While cloud storage has put a huge dent in the need for small storage devices to act as a kind of sneaker-net, there's still a place for external storage devices. When it comes to remote backups or moving large volumes of data, external hard drives are still very useful. With portable hard drives, reliability and performance are of paramount concern. That's why I've been looking forward to testing the Western Digital My Passport SSD and LaCie Rugged USB-C drives out.
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Seagate has announced enhanced versions of two flash technologies; the Nytro 5000 M.2 non-volatile memory express (NVMe) SSD and the Nytro 3000 Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSD. The Nytro 5000 NVMe M.2 SSD and Nytro 3000 SAS SSD offer 2TB of capacity and random write performance levels as high as 67,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) — double the performance levels of the previous version.
You may remember some talk of helium-filled hard drives a few years back, but like a lot of new technologies, it's taken time to get the manufacturing processes into line to ship the hardware in bulk.
SSDs may be all the rage, but the humble magnetic drive still has a place, especially for storing local backups or carting massive files between locations. If you're in the market for such a gadget, Amazon currently has a sale on portable Seagate drives, with the 2TB version selling for $US100, plus $US6.48 for delivery.