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 Yesterday 10:20am

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

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 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

Seagate Makes Some Compromises For a Cheap $130 Wireless Drive

The easiest way to expand the storage capabilities of your smartphone or tablet is with a wireless external drive. It means there's never any memory cards to swap (or lose) and you can share videos, photos, and music with multiple users at the same time. And while Seagate's new Wireless drive isn't the largest you'll… » 1/04/15 3:01am 1/04/15 3:01am

LaCie Wrapped This 1TB External Drive in Mirror-Finish Gorilla Glass

LaCie's no stranger to turning external storage into works of art. Last year it hid a terabyte of drive space inside a silver-plated sphere, and while its brand new Mirror might have a more traditional rectangular form factor, it's the first external drive to be completely wrapped in reflective, scratch-resistant,… » 1/04/15 3:01am 1/04/15 3:01am

MyPassport Wireless Review: A Hard Drive After Photographers' Hearts

In the age of the smartphone, it's becoming less important to be near a Mac or PC to get work done. But if you're a serious photographer or videographer, you still need a hard drive to back up your copious amounts of data. Western Digital's My Passport Wireless gives you that drive without requiring a computer. Not… » 12/02/14 3:21pm 12/02/14 3:21pm

This Ultra-Fast External Drive is Down to an All-Time Low Price

The WD My Passport Ultra is one of the most popular hard drives on Amazon (4.5 stars on nearly 5,000 reviews), a Wirecutter runner-up selection, and only $80 right now for 2TB on eBay. For a point of comparison, Amazon has never offered it for less than $99. Plus since it's eBay, you probably won't have to pay… » 11/29/14 12:25am 11/29/14 12:25am