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Drobo Mini Review

Drobo Mini Review

If backup and external storage had a hope of ever being fashionable, then Drobo would probably be the industry icon. Trying its level best to make data devilishly interesting since 2007, the company's primary claim to fame from its glossy black obelisks is their packaging of drive redundancy to an audience who either doesn't understand, or who doesn't want to be bothered with, RAID definitions. Now, there's the Drobo Mini, a compact version intended to take four drives mobile and give them a shot of SSD speed along the way. Read on for our full review.

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Western Digital posts fiscal Q2 revenue of $3.8 billion

Western Digital posts fiscal Q2 revenue of $3.8 billion

2012 was a difficult year for hard drive makers after flooding in Thailand seriously impacted hard drive availability. With hard drives in short supply, prices went up which meant hard drives and SSDs were closer together in price giving a boost to SSD sales. It took several months for hard drive supplies return to pre-flooding levels, but the damage had been done to many in the hard drive industry.

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Satechi unveils new USB 3.0 aluminum external hard drive enclosure

Satechi unveils new USB 3.0 aluminum external hard drive enclosure

If you're a computer user that builds your own machines somewhere around your house, you have old hard drives that you didn't want to throw away, but you don't use. I think I have four or five around my house sitting there collecting dust. They are still full of data and on occasion, I get curious about what's on the drive and go through the hassle of plugging them into my computer to see.

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Synology DiskStation Manager makes jump to version 4.2 beta

Synology DiskStation Manager makes jump to version 4.2 beta

While most companies seem to use CES to unveil new products and hardware, some use the show to launch new software. Synology is one such company, bringing its DiskStation Manager up to version 4.2 beta during the show. DiskStation Manager, as pretty much every Synology user already knows, is the operating system the company has developed for its network attached servers.

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PhotoFast launches i-FlashDrive HD

PhotoFast launches i-FlashDrive HD

PhotoFast has launched a new product CES 2013 called the i-FlashDrive HD. Don't confuse this updated product with the companies i-FlashDrive that we talked about last summer. The new version has changes to make it work with the latest iPhone 5 and other tweaks.

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Kingston 1TB USB 3.0 Thumb Drive Hands-on

Kingston 1TB USB 3.0 Thumb Drive Hands-on

Earlier this week we mentioned the folks from Kingston unveiled the worlds first USB 3.0 thumb or flash drive to also have a full 1000GB of storage. We've certainly seen 1TB flash drives before, but none support USB 3.0 at the moment. Today here at CES we managed to quickly get some hands-on pictures with the new flash drive so check it out.

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Seagate Wireless Plus WiFi hard drive hands-on

Seagate Wireless Plus WiFi hard drive hands-on

Seagate certainly isn't new to the wireless external hard drive business -- they released the Satellite drive a couple months ago, and they're back here at CES 2013 to show off the successor to the Satellite, the Wireless Plus. We ended up getting our hands on the new storage solution to see what this new edition offers.

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Kingston announces HyperX Predator 1TB USB 3.0 flash drive

Kingston announces HyperX Predator 1TB USB 3.0 flash drive

We've certainly seen 1TB flash drives before, but today at CES, Kingston unveiled the world's highest-capacity USB 3.0 flash drive, the HyperX Predator, with a capacity of 1TB -- 1,024 large, sweet gigabytes. While the high capacity usually gets priority over speed in most flash drives, Kingston's Predator doesn't skimp on that, promising read/write speeds of up to 240MB/s and 160MB/s, respectively.

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Seagate Wireless Plus Mobile Device Storage keeps your content with you on the go

Seagate Wireless Plus Mobile Device Storage keeps your content with you on the go

Seagate has unveiled a new storage device aimed at mobile users at CES 2013 called the Wireless Plus mobile device storage. The storage device is designed to wirelessly stream content to up to eight connected smartphones or tablets. The storage device has one terabyte of capacity.

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HP Pocket Playlist brings a tiny mobile surprise to CES 2013

HP Pocket Playlist brings a tiny mobile surprise to CES 2013

Out of all the notebooks, all-in-one PCs, and Windows-toting machines revealed at CES this year, the most surprising device HP is bringing to the party has to be the Pocket Playlist. The HP Pocket Playlist is a portable storage device that makes with the wireless connections to your devices across the board, with and without internet connections. Portable media storage and entertainment alike, that's what's going on here.

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Super Talent unveils new UltraDrive MX2 SSD

Super Talent unveils new UltraDrive MX2 SSD

Super Talent has unveiled a new SSD for data storage called the UltraDrive MX2. The company says that it has combined a state-of-the-art controller with high-speed cache of off-the-shelf SLC and MLC NAND flash storage. The combination of the flash storage and the controller promises read and write speeds in excess of 200 MB/s.

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Kingston releases 128GB Wi-Drive for Android and iOS devices

Kingston releases 128GB Wi-Drive for Android and iOS devices

Kingston's relatively recent Wi-Drive expands the measly storage of your iOS or Android device by providing an external storage solution that communicates with your mobile device via a wireless connection. It's great for those with massive storage needs while on the go, and now the company just outed a 128GB version for those who need even more storage.

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