Waze for iOS gets 'planned drives' for upcoming commutes

Article Image The iOS version of Google’s Waze navigation app has been updated with “planned drives,” allowing drivers to schedule commutes up to several days ahead of time and accomodate for traffic.

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The world’s biggest SSD has arrived: 13TB

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Fixstars has just shattered the record for SSD drives, with a 13TB monster. While it’s not for everyone (and the five-figure price tag is a bit much for most), it’s the largest single SSD ever manufactured.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/221303-the-worlds-biggest-ssd-has-arrived-at-13tb

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Samsung announces new 950 Pro SSD, with blazing read/write speeds on tap

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Samsung’s new 950 Pro family of drives will debut next month, with higher peak throughput than an array of 24 MLC drives from six years ago. Woof.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/214731-samsung-announces-new-950-pro-ssd-with-blazing-readwrite-speeds-on-tap

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Supermassive black hole observation made possible by helium hard drives

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Black hole research and helium-filled hard drives may not seem to have much in common, but storage advances are critical to astrometric observations.

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Despite claims to the contrary, HDDs aren’t going anywhere

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The price gap between hard drives and solid state drives continues to narrow, but that doesn’t mean its going away anytime soon. Expect plenty of spinning disks to ship through 2017.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/208839-despite-claims-to-the-contrary-hdds-arent-going-anywhere

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Apple enables NVM Express protocol for faster SSD performance with OS X 10.10.3

Looking to take full advantage of PCI Express solid state drives found in the latest Mac models, including the new 12-inch MacBook, Apple built support for the NVM Express SSD Interface into its most recent OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite update.



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Apple concept shows how Touch ID home button could serve as more complex input controller

The technology that drives the Touch ID home button could be used for much more than securely scanning a user’s fingerprint — a fact highlighted by a new Apple patent application published this week.



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Samsung 850 Pro review: 3D NAND and RAM caching result in the fastest, most durable SSD money can buy

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Samsung’s 850 Pro SSD is out on the market and it’s damned impressive. Combine Vertical NAND with the drive’s performance enhancing Rapid Mode, and the 850 Pro destroys all comers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/189003-samsung-850-pro-review-3d-nand-and-ram-caching-result-in-the-fastest-most-durable-ssd-money-can-buy

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The 270TB storage pod: Does Seagate or WD make the ultimate 6TB hard drive?

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Signaling that 6TB hard drives are no longer for the exclusive enjoyment of expensive enterprise-level setups, Backblaze has crammed 45 of the drives into a single enclosure to create what we believe to be the highest-density storage pod ever created — 270 terabytes of spinning platter joy in a 4U rack-mount chassis. Better yet, if you have about $15,000 to hand and a penchant for computer building, you could even build your own 270TB storage pod — Backblaze open-sources its hardware designs, so you can simply follow along.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/187834-the-270tb-storage-pod-does-wd-or-seagate-make-the-ultimate-6tb-hard-drive

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Seagate starts shipping 8TB hard drives, with 10TB and HAMR on the horizon

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Seagate, after hinting in May that it would release 8TB and 10TB hard drives in the next 12 months, has started delivering early samples of its 8TB hard drive to “major customers” (i.e. enterprise customers). Curiously, while Western Digital hit 6TB last year by filling its drives with helium, Seagate appears to be pushing the 3.5-inch spinning disk storage envelope by simply increasing areal density. Western Digital, incidentally, despite being the first to 6TB, hasn’t announced anything new since November 2013. Maybe helium wasn’t quite ready for prime time?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/186624-seagate-starts-shipping-8tb-hard-drives-with-10tb-and-hamr-on-the-horizon

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Samsung’s 850 Pro is the first consumer SSD to use 3D NAND

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Samsung’s new 850 Pro SSD is out and reviews point to great performance. The drive’s secret sauce? It’s the first consumer product to use 3D NAND chips.

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