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Need More Storage? Here Are The Best Storage Devices for You

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For the last five years, consumers across the globe – on any operating system have relied on limited internal phone storage and the free cloud storage made available to them by the tech giants.  It was an interesting proposition for Indian customers but only till it was free. But now as the cloud is not free anymore, users are looking out for alternatives to get rid of monthly subscriptions. Brands such as WD and SanDisk offer a wide range of storage solutions for the smartphone users. The one-time investment against monthly subscription helps users save on their recurring expenses and allows them to travel with their data wherever they like, without the internet constraints or stressing over exceeding the budgeted GBs on the cloud.

If you too are looking out for storage solutions to transfer those photos from the cloud, here are a few quick and solid recommendations:

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe for Apple Devices

Smartphone users are in a constant conundrum when it comes to backing up their personal data. Given the number of high-quality videos and images captured, chances are high that your iPhone has reached its storage capacity in the first few months itself. A one stop hassle free solution to this is the recently launched SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe.

This is Western Digital’s first flash-drive with dual Lightning and USB Type-C connectors that allows users to save and back up their data without fuss. With an all-metal casing, it provides a sleek experience for users to seamlessly access and move files between iPhone, iPad and Mac. Furthermore, it works with USB Type-C devices, including Android smartphones. If you want to free up space and/or automatically back up your photographs, movies, documents, and contacts without the headache of a no or poor internet connection, this fresh new drive should be on your accessories list collection.

Price – The SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage variants with MSRPs of Rs 4,449, Rs 5,919 and Rs 8,999 INR respectively on Amazon India.

SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe for Type C Android Smartphones

Like the iXpand Flash Drive, the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe USB is specifically built for Type-C Android smartphones. Content creators, especially those creating over their smartphones love to keep stock of the oldest of their pictures and videos. With premium type C smartphones floating in the market with high megapixel cameras and ultra HD experience, the content created requires huge storage capacities. This device is a perfect fit for you if you own a Type-C device and love clicking and creating content.

Basis a CMR Report for Smartphone Import Tracking for Q1’21, almost 55% of smartphones feature a USB Type-C interface, which allows for quicker data transfer. The high-capacity storage solution enables content transfer between USB Type-C smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops quickly and easily. The high-performance USB 3.1 Gen 1 drive comes in a sleek all-metal casing and has a read speed of up to 150MB/s. You can now capture even more images and simply view them on all your devices!

Price – The device comes in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities, with an introductory price of INR 856 for the 32GB version and INR 11,813 for the 1TB version.

WD My Cloud Home for Shared Storage

Hundreds or thousands of images, documents, songs, and/or videos are scattered throughout our phones, several pen drives, computers, and various other storage devices. Consolidating and backing up everything is a nuisance, as things are frequently forgotten or lost. With Cloud solutions getting paid, users will look for a one stop shop for all their data and for that, WD My Cloud Home has got your back (UP)!

If you want to automate all the above while also providing home users with a central, always-on repository for all their data and gadgets, WD My Cloud Home is the closest thing you can get. It’s a great personal cloud storage device that automatically backs up data from all your devices – not just the ones wired onto your home network, but also over the Internet. You can additionally give access to your family members and use it as shared storage space while maintaining privacy at the same time. It’s like a cloud storage service, only it’s a physical box that lives in your house. You buy it once and keep it for as long as you want instead of paying a monthly membership price. You can access, upload, and share your content from anywhere with an internet connection with the My Cloud Home app.  With storage capacities ranging from 2TB all the way upto 12TB, you can save all your photographs, videos and movie collections in one place, and yes don’t forget that you can access everything saved from anywhere at any point of time seamlessly using the My Cloud Home Mobile App.

Price – Starting from Rs 12,899 for the 2TB version and available up till 12TB.

SanDisk Extreme microSDXC™ UHS-I CARD

Compact in size yet massive in terms of benefits. SD cards are rather the underdogs among other storage solutions, which provide a huge storing space for both professional and personal consumption. And furthermore, the ease of transferability in different devices at much higher speed, surely makes MicroSD cards most apt in terms of choosing them as a preferred storage device within the affordable segment.

Such is the case with SanDisk Extreme MicroSD card series which ensures extreme speeds for fast transfer, app performance, and 4K UHD,  Ideal for your Android™ smartphone, action cameras or drones. This high-performance microSD from SanDisk is equipped to perform 4K UHD video recording, full HD video, and high-resolution photos. The super-fast SanDisk Extreme microSDXC™ memory card reads up to 160MB/s and writes up to 90MB/s. Plus, it’s A2-rated, so you can get fast application performance for exceptional smartphone experience.

Another interesting added benefit that is available to users of SanDisk storage devices (be it SanDisk iXpand, Dual Drives or MicroSD cards) is the Sandisk Memory Zone App. An easy and one stop solution to file and manage storage that makes backups and freeing up space much easier for the customers.

Price – The SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card is available on Amazon.in at Rs 1,590 for 64GB and is available up to 1TB capacity at Rs 18,702.

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD Portfolio

SSDs are rapidly bringing about paradigm changes in the future of storage as they prove to be a better alternative storage solution for those who need data on the go. They’re taking the place of clunky hard disc drives (HDDs) and pricey cloud storage packages that we’ve grown accustomed to in recent years. Moreover, it’s important that your data is protected from all types of hacking, ransomware, and other threats, and it’s accessible to you always, irrespective of whether you have access to the internet or not. Specially designed for travel enthusiasts and content creators such as photographers and videographers, the SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD is a must carry device for those who don’t like to slow down.

These SSDs comes with enhanced performance of read/write speed upto 2000MB/sec allowing users to move files faster and edit right from the drive. The SanDisk Extreme SSDs have a tough rubberized coating that can withstand impacts, as well as an IP55 rating that protects it from water and dust along with added protection from shocks. This device is known for its lightspeed data transfer that comes in an extremely portable body. With high-end efficiency and a rugged weather-resistant build, these storage devices are your perfect companion for the hustlers.

Prcie – The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is available in 500GB for Rs 7,999, 1TB at Rs 12,999 and 2TB for Rs 27,499, with a 4TB model as well. Meanwhile, the PRO version is available in 1TB for Rs 19,999 and 2TB for Rs 34,999.

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Upgrade Security at Any Premise with Matrix 2MP Turret Series IP Camera

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Matrix Turret Series IP Cameras have been designed for large enterprises. The ball and socket design results in ease while installing the camera. In particular, the axis adjustment becomes easier.

Furthermore, minimum screws used while installing the camera amplifies the IR sensor’s result. Next, the back-illuminated sensors deliver crystal clear images in low-light conditions. Likewise, image enhancing technologies ensure that images are evenly balanced. 

Finally, intelligent video analytics bring out proactive responses and help deter miscreants. Not only the camera stands out in terms of performance but also it is designed using superior components. The camera has the capability to withstand harsh weather conditions due to ingress protection.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Superior Image Clarity – 0.01 Lux
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio – 73dB
  • Superlative Image Clarity with WDR – 120dB
  • H.265 Video Compression
  • Adaptive Streaming and Smart Streaming
  • Edge Storage: 512GB
  • Motion, Intrusion and Tripwire Detection
  • Ingress Protection (IP67)

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MediaTek Filogic 880 and Filogic 380 Wi-Fi 7 Platform Launched

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MediaTek announced the Filogic 880 and Filogic 380 Wi-Fi 7 platform solutions for high-bandwidth applications in the operator, retail, enterprise and consumer electronics markets. This pair of chips will be among the first Wi-Fi 7 solutions to hit the market, allowing device makers to deliver cutting-edge products with the latest connectivity technology.

Filogic 880 is a complete platform that combines a Wi-Fi 7 access point with a new advanced host processor solution to provide the industry’s best router and gateway solution for operator, retail and enterprise markets. It offers a scalable architecture that can support up to penta-band 4×4 with a maximum speed of 36Gbps. Filogic 380 is designed to bring Wi-Fi 7 connectivity to all client devices, including smartphone, tablet, TVs, notebooks, set-top boxes and OTT streaming devices. The chip’s dual concurrent 2×2 capability will be optimized “out-of-the-box” for these devices as MediaTek also supplies the corresponding platform solutions. This helps to streamline the design process, maximize performance and accelerate time-to-market.

“Our wireless connectivity solutions are designed to deliver the fastest performance using the most advanced technologies, and represent MediaTek’s commitment to drive Wi-Fi 7 adoption in a large number of new markets,” said Alan Hsu, corporate vice president and general manager of the Intelligent Connectivity business at MediaTek. “With Filogic 880 and Filogic 380, our customers can deliver fast, reliable and always-on connected experiences to meet the industry’s growing connectivity demands.”

MediaTek’s Filogic 880 combines a Wi-Fi 7 access point with a powerful application processor and network processing unit (NPU) to support maximum Wi-Fi, Ethernet and packet processing performance. The chip offers a wide range of interfaces and peripherals, making it easy to customize designs for various end products and applications.

The Filogic 880 platform includes a 6nm Wi-Fi 7 access point solution with:

  • Support for key Wi-Fi 7 technologies such as 4096-QAM, 320MHz, MRU and MLO
  • Flexibility to scale to penta-band 36Gbps speeds
  • Support up to 10Gbps in one channel
  • Support for OFDMA RU, MU-MIMO and MBSSID


In addition to its Wi-Fi 7 capabilities, the Filogic 880 platform also provides a powerful host processor, which includes a quad-core Arm Cortex-A73 application processor and an advanced NPU. Key features include:

  • An advanced hardware network full off-load engine on both Wi-Fi and Ethernet interface
  • A built-in networking crypto engine (EIP-197) for accelerating IPSec, SSL/TLS, DTLS (CAPWAP), SRTP and MACsec
  • Support for high-speed interfaces (5Gbps USB and 10Gbps PCI-Express), UART, SD, SPI, PWM, GPIO and OTP for rich platform customization opportunities

The Filogic 380 is a stand-alone, single-chip 6nm Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3 combo solution designed to deliver best-in class connectivity. It is optimized for smartphones, TVs, notebooks, set-top boxes, OTT streaming devices and many other consumer electronics devices that are powered by MediaTek SoCs.

Key features of the Filogic 380 include:

  • Support for key Wi-Fi 7 technologies such as 4096-QAM, 320MHz, MRU and MLO
  • Support for MLO offering up to 6.5Gbps speeds
  • Support up to 5Gbps in one channel
  • Support for 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz bands
  • Support for dual 2×2 radios for dual-band simultaneous operation
  • Latest Bluetooth 5.3 with LE Audio

MediaTek has been involved in the development of the Wi-Fi 7 standard since its inception, and the company is one of the first adopters of Wi-Fi 7 technology. The rollout of Wi-Fi 7 will mark the first time that Wi-Fi can be a true wireline/Ethernet replacement for super high-bandwidth applications; Wi-Fi 7 technology will be the backbone of home, office and industrial networks and provide seamless connectivity for everything from multi-player AR/VR applications to cloud gaming and 4K calls to 8K streaming and beyond.

MediaTek will be demonstrating its Filogic Wi-Fi 7 platform solutions for both access point and client ecosystems at Computex 2022, which will be held from May 24 to May 27 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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MSI Brings its Latest AMD X670 Motherboards Lineup

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MSI announced that the new MEG X670E GODLIKE, MEG X670E ACE, MPG X670E CARBON WIFI and PRO X670-P WIFI to the brand-new AMD X670 Motherboard product lineup. These new X670 motherboards come with support for the upcoming AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Series processors. We always make sure our goal is to bring every new product as exciting as possible, especially with the new AMD processors and platform. As a world-leading motherboard brand, MSI wants to offer nothing but excitement.  Integrated with the newest technologies and packed full of features, MSI is ready to move into the next generation. Let us introduce you to our brand new X670 motherboards. 

AMD Ryzen 7000 Series processors are the first to use the 5nm FinFET process from TSMC as well as introducing a brand-new platform and socket from AMD. AMD Ryzen 7000 Series processors bring new features like PCIe 5.0, DDR5 Memory support and much more!  The X670 chipset is divided into two segments – X670 Extreme and X670. X670E supports PCIe 5.0 through both the PCIe slot and M.2 slot whereas X670 motherboards support PCIe 5.0 through the M.2 slot exclusively. In addition to PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 support, all MSI X670E & X670 motherboards specification have been upgraded including rear USB Type-C will now support up to Display Port 2.0 output*1. Even more, MEG motherboards’ front USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C will support 60W Power Delivery.  The VRM design has also been upgraded with up to 24+2 Power Phases with 105A Smart Power Stage. 

Adopted the brand-new ID concept, both Gaming and PRO series motherboards represent its identity. To synchronize the aesthetic look and perfectly match with the different product lines, especially with DIY components, the Product Identity is ready on the X670 motherboard.  X670E Gaming motherboard comes with neat feature designs that further ease your way to enhance your motherboard.  MSI have the exclusive M-Vision Dashboard that allows amazing customization with a touch of a finger to see more detail visual aspect of your motherboard status.  A few new features that come along with our X670E Motherboards are screw-less M.2 Shield Frozr as well as MSI’s patent pending M.2 Shield Frozr with magnetic design to help upgrade or installing M.2 SSD with ease*2.  As well as a smart button in the rear I/O panel for even more customization from entering safe boot, turn on/off all RGB LEDs or activate Turbo Fan. All MSI X670 motherboards will support ARGB Gen2 devices, RGB fanatics will have more options to make their brand-new PC shine even brighter.

Our MEG Series have more features than ever on our MEG X670E GODLIKE and MEG X670E ACE motherboards. The MEG Series adopt E-ATX PCB size and have up to 24+2 VRM phases with 105A Smart Power Stage. They are cooled by a Stacked fin array design heatsink as a well as a heat-pipe to dissipate heat effectively while maintaining at peak performance. There is also a MOSFET baseplate for more heat dissipation for the VRM while the Metal backplate is there to help protect the PCB as well as keeping the rigidity of the board. The MEG Series motherboards are equipped with up to 4 onboard M.2 slots including 1 M.2 PCIe 5.0 x4 slot and a M.2 XPANDER-Z GEN5 DUAL add-on card inside the box for 2 additional PCIe 5.0 x4 M.2 slots for ultimate experience. 

Be Ahead, Pop Your Style – MPG Series

The MPG Series enjoys extraordinary upgrades for the new AMD platform. With the use of carbon black color scheme, MPG X670E CARBON WIFI is steadier than before. This motherboard features 2 PCIe 5.0 x16 slots and 4 M.2 slots that are split into 2 M.2 PCIe 5.0 x4 and 2 PCIe 5.0 x4. It comes with 18+2 VRM power phases with 90A and cooled by Extended heatsink design. Featured the latest specifications, you will definitely be satisfied with a unique aesthetic finish from the Chipset Heatsink to the VRM Heatsink on the MPG X670E CARBON WIFI.

Be Ahead, Pop Your Style – MPG Series

The MPG Series enjoys extraordinary upgrades for the new AMD platform. With the use of carbon black color scheme, MPG X670E CARBON WIFI is steadier than before. This motherboard features 2 PCIe 5.0 x16 slots and 4 M.2 slots that are split into 2 M.2 PCIe 5.0 x4 and 2 PCIe 5.0 x4. It comes with 18+2 VRM power phases with 90A and cooled by Extended heatsink design. Featured the latest specifications, you will definitely be satisfied with a unique aesthetic finish from the Chipset Heatsink to the VRM Heatsink on the MPG X670E CARBON WIFI. 

Business Elegance – PRO Series 

The PRO Series might be the best in popularity for enterprises and creators. With the 14+2 Phases Duet Rail Power System and dual 8-pin CPU power connectors, the PRO X670-P WIFI will tackle any task with ease. The PRO Series does come equipped with 1 M.2 PCIe 5.0 x4 slot, 2.5G LAN and Wi-Fi 6E solution, which can speed through your work with breeze. The linear design matches your office or studio in every possible way for a more unified look.

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