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New WD My Passport Wireless is a backup hard drive that streams to smartphones and more

on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

I’m not a very good geek because I don’t have a backup of my backups. I use an Apple Time Capsule with a WD USB drive hanging off of it. Lately that drive has been acting a little wonky, so it’s time to replace it AND come up with a strategy for backing up that backup, preferably offsite.Read More…


NewerTech miniStack MAX 2.0TB 7200RPM “Quad Interface” Storage Solution review

on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews

Back in May, I posted a news item about the Newer Technology miniStack MAX.  As I said in that post, the miniStack MAX is “an external drive, SD card reader, one charging-only USB-A port, 2 USB 3.0 A ports, one USB 3.0 B port, eSATA port, 2 Firewire 800 ports, and an optical drive withRead More…


NewerTechnology’s miniStack Max four-in-one storage, data access, and connectivity solution

on Monday, May 6th, 2013
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

Man, I wish I hadn’t recently bought the Apple USB SuperDrive for my Mac mini.  In this “I coulda had a V-8″ moment, I realize I could have added an external drive, SD card reader, one charging-only USB-A port, 2 USB 3.0 A ports, one USB 3.0 B port, eSATA port, 2 Firewire 800 ports,Read More…


Elgato’s Thunderbolt SSD is Lightning Fast!

on Friday, March 9th, 2012

Got a Mac with the new Thunderbolt port?  Then Elgato’s Thunderbolt Solid State Drive is the perfect accessory to plug into it.  This portable port-powered solid state drive goes at speeds of 270 MB/s.  That transfer rate is blazingly fast compared to the slow 35 MB/s that USB 2.0 gives or the 80 MB/s thatRead More…


Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Drive and eSATA Upgrade Cable Review

on Friday, October 8th, 2010

My laptop has a lot of very important things on it.  I have documents that I created or scanned in.  I have tons of music that I bought from iTunes or invested hours ripping from CDs.  I have hundreds of ebooks.  We switched to digital cameras years ago, so most of the pictures I haveRead More…


HyperDrive iPad Hard Drive

on Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

The HyperDrive iPad Hard Drive from HyperShop is the first hard drive that works with the iPad.  You connect the HyperDrive to the iPad with the Apple camera connect kit, and you can transfer photos, videos, or any other file to the iPad from the HyperDrive.  You can also directly backup memory cards at speeds upRead More…