This Leave-In SD Card Merges With Your MacBook's SSD to Increase Its Capacity

By now there are countless flash cards designed to sit perfectly inside the MacBook Air’s SD card slot and boost the laptop’s storage as an extra onboard drive. But the TarDisk Pear is the first to actually merge with a MacBook’s SSD, creating a single hybrid drive for easier file management. »10/29/15 12:00pm10/29/15 12:00pm


Compact SSDs That Outperform the Fastest USB Flash Drives

You might wonder why anyone would actually spend money on a USB flash drive when companies hand them out for free at trade shows. The answer is speed—a free flash drive copies files slower than a tired snail. You can always spend hundreds on a fast USB 3.0 flash drive to speed up file copies, but even the most… »10/23/14 3:47pm10/23/14 3:47pm

Self-Destructing SSDs Will Nuke Themselves If You Text Them a Code Word

Losing a laptop full of personal files like family photos is upsetting, but losing a laptop full of private corporate info and trade secrets is instead downright terrifying. So when you absolutely can't risk misplaced data falling into the wrong hands, a GSM-equipped SSD drive that can remotely physically… »9/30/14 12:15pm9/30/14 12:15pm

Insane Blasts of Heat Could Make Flash Memory Live Longer Than Ever

Flash memory is fast, it's stable, but it's not without its flaws. It has a tendency to wear out after too many write-erase cycles, for example. Now there's a way to deal with that problem, and it could lead to self-healing NAND flash memory that could last for much, much longer than the stuff we have now. »12/02/12 3:00pm12/02/12 3:00pm

The Best SSD: Corsair Neutron GTX 256GB vs. Samsung 840 Pro 256GB

The pace of development in the SSD world is staggeringly awesome, as each generation of SSD controllers has delivered substantial increases in performance and reliability, while at the same time we've seen flash prices drop like a stone. It's a great time to be storing and accessing data, for sure, but we've also seen… »9/26/12 10:17am9/26/12 10:17am