to be as fast as possible. It’s pretty self-explanatory why having more storage for pictures, media, and apps is better. But we don’t want to deal with slow memory, whether that’s iPhone flash storage, microSD cards, hard drives or SSDs. The fastest the storage, the better performance any computing device will deliver. And Samsung just announced that it’s ready to mass-produce high-speed 512GB SSDs that weigh just 1g and have a volume about a hundredth of a 2.5-inch SSD or HDD.

These SSDs will likely equip ultra-thin laptops of the future, with the 2016 MacBook Pro being one likely candidate for the new SSD. More →

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Seagate SSD 10GB Second

The world’s fastest SSD drives launch this summer

March 9th at 6:50 PM

The world’s fastest SSD drives launch this summer

Solid state drives (SSD) make for wonderful additions to any computer. Doing something as simple as replacing a regular hard disk drive (HDD) with an SSD will get you a massive return when it comes to speediness and performance. Flash-based SSD memory is significantly faster than HDDs and can revive old computers regardless of operating system. It’s probably safe to say that once you go SSD, you’ll never look back.

As fast as SSDs already are they’re about to get a whole lot faster when Seagate releases the fastest-ever SSD this summer. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to buy one even after they’re released.

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Photonic Memory Vs SSD

New memory chips use light to store and transmit data 100 times faster than SSD

September 30th at 8:20 AM

New memory chips use light to store and transmit data 100 times faster than SSD

Computers are only as fast as their components, and one key component is about to get a serious shot of adrenaline.

Solid-state drives marked a huge step forward in device memory, capable of reading and writing data at speeds far greater than any disc-based hard drive. SSD technology still uses electronic chips to move data though, which introduces a number of factors that limit the speeds at which data can be transferred. A revolutionary new type of memory chip being developed by researchers at Oxford University and Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has completely eliminated those speed-limiting issues, and it could lead to storage solutions that outperform SSD drives by a staggering margin. More →

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Samsung 950 Pro SSD Specs Price Release Date

New Samsung SSD might be the fastest in the world

September 23rd at 3:36 PM

New Samsung SSD might be the fastest in the world

If you’re looking to replace your current hard drive or SSD with a better option, then you absolutely have to check out Samsung’s 950 Pro, a new SSD that’s so fast it leaves all competitors in the dust. The 950 Pro series is supposed to launch in October and it delivers read speeds of up to 2,500MBps and write speeds of up to 1,500MBps. For those of you keeping track, that’s four times the read speed and three times the write speed of its predecessor, the 850 Pro. More →

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Intel Micron 3D XPoint RAM Memory Technology

Intel’s breakthrough new invention will fix all your memory issues and obliterate SSDs

July 28th at 1:35 PM

Intel’s breakthrough new invention will fix all your memory issues and obliterate SSDs

How many times have you complained about the low amount of RAM or internal on your computer or smartphone? It turns out Intel and Micron have been listening for quite a while and the two companies have announced a brand-new type of memory that’s both faster and cheaper than NAND storage and DRAM memory.

But the best thing about the companies’ new 3D XPoint technology is that it can apparently replace both NAND and DRAM in a device while simultaneously improving overall speed.

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