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LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 boasts title of fastest portable storage offering

LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 boasts title of fastest portable storage offering

LaCie has introduced the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 here at CES 2014, something the company is hailing as the faster portable storage option presently available. As you may have guessed from the name, the LBD model uses Thunderbolt 2, which allows it to transfer speeds of up to 1375MB/s, outpacing USB 3.0 by quite a bit. As with some of the other design-centric products LaCie introduced today, the Little Big Disk also has a carefully-chosen design.

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Lenovo Beacon personal cloud storage device promised to be easier than NAS

Lenovo Beacon personal cloud storage device promised to be easier than NAS

As entertainment and such becomes increasingly digital and cloud access an arguable necessity, the use of personal cloud services that expand beyond mere external hard drives is increasing. NAS units are only popular way to fulfill this need, but they units are often expensive and, depsite efforts to the contrary, complicated. To meet consumer needs for home-based storage without making things too hard to figure out, Lenovo has introduced its Beacon personal cloud storage device.

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NETGEAR ReadyNAS RN102 Review

NETGEAR ReadyNAS RN102 Review

Netgear revealed its ambitious network storage plans early this year, rolling out the red carpet for an eventual launch of a handful of ReadyNAS units that would complement the ReadyNAS Duo v2 that we reviewed in 2011. We got our hands on one of these new units, the ReadyNAS RN102, a 2-bay connected device that offers up to 8TB of storage, which places it a step below the similarly-launched RN104. At about the same price of the Duo v2, the RN102 takes things up a notch in the hardware department, but is it ultimately worth the upgrade? Read our full SlashGear review to find out.

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WD Black2 pairs SSD and HDD for Fusion Drive style flexibility

WD Black2 pairs SSD and HDD for Fusion Drive style flexibility

Western Digital has outed its latest drive, the WD Black2, pairing a sizable chunk of solid-state storage with a more capacious traditional HDD for the best of both worlds. The 2.5-inch drive has 120GB of SSD capacity and 1TB of HDD space, and gives the option of greater control over which data is stored where, unlike existing caching drives or, indeed, Apple's proprietary Fusion Drive system.

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