If you move large file around regularly, or like to carry them with you wherever you go, then the new Samsung T5 external SSD could well be the best thing you purchase this year. The Korean giant has made a name for itself in SSD storage. And although it’s internal SSDs are wonderfully capable, the company also...

Unless you have spent the past year or two in outer space, you should be aware that the PC industry is going through the toughest of times. Sales and shipments are declining by double digits around many markets in the world. But despite the weak state of the PC industry, the SSD market seems to be in good...

Media tablets use NAND Flash memory chips as storage almost exclusively, owing to their thin form factor and the fact that they are often jostled around by users. In fact, most premium models use custom designed embedded chips instead of regular SSDs. Only special tablets and industrial devices that do not need to be...

I’ve gotten used to the idea that all of my hard drives should be 1TB or more. I get a little freaked out when the available free space on my hard drives drops below 500GB. So, you’ll understand why I might be skeptical about trying to run Windows 8 on a PC with a mere 128GB of internal storage (or even 64GB), and why I...

One of the greatest things for PCs in recent years has been the fact that hard drive storage is so cheap. You can buy terabytes of storage for pennies per gigabyte. Smaller, thinner mobile devices rely on flash memory and solid-state drives (SSD), though, which are significantly more expensive. For Day 13 of 30 Days...

Solid-state disk drives are nothing new. They have been around for a while now, but have yet to really take over on a widescale simply because they have always been much more expensive than traditional hard-drives while offering considerably less space. Looking at sites like NewEgg, you can find the cheapest flash...

I found this demo showing differences in boot speed between Windows 8 and Windows 7.  Ignoring the hokey music for a second, the difference in boot speed is quite dramatic on a Toshiba Satellite 300 with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of DDR Ram and 320GB Hard drive. I’ll give the spoiler after the video below, but...