Jan 10
Demos at trade shows can be, and sometimes are, nothing more than smoke and mirrors. You see enough of them and often times you take everything you see with a mountain of salt. Not the kosher kind, either. So, it's totally refreshing when you see a real live demo that's not only convincing, but real. Shocking, isn't it? The Taser folks actually tased a..... [ read more ]
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Jan 10
I'm bias. I not only like the folks at Other World Computing, but I've bought stuff from them before and love it. The stuff I got, I still use on a regular basis. Besides offering Mac accessories, storage and generally everything you'd need to upgrade your Mac/PC (but specifically for Mac), OWC offers super nice and easy to interact with..... [ read more ]
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Sep 23
I'm an old dog when it comes to storage enclosures. Unlike many, I still remember when USB enclosures were $100+ (and a lot still are!). These days, sub $50 is about what you're looking at with most coming in at sub $30 for a single drive, simple to use and install drive enclosure. When shopping for these, don't let fancy labels and features mislead you. 99% of the time, these are almost..... [ read more ]
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Sep 23
(Note: I accidently squished the box, but board still works!) The folks at Wasabi Gear.com keep sending us stuff and I keep reviewing. Today comes a SATA RAID (0 and 1) card from I/O Crest. A simple SATA RAID card with two internal SATA connectors and 1 PATA/ATAPI connector. There's a lot of fancy features here for a sub $40 board and RAID performance makes it a solid bargain. I did the..... [ read more ]
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Sep 22
I'm starting to really like those guys at Wasabi Gear. Make friends and get a bunch of gear from them. Along with the host of USB 3.0 gear, we also got a nice 2.5 inch external drive enclosure that's almost fashionable. This is an USB 3.0 enclosure that supports 2.5" SATA drives that is bus powered. The look is definitely iPod with a shiney-reflective finish on the metal backing and a..... [ read more ]
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Sep 22
You might not know a lot about Connectland, but you've seen their products all over stores like Fry's, Micro Center, Amazon, NewEgg, and a bunch of other places. We recently got a USB 3.0 HDD docking station for review and our testers were pleasantly surprised. Packaging is strictly no-frills, but you get everything you need. USB 3.0 cable, HDD docking station, manuals, and power supply. ..... [ read more ]
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Mar 25
Storage prices are always falling. You're constantly getting more capacity for lower prices these days and it's so much fun. For me, I can still remember when 1TB of storage was considered huge. So big that you needed more than 5 drives to create a RAID group in order to get there. Just goes to show you how long I've been in the industry. Look around..... [ read more ]
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Mar 19
SSD's are nothing new. In fact, versions of them have been around for more than 15 years (and then even further back). They were ridiculously expensive way back when with some selling for as much as $15k for a GB. Yes, that's right, a single GB. They weren't used for primary storage though. Mostly as near-line storage or caches. Sometimes though,..... [ read more ]
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