Market uncertainties plus China sanctions
Microsoft DirectStorage 1.2 can help speed HDD systems with a new buffered mode, as well as delivering general performance improvements and implementing bug fixes.
Micro Center has a promotion going on right now where new customers can get a free Inland 256GB SATA SSD at Micro Center's brick-and-mortar locations.
The Crucial T700 looks to be the fastest PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD that will be available on the market, arriving as early as May. Its passive cooling is a nice addition to what is an incredibly fast drive.
A cyclist was caught trying to bring 6,000 microSD cards in from zero VAT Hong Kong to mainland China. He acted suspiciously and sought to avoid the gaze of customs officers.
The storage requirements for Jedi: Survivor are among the highest in the industry, requiring 155GB for a base install of the game.
Seagate has partnered with EK to create new special edition Star Wars themed FireCuda NVMe SSDs. Featuring Lightsaber faceplates honoring Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Darth Vader.
The Addlink S90 Lite is a mediocre budget PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD that’s best bought at 2TB with current pricing. It’s generic on the whole, aside from having weak sustained performance.
Kioxia researchers have successfully built a new NAND flash technology with the potential of having nearly twice the capacity of QLC NAND flash, while being significantly cheaper to produce.
BestBuy lists Western Digital's Xbox Series X|S external storage expansion cards, then removes listing.
Kioxia's and Western Digital's 218-layer 3D NAND device boasts 1Tb capacity, 3.2 GT/s interface speed.
The Corsair MP600 Pro LPX is an undistinguished high-end PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD that would work fine in a PlayStation 5 but falls behind its peers in most respects. Get it on sale, if possible.
Some news outlets in Ecuador have received booby-trapped USB drives designed to explode when inserted into a device. Only one of the five known devices detonated.
A new report from Secure Data Recovery suggests that a potentially bad hard drive will fail in just under three years. This is most likely to occur with Hitachi and Seagate drives.