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Mobile HDD Cache Comparison

In an effort to gain a larger mobile penguin presence we have numerous notebook related articles under works and our first to deliver is a mobile cache comparison examining the benefits of an increased ATA-6 cache size, which is one of the ways to seek an increased performance over a HDD speed increase with the downfalls of that being an excessive amount of heat along with being noisy and wearing down the battery life. Just how well does the standard 8MB compare to 16MB on the Pentium M front?
18 December 2005

ATP ToughDrive 1GB

Two of the main contenders we have come across when it comes to flash/thumb drives has been the blazing fast OCZ Rally, which has continually taken first in our speed and write tests, and Corsair's Flash Voyager series that takes a close second in all of our benchmarks except its durability is utterly impressive. What we have our hands on today is ATP's USB ToughDrive that offers a 1GB capacity while coming cased in a durable rubber housing but will it be able to compete with Corsair's and OCZ's finest?
14 December 2005

Corsair Flash Voyager 4GB

Two months back we had looked at the OCZ Rally 2GB, which offered blazing fast speeds with its dual channel technology. At hand today we have Corsair's recently released 4GB Flash Voyager but just how is this new model able to compete with the OCZ Rally as well as other popular flash media devices?
2 December 2005

Enermax Laureate (EB205U-S)

The Laureate 2.5" from Enermax Maxpoint is made of high quality aluminum to maximize the heat dissipation as well as keeping to a diminutive weight. Not only is this enclosure made of the quality we have come to expect from Enermax but also the device is also water-resistant and shockproof with its neoprene travel bag.
1 December 2005

ATP 150X ProMax 1GB SD

With digital camera technology increasing ever so fast, where it is no longer uncommon to have at least five mega-pixels, and some digital SLR models going beyond ten mega-pixels, storage capacity often becomes a great concern when dealing with such high-quality imagery. Whether your into high-end photography or are just looking to take a great deal of photographs, with us today we have the 150X ProMax 1GB Secure Digital card from ATP Electronics.
8 October 2005

OCZ Rally 2GB Flash Drive

Over the past couple of months, we've heard numerous rumors and reports of OCZ Technology venturing into other PC enthusiast areas such as water cooling and flash memory. With this said, today we have one of OCZ's recently released flash drives. Shipping with the 512MB, 1GB, and 2GB 'Rally' flash drives is dual channel technology we've never seen previously implemented into flash memory, and this technology does indeed offer blazing fast read/write speeds.
27 September 2005

Transcend 1GB JetFlash 110

Measuring in at 64 x 21 x 10mm while having a storage capacity of 1GB, the Transcend JetFlash 110 is one of the smallest flash drives we have yet to see. Although this unit may be small, is it fast? You'll need to read the review to find out for yourself as we pair it against four other top-of-the-line thumb drives for our usual read and write testing.
21 June 2005

Ultra Mini Portable HDD Enclosure

Ultra Products, known for their very sharp looking power supplies, has recently started to branch out and offer different types of products such as MP3 players, computer modding accessories, and system memory. In this review, we'll be reviewing their Mini Portable Hard Drive Enclosure 3.5".
12 April 2005

Corsair 512MB Flash Voyager

Corsair, the manufacturers of the XMS high performance DDR and DDR2 memory lines, and the soon to be released XMS XPERT, have been manufacturing a line of flash memory that has been getting a lot of attention lately, the Flash Voyager. In this review today, we will be trying out the Corsair 512MB Flash Voyager thumb drive.
24 January 2005

BYTECC Hotdrive HD-201U2

There have been several times, that for both business and personal uses, we wish there would have been a device as portable as a thumb drive, while offering the storage capacity of an IDE hard drive. The device in this review is a 2.5" IDE hard drive enclosure, which not only includes the enclosure but a leather wallet for housing the unit and a noise-dampening patch.
3 January 2005

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