If you feel like your ultrabook is limited in capacity, that won't be the case much longer: Samsung has just announced the industry's first 1TB mSATA SSD, which'll give any ultra-thin laptop a shot in the storage arm.
Just a few months ago we were impressed with Western Digital
Digital storage is always getting cheaper and more capacious—but Western Digital has a plan to fill it with helium to make hard drives way more efficient than ever before.
They're given away left and right as cheap promotions, but if you're one of those people who can never seem to find a flash drive when you need one, this lovely multi-gigabyte family is always easy to find. That's because these mom, dad, son, and daughter flash drives are docked in a multi-port USB house (or car), ensuring they never stray far from the family's main computer.
They don’t need gas, they can weave in and out of traffic, and you don’t even need a licence to ride one. But unless you tack on a set of panniers or a basket, bikes are notoriously lacking in storage space; a problem that Industrial Designer David Hotard might have eliminated with his novel Transport bike, which features trunk space inside the bike’s front wheel.
When it comes to prolonging the life of your laptop, there’s no easier upgrade than adding an ultra-compact USB flash drive to expand its storage capacity—particularly if it’s got a small SSD on board. And a company called PKparis is now laying claim to the title of ‘world’s smallest USB 3.0 flash drive’ with its new K’1 that more than looks the part.
As ubiquitous as Wi-Fi and mobile data have become, there are still times when you’ll find yourself completely cut off from any and all wireless networks. And inevitably those will be the times when you need to transfer files between a tablet or a smartphone and your laptop. Bluetooth can work in a pinch, but when time is of the essence, ADATA’s new DashDrive flash drive plays nice with both USB and microUSB ports.
Flash drives are given away at trade shows like breath mints. But unless you like waiting hours to slowly back up your files, you’re going to want to spend some money on a drive with a little more speed and capacity. Looks don’t hurt either, which is why you’ll want to consider LaCie and Porsche Design’s latest sleek collaboration.