Introducing the TransImp X3 Plus from Mukii. And it’s a lot better than a hollow chunk of aluminum with a fan glued to it. There was a chrome band that went around the front where the LCD panel is and one at the back where the enclosure comes apart to insert the HDD.
Archive for Category: "Storage"
Western Digital’s MyPassport 1TB hard drive could be the answer you’re looking for. Not only does it offer a ton of storage, but comes in a small form factor and is equipped with USB 3.0 technology.
Solid State Drives are the hottest thing in PC storage right now. Even the cheapest of SSD drives are at least twice as fast as some of the most expensive magnetic hard drives, and their access times are practically instant. Many PC enthusiasts are utilizing these fast drives as their primary boot device for a [...]
One way that I know that I’m old is when I reminisce about the first computer I ever owned, which sported a 40 MEGAbyte hard drive. By today’s standards, you can transfer a file half-way around the world over the Internet faster than these first consumer storage devices. Magnetic hard drives have been getting progressively [...]
Laptops just don’t come with enough storage space, which is one reason why ultra-portable hard drives have become so popular lately. The problem with most of them is that most of them are based on USB 2.0, and the industry has moved onto faster technologies. If you’ve already spent some money on a large hard drive, [...]
Everybody needs a lot more digital storage these days, even your grandma. Most people have tons of music, videos, photos, and documents all in digital format. An average person’s digital collection of media would easily fill several rooms if they were in a “physical” format. It’s always handy to have several portable hard drives on [...]
Some computer enthusiasts have toyed with the idea of using laptop hard drives in their desktop PC. Because of their lower noise and heat, they are perfect for small builds, home theater PCs (HTPCs), or any other computer appliance where silence is golden. I’ve even known people who set up 2.5″ hard drives in a [...]
SuperSpeed USB emerged onto the scene as an answer to the limited bandwidth of today’s current popular connectivity interface. The additional throughput is a boon for external hard drives, but most other devices aren’t fast enough to take advantage of it. With USB 3.0 external drives, you can now realistically perform intensive data transfer tasks [...]
SuperSpeed USB (otherwise known as USB 3.0) is a new standard for PC peripheral connectivity. Although Intel has been hesitant to make this interface truly standard, more and more vendors are including the technology on their motherboards, and you can even purchase add-on cards to upgrade your current system. The increase in data transfer naturally [...]
This year, give your loved one a little space. Storage space, that is. Christmas is just around the corner, and there’s no better gift for that nerd in your family than external storage for all those downloaded episodes of Heroes that are cluttering up precious hard drive space. Verbatim has once again outdone themselves on [...]
Nearly everyone has a USB drive today, but the one demographic that seems to have the most of them are students. Life would have been a lot different if I could carry around a 1-ounce piece of plastic rather than reams of ripped paper in my Trapper Keeper (which has been strewn down the hall [...]
Nearly everyone in modern society has need for portable digital storage, and therefore carry some sort of USB flash drive. They have replaced the floppy drive in terms of portable ubiquity (even Windows finally uses them to load disk drivers at install time), and it’s so convenient to be able to copy files to and [...]
I don’t know how many times I’ve needed to back up my hard drive for a reinstall of my OS and been left wanting because I didn’t have any place to put all my pictures and data. I’ve had to rewrite several articles and reviews do to exactly such a scenario. It’s a sad fact, [...]
Hard drive docks are becoming more and more popular amongst the PC enthusiast and IT crowd. These docking stations are so convenient because it lets us easily transfer data and troubleshoot drives without having to open up our cases or perform lengthy installation procedures. I myself have suspended a temporary drive from the side of [...]
Let’s face it: DVD is on the way out as a data storage medium. Don’t believe me? Do you remember when writable CDs were all the rage? I do, and I have a receipt for the $1000 2x drive to prove it. Once writeable DVDs became affordable, they were the backup medium of choice, and only [...]
I’ve always been an advocate of external devices. Except for HDD enclosures - the lack of heat dissipation on most of them makes me shudder in my Spiderman jammies. But other stuff, like thousands of Plug N’ Play USB devices out there, have always made my eyes glaze over and my tongue hang like a puppy [...]
Sometimes setting up a RAID array can be a pain in the butt. For one, professional RAID cards can be expensive. Two, many “easy RAID” features of motherboards are closed solutions. Three: cheaper solutions may not be reliable, and often require offline rebuilds when something goes wrong.. What if you want to have the redundancy [...]
Verbatim is at it again with a new line of recordable media. This time, we get a variety of colors in the form of the image-etching tool known as LightScribe. Originally they came only in the color “Gold”. I guess it wouldn’t be as flashy to call it “Vomit Yellow”, and now they have one-upped [...]
I was standing in line at a department store the other day waiting to check out. They stick such cool stuff right there at the check out counter don’t they? Magazines devoted to the inner lives of celebrities we’ll never meet and I don’t care about, Hannah Montana suckers and toys so that your kids [...]