Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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WD My Passport SSD

WD My Passport SSD 1TB Review

Fast portable storage is something that is almost necessary these days, especially for content creators. If you have ever tried to edit 4K video on a slow drive you know exactly what I am talking about. Fast portable drives are also great for moving data, and no one wants to wait around for file transfers! WD's fastest portable drive solution is their My Passport SSD, which is a true solid state drive that makes use of a USB 3.1 connection for the fastest speeds possible. Available in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities the My Passport SSD boasts transfer speeds of up to 515 MB/s! Let's see if this drive is the perfect gift for the media creator on the go!

WD My Book Duo 20TB External Hard Drive

WD My Book Duo 20TB External Hard Drive Review

WD's line of My Book external hard drives have been around for quite a long time. Today we are checking out their latest My Book Duo drive, which if you can guess by the name features two drives. With two drives you can either run them in RAID-0 mode for super-fast speed, or switch to RAID-1 for redundancy as the drives will mirror each other. The WD My Duo is the perfect thing for someone who is looking for large capacity storage without having to setup a NAS or install drives themselves. This is a USB 3.1 drive so you can connect it to any PC or Mac for easy backups and file sharing. WD is offering this drive in capacities from 4TB all the way up to 20TB. They have sent us the 20TB model so lets see what it can do!

ADATA SE730H External Solid State Drive

ADATA SE730H External Solid State Drive Review

>Fast portable storage is something that more and more people are starting to need. With file sizes of photos, video, and other content getting bigger we want fast storage to not only transfer these files between PCs, but to also view and work on large files or projects. Trying to work in Adobe Premiere with 4K content on a normal hard drive is not fun at all. That is where portable solid state drives come in, they are small and compact, as well as offer some serious transfer speeds. Today we are checking out the ADATA SE730H, which comes in capacities up to 512GB and offers transfer speeds of up to 500 MB/s. On top of that you have IP68 dust and waterproofing as well as military-grade shock proofing. Let's see if this is the perfect drive for all of the content creators on the go.

ADATA SD700 Portable Solid State Drive

ADATA SD700 Portable Solid State Drive Review

When you are traveling or on the go protecting your data is very important. When I travel I always have my camera with me, but sadly SD cards are not that durable. After a day of shooting I always take the photos off the SD card and back them up on a portable hard drive. ADATA recently announced their new SD700 portable solid state drive. This drive is made to survive the most extreme conditions with EC IP68 specifications with complete dust-tight protection and survivability in up to 1.5m of water for 60 minutes. On top of that it meets military-grade MIL-STD-810G516.6 shockproof protection. So your data is definitely safe! This drive is also fast offering speeds of up to 440 MB/s. Let's give this drive a spin and see what it can do!

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MSI’s Z270 Motherboard Features Detailed

We know all of the new Z270 motherboards coming out in a few weeks will have new features. Well MSI has released details on many of the new features their Z270 motherboards will incorporate. We've talked about a few of these, but we wanted to list them all here for you so you know what you are getting if you purchase a Z270 motherboard from MSI.

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AMD’s “Zen” Integrated Chipset Having USB 3.1 Issues

According to rumors this on-die chipset is facing issues with its integrated USB 3.1 controllers. AMD has sourced the design for the integrated USB 3.1 controllers from ASMedia. ASMedia has a tendency of sourcing its integrated controller IP from third-party manufactures, for example in the past its SATA controllers and port-multipliers have been sourced from Silicon Image.

Samsung Portable SSD T3

Samsung Portable SSD T3 Review

For creators and people who need fast portable storage typical USB flash drives just will not cut it. For those of us who need serious speed in a small portable form factor there are a palm-sized solid state drives, namely from SanDisk and Samsung. Today we will be taking a look at the Samsung Portable SSD T3, which was announced back in January at CES. This dives succeeds the very popular SSD T1 and adds improvements like a higher capacity (up to 2TB), a new USB 3.1 Type-C connector, a partial metal enclosure, and official compatibility with Android. Samsung says the drive is capable of sequential read speeds of 450 MB/s. Let’s take a look and see what the Portable SSD T3 is all about!

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