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!
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!
Today LaCie announced that its professional 2big and 4big Quadra multi-bay RAID solutions, designed by Neil Poulton, now feature USB 3.0 technology. LaCie completely re-engineered these external storage solutions for optimized performance with new Mac computers. Thanks to UAS (USB-Attached SCSI Protocol) compatibility and 7200rpm hard drives, these products reach speeds up to 210MB/s and 245MB/s respectively. With these speeds the user can transfer 10GB of data in less than one minute.
Intel’s X79 platform has been out for a little while now. This platform is the real high-end when it comes to gaming and CPU-intensive tasks. ASUS has quite a few different X79 motherboards to choose from. Today we will be taking a look at their P9X79 Pro Motherboard. This board sits in the middle of ASUS’s P9X79 boards with the P9X79 LE ($229) and P9X79 ($259) boards being below it and the P9X79 Deluxe ($359) and P9X79 WS ($379) being at the high end. With a price point of $299 the P9X79 Pro sits right in the middle. The board features quad-channel memory support, an all digital power design, SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 support, ASUS’s UEFI BIOS, ASUS SSD caching and much more. Read on as we take a look…
In Win is a company known for its unique style of cases, but today we’ll be looking at a rather non-stylish case by the company. It offers two USB 3.0 ports and even supports up to two SSD’s, in addition to the six 3.5” drive bays. Keeping this case simple helps keep bring down the price of the case, but will this drop in style equal a drop in overall quality? Read on further to find out.
If you travel at all or take your laptop with you anywhere you most likely have a portable hard drive. Most of these drives are normal and do not offer that much protection. Drop them once and they normally are toast! For those looking for something that it is going to last through the drops, rain and other conditions you may want to check out the Rugged Portable Hard Drive from ioSafe. We’ve put this hard drive through everything and it keeps on going! Read on as we check out this practically indestructible hard drive!
When I hear the name MSI I mainly think of video cards and motherboards, but to many people’s surprise they make quite a few different products and one of them happens to be cases. Today we are checking out their Stealth Mid Tower Case. This case features a very sleek design, lots of cooling, USB 3.0 support, USB charging port and tool-less installation for both your hard drives and optical drives. Is this case going to make MSI a name you think about when looking for a new case? Read on to find out!
Today we’re looking at Hornettek’s “SHARK” 2.5-inch SATA drive enclosure. You take your existing 2.5” drive and put in the enclosure and voila! Portable drive! The SHARK utilizes USB 3.0 technology, giving it an edge over comparable products still using USB 2.0. Crafted from Aluminum, the enclosure is definitely one designed with the aesthetic-oriented tech crowd in mind. Keeping this in mind, does it keep up in terms of performance too? Read on to find out more..