Synology is a company well known for their excellent, easy to use NAS systems, and several years ago they decided to enter the router market with the Synology Router RT1900ac which combined their expertise in producing quality, intuitive, easy to use operating systems with a high performance router solution. While we didn’t get a chance to review the RT1900ac at the time, it was very well received by customers and press, which is why when Synology announced the Router RT2600ac, we absolutely had to check it out.Specifications Manufacturer Synology Model RT2600ac Processor Qualcomm IPQ 8065 Dual Core 1.7GHz Memory 512MB [...]
With ever increasing game install sizes, those who own large game libraries on their Xbox One increasingly find themselves lacking the storage space to install new games. One quick way to fix that issue is by using an external hard drive such as Seagate’s Game Drive. Another issue with the Xbox One is that games often load slowly as Microsoft has decided to equip them with traditional hard drives (HDDs) rather than newer and faster solid state drives (SSDs). However, Seagate is hoping to change that with their new Game Drive for Xbox SSD.
Designed with the Xbox theme in mind, the Game Drive for Xbox SSD is an external SSD which will give Xbox One gamers not [...]
With Microsoft’s New Xbox One S pre-orders now available and the new Gears of War 4 coming this October, Seagate is trying to get in early on the action with an all new Seagate Game Drive for Xbox, Gears of War 4 Special Edition 2TB Portable Drive.
Despite the fancy name, the Seagate Game Drive for Xbox, Gears of War 4 Special Edition 2TB Portable Drive is basically a 2TB bus powered external hard drive, which will allow you to store roughly 50 additional games depending on the type of games you install. It’ll also get a slick new paint job designed in collaboration with Microsoft and The Coalition, which will complement all the Gear of War 4 licensed [...]
Let’s face it. External hard drives kind of suck. They’re slow, they’re heavy (even the portable ones), and one drop no matter how minor may result in complete data loss. It’s a reality of life that most of us have dealt with at least once or twice in our lives. While it’s a consolation that flash drives are available to store your data instead, most flash drives these days cap out at 128GB or 256GB with only a few, really expensive drives capable of storing 512GB or more. Even then, performance isn’t usually all that great since most flash drives use slow flash drive controllers and bottom of the [...]
Though cloud storage’s getting a lot of buzz, there’s really no simpler or faster way to transfer data from point A to B than a portable, external drive. For digital artists, video editors, and enthusiasts alike, portable hard drives and flash drives have become the most convenient way to backup or transfer data at a low cost.
While portable storage has allowed us to easily backup or transfer our data, the increase in storage capacities also means we’re now travelling with a lot more of our previous data than ever before. Despite this, we’ve seen far too many folks with their life and soul on a single fragile [...]
Last week we reviewed the Transcend StoreJet 25A3 1TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive and while hard drives are great from a cost per gigabyte standpoint, they’re still miles behind SSDs when it comes to performance. With the now widely adopted USB 3.0 interface standard along with its 5 Gbps theoretical maximum bandwidth, the USB interface is finally capable of better meeting the level of performance that’s available through SSD technology.
Today we’ll be doing a review on the ADATA DashDrive Elite SE720 128GB. The DashDrive Elite SE720 128GB is a USB 3.0, bus powered portable SSD that, unlike [...]
I’ll be honest here. We have a love affair with solid state drives here at Custom PC Review, and as SSDs have become higher capacity and more price competitive with traditional hard drives, we’ve started to see increasing demand for external SSDs, especially from those who’ve been exposed to the benefits of SSD technology in their main desktops or notebooks.
However, let’s not forget about external, portable spinning hard-drives. Having survived the days of the dreadfully slow USB 2.0 standard with its crippling performance, USB 3.0 hard-drives are finally able to take full advantage of the spinning hard [...]
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Over the past decade, portable hard drive capacities have gotten larger and larger prompting us to store more of our important data onto these large backup drives yet hard drive durability has remained pretty much unchanged. Many times a single accidental drop can cause complete data loss, which is a big issue especially for those of us who tend to throw around these portable hard drives and use them in situations where drops may occur.
This is why today we’ll be reviewing the Transcend StoreJet 25m3 1TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive. The StoreJet 25M3 is a portable hard drive from Transcend’s ruggedized line of portable hard [...]
WD®, a subsidiary of Western Digital Corp., today introduced its newest version of My Passport® line of portable hard drives for PC and Mac with the debut of My Passport Edge™. The My Passport Edge and My Passport Edge for Mac® feature 500 GB of storage and a USB 3.0 interface for fast read/write speeds to help consumers effectively manage, share and enjoy digital content everywhere they go. Its sleek, ultra-slim design makes transport easy and convenient while a variety of security features protects the drive’s content [...]