Storage Reviews

ToughTech Duo QR Review

ToughTech Duo QR Review

The ToughTech Duo QR portable storage system from CRU-Dataport features a two-drive RAID array that packs large capacity and high performance into a tiny yet rugged package that’s easy to setup and use. The device is designed for professional photographers and digital media artists who need to carry and protect their digital assets while out on the field or in the studio.

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LaCie CloudBox Review

LaCie CloudBox Review

Backup devices are generally at the "less glamorous" end of the gadget scale, but ironically some of the most important. Not having the very latest smartphone or gaming device may be frustrating, but not as much as discovering the hard-drive in your computer has crashed and taken with it all your files, multimedia and other content. LaCie is hoping its CloudBox will prevent some of those headaches, a local/cloud double-act that pairs a simple network drive with a companion web backup service. Setup is, so the promise goes, simple; problem is, you pay for that convenience. Is the CloudBox heaven-sent or an unwelcome stormfront? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Iomega Home Media Hard Drive Cloud Edition Review

Iomega Home Media Hard Drive Cloud Edition Review

The Iomega Home Media Hard Drive, Cloud Edition is a network attached storage (NAS) that will not only store and backup your data, but also let you share and access it via the web. These days, it seems like everything computing is heading towards the cloud, which has come to be known as storing your data on remote servers so that it can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. This convenience typically comes with a monthly cost and may not be ideal for those who have a lot of data or prefer to have their data stored locally. This is where Iomega’s Cloud Edition NAS hopes to save the day.

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OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Review

OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Review

Fast, silent and power-efficient; it seems like the only thing not to like about SSDs is the price. OCZ has sent over its Vertex 2 SSD, a 120GB model that straddles the performance/price boundary at around $220. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Samsung 256GB SSD 470 Series Review

Samsung 256GB SSD 470 Series Review

It's not often you find an internal drive where the manufacturer has given obvious thought to aesthetics, but Samsung's new 256GB 470 Series SSD bucks the trend. From its Apple-style packaging to its distinctive casing, the SSD certainly stands out from the crowd. Has Samsung spent too much time on unnecessary design and not enough on performance, though? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Synology DiskStation DS211 Review

Synology DiskStation DS211 Review

The Synology DiskStation DS211 isn't the company's first NAS to cross the SlashGear test bench, but it's perhaps the most home-user focused model so far. A two-bay network-attached backup box, the DS211 also throws in DLNA media streaming duties and cross-platform compatibility. With a diskless retail price of around $320, is this the box you should be entrusting your data security to? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Kingston 32GB MicroSDHC Class 4 Review

Kingston 32GB MicroSDHC Class 4 Review

If there's one thing we're used to seeing on mobile devices of late, it's "microSD cards up to 32GB supported." Problem is, when it actually comes to fitting maximum-size microSDHC cards inside, your choices have been relatively limited and generally expensive. Kingston is aiming to change that, with a 32GB Class 4 memory card that promises both performance and a sub-$100 street price. Is this the card your smartphone has been waiting for?

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Iomega eGo 1TB USB 3.0 HDD Review

Iomega eGo 1TB USB 3.0 HDD Review

We're spoiled for choice when it comes to external hard drives, and given a large number of people base their decision primarily on price-per-gigabyte, a manufacturer has to offer something compelling if they want to stand out from the crowd. Iomega's latest eGo drive offers both 1TB and USB 3.0, complete with a semi-ruggedized chassis. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB Review

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB Review

The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB portable drive isn't the first of the company's modular external storage we've reviewed, but it's certainly the largest. Proudly billed as the industry's first 1.5TB portable external drive, the new FreeAgent also boasts a speedy USB 3.0 interface for faster data shuffling. Thanks to GoFlex, meanwhile, you can also switch that out for FireWire, eSATA or other connections, or even slap it in one of Seagate's docking stations. Is this the best portable drive out there? Check out our full review after the cut.

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HP StorageWorks X300 Data Vault Review

HP StorageWorks X300 Data Vault Review

HP continues to push ahead with Windows Home Server, offering domestic and small business users a central storage point for backups and media server duties, together with drive redundancy and more. Latest to the SlashGear test bench is the HP StorageWorks X300, a new Data Vault product that offers up to 7TB of internal storage shared between up to ten users. Check out the full review after the cut.

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Synology DiskStation DS411+ NAS Review

Synology DiskStation DS411+ NAS Review

Synology promised us speed, speed and more speed with their new DiskStation DS411+ NAS, and so we had to take them up on the challenge. A four-drive RAID array targeted at demanding home users or SMBs, the DS411+ may look sober on the outside but with the spec sheet promising read rates of 112MB/sec and write rates of 106MB/sec, it's hardly an unattractive proposition. Can Synology back up their claims? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Seagate Momentus XT Review

Seagate Momentus XT Review

As storage goes, the choices for your new drive have generally been pretty straightforward. On the one side there are traditional HDDs, mechanical drives offering plentiful capacity but with performance and ruggedness compromises; on the other, there are SSDs, which address the speed and sturdiness questions, but are far more expensive per gigabyte. Into the middle comes the Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid, a platter-based HDD paired with flash memory that, the company promises, can give SSD-style performance with the relative low cost of an HDD. Too good to be true? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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