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Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ 3G

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Data security is an ever increasing concern yet many people consider a thumb drive “secure enough”, at least until it’s lost.  Kingston’s DataTraveler Locker+ G3 offers Password protection, 256-bit AES encryption and requires a re-format on the drive after 10 failed password attempts. Need that crucial data safe but easily accessible Kingston’s DataTraveler Locker+ 3G will provide safe storage and piece of mind.     Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 Face it. Identity theft is a real concern these days, 14% of people over the age of 16 have experienced identity theft. According to CBS 10.7 million cases of identity theft were reported in 2014. (as of July 1st 2014) (*1). Data security concerns are at an all time high.  Ever lost a Flash drive?  The need for secure data storage and protection is stronger than it has ever been.  Kingston’s DataTraveler Locker+ G3 effectively and securely addresses data and identity loss ... Read More »

StarTech Thunderbolt Dual SSD Enclosure S252SMTB3

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Even though it is popular to use a network attached storage sometimes it is nice to have storage closer to the computer, for example for Timemachine backup on a Mac or just as a way to add more storage space on a laptop with a small SSD. The Startech enclosure we are reviewing today, the StarTech Thunderbolt Dual SSD Enclosure S252SMTB3,  comes with a Thunderbolt interface that not only lets you daisy-chain it with several other peripherals but also offers a lot of bandwidth making it a perfect option for increasing the storage space on a Mac Book Air or other computer with little initial storage. After testing it turns out that it performs just as well as expected with just a few minor complaints. Read on to find out more. Specifications and Features Hardware Interface Thunderbolt Bus Type Thunderbolt Number of Drives 2 Drive Size 2.5in Compatible Drive Types ... Read More »

Synology Expands the Plus Series with DiskStation 1515+ and 1815+

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As some may know we are very fond of the Synology series of NAS-storage here at Bjorn3D.com. In fact I have several Synology-NAS-units working together in various places handling backups, media storage and other tasks. Synology now have expanded their Plus series of high.end NAS-units with the DiskStation 1515+ and 1815+. Both these new NAS-units are based on the new Intel Atom plattform. They feature a C2000 family Quad-Core Intel Atom running at 2.4 GHz which has support for Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) encryption and they also come with support for up to 6 GB of memory which will help performance. These are quite large NAS-units with support for 5 or 8 drives so they are mainly aimed at smaller business or advanced home users (like me) which can benefit from faster encryption performance and better performance for virtualization. As expected they both come with Gigabit LAN ports which ... Read More »

Thecus confirms 5TB support for Thecus NAS

I’m not sure why but it seems that you never can have too much space in your NAS. Seagate is coming out with a 5 TB drive, the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5” 5TB HDD, and today Thecus is confirming that their NAS-units will be able to handle these new huge drives.  We are sure that more companies will confirm compatibility soon.  April 29, 2014, Milpitas California – Network attached storage expertThecus is pleased to announce that the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5” 5TB HDD is confirmed compatible with the entire Thecus NAS line. Early hands-on access to these high-capacity HDDs was made possible through Thecus’s continued close relationship with Seagate.With their 5TB breakthrough, Seagate Enterprise Capacity drives are among the highest-capacity drives available for enterprise-class purposes. And with enhanced efficiency thanks to PowerChoice™ host-selectable power options and robust performance coming from dual processors and ramp load technologies, the 35% average sustained increase of throughput over previous generations ... Read More »

Seagate Wireless Plus External Storage

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Back in January 2012 we reviewed the Seagate GoFlex Satellite, a 500 GB external hard drive that allowed users to connect to it wirelessly and then stream music, images and video to connected mobile devices. This time we are testing the latest version of the drive, the Seagate Wireless Plus, which not only comes with double the storage but also has a faster internal hard drive and updated software. No related posts. Read More »

OCZ Vector 256GB

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The latest Vector from OCZ uses the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller paired with OCZ’s own branded NAND and the firmware. This marked the first drive from OCZ with all in-house construction. How does the drive fare against other SSDs on the market? We take the 256GB version out for a spin. Let’s find out. No related posts. Read More »

OCZ Agility 4 256GB SSD

SSD’s are growing ever more popular, and we’ve reviewed a lot of them by now. Today we’re checking out the 256GB version of OCZ’s newest addition to the SSD lineup: the OCZ Agility 4. No related posts. Read More »

Kingston Wi-Drive 64GB

Earlier this year, we released a review of the Kingston Wi-Drive. Since then, Kingston has made a few changes to the Wi-Drive, including adding support for a wireless browser, and even greater capability. Check out exactly how well the new Wi-Drive performs! No related posts. Read More »

QNAP TS-219P II

The TS-219P II is the latest NAS from QNAP, featuring a speed bump in the processor and a bunch of new features. We took a closer look at its new features such as QMobile, MyCloudNAS, and tested the unit to see well it performs. No related posts. Read More »

QNAP TS-259 Pro

The QNAP TS-259 Pro is one of the best NAS we have tested, due to its use of the Intel Atom processor. The low power consumption, great features, and excellent performance make this one of the best 2-bay NAS units on the market. No related posts. Read More »

QNAP TS-439 Pro

QNAP TS-439 Pro is a 4-bay NAS that is designed with a plenty of features yet it does not cost you an arm and leg. We compare it against the more expensive TS-809 Pro to see how much performance difference between the two units. No related posts. Read More »

QNAP TS-809 Pro

QNAP TS-809 Pro is a NAS packed with features. It is bundled with 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB DDR2, Dual Gigabit LAN, and five USB 2.0 ports. Up to eight hard drives can be used for RAID 0/1/5/6/5+spare, and JBOD. It offers excellent performance at fraction of power consumption. No related posts. Read More »

Synology DS209, Budget Alternative to DS209+

Synology has recently launched a budget version of their flagship DiskStation DS209+ at whopping $200 cheaper in the price. Today, we are going to put it against its older brother and see how much performance hit would you expect by saving $200. No related posts. Read More »

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