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Patriot Ignite 480 SSD Review

Patriot has been in the business to provide high-performance and enthusiast level PC components. Their bread and butter was RAM, for the most part, in the beginning. Catering to the PC enthusiasts of the world. The last few years they have been working on some pretty fantastic mobile accessories like the FUEL iON and OTG drives. Along side that Patriot has been making high-performance SSD’s (Solid State Drives) for consumers. The previous lines offered names like the Blaze, Torch and Pyro. Each model was better than the last, as are most product lines. This year at CES 2015 they unveiled the new Patriot Ignite SSD’s which push the speeds and storage capacity up to the demanding needs of PC users around the world. Today I will take you on a tour and experience review using their new Ignite SSD line. This review is from an average consumers point of view The Ignite line ...

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Patriot Memory Ignite SSD

Patriot Memory launching new ‘Ignite’ line of SSD’s with read speeds up to 560MB/s in January

At CES 2015 I met up with Patriot Memory to see what new offerings they would be pushing to market this year. The mobile space is a relatively new market that they started breaking into last year and they have certainly upped their game for 2015, but it was their next line of Solid State Drives that kept me drooling. Currently Patriot offers three fiery named SSD’s, The Torch, the Pyro and the Blaze. This year they are adding in a new one that carries the Ignite name. The 2.5-inch form factor Ignite line of SSD’s will come in just two storage capacities, 480GB and 960GB. They both utilize the newer Phison S10 controller with qualified MLC NAND flash. The 480GB Ignite offers 512MB DRAM Cache while the 960GB carries 1024MB.  In addition, it comes with advanced features such as end-to-end data protection, advanced wear-leveling, Advanced Garbage Collection, smartECC and Smart ...

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PNY bringing new SSD line-up for casual consumers, gamers and enterprise users

SSD, or Solid State Drive, is the one very simple way to give your computer a massive speed boost. PNY is one of many manufacturers out there that are pushing the SSD market. This year at CES 2015 they announced a new series of drives that target each user set with speeds and storage sizes to compliment each. “PNY’s new range of Solid State Drives is a result of the company’s renewed focus on delivering innovative, high quality SSD products to address the growing needs of the storage market,” said Vinny Girardi, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Storage Solutions & New Products group at PNY. “This new series of solid state drives are highly reliable, as they have gone through rigorous validation and testing, ensuring they meet the stringent requirements specific to the enterprise and client markets. This new line-up of SSDs will truly make life simple ...

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Toshiba Canvio Desk 5TB External Hard Drive review

Toshiba Canvio Desk 5TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive [Review]

I have always been a bit of a storage hoarder. Generally my storage hoarding pertained to USB thumb drives and micro SD cards. More recently I have been looking towards physical hard drive, both internal and external, for my desktop PC and Chromebooks. When Toshiba contacted me to take a look at their latest 5TB external hard drive, I jumped at the chance. No that wasn’t a typo, 5TB’s and yes, I really did jump. Toshiba is one of the few manufacturers that I have found that manufacture external hard drives that reach the 5TB capacity. Seagate offers an option along with LaCie and Fantom. All of them vary in design and price. This isn’t a comparison review between those guys thouh, this a lok and review of the Toshiba Canvio Desk. So let’s get to it. The Design The Canvio Desk manages to pull off a sleek look with its ...

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Western Digital My Passport Ultra Metal Edition Review

Western Digital My Passport Ultra Metal Edition Review: WD celebrates 10 years of My Passport in style

The My Passport family of portable hard drives has just turned ten and Western Digital has celebrated by releasing two very special variants, the My Passport Ultra Metal Edition and the My Passport Ultra Anniversary Edition. Today, we’re lucky enough to have the Metal Edition with us to take a look at, so let’s dive in and see what ten years of My Passport have culminated into. The Design It’s hard not to be struck by how attractive the Metal Edition is – I know people always say people are attracted to shiny things, and they’re right. The “radial-spin-design” gives the front of the device an almost holographic quality and it looks great seated on any table in any light. The chamfered edge that goes all the way around the top edge looks great too and looks reminiscent of some of the better looking smartphones on the market. The My Passport ...

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Western Digital celebrates 10 years of My Passport

Western Digital celebrates 10 years of My Passport with beautiful Limited Edition portable hard drives

Western Digital and its portable hard drive brand, My Passport, seem to have been around forever. Well, it seems ‘forever’ has actually been ten years, and Western Digital is marking that milestone with two Limited Edition hard drives: the My Passport Ultra – Metal Edition and My Passport Ultra – Anniversary Edition. With their shiny, metallic exteriors, these My Passport drives look fantastic and a fitting testament to the longevity of the portable brand, and are available in 1TB and 2TB variants. The key difference between the drives is that the My Passport Ultra – Metal Edition includes WD SmartWare™ Pro software with Dropbox integration which allows you to back up data between you computer, the My Passport and the cloud. The Limited Edition drives are now available at select retailers for either $119.99 AUD for the 1TB, or $179.99 AUD for the 2TB; check below in the press release for ...

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DrivePop Stacksocial

1TB of cloud backup and storage with DrivePop for $39; For a lifetime!

If you are in the need for more cloud storage, or a larger amount for personal backup purposes, then you might find this deal a bit interesting. Stacksocial has a deal for 1TB of cloud backup with DrivePop for $39.99. Typically we might see that be a yearly price tag, but it would seem that is a lifetime license for 1TB of cloud access. That certainly tickles our pocket books. TOP FEATURES DrivePop Lifetime Account with 1 TB of Cloud Backup – Plenty of storage for you and your family (unlimited space upgrade available if needed) Automatic Backups – Runs silently in the background, backing up and uploading your data 100% automatically to the cloud Worldwide Cloud – Back up from anywhere in the world with no bandwidth restrictions Military-Grade Security – All files are transferred and stored using 256 AESencryption Streaming Media – Upload your photos, music, and videos and view them anywhere on any device ...

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Seagate 600 Series SSD Photo

Instant performance boost with the Seagate 600 SSD 480GB

We use all sorts of technology to write articles, hack and root our devices, play games and any technology that helps us do this better is fine with us. That’s why we are taking a look at the Seagate 600 SSD 480GB. It’s amazing how much storage technology hasn’t significantly changed for a long time. Computers and smartphones keep getting more and more memory and memory gets smaller and smaller, but computer hard drives have always been the throttling point of many products. The evolution of mechanical hard drives has finally reached a point where solid state memory is starting to replace them. No more tiny motors and magnetic platters holding your precious data and failing every couple of years. Solid State Drives or SSDs are now becoming a viable option as prices fall and speed and reliability increase. Laptops are the main concern as they are inherently mobile devices ...

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