For the moment being, those users with phones with 4 and 8 GB inner storage is almost essential to continue using microSD cards on their devices. But SD cards are also common in digital cameras, notebooks and small desktop PC s with card reader. I have always seen them as the modern version of diskettes.
Samsung has several ranges of SD and microSD cards that are reinforced by new PRO Plus and EVO Plus.
PRO Plus cards series come with read / write sequential speeds of 95 and 90 MB/s, respectively. They come in SD format and Micro SD of the UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) and class 10, in storage capacities of 32 and 64 GB.
The EVO Plus series is also available in SD and MicroSD format, and they provide sequential read speeds of 80 MB / s and sequential write speeds of 20MB/s, and they are the type UHS-I Speed 1 Class (U1) and class 10, improving the performance of current EVO cards. In this case they come in storage capacities of 32, 64 and 128 GB, for those who need to carry large amounts of information.
Both card sets are water resistant, x-rays, magnetic fields and falls, capable of being immersed in water up to 72 hours. Their operating temperatures are -25 ° C to 85 ° C. These cards will be available in May in microSD format in South Korea, United States, China, Europe and other regions. The SD format will arrive in the upcoming months.
Samsung expands its storage solutions based on solid state with two new models in M.2 and mSATA formats under the SSD 850 EVO series. This is the best in the SSD market with the new generation of 3D V-NAND memories.
The new SSD 850 EVO is offered in the new M.2 and mSATA formats. Just like the classic 2.5-inch drives, they connect to the SATA interface but with significant improvements in terms of weight, space and energy consumption, which are perfect for laptops, Ultrabooks or convertibles that have this type of connectors.
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Solid state memories have allowed reducing the sizes of storage devices to unthinkable levels till a few years ago. Currently we have a thick 7mm SSD in SATA format and even in much smaller formats such as the M.2 or mSATA. This makes it possible to provide more capacity and speed to compact devices such as laptops, but this also opens the door to creating external storage units with small sizes and speeds that would be unattainable with mechanical drives.
The new Samsung SSD T1 are a series of external SSD with capacities of 256, 512 and 1TB that are noted for offering speeds up to 450 MB/s via its USB 3.0, practically the theoretical limit that can be achieved with this type of connector.
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Samsung has announced the release of the new Solid State Units which will be replacing the 840 series and with the new generation of 3D V-AND memories used for the first time on the 850 PRO. Some chips that can surpass the density limit that the flat NAND architecture is currently facing in conventional flash memories, producing some speed, endurance and energy efficiency improvements.
The 850 EVO SDD’s are available in sizes of 120 GB, 250 GB, 500 GB, 750 GB and 1.000 GB and with prices starting going from $100 up to $500 for the 1TB model.
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Last month, we informed about an error that users began to notice on the popular Samsung SSD drives 840 Evo. A fix of the problem, which manifests a significant decrease in reading performance of the files saved a long time ago, was promised by the manufacturer to be released in the middle of October. The company successfully met the deadline and the fix is already released for download; Samsung has also stated what the cause of the problem was.
The cause of the reduced speed of reading of the old files is probably a software calibration status of each NAND cell, so it is most likely a matter of the firmware. In the course of time the cells undergo a change of their physical characteristics (voltage) and the algorithm readers must adapt to it.
Firmware of the disk 840 Evo wasn’t apparently set accordingly to this logic and the result was that the control unit, when it was reading cells with older files, was detecting errors and so it had to needlessly repeat the attempts, which ultimately lead to the decrease in speed. The new firmware (EXT0CB6Q) should eliminate all of the mentioned problems with the calibration and should also return the expected performance to the storage.
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Samsung’s S7 monitor series welcomes its two newest members: the SC770, with a 24-inch panel, FullHD resolution (1920 x 1080) and multi-touch technology with 10 detection points. It has a contrast of 1000:1, angle of view of 178 degrees and a maximum luminosity of 250 cd/m2. It features support for MHL via USB, so you can transmit video directly from a mobile device, and two 3W speakers.
Then, we have the SC750, with two variations: S24C750 (24 inches), and S27C750P (27 inches), both with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. None of these feature touch support, and their specs are identical to the SC770’s, except for the 27-inch model’s luminosity, which increases to 300 cd/m2.
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