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Microwave-powered hard drive will boost capacity to 40TB, blow your SSD away

October 15th, 2017

SSDs are all the rage these days thanks to their extremely fast speeds, smaller sizes, and lower potential for physical failure. They’re great, but there’s one area where they serious lag behind their older physical disk brethren: storage capacity. Western Digital, which has continued to push disk-based drive technology forward even in the face of …

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IBM invented a way to store data on a single atom

March 8th, 2017

Electronics get faster, smaller, and (hopefully) more reliable as time passes, but the march towards the miniature only has one logical place to end, and that’s at the atomic level. IBM Research is apparently already there, and the company announced today that it has successfully managed to store data on a single atom, and it’s …

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iPhone users are going to want Twitter’s latest update

March 8th, 2017

There’s a new Twitter update out today. I know this news normally ranks just above the latest Windows Update in terms of interest, but the new version of the app brings a feature that could clean out a whole bunch of space on your iPhone. The update adds storage options to the Twitter app. If …

iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7 storage

Apple won’t skimp on storage for the iPhone 8

February 21st, 2017

For the last ten years, Apple has had an odd habit of nickel-and-diming customers over the cost of internal storage. Although the flash storage chip inside the iPhone normally costs Apple $20, it’s stuck with a base level of 16GB of storage for the longest time, only recently springing for a 32GB base option with …

10TB Hard Drive

Finally, you can put a 10TB hard drive inside your home PC

July 20th, 2016

I know, I know. That pathetic 4TB hard drive just isn’t cutting it for storing your collection of rare memes. You’ve had to use an external drive, or *shudder* Dropbox to handle the overflow. But never fear! For the surprisingly low price of $535, Seagate will sell you a 10TB drive with a five year …

Microsoft Twist DNA Storage

Microsoft’s futuristic storage solution can hold 1,000,000,000 TB

April 28th, 2016

Bickering about the paltry amount of storage on the cheapest new iPhone might become a thing of the past… at some point in the distant future. Microsoft is currently experimenting with DNA material for the purpose of holding massive amounts of data. How massive? Try a billion terabytes, or a zettabyte. The best part about …

How to Add Storage to Phone

How to add more storage to any phone that doesn’t have a microSD card slot

November 19th, 2014

Apple took a step in the right direction by eliminating the 32GB models of its most recent phones and tablets, but anyone who isn’t willing to pay a $100 premium for extra storage is still out of luck. The issue is that Apple’s mobile devices don’t feature microSD card slots for expanded storage, but ZDNet has alerted us to an interesting …

1TB RRAM Memory for Smartphones

Forget the cloud, researchers are working on 1TB memory for smartphones

July 24th, 2014

What if your smartphone shipped with 1TB of memory, which would be not only be able to store all the digital content you want to carry with you at all times, but would also be faster and more reliable? Researchers from Rice University are already working on such technology, MIT’s Technology Review reports, having discovered …

Samsung starts mass producing 128GB flash chips for smartphones and tablets

September 20th, 2012

Storing media in the cloud isn’t for everyone. For those who like keeping their files within reach on their smartphones and tablets, the need for high-capacity storage is a must. While most people will feel 64GB of storage on a smartphone or tablet is overkill, there will always be users who need more. Samsung (005930) …

Apple offering MobileMe subscribers 20GB of free iCloud storage

May 7th, 2012

Apple’s MobileMe service will shut its doors forever on June 30th, 2012, and the Cupertino-based company is encouraging existing users to migrate to its iCloud service instead. To make the transition easier, MobileMe subscribers will be offered 20GB of free iCloud storage until September 30th. Apple plans to also offer MobileMe customers who purchased additional storage …