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Thecus N2310 NAS Server review

on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews

The “cloud”, a mystical place where we can store and access information from almost anywhere with almost any type of device. The thing is, I have a few issues with the cloud or at least the commercial free service offered by several outlets. My first issue is the security and availability of the data IRead More…

StarTech Portable eSATA USB to SATA Standalone HDD Hard Drive Duplicator Dock

StarTech Portable eSATA USB to SATA Standalone HDD Hard Drive Duplicator Dock Product Review

By: Brett Cooper
on Monday, December 26th, 2011

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 andRead More…

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Seagate Announces 4TB External Hard Drive

on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

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 800Read More…

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Seagate GoFlex Slim USB 3.0 + USB 2.0 320 GB Ultra Portable Hard Drive Review

By: James Goforth
on Friday, April 29th, 2011

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 theRead More…

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StarTech SATA 4-Bay Hard Drive Docking Station Review

By: James Goforth
on Thursday, March 17th, 2011
Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews

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 andRead More…

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Unitek USB 3.0 SATA HDD Dock with One Touch Backup Review

By: James Goforth
on Monday, February 7th, 2011

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’sRead More…

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Cirago USB 3.0 Portable Storage Review

on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

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 3.0Read More…

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Cirago USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station Review

on Saturday, November 20th, 2010

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, thisRead More…

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Hard Drives Review

on Monday, November 15th, 2010

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 GoFlexRead More…

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Add a 2nd internal HD to your Mac mini or iMac

on Sunday, October 31st, 2010

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 forRead More…

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Seagate puts 1TB in your Pocket

on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

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, 750Read More…

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OWC Ships Extreme Pro SSD

on Thursday, July 15th, 2010
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

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 alsoRead More…

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Iomega Shows Some Skin with Exciting New Portable Hard Drives

on Monday, June 21st, 2010

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″. TheRead More…

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New Iomega eGo hard drive models

on Friday, June 4th, 2010

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 2TBRead More…

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Cirago Hard Drive Docking Station with Card Reader CDD1000 Review

on Monday, May 24th, 2010
Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews

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.

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StarTech SATDOCK22R USB to SATA Standalone Hard Drive Dock Duplicator Review

on Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews

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.

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Keypad Protected USB Hard Drive

on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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 andRead More…

Step up to USB 3.0 with a Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 External HD

on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

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.

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CRU-DataPort’s SecureDock Review

on Monday, November 9th, 2009

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 floppyRead More…

Lose your Sidekick data? Don’t let the same thing happen to your PC – Clickfree C2

on Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

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 notRead More…

Is that 1TB in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

on Thursday, October 1st, 2009

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 canRead More…

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IoSafe Solo USB Hard Drive with Disaster Protection Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
Posted in: Computer Gear

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 flittedRead More…

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Verbatim announces InSight external HDD

By: Andy Simmons
on Monday, August 17th, 2009

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 isRead More…

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Rebit 1 TB Multi-PC Backup USB Hard Drive Review

By: Ryan Preston
on Monday, July 6th, 2009
Posted in: Computer Gear

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 IRead More…

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Seagate Replica PC Backup Appliance Review

on Thursday, April 30th, 2009

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. WeRead More…