Archive for Category: "Storage"

MUKii TransImp X3 Drive Enclosure Review

MUKii TransImp X3 Drive Enclosure Review

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.

Western Digital MyPassport 1TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive

Western Digital MyPassport 1TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive

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.

Silverstone 2.5-inch SATA Hot-Swap Adapter

Silverstone 2.5-inch SATA Hot-Swap Adapter

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 […]

Corsair Force F40 40GB SSD Review

Corsair Force F40 40GB SSD Review

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 […]

Seagate GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive Kit

Seagate GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive Kit

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, […]

Seagate FreeAgent Go 500GB Portable Hard Drive

Seagate FreeAgent Go 500GB Portable 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 […]

i-Star BPU-2535V2 Dual 2.5 to 3.5-inch Enclosure Review

i-Star BPU-2535V2 Dual 2.5 to 3.5-inch Enclosure Review

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 […]

Vantec NexStar3 NST-380S3 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Enclosure

Vantec NexStar3 NST-380S3 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Enclosure

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 […]

Rosewill RX358 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure

Rosewill RX358 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure

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 […]

Vantec SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI-e Host Card Review

Vantec SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI-e Host Card Review

  Computer technology never stands still for long.  It wasn’t that long ago that USB took over as the de facto standard for PC computer peripherals, and has evolved into the standard data path for hard drives, cameras, and just about everything else you can think of.  USB 2.0 is well and good, but it still doesn’t […]

Verbatim Insight 500GB Portable Hard Drive Review

Verbatim Insight 500GB Portable Hard Drive Review

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 […]

Verbatim Tuff Clip 8GB Flash Drive Review

Verbatim Tuff Clip 8GB Flash Drive Review

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 […]

Verbatim Store n Go Micro 4GB Flash Drive Review

Verbatim Store n Go Micro 4GB Flash Drive Review

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 […]

Verbatim Quad-Interface eHDD

Verbatim Quad-Interface eHDD

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, […]

iStar xAGE-N99-SAU Hard Drive Docking Station Review

iStar xAGE-N99-SAU Hard Drive Docking Station Review

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 […]

Verbatim BD-R and BD-RE BluRay Media Review

Verbatim BD-R and BD-RE BluRay Media Review

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 […]

SunbeamTech SATA Dock

SunbeamTech SATA Dock

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 […]

SansDigital MobileStor MS2UTN+ RAID Enclosure Review

SansDigital MobileStor MS2UTN+ RAID Enclosure Review

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 LightScribe Color DVD-R Review

Verbatim LightScribe Color DVD-R Review

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 […]

iLogic 1GB Flash Drive Review

iLogic 1GB Flash Drive Review

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 […]