Adoptable Storage is a feature that has been available on most Android devices since the introduction of version 6.0 Marshmallow back in 2015. It allows users to use microSD cards as additional storage for apps, rather than just external storage for media and documents.For some reason, Samsung never adopted this feature, despite the benefits it offers low-end users. As spotted by SamMobile, though, a post on the forums of XDA Developers has revealed that the feature may soon make its way to Galaxy-branded smartphones.More specifically, the Android 9 Pie update for the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and Galaxy Note 9 will enable the feature for users. It was found in the software’s leaked builds but doesn’t work perfectly at the moment – it crashes when the used storage reaches 40%. Nevertheless, with the beta program for this software just around the corner, users should soon be able to take advantage of it.As Samsung begins rolling out the latest Android build to more … [Read more...] about Samsung’s Android 9 Pie update may also bring adoptable storage
The Android Pie update for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 may bring a new feature that was, er, introduced to Android three years ago. Yes, we’re talking about adoptable storage, which came to Android with Marshmallow back in 2015. Adoptable storage allows a phone to treat the internal and external storage as one unified storage, and Samsung chose to exclude the feature on its devices, citing the fact that adoptable storage is mostly just beneficial for budget phones. But it may finally come to Galaxy devices with Android Pie.Adoptable storage finally arriving on Galaxy devicesThe leaked Galaxy Note 9 Pie firmware has the option to format the microSD card and use it for extended phone storage. This was discovered by one of the members of the XDA Developers forums. It doesn’t work properly at the moment, but that should change on the final version of Pie (or on the beta versions that Samsung will release for the Galaxy S9 and S9+).Samsung may be too late with bringing … [Read more...] about Samsung may bring adoptable storage support with Android Pie update
In Berlin, The Linux Foundation, announced over 30 global technology leaders have formed a new foundation to support the Ceph open-source, unified distributed storage system project community: The Ceph Foundation. Ceph is a unified distributed storage system. It provides applications with object, block, and file system interfaces. Ceph is also a software-defined storage (SDS) program. It's designed to run on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. Behind the scenes, Ceph uses an Object Store to store data. Within it, each piece of data is stored in a flat, non-hierarchical namespace and identified by an arbitrary, unique identifier. Each item's metadata are stored along with the data itself.Also: Linux adds a code of conduct for programmers Ceph stores your data on a Ceph Block Device (CBD). This is a virtual drive that can be attached to bare-metal or virtual machine (VM) Linux-based servers. To manage its storage, Ceph uses the Ceph Reliable Autonomic Distributed Object Store … [Read more...] about Ceph open-source storage takes an organizational step forward
Let's talk storage. Do you work with video files? Images? Audio? That stuff seems to grow exponentially, probably because it's so damn easy to create. (I'm looking at you, phones capable of capturing 4K video.)How about a game console -- got one of those? Now you need as much storage as humanly possibly to store your growing game collection, downloadable content and so on.External drives don't come much bigger, or cheaper, than this: For a limited time, and while supplies last, GameStop has the Western Digital Elements 4TB desktop USB 3.0 hard drive for $71.97 -- the lowest price I've seen.See it at GameStopWhat more can I say except four terabytes for 72 dollars. Okay, I'll add that it's a USB 3.0 drive, which it would have to be -- a USB 2.0 interface would be cruel and unusual punishment (though it does support that if, for some reason, you have no 3.0 ports).The drive has a 4.7-star review average from nearly 50 customers, suggesting that if you're pairing this with a console, you … [Read more...] about 4 terabytes of storage for $72
Best answer: NVIDIA is phasing out the Shield TV Pro, which offers 500GB of internal storage. It's still available for sale, but NVIDIA is moving forward with the 16GB Shield TV, which is just as capable for all your streaming and gaming needs with software updates offering improved support for mounting external drives as internal storage. Ask yourself if 500GB is worth $100 Between the NVIDIA Shield TV and the outgoing NVIDIA Shield TV Pro, there's really only one differentiating factor — well, two if you include the price difference. The Shield TV Pro was marketed as a Home Media Server and included 500GB of internal storage for storing all your media for Plex or Kodi — but it also adds $100 to the final price. Meanwhile, if you forgo the gaming controller bundle, you can get a base NVIDIA Shield TV for just $179, with a bundle currently offered on Amazon that includes the new Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) as a free gift. With the way that most popular media streaming apps … [Read more...] about Which storage size should you get for NVIDIA Shield TV?