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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, […]

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QNAP NASbook TBS-464 is a compact NAS with room for up to 4 NVMe SSDs

Most Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are basically purpose-built computers designed to let you store large amounts of data on one or more hard drives. But the new QNAP TBS-464 is a compact model that measures just 9.1″ x 6.5″ x 1.2″ and doesn’t really have enough room for a bunch of hard drives. It still […]

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XFM memory spec paves the way for small, speedy removable storage

The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association has introduced a new data storage specification that could bring super-speedy, removable storage to compact devices that have typically had storage soldered to the mainboard until now. XFM Embedded and Removable Memory Devices provide an NVMe over PCI Express interface in a smaller, thinner form factor than the M.2 […]

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ADATA’s new external SSD support speeds up to 4,000 MB/s over USB4

This week ADATA is introducing a bunch of upcoming products, including DDR5 memory, an SDXC card capable of speeds as high as 800 MB/s, and new PCIe Gen 4 storage. But one new product that stands out is the ADATA SE920 external SSD, which the company says will use a USB4 2×2 interface to deliver speeds […]

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Radxa ROCK 3A is a Raspberry Pi-sized computer with an M.2 slot for NVMe SSD

The Radxa Rock 3A is a credit-card-sided single-board computer with a 2 GHz Rockchip RK3568 quad-core ARM Cortex-A55 processor, Mali-G52 graphics, and a neural processing unit. It looks a bit like a Raspberry Pi and has some similar features including a 40-pin GPIO header and USB and Ethernet ports. But Radxa’s little computer stands out […]

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Lilbits: Wireless Air Charging, E Ink color improvements, and VR is coming to the PS5

Chinese phone maker Oppo has announced it’s licensing its VOOC fast charging technology for use in automobiles, third-party chargers, and other products. But the company is also demonstrating a new wireless charging technology called Wireless Air Charging that makes it easier to charge gadgets when you place them near a charging mat, and not necessarily in […]

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WD’s new 4TB portable SSDs are speedy (and pricey)

A year after showing off an 8TB portable SSD prototype at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show, Western Digital has yet to actually sell an SSD that large. Up until recently most of the company’s portable SSDs have topped out at 2TB. But now WD is doubling that number. The company is introducing new 4TB portable […]