We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: hard-drive storage is one of the most important components of any computer. We have some suggestions for hard drives that will fit most of your everyday needs. First, let’s start with what you’re going to do with a storage device, because it makes a difference regarding how much and what sort of drive you may need, or the kind of storage that would be most beneficial to you.
Portable hard drives come and go. Some add a new twist, new interfaces, new styles. But Sony has always tried to stay ahead of the game, whether it’s with a new design or a new feature. They’ve done it again with a new portable lineup that includes two new compact hard drives and a very fast solid-state drive.
The G-DOCK ev® with Thunderbolt is a robust, hot-swappable dual-bay storage system designed with the flexibility to accommodate unique workflows. The G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt is the hub of the system, which ships with two removable 1TB G-DRIVE ev hard drives.
In the past 15 years, everything about the process of recording and distributing music has changed. The major labels have toppled from their pedestals, and with them have fallen their high temples—recording studios. 21st- Century recordings take place in bedrooms, basements, rehearsal spaces, and out on the road.
While most photographers will concentrate on shooting the event they’ve been hired for, it can be beneficial to have a computer and other equipment on hand to back up your photos, squeeze in some editing and even make a quick slideshow that can be shown at the event.
Physical wedding albums are an important keepsake for most couples. However, today’s newlyweds are increasingly using tablet computers and other digital media to keep an electronic photo album of their big day, and likewise, most wedding photographers have incorporated digital services into their offerings.
Sometimes, it seems as if there’s never enough space for your files. As the need for higher-definition audio and video files increases and users become better acquainted with handling these files, you’ll soon find that your computer’s 1TB hard drive is quickly becoming too small.
Unless you’re feeling nostalgic about the printing press, going digital is definitely the more convenient and cost-efficient way to share data in your small or mid-sized business. Having a network storage array with an Internet connection will allow everyone in your business to quickly access the data stored.
Have you ever tried moving a large 20GB file from one computer to another without a network-attached storage drive? It’s a painful, slow process with a substantial chance of failure. Also, seeing a Windows or Mac computer progress bar estimate that it’s going to take a little over a year to finish the data transfer doesn’t exactly help.
The Mercury Elite Pro 1-Bay Storage Kit from OWC, also known as Other World Computing, offers the practicality of an external hard drive with the freedom of installing an internal hard drive of your choice. Featuring an Oxford 944 and Oxford 3100 chipset for eSATA, FireWire and USB, the Mercury Elite Pro achieves impressive data transfer rates.
Last year at CES, it was all about the Ultrabook. Ultrathin and ultraportable but yet still powerful enough to be used as a capable computer, the Ultrabook was everything people wanted in a notebook. Now it seems that CES 2013 was all about the mobile all-in-one computer.
Whether it’s Gray Thursday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Begrudgingly-Back-to-Regular-Retail-Prices Tuesday, purchasing a computer can be quite daunting. Chances are, the notebook and desktop computers on sale are prebuilt and have limited flexibility when it comes to specs.
Remember when Mac computers only had USB 2.0 ports? Well, now that the 2012 MacBook Air and Pro models include USB 3.0 ports, your choice is no longer limited to just USB 2.0 or Thunderbolt external hard drives, which usually have a huge disparity in terms of storage space and price.
If there’s one thing you should know about Thunderbolt connectivity, it’s this: Thunderbolt transfers data fast. Very fast. 10Gbps fast. Twice that of USB 3.0’s 5Gbps speed. If you’re looking for an external hard drive that can transfer data at those speeds via dual Thunderbolt ports, includes RAID support and provides up to 2TB of storage space, the Western Digital 2TB My Book VelociRaptor Duo Thunderbolt Desktop Hard Drive delivers.
The Western Digital 2TB My Passport is a compact and portable hard drive that features USB 3.0 connectivity for fast data transfer and bus powering, which means that it doesn’t require a separate power cable in order to operate. It’s compatible with Mac and PC computers (reformatting is required for use with a Mac), and its USB 3.0 jack is backward compatible with any USB 2.0 port.