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Vantec NexStar 2 5.25inch External Drive Enclosure Review

Vantec NexStar 2 5.25inch External Drive Enclosure Review

Looking to make use of that extra optical drive sitting on the shelf? Enter Vantec once again with a means to do just that. This version of the NexStar 2 is for use with standard 5.25" optical devices. With both USB and Firewire interface compatibility, Vantec is claiming you won't have to worry about configuration at all. | Nov 20, 2004 11:00 pm CST

PCI-X Serial ATA RAID - Highpoint RocketRAID 1820A Review

PCI-X Serial ATA RAID - Highpoint RocketRAID 1820A Review

For those who thought the high-end SATA RAID arrays were only for the corporate types, think again. Today, Cameron Johnson takes a hard look at the Highpoint RocketRAID 1820A, a means to bring monster arrays to your desktop. Who said only the big boys could play this game? | Oct 21, 2004 11:00 pm CDT

Vantec NexStar 2 External HDD Enclosure Review

Vantec NexStar 2 External HDD Enclosure Review

Not too long ago we took a look at the original NexStar HDD Enclosure. While it had a few quirks, it did manage to provide a workable means of using that old hard drive in an external manner and even did well as far as data transfer rates go. We'll take a look at the performance of the new model, but we'll also look hard to see if the problems of the past have been addressed in the present! | Sep 28, 2004 11:00 pm CDT

VisionTek Xtreme2 1GB USB GO Drive Review

VisionTek Xtreme2 1GB USB GO Drive Review

Pen drives, pocket drives, Flash sticks, thumb drives... we've heard many different names for this type product but it all boils down to one thing; convenient storage. Mike has checked in with a look at the VisionTek Xtreme2 1GB USB GO Drive today. It offers impressive USB 2.0 performance over other similar drivers. How impressive? Read on and find out! | Sep 4, 2004 11:00 pm CDT

Lite-On's new DVD Burners - Burning at 12x and with Dual Layers

Lite-On's new DVD Burners - Burning at 12x and with Dual Layers

Today we have taken two of Lite-On's newest DVD burners for a spin. Shane has checked in with a look at the 1213S model which offers 12X DVD burning as well as the 832S model which offers Dual Layer burning for increased capacity. | Jul 31, 2004 11:00 pm CDT

Vantec NexStar External 3.5inch Hard Drive Enclosure Review

Vantec NexStar External 3.5inch Hard Drive Enclosure Review

Last week we checked out the Thermaltake SilverRiver 3.5" External HDD Enclosure which offered good performance and features but skipped the inclusion of Firewire support. Today Mike has checked out the Vantec NexStar External 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure which offers both USB 2.0 and Firewire support. How does USB 2.0 and Firewire compare? Read on and find out! | Jul 31, 2004 11:00 pm CDT

Thermaltake SilverRiver 3.5inch External HDD Enclosure Review

Thermaltake SilverRiver 3.5inch External HDD Enclosure Review

Thermaltake have been in the game of supplying computer cooling products to the world for the best part of 5 years. Recently they've began thinking outside the square which is evident with the release of their SilverRiver 3.5" External HDD Enclosure. Mike checks out the USB 2.0 device and compares performance against an internal HDD on the IDE channel. | Jul 25, 2004 11:00 pm CDT

Serial ATA RAID Controllers - Promise, Silicon Image, Highpoint and nVidia

Serial ATA RAID Controllers - Promise, Silicon Image, Highpoint and nVidia

In our latest article we compare the Serial ATA RAID performance of controllers from Promise, Silicon Image, Highpoint and nVidia. We compare both 32-bit PCI based solutions as well as nVidia's new native nForce 3 250 solution on two revision 2.0 Western Digital Raptor hard drives in RAID 0. | May 6, 2004 11:00 pm CDT

Western Digital Raptor WD740GD Hard Drive Review

Western Digital Raptor WD740GD Hard Drive Review

Today we are playing host to Western Digital's Raptor WD740GD 74.8GB Hard Drive which includes an impressive list of features such as 10,000 RPM, SATA connectivity and Command Tag Queuing and it is the fastest consumer level Hard Drive we've tested. We compare it against two Seagate 7,200 RPM PATA and SATA drives. | Mar 8, 2004 11:00 pm CST

Serial ATA Explained - What's the big deal?

Serial ATA Explained - What's the big deal?

Today we begin our investigation into the relatively new and future orientated Serial ATA interface for our personal computing storage needs and discuss the benefits, as well as disadvantages, compared to the aging Parallel ATA standard which we've been using for around 15 years now. | Jan 14, 2004 11:00 pm CST