Looking for a hard drive to store your media? This 3 TB drive is the top result on Amazon right now, so let’s see if it’s earned that place. Here’s our review of the Toshiba P300!Looking for a hard drive to store your media? This 3 TB drive is the top result on Amazon right now, so let's see if it's earned that place. Here's our review of the Toshiba P300! Pros Good read / write performance for an HDD Data protection tech (shock sensor) is nice to have Good value for money Cons 2 years is a short warranty period Summary and Score Boasting advanced technology and strong performance, there's little we can say against this 3 TB drive from Toshiba. If [...]
The Toshiba H200 is a hybrid drive, promising the best of both worlds: fast boot times and capacious storage. We reckon it’s a noticeable upgrade over a traditional HDD at a fraction of the cost of an SSD, so take a look!The Toshiba H200 is a hybrid drive, promising the best of both worlds: fast boot times and capacious storage. We reckon it's a noticeable upgrade over a traditional HDD at a fraction of the cost of an SSD, so take a look! Pros Noticeably faster boot times Competitive price point Just works; easy to install Cons Reading or writing large files is still slow One SSD and one HDD is better for desktops Summary and Score The Toshiba H200 is a [...]
NAS. It stands for network attached storage, and it means a hard drive in a box with a tiny low-power PC, connected to your home network. It’s possible to pick up a NAS box with its own hard drives built in, but it’s often cheaper to pick up the box and add your own drives separately – either using what you have spare or getting something new. That brings us to today’s review item – the Seagate 4TB NAS hard drive. Seagate brag that this is the only 4TB drive optimised for NAS use: loads of storage, minimal noise, vibration resistant and designed for 24×7 use. Ebuyer were kind enough to send a unit our way, so let’s get to testing!
Earlier this month we looked at StarTech.com’s Dual SATA Enclosure and found it to be a very high quality product indeed, operating at a premium price range but offering quite a few features for the money as well. Today we’ll be looking at another item that has a slightly different purpose, but could be described in much the same way.
It’s a 4 bay standalone HDD duplicator, designed to allow the contents of a single drive to be copied to three other drives simultaneously. It doesn’t need to be connected to a PC to operate as a duplicator, although it can serve as a massive 4 hard drive enclosure when connected to a PC via USB 3.0 or [...]
The Crucial Adrenaline is Crucial’s new SSD cache system, designed to speed up your hard drive! It takes a 50GB M4 SSD and their Dataplex software and caches all of your often used files, such as the ones required for Windows boot up and puts them on the SSD: giving you the space of a hard drive and the speed of solid state.
Perfect combination at a competitive price? Let’s find out.Box and Bundle
The Crucial Adrenaline comes in an attractive Blue box which has two drawers on the right side with the SSD and Kit inside.
The back of the box has support information and also [...]
So I might be eight months late on this one – big apology to Silverstone on that one – but here’s the XSR take on the Silverstone SD01. It’s a stackable HDD pad mount which lets you make your standard hard drive portable. Sort of. It’s a bit of an odd product but here it is.SpecificationsEnclosure material Aluminum/PlasticColor BlackPower requirement 12VdcOperating system support Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Mac OS and Linux.HDD size support 2.5” or 3.5” hard driveHDD interface support SATA / SAS hard driveEnclosure interface eSATA interface. (Max. 6Gbits) SAS dual-lane interface. (Max. 6Gbits)HDD capacity [...]