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Pimoroni NVMe Base is a $14 add-on that gives the Raspberry Pi 5 an M.2 connector

The Raspberry Pi 5 features an updated processor that’s twice as fast as the chip in the Raspberry Pi 4. But that’s just one of many changes in the newest single-board computer from the Raspberry Pi Team. Another is that the new board has a single-lane PCIe 2.0 connector, allowing you to add a PCIe […]

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Pineberry Pi HatDrive! lets you add an M.2 SSD to your Raspberry Pi

When the Raspberry Pi 5 launched this fall, it was the first member of the Raspberry Pi Model B series to feature a PCIe interface, allowing you to add a speedy, high-capacity SSD to your DIY projects. But you need an add-on to do that. Now the embedded system enthusiasts behind the Pineberry Pi have […]

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Build your own super-speedy portable storage with these USB4 SSD enclosures

This week ADATA launched what it called an “industry first” portable SSD capable of read/write speeds up to 3,800MB/s and 3,700MB/s thanks to a combination of a fast SSD, a fan for active cooling, and a USB4 port with support for 40 Gbps data transfer speeds. But it turns out “first” is debatable, because there […]

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ADATA launches its first USB4 external SSD with speeds up to 3,800 MB/s

The new ADATA SE920 external SSD is a small, speedy solid state drive that the company says is the first to support 40 Gbps USB4 connections, enabling you to make full use of the SSD’s blazing-fast speeds, although that “first” claim is debatable. The ADATA SE920 has read/write speeds up to 3,800MB/s and 3,700MB/s, respectively. […]

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Lilbits: Purism’s refund policy (or lack thereof), Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE, and better QR code scanning

The Purism Librem 5 Linux smartphone has had a long and storied journey. Purism was one of the first companies to announce plans to release a smartphone capable of running software based on a mainline Linux kernel… but it took years for the company to actually begin shipping phones to customers who had placed pre-orders, […]

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Lilbits: 1Password embraces Passkeys, Android apps are getting faster on Windows PCs, and Alder Lake-N tested

Password managers make modern life a lot easier by allowing you to generate unique and secure passwords for all of your different accounts and services without the need to remember strings of characters like 2m*%u882vb4&G$G2. But recent events have made it clear that there’s still at least one major point of vulnerability: the password you […]

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Mele PCG02 Pro: Tiny Intel Celeron-powered PC supports an NMVe SSD

Chinese computer maker Mele is expanding its PCG02 line of pocket-sized desktop computers with a new “Pro” model that’s the first in the series to support an optional M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSD. The new Mele PCG02 Pro is available now for $200 and up. The entry-level model is a pocket-sized computer with a fanless design, […]

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$25 board brings satisfyingly retro HDD clicks back to your SSD-equipped computer

Sure SSDs are great, because they’re fast, sturdy, and quiet. But do you ever feel like it’s a little too quiet around your computer? If you find yourself missing the signature ticking sounds that accompany hard drive activity the $25 HDD Clicker is here to help. The HDD Clicker is little bit of retro-inspired fun […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft might require SSD boot drives on Windows 11 PCs, Android 13 reaches platform stability

SSDs have a number of advantages over hard drives. They’re almost always faster. They have no moving parts, which also makes them quieter, more energy efficient, and more durable – if you drop a laptop with an SSD, the storage is a lot less likely to break. So it’s not surprising that most PC makers […]

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Lilbits: Google Play Store Data safety labels, Steam Deck software update, and turning an old phone into a gaming phone

Valve has released a software update for the Steam Deck that brings bug fixes, localized keyboard layouts, and a lock screen. The Google Play Store has started rolling out the Data Safety labels for Android apps and games that Google had unveiled last year. If you’ve ever wanted a mobile phone with a rotary dial, […]