With the move to eSATA, many consumers are looking for a way to quickly and easily clone or move their content from their current SATA or IDE disk drive to a new eSATA drive, or they may be looking for a way to connect a new eSATA drive to a USB port for quick and […]
Seagate has upped the ante for desktop external hard drives with their new FreeAgent GoFlex Desk External Drive that is available in a 4TB capacity. That’s currently the highest capacity hard drive in the industry. The 4TB version ships with USB 3.0 connectivity, but it is possible to upgrade it to use a FireWire 800 […]
Adding more storage capacity to a desktop or laptop computer used to involve having to take the computer apart and adding in the extra drive, not to mention on some computers the pain and frustration of getting to the drive to remove it. Not so anymore with all the external drives coming out on the […]
Have you ever needed a convenient way to clone several hard drives at once? Last weekend one of my computer hard drive started having a lot of problems, I contemplated buying a new computer, but I am in the process of building a sweet gaming computer and as we all know it takes time and […]
If you are like me you probably have some old hard drives lying around from computers that you no longer have or have worked on for friends and family. I know I have a hard time throwing away any computer item I have even if it is so old it will not work in today’s […]
If you have a need to move files around from computer to computer or just need an external storage drive for your numerous files then you know having an external drive is a must. And having an external hard drive that is durable, slim, fast and portable isn’t so bad either. Introducing Cirago’s USB 3.0 […]
The Cirago USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station is one of those standard external USB docks for the drive freak in all of us. If you’ve got a small pile of SATA drives collecting dust because you’ve upgraded your laptop, or desktop, or both, and you don’t really need yet another USB drive enclosure, this […]
Adding additional file storage to your desktop and laptop computers is a snap these days with the variety of USB hard drives that are on the market. Seagate is a brand that I’ve come to trust over the years, so when they asked if I would like to take a look at their FreeAgent GoFlex […]
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I rarely use the CD drive in my iMac or Macbook Pro. 99.9% of the time, I download software instead of buying CDs. And I don’t watch DVDs on my devices either. OWC has a cool product that will let you ditch your optical drive for […]
Seagate introduces the world’s first 1.5TB ultra portable external drive. The new FreeAgent GoFlex drive offers USB 3.0 connectivity that has the ability to transfer a 25GB file in under five minutes versus the 14 minutes it would take using a traditional USB 2.0 drive. 1.5TB can comfortably hold up to 60 HD movies, 750 […]
OWC just started shipping their new SSDs with the SandForce SF1232 processor. It comes in two versions. One designed for “prosumers” carrying a 3-year warranty, and another for high-performance RAID arrays with a 5-year warranty. The prosumer version comes in 60 GB to a whopping 480 GB capacity. Of course that 480 GB capacity also […]
If you’ve been worried that your portable hard drive isn’t fashionable enough, then Iomega has come to your rescue with their new Skin line of USB drives. They are offering three unique designs and 500GB capacity. These drives offer Drop Guard protection feature that helps protect the drive when dropped from up to 51″. The […]
Iomega recently announced the worldwide availability of a new generation of single-drive Iomega eGo portable and desktop hard drives, including a new smaller Compact model with up to 1TB in capacity, new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 portable and desktop models, and new high capacity FireWire® 800 Mac edition portable and desktop HDDs with up to 2TB […]
I’ve been looking for a SATA drive docking station that’s both easy to use and reasonably inexpensive. A while back I looked at the Startech unit, but it seemed more than necessary for a home application. Today I have the Cirago docking station and it may be the answer to my requirements.
Have you ever wondered if there was a device that was both a dual external drive dock AND a stand a lone duplicator? Yeah….neither have I, but I found the StarTech SATDOCK22R and will see how this niche product works and what it may do for the home computer user.
The Aegis Padlock is an external USB hard drive that is protected PIN number that you punch into the built in keypad. No software installs are required to setup your AES encrypted PIN numbers. Up to 10 different PINs and one admin PIN can be created and the drives are available in 250, 320 and […]
Seagate’s new 500GB BlackArmor PS 110 portable external hard drive with the performance kit which includes a USB 3.0 PC Card, will give you three times more speed over pokey USB 2.0. Faster is always better, so you know you want one. They are available now directly from Seagate for $179.99.
Back in the day, I was in Military Intelligence (no need try, I have heard all the jokes…..). We used some very expensive computer drive technologies to securely store classified materials digitally. This was when storage was measured in kilobytes (maybe megabytes), Photoshop 3 was just released, and a powerpoint presentation fit on a floppy […]
Earlier this year, we reviewed the Clickfree Portable Backup drive. Now they have an even smaller solution with more features. The new Clickfree C2 is a Windows and Mac OS X compatible drive. It is available in 250 or 500GB capacities and has a built in USB cable that snaps into the body when not […]
OWC has announced today its newest OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro model – the first FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0 bus powered 2.5″ portable drive offering 1TB of storage capacity in a pocket-sized portable storage solution for Mac or PC users. It features data transfer speeds up to 100MB/s and is bus powered so it can […]
The package from UPS weighed over 15 pounds! I don’t get to review a lot of things that go THUD when I put the box down, so I was excited from the start to review this drive that claims to keep your data safe in fires and floods. Plans for barbecuing the hard drive flitted […]
Verbatim has just announced their upcoming line of InSight external USB hard drives, which are unique in that they continuously display their name and available capacity on an LCD display even without power. As one would expect from a USB HDD, they are Windows and OS X compatible, but the included Nero BackItUp software is […]
Have you ever experienced a hard drive failure, losing critical data such as pictures and music? As I begin this review, my main desktop computer is currently on life support and my data is in (little) jeopardy. Fortunately, I have an external hard drive that I utilized for routine backup. So it is only fitting that I […]
We all know that to be healthy we should exercise every day and drink plenty of water. But how many of us actually take this advice instead of making excuses or saying something like “I’ll start at the first of the month…”? It’s the same thing with backing up the files on your computer. We […]
Bloated, but in a good way Western Digital’s My Book Studio Edition, My Book Mac Edition, My Book Home Edition and My Book Essential Edition models are all now available in 2 TB capacities. They aren’t using two 1 TB drives, they are using one 2 TB drive. Wowza. That’s a lot of bytes!