Protect Your Data With These Great Deals for World Backup Day

Amazon is celebrating World Backup Day with great deals on everything you need to keep your data safe. Inside, you'll find routers, range extenders, powerline adapters, hard drives, and NAS boxes from several manufacturers, most of which are marked down to all-time low prices. » 3/31/15 8:15am Tuesday 8:15am

A Slimmed Down Windows 10 Could Make Cheap Tablets Suck Way Less

Windows 10 already seems waaay better than Windows 8. Cortana integration, Spartan browser, a Start Menu—yes please. But how about some more storage space on your tiny solid state drive? Yeah, that sounds nice, too. » 3/16/15 7:15pm 3/16/15 7:15pm

All The Flash Storage You Could Want is On Sale Today

Amazon's kicking off the week with great deals on a variety of flash storage from SanDisk, including everything from microSD cards to SSDs. The coolest category though is actually flash drives, where you'll find options with microUSB plugs for Android, Lightning connectors for iOS, and even Wi-Fi for remote access. » 3/16/15 9:20am 3/16/15 9:20am

Sadly This 10TB Hard Drive Is Designed For Servers, Not Your Laptop

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies—aka HGST, aka a subsidiary of Western Digital—was recently showing off its gigantic new 10TB hard drive at the Linux Foundation Vault tradeshow in Boston. But unfortunately you won't be packing 10,000 gigabytes into your laptop anytime soon because the drive is designed for use in… » 3/13/15 9:23am 3/13/15 9:23am

LaCie Just Jumped On the USB Type-C Bandwagon 

Many Apple fans lamented the company's inclusion of just a single USB Type-C connector on its new MacBook, revealed yesterday. But now that such a desirable piece of hardware supports the new format, we'll finally see peripheral makers embracing USB Type-C with open arms. SanDisk was one of the first, but LaCie has… » 3/10/15 10:35am 3/10/15 10:35am

This Discounted Flash Drive Connects Wirelessly to iOS and Android

Need an easier way to move files between your phones, tablets, and computers? This 32GB flash drive doubles as a tiny wireless NAS, allowing iOS and Android devices to transfer files back and forth without ever plugging anything in. » 3/05/15 9:55am 3/05/15 9:55am

There's a microSD Slot Hidden Inside This Card Reader's USB Connector

MicroSD cards have become the standard currency for mobile devices that offer an external storage option. And to make it extra easy to speedily share files back and forth between devices like your smartphone, tablet, and laptop, ADATA has created this tiny card reader that cleverly hides its slot for a microSD card… » 3/03/15 10:20am 3/03/15 10:20am

SanDisk Has the First Flash Drive With a Reversible USB Type-C Connector

Remember those rumors about a 12-inch MacBook that ditched a MagSafe connector and traditional USB ports for a single USB Type-C port? If true, SanDisk's new Dual USB Drive will be the first flash drive that's able to connect to that redesigned hardware without an ugly adapter. » 3/01/15 1:55pm 3/01/15 1:55pm

SanDisk Squeezes 200GB Into a Tiny microSD Card

Stop for a second and take a look at the fingernail on your baby finger. That's roughly the size of a microSD card that can now hold a whopping 200GB of data thanks to SanDisk. Remember when USB flash drives with a full gigabyte of storage were mind-blowing? We were so foolish back then. » 3/01/15 1:00pm 3/01/15 1:00pm

An Isolated Vault Could Store Our Data on DNA for 2 Million Years 

A few hundred feet inside a permafrost-encrusted mountain below the Arctic circle sits the seed bank that could be humanity's last hope during a global food crisis. This month, scientists suggested that this unassuming vault is the ideal space for preserving the world's data on DNA. » 2/23/15 12:08pm 2/23/15 12:08pm

This Cheap and Tiny Flash Drive is Your Android's New Best Friend

Over the weekend, Gizmodo EIC Annalee Newitz waxed poetic about her new Android-compatible flash drive, and we've found a terrific deal today on a similar item. It still has a microUSB connector opposite the standard USB, but it's even smaller than the Corsair she wrote about, and cheaper too. So why would you… » 2/17/15 9:45am 2/17/15 9:45am

Amazon's Discounting Tons of Flash Storage and Power Banks, Today Only

Today's Amazon Gold Box Deal features a boatload of flash storage and chargers from PNY for terrific prices. It's all solid gear, but I'm particularly intrigued by the 128GB microSD card for $80, which is the best price we've ever seen for that capacity from any manufacturer. » 2/16/15 8:45am 2/16/15 8:45am

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Add To Your Flash Storage Collection with This Huge Sony Sale

You can never have too much flash storage lying around, and Amazon's discounting a nice collection of Sony SD cards, MicroSD cards, and flash drives, today only. The prices are all great, but the Android compatible flash drives are probably the most exciting items in the bunch. » 1/29/15 8:45am 1/29/15 8:45am

The Smallest Game of Chess Takes Up Just 487 Bytes

In this age of digital bloat, you might be surprised to hear that making a game as small as possible is an attractive challenge. But this tiny implementation of chess is just that—and takes up just 487 bytes on your hard drive. » 1/28/15 6:00am 1/28/15 6:00am

Samsung’s New PCIe SSD Writes at 2.15GBps and Uses Barely Any Power

This little chap might not look much, but within lurks a super-fast, super-efficient SSD. Samsung's latest PCIe flash drive can move data at up to 2.15GB per second—and only draws 2 milliwatts of power while in standby. » 1/09/15 6:00am 1/09/15 6:00am

An Extra-Long MicroUSB Tip Lets This Flash Drive Circumvent Phone Cases

If you're OK with doubling the thickness of your svelte Android smartphone with a chunky case, you've probably realized that the myriad of OTG microUSB flash drives out there won't actually attach to the bottom of your device. So SanDisk is throwing a bone to those of you paranoid about breaking your phone with a new… » 1/07/15 1:48pm 1/07/15 1:48pm

The Magical USB Port On the iStick Pro Drive Transforms Into microUSB

It turns out there are still some ways to improve a USB flash drive that don't involve just cramming more storage inside. The iStick Pro, coming sometime in March of this year, features a Lightning connector on one end for attaching to iOS devices, and a wonderful transforming USB/microUSB connector on the other… » 1/06/15 12:06am 1/06/15 12:06am

This 1TB SSD Is Adorably Tiny 

A terabyte in your pocket? There are a few options out there, even an absurdly expensive USB drive. But none of them are quite as slick as Samsung's newest portable SSD. And while its tiny little body tops out at 1TB for now, there are bigger sizes coming down the line. » 1/05/15 5:00pm 1/05/15 5:00pm

This Curvy Flash Drive Hides Behind Your iPhone So It's Less Intrusive

If you're regretting your decision to save a few hundred bucks on your iPhone or iPad by opting for the smaller 16GB model, there are ways to boost your smartphone's storage capacity. But because swapping in a larger microSD card just isn't an option in the Apple world, you'll have to settle for an external storage… » 1/05/15 12:01am 1/05/15 12:01am

LaCie's Rugged RAID Offers Extra Data Protection With Two Drives Inside

With their now-iconic rubber orange armor, LaCie's rugged external drives have become the go-to choice for professionals in the field looking for a reliable place to store and transport photos and footage. And while LaCie's new Rugged RAID might be a little larger than its predecessors, it provides even more… » 1/04/15 3:01am 1/04/15 3:01am