10/20/2011, One of the reasons why the MacBook Air is popular, apart from its slim profile and looks, would be the SSD that it uses that allows for a speedy boot, read and write time. Unfortunately while we’d all love to sport SSDs in our computers, their limited capacities and price have always been a limiting factor, at least until now where OCZ Technology has launched the Octane SATA 3.0 and […]
09/30/2011, With USB 3.0 promising faster transfer rates, we’re sure that there are many users out there who would love to get their hands on a USB 3.0 external hard drive, but the good news is that instead of spending $80-$100 on a new USB 3.0 external hard drive, you can instead opt for the $29 Super Talent USB 3.0 Storage POD Enclosure.
09/07/2011, Apricorn’s latest SATA Wire Notebook Hard Drive Upgrade Kit has just gotten a kick in the butt – with a spanking new USB 3.0 interface, of course. We all know how USB 3.0 kicks USB 2.0′s ass ten ways to Sunday, and we’re sure that no one would deny data transfer speeds that are up to 10x faster compared to standard USB 2.0 connections. Good thing this Speedy Gonzales of […]
04/11/2011, Do you have loads of CF/CFast cards lying around the house doing nothing? Wish you could do something more with them besides using them for backup memory cards when your main ones fail? Addonics has come up with a solution to that problem. Called the CF/CFast Drive, it is a 5 ¼” drive bay that has 6 slots for you to plug in with your CF/CFast cards. After plugging it […]
09/28/2010, We’ve previously seen SATA hard disk multi-function docks in the past, but how many of those allow you to dock up to three 3.5”drives? The SATA HDD Multi-Function Dock is capable of supporting up to three SATA 2.5″/3.5″ drives up to 2TB. The accessory also includes a built-in multi-card reader and also an additional two USB ports. The dock currently supports both Mac and PC and will set you back $55.
04/15/2010, Folks who are looking for a SSD drive to put into their older notebook don’t have to worry about the lack of a SATA connector on the notebook, as Buffalo has come up with its SHD-NHPU2 PATA SSD. Since it uses the older PATA connector, instead of the current SATA connector, you shouldn’t have any issue using it on your older notebook. These 2.5-inch SSDs offer 64MB of cache and […]
04/12/2010, Can’t get enough of speed? Western Digital’s VelociRaptor hard drive is most likely the answer to your pleas for speed, and WD has just unveiled its VelociRaptor hard drives in 450GB and 600GB capacities for both Macs and PCs, which is a nice upgrade from the previous 300GB VelociRaptor drive. This drive runs at 10,000RPM via a SATA 6Gb/s connection. While there wasn’t any pricing mentioned in the press release, […]
03/15/2010, Active Media Products has a brand new SATA DOM (Disk on Module) drive which is capable of offering far superior performance compared to PATA DOMs where embedded computing applications are concerned. This new range supports sequential read and write speeds up to 100MB/sec and 42MB/sec, respectively. Just what is a DOM, you ask? Well, it is a tiny flash-based storage drive which can be plugged straight into an industry standard […]
03/11/2010, OCZ is back with their new Onyx SATA II 2.5″ SSD which aims to offer you the best bang for your buck, where it relies on multi-level cell (MLC)-based SSDs with 64MB of integrated cache to store your data. Performance-wise, you get data transfer speeds of up to 125MB/s while reading, and up to 70MB/s during write operations. Since there is a considerable lack of moving parts compared to regular […]
02/19/2010, Seems that USB 3.0 news is pretty intense today, and here is yet another device that conforms to the standard – the Sharkoon Technologies SATA QuickPort Duo USB 3.0 docking station. It is capable of holding up to a couple of SATA hard drives/SSDs, and as always is backwards compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 standards. It holds 2.5” and 3.5” SATA hard drives/SSDs, retailing for 59.90 Euros if you’re interested in […]
12/28/2009, Brando’s UNITEK USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter, also known by the model number Y-1034, is a computer peripheral worthy of your money, time and attention. Why do we say so? It breathes new life into your SATA/IDE hard drives, where it will connect those to your computer via a USB 3.0 port as long as your machine supports the latest high-speed standard. This enables your hard drive to transfer data […]
12/14/2009, This just in – the Seagate Momentus Thin is finally announced on an official basis by the folks at Seagate, and as we promised, here are more details about this 7mm thin 2.5″ hard drive which is the slimmest of its kind in the market. It will come in 160GB and 250GB capacities, where we hope to see it in action in a range of ultra portable machines and netbooks […]
09/14/2009, Love chocolate and are a geek at the same time? You’ll go all wobbly in your knees with these silicon cases that will encase your 2.5″ SATA hard drives from scratches and minor shocks, coming in Chocolate Brown, White Chocolate or Strawberry flavors – er, we meant, colors. Each of these will have a standard USB connector that lets you hook up to a PC or Mac for data transfer, […]
06/15/2009, There’s some buzz this morning about the 2009 Macbook Pro exhibiting SATA 1.5Gbps speeds (the previous models have a 3Gbps SATA hard drive controller) and from the first benchmarks, it looks like disk performance is logically lower, if you have a fast disk, like an SSD – even 7200rpm laptop hard drive often don’t reach 120MBps (Mac rumors reports [SSD] performance going from 225MB/s down to 115MB/s in disk benchmarks. […]