Over the past couple of years, hard drive docks have become increasingly common in the marketplace because of their versatility and ease of use, especially for those working in IT departments where it’s simply not efficient to have to deal with opening and closing computer cases simply to add and remove hard drives. A couple months back, we reviewed the Ineo I-NA321U+ USB 3.0 drive dock, which is a fantastic drive dock; however, those who need to take full advantage of the performance from an SSD will find that current implementations of USB 3.0 simply aren’t able to meet the level of performance SSDs currently offer. Fortunately for those who might [...]
Several months ago, I reviewed the Ineo I-NA320U Plus which is a top notch single bay USB 3.0 hard drive docking station that’s easy to setup, has great performance, and looks fantastic as well. Today, I’ll be reviewing a new hard drive docking station from the guys over at Ineo, the I-NA321U+ Dual Bay Docking Station.
While the beautiful brushed aluminum styling is very similar between the Ineo I-NA320U Plus and the I-NA321U+, the I-NA321U+ contains a couple additional features. Most notably, the I-NA321U+ is a dual bay docking station, capable of simultaneously writing and copying from both bays. Additionally, as an [...]
We all spend tons of money and tons of time shooting the perfect pictures, making those perfect videos, and writing the perfect term papers, but most of us don’t have a backup plan just in case that hard drive starts clicking. Most hard drives on the market today have a typical lifespan of 3-5 years and with drive capacities hitting sky-high limits these days it’s fairly easy to lose years and years of your hard work in a single drive failure.
Luckily, there are solutions out there, and one of the more popular solutions these days are NAS units, or Network Attached Storage units. Most NAS units are basically lower powered computers [...]
A couple years ago I worked as a computer tech for a large university here in California and for the most part, all of the school’s websites were hosted on servers operated in house. This meant that there would be a lot of very sensitive data on both the servers as well as the backups. While each server was locked in its own little cage and bolted to the ground, backups weren’t stored on additional backup servers. Instead, they were stored on physical hard drives. Yeah, additional servers would’ve been better, but given school IT budgets these days, running more expensive servers wasn’t really an option. So, how were those [...]