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Flash Storage

Kingston 2TB Flash Drive

Kingston just introduced a record-breaking 2TB flash drive

January 3rd, 2017

Back in 2013, Kingston brought the first ever 1TB flash drive into the world. While its exorbitant price made it an unreasonable purchase for the average consumer, we were still impressed that it was even possible. Three years later, despite the fact that no other storage device makers have attempted to even match Kingston on its 1TB flash …

Kingston 1TB Flash Drive

Who needs a hard drive? Kingston announces 1TB flash drive

January 8th, 2013

Remember the scene in This is Spinal Tap when guitarist Nigel Tufnel showed off amplifiers whose volume went all the way up to 11? Well it looks as though Kingston has taken a similar approach with its new DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 flash drive that can store as much as 1TB — yes, that’s one terabyte …

Flash Storage Limits

Flash memory breakthrough could lead to even more reliable data storage

December 4th, 2012

Although NAND flash, the storage that’s found in smartphones, tablets and many computers today, is faster than traditional platter-based hard drives, it does have its limitations as well. For starters, NAND flash storage is usually only good for about 10,000 read/write cycles before it fails. Taiwanese engineers from Macronix plan to announce at the 2012 IEEE International Electron …

Solid-state drives now cheaper than ever before

June 22nd, 2012

One of the reasons ultrabook prices are so high is because their solid-state storage drives, which offer improved performance and reliability over traditional spinning hard drives, are so costly to vendors. The current generation of solid-state drives are cheaper than ever, however, and multiple companies are now offering drives lower than the dollar-per-gigabyte threshold, according …