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Western Digital Caviar SE 2500JS HDD - SATA vs. SATA-II

Western Digital Caviar SE 2500JS HDD - SATA vs. SATA-II

Today we're taking a look at one of Western Digital's latest hard drives to hit the market. The WD2500JS is a 250GB hard drive with a 7,200RPM spindle motor which supports the new SATA-II interface allowing for a theoretical maximum 300MB/s transfer speeds. Read on as take a close look at the drive and compare it against a high-performing SATA-150 drive to find out the performance differences between SATA and SATA-II. | Oct 2, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

Portable Storage from Seagate - 5GB Pocket Size and 400GB External

Portable Storage from Seagate - 5GB Pocket Size and 400GB External

Seagate has decided to get in on the action with products catering for users with portable storage needs. Over the past few years we've seen the influx of portable storage devices such as pen drives which many of couldn't do without in our day to day lives. Who doesn't want 1 and 0's in their pocket for convenience? Read on as we take a close look at both products and then put them through their paces and see just how they perform. | Jun 23, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

Vantec NexStar 3 USB External HDD Enclosure Review

Vantec NexStar 3 USB External HDD Enclosure Review

The NexStar 3 unit being tested today by Vantec is in its third formal revision and is designed for a standard hard drive. With upgrades being what they are nowadays, it isn't too far-fetched to have at least one spare drive sitting on a shelf taking up space. This product is designed to put that drive back into use by adding it as an external unit. Let's take a closer look! | May 11, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

The big mean fish - Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 HDD

The big mean fish - Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 HDD

Seagate has just launched their brand new Barracuda 7200.8 hard disk drive for the consumer desktop market which promises to offer blazing fast performance. In this review of the new drive we compare the new 7200.8 against the older generation Barracuda 7200.7 as well as the Western Digital Raptor. In the wild you wouldn't expect a Raptor to be scared of a Barracuda but the food chain just might have made a bit of a change in favour of the big mean tropical fish. | Apr 5, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

Dual Layer DVD Shootout - ASUS vs. Gigabyte 16x Recorders

Dual Layer DVD Shootout - ASUS vs. Gigabyte 16x Recorders

Today we step aside from the usual motherboard or processor review and take a look at two of the latest DVD burners to emerge from two large Taiwanese companies, ASUS and Gigabyte. Both drives support DVD burning at 16x and both support Dual Layer burning. If you're on the market for a new DVD burner, one of these might be what you're looking for. | Mar 28, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST

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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 11:00 pm CST

Highpoint e.SATA Kit v3.0 - External SATA Storage

Highpoint e.SATA Kit v3.0 - External SATA Storage

Last month we checked out Highpoint's e.SATA v2.0 external storage kit. Today we have the latest e.SATA Kit in from the folks from Highpoint in Taiwan which sports true support for Serial ATA drives and increased performance over the older version. If external storage interests you, don't miss reading about this product. | Dec 8, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

Highpoint e.SATA Kit V2.0 Review

Highpoint e.SATA Kit V2.0 Review

Serial ATA drives are great. They are quick, use thin cables and don't break the bank account in the process. Though what happens if you want to run drives external to your case? You turn to Highpoint with their e.SATA Kit V.2.0, of course! | Nov 5, 2003 at 11:00 pm CST

X-Micro APEX USB Flash Stick Review

X-Micro APEX USB Flash Stick Review

We've been seeing these pocket drives around for a while now, but do they really work? And even more important, are they easy enough to use to make them convenient? To find out, come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the X-Micro APEX USB Flash Stick. We'll give it a test run and try to answer these very questions! | May 30, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT

OptoRite 48/16/48 CD-RW Burner Review

OptoRite 48/16/48 CD-RW Burner Review

High speed CD-RW burners are becoming increasingly more affordable each day as they gain in popularity. Follow Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes a look at a 48/16/48 speed burner from OptoRite. You can pick one of these kits up for $100 US, but does it actually work well and most importantly, at its marked speeds? Read on and find out - It might just make the perfect Christmas gift for the geek in your family! | Dec 14, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

Liteon 52/24/52 - The Fastest CD-RW Burner in the World

Liteon 52/24/52 - The Fastest CD-RW Burner in the World

Over the last few years CD burners have increased in popularity immensely and are slowly being pushed to replace the humble floppy disk drive. Today Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot takes a look at Liteon's 52/25/52 burner which the Taiwanese company claim is the "The Fastest CD-RW Burner in the World" today. Is this true? Read on and find out! | Dec 2, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

New Motion Combo Firewire & USB Converter Unit Review

New Motion Combo Firewire & USB Converter Unit Review

High-speed CD-RW drive, CHECK. DVD drive, CHECK. Two speedy hard drives for unheard of storage space, CHECK. Brand new DVD-RW drive... whoops. More and more people are falling victim to the problem of no more IDE ports for peripherals. Too many new products are hitting the shelves that need these valuable resources, but most motherboards are limited to four devices. Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes a look at the New Motion Combo Converter Device. It tackles this very problem by utilizing your system's USB or Firewire ports. Let's see if it can tackle the demanding needs of a Power User! | Oct 15, 2002 at 11:00 pm CDT

IOSS RD3XP Gladiator Super Shielded ATA133 Cables Review

IOSS RD3XP Gladiator Super Shielded ATA133 Cables Review

What would you say if I were to tell you of a set of rounded ATA cables that will reportedly give you faster data rates? Think I'm crazy? Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at a set of IOSS RD3XP Rounded Cables. They claim to be able to do exactly this and it is time to find out if they can really live up to such a claim! | Sep 10, 2002 at 11:00 pm CDT

TDK veloCD 48x16x48 CD-RW Review

TDK veloCD 48x16x48 CD-RW Review

While CD drives have become rather stagnant as far as speeds are concerned, the CD-R/RW market is still gaining speeds faster than one can keep up with. Join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he takes a look at the newest offering from TDK; namely the veloCD 48x16x48. With blistering speeds and some very nice additional features, it may be the drive to beat in the near future. Come see what makes it so special! | Aug 31, 2002 at 11:00 pm CDT

Seagate Cheetah 36ES SCSI Hard Disk Review

Seagate Cheetah 36ES SCSI Hard Disk Review

Seagate has been one of the top makers of SCSI drives for some time now. But with the high entry fee, can these drives be of any real use for us? Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes a look at the Seagate Cheetah 36ES SCSI Hard Drive. There's only one way to find out how well it really performs, and that's to throw it into the grinder and see how it handles the load. | Apr 4, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

VIP Power Mobile Rack Review

VIP Power Mobile Rack Review

Removable storage. It's something you either depend on greatly on a daily basis for work or something you've never heard of or bothered using in the past. Follow Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot as he takes a look at one of these mobile racks and why he considers it one of the most useful products ever invented for the PC. | Feb 16, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

IBM GXP Problems: The Truth Exposed and Possible Fixes

IBM GXP Problems: The Truth Exposed and Possible Fixes

For months now users of IBM manufactured hard disk drives based on the Deskstar 60GXP and 75GXP models have been experiencing substantial frequent fail rates and data loss - Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot recently fell victim himself and suggsts what the problem may be, and possible solutions! | Feb 11, 2002 at 11:00 pm CST

IBM 40GB 60GXP

IBM 40GB 60GXP

IBM 40GB 60GXP | Jul 10, 2001 at 11:00 pm CDT

Kenwood 72x True-X

Kenwood 72x True-X

Kenwood 72x True-X | Jul 9, 2001 at 11:00 pm CDT

Pioneer 16x DVD

Pioneer 16x DVD

Pioneer 16x DVD | Jul 9, 2001 at 11:00 pm CDT

Seagate U-Series 6 80GB

Seagate U-Series 6 80GB

Seagate has been around for a long time as a maker of hard drives. They have had their ups and downs comparatively against other companies, but overall have made a quality product for those looking for either performance drives or a more budget oriented unit. Seagate makes both, but they have just recently released a new drive in their budget U-Series, and TweakTown has the privilege of being one of the first sites to take a look at this behemoth. | Jul 1, 2001 at 11:00 pm CDT