Samsung’s UFS 3.1 storage brings SSD speeds to smartphones

Samsung has begun mass production of a new embedded storage memory solution that will bring the kind of read/write speeds I expect from high-end laptops to… high-end smartphones. The new Samsung 512GB eUFS 3.1 offers sequential read speeds up to 2,100 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 1,200 MB/s. While the top sequential read speeds […]

HAMR technology could lead to 80TB hard drives (with 20TB HDDs coming this year)

SSDs may be faster and more durable than hard drives with spinning platters. But HDDs still have a few things going for them — they’re cheaper on a cost-per-gigabyte basis and the highest-capacity hard drives can store way more data than an SSD. And it looks like that’s going to remain the case for a […]

UFS 3.1 promises speedier smartphone storage

JEDEC, tht organization responsible for setting the standards for the storage used in most smartphones, has released a new Universal Flash Storage 3.1 specification. In a nutshell, UFS 3.1 should bring faster performance to smartphones and removable storage cards, while also reducing power consumption. Among other things, that’s because the UFS 3.1 standard includes: Write […]

Kobol Helios64 open source NAS coming in March (network attached storage)

Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices like those offered by Synology and QNAP are basically specialized computers that are designed to let you do things like back up your data or set up a home server. But for the most part they run proprietary software. But Kobo’s upcoming Helios64 is designed to be a more open […]