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  1. Western Digital My Book World Edition review

    Western Digital My Book World Edition review

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    NAS drives are becoming more popular, but you'll still need to be prepared to invest to acquire the right functions for your needs. Western Digital has built on the success of its My Book external hard drive range with an attractive mass storage unit

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    Griffin 5-in-1 card reader review

    Griffin 5-in-1 card reader review

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    Griffin's memory card reader works with MacBook Pro's as an adaptor that slots into the Mac laptop's ExpressCard port. It will dock five of the most common cards used on cameras, but there is no Compact Flash support

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    Buffalo DriveStation Quattro review

    Buffalo DriveStation Quattro review

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    The amount of digital media we store is constantly changing and growing. With the advent of high-definition video, it is only going to get bigger. So, it makes sense to invest in an external storage

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    Samsung HM16HJI review

    Samsung HM16HJI review

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    The first hybrid hard drive on the market is from Samsung, which handily enough manufacturers the flash memory used within the drive itself. Physically the drive looks and acts like a standard 2.5in SATA hard drive with a standard 8MB buffer

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    Samsung 32G5APP review

    Samsung 32G5APP review

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    While hybrid drives and Turbo Memory could be thought of as an interim solution, the future will be entire drives constructed out of NAND flash. A glimpse of that future can be seen with this latest Samsung 32GB solid state drive

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    SnapServer 110 160GB review

    SnapServer 110 160GB review

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    We're in at the deep end with our first review. The Adaptec SnapServer certainly has all manner of bells and whistles and is built around a 1GHz processor, 256MB of RAM and its very own Operating System, GuardianOS

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    Maxtor Shared Storage II 1TB review

    Maxtor Shared Storage II 1TB review

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    Unlike most rivals and even smaller-capacity versions of the Maxtor Shared Storage II, this 1TB model comes complete with two built-in hard drives. In spite of this, it's compact and extremely quiet in operation

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    CMS 60GB ABSplus with BounceBack Pro review

    CMS 60GB ABSplus with BounceBack Pro review

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    Swearing and cursing at your Mac won't bring back all your files and folders in the event of a system failure. All Mac owners know that a backup of all your data is the only thing that will put this right

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    Western Digital My Book Pro review

    Western Digital My Book Pro review

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    Unlike many a full-sized external hard drive, My Book's cute, book-like design makes it look perfectly at home on your book shelf. The specifications are quite impressive too, with a mammoth 500GB capacity and fast 7200RPM rotational speed

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    MyBook Essential 250GB review

    MyBook Essential 250GB review

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    We're simple folk, unimpressed by glittering but pointless frippery, so getting on board with the MyBook was easy. Seriously though, what's not to like? It's no-nonsense black, virtually silent, and pretty fast

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    Buffalo Drivestation Duo review

    Buffalo Drivestation Duo review

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    When lack of storage is a problem, instead of wedging the traditional internal drive into your fixed desktop PC, you could get many additional benefits by using an external box loaded with extra capacity

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    Western Digital Passport Portable review

    Western Digital Passport Portable review

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    Western Digital has a good brand name for external storage. We particularly liked its MyBook Pro desktop drives last year. Those drives came with loads of connection options, including speedy FireWire 800 and 400 ports in addition to USB.

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    Western Digital My Book (Essential Edition) review

    Western Digital My Book (Essential Edition) review

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    LaCie's Brick drive (shaped like a large Lego block) showed off theconcept of interlocking, stackable drives a year ago, and now harddrive pioneer Western Digital is getting in on the act with its My Book concept.

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    Western Digital Media Center 250GB review

    Western Digital Media Center 250GB review

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    Building slots for memory cards into a hard drive makes a lot of sense. You can use the single FireWire or USB link to copy your images to iPhoto and make copies on your external hard drive, all at the same time

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    Miglia Dual Disk 500GB review

    Miglia Dual Disk 500GB review

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    For some people, Miglia is the Bang & Olufsen of storage. The company's range of cases and Dual Disk products offers the ultimate in speed and design. The Dual Disk harnesses two 3.5-inch hard drives in a RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration

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    LaCie Big Disk Extreme 500GB review

    LaCie Big Disk Extreme 500GB review

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    Should LaCie ever decide to exit the storage market, the company would surely have a bright future in the armaments industry. The LaCie BigDisk Extreme is built like the proverbial tank

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    Iomega 250GB hard drive review

    Iomega 250GB hard drive review

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    Perhaps not quite as pretty a product as we've come to expect from Iomega, the new triple interface 250GB external hard drive is a very capable performer. The casing will appeal to some people, but it's rather boxy

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    LaCie P2 40GB review

    LaCie P2 40GB review

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    Sparrow's second rule of computing is: "Whatever size of hard drive you buy... it will never be big enough." Now,that's fine and not really a huge problem if you're talking about a desktop computer. You can easily upgrade a desktop hard drive in minutes

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    Western Digital My Book Pro Edition II 1TB review

    Western Digital My Book Pro Edition II 1TB review

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    This is not a breakthrough capacity hard drive; it's an external storage device offering two smaller drives you can configure in mirrored or striped modes, appearing as a monstrous 931GB drive once it has been formatted.

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    LaCie Skwarim Drive review

    LaCie Skwarim Drive review

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    If you're anything like us, you already carry around some sort of storage device with you at all times, either as a flash drive or a portable hard drive. So why not carry something with a little bit of pizzazz to it?

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    LaCie SAFE Biometric Hard Drive 500GB review

    LaCie SAFE Biometric Hard Drive 500GB review

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    Biometric access is a natural fit for an external drive, which is probably the easiest type of storage to steal unless it's locked down. This desktop SAFE drive is a biometric drive that will give up to five users fingerprint access to its data.

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    Evesham External 2.5in HDD 100GB review

    Evesham External 2.5in HDD 100GB review

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    Whenever a need to back up data arises, you can plug an external drive such as this into a spare USB port, and move your data quickly.

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    Western Digital My Book Pro Edition II 1TB review

    Western Digital My Book Pro Edition II 1TB review

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    This is not a breakthrough capacity hard drive; it's an external storage device offering two smaller drives you can configure in mirrored or striped modes. By default the product ships in RAID 0, appearing as a monstrous 931GB drive once formatted

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    MediaMan HVX-3500 review

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    The MediaMan's key feature is that it's a hard drive in a box that can play illegally downloaded video files. (Well, it doesn't support DRM'd downloads from the iTunes or Windows media stores...

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