Posts tagged with: storage
  • by | February 24, 2014 1:04 PM

    Running out of storage on your smartphone? Is a 64GB microSD card simply not enough anymore? Flash storage company SanDisk aims to fix the dilemma more and more mobile users are facing every day: cramped storage space. The company just unveiled the world's highest-capacity microSD card in Barcelona, Spain for MWC. SanDisk has doubled the capacity of its impressive 64GB microSDXC cards to 128GB. The cards are said to have double the write speed as your standard microSD card, or 10MBps. In order to squeeze 128GB into such a tiny area – about the size of a fingernail – SanDisk developed a ...

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  • by | December 12, 2013 7:58 PM

    I wouldn't consider myself the type to store a lot of things on my phone. As crazy as that may sound, it's true. In fact, outside pictures and the occasional downloaded files, most of my documents, digital content, and other files remain in the cloud full-time. I have several hundred gigabytes of cloud storage, spread out across multiple services: 15GB in Drive for each Google account, 82.4GB in one Dropbox account, 317GB in Copy, 50GB each on two Box accounts, etc. All my movies and television shows are streamed from Google Play, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. Music is streamed via Google ...

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  • by | March 28, 2013 7:00 AM

    As applications and games are updated to support 1080p graphics (and beyond), file sizes have increased exponentially over the last year, making inbuilt storage worth its weight in gold. Just two years ago, 2GB and 4GB was not uncommon for built-in storage. Now the standard – or minimum, rather – is 16GB, yet that still is not enough for every scenario. It forces users to have to choose between what applications, games, music, pictures and videos they store on their device. What's worse is microSD card support, or expandable storage, is becoming a rarity for some OEMs. Until 32GB ...

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  • by | October 4, 2012 1:41 PM

    Data storage has come a long way from the early days of computers. Long ago we had spools of tape and punch cards. Neither were particularly efficient. Soon we left those formats for rotating disks. Over time the bits on the disks got smaller, they spun faster, and have become the defacto standard for storing data. There are downsides to disks, paramount among them being a theoretical hard-limit on how small you can make magnetized areas that can reliably hold data and are still able to be read from and written to easily. To combat all that we turned to optics. Storing data with LIGHT! ...

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