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Seagate Wireless Mobile Review

Seagate Wireless Mobile Review

Streaming media is a big deal, but what about your cluttered gallery app? All those videos and pics stored on your device can be hard to manage, and are probably eating up space. A lack of memory can slow your device down, and that’s the last thing you need when you’re clumsily trying to find that picture you snapped last week. For the mobile customer, Seagate has a solution. The Seagate Wireless Mobile Storage will let you store your files off-device, but allow access anywhere. To find out how good it really is, we went hands-on.

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Chrome OS may soon allow file transfers from external drive to the cloud

Chrome OS may soon allow file transfers from external drive to the cloud

Chrome OS has seen some interesting new features of late. Remote Desktop sharing finally hit Chrome, and you can now run Linux in a window without leaving Chrome. Though both are still works in progress, they signal a new direction for Chrome OS wherein the “browser OS” gets a bit more desktop. There may be another cool feature rolling in, as code commits in Chrome’s Developer hub, Chromium, suggest Google Drive will soon be able to take files straight from an external drive or SD card to the cloud.

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Toshiba Canvio HDDs target portability, entertainment

Toshiba Canvio HDDs target portability, entertainment

Three new hard drives are on their way from Toshiba, each of them tailored towards a specific type of user. Those who have large storage demands will find the Canvio Basic suitable to their needs, with it offering a solid 3TB of storage, while those who prefer something wireless for their entertainment setup will enjoy the Canvio AeroCast. Joining them both is the Cavio Connect II, as well, which is available in up to 2TB capacities alongside features like scheduled backups and remote access.

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ThunderBay 4 Mini delivers big performance in a small size

ThunderBay 4 Mini delivers big performance in a small size

Today's data storage needs are getting bigger and bigger, but that doesn't mean that our hard drives, especially external ones, need to grow as big. The ThunderBay 4 Mini, the latest storage solution from Other World Computing, can cram as much as 8 TB in a single box, but at a size that snuggly fits 2.5-inch drives. But do not underestimate this little box, as the lethal combination of Thunderbolt 2's super fast data transfers plus RAID-ready capabilities makes this ThunderBay 4 Mini an enticing option for multimedia workers short on space and budget.

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WD My Book Duo external drive brings USB 3.0, two bays

WD My Book Duo external drive brings USB 3.0, two bays

If you're in need of more space for your data and a NAS unit isn't to your taste, Western Digital has rolled out a new direct-attached storage unit, the My Book Duo. With the My Book Duo comes two bays and USB 3.0, as well as some security add-ons.

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Xbox One external drives improving game load speeds

Xbox One external drives improving game load speeds

This month an Xbox One software upgrade brings on the ability to work with an external hard drive. With this ability, users have been testing multiple different types of drives to see which work quickest. Inside the standard Xbox One is a Samsung 500GB 5400 RPM (M8 ST500LM012) working with the machine’s standard SATA2 connection - with USB 3.0 connecting your drive to the board, providing one reason why this external method may be significantly quicker - or so it would seem.

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Xbox One external HDD support won’t be available at launch

Xbox One external HDD support won’t be available at launch

A new batch of Xbox One information has been dropped over the past few days, the latest of which is a statement by the Xbox Community Manager that the Xbox One -- though it supports external hard drives -- won't offer that support upon its initial launch, instead getting it at some indeterminate point later on.

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Buffalo DriveStation DDR claims SSD speeds with HDD hardware

Buffalo DriveStation DDR claims SSD speeds with HDD hardware

Buffalo has revealed its latest external drive, the DriveStation DDR HD-GDU3, slotting more RAM into the USB 3.0-connected enclosure so as to rival SSD speeds, allegedly, with HDD pricing. The new drive, available in 2TB and 3TB capacities, uses traditional spinning-platter disks to keep prices down, but Buffalo claims that thanks to a combination of caching and other tweaking it'll reach write speeds of up to 400 MB/s.

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LaCie announces thinner and faster Porsche Design Drive for Macs

LaCie announces thinner and faster Porsche Design Drive for Macs

LaCie, a reputable name in the external hard drive industry and maker of some of the toughest external drives around, announced today the P’9223 Slim. The drive was designed by a partnership between LaCie and Porsche Design that brings faster speeds and a sleek, thin design to the company's line of external hard drives.

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ADATA launches the world’s thinnest external hard drive

ADATA launches the world’s thinnest external hard drive

ADATA has unveiled a new external portable hard drive that it claims to be the world's thinnest. The drive is only 8.9 mm thick and connects to computers using USB 3.0. That means not only is the drive thin, but it should have impressively fast data transfer as well. The drive is called the DashDrive Elite HE720.

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LaCie unveils 2big and eSATA Hub Thunderbolt storage series

LaCie unveils 2big and eSATA Hub Thunderbolt storage series

LaCie unveiled two new Thunderbolt-equipped storage solutions with the 2big Thunderbolt Series and the eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series. The 2big Thunderbolt Series is designed for heavy data users with support for up to 8TB capacities and transfer rates of up to 311MB/s, while the eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series lets Mac users connect to two eSATA external hard drives and still use other Thunderbolt peripherals.

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Iomega launches eGo Mac Edition portable HDD

Iomega launches eGo Mac Edition portable HDD

Iomega today announced a new eGo Mac Edition Portable Hard Drive that rounds out its 2011 Mac-oriented hard drive lineup. The device is sleek with an industrial look and minimlist styling that will complement your other Apple products. It's also very compact for easy traveling and is built tough enough to withstand a drop up to seven feet off the ground. The portable HDD comes in 500GB and 1TB capacities.

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