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.
External hard drive enclosures are nothing new, we have seen them since the USB 1.0 days. Now that USB 3.0 is becoming standard on most motherboards and cases we are seeing many USB 3.0 external hard drive enclosures coming out. One such external hard drive enclosure is the Goliath from Hornettek. This is a larger external hard drive enclosure as the name Goliath suggests so it will fit a 3.5-inch hard drive. Let’s check it out and see what is all about.
We’ve all done it, spent long hours at night working on a project on our computers. If you are working at night with no other lights on besides the light on your monitor your eyes can easily become strained. There have been many tests and studies that have confirmed this. There have also been studies on illumination around a display and they have concluded that back illumination of a display causes less eye strain and eye fatigue. I don’t know that many displays that offer this feature, so SoundScience has come up with a simple fix, the Halo 6 LED Lighting Kit. Let’s take a look at see what it’s all about.
We all know NZXT for making some great cases, cases that offer many features, but are not that expensive. Over the past year NZXT has released some really interesting products like the USB Expansion System and Sleeved LED Kit that are simple products which do their job. Today we will be looking at another simple product that when you think of it, you are probably going say, “Why haven’t we seen something like this before”. Today’s product is the Bunker USB Locking Device and it does a great job at securing USB devices at LAN parties or schools where they could be stolen. Let’s take a look…
External hard drives are great, especially for people who do not want to open their system up to add more storage. They are also very useful for people whose main system is a laptop and adding extra internal storage is not an option. Western Digital is one of the big storage companies we all know and their My Book drives have been out for quite a while. They have recently released the My Book 3.0 drives, which feature SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity. Today we will be checking out the 1TB version of the drive, let’s see if it is perfect for your storage needs.
IRVINE, Calif., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Western Digital® (NYSE: WDC), the world’s leader in external storage solutions, today introduced its My Book® Studio Edition™ II dual-drive storage system with a massive 6 terabytes (TB) of storage to meet the capacity needs of today’s creative pros and Mac® enthusiasts who create, store, edit and archive large HD video and photo files. The new capacity provides users 33 percent more storage than the previous capacity, while maintaining the same footprint.
Combining its extended 6 TB storage capacity and compatibility with Apple® Time Machine®, the new My Book Studio Edition II drive becomes an instant storage solution for a variety of professions including art and design, photography, legal and medical, and a host of other small businesses.
External DVD/CD drives are nothing new, but over the past year they have been becoming a little more popular. This is probably because of the increased sales in netbooks and slim laptops. I do prefer a small, slim notebook to a larger one and honestly I rarely use an optical drive. But there are some things you just need an optical drive for, like OS installs and making audio CD’s. Lite-On has sent us a very slim 8x USB DVD/CD writer to check out, the eNAU608. Let’s take a look and see if it is the perfect drive for your netbook or slim laptop.
HANNOVER, Germany — March 1st, 2011 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the Flash Voyager® USB 3.0 family of USB flash drives.
The new Flash Voyager USB 3.0 models bring SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance to the Flash Voyager family, and share the same durable rubber housing and stylish looks that have made the Flash Voyager family a favorite of consumers looking for fast, reliable, and portable data storage. All Flash Voyager USB 3.0 models are shockproof, water-resistant, backward compatible with USB 2.0/USB 1.1, and provide easy plug-and-play compatibility with most operating systems.
AOC International, the modern descendant of Admiral, is a maker of fine display products for TV and computers alike. This year, AOC highlighted its Breeze tablet. This 800×600 8″ resistive screen tablet features Android 2.1 and retails for $179. It sports a USB port for mass storage connection, a microSD slot, and 4 GB of internal storage with 256 MB of RAM for its Rockchip processor. No cellular data, just WiFi (802.11b/g). The battery life for this 1.1 lb device is approximately six hours for video playback or 12 hours for audio. It supports orientation switching, too.
I visited the suite of Phillips and Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS) to see the company’s Plextor and Lite-On products for the new year. First is the eNAU608, Lite-On’s “most personalized drive”. It’s an external, slim, USB 8x DVD writer with LightScribe and LabelTag functionality. Users can swap out inserts inside the top area in order to identify the drive as theirs. They can also print their own using packaged software. The drive is available now for $59.
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