Hard Drive

brando-microsd-raid

This adapter from Brando looks like an interesting solution to replace or create more storage for a computer that uses 2.5 inch SATA hard drives. It's a micro SD to SATA 22-pin converter card card that has been designed to use up to 10 micro SD cards. Once installed, the it appears as an ordinary [...]

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sata-usbc

Are you the owner of a shiny new 2015 Apple MacBook with the USB Type-C port? As you're building up your collection of USB Type-C accessories, the USB 3.1 Type-C to SATA Combo Adapter from Brando is a handy device that you might want to consider adding to your gadget toolbox. Although flash storage is [...]

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Inateck Adapter - 02

My overflowing drawer of semi-obsolete computer parts and cables contains a number of hard drives from old computers. I hold on to them partly to keep any personal data under my control, but also because “you never know” when I might need to recover that data, or maybe even find a way to repurpose an old hard [...]

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Thecus N2310 NAS server-1

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 I [...]

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

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 [...]

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goflex-desk

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 [...]

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Snap9

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 [...]

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startech-sata-1

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 [...]

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brando-hd-1

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 [...]

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Cirago Harddrive 01

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 [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
cirago-usb-dock-review-01

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 [...]

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seagate-goflex-11

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 [...]

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owc-datadoubler

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 [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, News
seagate-1tb

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 [...]

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PR_extremessdPRO510

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 [...]

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