Storage Hardware and Software Category Archive

TEAMGROUP T-Create Classic TB3 SSD Review

Without a doubt, technology can sometimes be hard to keep up with. If a few years back we were happy to use basic SD and SSD drives for our everyday storage needs, they are too slow and simply inadequate to use on modern cameras and computers. Now all the talk...

Acer SC900 SDXC UHS-II Memory Card Review

With so many different manufacturers entering the memory card storage space, we are seeing an abundance of choices for all types, sizes, and speeds of memory cards. While most are targeted for general everyday needs, some are made for more specialized types of photography and videography. Acer's latest SDXC memory...

Samsung PRO Plus SD Card Review

Samsung continues to push for newer and faster storage for photographers. Its most recent release in the form of the Samsung PRO Plus SD cards is specifically designed for professional photographers seeking weather-proof, fast and reliable storage over the older UHS-I interface. This "Pro Approved" product is supposed to deliver...

Lexar 128 GB CFexpress Memory Card Review

With the release of fast NVMe PCIe-based storage on our computers, we have gotten used to their incredible transfer speeds. Camera manufacturers have been catching up with the latest technology, and thanks to their efforts, we now have cameras with XQD and CFexpress memory card slots as well. As an...

Storage Considerations for Photographers

Many photographers and videographers often rely on using local storage within their computers to store media files. Once their computer drives fill up, they often end up purchasing external hard drives to offload some or all of the data, segregating the data and making it difficult for quick access and...

Understanding Memory Cards

No matter what digital camera you shoot with nowadays, you must have some kind of storage where your media is going to be saved to. While some devices like phones and tablets often come with some built-in memory, you will often find yourself looking for ways to expand that storage...

How to Reduce Your Photo Storage Needs

As a landscape and travel photographer, I take a boatload of pictures. Sometimes I take a series of shots when I do not want to miss a moment. Other times, I take multiple shots to properly expose a scene or to capture a panorama. The result of it all is...

Gnarbox 2.0 SSD Review

It has been over a year since I reviewed the original Gnarbox and criticized it for its sub-par performance and overall reliability. Since then, the Gnarbox team released the new "2.0" version of the unit, which promises to be significantly improved over its predecessor. In this review, we will take...

ioSafe Solo Hawk Rugged SSD Review

The ioSafe Solo Hawk is an external SSD drive that is built to withstand some of the harshest conditions a storage device could endure. Build to military standards, the drive is waterproof (up to 10 feet for 72 hours), crush-proof (up to 2500 pounds), drop-proof (up to 10 feet) and...

QNAP TS-453BT3 Review

In this in-depth review of the QNAP TS-453BT3, we will go through the pros and cons of this 4-bay storage array and see how well it works for photography and videography needs. While there are many large and advanced storage arrays out there (some of which we reviewed in the...