ADATA has a brand new drive on their hands in the DashDrive Elite UE700. The UE700 is a USB 3.0 flash drive, but is of course backwards compatible with USB 2.0 as well. With USB 3.0 connectivity ADATA says you should see transfer speeds up to 200 MB/sec read and 100 MB/sec write. The UE700 is housed in an aluminum casing and is available in 16, 32 and 64GB models.
The WD My Passport drives have been around for quite sometime now. They provide fast and easy backup and storage whether you are on the go or at your desk. Just about two years ago we took a look at the My Passport Essential SE 1TB drive. WD is back with a new My Passport drive that offers a new enclosure design, backup and encryption software, 5 color choices and capacities up to 2TB. The My Passport Essential SE has been a fixture in my mobile computing setup, but will it soon be replaced by the newer My Passport? Read on as we take a look…
Transferring files between 2 computers has been made extremely easy for a while now with flash drives. These devices are small enough to fit in our pocket, deliver fast transfer speeds, and can hold quite a lot of data. Today we are taking a look at one of Kingston’s latest flash drives. Announced this year at CES the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 is a USB 3.0 drive that features read speeds of up to 150 MB/s and write speeds up to 70 MB/s. The drive has a solid metal matte finish and retractable design that protects the USB connection when it is not in use. Today we have the 64GB version on hand to see what it can do!
Mushkin was showing a full lineup of products this year at CES. They first showed us their 960GB Chronos SATA 6GB/s solid state drive. It is actually 2 SATA drives interlinked in a RAID 0 configuration so you will not lose any performance. Mushkin’s 480GB mSATA drive meets JEDEC specifications. This is made possible by the interconnects on the drive. What is really cool about it is that you can take it apart! Finally Mushkin showed us their new performance memory and a prototype of their new USB 3.0 flash drive, which will be one of the fastest available when it launches.
We sat down with David from Kingston to discuss some of their latest offerings for 2013. The big announcement from Kingston was their 1TB (yes 1 Terabyte!) DataTraveler HyperX Predator USB 3.0 flash drive. This is currently the worlds largest USB flash drive! It is currently available in a 512GB capacity and the 1TB version will be released very soon. It boasts speeds of 240MB/s read and 160MB/s write. Kingston also showed us their new 10th anniversary HyperX modules, which have a very sleek heatspreader. Finally Kingston has the DataTravler Ultimate USB 3.0 flash drive. Read on to check out our video coverage.
We have so many devices that we access data from these days. It is not just our computer anymore. Many people are using their smartphone or tablet as their only device for computing. While these devices can do what many people want them do they are limited at how much storage space they actually have. Wireless storage is nothing new, network attached storage devices have been out for quite a long time, but they also lack one thing…portability. This is where Patriot’s Gauntlet Node Wireless Enclosure comes in. This enclosure supports 2.5-inch hard drives, is small enough to take with you, has its own power source and allows you to stream content to up to 8 different devices wirelessly. Read on and to see if this is the device you need at add to your mobile arsenal.
Today LaCie announced its best-selling hard drive, the d2, now features USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt connectivity together with the latest 4TB 7200rpm hard drives. The LaCie d2 USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series enables professionals to complete their work faster with ample capacity for large files sizes. Plus, with universal connectivity projects are never derailed by incompatibility.
When it comes to portable hard drives there are two things you always want. You want the drive to be small enough it is easy to carry around with you and you want the transfer feed to be fast. Today we are taking a look at a portable hard drive that not only is thin and easy to carry with you and is super fast it also looks awesome. I am talking about ADATA’s DashDrive Elite HE720. The HE720 is the world’s first 8.9mm ultra-thin external hard drive. It features USB 3.0 connectivity for super fast transfer speeds and has a stainless steel casing with 9H scratch resistance. Read on as we check this drive out.
Drobo, maker of award-winning data storage products for businesses and professionals, today announced the general availability and shipping of the Drobo Mini and Drobo 5D. The Drobo Mini and 5D products are the industry’s first storage arrays to include high-speed Thunderbolt connectivity, USB 3.0, automated tiering that supports solid state drives (SSDs), enhanced reliability features and true storage-array portability. The new products are designed to intelligently and seamlessly use high-performance SSDs with hard disk drives (HDDs) to rapidly accelerate workflows for creative professionals managing rich-media catalogs and Mac enthusiasts who need fast, high-capacity and portable storage.
I have reviewed quite a few cases in my time and there are always two things that cases do not have, which are extremely common and many people use them on a daily basis, a card reader and USB 3.0 ports. With all of our gadgets that use different types of storage cards I am actually surprised that we do not see more card readers on cases. As far as USB goes USB 2.0 still rules the game and we occasionally see cases with a USB 3.0 port, but it is still not that often. NZXT has a great solution that gives you both a card reader and USB 3.0 ports in a single 5.25-inch bay device! Interested? Let’s take a look!
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