Storage, it always seems like we need more of it, especially with file sizes increasing for media and more importantly games. While some of you may have cases that give you ample space to load them up with hard drives there are others who have small form factor system or even work from a laptop where storage space is limited. There is where external hard drive enclosures come into place. Today we are taking a look at a pretty awesome 4-bay external hard drive enclosure that supports 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA hard drives and has both USB 3.0 and eSATA connections. The enclosure I am talking about is ICY DOCK’s ICYCube MB561U3S-4S. Let’s load it up with drives and see what we can do with it.
Go back to January 2013, and everyone thought Xi3’s Piston was going to be the one and only Steam Box. Fast forward to January 2014, and we now know that Steam Boxes are completely different than everyone’s first notion, but that doesn’t discredit Xi3’s Piston in any way. Xi3 has been hard at work for […]
Who says you can never have enough storage. Well you really can not have too much. I myself have a few different computers around my house for different tasks, and I like to back them up and also share files over the network. External hard drives and enclosures are a great tool for keeping around your house or even on the go. There are so many different enclosures and NAS boxes on the market. Some do RAID, other’s do JBOD, some can hold only 1 drive and some can go up to 4 drives. Some of the cool things with the technology of the past few years is that we now have eSATA and USB 3.0. USB 3.0 offers up to 5 Gbps while eSATA offers less speed at around 3 Gbps. So today we will be reviewing the Vantec NexStar HX2R dual SATA Hard Drive Enclosure, so stick around and see if it would make a nice addition to your desk or office.
HighPoint has released its most adaptable 4 Port storage HBA namely the RocketU 1144E. This circuit device provides remarkable performance in input/output processing and features a 3.0 USB along with 6 GB/second eSATA connectivity. This allows compatilbity with all external eSATA and 3.0 USB storage. The RocketU 1144E can be run on platforms of PCs […]
We are back with another hard drive enclosure from ICY DOCK! This enclosure is a dual bay enclosure so you will not only be able to install 2 hard drives, but also have those hard drives in a RAID configuration. The external enclosure supports 3 different connections, USB 2.0, eSATA and Firewire so no matter what system you are using this enclosure will be compatible. Installation in this enclosure takes less than a minute thanks to to tool-less design. The enclosure I am talking about is the MB662USEB-2S-1 from ICY DOCK. Read on as we take a look!
When it comes to external hard drive enclosures ICY DOCK is a name you should know. They have been making enclosures for quite some time now. Their enclosures are always quality-made and have sleek designs so you are not ashamed to have them sitting on your desk. The enclosure we are taking a look at today is no different. The MB559U3S-1S is a single-bay enclosure that not only is ultra thin, but also features two of the fastest connections available, USB 3.0 and eSATA. Read on as we take a look!
Redundant storage is something many people need and definitely appreciate, especially if you’ve had a hard drive die on you. That is never fun and neither is losing all of your data that was on your hard drive. Akitio has a cool little enclosure that will give you redundant storage with RAID support, nice protection with its aluminum design and quite a few different connection options. Did I mention it has a cool LCD display on the front that will give you information about your drives? Read on as we check it out!
Akitio is a name you may not be familiar with, but they specialize in mainly storage products. These include professional as well as consumer-grade products. Today we are taking a look at a very cool enclosure for 2.5-inch hard drives. The Taurus Mini Super-S LCM will hold two 2.5-inch hard drives, has USB 2.0, eSATA and Firewire connections, supports RAID and also has a pretty cool LCD on the front. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video.
Today we are doing our 50th unboxing! Thanks everyone for following us since we have started doing these videos! Today we are taking a look a the CRU-DataPort ToughTech Duo, which is a portable hard drive enclosure that is meant for two 2.5-inch hard drives. It offers firewire, USB and eSATA connectivity and features easy to setup RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations via the LCD on the front of the unit. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
Connectivity is king for external storage devices. The more ways a user can connect, the more ways the user can access their data in any situation. The IOCELL NetDisk SOLO NEWFAST is a sleek external hard drive enclosure offering four ways of connecting to the drive: USB, eSATA, direct Ethernet, and via a network connection. ThinkComputers has the review.