iPad Pro Review A superb tablet waiting for its time to shine It's hard to review the new iPad Pro without peering into the future and thinking of its true potential once iOS 11 is released. Read More One of my favorite features of iPads is their lack of configurability. Screen size, storage, cellular, and oh, the all-important color. Done and done. Love it. AlternativesBut what is the alternative? Easy: cloud storage. It's a fraction of the price, and, with one exception, has a minimal performance hit if your WiFi is decent. The exception: if you are regularly working with gigabyte size files. ExceptionsNow, if you're editing 4k video or large DAW files, you may need a lot of local storage. Likewise if you want a large content collection. The Storage Bits takeApple's iPads and iPhones are marvels of technology and mass production. I use my iPad Pro much more than my iMac, and that's not counting the hours spent on my iPad Mini 4 and iPhone X. Comments welcome! … [Read more...] about How much storage do iDevices need?
This microSD card crams 400GB of storage into your smartphone Western Digital just showed off “the world's highest-capacity” microSD card. The SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I crams 400GB of storage into your smartphone. It’s the highest-capacity microSD card for use in mobile devices. It can hold 40 hours of Full HD video and can transfer data at up to 100MBps. At that speed, you can move 1,200 3.5MB photos per minute over USB 3.0. The card is being aimed at Android smartphone and tablet users. It comes with a 10-year warranty and a US retail price of $249.99. Western Digital says its production processes allowed for more bits per die. Only two years ago, Western Digital's biggest microSD card stood at 200GB for $399. When the microSD card format first launched in 2004, it had 128MB of capacity. Back to school Best back-to-school deals on Amazon The very best Amazon deals on highly rated school supplies for students. Read More Students could always use a … [Read more...] about Best back-to-school storage and flash drives
Server and storage maker Supermicro announced preliminary financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter. The San Jose, Calif.-based company expects sales in the range of $825 million to $835 million, up from its previous guidance range of $770 million to $830 million, with diluted earnings per share between $0.57 to $0.61.For its fiscal first qurter, the company expects net sales in a range of $750 million to $810 million.Supermicro, which has made an aggressive push into the gaming motherboard market, didn't offer many other details within its preliminary financial release. The company is set to report its full Q4 results on August 29.RELATED:Researchers find security flaws in 40 kernel drivers from 20 vendorsHow hyperscale data centers are reshaping all of ITMicrosoft's Azure Stack HCI: A new option for running virtualized apps that connect to Azure Tech Earnings Microsoft Q4 FY19: Why is Azure 'slowing' and Windows growing? SAP Q2 2019: Trade war hits software license sales … [Read more...] about Supermicro raises Q4 revenue guidance
NetApp published its first quarter fiscal year 2020 results on Wednesday. The results beat market expectations, but they followed a warning from NetApp earlier in the month that its performance would not meet earlier estimates. For Q1, the company reported non-GAAP net income per share of 65 cents, compared to $1.04 a year prior. Revenue came to $1.24 billion, compared to $1.47 billion a year prior. Last year's Q1 revenue included $90 million from enterprise software license agreements which did not repeat in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020. Wall Street was looking for earnings of 58 cents per share on revenue of $1.23 billion. Shares were up in after-hours trading. Two weeks ago, the storage vendor said it was lowering its first quarter revenue guidance to between $1.22 billion and $1.24 billion. The previous Q1 guidance from NetApp called for revenue of $1.31 billion to $1.46 billion. The company also lowered its EPS guidance, from a range of 78 cents … [Read more...] about After cutting outlook, NetApp beats Q1 market estimates
Got a lot of data that you need to carry with you or keep close to hand? Read on!I have a thing for storage. Maybe this is because I remember the days when a megabyte was a lot of storage, or maybe it is because as a pro-am photographer and I generate a lot of data that I both need to keep close to hand for editing and also keep safe in the long term. And I've gone through a lot of different storage options over the years, from 5.25-inch floppy disks to multi-terabyte SSD RAID devices.Must read: The 2019 iPhone 11 will be annoying, boring, and expensive#1: LaCie Mobile Drive×s01.jpgWith storage capacities ranging from 1TB to 5TB, and both USB 3.0 and USB-C connectivity, this is the perfect solution for those looking for a fast, affordable, and yet stylish backup solution for Windows and Mac. Those looking for faster performance should look at the SSD version, which is both pricier and only available in 500MB to 2TB options.Prices start at $74.99.#2: Mercury Elite Pro Dual … [Read more...] about High-end storage for enterprise, small business, and home users