by Marshall Gunnell

PNY 1TB PRO Elite USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

PNY’s 1TB PRO Elite USB 3.0, which was announced in mid-March, is a large capacity, high-performance USB flash drive. The PRO Elite USB 3.0 is an optimal solution for transferring, sharing, and storing large files, all the while sporting a nice design. Not only is it designed to be aesthetically pleasing – it was designed to be functional. The PNY PRO Elite USB 3.0 utilizes the cap-less, metal sliding collar design. This successfully removes the chances of losing that annoying cap while still providing protection for the USB head.

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by Marshall Gunnell

WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD Review

The WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD, announced mid-March, is the first SSD in the WD Blue family that utilizes NVMe technology, whereas the previous WD Blue models used SATA technology. The WD Blue SN500 is an M.2 form factor, consumer-focused, entry point NVMe SSD, ideal for those looking to gain a performance boost by upgrading from their HDD or older SATA SSD. 

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by Lyle Smith

HP Z6 & Z8 G4 Workstations Refreshed with Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs & Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory

HP has announced updates to its HP Z6 and Z8 G4 Workstations withthe new Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory technology. With this new support, the HP Z6 and Z8 G4 will be able to combine the necessary memory and storage for compute-intensive workflows such as machine learning, multi-media and VFX.

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by Michael Rink

Seagate LaCie Showcases Two New Storage Solutions at NAB 2019

Today LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, announced two new storage solutions targeting creative professionals and prosumers at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2019 show. The first is the LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle, which is ruggedized to handle the rigors of regular shipping or travel. The second is the LaCie 2big RAID with USB and Thunderbolt compatibility. 

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Announces Upgrade to Precision 7000 Series With 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

Dell has announced an upgrade to their Precision 7000 Series workstations. This new refresh focuses on delivering higher performance and massive scalability for the most demanding workloads and largest datasets, including enhancements for artificial intelligence and machine learning workloads. Dell’s Precision 7920 tower and Precision 7820 tower will be updated with the new 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and NVIDIA Quadro RTX graphic options.

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by Lyle Smith

Lexar Professional SL100 Pro Portable SSD Announced

Lexar has announced their Professional SL100 Pro Portable SSD, which features a solid set of transfer speeds up 950 MB/s read and 900 MB/s write; a big improvement over the SL1003. This tiny device features a brushed aluminum finish, and a drop-, shock-, vibration-resistant build, making it ideal for professionals and prosumers who are often on the go.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung microSDXC EVO Plus Memory Card Review (512GB)

Last month, Samsung released its largest capacity EVO Plus microSD card at 512GB capacity, twice the previous max capacity. Aside from having a massive capacity for a microSD card, the card has quoted speeds of 100MB/s read and 90MB/s write and uses Samsung’s 4-proof protection to withstand 72 hours in seawater, extreme temperatures, airport X-ray machines and magnetic fields.

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by Adam Armstrong

iStorage diskAshur2 SSD Review

The iStorage diskAshur2 is a portable SSD for those that need the highest security and performance. The drive uses a PIN authentication pad to unlock for use; users can select a 7-15 digit PIN. The drive also leverages real-time AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encryption for an extra layer of security. The drive comes in capacities as high as 4TB and multiple colors to fit a particular user's needs and style. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Unity Technologies & NVIDIA Bring Real-Time Ray Tracing To Automotive, M&E, & Gaming

At GTC 2019, Unity Technologies announced that it is working with NVIDIA to offer production-focused early-access for real-time ray tracing in the High Definition Render Pipeline (HDRP). Ray-tracing mimics the physical properties of light; seeing it in real-time allows creators to alter their creation in real-time, a big advantage over those that can’t. Unity says that it will blur the difference between real-time and reality.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Introduces New High Performance Workstations

Today at the GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA announced that it is working with the leading OEMs and system builders to help deliver new workstations aimed at data scientists, analysts, and engineers. The OEM and system builders are led by major names like HP, Dell, and Lenovo, building systems that integrate NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs and NVIDIA CUDA-X AI. These new technologies will allow businesses to make faster, more accurate predictions, while being more productive. 

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