Portable storage reviews include HDDs and SSDs designed to be easily carried around as well as reviews of high performance USB flash drives. Portable drive reviews are generally about storage products that connect over USB or Thunderbolt, while providing client users with either high capacity or high speed portable storage options.
by Adam Armstrong

SanDisk Announces New Ultra-Fast Portable Storage

Today SanDisk Corporation announced a handful of new portable storage devices including what they are claiming as the world’s fastest microSD card. SanDisk is announcing the Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card is what they are stating as the fastest transfer speeds in the world, 3 times that of current cards. SanDisk is also release a SD card aimed specifically at connected automobiles, SanDisk Automotive flash storage solution. And SanDisk is announcing a new USB Type-C flash drive.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Portable SSD T3 Review

Announced at CES 2016, the Samsung T3 Portable is the company’s newest external SSD offering, a market that has been surprisingly vacant despite the growing adoption of the solid-state technology. The T3 leverages Samsung's V-NAND technology and comes in a generous 2TB capacity (which is double the size of its ultra portable SSD T1 a year ago) to suit the needs of media professionals and enthusiasts who deal with a ton of storage.

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by Lyle Smith

G-Technology Announces G-SPEED Shuttle XL RAID Storage Solutions

G-Technology has announced two new mobile 8-bay RAID storage solutions, the G-SPEED Shuttle XL as well as a model that includes ev Series Bay Adapters. The new storage solutions come with an integrated handle to make it easily for professionals on the go and to fit inside a standard protective case. Both solutions are designed with performance and capacity in mind for post-production and backup in the studio. They will be showcased February 23-25 at BV EXPO (BVE).

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by Adam Armstrong

Kingston Acquires IronKey USB Technology From Imation

Today the flash affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Kingston Digital, Inc., announced that it has acquired the USB technology and assets of IronKey from Imation Corp. Kingston has been making encrypted portable drives for some time; these drives include its DataTraveler. One of Kingston main competitors was the IronKey brand from Imation. Now that Kingston has acquired IronKey it can offer its customers a broader range of secure portable drives.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Announces New Storage Solutions At CES 2016

Toshiba has announced several storage solutions at CES 2016, including the Canvio Premium, A series of portable hard disk drives (HDDs) featuring both USB Type-A and USB Type-C compatibility; the Transmemory EX Dual, a dual port Type-A and Type-C flash drive engineered for quick and easy transfers between devices; the Canvio for Desktop External Hard Drive, a high capacity storage solution in a compact design; and the TransferJet Wireless SD Memory Card Class 10, designed for users who require both speed and convenience.

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by Adam Armstrong

SanDisk Updates Its USB Drives & Adds A New Portable SSD

At CES 2016 SanDisk Corporation announced that it has upgraded two of its more popular USB drives with more capacity and performance (SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick and SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0). The Connect Wireless Stick now has a capacity of 200GB and the Ultra Dual has a capacity of 128GB. SanDisk is also releasing a new portable SSD that is designed to survive rough travel while still delivering fast and reliable storage, the SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Releases World’s Thinnest 2TB Portable Hard Drive

Today Seagate Technology announced that it has launched the thinnest 2TB portable hard drive on the market, the Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim. Seagate has built the new drive off of its Backup Plus Slim Drive. The new Ultra Slim will deliver the same high capacity of 2TB at an even thinner design. The Ultra Slim also comes with 200GB of Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage and Lyve software compatibility just like the Seagate 4TB Backup Plus.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Announces New T3 2TB Portable SSD

Today at CES Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced the latest version of their portable external SSD, the T3. The T3 is a palm-sized SSD that uses Samsung's V-NAND technology to give it 2TB of capacity. The T3 is ideal for professionals that need to store and transfer large files to multiple devices on the go, but don't want a large bulky drive taking up space.

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by Tucker Mindrum

SanDisk Ultra +Cloud USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

SanDisk's new Ultra +Cloud flash drive comes with 128GB of storage, separated into 64GB on the drive itself and 64GB on the cloud. Users can access data stored on the cloud remotely from any computer, or use SanDisk's mobile app to manage data from a smartphone or tablet. Both the web interface and mobile app have fairly comprehensive usability, with a straightforward setup and surprising number of features for a flash drive. The Ultra +Cloud includes standard encryption capabilities and compatibility with SanDisk's RescuePRO file recovery software. In order to develop the cloud aspect of the Ultra + Cloud Flash Drive, SanDisk licensed Bitcasa's cloud storage platform. Bitcasa Platform enables secure file storage, access, and sharing for multiple platforms and the web.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Releases New SD Cards And A New Flash Drive

Today Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. released 3 new flash products. Toshiba has released a new TransMemory U202 USB 2.0 flash drive. And they have released two new SD cards, the Exceria N301 SD Card and the Exceria M301 microSD Card. Each of these new devices runs up to 128GB in capacity.

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