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  • A portable hard drive
    Tips for Buying a Great External Hard Drive
    One common problem facing many computer users today is the need for greater storage. Today people are filling up hard drives, maxing out flash drives, and even online storage accounts with digital content in ever greater numbers. Even with today...
  • OWC’s Aura Pro and Envoy: Alternative SSD for Apple’s Macbook Air
    OWC’s Aura Pro and Envoy: Alternative SSD for Apple’s Macbook Air
    This author has been a customer of Other World Computing (OWC) since 2003 for upgradeable components for various Apple desktops and laptops that were seemingly unavailable anywhere else on the internet. In fact, all of those past transactions...
  • Nexus 7
    Android 4.3 adds TRIM support, alleviating Nexus 7 slowdown-over-time woes
    TRIM is an important feature in operating systems that work with SSDs -- also known as, flash drives -- and while most might associate SSDs with Windows or Mac OS, it's also something that affects Android. On Monday, given the recent release...
  • OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6g
    OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G Review
    Most consumer electronics can be difficult to buy without the proper research. Do you go with what’s cheapest? Or the brand you recognize the most? Or the one with the most features at the most reasonable price? Well the answer isn’t...
  • Envoy Pro EX
    Envoy Pro EX
    Flash drives have become a common place in the computing world. They are small drives capable of holding large amounts of information and easily portable. The biggest issue is that flash drives tend to be slow, or at the least much slower than...
  • What Is a Solid State Hybrid Hard Drive?
    What is a Solid State Hybrid Hard Drive?
    If you have been using computers for virtually any amount of time, you're likely familiar with traditional hard disks drives. They are mechanical devices consisting of a spinning magnetic platter or "disk" and read/write heads that...
  • Solid State Hybrid Drive
    Is a Solid State Hybrid Drive Right for You?
    In the 1980s, personal computers rarely had hard drives. They stored data on removable floppy disks. The five inch floppies really were floppy. Those were soon replaced by smaller removable floppies encased in a hard plastic shell. Later, PCs came...
  • Storage Virtualization
    An Introduction to Storage Virtualization
    Virtualization is a broad technical term that applies to desktops, servers, and storage. It involves abstraction where aspects of a system, whether it's a desktop, server, or hard disk, are no longer needed when the system has been virtualized...
  • Breakdown of a hard disk drive (HDD).
    SMR & HAMR tech for future HDDs
    After about 10 years of steadily increasing storage densities, hard disk drives (HDDs) that use standard perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) are maxing out at about 1 terabit per square inch of area on the ferro-magnetic disk platter. The...
  • Hard disk
    Seagate confirms it will sell no more 7,200 RPM laptop drives after 2013
    The age of the standard hard drive continues to close in on its end, although there is still plenty of life in the conventional hard drive market, due to price and capacity issues among solid-state drives (SSDs). That being said, even Seagate sees...
  • Flash Storage vs. SSD – What's the Difference?
    Flash Storage vs. SSD – What's the Difference?
    The terms flash storage and SSD (solid state disk) storage are often used interchangeably to describe a type of storage that has no moving parts and can be erased and reprogrammed. Though closely related, they're not exactly the same thing...
  • Samsung 830 Series Solid State Drive
    Samsung 830 Series Solid State Drive
    Samsung 830 Series Solid State Drive Desktop Upgrade KitUsually known for their phones and appliances, Samsung has also been making quality computer components for quite some time now. They have firmly made an impact on the technology industry...
  • PNY XLR8 120GB SSD
    PNY XLR8 120GB SSD review
    The PNY XLR8 120GB is a great SSD (Solid State Drive), with an MSRP of $149.99, you can usually find it on sale for about $100-$115. If you are familiar with SSDs you know that they aren't all equal, from reliability, to types of data being...
  • The new Drobos
    Drobo is changing the way we store our digital lives
    Big news from Drobo, the maker of award-winning data storage products for businesses and professionals.During a exclusive media webinar, Drobo's Erik Pounds explained what these two new devices mean."We've been working on these for a...
  • Personal Computer 2012
    Personal Computer 2012
    In the second decade of 21st century, PCs (aka personal computers, not to be confused with “political correctness” :) are pretty much “alive and kicking” despite of the plethora of competing technology platforms (the list...